26 Apr How much does Disney Vacation Club Cost?
If you’re thinking about becoming a Disney Vacation Club Member, one big question is sure to come to mind. How much does Disney Vacation Club cost? The cost of DVC can vary greatly based on the resort you choose as your home resort and the amount of points you choose to buy. Perhaps the biggest factor in determining the cost of a Membership is whether you decide to buy direct or resale. When buying direct from Disney, prices are generally thousands higher than if you buy a resale contract from a Member that’s selling DVC points. There are a few differences between resale and direct contracts to note. Mostly that resale doesn’t include special discounts at Disney or access to DVC exclusive events. However, these can seem trivial compared to the amount you’ll save. The real excitement of DVC is annual Disney hotel stays at beautiful resorts and resale usually offers that at the best price. Let’s go over some pricing examples and weigh the options. It’s also good to note that the prices shared below are based on information available as of April 2022. This is meant to offer a general idea and these numbers can change at any time as the resale market fluctuates and Disney is known to raise prices.
How much does Disney Vacation Club Cost?
When buying direct from Disney, the cost of Disney Vacation Club is shown online to be starting at $207 per point. This is for the resorts Disney is actively selling at this time which are Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, Disney’s Riviera Resort and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. The amount of points needed to qualify for all of the DVC Membership Extras, including discounts, events and booking flexibility is 150 at this time. That point value would typically allot for a week vacation every year in the studio accomodation at most resorts. We’ll use this point value as a pricing example. At the rate of $207 per point, for 150 points, the price comes to $31,050.00, plus Disney’s estimated closing costs of $828.92 the total is brought to $31,878.92. If you are interested in a property other than one Disney is actively selling, availability varies on Disney’s inventory. Prices are not as easily found for these other ‘sold out’ resorts. Unless approaching Disney directly, the time you’re likely to hear about prices of other resorts is when per point prices are raised. For example, Disney Vacation Club just raised the prices of Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas to $200.00 per point.
How much does DVC resale cost?
Resale Disney Vacation Club is different in a few ways. For starters, most per point prices are much lower. So far in 2022, Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa has sold for an average of $120 per point in price in resale. Disney’s Riviera Resort has sold for an average of $147 per point and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa have been around $184 per point for resale.
To compare the sold out resorts mentioned above, resale per point prices at Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa have both been around $126.00. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas have been going for an average of $131.00 per point in price on the resale DVC market.
What’s nice about resale is the ability to openly see availability via listings and all of the details of each contract. There is also great transparency in pricing and the ability to negotiate pricing with resale DVC contracts.
Other DVC costs to consider
You’ll of course want to compare the difference between buying DVC new or resale. If paying the best possible price for your annual Disney vacation is your top priority, resale is likely to be your best option. Closing costs are also part of the overall Disney Vacation Club cost. If you’re financing, you’ll need to consider your down payment. To get an idea for how many points you’ll need, see the point charts for the resorts you’re interested in. Disney Vacation Club Members also pay annual dues which vary by resort and are paid by point. For references on annual dues costs, Disney’s Old Key West Resort is $8.81 per point and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is $7.01 per point. Depending on what refurbishments are needed at that particular resort, annual dues tend to rise slightly every year or so.
DVC Resale Experts
DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker that specializes in selling DVC points. Whether you’re buying resale or selling a DVC contract, you can expect pixie dusted service from our team of professionals. To keep up with the most recent Disney Vacation Club prices, see our current resale dvc listings. If there’s a certain home resort, point value or other detail you’re interested in and you don’t see it listed, join the DVC Resale Experts Buyer Wish List to be notified when it becomes available.