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Old 01-24-2013, 07:51 AM   #16
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I emailed my friend that went on the Jan. Member Cruise and this is what he said they were told on the cruise.

All DVC members are now basic members of D23. If you want the Magazine you have to still purchase the upgraded membership.
But if you read post #10, it states that you will have to register to take advantage of the free membership. That text is a direct quote of what is on the member website.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #17
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But if you read post #10, it states that you will have to register to take advantage of the free membership. That text is a direct quote of what is on the member website.
I am not doubting that, just sharing what was shared on the cruise.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:51 AM   #18
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I am not doubting that, just sharing what was shared on the cruise.
Doesn't matter what was said, only what DVC & D23 requires.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:03 AM   #19
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Doesn't matter what was said, only what DVC & D23 requires.
Ok; I was simply letting others know it was discussed on the cruise by DVC.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:04 AM   #20
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I don't know who was saying what on the cruise but a lot of erroneous information surfaced about the D23 perk. This is third-hand information but I've had people tell me that reps on the cruise said it would be the full Gold membership level--including event access and the print magazine.

Either some cruisers misunderstood what was being said, weren't getting their info from the right sources (sales Guide?) or certain DVC officials simply did not provide accurate information. Perhaps a combination of all of the above.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:07 AM   #21
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I don't know who was saying what on the cruise but a lot of erroneous information surfaced about the D23 perk. This is third-hand information but I've had people tell me that reps on the cruise said it would be the full Gold membership level--including event access and the print magazine.

Either the cruisers misunderstood what was being said, weren't getting their info from the right sources (sales Guide?) or certain DVC officials simply did not provide accurate information.
Thanks, my point was not to say the info on the Member site was not correct, but simply stating there was discussion of it on the Cruise.

Also on the website: *Members who register for this special, complimentary D23 Membership level will receive the weekly D23 FanFare email newsletter, and a D23 Membership number that entitles them to access gated web content, purchase exclusive D23 Member merchandise and enjoy select discounts. This special offer does not include the Membership Card and Certificate, the Annual Membership Gift, access to D23 Member-exclusive events or the subscription to the quarterly Disney twenty-three printed magazine.

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:23 PM   #22
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Also on the website: *Members who register for this special, complimentary D23 Membership level will receive the weekly D23 FanFare email newsletter, and a D23 Membership number that entitles them to access gated web content, purchase exclusive D23 Member merchandise and enjoy select discounts. This special offer does not include the Membership Card and Certificate, the Annual Membership Gift, access to D23 Member-exclusive events or the subscription to the quarterly Disney twenty-three printed magazine.
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D23 won't even spring for the cost of a stamp to mail a membership card. DVC-level D23 members will be shut out from regional D23 events. DVC-level D23 members will not be able to get meaningful D23 discounts, such as restaurant discounts, that require a D23 membership card.

However, DVC-level D23 members will receive emailings and be able to read "gated" D23 online content, which is currently not gated for anyone. And DVC-level D23 members will be allowed to spend money for things that D23 is selling. (Why am I not particularly excited about this?)

I didn't expect the fancy quarterly magazine, but this new "level" of D23 seems like nothing more than an attempt to sell real D23 memberships.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:03 PM   #23
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DVC-level D23 members will not be able to get meaningful D23 discounts, such as restaurant discounts, that require a D23 membership car.
This remains to be seen. Disney may have some other mechanism in mind for members to obtain certain D23 discounts.

But overall I agree there isn't much to this perk. Fortunately it's free.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:52 PM   #24
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I hope that they come up with something that will get you a discounted DVC membership to level up to where you can get the magazines and membership card.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:11 PM   #25
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So...it sounds like I shouldn't have let my charter membership lapse? hahaha
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So...it sounds like I shouldn't have let my charter membership lapse? hahaha
I asked on the cruise about Charter Memberships and was told by a D23 rep to not let my Charter Membership lapse - it will have more meaning in the upcoming years. The new DVC level will not work in keeping Charter Membership status.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:03 PM   #27
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D23 won't even spring for the cost of a stamp to mail a membership card. DVC-level D23 members will be shut out from regional D23 events. DVC-level D23 members will not be able to get meaningful D23 discounts, such as restaurant discounts, that require a D23 membership car.

However, DVC-level D23 members will receive emailings and be able to read "gated" D23 online content, which is currently not gated for anyone. And DVC-level D23 members will be allowed to spend money for things that D23 is selling. (Why am I not particularly excited about this?)

I didn't expect the fancy quarterly magazine, but this new "level" of D23 seems like nothing more than an attempt to sell real D23 memberships.
Sounds like a typical DVC perk that we have all come to expect.

Almost all of the DVC perks don't cost Disney anything and they generate additional income for Disney or their business partners.

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:23 PM   #28
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http://dvcnews.com/index.php/dvc-pro...d23-membership

They aren't even going to give us the card and certificate????
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:01 PM   #29
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D23 won't even spring for the cost of a stamp to mail a membership card. DVC-level D23 members will be shut out from regional D23 events. DVC-level D23 members will not be able to get meaningful D23 discounts, such as restaurant discounts, that require a D23 membership car.

However, DVC-level D23 members will receive emailings and be able to read "gated" D23 online content, which is currently not gated for anyone. And DVC-level D23 members will be allowed to spend money for things that D23 is selling. (Why am I not particularly excited about this?)

I didn't expect the fancy quarterly magazine, but this new "level" of D23 seems like nothing more than an attempt to sell real D23 memberships.
It's almost more of an insult to be offered this version of D23-lite than if they didn't offer it at all. I feel like I got my hopes up for nothing.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:19 PM   #30
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This card-less and event-less membership is odd since the Winter Disney Files specifically says that DVC members who register will receive a D23 membership card that will enable them to access special discounts, events, etc. You would think they would have figured out such details before publishing information about it.
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