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 Resort||DVC Contract Expiration|
|Disney’s Old Key West Resort||2042|
|Disney’s Beach Club Villas||2042|
|Disney’s BoardWalk Villas||2042|
|Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||2042|
|Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort||2042|
|Disney’s Vero Beach Resort||2042|
|Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort||2054|
|Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas||2057|
|Disney’s Old Key West Resort||2057|
|Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort||2060|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel||2060|
|Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas||2062|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort||2064|
|Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows||2066|
|Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||2068|
|Disney’s Riviera Resort||2070|
|The Villas at Disneyland Hotel||2074|
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 Resort||DVC Resort Location||State||What’s close by?|
|Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas||Walt Disney World Resort||Florida||Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park|
|Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas||O’ahu||Hawaii||Beaches, spas, luaus|
|Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort||Walt Disney World Resort||Florida||Magic Kingdom|
|Disney’s Beach Club Villas||Walt Disney World Resort||Florida||Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios|
|Disney’s BoardWalk Villas||Walt Disney World Resort||Florida||Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios|
|Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||Walt Disney World Resort||Florida||Magic Kingdom|
|Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||Walt Disney World Resort||Florida||Magic Kingdom|
|The Villas at Disneyland Hotel||Disneyland Resort||California||Disneyland and Disney California Adventure|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel||Disneyland Resort||California||Disneyland and Disney California Adventure|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort||Walt Disney World Resort||Florida||Magic Kingdom|
|Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort||Hilton Head Island on the East Coast||South Carolina||Beaches, quaint dining options|
|Disney’s Old Key West Resort||Walt Disney World Resort||Florida||Epcot|
|Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows||Walt Disney World Resort||Florida||Magic Kingdom|
|Disney’s Riviera Resort||Walt Disney World Resort||Florida||Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios|
|Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort||Walt Disney World Resort||Florida||Disney Springs|
|Disney’s Vero Beach Resort||Vero Beach on the East Coast||Florida||Beaches, quaint dining options|
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 Resort||Resort Theme and Decor|
|Disney’s Old Key West Resort||the charm of the Florida Keys|
|Disney’s Beach Club Villas||charming New England-style Resort hotel|
|Disney’s BoardWalk Villas||turn-of-the-century boardwalk in coastal city|
|Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||recalling the 1860’s railroad hotels of the American West|
|Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort||fashioned after a 1940s hunting and fishing lodge|
|Disney’s Vero Beach Resort||oceanfront, elegant old-fashioned hideaway|
|Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort||equestrian-themed, Victorian-style Resort hotel|
|Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas||escape on your own African safari adventure|
|Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort||warm luxury meets modern elegance at this lakeside Resort hotel|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel||premium accommodations and Craftsman-style elegance|
|Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas||authentic Hawaiian-inspired oceanfront retreat|
|The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort||Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication|
|Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows||celebrate the spirit of the South Pacific at this oasis|
|Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge||rustic-elegant nod to the rich and pioneering heritage of the Pacific Northwest|
|Disney’s Riviera Resort||celebrates the grandeur of Europe|
|The Villas at Disneyland Hotel||classic stories seamlessly blend with contemporary designs|
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