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April 8, 2016

runDisney Castaway Cay Challenge 2017

The Castaway Cay Challenge event will be held on Jan. 11, 2017 and follows the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Runners who would like to participate in the challenge:
  • Must already be confirmed on the Jan. 9 4-night Bahamian sailing on the Disney Dream before registering for the WDW Marathon Weekend.
  • Runners will be required to enter their cruise reservation number at the time of their Marathon Weekend race/Castaway Cay Challenge registration.

For more information, visit the DCL Intranet >> Castaway Cay Challenge

Exchange Advisors - RCI The Registry Collection Updates

Please note some recent updates regarding The Registry Collection:
  • Please email the Member Exchange team with the resort name and ID# of any The Registry Collection resorts that are shown when using the Exchange Search in the RCI Portal but are not shown in the RCI directory.
  • For resorts that are all-inclusive, we are currently able to view some of the fees, but not others. Call The Registry Collection at 800-548-2300 if you need to find out the fees for a resort that does not specifically list what they are. This number is for Advisors only and should not be shared with Members.
  • The simplest way to view all of the resort details on the DVC TRC website is to click the "Print Resort Details" button on the resort profile page. By selecting this button, nothing will print, but it will display the information on accommodations, amenities, activities, etc.

For more information, visit DORY >> Registry Collection

Preferred Parking Pilot Update

Animal Kingdom has been added to the the preferred parking pilot, which has already been in effect at Magic Kingdom and Epcot since Mar. 15.

  • During this pilot, Guests have the option to park closer to the park entrances for an additional $15.
  • Guests that select this option receive a pass from the Cast Member at the Auto Plaza and will be directed to the appropriate lot.
  • Guests who receive complimentary parking, such as Annual Passholders, Resort Guests or Cast Members, will have the option to choose preferred parking for $15.

Sundown Mingle at Aulani Update

As of September 2015, the Sundown Mingle at Aulani is no longer offered to Members staying at the resort.

  • All Members can still enjoy the Aulani Chef's Demonstration, DVC Member Maka'ika'i and more during their time at the resort.
  • Japanese Members can also take part in the Japanese Member Hour, offered most Mondays at 5:30 p.m.

For more information about Aulani Member events, visit

DORY >> Search: Membership Magic

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