With the relatively recent changes to DVC making it so that resale members are second-class citizens when it comes to “perks”, I’m finding it confusing what benefits you do or do not actually get.
So, for example, while “officially” in park discounts on merchandise isn’t supposed to apply to resale (white card) members, I know that anecdotally, most people are still being given the discount.
But here’s another one. So I just got an email from Disney offering me, as a DVC “member”, access to the Sorcerer Pass. (To be clear, I’m not in the market to actually buy an AP, but that’s beside the point.)
Is it offering me the chance to buy the Sorcerer Pass, because a white-card member is allowed this perk? Or is it offering me the chance to buy the Sorcerer Pass, but if I then go in and attempt to buy it (if I were planning to do such a thing) I’d be told I don’t qualify?
This use of “member” applying to DVC owners conditionally is confusing me. I’m a member…except when I’m not. (But even then, maybe you still are…wink wink.)
When I look at the website, it sounds like I’m a “member”, but not eligible for “Membership Extras”. Trouble is, what is considered a “Membership Extra”? There is a Member Benefits page…but is everything on that page considered a “Membership Extra”?
I don’t really have a question at all. Merely pointing out the frustration that Disney is very lax about their definition of things. I don’t see anywhere that calls “Member Benefits” and Membership Extras" meaning the same thing. Rather, there is a footnote on the Member Benefits page that explains that “Membership Extras” only apply to those who buy direct from Disney, without calling out which of the benefits are “Extras” and which aren’t. I would probably assume they mean the same thing, EXCEPT that Disney actually calls them out as being separate!
And while I’m complaining…how hard is it for them to NOT send me an email each time I log back into my account from the same devices I’ve used repeatedly???