Understanding DVC Properties and Home Resorts

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There is a lot to know about Disney Vacation Club in general and home resort options specifically. Disney resort hotels are themed in detail, offer fantastic dining options, have great complimentary transportation and are conveniently located near the parks. With DVC, some home resorts are simple while others have a few details to understand. Let’s go over some of the differences in understanding DVC properties and home resorts.

Understanding DVC Properties and Home Resorts

DVC Home Resorts

Your home resort matters for a few different reasons, the most important being the priority booking window. Members have a booking advantage at their home resort and can book stays eleven months out. Those eligible to book at other resorts can do so seven months out. Buying a contract at the resort you want to stay at is a great piece of advice to follow. This is especially true if you have certain times of year that you like to, or must, travel. Those four months can make a difference when dates are fixed.

Disney Vacation Club properties with pretty straight forward home resorts include: Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Villas, Disney’s BoardWalk Villas, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. 

DVC Properties with Multiple Home Resorts

It’s also possible for a Disney resort hotel to have multiple home resorts. This means if you love a certain resort hotel, you have two different options when it comes to picking a home resort there. As of now, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is the only DVC Resort with two home resort properties: Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. The differences between the two are when they opened, when their deeds expire, placement within the resort and the interiors of the accommodations.

Disney can choose to add on additional DVC resorts to properties if and when they wish to do so. This increases inventory but can also give options to Members looking to add on points and potential Members interested in buying in at popular resorts.

DVC Properties with More Than One DVC Section

You may have heard about the new DVC rooms at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. These are former hotel rooms in the Big Pine Key building that were completely refurbished and converted into DVC rooms that opened in 2022. Unlike the properties with multiple home resorts, all rooms here fall into The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort home resort. This means you could purchase a resale contract at the Grand and book one of the beautiful new Resort Studio rooms eleven months out in addition to all of the original DVC rooms. Similarly, early wording from Disney suggests the addition at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is seemingly in the same category.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas is unique in that it is considered one home resort with two different named sections. Here, Members can book at the all DVC Kidani Village area or Jambo House which also hosts regular rooms. When you buy a contract at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas you have equal, early access to book at either section.

DVC Resale Experts Makes Magic

DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker with a team that specializes in resale DVC. Work with our licensed real estate agents who are former Disney Vacation Club Guides with decades of experience selling DVC. You can expect pixie dusted service and helpful insight throughout the process. Take a look at our current resale DVC listings for pricing and availability.  If you have additional questions about home resorts, reach out and talk to an Expert today!

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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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