Proposed 2018 DVC Annual Dues and its Economic Impact to Owning DVC

Filed in Annual Dues, Aulani, Disney Vacation Club, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, Hilton Head, Polynesian, Saratoga Springs

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The proposed 2018 budgets and annual dues have been posted by Disney Vacation Club (DVC).  The budgets and dues will go for approval at the Board of Directors Meeting preceding the DVC Annual Member Meeting on Thursday, December 7th.  The meeting will be held at the Contemporary Resort Convention Center at 2pm EST.

DVC annual dues consist of property taxes as well as the cost to maintain the property.  As a DVC owner, you pay annual dues based on the home resort you purchase.

Proposed 2018 DVC Annual Dues

The proposed 2018 DVC annual dues are in the chart below.  The two highest proposed percentage increases were non-Disney World properties, Aulani at 7.2% and Hilton Head at 6.1%.  Despite actually having a proposed decrease, Copper Creek’s dues still remain the highest of all WDW properties at $7.26/pt.

Resort 2017 Annual Dues Proposed 2018 Dues Percentage Change
Animal Kingdom $6.59 $6.76 2.6%
Aulani $7.03 $7.54 7.2%
Aulani (Subsidized) $5.28 $5.66 7.2%
Bay Lake Tower $5.62 $5.92 5.3%
Beach Club $6.27 $6.44 2.7%
Boardwalk $6.47 $6.55 1.2%
Boulder Ridge $6.54 $6.93 5.9%
Copper Creek $7.33 $7.26 -0.9%
Grand Californian $5.61 $5.88 4.9%
Grand Floridian $5.90 $6.13 4.0%
Hilton Head $7.27 $7.72 6.1%
Old Key West $6.41 $6.72 5.0%
Polynesian $6.14 $6.20 1.1%
Saratoga Springs $5.60 $5.86 4.5%
Vero Beach $8.11 $8.53 5.2%

 

Economic Impact of Owning

If the proposals are approved, outside of an Aulani contract with subsidized dues, Saratoga Springs will have the lowest annual dues in the DVC network for a 2nd year in a row, and will remain as the top projected economical DVC resort to own for the long term.

The chart below provides an economic ranking all of the Disney Vacation Club properties to own when considering the proposed 2018 annual dues.  The last few columns compare the rank changes caused because of the proposed 2018 annual dues.

Notable changes in the rankings due to the 2018 proposed dues include:

  • Polynesian passing Grand Floridian, which was mainly attributed to Polynesian experiencing only a minor increase in dues of 1.1%
  • Aulani dipping under Grand Californian as Aulani dues increase 7.2%.
Resort Avg. Cost Per Pt. Years Left Cost Per Pt. Per Year from Price Proposed 2018 Dues Per Pt. Total Cost Per Pt. Per Year Rank: With 2017  Dues Rank: With Proposed 2018 Dues Rank Change 
Saratoga Springs $98 37 $2.65 $5.86 $8.51  1  1   —
Bay Lake Tower $137 43 $3.19 $5.92 $9.11  2  2   —
Old Key West (Extended) $97 40 $2.43 $6.72 $9.15  3  3   —
Polynesian $145 49 $2.96 $6.20 $9.16  5  4   +1
Grand Floridian $145 47 $3.09 $6.13 $9.22  4  5   -1
Animal Kingdom $104 40 $2.60 $6.76 $9.36  6  6   —
Grand Californian $162 43 $3.77 $5.88 $9.65  8  7   +1
Aulani $100 45 $2.22 $7.54 $9.76  7  8   -1
Old Key West $87 25 $3.48 $6.72 $10.20  9  9   —
Boulder Ridge $89 25 $3.56 $6.93 $10.49 10 10   —
Hilton Head $71 25 $2.84 $7.72 $10.56 11 11   —
Vero Beach $68 25 $2.72 $8.53 $11.25 12 12   —
Boardwalk $118 25 $4.72 $6.55 $11.27 13 13   —
Beach Club $131 25 $5.24 $6.44 $11.68 14 14   —
 – Average cost per point based on average asking price on disneydvcresale.com September ’17
 – Aulani with subsidized dues would be at $7.88 for a total cost per pt. per year

 

Comments

  • rajeev
    November 8, 2017

    no ranking for copper creek

    • Nick Cotton
      November 8, 2017

      Rajeev, true observation. We will include it once more of the Copper Creek listings enter the resale market so there is a decent sample size. If you were to use the direct pricing, it would be ranked #12.

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