Resales, DVC and How Much You Can Save in 2024

Do you ever just feel like skipping down Main Street U.S.A. toward the castle? Disney Vacation Club is so popular because you are far from alone in that. The Disney timeshare provides an opportunity for those who love the magic to come back every year. The flexible system is based on points and has a wide range of home resort hotels to choose from. When it comes to resales, DVC ownership becomes much more affordable. Typically, the more points you buy, the better the price will be per point. We see contracts with many points go for a little less per point. However, even small DVC resale contracts have fantastic savings when compared to direct prices. Let’s take a look at some numbers and see what kinds of deals are possible in 2024.

2024 Resales DVC: How much can you save?

When you’re researching resales, DVC and savings, the home resort you choose has a lot to do with the overall price you will pay. First, let’s take a look at an example of DVC direct pricing. On the Cost of Membership page, the Disney Vacation Club site provides a clear breakdown of prices. This is only for resorts Disney is actively selling though. In early 2024 that’s Disney’s Riviera Resort, The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i and The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. At $225 per point, buying direct DVC at Disney’s Riviera Resort, a 200 point contract would look like this.

Pricing Out Resales DVC vs Direct Prices

Buying 200 Vacation Points at the current direct price of $225.00 per point comes out to $45,000.

Upon purchasing there is also a $250.00 Document Preparation Fee and $812.27 in Estimated Closing Costs.

When this was priced out through the Disney Vacation Club website there was a special offer available.

For this specific contract it took off $2,600.00.

This is a limited time offer that varies based on how many points you buy. It ends June 24th, 2024.

This brings the total one-time cost of 200 points direct through DVC at Riviera to $43,462.27.

The 2024 annual dues at Disney’s Riviera Resort are $1,772.00. That’s an estimated $147.67 when paid monthly.

Now, let’s look at what that same contract would cost on the resale market.

In early 2024, Disney’s Riviera Resort is going for about $116 per point with resales. From $225 to $116 is already a wild comparison.

Buying 200 resale Vacation Points at the current resale price of around $116.00 per point comes out to about $23,200.

That’s nearly half the cost of points alone. There will also be closing costs and annual dues with resales. The per point price is where things really differ.

A sign pointing to different parts of Wilderness Lodge
Savings right this way! Disney Vacation Club can help you save money on hotel stays at Disney destinations. With resales, the DVC savings are even greater as illustrated below in our table. Pictured here is Disney’s Wilderness Lodge which has two different DVC home resorts: Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek. Boulder Ridge is one of the cheaper options while Copper Creek has a longer contract and is one of the most economic.

The Cost of Resales DVC and Direct DVC

Disney Vacation Club
Home Resort
Average Resale
Price Per Point
Direct Early 2024
Price Per Point
Potential Savings
with Resale Per Point
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas$100$210$110
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas$96$225$129
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort$131$275$144
Disney’s Beach Club Villas$134$275$141
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas$110$240$130
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge$102$215$113
Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge$133$250$117
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness ResortRare for resale*$225Not yet available
The Villas at Disneyland HotelRare for resale*$239Not yet available
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel$259$310$51
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort$150$230$80
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort$59$165$106
Disney’s Old Key West Resort$76$205$129
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows$146$250$104
Disney’s Riviera Resort$116$225$109
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort$94$205$111
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort$52$150$98
* Newer resorts are not typically found with resales. After a few years, newer resorts are more commonly found for sale.

FAQ Resales DVC

What are the resale DVC restrictions?

Before you buy resale, it’s good to consider the DVC restrictions that come with secondhand contracts. The differences actually depend on your home resort.

These are probably the most important DVC resale restrictions to most people:

  • Resale points do not come with Membership Extras like special events and lounges for Members.
  • If you buy resale at Riviera, or resorts built after it, you can only book there.
  • If you buy at one of the original 14 DVC resorts, you can book at the rest of them but not Riviera or any property built after.

How to get the best deal on resales when buying DVC?

First of all, you should know the asking price on resales may not be the final price. It may be possible to negotiate with the seller. This isn’t possible when buying direct from Disney Vacation Club. They set firm prices and they only change if there is a special offer or if you have an applicable discount. It’s always worth comparing these prices to comparable resale DVC contracts. With resale, rates are lower than direct naturally but negotiating may help you get the best deal possible.

Which home resort has the cheapest resale DVC listings?

Prices for resales fluctuate but we can identify home resorts that continue to trend as the cheapest.

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Disney’s Hilton Head Resort have the cheapest points for resales. For DVC resorts located at Disney World, Disney’s Old Key West Resort has the lowest resale per point price. Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas and Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort are also cheaper options at Walt Disney World Resort.

What home resort has resale DVC points that last the longest?

With resales, DVC expirations are still the same as if buying direct. All contracts at the same home resort expire the same year. While a DVC resort may be one of the cheapest options, that doesn’t make it the best value. You need to consider the length of a contract to get the true cost. For example, Disney’s Old Key West Resort is usually the least expensive resort at Disney World with resales but it’s one of the DVC resorts that expire in 2042.

Some of the resale resorts with the most time left on them are Disney’s Riviera Resort and Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

See all of the DVC resort deed expirations and divide the cost by the number of years left to determine value more clearly.

Resale DVC Listings in 2024

It’s notably a great time to buy DVC resale. If you keep up with the DVC resale average price, you’ll see prices go up over time. It’s common for per point prices to fluctuate, especially as different sized contracts are sold. However, the resale market has had influence from some out of the norm conditions. The pandemic, travel boom, subsequent travel lulls, economy shifts and more are probably behind the current price of resales. Without DVC ROFR, Right of First Refusal, buybacks the price of resale DVC points has also inched lower the last year or so. It’s a great time to go for it and become a Member or add on at excellent prices.

Resales, DVC Resale Experts and Saving the Most

DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker with a team that specializes in resale DVC. With decades of experience selling DVC points, you can count on the Experts to help you get the best price possible with resale DVC. With resales, DVC presents an even better value. Get in touch today for the next steps to making your Disney vacation dreams come true.

View current DVC contracts for sale to see what’s on the market right now.

Disney Blogger Nicole and Disney CEO Bob Iger

Sparkly Nicole

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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