When we joined Disney Vacation Club in 2013 our points were purchased for ownership at Animal Kingdom villas. Our contract states that we technically own at Kidani Village, but the funny thing is we had never actually stayed there and had always been booked in Jambo house instead. The two buildings make up the Animal Kingdom resort but Jambo is the main lodge that also has non DVC rooms, where Kidani is DVC only. We have really enjoyed Jambo over the years but on a recent trip Kidani was the only option available so we were finally able to experience our actual home resort. Read on for an overview and a recap of our stay…Read More
We recently had a great first time visit to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in Florida. We already posted an overall review of the resort as well as an article dedicated to dining information. This final post is dedicated to the activities we enjoyed while staying at this great property. Vero Beach is a much more quiet and relaxed trip than compared to visiting nearby Orlando, but there were definitely still quite a few things to do (or not do!) while on vacation. Read on for our top activity picks…Read More
We recently snuck away for a few days to visit Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. (You can read a review of this Disney Vacation Club property HERE.) When traveling, enjoying some great meals is a must do for us. We researched and found out that there are a couple dining options right on the property to include a table service restaurant, quick service market, and a couple of bars/lounges. We made sure to sample a few different offerings at each spot and are ready to report back. Get ready to read on and possibly drool a bit over these menus…Read More
Last year we had booked our first trip to visit Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort but unfortunately the property completely shut down due to a hurricane. This year we booked a reservation for the second time and once again a hurricane threatened the area. (Perhaps the third try will be the charm?) We still really wanted to get away for a few days and last weekend frantically tried to figure out an alternative solution. Walt Disney World was pretty booked up due to the Food & Wine festival but we were able to find point availability at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. This Disney Vacation Club location is a little under two hours away from the Walt Disney World resort so honestly we had never considered visiting before. But the last minute switch ended up being quite the happy accident. Read on to hear more about what we thought about this beautiful beach resort with touches of Disney magic.Read More
After arriving at Honolulu International Airport we hopped in a Jeep Wrangler to drive approximately 30 minutes to the town of Ko'Olina. As we approached you could see a handful of resorts lined up along the ocean's edge. Aulani stuck out as the most beautiful and unique looking. We pulled up to an understated entry sign that led us up a drive lined with tropical plants to the main lobby doors. We were immediately greeted by a handful of cast members who were very welcoming. Read more about our anniversary vacation at Aulani including 10 tips for first timers!Read More
We were supposed to be writing a review today of the Disney Vacation Club property on Hilton Head Island. We were looking forward to our long weekend reservation that we booked to attend a wedding. Well along came Hurricane Irma and the whole island was shut down. Thankfully after the storm passed some businesses started opening and our friends' wedding was on! (And a fantastic event!) Unfortunately the Disney resort never opened for us to stay at or even check it out. We lucked out snagging a last minute ocean view room at a Marriott property. It was right next to the Disney Beach house which was locked up as well when we walked by. We did had an amazing trip and enjoyed HHI a lot. We plan on going back at a future date to explore more and get some Disney magic on our next trip. Stay tuned for a review next time!