Take a Disney Vacation Club Tour with DVC Dads in May

We’re big Disney vacation fans. We’ve traveled to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and sailed with Disney Cruise Line, and during our trips we kept hearing about Disney Vacation Club, Disney’s vacation ownership (i.e., timeshare) program. Therefore, when Disney invited our family to check out Aulani Resort, their Disney Vacation Club in Hawaii, we jumped at the chance. During the month of May, I’ll be joining a few Dads I met at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and staying at various Disney Vacation Club properties across the country. Continue reading to meet the DVC Dads and find out where everyone’s heading.

Disney SMMC

Group of Dads attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration on board Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream in February 2018, photo by Alex Mirabal

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

Whit Honea – author, filmmaker, and founder of @FamLifeOnEarth – will check into The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. This Disney Vacation Club resort is located within the Disneyland Resort and has its own separate entrance directly into Disney California Adventure theme park.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa at the Disneyland Resort, image courtesy Disney

Because you can also use Disney Vacation Club points for Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise Line vacations, Whit is taking the Adventures by Disney Southern California tour and going behind the scenes at the Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Imagineering, and more.  Click here to read all about Whit’s short escape to Southern California with Adventures by Disney.

Walt Disney Studio Lot

Walt Disney Studio Lot, Burbank, California, photo by Dave Parfitt

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Travel Blogger Raphael Ocampo, Latino Dad of identical twin boys, is heading to Vero Beach, Florida to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Located on one of the most active sea turtle nesting areas in Florida, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is a Disney Vacation Club property along the Atlantic Ocean’s Treasure Coast. Follow Raphael’s adventure on his Instagram and Twitter channels. Click here for Raphael’s complete guide to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

Sea Turtle at Vero Beach

Hatchling sea turtle at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, image courtesy Disney

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

The Jones Family will stay at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This is the newest Disney Vacation Club property at Walt Disney World that opened in July 2017. Tim Jones and his family will stay in one of the private, 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabins located right on the shores of Bay Lake, where they can watch the evening Electrical Water Pageant pass behind the cabin from their own personal hot tub.  Plus, they will be just a short boat ride from the Magic Kingdom theme park.  Click here for the Jones Family’s video review of their stay at DIsney’s Copper Creek Cabin.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, photo by Dave Parfitt

Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawaii

Finally, as I previously mentioned, my family is heading to Hawaii for the first time, and staying in a Disney Vacation Club villa at Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa. Situated on O’ahu’s western shore, Aulani has its own beach and waterpark where I can post live to my Instagram and Twitter accounts while floating along in the lazy river. Click here to read all about our stay at Aulani Resort.

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa

Room view from Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, photo by George Gensler

I’m excited to learn more about Disney Vacation Club. Disney promises that every Disney Vacation Club Resort has a unique theme, amazing amenities and world-class Disney service — to ensure we have the best vacation experience possible.  And unlike a traditional fixed-week timeshare, Disney Vacation Club has a flexible vacation-points based system allowing members to use the points for a variety of resort options such as the ones the DVC Dads this May.  I hope you’ll follow along with all of the DVC Dads adventures throughout the month.

DISCLOSURE: Disney is hosting our families for an Adventures by Disney trip or a trip to Aulani Resort, Vero Beach Resort, or Copper Creek Villas & Cabins.  This includes travel to Hawaii, California, or Florida, a room, and some meals & experiences. However, all opinions are those of the respective authors. For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on instagramtwitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.