Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Team Post: Dreaming about Unlimited DVC Points

Disney Vacation Club allows you to go almost anywhere in the world to vacation. If you had enough points (and money), where would you like to go?

DisneyDad:  We have been DVC members since 1993 and most all of our travel on points has been to WDW. We have also used our points to travel to DVC property at Vero Beach, FL and Hilton Head Island, SC. We have also used our points to cruise once each on the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic. All of the DVC properties and the DCL are top notch vacation destinations. With an unlimited points budget I would look forward to a long trip to the newest DVC, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai’i. I have read so much about the new resort. My wife wants me to take her there for our 40th Anniversary in 2013. And of course our kids want to come along so I need the 3 bedroom Grand Villa. With unlimited points, I guess we need to stay at least 2-3 weeks in the ocean front Grand Villa. No point going that far for a short trip. That takes 1288 points a week during Premier Season.

Outside of DVC property, I would like to book a trip through Adventures by Disney. I would love to do the guided tour through Ireland. The Ireland Family Vacation is a 8 day/7 night tour of Dublin, Killarney and Shannon Ireland which includes a 3 night stay in Dromoland Castle which has been converted to a luxury hotel with a 5 star restaurant. Of course while you are traveling ABD also offers tours throughout Europe so if points are no object it would be fun to spend additional time touring. The Ireland trip only takes 574 points per adult. Other trips go for 354 to 840 points per person, not including the cost of transportation to your destination.

Another fun way to use my “unlimited” DVC points would be on the Disney Cruise line. Disney has added so many destinations with cruises ranging from 3-14 days. Looking at their 2011 cruise destinations I think the 11 night Mediterranean Cruise would be my top choice. At about 628 points per person for the cruise for a Deluxe Stateroom with Veranda, it’s a lot more points than what I have, but since we are dreaming here, I think it would be a great trip. Cruising from Barcelona, Spain and visiting ports like Tunis, Tunisia or Naples, Rome and Florence Italy as well as Monte Carlo, it sounds like it would be trip of a lifetime.

Ridge:  I would go to the UK and Ireland. I want to go and see England and to a Manchester United match. Then Scotland and lastly Ireland. No particular order to these but I really am a fan of history.  Since my family history has our family coming from these places, I would love to see them. Also I would like to visit all the other Disney parks around the world.

Amy: My first stop would be the Disney Dream. DVC points can be used there with a small fee. The ship sounds amazing and Disney is by far the best cruise line I have sailed. After that, I'd be taking an Adventures by Disney trip or two. Now, I don't know for certain if DVC points can be used there but this is a post about dreaming, so in my dream, AbD takes my fictional unlimited DVC point supply. I'd love to go back to Italy with AbD. My backpacking trip to Italy went by far too quickly and I'd like to go again in style. While I'm in Europe, let's visit Disneyland Paris. I'm still kicking myself for not going when I lived in London, but I couldn't get any of my friends to go with me. Boo. Once we arrive back in the States, I'd love to take the AbD trip that includes the Grand Canyon. I haven't been there yet. Next on the agenda would be Disneyland! Chad from Days in the Park would have to be my personal tour guide. To cap off my grand adventure, I'd spend some time at the newest DVC resort, Aulani, currently under construction in Hawaii. Now back to the real world. Suddenly the view of Oklahoma out my window is a little sad...I think I'll go back to daydreaming.

1 comment:

  1. oh.... what a nice daydream post! I agree with all destinations! amy, like you, I'm still kicking myself for not going to disneyland paris.... when I took my train from london to paris, I connected at the disneyland paris stop. so I was literally standing at the gate of disneyland paris, and didn't go in. I should have made time!


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