When Disney Vacation Club members are allowed to make purchases at the resort, they’re able to save up to $100 in travel and hotel costs, and then get the money back once they return to Disney Springs.
The new rules will apply to the resort at Disney Springs, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disney California Adventure and Disney’s Animal Kingdom parks.
“We have had a lot of questions about what we’re going to do with this, and what we can do to help families,” said Kristin Rader, vice president of communications for the resort.
“As a family, it’s our hope that this is a win-win for our guests and our resorts.
We know we’re all going to be in the same boat, and we’re confident that we can work together to ensure that the family vacation stays are affordable and fun for everyone.”
Rader said that Disney plans to update its existing policy to apply to all resorts within its footprint by the end of the year.
The announcement comes amid a heated debate in California over what to do about vacation rentals that are currently legal.
The state legislature has been working on legislation that would prohibit people from renting their homes to people who rent vacation rentals from the resorts.
The new rules are aimed at helping people who are renting at Disney, Disney Vacations and Walt Disney World Resort to make more financial sense.
“Disney is a big business,” Rader said.
“We want to make sure we’re providing the best possible value to our guests.”
The resort will offer refunds to members of its membership who rent their homes and/or stay in a resort room.
It also plans to offer the option of booking a refund for purchases made at a Disney Springs location.
The company will also allow members to use the hotel’s credit cards at a discounted rate, and it plans to allow members who are on vacation to pay less in taxes.