DVC Math 101 Does Buying 2042 DVC Contracts Still Make Sense?

When the Disney Vacation Club program debuted in 1991, people circled a date on their calendars. It wasn’t for another 51 years, though. On January 31st, 2042, some DVC resort ownership interests will expire. That’s less than 20 years from now, which may cause you to wonder. Does buying a DVC contract with a 2042 […]

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Best DVC Resort Gift Shops

In a perfect world, we’d all spend tons of time at World of Disney, overflowing our shopping carts with Minnie Mouse merchandise. Alas, life gets in the way, even on vacation. Sometimes, we’re just not up to the aggravation of massive crowds and long lines. So, we stick to the resorts for our shopping needs. […]

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DVC Raises Some Prices While the Next Resort Goes Vertical

The impending expansion at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa continues to impact pricing at other DVC resorts. Also, we’ve had some excellent DVC news this week. Here’s what happened. More Price Increases DVC officials have raised prices at three older resorts. I’ll talk numbers in a moment, but let’s talk rationale first. The Big […]

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DVC 2022 Annual Dues and Membership Card Changes

DVC just provided details about expected annual dues for 2022. Also, the company just changed its policy on membership cards. I’ll explain what you need to know in today’s DVC update. DVC Suggested Annual Dues for 2022 I recently discussed that DVC would finalize annual dues during the 2021 Condo Association Meeting next month. However, […]

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Get Disney Genie+ for Free

Admittedly, we’re talking about a small number of potential qualifiers, but Disney just announced a promotion. We’ll explain how a subset of Disney fans can get Disney Genie+ for free next week. Free Is Good A couple of months ago, I posted a way to save 30 percent off a D23 Gold membership. I hope […]

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DVC Refurbs Starting, Polynesian Returning

Disney Vacation Club resorts are undergoing some changes over the next few months. Let’s talk about what you need to know. Saratoga Springs Refurb Starting Now Okay, you know how much havoc the pandemic wreaked on DVC’s 2020/2021 plans. Here’s how you know that everything’s getting back to normal. Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa […]

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DVC Updates for June 27, 2021

This past week, Disney announced that its Disney Vacation Club services will experience some downtime. Also, direct purchases have broken the $300 per point barrier at one resort, housekeeping service options have changed, and some other stuff. Let’s talk about the latest goings-on for Disney Vacation Club members. A Planned Disney Vacation Club Service Outage […]

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DVC Right of First Refusal Report (ROFR): December ’20 Report

In 2020, Disney exercised their right of first refusal (ROFR) on 274 Disney Vacation Club (DVC) contracts, and DVC Resale Market (DVCRM) sold 3,690, resulting in a 7.4% buy back rate (Contracts Bought Back in 2020/Contracts Sold in 2020). The 2020 waiver rate finished at 92.6%. A Return to Typical Buy Back Rates After experiencing […]

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DVC Right of First Refusal Report (ROFR): November ’20 Report

Year-to-date (YTD), Disney exercised their right of first refusal (ROFR) on 257 Disney Vacation Club (DVC) contracts, and DVC Resale Market (DVCRM) sold 3,382, resulting in a 7.6% buy back rate (Contracts Bought Back in 2020/Contracts Sold in 2020). The 2020 waiver rate is 92.4%. Old Key West Leads the Way for Buy Back Percentage […]

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DVC Right of First Refusal Report (ROFR): September ’20 Report

Year-to-date (YTD), Disney exercised their right of first refusal (ROFR) on 152 Disney Vacation Club (DVC) contracts, and DVC Resale Market (DVCRM) sold 2,909, resulting in a 5.2% buy back rate (Contracts Bought Back in 2020/Contracts Sold in 2020). The 2020 waiver rate is 94.8%. Buy Backs Rapidly Increasing Last month we were able to […]

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