Disney have announced a new perk for members of the Disney Vacation Club that will begin on the 1st October 2012. Senior Vice President and General Manager, Claire Bilby, announced a new discount will be available from the 1st October 1 to 31st December 2012. DVC members can purchase a Walt Disney World Premium Annual Pass for just $399 the normal price is $559. A Premium Annual Pass allows access to all four theme parks, plus both water parks, Disney Quest Indoor Interactive Theme Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course and free parking. Passes aren't activated until they have been used for the first time, so its the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this deal even if your current annual pass hasn't expired. For DVC members to renew a regular annual pass, it is $385, so for $14 more, you would get the extra benefits a premium annual pass offers over a regular annual pass. DVC members have until December 31, 2013 to activate these passes. After October 1, DVC members will also get 10% off merchandise at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney's Aulani Resort & Spa, Disney's Vero Beach Resort, and Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort.