What are the best options for DVC resale? Buy and Sell DVC

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One of the highlights of Disney Vacation Club, also called DVC, is the amount of choice you have. You’ve got options when you buy DVC and can tailor your experience based on how you like to travel. You can choose how many points you buy, which property is your home resort and what kind of accommodations you stay in every visit. So what are the best options for DVC resale? That depends on what you want as a Member and vacationer. Which DVC resale contracts are the cheapest? Pricing is always important and contracts at different resorts have a different amount of time left. Which DVC resorts have the most time left on their contracts when you buy DVC resale? Which DVC resorts are closest to the parks? If location is a priority for you, we’ll go over some key pieces of information.

We cover it all here so you can consider lots of different details and choose the best options for you.

Buy DVC Resale: Which option is the best for you?

Every DVC home resort has something exciting to offer. To find the best options for DVC resale for you, consider price, location, theming and if the resort has resale restrictions.

DVC Resale Restrictions: Choosing Your Best Option

Something to consider with resale DVC options specifically is if you care about staying at DVC resorts other than your home resort. The reason being is that there are a few resorts with resale restrictions. You can avoid some DVC resale restrictions by buying at one of the original 14 DVC resorts. That means everything built before Disney’s Riviera Resort. Riviera came along and a new set of rules were introduced. If one of the reasons you want to buy DVC is the option to stay at other resorts, you will want to avoid resale at the resorts with strict resale restrictions.

Those who buy DVC at Disney’s Riviera Resort, The Villas at Disneyland Hotel, The Cabins at Fort Wilderness or properties built after these must stay at their home resort when booking with resale points. Also, those who buy resale at the original 14 can not book at these newer properties using their points. However, Members with one of the original 14 properties as their home resort can book with resale points at the rest of the original 14 based on availability.

DVC Resorts with the Most Time Left on Contracts

The length of a DVC contract is always an interesting topic. How long will your contract last? How many trips will you get to take with it? Many people are used to hearing that DVC lasts fifty years. This can be true. However, not all contracts are fifty years long. Most DVC resorts debut with fifty year long contracts. That means anyone who purchases at that resort within the first year or so has access to those first fifty years. If someone were to purchase five years after a resort opens, their contract is probably then forty five years long. To put it another way, how long Disney Vacation Club contracts are depends on how long ago a home resort opened. As time passes, there is less time left on a contract.

An exception is Disney’s Old Key West Resort. Members were given the opportunity to extend their contracts by fifteen years at one point. Some Members did and others did not. This is why you’ll see some contracts at Old Key West expire in 2042 and others expire in 2057.

DVC Contract Lengths in Order From Least to Most Time Left

All DVC contracts expire on January 31 of their respective expiration year. The best options for DVC resale of the original 14 home resorts based on length are Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. The best options for DVC resale based on length alone overall are Disney’s Riviera Resort and The Villas at Disneyland Hotel. Note when a resort is first built and sold, resale contracts are not as common to come across. As time passes and people decide to sell DVC, we can expect to see more of the recently built properties for sale on the resale market.

Disney Vacation Club ResortDVC Contract Expiration
Disney’s Old Key West Resort 2042
Disney’s Beach Club Villas2042
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas2042
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge2042
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort2042
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort2042
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort2054
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas2057
Disney’s Old Key West Resort 2057
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort2060
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel2060
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas2062
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort2064
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows2066
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 2068
Disney’s Riviera Resort2070
The Villas at Disneyland Hotel2074
lushly landscaped rock work entrance sign that says Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a Disney Vacation Club Resort property.

Which DVC Resorts Have the Best Locations?

You might be surprised to find out there are a few DVC resorts nowhere near Disney Parks. Yes, Disney World in Orlando, Florida is home to most of the DVC properties. Disneyland in Anaheim, California now has two home resorts. Then there are three different beachy home resorts.

It’s nice that you can always sell DVC if your interests change. Maybe when your kids are little you love being close to Bay Lake Tower for early Magic Kingdom mornings. Later in life, Disney’s Riviera Resort and Disney Skyliner rides to Epcot’s World Showcase might be your new dream.

DVC Resort Locations

Disney Vacation Club ResortDVC Resort LocationStateWhat’s close by?
Disney’s Animal Kingdom VillasWalt Disney World ResortFloridaDisney’s Animal Kingdom Park
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club VillasO’ahuHawaiiBeaches, spas, luaus
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary ResortWalt Disney World ResortFloridaMagic Kingdom
Disney’s Beach Club VillasWalt Disney World ResortFloridaEpcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s BoardWalk VillasWalt Disney World ResortFloridaEpcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness LodgeWalt Disney World ResortFloridaMagic Kingdom
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness LodgeWalt Disney World ResortFloridaMagic Kingdom
The Villas at Disneyland HotelDisneyland ResortCaliforniaDisneyland and Disney California Adventure
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian HotelDisneyland ResortCaliforniaDisneyland and Disney California Adventure
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian ResortWalt Disney World ResortFloridaMagic Kingdom
Disney’s Hilton Head Island ResortHilton Head Island on the East Coast South CarolinaBeaches, quaint dining options
Disney’s Old Key West ResortWalt Disney World ResortFloridaEpcot
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & BungalowsWalt Disney World ResortFloridaMagic Kingdom
Disney’s Riviera ResortWalt Disney World ResortFloridaEpcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Saratoga Springs ResortWalt Disney World ResortFloridaDisney Springs
Disney’s Vero Beach ResortVero Beach on the East CoastFloridaBeaches, quaint dining options
Where are DVC resorts located?

DVC Resort Themes

The theme of a resort influences the look, feel, furniture, dining options and more. Here is what you can expect at each resort based on Disney’s own explanations of each property.

Disney Vacation Club ResortResort Theme and Decor
Disney’s Old Key West Resortthe charm of the Florida Keys
Disney’s Beach Club Villascharming New England-style Resort hotel
Disney’s BoardWalk Villasturn-of-the-century boardwalk in coastal city
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodgerecalling the 1860’s railroad hotels of the American West
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resortfashioned after a 1940s hunting and fishing lodge
Disney’s Vero Beach Resortoceanfront, elegant old-fashioned hideaway
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resortequestrian-themed, Victorian-style Resort hotel
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villasescape on your own African safari adventure
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resortwarm luxury meets modern elegance at this lakeside Resort hotel
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotelpremium accommodations and Craftsman-style elegance
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villasauthentic Hawaiian-inspired oceanfront retreat
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian ResortVictorian elegance meets modern sophistication
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalowscelebrate the spirit of the South Pacific at this oasis
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodgerustic-elegant nod to the rich and pioneering heritage of the Pacific Northwest
Disney’s Riviera Resortcelebrates the grandeur of Europe
The Villas at Disneyland Hotelclassic stories seamlessly blend with contemporary designs

Buy DVC or Sell DVC with the Experts

DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker with a team specializing in resale DVC. It’s possible to save thousands buying resale when compared to buying directly from Disney Vacation Club. Whether you want to become a Member through resale, add on points or sell DVC, the Experts can help. Our licensed real estate agents are former Disney Vacation Club Guides with decades of experience selling DVC contracts. The best place to buy DVC resale & sell DVC contract is with the Experts.

You can expect pixie dusted service and helpful insight from the team throughout the process. Take a look at resale DVC listings for current pricing and availability. If you don’t see the right contract for you, join the DVC Resale Experts Buyer Wish List to be contacted when one magically appears on the market. Ready to sell DVC? Get in touch today for a complimentary valuation of your contract.

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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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