View Full Version : Pennsylvania Role Call

01-30-2001, 04:20 PM
NJ and Minn. have had a role call of sorts lately.
How many of you are from PA? Our family is from a small town called Bryn Athyn, outside Philly.

Any other PA DVCers?

We purchased two plus years ago at BWV and have loved every minute. :cool: :cool: :cool:

01-30-2001, 06:00 PM
Hello from Horsham PA, OKW members since 1992

F.Wilderness -'72,'74,'76,'77,'79,'83,'90
Yacht Club - '91,'92
OKW - '92,'93,'94,'95,'96,'97,'01
Wilderness Lodge - '95
Dixie Landings - '96
All Star Sports - '98
All Star Movies - '99,'00
BWV - '97,'98,'99,'00,'01

01-30-2001, 06:26 PM
We are from Philadelphia. Owners at OKW since 1996.

Renie & Connie

01-30-2001, 06:58 PM
My sister and I (we went halves) are from Greenville, in western PA (halfway between Pgh. and Erie). We call the BWV home since March 2000 and are currently planning our second trip.

Hi to all other PA members.

:) :) :)

01-30-2001, 07:20 PM
We live in Pittsburgh. I tried to give credit to my friend when we joined DVC, but our state doesn't allow credit for referrals.

01-30-2001, 07:31 PM
Hi All, We are from New Castle, a town about 1 hour north of Pittsburgh. (really close to Greenville) Glad to see some others so close by.

Gail Reale
01-30-2001, 07:50 PM
Hi Zurgswife - we are "neighbors." I live in Richboro, Pa. From Bryn Athyn take the Pike toward Southampton & keep going until you get to Richboro!! Maybe a 5-8 minute ride. Not far from Horsham either! :D

Gail Reale
01-30-2001, 07:52 PM
Forgot to say we are members at OKW since 2/95 and at HH since 10/98. :rolleyes:

01-31-2001, 05:51 AM
Hello to all, we're from West Chester, about 20 miles west of Philly, members at OKW since 93

OKW '93

01-31-2001, 05:54 AM
Looks like quite a few of us are from the Philly area.

Hello to all from PA.

01-31-2001, 06:21 AM
Hello from NE Phila. We rented points from a member in 1994 and of course became members at OKW after our stay.

zurgswife: I think Bryn Athyn is one of the most picturesque towns in the area.

Those in the Phila area- check the Community Board
for a DIS meet at the Rain Forrest Cafe in Franklins Mills Mall. I think it's April.

I checked - it's Sat. April 21, 2001

OKW 8/94

[This message was edited by JackDiznee on 01-31-01 at 09:38 AM.]

01-31-2001, 08:29 AM
I'm a BWV member since 1998. I'm from Harrisburg.

01-31-2001, 08:37 AM
Hi all.We're from Philly. We bought at Bwv last year. Loved it, can't wait to go back.

Phil & Gail
Caribbean Beach April 96
AS Music May 00
BWV Dec 00
WLV May 01
BWV Dec 01

01-31-2001, 08:41 AM
im from chambersburg. member since 96.

01-31-2001, 09:03 AM
South Williamsport-Home of Little League Baseball!

01-31-2001, 09:43 AM
Manheim here...in the heart of Lancaster County.....just bought in this past December....went in December, going again in May...we love it!!

01-31-2001, 09:45 AM
Husband and I joined in 2000 @ BWV.

Allentown... yup, the same town in the Billy Joel song.

01-31-2001, 09:56 AM
We are from outside of Scranton. 2 hours north of Philadelphia. We bought at OKW in 97, then HH in 98. Going on our first cruise 2/15!

01-31-2001, 10:10 AM
Our family joined in 1998. We live across from Peddler's Village in Solebury Township, just shy of New Hope. It's the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. We are leaving on Feb. 10 for a week at the BWV and the kids are going crazy already. GO EAGLES!!


01-31-2001, 10:54 AM
Hello from Willow Grove. BWV since 99. Hi Gail

01-31-2001, 11:02 AM
Johnstown, PA checking in!!!!

