The internet is buzzing with talk of an impending price increase for older, “sold out” Disney Vacation Club resorts.
Many Disney fans and Disney Vacation Club buyers are excited for recent Disney Vacation Club resorts additions like the Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort. But what many people don’t know is for fans of the older DVC properties, you can still buy into properties like Boardwalk, Animal Kingdom Lodge and other “sold out” Disney Vacation Club resorts directly from Disney. That is if they’re not too out of their budget like they might be soon.
DVC News reports that prices may increase by as little as $5 per point for Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort to a much as $20 per point at the Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa at Disneyland Resort. Another DVC News source says that some Disney Vacation Club properties may increase in price by up to $50 per point. All of these new rates are expected to be in place by the end of this month, less than a week.
If you’re unfamiliar, Disney Vacation Club is Disney’s version of a vacation ownership or timeshare program. It markets itself as a cost-effective way to enjoy Disney vacations for life (or for as long as you are a Disney Vacation Club owner). You can purchase Disney points (DVC points directly from Disney) or purchase resale points, although that can get a bit more complicated. You can even rent DVC points, too.
Disney explains that membership to DVC begins when you purchase a deeded real estate interest for a Disney Vacation Club Resort. This interest is represented by an annual allotment of vacation points that can be used on a variety of room types that vary in number of points depending on the type of room and the DVC resort. Your DVC points can be used at Disney Vacation Club Resorts as well as for over 4,000 vacation destinations worldwide.
Of course, a Disney vacation using DVC points is just as magical as any other Disney vacation: you get to wake up near your favorite Disney theme park (especially if you’re staying near magic kingdom at Bay Lake Tower,near Epcot at the Boardwalk Villas, or even at Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village). You can read more about Disney Vacation Club in our guide to the best DVC resorts here.
Keep in mind that at the time of this article’s publication, Disney Vacation Club has not officially made a formal announcement regarding the potential price increase of DVC points. DVC News, though a reputable source, has reported this based on speculation within the DVC community, so right now we don’t know for sure. However, we will update this article with the most up-to-date information on Disney Vacation Club price increases once more news becomes available.
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Source: DVC News