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Disney Vacation Club 2020 Year in Review – DVCNews.com

Written by Tim Krasniewski. Posted in General DVC News

2020 marked fourteen years of DVCNews serving the Disney Vacation Club community. And it was a year unlike any other. As the world clings to the hope that COVID-19 will soon be in our rear view mirror, let’s take a look back at the last twelve months. 

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Moonlight Magic began the year at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the usual assortment of unique character greets, short attraction lines and free dinner for all attendees. Some of the first solid details emerged regarding the new DVC resort

Did You Miss Out on Vacation This Year? You’re Not Alone

In a typical year, New York employees of the magazine publisher Condé Nast must use their vacation days before late December or lose them — a common policy across corporate America.

But early this month, the company sent employees an email saying they could carry up to five vacation days into next year, an apparent acknowledgment that many scrimped on days off amid the long hours and travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic. “The carry-over will be automatic, and there is nothing further you need to do,” the email said.

Condé Nast was not alone in scrambling to make end-of-year

New attractions set to boost tourism next year

New attractions, restaurants and accommodations are in store for Central Florida hot spots.

a group of people in front of a building: Epcot

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Epcot is adding “Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure” and “La Creperie de Paris” to the France pavilion.

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Universal’s Islands of Adventure will be adding its Jurassic World VelociCoaster and Legoland will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary with its largest LEGO cake ever.

SeaWorld will have its first launch coaster, the Ice Breaker, and the list goes on.

Tourism leaders say all of this, paired with pent up demand to travel plus a COVID-19 vaccine, should be a good combination

Robert Karlsson having sneaky good year on PGA TOUR Champions

While there’s been a much-celebrated group of 50-year-olds to make their debuts on PGA TOUR Champions this season, it’s a former Ryder Cupper with an impressive European Tour resume that is quietly having an excellent rookie campaign in 2020.

Robert Karlsson, an 11-time European Tour winner and two-time Ryder Cup member (plus an assistant on the winning European team in Paris in 2018), turned 50 last September and despite a few years of struggles he re-committed himself to improving almost three years ago with a laser-like focus on earning status on PGA TOUR Champions for 2020.

He made it through

Can California’s tourism industry survive a year unlike any other? | US news

Summers are always busy in Big Sur, the picturesque region in northern California known for towering forests that give way to sweeping cliffs and sandy beaches. But this summer has been unlike any other, as the state reckons with a global pandemic and historic wildfires.

Like many scenic small towns in California, Big Sur’s local economy relies heavily on the tourist traffic that sweeps through every summer. It seemed like the kind of place that could have been hit hard by a nosedive in tourism.

But according to Diana Ballantyne, the general manager of a campground and resort tucked