Disney Vacation Club per point prices continue to rise over time. Because of this, resale DVC point prices ultimately continue to rise over time as well though the numbers often fluctuate from month to month. In order to get the best possible rate on DVC you might be thinking, which is the least expensive DVC resort? Yes, each Disney Vacation Club resort is priced differently per point but it’s not recommended to pick the one with the lowest per point price for that reason only. The best way to choose your home resort is to pick the property you’d be happiest staying at. Disney Vacation Club does have a flexible system that allows almost all Members to use their points to book at other resorts. Still, the home resort booking advantage and ability to book eleven months out can make a big difference in trip planning. It’s very likely that the best way to get DVC points at a price you’ll be happy with is through buying resale DVC. Prices are almost always surprisingly better, often thousands less, on the resale market when compared to buying direct from Disney.
DVC Resort Pricing Comparisons
Below we’re comparing estimated prices for each resort. Some resorts are around the same price per point while others are wildly varied in price. The direct price listed below for each resort is the last known price but note Disney Vacation Club raises prices every year or so. The resale price listed below for each resort is an average based on DVC Resale Expert’s sales in 2022 so far.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas
Imagine waking up with a view of giraffes or zebras from your balcony. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has unique flavors from around the world at restaurants you’ll love like Sanaa and Boma. The Disney Vacation Club Kidani Village area of the resort has an incredible water play area and inviting pool.
Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa
Disney theming and service make their way to Hawaii with Aulani. This home resort is located on the island of Oahu and features a massive water play area. The architecture and authenticity of Aulani will take your breath away!
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Firework views, fine dining and a fast walk to Magic Kingdom all keep guests returning to Bay Lake Tower. Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort has modern interiors with colorful Disney inspired art throughout. The pool for this home resort is located right on Bay Lake and has a swirling Mickey slide.
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
You can have the best pool days at the enormous Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. This is the closest resort to Epcot and it has boat access to there and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney’s Beach Club Villas have coastal flare and cozy interiors paired with exciting dining options like character meals at Cape May Cafe.
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Classic coastal charm awaits at Disney’s BoardWalk Villas. This resort has its own actual BoardWalk lined with restaurants to try. Disney’s BoardWalk is within walking distance of Epcot’s International Gateway and the Disney Skyliner station next to it.
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has one of the best lobby interiors at Walt Disney World with log cabin vibes and a fabulous fireplace. This resort is inspired by national parks and a lodge you might find in one. Whispering Canyon Cafe offers a rowdy good time as the cast members’ jokes are as hearty as the meals.
Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Near the heart of Walt Disney World lies beautiful Bay Lake and Disney’s own piece of wilderness. Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge showcase some of the best of Florida nature with lake views and winding walkways through pines. Here you can dine with Snow White and friends or enjoy lake front views at the popular Geyser Point Bar and Grill.
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel is a popular option and the first Disney Vacation Club home resort at Disneyland Resort. You can walk to Disneyland or use the resort’s private entrance to enter Disney California Adventure. Some rooms have views of World of Color and Pixar Pier!
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is the crown jewel of Walt Disney World Resort hotels. This resort has some of the best dining, amenities and firework views. The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort has its own charming DVC building with whimsical Mary Poppins touches.
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
South Carolina with a touch of Disney magic. Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort is relaxed, charming and close to the beach. Disney treats you love are here like Dole Whip!
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
As the original Disney Vacation Club Resort, Disney’s Old Key West Resort means home for many nostalgic Members. The palm tree covered property has an inviting pool with a sandcastle slide that has a memorable Mickey design on the water end. Olivia’s Cafe is a favorite restaurant for many with its homestyle meals and nautical decor.
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a classic and one of the opening day resorts at Walt Disney World. The iconic volcano pool sits right on the Seven Seas Lagoon with a view of Cinderella Castle. You’ll love the island life feeling as you navigate the property’s beautiful, tropical landscaping and tiki torches after dusk.
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Take a trip to the Riviera, Disney style, in this chic resort inspired by Walt Disney’s travels to Europe. Luxe finishes and a rooftop restaurant make Riviera a place you’ll be happy to stay. Disney’s Riviera Resort has its own Disney Skyliner station and is just one stop from Epcot. The pools at this resort sit right on a lake with beautiful views. You’ll love all there is to eat at Riviera with a character meal breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace, Primo Piatto quick service with some of the best options around and delightful poolside eats.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
Guests love the pastel buildings and beautiful grounds at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. This is one of the only home resorts with a full spa. There are also a few exciting pools to explore at Saratoga Springs. Enjoy sunsets over the water and the Disney Springs skyline. With boat and pathway access to Disney Springs, the dining and shopping options are endless. Saratoga Springs is also a great location for those who love to golf. It’s next to Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course and has its own pro shop.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
The beachfront Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is located about two hours by car from Walt Disney World Resort. This seaside home away from home on the Atlantic Ocean offers relaxation and educational nature experiences. You can enjoy famous disney treats, like Mickey ice cream bars and Dole Whip, poolside or with your feet in the sand.
Which is the Least Expensive DVC Resort?
Based on the estimated and average prices here, the least expensive DVC resort overall is technically Disney’s Vero Beach Resort at $150 direct per point and around $66 per resale point. Now there are two least expensive DVC resorts at Walt Disney World Resort with the same direct price. Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort is $205 per point direct and about $112 per point resale. Disney’s Old Key West Resort is $205 per point direct and around $98 for resale as of early 2023. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas is also close with $210 per point direct and around $138 per point for resale.
These are substantial savings when you compare the resale vs direct prices! For more information about Disney Vacation Club pricing, take a look at our monthly and annual series. See all of our DVC Average Resale Price 2022 monthly posts and DVC Average Resale Price 2021 which is our most recent annual roundup.
While paying the lowest per point price may sound intriguing, you also want to consult with your real estate professional about trying to avoid the Right of First Refusal. During the resale DVC process, there is a point where Disney has the right to purchase the contract back. If the price is very low, it’s likely Disney may take more of an interest in the contract and purchase it back instead of letting you buy it. Your Expert will help you find a number that feels like a great value but also works against Disney’s recent ROFR price trends so you can have the best chance at a successful purchase.
DVC Resale Experts
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