What is a "Welcome Home" trip?

TigerInGa

Earning My Ears
Joined
Oct 9, 2019
New to this. I'm learning that DVC has it's own language and acronums. I've been pretty good about figuring them out, but can't figure this one out.

We just put in a contract for SSR (I learned that acronym :) ), and I keep reading about people's "welcome home" trip. I've derived that this means your first trip as an owner, but is this just some jargon used on here, or is it something official? In other words, when we book our first trip, should we expect something special? If so, is it for direct buyers only, or resale too?
 

anomamatt

Fastpass+ Strategist
Joined
Sep 28, 2016
Direct only.

They *sometimes* have inventory they can offer. But they cannot use cash inventory rooms. In my experience it is very limited. I got my 9th choice of resorts, for example. But it was also 6 months out and in October... so beggars can’t be choosers.
 

Chuck S

DVC Co-Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Feb 6, 2000
A Welcome Home trip is when your guide for a direct purchase help you book your first trip at a DVC property, often 6 months or less from arrival, and particularly during busy times, when certain room sizes are generally already booked up at all DVC resorts. There really wasn't such a thing when we bought, as DVC was new and usually had plenty of availability, except at Christmas (there was a lottery system for Christmas reservations back then)
 
  • mrsap

    My mind says November, but my heart says Christmas
    Joined
    Apr 30, 2012
    Direct only.

    They *sometimes* have inventory they can offer. But they cannot use cash inventory rooms. In my experience it is very limited. I got my 9th choice of resorts, for example. But it was also 6 months out and in October... so beggars can’t be choosers.
    That happened to us, as well, when we first purchased. We took it, but canceled it, paid cash for where we wanted to stay, and rebooked the points for a later date. Didn’t want to use the points and not be happy.
     

    MBTigger

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Aug 19, 2019
    Now that Disney owns the Fox IP's, I hear they are changing it to a a "Welcome Homer" trip.....:P
     

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