Living my best DVC lyfe
- Aug 16, 2018
I agree. As a DVC member I understand that the "perks" of membership are just that- perks. And can [and likely will] be taken away or changed at any time. Right now I have a DVC gold AP. Am I positive I will still be able to get one next year? Nope. Am I upset Top of the World is closed? Yep. Does it bother me that there is no Moonlight Magic events? Yup. Those are things that drove us to purchase DVC direct from Disney. But I understood when I signed up that they are EXTRAS. I guess I always felt Extra Magic Hours are the same- they are an extra they are giving you- that can be taken away at any time- and yes, perhaps given back only to some to drive business where they need it.At the end of the day, Disney is a business. Not a family member who opened up their home out of the goodness of their heart. A business trying to make a profit off of all of us.
Do I agree with them doing evening EMH just for the deluxe, no. . not really. But, I do understand if they open it up for everyone on property, it because less of a perk due to crowd issues. They had to draw the line somewhere.
I'm kind of surprised they didn't draw the line with DVC. I'm not a DVC owner, but people that purchased DVC did so based on what they got as perks during the year they bought in. So, more locked in than visitors like me. I can change my plans based on change to those perks. But, while I can disagree with Disney all day long - it isn't up to me.
Some of these posts sound like Disney owes us something. All they owe us is whatever they offered when we gave them our money. Whatever promotion was in effect when we booked. If they changed the perks and it directly took something away from what they promised when we booked that is different. They didn't. They did not offer anyone an EMH of any kind. People booked. Then they added EMH for some resorts. . . .taking away nothing from other's, since it was not offered to begin with.
I love staying at moderates when DVC is fully booked and I want to go to WDW. I won't pay the deluxe cash rate- that is why I joined DVC. I will still stay at moderates even if I am losing an extra hour or two a week in a park.