01-31-2001, 11:58 AM
Hi BillPA,

We are also from West Chester. We've been members through my parents since 1993, and my wife and I joined ourselves in 2000.


Ted Howe

8/73 Poly
2/87 Offsite
5/92 Offsite
7/94 OKW
1/96 OKW
9/98 Dolphin/BWV/OKW
11/00 OKW
1/01 OKW

01-31-2001, 06:08 PM
We're here in Boyertown.....Berks Co....though I'm familiar with just about every part of the state mentioned except those west of Williamsport...either lived there or have relatives there...etc...

I'm planning to make the meet at RFC in Philly April 21...anyone else? Good way to spend my birthday weekend!


1979 Contemporary
1992 Off-site
1994 Carribean Beach
1999 Fort Wilderness and Coronado Springs
2000 Polynesian and Old Key West
2002 Boardwalk Villas

01-31-2001, 06:20 PM
About 20 miles up the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh. Members at BWV since Sept. 2000. First trip home planned for Nov 23 to Dec 2 (just in time for the DIS Convention!) How lucky can we be?!?!
:) :cool:

Norma & Wayne

Mark D
01-31-2001, 06:34 PM
Belle Vernon PA. About 30 miles south of Pittsburgh. (30 miles closer to WDW)

01-31-2001, 06:46 PM
Dumbo can be found real close to where Mark D lives.


01-31-2001, 08:54 PM
JackDiznee wrote:
> I think Bryn Athyn is one of the most
> picturesque towns in the area.

Yeah! I like places with a castle off the main street!


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02-01-2001, 07:50 AM
Hey Gail ...it's me Kimball.

Just called Rob to make sure of what your last name was.

I'll probably see ya at the store sooner or later but Hi anyhow. :D :D :D

02-01-2001, 03:30 PM
We bought at OKW 4 years ago and have not regretted - even for a "Minnie-second"

02-01-2001, 03:56 PM
Hi from Central PA. Hi to J-town, I am from Indiana, how is western Pa???

02-01-2001, 04:22 PM
Greetings from Johnstown "Flood City"

02-01-2001, 06:58 PM
We're 7 minutes from Pgh. Int'l airport - to DVC_BWV - in-laws live in Freeport (in Riverforest) they are "riverrats". We've been members since May 2000 - sent my brother. We will be taking our 1st trip in March and were suppose to bring in-laws along because they normally go to FLa. for the winter, but father-in-law is ill. We bought at OKW!

Gail Reale
02-01-2001, 08:32 PM
Hi Kimball - I tried to e-mail you to say hi rather than do it on this message board, but you don't have an address listed. Good to hear from you. See you at the store soon :D :D

02-03-2001, 06:31 AM
Hi from Butler Pa. HHI is home resort

02-03-2001, 07:58 AM
Hi - from Jamison PA - just south of Doylestown PA- BWV member

02-03-2001, 12:14 PM
Hi from Palmyra PA, right next to Hershey. We bought at BWV in June 2000, and just added on 50 HH points in January (before the rate increase.)

Patty (new DVC/BWV member)
Offsite - 3/90, 9/90 (pre-kids), 10/98 (with kids)
BWI/Wonder - 10/99
Coronado Springs - 6/00
BWV Nov 9-12, 2000 (without the kids!)
Next trip - Vero Beach, June 16-23, 2001

02-03-2001, 01:34 PM
Gail Reale, I don't think I know you but if I cross the street I'm in Richboro.

WE live in Holland where it meets Richboro and Churchville.

DVC members since July 92.

Betty Anne


[This message was edited by lizanne on 02-03-01 at 06:36 PM.]

02-04-2001, 10:56 AM
Hello from York ! We purchased in 1997 and added on again last year. It's been wonderful!

02-04-2001, 11:03 AM
Paoli (Philly suburb) checking in. Joined BWVs in 2000.


02-11-2001, 04:35 PM
Any one else from PA out there......

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CBR Dec '95, Sept '97
BWV Aug '98, Mar '99
ASM Nov '99
BWV Oct '00, Mar 01
Zurg, Barbie, Buzz, Buzz, Jessie & Tinkerbell

02-11-2001, 05:25 PM
We're from Mt. Lebanon, a suburb of Pittsburgh. (We blew up our stadium today! Yeah!) We bought in June of 2000 while on vacation at HH.

