Disney Vacation Club Officially Celebrates 25th Anniversary

In 2016, Disney Vacation Club will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a variety of new happenings for Members, including a brand-new Membership Card, a Walt Disney World ticket offer, new 25th anniversary buttons given out in Disney theme parks, on Disney Cruise Line ships and at select Disney Vacation Club Resorts, the first Disney Vacation Club lounge at Epcot, complimentary parties at theme parks and water parks, and much, much more.

Brand-new Disney Vacation Club Membership Card
Starting the week of January 11, all Members will begin receiving a signature direct mail piece containing an overview of the 25th anniversary celebration, as well as their new Disney Vacation Club Membership Card. This will be the only card accepted for discounts on merchandise and food & beverage, entrance into events for Members and their Guests, etc. beginning on April 4, 2016. Until April 4, there will be a grace period where both old and new cards will be accepted.

New 25th Anniversary buttons given out in Disney theme parks and at select resorts
Distribution points include:
  • Disney Vacation Club information kiosks at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea and the Ikspiari customer service center in Japan
  • Disney Vacation Club Sales Centers at Disneyland and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
  • Disney Vacation Club information kiosks onboard Disney Cruise Line ships
  • The front desk at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
Members must show their Membership Card and matching government-issued photo ID to receive buttons for themselves and everyone in their entire party.

First-ever Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge at Epcot
Available in late spring 2016, Members will be able to relax and get their Member Services questions answered in this brand-new lounge, located in the Imagination! Pavilion in Future World at Epcot.

The lounge will feature comfortable seating, complimentary soft drinks, strong Wi-Fi, charging stations, helpful Member Services Advisors and computers with printers, and will serve as a gathering place for Members to meet up and celebrate their pride for Disney Vacation Club.

Signature after-hours events at Disney theme parks and beyond

- Disney Vacation Club 25 and Beyond Bash – FEBRUARY 25 and MARCH 3
Disney Vacation Club Members and their Guests will gather at Magic Kingdom Park for a complimentary after-hours party allowing revelers to experience some of their favorite attractions while also enjoying special entertainment, refreshments and more. Reservations open on January 12.

- Disney Vacation Club Neighborhood Beach Bash – JUNE 23, 29, JULY 6, 13
Members and their Guests can slide into summer during this complimentary after-hours event at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park where they’ll rock out to beach party tunes, participate in family fun activities and enjoy delicious refreshments and treats, as well as enjoy many of the great water slides and attractions around the park. Reservations open April 8.

- Disney Vacation Club Safari Spectacular – SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27
The “wildest” party on the Disney Vacation Club community calendar will unfold at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, where Members and their Guests will gather for a complimentary after-hours celebration that includes access to favorite attractions, special entertainment, refreshments and more. Reservations can be booked through Member Services beginning July 6.

- Member Mixer – Dates and details remain in the works
Members can enjoy a special event at Epcot. Attendees will meet Disney characters, dance to the tunes of a DJ, enjoy complimentary treats and more. No reservations required, but event is subject to capacity limits. Event is complimentary, but park admission is required.

25th anniversary photo op
Utilizing a special photo opportunity kiosk located in select areas, Members can capture fun family photos and take home a print-out photo keepsake to enjoy. The photo kiosks will be located at:
- Disney Vacation Club Resort Community Halls
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Disneyland Disney Vacation Club Preview Center
- Aulani Disney Vacation Club Preview Center

New, multi-day Walt Disney World Theme Park ticket offer
As part of the 25th anniversary, Disney Vacation Club Members can purchase a new, multi-day Walt Disney World Theme Park ticket offered exclusively to them. The new, multi-day Walt Disney World Theme Park ticket will go on sale beginning January 4, 2016 until March 31, 2016 (limit of eight tickets per Member household). Members can purchase the new ticket via the online ticket store, vacation planning windows, or Member Services.

Members can receive an additional day when they purchase a four-day or longer Theme Park ticket.
  • Multi-day tickets are valid for admission to any one of the four Theme Parks per day.
  • Tickets and any options purchased may be activated at any time and must be used within 14 days.
  • All tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable and exclude activities/events separately priced.
Members can enjoy the complimentary Water Park, Fun & More option when they add the Park Hopping option to any multi-day ticket purchase.

To receive this offer, Members must present their Disney Vacation Club Membership Card along with a corresponding photo ID to show proof of Membership.

Exclusive 25th anniversary merchandise
Members will be able to purchase a variety of fun 25th anniversary merchandise to wear and display as they showcase their Member pride. Items available for purchase will include, but are not limited to, t-shirts, pins, hats and more. 25th anniversary merchandise will be available via the Member Marketplace on disneystore.com, some merchandise locations on property, and the Shop Disney Parks app. Standard Disney Vacation Club Member discount will apply.

For more information on the 25th anniversary, visit disneyvacationclub.com/25years starting Jan. 4.

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