DVC Resorts Ranked: Fidelity’s Top Picks

DVC Resorts Ranked

Disney Vacation Club provides its guests with world-class hospitality and top-rated resorts. It’s no wonder that Disney Vacation Club has been a staple in the world of timeshares for almost 30 years! We all deserve an unforgettable vacation and these resorts can provide your family with lifelong memories. For us, the perfect vacation consists of a combination of fun and relaxation. It seems hard to find that in just one resort, but DVC provides the comfort of home alongside adventures you crave. Parents can relax knowing that their families will have so much to do that boredom isn’t even an option! 

Although it’s difficult to choose, we’ve ranked our choices for the top Disney Vacation Club Resorts. We’ve taken into consideration location, activities, dining and convenience. Here are Fidelity’s top DVC resorts ranked.


Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas DVC Resales, Ranked DVC Resort
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Savanna is right outside your window!

Imagine yourself enjoying your morning coffee on your balcony and then a giraffe walks by. That isn’t just a weird dream after too many Mickey ice cream bars, that’s reality at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Savanna-view rooms are what make this resort hands down the most unique resort option on Walt Disney World property. Located right outside Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll find yourself somewhat further away from the hustle and bustle found at other resorts. It serves as a peaceful retreat to come home to after a busy day at the parks, but have no fear because the rest of Walt Disney World is just a quick bus ride away!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas DVC Resales
Animal Kingdom Lodge emulates the thatched roof technique found in traditional African structures.

Jambo House is where you’ll find the resort’s main lobby, restaurants, pool, and a large viewing area of the Savanna. The Savanna area is sprinkled with rocking chairs to relax and quietly enjoy the view of the wildlife. Animal experts found throughout the walking trails are also there to answer any questions you might have. The restaurants at the resort provide some of the most unique dining experiences at Disney. You’ll enjoy authentic African cuisine whilst taking in the beautiful African-inspired architecture. Some restaurants even offer fun animal-shaped treat decoration classes for kids during the day. Activities are led by Cultural Representatives, who may share stories with your family about their own lives in Africa. Animal Kingdom Lodge celebrates Africa’s lively culture, art, food and wildlife; you will be so impressed, you might not even want to leave the hotel!

For all of these reasons and more, Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of our highest ranked DVC resorts.


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Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows offers you and your family a tropical getaway, but with Cinderella’s castle views! Sprawling lush greenery, quaint beaches and nightly luaus make for a perfectly Polynesian-themed vacation. Delicious dining options found at the Polynesian Resort elevate the feel of the tropics, with South Pacific-themed food and tiki drinks available at their many restaurants. One of the best (and free!) activities is sitting beachside and watching Magic Kingdom’s fireworks across the lake or seeing The Electrical Light Parade go by.

Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows Exterior
There are twenty luxurious bungalows located on Seven Seas Lagoon.

The Polynesian Resort offers the largest Deluxe Studios on Walt Disney World Property. Bungalows perched on the beautiful Seven Seas Lagoon are Disney’s first accommodations that sit atop water. This unique feature is a huge reason the Polynesian is one of our highest ranked DVC resorts. A small private plunging pool on each bungalow’s deck is another great place to catch the nightly entertainment or to just relax in on an afternoon away from the parks. The Polynesian resort is conveniently located on the monorail line and also offers boat transportation to Magic Kingdom. Conveniently, the monorail platform is located in the Great Ceremonial house, where you can also find shops, restaurants, concierge services and Disney Vacation Club information booths.

The Polynesian Village Resort opened in 1971 as one of Walt Disney World’s first on-site hotels and still remains a favorite among Disney lovers.


Disney's Aulani Resort
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas

Our final ranking for top DVC resorts is the magical getaway awaiting you at Disney’s Aulani Resort. Located in Ko Olina, Hawai’i, on the southwest coast of Oahu, Aulani is approximately 24 miles away from Honolulu. Aulani is a peaceful resort to come home to after a long day of amazing sightseeing all over Oahu. Many day trips are offered to explore the surrounding area and experience more adventure than you’d find at many other Disney resorts. Enjoy zip-lining, dolphin encounters, day cruises, helicopter rides, historical tours and so much more!

Aulani Disneys Resort Hawaii
Winding lazy rivers and playful splash zones make for hours of fun!

You can find several pools, lazy rivers and water slides scattered throughout the resort. A few areas are designated play areas for children, so there is fun for the whole family. Rainbow Reef, a saltwater snorkeling area, is a wave-free lagoon where you can safely swim with Hawaii’s beautiful aquatic wildlife. Enjoy the breathtaking sunsets from the comfort of your balcony or right from your dinner table at Aulani’s Ama Ama. This highly-rated restaurant not only offers an unforgettably fresh dinner menu, but also has a breakfast buffet in the morning. Nothing like starting your day by eating Mickey waffles with an incredible view of the lagoon’s turquoise waters!

The combination of Hawaii’s natural beauty and Disney’s incredible service make Aulani a can’t miss vacation destination. 


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There are a lot of options when it comes to incredible vacation experiences with Disney’s Vacation Club and these are just a few of our top-ranked DVC resorts. Committing to purchasing a timeshare can be overwhelming, but we can help you find confidence in your decision. We are here to help you find what amenities are most important for you and your family. As Disney’s Vacation Club’s Recommended Reseller for over 15 years, our licensed agents would be happy to help you decide on your DVC home resort

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