DVC Welcome Home Weeks 2024

A three story building with pastel colors at Saratoga Springs Resort at Disney World.

Disney Vacation Club has some exciting extra fun going on for Members this summer. We’re discussing the details of this new perk debuting in 2024 for those who are eligible for Membership Extras. It’s awesome to see Disney introduce new offerings after a handful of slow years. Disney Vacation Club calls this a Member celebration. This offering invites Members to, “Unleash #ThatMagicalFeeling at the first-ever Welcome Home Weeks!”  Some of the Welcome Home Weeks benefits have more specific eligibility requirements. For example, you must be staying at a certain resort at the time to partake in the festivities. We’re outlining everything you need to know about Welcome Home Weeks below.

For Welcome Home Weeks, assume you need a valid Disney Vacation Club Digital Membership Card and photo ID at any event check-in.

The Member listed on the Digital Membership Card must be in attendance as well.

You can not park at a resort to enjoy one of the Welcome Home Weeks activities. Take Disney transportation instead.

Note there are limits, like one serving per week or one ice cream per location, for food items.

It's night time at Reunion Station, a craftsman style building with a clear door and stone front.
Reunion Station at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will host Welcome Home Wakeup events this summer for Welcome Home Weeks. This property has two home resorts: Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

Welcome Home Weeks at Disney World

Welcome Home Weeks OfferingWhat it isWhere it isWhen it’s offeredEligibility requirements in addition to Membership Extras
Sweet StopEnjoy a complimentary Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bar, ice cream sandwich or fruit bar.At Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Tower of Terror Courtyard.On Mondays and Tuesdays July 22 through August 20, 2024
from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Park entry, and a reservation if necessary, is required for this Welcome Home Weeks festivity.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park in the Upper Bradley Falls area. (More on this location below.)On Thursdays and Fridays July 25 through August 23, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Park entry, and a reservation if necessary, is required for this Welcome Home Weeks festivity.
Welcome Home WakeupCoffee and a morning treat with other Members.At Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Top of the World Lounge.On Saturdays July 27 through August 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.This is for Members with a reservation at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort plus 4 Guests or the number of additional Guests on the reservation.
At Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Reunion Station.On Saturdays July 27 through August 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.This is for Members with a reservation at Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge or Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge plus 4 Guests or the number of additional Guests on the reservation.
Character Close-UpsA Frozen themed character meet and greet.At Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Ballroom Fantasia J.On July 22, July 23, July 29, July 30, August 12 and August 13, 2024. Times to be announced.This is for Members with a reservation at any Walt Disney World Resort hotel plus 4 Guests or the number of additional Guests on the reservation.
Ice Cream ParlorA serving of complimentary ice cream.At Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort in the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center.Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. July 22 through August 24, 2024.This is for Members with a reservation at any Walt Disney World Resort hotel plus 4 Guests or the number of additional Guests on the reservation.
Mobile Order DiscountA 20% discount on a mobile food order.Available at select quick service restaurants at Disney World.From July 22 through August 24, 2024.Check DVC website for an offer code and instructions.
A Disney map of Animal Kingdom showing where Caravan Road, the former Bradley Falls, kiosk is across from Mr. Kamal's and near Feathered Friends in Flight!
The Disney map of Animal Kingdom shows where Caravan Road, the former Bradley Falls, kiosk is across from Mr. Kamal’s and near Feathered Friends in Flight!

Where is Upper Bradley Falls at Animal Kingdom?

Part of getting your complimentary treats will be knowing where to find them. For the Sweet Stop in-park ice creams, the Animal Kingdom location is Upper Bradley Falls. At the time Welcome Home Weeks information was shared for DVC Members, “Upper Bradley Falls” at Animal Kingdom was not easily found. The Bradley Falls kiosk is now Caravan Road. You’ll find it across from Mr. Kamal’s and near Feathered Friends in Flight! in the Asia area of the park. It’s unclear where the Sweet Stop will be exactly. We will update if this is clarified. Surely Cast Members in the park will know on the day of the event.

Welcome Home Weeks at Disneyland

Disneyland Resort also has Welcome Home Weeks and corresponding activities at both parks and The Villas at Disneyland Hotel and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian.

