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[23 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
2012 Disney Vacation Club Dues Announced

While the 2011 Condo Association Club haven’t met yet, the estimated 2012 Disney Vacation Club dues have been leaked earlier. In addition to timeshare costs, DVC owners must pay dues every year in order to help cover operating costs, such as resort employees, park transportation, utilities, and other upkeep.
It appears that Bay Lake Tower will see the largest increase in dues, followed very closely by the Animal Kingdom Villas. Here are the expected 2012 dues and how much they have increased:

Resort
2012 Dues
Increase

Animal Kingdom Villas
$5.4356
+8.40%

Aulani (Subsidized)
$4.4794
+3.93%

Aulani (non-Subsidized)
$5.9607
+4.02%

Bay Lake Tower
$4.2219
+8.41%

Beach Club …

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[5 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
New Pool Opens at Walt Disney World’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

Visitors to Walt Disney World’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa have a new way to cool off from the hot Florida summers.
Opened just in time for the busy July 4 holiday, Paddock Pool features a zero entry area, as well as new slides and a wet deck area for kids to enjoy.  Not to be outdone, adults can also enjoy some special amenities, like the horseshoe-shaped spa.  The new Paddock Pool joins the the High Rock Spring Pool as the second feature pool option at the deluxe villa resort

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[11 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Institute Celebrates 15 Years

Happy Birthday, Disney Institute!
It seems that February is an important month in the history of the Walt Disney Company.  Already this week, we’ve celebrated the tenth anniversary of Disney’s California Adventure Park, and with it, Downtown Disney District and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, with its signature dining experience, Napa Rose.  The east coast, it seems, is celebrating as well, for it was fifteen years ago this week that the Disney Institute first opened its doors.
When the Disney Institute opened its campus where Saratoga Springs Resort is now located at Walt …

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[21 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Saratoga Springs to Get New Pool

For those thinking Disney’s Saratoga Springs had become a bit boring, good news! Reports are confirming that work is planned for this spring on a new feature pool at the Disney Vacation Club resort. The pool will be in the Paddock area of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, “building on the resort’s turn-of-the-20th-century, upstate New York theme.”
Construction is scheduled to be completed in mid 2011 and will replace the current 1,100 square foot quiet pool. The new pool should be 3,300 square feet, with zero-depth-entry, a 146 …