Come together - Members reuniting for new "Welcome Home Wednesdays" show

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Come together - Members reuniting for new "Welcome Home Wednesdays" show

Disney Vacation Club is pleased to report that Members are reuniting weekly for a new family-reunion-themed "Welcome Home Wednesdays" show on Disney's BoardWalk (presented most Wednesdays inside the Atlantic Dance Hall from 2-3 p.m.).

The show's new format reflects what event planners have long understood about what makes these gatherings so popular.

"Transforming our Member Update presentations into the more interactive 'Welcome Home Wednesdays' game show some years ago proved to be enormously successful," said Carol Chukwu, one of the Disney Vacation Club Cast Members behind the event. "Members loved the opportunity to not just be part of the audience, but part of the show. So our goal with the event's latest evolution is to engage as many Members as possible."

Hosted by two "long-lost relatives" (the quick-witted cousin you never knew you had and the bubbly niece you always wish you had) and staged in a backyard-picnic setting, the re-imagined show invites Member families to participate in a variety of home-spun games inspired by Disney Vacation Club Resorts and experiences. From "Surfer Says" to "Dress Like a Scotsman," the games are designed to be as family funny as they are family friendly.

"Each game calls for new contestants, allowing more Members than ever to be part of the show," Carol explained. "And, since we've created more games than we could possibly play during a single show, we're able to rotate games and keep the experience fresh week in and week out. When you add the always unpredictable mix of outcomes and participating personalities, you really never know what you may see."

Along the way, the players and audience gain valuable Membership insights, enjoy refreshments and " perhaps most importantly " mingle with their Disney neighbors.

"Member events are all about the camaraderie," Carol said. "No matter the theme or setting, the highlight of every Member event is that sense of community. It truly is like a family coming together, which made the family reunion concept a natural fit. We've been thrilled with the response so far, and we can't wait for more families to join us in the months and years ahead."

As the show schedule is subject to change, be sure to visit the special events page to see if and when the event is taking place during your next Walt Disney World vacation.

I never seem to make it in time for this event, have you been? What do you think of this re-imagining?

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I have been to Welcome Home Wednesday many times, as evidenced by the MANY DVC "member" hats that I have at home. I did not see any mention of Deevy Cee in your post but I would assume she is there as well? I will have to make sure I see it on my next visit to the World. It's always a great place place to get off your feet and soak up the airconditioning and walk away with a small gift, usually a hat, athough I have seen a few other items given away as well.

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Actually Deevy has sadly been retired. We talked about it a little bit here:
http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/forum/doorway-dreams-centers-ny-and-il-closing

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Gee! I did not realize that Deevy had "retired" and gone back to Wisconsin. Sad Hope she enjoy's her "retirement".

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My youngest daughter is pretty much Deevy in Mini form. She even has a poster that Deevy autographed for her hanging in her bedroom. I haven't brought myself to tell her about it yet.

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I've been to Welcome Home Wednesdays for quite a bit. So I definitely am planning on checking out the new format when I get there in a couple of weeks.

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Awesome! Please be sure to let us know what you think of the new format!