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Disney Vacation Club Prices for 2021- Direct vs Resale Comparison

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Disney Vacation Club 2021 Prices

DVC's Grand Floridian Lobby | DVC Resale ExpertsWe hear from prospective DVC members daily who are wondering if it’s better for them to buy Disney Vacation Club through resale, or direct through Disney.  To help answer these questions, we’ve created a table comparing Disney Vacation Club 2021 prices to resale costs.  Spoiler alert…you save between 33% and 54% when buying DVC resale.

As this is being written on February 3rd, DVC’s Riviera & Aulani will soon see price increases on February 6th, right on the heels of some price increases at a handful of the sold-out resorts, making DVC resale more attractive to most buyers.

Disney Vacation Club isn’t letting a global pandemic slow down their pricing strategy and is celebrating the new year with their typical annual price increases.  DVC has announced that both Aulani and Riviera will see a $6 per point increase from $195 to $201, effective February 6, 2021.

Several sold-out resorts have been priced over $200 per point for quite some time, however this is a high-point for resorts that Disney is actively marketing.

Five of the sold-out resorts already saw a price increase last month, with Grand Californian approaching the $300 per point mark.  The other DVC resorts that have seen an increase in January 2021 are Bay Lake Tower, Beach Club Villas, Boardwalk Villas, and Polynesian.

Here are the details on the new DVC price increases for 2021:

DVC Resorts with 2021 Direct Disney Vacation Club Price Increases

Resort Previous Direct Price New Direct Price Increase
Aulani $195 $201 $6.00
Bay Lake Tower $235 $245 $10.00
Beach Club $235 $245 $10.00
Boardwalk $200 $210 $10.00
Grand Californian $280 $295 $15.00
Polynesian $245 $250 $5.00
Riviera $195 $201 $6.00

DVC's Riviera Resort | DVC Resale Experts$300 per point was once unheard of, however with Disney’s hotel costs continually on the rise and outpacing inflation, even at $300 per point, Grand Californian remains a benefit to members, economically.  Buying direct, you save up to 50% off your annual Disney vacations.  These savings are multiplied when you buy resale, since you’re saving an additional 33% to 54% off your DVC membership.

2021 Resale vs Direct Disney Vacation Club Prices

Resort Direct 2021


Average Resale Price Resale Savings
Animal Kingdom $186 $116 41%
Aulani $201 $98 54%
Bay Lake Tower $245 $143 45%
Beach Club $245 $150 42%
Boardwalk $210 $123 45%
Boulder Ridge $186 $120 39%
Copper Creek $220 $150 36%
Grand Californian $295 $210 33%
Grand Floridian $255 $165 39%
Hilton Head $135 $70 51%
Old Key West $165 $105 40%
Polynesian $250 $150 43%
Riviera $201 $135 37%
Saratoga Springs $165 $107 39%
Vero Beach $120 $65 49%

What’s Best for Me and My Family? DVC Resale or Direct?

DVC Members - One Happy Disney Family | DVC Resale ExpertsAlthough there are a few restrictions when you buy resale, the huge savings offset these restrictions.  For example, if you’re saving $15,000 when buying resale, you would have had to buy 50 annual passes with your direct DVC discount to equal the same savings.

With so many of the direct membership extras, such as Moonlight Magic and even Annual Passes, still discontinued, it’s remaining more and more difficult to justify the direct Disney prices. Buying DVC resale just makes more financial sense.

For more on resale restrictions and economic comparisons, please read:


Disney has increased the minimum number of direct DVC points you must purchase to receive the “membership extras” to 125 points.  If these benefits are still important to you after considering the cost vs benefits, we recommend making your resale purchase first, then buying 125 points direct through Disney.  The reason for this is that DVC will match your use year if you already own a resale contract.  If you don’t need 125 points though, resale is your best option since it saves you 50% and you wouldn’t receive the benefits anyway.


Talk to UsFor more information on Disney Vacation Club, its resorts, and the magical vacations you can have at great value by becoming a member through DVC resale, feel free to talk to any of our friendly professionals with DVC Resale Experts at 844-DVC-FANS (382-3267) or email us at
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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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