Disney’s Vacation Club Membership | Own a Piece of the Magic


Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is somewhat similar to a timeshare program but instead purchasing a specific time period, owners purchase a select number of “Vacation Points” that represent a real estate interest in DVC resort. These points are used to stay at vacation club resorts, Disney cruises and other vacation experiences. 

Disney operates 17 individual vacation club resorts that are located in four states throughout the U.S.A. The majority of the properties are situated in Florida near the Walt Disney World Resort but there are others in California, South Carolina and Hawaii.

Although these resorts at vacation club properties, guests that are not DVC members may be able to stay on a nightly basis (based on availability).

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Disney Vacation Club Resorts

Disney offers a variety of different vacation club properties at different price points, each of which are individually designed and have unique theming.  Most of the resorts are located within the state of Florida but there are also resorts in California, Hawaii and South Carolina.

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House & Kidani Village
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
  • DVC Tower at the Polynesian Village Resort (Coming Soon)
  • The Villas Disneyland® Hotel
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
  • Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

Florida DVC Resorts

The state of Florida is home to the majority of the DVC resorts and with the exception of just one property, all are on site at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Located within walking distance to the Magic Kingdom, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is one of the premier DVC resorts at Walt Disney World. Situated on the picturesque Bay Lake right next to Disney’s Contemporary Resort, property features including the Bay Cove Pool and the Top of the World Lounge (which is a great place to enjoy watching fireworks).  

Rooms start from 13 Vacation Points per night for a Deluxe Studio with a standard view to 101 Vacation Points per night for the Three-Bedroom Grand Villa which sleeps up to 12 guests and has spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom.

Boulder Ridge Villas and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Just a short boat ride from the Magic Kingdom are the Boulder Ride Villas and the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Although these resorts have rustic theming, they have a number of modern amenities including multiple pools and a large activity center called Reunion Station.

Rooms at the Boulder Ride Villas range from 15 Vacation Points per night for a Deluxe Studio to 37 Vacation Points per night for the Two-Bedroom Lock-Off Villa which sleeps up to 9 guests.

Rooms at the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins start from 13 Vacation Points per night for a Deluxe Studio to 91 Vacation Points per night for the Three-Bedroom Grand Villa which sleeps up to 12 guests.  Cabins with views of Bay Lake are also offered which start from 84 Vacation Points per night.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House & Kidani Village

two of the most unique DVC resorts are the Jambo House & the Kidani Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Village.  Owner enjoy amazing view of multiple savannas where there are hundreds of animals and birds that freely roam the property.  Other resort features include several outdoor pools, a large lobby area and multiple dining options.

Rooms at the Jambo House start from 7 Vacation Points per night for the value Studios to 73 Vacation Points per night for the Three-Bedroom Grand Villa with Savanna views that sleeps up to 12 guests. 

Rooms at the Kidani Village start from 7 Vacation Points per night for the value Studios to 73 Vacation Points per night for the Three-Bedroom Grand Villa with Savanna views that sleeps up to 12 guests. 

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas 

Located within walking distance to the Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s BoardWalk Villas is located in the Epcot Resorts area along Disney’s Boardwalk.  Highly themed after a Coney Island / Atlantic City style seaside boardwalk, this amazing resort features the Luna Park Pool, two leisure pools and a large event lawn for nighttime movies and entertainment.

Rooms start from 9 Vacation Points per night for a Deluxe Studio with a standard view to 36 Vacation Points per night for the Three-Bedroom Grand Villa which sleeps up to 12 guests.

Disney’s Beach Club Villas 

Also located within walking distance to the Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Beach Club Villas is located along the Boardwalk in the Epcot Resorts area. This amazing resort features the a 3-acre water playground known as Stormalong Bay plus three additional quiet pools for relaxing plus a white sandy beach along lake Crescent Lake.  It also is home to one of our favorite casual dining restaurants in the Beaches and Cream Soda Shop.

Rooms start from 14 Vacation Points per night for a Deluxe Studio with a standard view to 36 Vacation Points per night for the Two-Bedroom Lock-Off Villa which sleeps up to 9 guests.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

If you love the charm of the Florida Keys then Disney’s Old Key West Resort is the perfect place for you.  Situated around Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, this classic resort features water taxi transportation to Disney Springs, four amazing pools including the 149,000 gallon Sandcastle Pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Rooms start from 9 Vacation Points per night for a Deluxe Studio to 46 Vacation Points per night for the Three-Bedroom Grand Villa which is located the the Hospitality House and sleeps up to 12 guests.

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is a South Pacific inspired resort that includes both standard villas as well as over water bungalows right on the Seven Seas Lagoon facing the Magic Kingdom.  The bungalows are fairly new and among the most desirable places to stay at Walt Disney World.  Additional resort features including multiple resort pools, a white sandy beach and a wide variety of dining options.

Rooms start from 14 Vacation Points per night for a Deluxe Studio with a standard view to 112 Vacation Points per night for the Bungalows which sleeps up to 12 guests and has spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom.

Disney’s Riviera Resort

One of the most charming DVC resorts is Disney’s Riviera Resort.  Themed after villages from the European Riviera, this resort has direct access to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios via the Disney Skyliner.  Property features include two outdoor pools, an activity lawn, fitness center and a rooftop restaurant.

