What DVC Resorts are Available to Buy?

The red roofed, white Grand Floridian buildings surround the marina waters

When you’re considering Disney Vacation Club, picking a home resort is one of the highlights. There are so many fantastic resorts to choose from. Each of them are special in their own way. The Grand Floridian has a wonderful location and classic elegance. Beach Club offers fantastic days at the pool and a short walk to Epcot. Animal Kingdom delivers unforgettable encounters with so many animals. So what DVC resorts are available to buy right now? Technically, all of them! It’s usually possible to buy Disney Vacation Club at any resort that’s open. There are a few different ways you can buy the Disney timeshare. What’s right for you depends on if getting perks like discounts and access to special events is a priority or if you prefer the best possible price.

What DVC Resorts are Available to Buy in 2023?

Disney Vacation Club debuted more than thirty years ago with just one resort. Since then, many other Disney Vacation Club resorts have been added over the years. Resorts can “sell out” but it’s still possible to buy contracts at them from Disney or from a Member who is selling DVC. When Disney first launches a new resort, they are actively selling that property. When they sell the maximum amount of points at that resort based on the capacity, it’s considered sold out. However, people sometimes default on their payments or sell their contracts back to Disney. Disney also sometimes buys contracts back in the DVC ROFR part of the resale process when someone is selling a contract. So even when a home resort is sold out, you can still buy a contract there.

Resorts that Disney Vacation Club is actively selling include Disney’s Riviera Resort, Aulani, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and The Villas at Disneyland Hotel. This means the allotted point capacity has not been reached. While other resorts and their prices may not be listed on Disney’s website, you can inquire with a Disney Vacation Club Guide about purchasing elsewhere.

These are all of the DVC resorts that are available to buy in 2023

Animal Kingdom Villas

Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Beach Club Villas

BoardWalk Villas

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

Old Key West Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Riviera Resort

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

The Villas at Disneyland Hotel

Polynesian resort beach chairs facing Cinderella Castle and the Seven Seas Lagoon. The sand is white, the water is calm and reflective and the sky is very blue.
Polynesian beach chairs facing Cinderella Castle and the Seven Seas Lagoon

Upcoming DVC Resorts

There are some other announced properties that are not yet for sale but will be soon. That includes The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. This is a takeover of the current space of the cabins at this resort. For the DVC home resort, all new cabins will be brought in to replace the old ones.

While you can still buy there, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is not a resort being actively sold. However, there is a DVC tower being built at this property. This building will increase the number of DVC rooms at the current home resort. This means we can expect this resort to open up again as a direct buy from Disney at some point in the near future. This recently happened at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort when a building was converted to be DVC rooms. The main difference is that the price will probably drop when it is being actively sold. It may also qualify for additional DVC pricing specials then.

What DVC Resorts are Available to Buy with DVC Resale? 

When you buy a contract from a Member that’s selling theirs, it’s considered DVC resale. Prices can be much more affordable with resale, allowing you to save thousands of dollars or buy many additional points. With the DVC resale market, it just depends on who is selling their contract. At any given time, contracts for different resorts are listed. Some are more commonly seen than others. One that can be more rare is The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. One that we see a lot of is Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. It changes all the time. What’s nice about shopping for DVC resale contracts is the transparency. You can see prices on DVC resale listings any time.

Where Can You Use DVC Points?

When you are deciding on which home resort to choose, it’s important to know what owning at that home resort means for booking elsewhere. An exciting aspect of Disney Vacation Club is how flexible it can be. DVC isn’t based on weeks of the year. You can use your points to book two short stays at different times of the year if you want. You may also be able to switch things up by staying other places.

The Disney timeshare allows Members to buy points at one resort that is their home but also use those points at other resorts. This applies to all resorts when you buy from Disney directly. There are some restrictions on that booking flexibility with DVC resale. If you purchase at one of the fourteen original home resorts, you can use your points at any of the other fourteen interchangeably. Those resorts include:

Animal Kingdom Villas

Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Beach Club Villas

BoardWalk Villas

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

Old Key West Resort

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Using DVC Points at Different Resorts

This means you can buy points at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows but use those points to book at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort if you so choose. This always depends on availability.

At your home resort you are able to book eleven months out. If you are eligible to book at other resorts, you can book 7 months out at those. This home resort booking advantage can be beneficial to those who only want to stay at a specific resort. It’s more likely you’ll get the dates you want if you book at your home resort.

Things are different at the fifteenth resort which is called Disney’s Riviera Resort. This European inspired, enchanting hotel celebrates Walt Disney’s love of travel to the region. With this new all DVC property, a different set of rules were implemented. Those who buy resale at Riviera can not use their points to book anywhere else. Additionally, those who buy resale anywhere but Riviera Resort can not use their points to book at Riviera Resort. We are assuming based on Disney’s explanation of these terms that these will apply to all upcoming resorts as well.

The Crescent Lake area lighthouse with Disney's BoardWalk Resort lit up across the water at night
The Crescent Lake area lighthouse with Disney’s BoardWalk Resort across the water

Owning Direct Points and Resale Points

It can be beneficial to own points directly from Disney and also own resale points. If you buy enough points directly from Disney you can qualify for some special discounts and access to Member exclusive spaces and events. That number is 150 points in 2023. To some, those perks are part of the fun. For others, DVC is about value and making the most of their vacation budget. Many Disney fans own some points directly from Disney and some resale points. Owning resale points doesn’t disqualify you from your Membership Extras if you are already eligible for them. 

Learn More About DVC Resorts

Knowing what DVC resorts are available to buy opens up a lot of options. From DVC resorts that sleep 5 to character dining right at your hotel, there’s something for everyone. We have everything you want to know about these magical accommodations here on the blog. In our can you see fireworks from series we’re highlighting the best places to watch nighttime shows at resorts. How does Disney Vacation Club work is a great place to start.

What DVC resorts are available to buy in Orlando

If you are specifically looking to vacation at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida with your Disney Vacation Club points, you have options. 

Magic Kingdom Area

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Epcot / Disney’s Hollywood Studios Area

Beach Club Villas

BoardWalk Villas

Riviera Resort

Animal Kingdom Area

Animal Kingdom Villas

Disney Springs Area

Saratoga Springs Resort

Old Key West Resort

DVC Resale Experts Can Help

DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker with a team that specializes in resale DVC. Whether you’re adding on points, buying or selling Disney Vacation Club, the Experts can help you find the right price to place a bid with or list your contract for. Our independent, licensed real estate agents are former Disney Vacation Club Guides. They have decades of pixie dusted experience selling DVC and delight in providing excellent service to their clients. The Experts have seen it all and are happy to answer your questions throughout the process. With DVC resale, there are some fantastic deals to be found. You can keep up with DVC resale average prices in our monthly series.

DVC resale prices can pleasantly surprise Members interested in selling DVC. See our resale DVC listings for a look at real time availability and pricing. Ready to sell DVC? Get in touch for a complimentary valuation of your specific contract today. There may be someone waiting on our Buyer Wish List for a contract just like yours.

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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