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A Disney Parks & Vacation Club Podcast. Tom, Damon and Trevor are Disney enthusiasts who can't stop talking about anything and everything Disney. On Welcome Home, they talk about everything related to Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Vacation Club (DVC). As DVC Owners and Disney Parks enthusiasts, the guys have extensive knowledge of everything Disney and Disney Vacation Club. Let Welcome Home help you and your family be more knowledgeable about Disney!

A Disney Parks & Vacation Club Podcast. Tom, Damon and Trevor are Disney enthusiasts who can't stop talking about anything and everything Disney. On Welcome Home, they talk about everything related to Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Vacation Club (DVC). As DVC Owners and Disney Parks enthusiasts, the guys have extensive knowledge of everything Disney and Disney Vacation Club. Let Welcome Home help you and your family be more knowledgeable about Disney!

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A Disney Parks & Vacation Club Podcast. Tom, Damon and Trevor are Disney enthusiasts who can't stop talking about anything and everything Disney. On Welcome Home, they talk about everything related to Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Vacation Club (DVC). As DVC Owners and Disney Parks enthusiasts, the guys have extensive knowledge of everything Disney and Disney Vacation Club. Let Welcome Home help you and your family be more knowledgeable about Disney!

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English

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732-754-9123


Episodes

Episode 82: Would You Rather?, Reopening Orlando & Scannable Apparel

5/25/2020
On episode 81, the guys are joined by Chad from My DVC Points podcast to talk about his new DVC app. Damon announces his new podcast, Boomtron. The guys continue to answer listener questions including another round of "Would you Rather?" and a question about flipping DVC contracts. New concept art has been released for the proposed DVC tower at Disneyland. Disney leadership is going through a reorganization. Disney Springs has mostly reopened and Universal Studios sets a reopening date....

Duration:02:00:58

Episode 81: Listener Topics, Pirate Ship Playground & Disney Camping

5/11/2020
In episode 81, the guys welcome special guest Ziggy from Ziggyknowsdisney.com. The guys answer listener questions including a game of 'Would You Rather', Pixie Dust Experiences, and movies that should be made into rides. A new Pirate Ship playground is being built near the Disney Hilton Head resort and the guys interview the designer. An interview with a former WDW Vice President revealed that the original plans for a Star Wars land included Tatooine and Endor. In the same interview, it was...

Duration:01:44:33

Episode 80: DVC Closure Updates & Universal Opening Survey

4/27/2020
On episode 80, the guys discuss the recently announced DVC updates related to the resort closure and member compensation. Moonlight Magic event registrations have been delayed due to the resort closure. Construction continues on WDW hotels despite the resort closure. A recent survey by Universal Studios reveals some of the possible restrictions that Orlando theme parks are considering to reopen. Shanghai Disneyland is also reportedly testing procedures for reopening. Disney Imagineering...

Duration:01:23:07

Episode 79: Listener Questions, DVC's Point Problem & How the Parks Reopen

4/13/2020
In episode 79, the guys answer listener questions on topics including favorite DVC staycation, best Disney experience, and Disney+. With the parks and resorts still being closed, DVC has a points problem. The guys discuss why DVC has a dilemma with points and what they could do to resolve it. The guys debate what Disney needs to do to reopen the parks and when they think they could reopen. Annual Passholders are being offered refunds and extensions. Disney has made yet another land purchase...

Duration:01:51:41

Episode 78: Park Closures, Baby Animals & Stitch’s Great Demolition

3/30/2020
The guys host their first live show with listeners Jeremy, Tiffanny, and Kati joining in. To watch the a replay of the live video, visit Welcome Home Podcast on Facebook. WDW and Disneyland will now be closed indefinitely and the group discusses their plans for their next visit. An update to the My Disney Experience app suggests that Disney may be moving more rides to virtual queues in the near future. The classic 'film strip' entrance to Disney's Hollywood Studios has recently been fully...

Duration:01:47:49

Episode 77: Closure Impact to DVC, Point Trophy & Avengers Campus

3/17/2020
In episode 77, the guys welcome back to the show Nick Cotton from DVC Resale Market to discuss the impacts of the park closures to DVC. Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line are all closed due to the global pandemic and the guys discuss their feelings on the closures. DVC has instituted a cancellation policy for members impacted by the closures, but not everyone is happy. Space 220 may (finally) have an opening month. Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway opens with exclusive...

Duration:01:50:13

Episode 76: Dining Plus, Chewie Mode & Baby Yoda

3/2/2020
In episode 76, the guys discuss listener submissions of jokes that Jungle Cruise skippers could make about the recent boat sinking incident. The guys answer listener questions including the recent Disney CEO change, earliest Disney memories, favorite IP, and Tron. Disney has announced a new dining plan that has the guys reconsidering the value of the dining plan. Spaceship Earth is closing soon and the guys have mixed feelings. Cinderella Castle is receiving a makeover in time for the park's...

Duration:01:57:37

Episode 75: Mickey in Neon, Galactic Starcruiser & Hulk Smash

2/17/2020
In episode 75, the guys answer listener questions including Hollywood Studios FastPass strategies, DVC Bucket list, Disney with a teen, and member lounges. The new Lava Dole Whip has Trevor & Damon wanting to take an immediate WDW trip. Ticket price increases have taken effect for WDW and Disneyland. DVC has instituted new account security for the member website. We now know that Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway will open with FastPass and Standby lines. The new sign for the ride has been...

Duration:02:02:06

Episode 74: FastPass Tiers, Space Sporks & Stuntronics

2/3/2020
In episode 74, the guys announce a listener meet up event at the upcoming Magic Kingdom Moonlight Magic. More details of the proposed DVC resort in Disneyland have been released including concept art of the tower. The guys answer some listener questions about Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, Space 220, and WDW's 50th Anniversary. FastPass changes are coming to Hollywood Studios in February which will include the addition of Smugglers Run and new tiers. Disney is surveying guests about...

