Disney Releases New DVC Resale Restrictions

DVC Resale Restrictions

Disney Vacation Club released new restrictions on resales of their properties last year on January 19, 2019. Check out the restrictions below and find out how you can still benefit from purchasing DVC points on the resale market!

What Are The New DVC Resale Restrictions?

What do you need to know about the DVC resale restrictions? The new policy essentially states that if you purchase a contract on the resale market after January 19, 2019, you will not be eligible to exchange your points at any new resorts built by Disney unless you use a third-party exchange company such as RCI.

You can, however, still trade your points for stays at the original 14 resorts, including Aulani, Boardwalk Villas and Bay Lake Tower. Those who purchase future resorts on the resale market, such as the Riviera, will not be able to exchange their points for any other resort except through third-party exchanges like RCI.

Here’s what Disney had to say about the restrictions:

Effective January 19, 2019, only Members who purchase directly from Disney will be able to use their Vacation Points at the 14 existing Disney Vacation Club Resorts AND all future Disney Vacation Club Resorts—such as Disney’s Riviera Resort or Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge. Resale contracts purchased for the existing 14 Disney Vacation Club Resorts will only be able to exchange Points into the current 14 Resorts.

Benefits of DVC Resale

This change does not apply to contracts purchased prior to January 19, 2019. Contracts gifted to family members will continue to have the same Resort access and benefits as before the ownership transfer. Take a look at the transferrable DVC benefits you keep when you buy resale.


The eligibility rules for Membership Extras and RCI access will not change. That’s why buying on the resale market may not be a bad idea. If you are eager to go to just your favorite resort, or willing to get an RCI membership, you can definitely still consider going the resale route.

Pool Hopping

Definitely one of the great perks of a Disney Vacation Club membership is the chance to go “pool hopping” at the different Disney resort pools. Even with the new DVC resale restrictions, you gain access to check out the themed pools at other resorts, so you can have a taste of each one’s atmosphere, all included in your retail, as well as resale, membership!

Magic Bands

Regardless of where you buy your DVC points, all members receive Magic Bands which double as your access to the park and your room. Not to mention, they can also contain all your Fast Pass purchases so you won’t miss a beat.

Magical Express

Undoubtedly, the parks are large and sometimes a far walk apart. Luckily, resale DVC owners can also benefit from the Magic Express shuttle that will take you from the Orlando airport to the parks. No cab-hailing is necessary.

A Full List of Pros and Cons of Buying DVC Resale vs. Retail

Should I Buy DVC Points Now?

Disney Vacation Club properties sell quickly under typical circumstances. This new development created an undeniable sense of urgency.  Consumers are still looking to purchase Disney Points with access to the entire portfolio of DVC resorts.

Disney Vacation Club Members Are Acting Fast

Many current owners are now weighing their options. Do they sell now while the benefits still transfer? Or hold on to their DVC points to enjoy the perks themselves? Disney seems to always outdo themselves with each new resort they build. Even so, there are a ton of listings hitting the market for fear of missing out.

For the best bang for your buck, make sure to buy DVC points as soon as possible.

Fidelity Is The Best for DVC Resales

Whether you want to shop our current Disney timeshares for sale or sell DVC points with someone you trust, give us a call today! We’ve been Disney Vacation Club‘s recommended reseller for over 15 years. Our Licensed Real Estate Agents are DVC resale specialists.

About Fidelity Resales

Fidelity Real Estate is a full-service Licensed Real Estate Brokerage. We specialize in assisting buyers and sellers with timeshare resales. Our team has been connecting buyers and sellers in timeshare resale transactions for over 20 years. We have an exceptional reputation in the resale industry!

Why We’re The Best DVC Resale Company

Don’t just take our word for it, the facts speak for themselves!

  • We have sold more DVC contracts than any other brokerage.
  • Fidelity Resales is honored to be Disney’s “Recommended Real Estate Broker” for referring their owners.
  • We have the process down to an art and our experts will be there for you every step of the way.
  • Fidelity is known for having the lowest commissions in the industry.
  • Our Owner, Bert Blicher, is the Former Chairman of ARDA (American Resort Development Association) and a known advocate for timeshare consumers.

If you’re interested in selling Disney Vacation Club points, you can contact DVC’s Member Services Department directly, or give one of our Licensed Disney Resale Agents a call. We are always happy to help!

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