Polynesian '92
Grand Floridian '97
Beach Club/Magic '99
Hilton Head '00
Board Walk Villas '01-'02

Debbie H
02-11-2001, 08:22 PM
We are from Hanover in York County. Been DVC members since 92 and just got back from a cruise yesterday!!! It was great!

DVC Member since '92

02-12-2001, 05:05 AM

We're also from Mt. Lebanon. Thought about buying Boardwalk in 97. Didn't & regretted it in about a month. Went back and bought in 98. Added on in 2000. Thought about skipping a year to save points for the cruise...just can't do it...need that Boardwalk fix!

Yep. We blew up our stadium yesterday. It was really rather sad. Felt the blast in my house about 5 seconds after I watched it on T.V.

Marge S
BWV 97,98,99
HHI 00

02-13-2001, 10:59 AM
Greetings from O'Hara Township, 13 miles NE of Pittsburgh.

Three disappointments last weekend :

1). They blew up 3 Rivers Stadium and
2). we didn't get to see it, because
3). we were leaving OKW after 4 beautiful days and our first trip home.

04-17-2003, 08:38 AM
i AM HAPPY TO FIND THIS THREAD!! I am from Media, PA but grew up in West Chester. Just joined DVC two weeks ago and looking forward to my first trip Home!!

04-17-2003, 09:54 AM
I'm in Lancaster. :)

04-17-2003, 10:42 AM
We're from Yardley, PA and I grew up in Huntingdon Valley, right around the corner from Bryn Athyn. Went to high school at Lower Moreland. Members since 2001 at OKW and have already been on 6 dvc trips to WDW.

04-17-2003, 10:50 AM
I live in North Huntingdon, which is about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh in Westmoreland County.

04-17-2003, 11:16 AM
We're from Philly, just outside Center City. Can even see the house from the top of City Hall. Riding that tiny elevator is a _real_ tower of terror. :)


04-17-2003, 11:58 AM
Hi to all PA DVCers from Dallas (Northeastern), PA! We're not too far from Emolly.

Members at OKW since 1994. Joined on our 3rd trip to WDW and have absolutely loved the dozen or so trips we've been on since.

DW and I actually leaving next Wednesday (4/23) with our 2 1/2 year old DS for 7 wonderful days at the best place on earth!!! It's DS' second trip, but I think he'll appreciate it much more now that he's a year older.

zurgswife, thanks for starting the post!

Everyone going soon, have a safe and healthy trip and a wonderful time!:wave:

04-17-2003, 11:58 AM
Hello from Langhorne :D

We became DVC Members 4/18/01, 2 years tomorrow:D

We own at WLV and BCV!

04-17-2003, 01:21 PM
Count us in - we're close to Hershey!

We've been members at BCV for a year now.

04-17-2003, 01:28 PM
You mean there is another DVC'er right here in Greenville (pop under 6,000) and I didn't even know it? I guess it is a small world, after all! We call the Wilderness Lodge home.

And Hi New Castle - you are close.

04-17-2003, 01:44 PM
I'm a new member to this forum and glad to be here!

I live in Delaware County (suburb of Philadelphia) and have been a DVC member since 1992 at OKW. My next trip is in June.

04-17-2003, 04:00 PM
Hi All - we're new members too, BCV in January.

We live in Waynesboro - South-Central PA, near the Maryland border.

Glad to see there's so much DIS love here in beautiful PA!


04-17-2003, 06:31 PM
Downingtown, northwestern portion of Chester County, a distant suburb of Philadelphia

04-17-2003, 07:11 PM
We're in Downingtown (exit 23 on the PA Turnpike :) ) and we just joined last August at the BCV. We made our first trip "home" last month and stayed at OKW for the first time. What a fantastic resort!

04-17-2003, 07:15 PM
I grew up in Sharpsville Pa, does that count? I live in Ohio now though...parents are still in PA

04-17-2003, 07:18 PM
Hi everyone, it was great to see where you are from.
We are in central Pa. near State College. Joined Dvc April 2000 and own at the BWV. I love Dvc and the Dis.:Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

04-17-2003, 09:11 PM
We're from Phila. We bought BWV in 2000.