Rooms start from 12 Vacation Points per night for a Tower Studio to 108 Vacation Points per night for the Three-Bedroom Grand Villa which sleeps up to 12 guests.  

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Just steps from Disney Springs, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort is a 65-acre property themed after the historic New York town of Saratoga. Property features including multiple pools and water playgrounds, an on-site spa and multiple dining options.

Rooms start from 12 Vacation Points per night for a Deluxe Studio Standard Room to 75 Vacation Points per night for the Three-Bedroom Grand Villa Preferred Room which sleeps up to 12 guests. There are also two-bedroom Treehouse Villas are also available starting from 39 Vacation Points per night.

The Villas’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Also located within walking distance to the Magic Kingdom, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is one of the premier DVC resorts at Walt Disney World. Situated on the picturesque Seven Season Lagoon and part of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, property features including multiple pools and water playgrounds, an on-site spa and some of the best dining venues at Walt Disney World.

Rooms start from 16 Vacation Points per night for a Deluxe Studio with a standard view to 111 Vacation Points per night for the Three-Bedroom Grand Villa which sleeps up to 12 guests and has spectacular lake views.

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Located directly on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in central Florida, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is the only oceanfront beach resort owned by Disney in the state of Florida.   Property features include a sandy beach with water sports activities, a large resort pool and multiple dining options.

Rooms start from 10 Vacation Points per night for the Inn room with a standard view to 60 Vacation Points per night for the Three-Bedroom Beach Cottage which sleeps up to 12 guests.

DVC Tower at the Polynesian Village Resort (Coming Soon)

Located near the Magic Kingdom on the site of the former Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show along the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon us the DVC Tower at the Polynesian Village Resort. Situated in between Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, construction of this all-new is well underway as the scheduled opening is planned for late in 2024.

As of June 2023, details regarding the resort features and amenities as well as the number of Vacation Points needed per night have yet to be announced.

Other DVC Resorts

  • The Villas at Disneyland® Hotel (opening September 28, 2023)
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
  • Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

DVC Membership Costs

Unlike traditional fractional ownership or timeshare resorts, guests purchase a real property interest in a specific resort that is represented by “Vacation Points”.

According to the DVC website, the cost of membership varies by the amount of Vacation Points that are being purchased but currently point packages start from $217.00 per point for 150 points ($32,550 total). Members will incur closing costs that vary based on the home resort and amount of points.  Closing costs typically start from $390.00.

In addition to the initial costs, members are responsible for annual maintenance dues which start from $92.00 per month.  These charges are for the home resort’s property taxes, operating costs and maintenance.

Example:  Disney’s Riviera Resort

$32,550.00   Initial Purchase (150 points @ $217 per point)
$847.54   Closing Costs
     
$33,397.54   Total Initial Costs

*2023 dues which are billed monthly are $106.38 or $1,276.56 per year.

Example:  The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

$32,550.00   Initial Purchase (150 points @ $217 per point)
$842.59   Closing Costs
     
$33,392.59   Total Initial Costs

*2023 dues which are billed monthly are $91.75 or $1,101.00 per year.

Until September 11, 2023, Disney is offering discounts on select resorts which vary based on the amount of points purchased.  Click here to learn more about Disney’s “Super Summer Offer”.  For those that would like to purchase Vacation Points but cannot afford 100% of the initial costs, financing is also offered with certain terms (see DVC website for additional details).

In addition to the home resort, Vacation Points can be used to access the 17 DVC resorts as well as a number of other vacation properties worldwide.  Members also have a “Home Resort Priority Period” where they can book reservations months in advance.

DVC Membership Expiration

Most Disney Vacation Club resorts have contract expiration dates which are 50 years from the date which the property is constructed (on January 31st of that year).  Once the contract expires, members will no longer be able to use Vacation Points for resorts stays unless otherwise extended or repurchased.  We highly recommend prospective purchasers read their contracts thoroughly.

Resort Expiration Dates

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney Contemporary Resort – 2060
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – 2042
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – 2068
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – 2057
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas – 2042
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas – 2042
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort – 2042 or 2057 (extended date)
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – 2066
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort – 2070
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort – 2054
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – 2064
  • Disney’s Vero Beach Resort – 2042
  • The Villas at Dsiney’s Grand Californian Hotel – 2060
  • Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort – 2042

DVC Membership Resales

There is an active resale market for DVC Vacation Points so members can purchase or sell to a third party either directly or through an exchange or brokerage service.  We have seen listings for sale of less than 50 points and over 500 points.

There are numerous sites that offers DVC resales and a basic internet search will provide many of these providers.

DVC Membership Extras & Benefits

In addition to staying at an amazing Disney Resort, there are a number of amazing benefits that members get from purchasing DVC Vacation Points.  These benefits:

  • Discounts for Annual Passes
  • Discounts on Single-Day and Multi-Day Admission Tickets
  • Shopping, Dining & Entertainment Discounts
  • Disney Hotel & Resorts Discounts
  • Discounts on Events and Tours (ie. Disney After Hours, holiday events, etc)
  • Discounts on the Disney Institute courses
  • Access to DVC Club Lounges (Imagination Lounge, Top of the World Lounge & DVC Star View Station)

It should be noted that Membership Extras are only offered to members who have purchased Vacation Points directly from Disney and have a valid Disney Vacation Club Membership Card (minimum of 150 Vacation Points).

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Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1998 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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