Disney Vacation Club News: 25th Anniversary Member Special Offers & Experiences

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Disney Vacation Club News:

25th Anniversary Member Special Offers & Experiences

This year the Disney Vacation Club, DVC, will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a ton of member-exclusive events, offers, enhancements, cards, and more!

In my last DVC 25th Anniversary and Beyond post I looked at the special events and how to register for them, and this time I will be sharing some of the special offers and experiences members can take advantage of this year!

Disney Vacation Club DVC 25 Ticket Offer

Disney Vacation Club

Multi-Day Ticket Offer:

Celebrate 25 years and Beyond with a special offer on Magic Your Way tickets—exclusively for Disney Vacation Club Members!

Disney Vacation Club Members can purchase a 4-day or higher theme park ticket from now until March 31, 2016, and receive an additional day for free!

Plus, enjoy the Water Park, Fun & More option for free when you add the Park Hopper option to any multi-day theme park ticket purchase.

This special offer is for Disney Vacation Club Members only, and you can check out the specific details below:

  • Offer available for purchase from January 4, 2016 – March 31, 2016.
  • Multi-day tickets are valid for admission to any one of the 4 theme parks per day.
  • Tickets and any options purchased may be activated at any time and must be used within 14 days of first use.
  • All tickets and options are nontransferable and nonrefundable and exclude activities/events separately priced.
  • Water Parks subject to rehabilitation, seasonal, and weather closures.
  • To receive this offer, you must present your Disney Vacation Club Membership Card, along with a corresponding photo ID(s) to show proof of Membership.
  • Limit of 8 tickets per Member household.

Disney Vacation Club DVC 25 Meber Lounge

Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge:

DVC Members will be able to relax in an all-new Member Lounge that will be opening in late spring 2016 inside of the Imagination! Pavilion at Epcot.

Enjoy the benefits and comforts of a pleasant lounge you can call your own.

Make yourself at home in the Member Lounge that features:

  • Comfortable seating
  • Complimentary soft drinks
  • Wi-Fi
  • Charging stations
  • Computers with printers
  • Member Services Advisors

More details about the Member Lounge at Epcot will be coming soon!

Disney Vacation Club DVC 25 Silver Anniversary Sweepstakes

Disney Vacation Club

Silver Anniversary Sweepstakes

Disney Vacation Club has been bringing value to Members’ vacations for 25 years, and now Members have the chance to enter to win one of 25 unforgettable vacations through quarterly drawings in the Disney Vacation Club Silver Anniversary Sweepstakes.

Winners can experience dazzling Disney destinations—and beyond. Prizes may include:

  • Dream vacations at Disney Vacation Club Resorts, including stays in a Bungalow or 3-Bedroom Grand Villa
  • Stays in Cinderella Castle Suite at Magic Kingdom park
  • A stay in the Disneyland Dream Suite at Disneyland Park
  • Disney Cruise Line sailings
  • Adventures by Disney vacations
  • Domestic or international travel through the RCI® Registry Collection

Here are the Eligibility & Silver Anniversary Sweepstakes Rules:

  • The Disney Vacation Club Silver Anniversary Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), the United Kingdom, and Japan (“Territory”), who are: (i) at least 18 years of age, or the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older, as of date of entry, and (ii) Disney Vacation Club Members prior to January 4, 2016.
  • Officers, directors, and employees, and members of their household or immediate family (i.e., parents, children, spouse, siblings, grandparents, step-parents, step-children, and step-siblings of each), and persons residing in such immediate family members’ household, of Sponsor, Administrator, their respective parent, related, affiliated and subsidiary companies, all other entities involved in the creation, administration, or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes and their respective successors and assigns, are not eligible to enter or win.
  • Participation constitutes full and unconditional agreement to these official rules (“Rules”).
  • Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.
  • Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  • Void in Puerto Rico, all United States Territories and Possessions, Quebec, and where prohibited or restricted by law
  • The sweepstakes consists of four separate entry periods, notated as follows:
    • Period 1: January 4, 2016 – March 31, 2016
    • Period 2: April 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016
    • Period 3: July 1, 2016 – September 30, 2016
    • Period 4: October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016

    View official rules and eligibility requirements.

Visit the official sweepstakes website for complete details.

In our next Disney Vacation Club 25th Anniversary and Beyond Post we’ll be taking a closer look at the ways you’ll be able to show your Member Pride!

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2016 Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras Concert Line-Up #UniversalMardiGras

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 2016 Universal Orlando Resort’s

Mardi Gras Concert Line-Up

Florida’s Biggest Party to Also Feature Authentic Cajun Cuisine, a Dazzling Mardi Gras Parade

and More Than 1.7 Million Beads

Celebrating Mardi Gras at the Universal Orlando Resort is something that I look forward to every year, and this year’s concert line-up looks AWESOME!

On select nights February 6 through April 16, guests can top off their day in the theme parks with a family-friendly version of the famed “N’awlins” celebration at Universal Studios Florida – featuring delicious Cajun cuisine, a dazzling parade and 14 nights of exhilarating concerts from some of the biggest names in music.

Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Concert Universal Studios Florida French Quarter Courtyard Trumpet

This year’s star-studded concert lineup features a diverse array of talent with something for everyone to enjoy. Headliners include rock band Fall Out Boy, teen pop sensation Shawn Mendes, GRAMMY-nominated recording artist Adam Lambert, country singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes and legendary entertainer Diana Ross.

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2016 Concert Line-Up Collage

2016 Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras Concert Line-Up

Mardi Gras Event Dates


(performing in the Music Plaza)

New Orleans Bands

(performing in the French Quarter)

February 6

Hunter Hayes

Rockin’ Jake

February 13

Diana Ross

Mississippi Rail Company

February 14

Barenaked Ladies

Mississippi Rail Company

February 20

Nate Ruess

Naughty Professor

February 27

Fall Out Boy

Cha Wa

March 5

Kool & the Gang

Beth McKee & the Sliders

March 12

The Fray

Soul Project

March 13

Adam Lambert

Soul Project

March 19

Shawn Mendes

The Big Easy Playboys

March 20

3 Doors Down

The Big Easy Playboys

March 26

REO Speedwagon


April 2


Dirty Bourbon River Show

April 9

Jessie J

Daddy Mack Blues Band

April 16


Big Al and The Heavyweights

This year’s Mardi Gras parade features 12 vibrant floats, including four new additions that celebrate different cultures and festivals from around the world – Venetian Carnival, Oktoberfest, 4th of July and Rio de Janeiro Carnival. All of the exquisitely detailed Mardi Gras floats are engineered by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that has been hand-crafting floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947.  Plus, guests can visit Universal Studios Florida’s very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine and see performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.

Mardi Gras Universal Orlando Concert Universal Studios Florida Mardi Gras Riverboat Float

The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida.  Florida Residents get up to three months free on any 2-park Annual Pass with a Coca-Cola UPC code or promo code on specially marked cups from participating Wendy’s restaurants. For more information on this special offer and Mardi Gras, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.

Universal Orlando Resort Logo 25th Anniversary

About Universal Orlando Resort
For 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. Guests can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, grab a Krusty burger in Springfield, join the ranks of the Minions and so much more.

Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative attractions. Its on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort are destinations unto themselves.  Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family. And just minutes away is Wet ‘n Wild, a family water park.

Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled 18 new guest experiences in the past five years – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and a dramatically themed hotel.  And more is on the way.  Coming in 2016 is Universal Orlando’s fifth on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort; and Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure. And in 2017 will come Universal’s Volcano Bay, an entirely new water theme park experience.

Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.  Follow Universal Orlando Resort on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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