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DVC resales are in very high demand and hold their value better than any other vacation club ownership program. With 15 resorts decorated around the country, owners can take the magic with them to DVC destinations in Hawaii, Hilton Head Island, California, Vero Beach, and of course, Orlando.
DVC uses a flexible points-based system, allowing owners to travel to their home resort for priority booking access, or see all that DVC has to offer. The brand is also affiliated with RCI, one of the largest vacation exchange platforms. Owners have access to a portfolio of over 4,500+ hotels and resorts around the world.
If you love Disney and love vacations, you’ll likely also love a DVC resale from the Disney Vacation Club. With 15 family-friendly resorts spread across the United States, owners can take the magic with them to Hawaii, Hilton Head Island, California, and Florida. Every DVC resort is complete with fantastical themes, luxurious swimming pools, and top-notch amenities that owners love.
Typically, owners break even on their entire DVC resale purchase within five to six trips. If you plan to take a vacation to a Disney resort every year, or even multiple times a year, then a DVC resale is definitely worth it. Plus, you can exchange your DVC points on RCI, the affiliated vacation exchange network. When you’ve seen all that DVC has to offer, trade your points on RCI for vacations virtually anywhere.
A leasehold property is similar to a “right to use” timeshare contract, with a few exceptions. Timeshare right to use means the contract or deed has an expiration date. You can normally purchase right-to-use timeshare contracts in Mexico, Aruba or other international countries, where an international buyer cannot hold land ownership in.
With a leasehold property, a developer leases a piece of land for a certain number of years. Disney Vacation Club leases from Disney Vacation Development Inc., where they build upon their leased land with resorts.
This is why each DVC resort contract has the same expiration date. Once your DVC contract expires, you will no longer own a piece of the resort or have the option to use your DVC points for vacations elsewhere. A DVC resale contract will still have the same expiration year as a contract directly purchased from Disney.
Owners receive an annual allotment of vacation “points,” which can be used as currency for travel. The number of points you receive depends on multiple factors. Your Home resort popularity, unit type and size, as well as season you own within all determine how many points you receive every year.
If you buy a DVC resale, you can browse our listings for sale to find the exact amount of points you’re looking for.
When you’re ready to purchase DVC resale points, you’ll want to pay special attention to choosing your home resort. Owning points at your home resort gives you priority access to making reservations before other DVC owners are able to. This advantage allows you to get first dibs on the best dates or times you want to vacation. DVC resale owners have certain restrictions to make reservations, which makes choosing your home resort all the more important.
We highly recommend Vacation Club Loans when you’re looking into financing a DVC resale purchase. Vacation Club Loans rates start as low as 9.9% and allow you to finance up to 80% of your purchase. There are no early payment penalties, and the approval process is quick and easy.
Being a Disney Vacation Club owner comes with many benefits that normal Disney renters don’t get. The good news about buying DVC resale is that you still have access to a lot of valuable DVC membership benefits offered with a retail sale. Some of the extras that transfer over when you buy a DVC resale are:
You can bank your points up to 8 months from your anniversary date to be used for the following year.
This gives you the ability to vacation around the world by exchanging with RCI.
Go to other select Disney resort pools and experience the different themes of each location.
No need to worry about forgetting your room key, you’ll have it on your phone. The app acts as your hotel key, park tickets, FastPass+ entrances, and much more.
15 magical North Amercia locations to choose from
1600 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
2 of 7
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
22 Harbourside Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 3 of 7
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas
2901 W Osceola Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32830 4 of 7
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
92-1185 Ali’inui Dr
Kapolei, HI 96707
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
1600 Seven Seas Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
901 Timberline Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
Disney’s Board Walk Villas
2101 North, Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s Riviera Resort
1080 Esplanade Ave, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
1510 N Cove Rd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
1960 Broadway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Vero Beach Resort
9250 Island Grove Terrace
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Disney Vacation Club’s Points system gives you flexibility and peace of mind. Disney publishes annual points charts for each resort promising that the only fluctuation from year to year will be around holidays that float (for instance Easter and Thanksgiving).
We have a complete guide to DVC points charts located on our website that includes updated points charts.
How many points you should purchase is totally up to you. The number of points you’ll need for each stay depends on when and how long you vacation, where you want to stay, and how many people you need to accommodate. These are factors you should definitely consider.
If you purchase Riviera points today, you will not be able to exchange them for any other resort in the brand. But, if you purchase Animal Kingdom points today, for example, you can exchange those points for any existing resort except the Riviera. This is one of the DVC resale restrictions to keep in mind when you buy at a home resort.
Banking is the term DVC uses for moving unused vacation points from the current use year to the next use year. Like “saving” them for a later date. Owners must bank their points within 8 months from the start of their use year. You must complete travel on reservations made with banked points by the end of the use year they were banked into or they will expire.
In the example below, two Vacation Points are moved from this Use Year to the next Use Year to lengthen the stay, upgrade accommodations, and much more!
Borrowing refers to bringing points from the next use year to apply toward a vacation in this use year.
Keep in mind that it’s better to have a few extra points on hand than to come up short. You can strategically bank, borrow or rent points to make up the difference.
Like every vacation club, there are certain restrictions for resale buyers that need to be weighed over. When you purchase directly from Disney Vacation Club, you have access to a world of perks and benefits. DVC direct owners are able to use points to make reservations at any one of Disney’s fifteen resorts and more. However, buying DVC resale points can save you thousands of dollars all while still enjoying your Home resort to its fullest potential.
|2020 DVC Resale Vs Direct Cost Per Point||Fidelity Resale Cost Per Point||DVC Cost Per Point*|
|Animal Kingdom Villas||$105.06||$176|
|Bay Lake Tower||$133.05||$225|
|Beach Club Villas||$132.19||$225|
|Old Key West||$87.83||$156|
*The above prices and offers are subject to change at any time
Disney undoubtedly offers some of the best perks to its owners. That is something important to consider when deciding whether you want to buy direct or on the DVC resale market because not all benefits transfer. Deciding which benefits you can’t live without is a great way to decide if resale is for you. A few benefits that do transfer include magic bands, pool-hopping, use of the fireworks viewing lounge, use of the Magic Express, Disney Skyliner, and Extra Magic Hours.
DVC contracts purchased on the resale market will not have access to membership extras like parties and DVC Member’s Only Lounges. It also means resale buyers will not receive discounts on annual passes, dining, and merchandise.
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