Disney Vacation Club has so much to offer. Stays on points might include lazy days at Stormalong Bay, animal views on a private savanna or fireworks from your resort. It’s known that resale DVC can come at a much better price than buying direct from Disney. No matter how you buy, all Members pay annual dues. It’s just part of Disney Vacation Club contracts. Dues vary by resort and rise over time. So how much do DVC dues go up each year?
How Much Do DVC Dues Go Up Each Year?
Historically, and when you look at the big picture, Disney Vacation Club Annual Dues haven’t gone up too much. Disney Vacation Club annual dues are largely affected by a resort’s need for maintenance. A full breakdown as to what annual dues money collected actually goes to is shared and justified each year. If this interests you I suggest paying attention for the Annual Meetings of the Board of Directors and Members Disney Vacation Club Resorts Condominium Associations. It’s where Disney Vacation Club Proposed Dues and corresponding information is shared. Did you know part of the annual dues for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas goes toward caring for the animals? Sometimes buildings need to be painted. Refurbishments are also on a planned schedule for each property. It’s likely a newer resort may have lower dues or that the dues won’t rise in price early on because everything is new. It does vary from resort to resort, though, based on the needs of the property.
Let’s look at Disney’s Old Key West Resort as an example. This is the original DVC property and was formerly called the Disney Vacation Club Resort upon opening in 1991. At that time, annual dues were around $2.50. After being open for more than thirty years, Disney’s Old Key West Resort costs $8.81 per point in annual dues today in 2022. All things considered, that’s not too bad and seems to be in line with rising costs, perhaps even lower considering recent construction fluctuations.
Sometimes annual dues don’t go up from year to year or go up very minimally. Other times they get a decent hike, like from $6.99 to $7.48 for example, as The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa did from 2021 to 2022. This was because the resort has some more detailed refurbishments anticipated in the coming years.
As of April 2022, the resort with the highest annual dues is Disney’s Vero Beach Resort at $11.94 per point and the resort with the lowest annual dues is The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at $7.01. The resorts at Walt Disney World are mostly around $7 to $8 per point. Also, some Members pay different annual dues depending on the time they purchased.
When you break down the cost for a stay on cash versus DVC points, DVC is still a fantastic deal. Cash prices have risen so high and continue to increase each year. Disney Vacation Club annual dues aren’t that big of a deal, especially if you set the expectation that this cost is just part of owning the magic. The rise in dues is miniscule compared to the room price increases cash customers pay. The savings with DVC are even more powerful when you forecast what the prices to stay on cash will be in twenty years compared to your Disney Vacation Club cost if you bought today.
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