Vero Beach Points Shift in 2005

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by DavidRoss, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. DavidRoss

    DavidRoss Mouseketeer

    Nov 23, 1999
    Did anyone else notice the points shift during the premier category of 2005. Look at the dates for April 2005 on the points chart from the DVC memeber site. It that for real? Where else are the points adjusted the other way?
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  3. wdwstar

    wdwstar DIS Veteran

    Sep 4, 2002
    i have not looked at the dvc site but according to the recent dvc planner that was sent out by dvc, april only shows in the premier season april 1 & 2, all of march because easter is march 27 next year.
    the rest of april is magic season.
  4. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

    Nov 22, 2000
    I just looked at it, and it looks to me like nothing changed. Not sure what you mean. The premier seasons change with the dates of the holidays each year. Is that what you mean?
  5. DavidRoss

    DavidRoss Mouseketeer

    Nov 23, 1999

    Look at the Magic and Dream seasons for both 2004 and 2005. They moved the premier seasn back to include half of February instead of only the last day of the month. Then they freed up Premier season for the first half of April and put those dates in the Magic Category. Thus if you normally go to Vero during April - spring break - you might save 120 points a week for a 2 bedroom.

    I have never seen a points realocation like this before.
  6. Caskbill

    Caskbill <font color="blue">DVC-Operations<br>DVC-Planning< Moderator

    Nov 19, 2000
    This is not a reallocation of points. It is a seasonal adjustment due to the Spring Break/Easter holiday season.

    This adjustment follows the exact same patterns Disney has been using since the resort opened.

    In 2001 I created my DVC-Planner program (see below) and used Disney's patterns to predict point charts through 2010. (The DVC-Chart program I also created predicts point charts through 2054)

    You'll notice my point chart shows what you said. Premier moved to halfway into February and most of April turned into Magic season. This was developed by myself in 2001 and simply shows that Disney's seasonal pattern adjustments have remained constant.

    Basically at Vero Spring Break is Premier season and goes from 6-weeks before Easter, to the end of Easter week.

    In 2004 Easter is on April 11th, so Spring Break (Premier Season) goes from Feb 29th (6 weeks before April 11th) to April 17th, the end of Easter week.

    In 2005 Easter is on March 27th, so Spring Break (Premier Season) goes from Feb 13th (6 weeks before Mar 27th) to Apr 2nd, the end of Easter week.

    Spring break is bracketed both before and after by Magic Season. Thus if you look at both years, you'll see that in Feb, Mar, Apr there are the same number of Magic Days in each year, and the same number of Premier Days in each year. There's no reallocation, just a shift due to the change in the Easter date.

    Remember, a reallocation is a change in the actual point requirements. Here there is no change at all, simply a movement of the points. Premier season lasts 7-weeks. If you got a 1-B/R at VB for the entire 7-weeks, it would cost you 2275 points. That's the same for both 2004 and for 2005.

    There is a subtle difference in the points for Feb and April for the remaing days which are in Magic season because 2004 is a leap year and has an extra day, and in 2005 one additional day falls on a weekend rather than a weekday, so has weekend points and not weekday points assigned.

    Hope this helps

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