View Full Version : What would you do different??
03-15-2002, 08:48 AM
You just got hired as the President of DVC!!!
What is the first thing you would change at DVC???
Rule ONE: You can only change ONE thing!
Rule TWO: This is for fun, so anything goes! You get a ONE time deal to throw out the OLD rule book.
Ok, HAVE FUN!!!
I would change the 7/11 rule.
03-15-2002, 08:51 AM
I would lower the weekend points - but only if reserving for a FULL week!
03-15-2002, 09:02 AM
Ok, I change my mind about the 7/11 rule....
I'm going w/ you!!! I like that!!! Yes, I want to lower the weekend points if staying for a week.
03-15-2002, 09:27 AM
I would offer DVC members the FL resident rates on park passes :)
03-15-2002, 10:10 AM
I used to wish they would lower the weekend rates, but the more I thought about it, I kind of like having the weekdays be as cheap as they are. If they lower the weekend rates, they'll undoubtedly be raising the weekday rates. I doubt very much that they would change (in reality, not in the game) the overall cost to stay for a week, just redistribute it.
I would DEFINITELY do ONE thing, if I could: Offer an annual parks pass to DVC members at a price comparable to the Florida Residents pass.
03-15-2002, 11:55 AM
Definately park passes comparable to the Fl rate.:)
03-15-2002, 12:05 PM
I have to agree with Annual Passes at comparable Florida residence rates or even less. :earsgirl:
03-15-2002, 12:13 PM
dtheboys...where are you coming up w/ these things? :) :D Its so nice to see these posts on the boards. Still smiling here but would have to agree. FL discounts to DVC members including passes AND rooms so I could try AKL and Grand Floridian.
03-15-2002, 12:18 PM
Bring back the free pass to DVC'rs.
03-15-2002, 01:30 PM
Free passes!!! Yep, that would be the greatest incentive for owning a DVC timeshare for everyone.
03-15-2002, 02:13 PM
ok you got me changing my mind - I agree - free (or deeply discounted) passes!!! Great idea.
03-15-2002, 02:18 PM
Remember...I Love to Dream!!! No maintenance fees AT ALL as the maintenance fee is built into the other portion of the resort that is rented to the non-DVC members.
03-15-2002, 02:57 PM
Whoooooaaaa! I was all ready to jump on the deep discounted tickets (or ever free ones) but I really like the idea of no maintance fees...... Woooo hoooooo!!!!!!
03-15-2002, 03:00 PM
Thought of one more..... a speical buy one point get one free! (But only on your birthday! LOL)
BUT I offically vote is for No maintenance fees!! :D Great idea Luv2Dream!!!
03-15-2002, 03:05 PM
I'm voting for the deeply discounted annual passes. Call them the DVC Gold Passes, and price them 2% BELOW the FL Passholder Rates!! :D :D :D :D
03-15-2002, 04:31 PM
Ok, my vote is that they return the original Food and Fun package from around 1995 for DVC members only. It included 2 meals a day ( appetizer, entree, desert and 2 non-alcoholic beverages ) plus you could do unlimited FUN stuff, like water sprites, para sailing, in fact, all water sports. Mini-golf was also included, but golf was not. It cost $55 per person, per day, and the one time we perchased the package, we were using over $300 worth of "food and fun" a day.
but, I really like the idea of passes at Fla resident costs!!!:D :)
03-15-2002, 05:16 PM
I'd change the park discounts to equal that of the Florida Resident pass structure
03-15-2002, 05:42 PM
I would restrict all park admissions to DVC members only.
Of course, we would get into the parks using our free passes that we get, and Disney would still come out OK because we'd be buying lots more food and goodies with the money we saved because there also were no more maintenance fees.
That would be enough to make me happy. Don't want to be too demanding. :D
03-15-2002, 06:00 PM
Since everyone has mentioned the pass thing, I'm going to say I'd like to see more effective negotiating skills when dealing with the WDW resorts and the cruise line.
This would result in fairer point exchanges under the Disney umbrella. DVCers are really short-sticked on the exchanges, and the changes almost never result in less points for us.
:( :( :confused: :confused: :( :(
03-15-2002, 06:25 PM
Caskbill... my vote for DVC President goes to you.
03-15-2002, 06:42 PM
We can only change one thing sooooooooo
I would go for the free passes.
Spouse goes for no Maintenance dues,
and my 4 year old votes for free lifetime Ice Cream at Beaches and Cream.
Seeing as we all owe DVC as a family I figured it was only fair that we all get to be president and vote for 1 change.
Have a great weekend.
03-15-2002, 10:23 PM
DVC members would have at least a 20% on all hopper passes, and, a larger discount on an annual pass. (That could be renewed without worrying about next activation date;) )
03-15-2002, 10:41 PM
As President of DVC I just wanted to let you know that it was never the intention of DVC to force a family of 5 to stay in a 2 BR unit............families of five are (and have always been) able to stay in a 1 BR.
:D :cool: :D
03-16-2002, 03:41 AM
I would instruct the architect of the new DVC units at the Disney Institute to copy the OKW floor plan rather than the BWV floor plan.
03-16-2002, 05:36 AM
Decent discounts on park tickets - regardless of wether they are unlimited, 4, 5 or park hoppers or whatever they are called.:)
03-16-2002, 08:18 AM
Outstanding post!!! Well said!!!
I agree, as President certainly a family of five can decide for themselves what the right accomodations are for them. The latest poll showed this view as clearly in the majority favored by 2 to 1.
Given that, as President I would conduct more polls, surveys, and focus groups to gain a greater understanding of member expectations. Of course, Not every decision would be decided by survey, but that information would be applied to improve services. A great example of this was the survey regarding the slide for OKW. Members decided they didn't want it.
I would also conduct online / virtual membership meetings. The minutes and proceedings from the resort owners meetings should be available online, not everyone can take their vacation at the exact same time the meeting occurs.
Well done, Johnnie Fedora.
03-16-2002, 08:41 AM
I agree that the FL resident rates are what I would change. I'd go further to argue that this is not only for selfish reasons, but this actually makes good business sense for them.
DVCers go through stages in their family lives. Sometimes, they spend lots of time in the parks. Other times their kids are US age, the go to SeaWorld, they spend three days by the pool, or they golf. Making park tickets cheaper for DVC members might mean that DVC members (who don't necessarily spend every day in the park - after all, they know they will be back) spend more time in the park - and we all know that there is no faster way for Disney to pull money from your pocket than inside the parks!
03-16-2002, 09:40 AM
I would give families a discount on all the snacks sold at the vendor carts in the park. Mickey head ice cream bars and water for everyone!!!!
03-19-2002, 09:23 AM
I would address the problem of locals using resort pools.
03-19-2002, 10:24 AM
First in Line at all the WDW rides/shows
03-19-2002, 07:19 PM
Love those discounted passes - Disney would make out in the long run cause I'd spend more time in the parks and therefore more money on meals, odds and ends, gifts etc.
03-19-2002, 07:48 PM
Oh baby! Bring back those free passes, most definitely.:bounce:
03-19-2002, 08:02 PM
I'd love to see a member discount on add-on points. With the current price at $75 (soon to be $80), I think a $10 per point discount would help reward us for our loyalty and commitment.:cool:
03-20-2002, 02:48 PM
DVC VIP lounges in the parks.
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