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DVC’s “Welcome Home Weeks” Coming to Disney Resorts

DVC members love their perks. From Moonlight Magic to member lounges to discounts on Annual Passes, a Disney Vacation Club contract comes with many benefits. And more perks are coming this summer. Disney just announced Welcome Home Weeks, a limited-time celebration for eligible DVC members at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Vero Beach, Hilton Head, and Aulani. Free Mickey Ice Cream Bars are coming!

Be sure to bring your DVC digital card and a photo ID to all Welcome Home Weeks locations.

Not all DVC owners are eligible. There are a lot of rules and dates that play a factor, but the easiest way to check is by looking at your digital DVC card. If you see DVC Y, you’re good to go!

Sweet Stop

Disney World and Disneyland DVC guests can enjoy a complimentary Mickey Ice Cream Bar, an ice cream sandwich, or a frozen fruit bar. Eligible members can bring up to four guests. You are limited to just one per week. Bummer.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Location: Tower of Terror Courtyard
  • Dates: Mondays and Tuesdays, starting July 22, 2024
  • Times: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • Location: Upper Bradley Falls
  • Dates: Thursdays and Fridays, starting July 25, 2024
  • Times: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Disneyland Park

  • Location: Star View Station – a Member Lounge
  • Dates: July 23, August 6 and August 20, 2024
  • Times: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Location: Golden Vine House, a Disney Vacation Club Welcome Home Center (formerly Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar)
  • Dates: July 30 and August 13, 2024
  • Times: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Welcome Home Wakeup

Select Disney World and Disneyland hotels will serve coffee and treats to eligible members and up to four of their guests (or the total number of people on the reservation). They need a room reservation at the hotel where the coffee is being served. And they’re limited to one Wakeup per week.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Location: Top of the World Lounge
  • Dates and times are coming soon

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Location: Reunion Station
  • Dates and times are coming soon

The Villas at Disneyland Hotel

  • Location: Discovery Den
  • Dates: July 25, August 8, and August 22, 2024
  • Times: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Welcome Home Wednesday Wine Mixer

Disneyland will host a wine mixer twice this summer. Eligible members with a Disneyland Resort hotel reservation may bring up to four guests (or the number of additional guests on the reservation).

  • Location: Wedding Garden
  • Dates: July 31 and August 14, 2024
  • Times: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Character Close-Ups

Special character meet-and-greets are coming to Disney World, Disneyland, and the DVC beach resorts. Again, owners can bring up to four guests (or the total number of additional guests on their reservation).

Walt Disney World Resort

  • Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Ballroom Fantasia J)
  • Dates: July 22, July 23, July 29, July 30, August 12 and August 13, 2024
  • Times: Coming soon!
  • Parking: There is no resort parking for this event. Members should use Disney transportation.
  • Characters: Frozen

Disneyland Resort

  • Location: Sleeping Beauty Pavilion in the Disneyland Hotel
  • Dates: July 22 and August 19, 2024
  • Times: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Parking: There is no Resort parking for this event.
  • Characters: Featuring a sketch artist and a rockin’ dance party

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

  • Location: Resort Lobby
  • Dates: Thursdays, starting July 25, 2024
  • Times: Coming soon!
  • Characters: Pirate-themed experience that boasts some favorite Disney pals

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

  • Location: Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina (located across from the Resort)
  • Dates: Tuesdays, starting July 23, 2024
  • Times: Coming soon!
  • Characters: Beloved Disney friends and a pool party at the Resort, plus fireworks at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.

Ice Cream Parlor

Guests who visit the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center will enjoy complimentary ice cream. We’ve been before. I highly recommend it. Once more, the eligible owner can bring four guests (or the number of additional guests on their hotel reservation). There is a limit of one serving per week.

  • Location: Disney Vacation Club Preview Center
  • Dates and times are coming soon.
  • Parking: There is no resort parking for this event. Member should use Disney transportation.

Aulani Cultural Experience

Guests lucky enough to be in Hawaii this August can enjoy lei-making and hula lessons. Owners can invite up to four guests (or the number of additional guests on their hotel reservation).

  • Location: Hālāwai Lawn
  • Dates: July 25, August 1 and August 15, 2024
  • Times: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM to noon
  • Pre-registration for this complimentary event is encouraged and available at Hoku Hideaway upon arrival.

Hawaiʻian Art “Hana Noʻeau” Experience

Aulani guests can also learn about tote stamping and take ʻukulele lessons. Owners can invite up to four guests (or the number of additional guests on their hotel reservation).

  • Location: Kīpuka Lawn and Kaiona Ballroom
  • Dates: July 23, July 30, August 13, August 20, 2024 (at Kīpuka Lawn) and August 8, 2024 (in Kaiona Ballroom)
  • Times: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM to noon
  • Pre-registration for this complimentary event is encouraged and available at Hoku Hideaway upon arrival.

Mobile Order Discount

Disney World members can receive a 20% one-time-use discount on a mobile order. Head for Satu’li and order all the bowls!

  • Location: Select quick-service dining at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Dates: From July 22, 2024 through August 24, 2024.
  • Times: Dining Operating Hours

A promo code will be made available later. Check this DVC webpage for details.

Exclusive Streaming of Westward Walt

Westward Walt is a short film that examines Walt Disney’s first days in California. Eligible members can stream this movie starting July 22, 2024.

Membership Magic Virtual Wallpapers

DVC-themed digital artwork is available to everyone. Disney said that it’s only for members, but the download links are not password protected. So enjoy!

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