Author: Alyssa Burgess

Money-Saver Tip: Renting Disney Vacation Club Points

We’ve already covered the ins-and-outs of renting Disney Vacation Club points in a previous post but I wanted to take the time to really highlight the pros (there are some majorly frugal pros!) and the cons of renting Disney Vacation Club points.

First of all, I want to make a shout-out to for always making our DVC rental process easy and stress-free.  We’ve used for the last half-a-dozen trips we’ve made in the last couple years, and have not had one hiccup or issue with our reservations.  I have to give the disclaimer that obviously your results may very, as I can only speak for my personal experiences, but so far we have been pleasantly surprised with how easy and stress free our experiences have been.

As with most people, the idea of renting DVC points initially made me nervous.  What if they screw up your reservations?  What if they get your name wrong??  We just drove 10 hours, what if we can’t get into ourroom?!  All these fears were quelled as we took a leap of faith and decided to try it out in 2016 when we rented DVC points to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge.  Since then, we have chosen this option on multiple trips, giving us the opportunity to stay at AKL and various other deluxe resorts for the fraction of the price you would pay if you booked directly through Disney.

With any good thing, there’s always a down-side to consider.  What I’ve tried to do with this post is to break down the pros and cons of renting DVC points, that way you can determine whether or not it’s a good option for your next family vacation.

Here we go!

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Review (A First-Timer’s Experience)

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (A First-Timers Experience)

I know there are probably a thousand different reviews for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, but I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring as this was not only my first Very Merry Christmas Party, but it was also my first ever Disney World party experience.  I haven’t been to any of the Disney parties (no dessert parties, no Halloween parties, nothing!  I must literally live under a rock!) so getting to experience Mickey’s Christmas party as my first ever party experience was phenomenal.

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