04-17-2003, 10:26 PM
WOW!!!:earseek: :earseek: :earseek: :earseek: :earseek: :earseek: :earseek:

This thread is Twenty-six Months old

Glad Panfan found it.....

04-17-2003, 11:41 PM
Hi! Originally from Scranton area but now living just outside of Allentown. Joined DVC in '93...OKW.

04-17-2003, 11:45 PM
WOW! Kimball, this an oldie but goodie. :)
We're in Barto, about 30 minutes south of Allentown.

04-18-2003, 03:58 AM
Hi all, we're from Harrisburg......spruce

04-18-2003, 08:47 AM
We're from Blue Bell, outside of Philly. Members OKW since 97, VWL since 00.


04-18-2003, 08:59 AM
What a great thread! There seems to be someone here from every corner of PA...it's terrific!

I'm currently living in Harleysville, PA (near Lansdale outside of Philly)

Owner since 2001 @ VWL and BCV!!

Any chance of another Philly area meet???

04-18-2003, 10:11 AM
Boothwyn, PA here - Delaware county. Again - outside of Philly but closer to Wilmington, DE. Was born and raised in Pittsburgh though.
Member at VB and VWL since 2001. Thought VB was a nice beach escape since we lived outside of Orlando also.

04-18-2003, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by ***********
We're in Downingtown (exit 23 on the PA Turnpike :) ) and we just joined last August at the BCV. We made our first trip "home" last month and stayed at OKW for the first time. What a fantastic resort!

Wow! Another Laura here, also from the Downingtown area! Also just bought into BCV last year (plus an add-on at HH in December).


04-18-2003, 11:18 AM
We live in Holland, PA (close by Bryn Athyn) and are contemplating a DVC purchase. We have visited many times and have also rented points.

We usually go to Disney 1-2 a year and have realized the savings if we purchase. DH is an accountant and is a stickler for the numbers, so once he is done with his "examination" of the facts, we're signing up!

04-18-2003, 01:17 PM
Hi DisneyPoly...really good friends of ours live in Holland....

It sounds you would probabaly be great owners of DVC.....especially if you visit 1 -2 times a year...

04-18-2003, 03:02 PM
Count DH and I in for the Central PA/Harrisburg crowd. BWV owners since 12/01!

04-18-2003, 09:05 PM
Ohio? Near or far? You could live near and be almost IN Sharpsville- or Greenville!!!:D

04-18-2003, 10:01 PM
Greetings from Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley!

04-19-2003, 01:17 AM
Hi Pennsylvanians,

DH and I are coming to you from Northeast Philly...

04-19-2003, 01:33 AM
Hello to all Keystone State members.

Zurgswife and Bennet: Since this thread started 27 months ago I have started a new job in Hatboro. I drive through your town every day via Huntington Pike and Byberry Road. I'll beep hello to you on Monday.

04-19-2003, 06:34 AM
Thanks JackDiznee.....We will listen for it as you pass our street....;) ;) ;) ;)

Donna Borer
04-20-2003, 12:26 AM
Another NE PA'er checking in.........we bought VWL Dec. 2000.....we're from
Moosic ( a few miles south of Scranton) .....going to VWL 12/30/03 to 1/06/04......can't wait...just love the decorations at Xmas!!!!

04-20-2003, 08:24 AM
Hi! We lived in Maryland all our lives. Moved to Lancaster in 1998. Transferred back to Maryland in 1999. Biggest mistake we ever made.

Moved back to Lancaster in 2002 to a new home two doors down from our old house and loving it!

OKW since 2000 (stayed there only one night so far - first week trip this summer!)

HHI since 2001

6 DCL cruises....

04-20-2003, 08:48 AM
We are from Beaver Springs PA.. A small town about 40 miles southeast of State College. We joined OKW in Dec of '96. Joining Vacation Club was the right decision. We use all our points for trips to WDW. And we have taken many family members along, who I know would never have gone otherwise.