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Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Disney Vacation Club

Melody Vagnini

by , Public Relations Director for Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions

Can you believe this year marks the 30th anniversary of Disney Vacation Club? Today, we are officially kicking off our year-long celebration by revealing an exciting lineup of made-for-Member activities and benefits, as well a special performance for all Disney Parks Blog readers. Here’s a look at some of the offerings in store!

Join host Ryan March (Disney Files Magazine) for “We Go On,” a streaming musical event produced especially for Disney Vacation Club Members. This celebration of Membership Magic at home features uplifting entertainment, with inspirational performances by stage and screen star Keala Settle (known for her breakout role in “The Greatest Showman”) and the EPCOT fan-favorite a cappella group, the Voices of LibertyYou might just spot some other familiar faces with special talents to share! Members should check their email for a video link to view the full-length musical production.

But, of course, we want to give all of our Disney Parks Blog readers a glimpse at this one-of-a-kind show. In this powerful moment, Keala Settle joins Ryan to share the special meaning behind the song “it’s a small world” before performing an emotional rendition of this Disney classic.

Celebrate in style with customizable Disney Vacation Club 30th Anniversary merchandise, available now at shopdisney.com/membermarketplace.

We’re pleased to share that the popular Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge, overlooking EPCOT in the park’s Imagination! pavilion, will remain open through 2021. Available for Members with paid admission to EPCOT, the lounge is currently available from noon to 7 p.m. daily. Starting Jan. 31, the hours will adjust to 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge offers a convenient and comfortable place to recharge while visiting the theme park, with casual seating, complimentary beverages, device-charging stations and Wi-Fi.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary, Members are invited to take part in a brand-new scavenger hunt across Walt Disney World Resort. In this interactive and informative selfie-collecting quest, Disney Vacation Club Members will discover thematic insights and Disney details that are woven into the storytelling of each of the parks. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the trivia that participants will learn … did you know all of these? 

Theme Park admission is not part of the ownership interest and is sold separately.

Participants will conclude their scavenger hunt experience with some new Disney trivia up their sleeve and a commemorative Disney Vacation Club 30th Anniversary button to reward their eagle eye and selfie-taking skills! There are four buttons available, one for each of the parks.  

Scenic Selfies begins on Feb. 16. To get started, bring your smart device and visit the designated Disney Vacation Club kiosk in each park: Magic Kingdom Park (Tomorrowland), EPCOT (alongside the Canada pavilion), Disney’s Hollywood Studios (before the entrance to Toy Story Land) and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (Asia).


Here’s a snapshot at some of the Disney Vacation Club Member benefits planned for 2021: 

  • Disney Vacation Club Members now have more flexibility to save for dream vacations with Adventures by Disney as part of the Disney Collection. Eligible Members can combine Deposited, Banked, Borrowed and current Use Year Points across four years to enjoy access to unforgettable Adventures by Disney experiences. Terms apply. 
  • Eligible Members have regular access to multiple benefits at Walt Disney World Golf, including 15% discounts on rounds of golf whenever they play. Additionally, Members can take advantage of a special Golf Membership program. 
  • Disney Vacation Members looking for a road trip destination, an island getaway or even a bucket-list river cruise can use the exchange network to explore thousands of vacation locations around the world. Through 2021, Members can continue to enjoy the waived transaction fees for new exchange reservations.
  • Members can show their blue Disney Vacation Club ID card to save up to 20% on select merchandise and up to 10% at select dining locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort.

To learn more, visit disneyvacationclub.com.

And finally, we want to hear from you! Celebrate your Disney Vacation Club Membership by sharing your Home Resort and “Member Since” date in the comments below!  

Some elements mentioned are part of Membership Extras, which is an incidental benefit – these offers are subject to availability, change or termination and may require a fee. Membership Extras are only available with eligible ownership interests. Visit  http://disneyvacationclub.com/memextraspolicy for more information. Exchange privileges through RCI – destinations are subject to change without notice.

This promotional material is being used for the purpose of soliciting sales of timeshare interests. 


  • Hawaii DVC Member
    Poly – 2015
    Copper Creek – 2018
    ❤️ DVC

  • BLT since their first year in 2009! We live in Los Angeles but alternate trips to WDW and Aulani every year! Best decision ever!!

  • Boardwalk-1997
    Hilton Head-1998

  • Animal Kingdom Kidani since 2012
    Boulder Ridge Wilderness Lodge since 2013
    Riviera since 2019

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge Kadani since 2012
    Boulder Ridge Wilderness Lodge since 2013
    Riviera since 2019

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge since Jan 2009 🤎

  • BWV since 99, BLT since 2007; AKL since 2017 and HHI SINCE 2001, love our membership ❤️

  • Saratoga springs Resort ~ members since 2008 ❤️

  • Wilderness Lodge Member Since 2001

  • Very happy members since 2013 – Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani

  • Boardwalk – 2000, Home !

  • Saratoga Springs is our home since 2004. We have loved every minute of being members! Our kids were young when we joined. They they are grown and my husband & I get to travel more.

  • The Villas at The Wilderness Lodge (now Boulder Ridge) – 2002❤️

  • Grand Floridian since 2014.
    Looking forward to be able to get Annual passes again!

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge since 2008

  • Boardwalk since 1999

  • MA DVC owners 2009 at BLT

  • Saratoga Springs since 2003 ❤️

  • 2007 Saratoga Springs and Bay Lake Tower

  • I didn’t realise there was ever a chance the Epcot lounge WOULDN’T be open in 2021, does that mean it’s going away in 2022?

  • 2016 Poly and Copper Creek

  • Beach Club Villas since 2002 ❤️ our home away from home.

  • Polynesian 2017

  • Aulani member since March 2019🥰

  • Copper Creek – 2018

  • Copper Creek since 2018

  • Old Key West 2015

  • Saratoga Springs Resort member since Jan 2018

  • Saratoga Springs 2006
    Hilton Head Island 2020

  • Old Key West (Known only as Disney Vacation Club when we joined)-1993

  • Bay Lake Tower 2010
    Hilton Head 2019

  • Old Key West – 1996

  • Old Key West since 1996!

  • Saratoga Springs – 2003

  • Old Key West 1994

  • Old Key West 1995

  • Boardwalk…1998

  • DVC members since 2000…Boardwalk

  • Polynesian Villas & Bungalows since 2016 💛
    Old Key West Resort since 2018 💙
    Disney’s Riviera Resort since 2019 💜

  • Any news on bringing back the DVC GOLD ANNUAL PASS? Our DVC family misses
    this member benefit!

  • Old Key West – 1996

  • OKW – 1996

  • Happy members since 2000 at Vero Beach and BLT. We really HOPE we can travel this year! And visit our homes again

  • What if you are a DVC member for years but you live in CA? Can we get better discounts right now at Downtown Disney and Buena Vista Street, or access to the new options for “membership” now that we no longer have Annual Passes? It seems like right now I’m paying money for DVC and I can’t use any of it here in California. Can you please address this?

  • Animal Kingdom Villas since 2018
    Old Key West since 2019

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village. Member since 2014

  • Boardwalk Villas Members since 1999
    Boulder Ridge Members since 2000

  • Hi, Any word on Gold Annual Passes? Was a great benefit before, hoping it will continue.

  • Animal Kingdom Villas — 2007

  • Mississippi DVC owner at AKV since 2011❤️

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