Welcome Home Weeks OfferingWhat it isWhere it isWhen it isEligibility requirements in addition to Membership Extras
Sweet StopEnjoy a complimentary Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bar, ice cream sandwich or fruit bar.At Disneyland Park in Star View Station – a Member Lounge.On July 23, August 6 and August 20, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Park entry, and a reservation if necessary, is required for this Welcome Home Weeks festivity.
At Disney California Adventure Park in Golden Vine House, a Disney Vacation Club Welcome Home Center.On July 30 and August 13, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Park entry, and a reservation if necessary, is required for this Welcome Home Weeks festivity.
Welcome Home WakeupCoffee and a morning treat with other Members.At The Villas at Disneyland Hotel at Discovery Den.On July 25, August 8 and August 22, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.This is for Members with a reservation at a Disneyland Resort hotel plus 4 Guests or the number of additional Guests on the reservation.
Welcome Home Wednesday Wine MixerWine and appetizers with other Members.At Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in the Wedding Garden.On July 31 and August 14, 2024 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.This is for Members with a reservation at a Disneyland Resort hotel plus 4 Guests or the number of additional Guests on the reservation.
Character Close-UpsA character dance party with a sketch artist.At Disneyland Hotel in the  Sleeping Beauty Pavilion.On July 22 and August 19, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.This is for Members with a reservation at a Disneyland Resort hotel plus 4 Guests or the number of additional Guests on the reservation.

Welcome Home Weeks at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

The Membership Extra also extends to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

Welcome Home Weeks OfferingWhat it isWhere it isWhen it isEligibility requirements in addition to Membership Extras
Character Close-UpsA pirate themed experience with favorite Disney pals.In the Disney’s Vero Beach Resort lobby.On Thursdays starting July 25 through August 22, 2024.This is for Members with a reservation at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort plus 4 Guests or the number of additional Guests on the reservation.
A freezer filled with wrapped Mickey ice cream novelties.
Eligible Disney Vacation Club Members can get complimentary Mickey bars and ice cream during Welcome Home Weeks 2024.

Welcome Home Weeks at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

Welcome Home Weeks OfferingWhat it isWhere it isWhen it isEligibility requirements in addition to Membership Extras
Character Close-UpsVisits from beloved Disney friends.Not yet shared.On Tuesdays starting July 23 through August 20, 2024.This is for Members with a reservation at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort plus 4 Guests or the number of additional Guests on the reservation.
Resort pool partyProbably poolside trivia and games similar to Walt Disney World Resort.At The Big Dipper and the Little Dipper Swimming Pools.On Tuesdays starting July 23 through August 20, 2024.This is for Members with a reservation at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort plus 4 Guests or the number of additional Guests on the reservation.
FireworksDisney’s Hilton Head Island Resort does not typically have fireworks so this is a treat.At Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.On Tuesdays starting July 23 through August 20, 2024.Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is a public place. It’s not clear if there will be a viewing space for registered guests of Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort or not.

Welcome Home Weeks at Aulani

Welcome Home Weeks OfferingWhat it isWhere it isWhen it isEligibility requirements in addition to Membership Extras
Aulani Cultural ExperienceComplimentary lei-making and hula lessons.At Aulani Resort at Hālāwai Lawn.On July 25, August 1 and August 15, 2024
at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This is for Members with a reservation at Aulani plus 4 Guests or the number of additional Guests on the reservation. Sign up for the event in advance at Hoku Hideaway.
Hawaiʻian Art “Hana Noʻeau” ExperienceComplimentary tote stamping and ʻukulele lessons.At Aulani Resort  at Kīpuka Lawn and Kaiona Ballroom.On July 23, July 30, August 13, August 20, 2024 (at Kīpuka Lawn) and August 8, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.This is for Members with a reservation at Aulani plus 4 Guests or the number of additional Guests on the reservation. Sign up for the event in advance at Hoku Hideaway.

Park entry is not included with these perks.

Remember you need to purchase tickets to the parks on your own for in park Welcome Home Weeks fun. Theme Park admission is not part of Disney Vacation Club. Many Members have a Disney Annual Pass. While there is no longer specifically a Disney Vacation Club discount on annual passes, eligible Members can purchase a DVC Sorcerer Pass also known as a DVC annual pass.

Can resale DVC Members enjoy?

The same policy that applies to other DVC perks applies to Welcome Home Weeks. That means those who have purchased DVC resale contracts are not eligible to attend. Special DVC Member events like Welcome Home Weeks are part of Membership Extras. Eligibility for these events requires new Members to have purchased 150 Vacation Points or more directly from Disney Vacation Club. Many Members qualified for Membership Extras earlier under different requirements like purchasing much fewer direct points. Owning resale does not affect your eligibility. This, like all Membership Extras, is what Disney considers an incidental benefit. That means it can go away at any time and is subject to availability or change. Note that fees may apply to Membership Extras.

Is Welcome Home Weeks worth it? Considering Direct vs. Resale DVC

Knowing the differences in direct points and resale DVC is important when you’re buying a contract. Resale DVC comes with fantastic savings but not all of the extra perks like Welcome Home Weeks. Buying resale vs. direct DVC is a personal decision and depends on your vacation style. Some may be in the position to add on at Disney and become eligible for Membership Extras. If they’re that close to having access to these perks, and these sound of interest, it might be worth it to purchase from Disney directly. When you have the opportunity to save thousands of dollars by purchasing points through resale, free Mickey bars may not be as enticing.

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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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