Duration:01:49:17

Episode 73 Part 2: DVC Discounts, The King of Disneyland & Premium FastPass

1/20/2020
In part 2 of episode 73, the guys discuss new DVC discounts for 2020 and what other discounts they'd like to see. DVC Members will no longer have to pay fees for things like extra towels. A new runDisney Membership Program is launching February and the guys have no idea what this means for runners. Crazy popcorn bucket designs are very popular at WDW, but at Disneyland, fry buckets are the must have souvenir. A guest at Disneyland pulled Excalibur from the stone by accident and Tomorrowland...

Duration:01:05:20

Episode 73 Part 1: DVC Resale Market - Derek & Marissa Return!

1/20/2020
Derek and Marissa from DVC Resale Market return to the show to answer listener DVC questions. Topics covered include Riviera resale pricing, the importance of use years, resale restrictions, and more!

Duration:01:07:36

Episode 72: Disney Transportation, Virtual Queue & Regal Eagle

1/6/2020
The guys are back from their holiday break and answer some listener questions! Damon is planning a cross country trip to Disneyland in 2021 and discusses details with the guys. Riviera's direct purchase price is increasing at the end of January to $195 per point. Since Rise of the Resistance opened in Galaxy's Edge, the virtual queue process has undergone many changes. The guys discuss these changes and what the future could be for the virtual queue. Disneyland has started testing a roaming...

Duration:02:14:17

Waitlist: Holiday Spectacular

12/23/2019
The guys are joined by Mike from Disney Dads Podcast for a special holiday episode of the Waitlist! Ever wish that your favorite Disney show or movie had a holiday episode? The guys come up with their own holiday special for their favorite Disney property and discuss their go to holiday movies.

Duration:00:47:01

Episode 71: Damon's Trip, 2021 Points Chart & Rise of the Virtual Queue

12/16/2019
Damon is back from WDW and the guys are joined by Mike from the Disney Dads Podcast. Damon gives a recap of his trip including his thoughts on the Skyliner, Galaxy's Edge, Holiday food, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and more. DVC has released the point charts for 2021 and they've added 2 new seasons. Rise of the Resistance opened at WDW and brought with it a new virtual queue line. Disney announced a ton of opening dates for upcoming attractions including Mickey & Minnie's Runaway...

Duration:02:23:32

Episode 70: Trevor's Trip, Disneyland DVC Resort & X-Wing Drones

12/2/2019
In Episode 70, Trevor and Tom are joined by Steve from DCL Podcast. Trevor gives a full report from his recent trip to WDW including reviews of Epcot Forever, Disney Skyliner, Happily Ever After Dessert Party, Storybook Dining, Via Napoli and more! DVC has submitted a proposal to the city of Anaheim to build a new 350 room DVC resort next to the Disneyland Hotel. At an upcoming media event for the opening of Rise of the Resistance, it is rumored that SUV sized drones will fly overhead that...

Duration:01:59:41

Episode 69: 2020 DVC Dues, Damon's Trip & Free Beignets

11/18/2019
While Trevor is at WDW, Damon and Tom welcome guest hosts Caity & John to the show! Proposed 2020 DVC dues have been released. DVC starts offering generous incentives for direct purchase of Riviera and Aulani. Additional declarations of points at Riviera is opening more room inventory to DVC members. Port Orleans is offering free beignets to DVC members and APs with the purchase of a specialty cocktail. The holidays are in full swing at WDW, including some new exclusive holiday merchandise....

Duration:02:17:56

Episode 68: Trevor's Trip, FuelRods & Disney+

11/4/2019
The guys welcome Damon back to the show to talk about his Halloween travels over the past few weeks. Trevor talks about the plans for his upcoming WDW trip in November. There was a DVC direct price increase on 'sold out' properties and DVC sold some property next to Vero Beach Resort. Moonlight Magic dates have been announced for 2020 and the guys discuss their potential plans to attend. FuelRod phone chargers were scheduled for a fee increase for swapping chargers, which was then cancelled...

Duration:01:59:59

Episode 67: Halloween, Pass the Tip-Yip & Disney Black Market

10/21/2019
Trevor gives an update on his gaming marathon fundraiser. Damon leaves a message about his Halloween travels. Tom and Trevor answer a listener question about their dream DVC resort. DVC brings back ShopDisney discounts and offers a new discount on Riviera cash bookings to DVC members. Disney has made a change to the preferred method to make dining reservations. The Disney Skyliner has reopened and the guys have a discussion about the future of the system. Some limited refurbishments will be...

Duration:02:04:19

Episode 66: Tom's Trip, Skyliner Incident & Bell Services

10/8/2019
In episode 66, the guys work on their podcasting skills based on listener feedback. Tom is back from his WDW trip and gives a trip report including riding the Skyliner, the last IllumiNations, Epcot Forever, Food and Wine, and Galaxy's Edge. DVC announced a new Moonlight Magic date for Disney's California Adventure for this November and the guys discuss this last minute announcement. Bell Services at Disney resorts has changed their policy on holding third party deliveries of ECVs and...

Duration:01:55:14

Episode 65: DVC Point Minimum, Cosmic Rewind & PhotoPass Boxes

9/23/2019
In episode 65, the guys discuss the show's new Facebook group and Trevor's upcoming video game marathon for charity. With an assist from Marissa at DVC Resale Market, the guys answer a listener question about future DVC contract values. Tom will be headed to Disney in a week and he discusses his upcoming trip. DVC recently increased it's minimum direct point purchase to 100 points and the guys discuss what this means for resale buyers. Entertainment cuts are occurring across the WDW resort...

Duration:01:48:46