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How to Buy DVC Resales

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is a great way to enjoy vacation ownership with Disney through a points-based program. Disney always takes experiences to the next level and this is no different with timeshare. DVC provides families with savings and flexibility for Disney vacations as well as thousands of other vacation destinations around the world.

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DVC: Timeshares With More Time and Less Sharing

Not all Disney Vacation Club memberships are purchased straight from Disney. Many members choose to save money while still enjoying the perks of being in the club by buying one of the many DVC resales on the market.

The flexibility of DVC’s point system means that as a member, instead of sharing the same timeshare, you’ve got the keys to unlocking magical vacations coast to coast and beyond.

DVC Trivia
The music video for the Beach Boys song “Kokomo” was filmed at the Grand Floridian at Walt Disney World prior to the hotel opening.
DVC Trivia
Disney's only full time harpist can be found inside Disney's Grand Floridian at Victoria & Albert's playing for dining guests.
DVC Trivia
Look inside the lobby at Animal Kingdom Lodge for the 16-foot Ijele mask — it's the only one to ever leave Nigeria.
DVC Trivia
Each day at Wilderness Lodge, one special "Flag Family" is selected to have the honor of raising the flags on the Lodge's roof.

Discover the Joy of Being a
Disney Vacation Club Member

Disney Vacation Club purchased through resale allows families to vacation at all 14 different DVC resorts as well as thousands of resort options around the world through RCI. Rather than a traditional timeshare setup where you purchase an amount of time or date range, Disney Vacation Club runs on a points system which allows Members to exchange points for stays at different resorts. Different resorts and different seasons in the year can affect how many points a night’s stay costs, so choosing the right size Membership is key to finding a magical fit for you and your family.

Understanding DVC Points

With DVC you are purchasing a deeded real estate interest into one of the 14 different DVC Resorts, and the resort purchased is considered your home resort. Each year points are deposited into the Membership on the Use Year date (there are 8 different Use Years). At your home resort you can book 11 months in advance and you can book seven months in advance at other DVC Resorts.

Tip
Borrow points from next year to book a longer vacation or larger accommodations this year. Bank this year’s points for use next year. Both with no penalities.

This additional four-month booking window can be very valuable during busier times of the year (i.e., holidays, spring breaks, etc.) and for resorts that book up quickly due to size and popularity (i.e., Beach Club, Grand Californian, etc.).

Both the points and real estate interest are yours to manage. Members may allow friends and family to use their points, and Members can rent their points. Additionally, Members may will their Membership to their heirs.

How many points should I purchase?

Depending on season, resort, length of stay and type of accommodations, DVC provides very flexible options to book your upcoming vacations.

The rule of thumb: The more points you purchase, the greater flexibility of your Disney vacations.

50-100
Here are a few examples of how you can use your points.
5-night stay at Aulani Resort, Hawaii in a deluxe studio.
4-night stay at Beach Club Resort in a 1 bedroom villa.
4-night stay at Beach Club Resort in a 1 bedroom villa.

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Magical Options with Each Vacation

With DVC, every vacation can be a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Members not only can stay at different resorts — but they can go at various times of the year and stay in different sizes of accommodations as well. From a DVC point chart you will see that quieter times of the year require less points and busier times of the year require more points. Also, smaller rooms will require less points and bigger rooms will require more points.

Accommodation Possibilities Across Disney Vacation Club Resorts

Studio Units

Studios sleep 4-5 and include a flat-panel TV, DVD player, a kitchenette, which is equipped with a microwave oven, under-counter refrigerator, coffee maker and wet bar.

Studio Units Typically Feature
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Pull-out Sofa
  • 0-1 Pull-Out Chairs or Murphy Beds
  • 0 Private Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
Resorts with Studio Units
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Aulani
  • Bay Lake Tower
  • Beach Club
  • Boardwalk
  • Boulder Ridge
  • Copper Creek
  • Grand Californian
  • Hilton Head
  • Old Key West
  • Polynesian
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Vero Beach

One-bedroom Villas

Set up to sleep 4-5, the 1-bedroom villas typically feature a master suite with a king-size bed and a whirlpool tub, a living room with queen-size sleeper sofa and pull-out sleeper chair or murphy bed, flat-panel TV, DVD player, kitchen, washer/dryer, and a private balcony in select resorts.

One-bedroom Villas Typically Feature
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Pull-out Sofa
  • 0-1 Pull-Out Chairs or Murphy Beds
  • 1 Private Bedroom
  • 1-2 Bathrooms
Resorts with One-bedroom Villas
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Aulani
  • Bay Lake Tower
  • Boardwalk
  • Boulder Ridge
  • Copper Creek
  • Grand Californian
  • Grand Floridian
  • Hilton Head
  • Old Key West
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Vero Beach

Two-bedroom Villas

Set up to sleep 8-9, the two-bedroom villas typically include a master suite with a king-size bed and a whirlpool tub, a second bedroom with two queen sized beds, a living room with queen-size sleeper sofa and pull-out sleeper chair, flat-panel TV, DVD player, kitchen, washer/dryer and a private balcony in select resorts.

Two-bedroom Villas Typically Feature
  • 2-3 Beds
  • 1-2 Pull-out Sofas
  • 0-1 Pull-Out Chairs or Murphy Beds
  • 2 Private Bedrooms
  • 2-3 Bathrooms
Resorts with Two-bedroom Villas
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Aulani
  • Bay Lake Tower
  • Beach Club
  • Boardwalk
  • Boulder Ridge
  • Copper Creek
  • Grand Californian
  • Grand Floridian
  • Hilton Head
  • Old Key West
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Vero Beach

Three-bedroom Villas

Each resort configures the three-bedroom Grand Villas differently, but all are the ultimate setup for luxury and space at the resort. With plentiful bathrooms, living space and a full kitchen laundry facilities and more these spaces can sleep up to 12.

Three-bedroom Villas Typically Feature
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Pull-out Sofa
  • 3 Private Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
Resorts with Three-bedroom Villas
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Aulani
  • Bay Lake Tower
  • Boardwalk
  • Copper Creek
  • Grand Californian
  • Grand Floridian
  • Hilton Head
  • Old Key West
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Vero Beach

Specialty Accommodation Possibilities Across Disney Vacation Club Resorts

Bungalows

Bungalows sleep up to 8, and typically include a full kitchen with modern appliances, a washer and dryer, and two bathrooms. The master bathroom includes an in-mirror TV, a whirlpool tub and a walk-in shower.

Bungalows Typically Feature
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Pull-out Sofa
  • 2 Private Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
Resorts with Bungalows
  • Polynesian

Cabins

Cabins sleep up to 8. They include a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room with washer and dryer. Other luxuries include a private deck with hot-tub and double-sided fireplace.

Cabins Typically Feature
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Pull-out Sofa
  • 2 Private Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
Resorts with Cabins
  • Copper Creek

Treehouses

Treehouses sleep up to 9. They are lofted into the surrounding treeline with a fully equipped kitchen and stunning views from its unique hexagon shape.

Treehouses Typically Feature
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Pull-out Sofa
  • 1 Pull-Out Chair or Murphy Bed
  • 3 Private Bedrooms
  • 1 Bunk Bed
  • 2 Bathrooms
Resorts with Treehouses
  • Saratoga Springs
DVC resale market was great. They answered all my questions and helped me find the right contract for my family. I had lots of questions and they were always available to answer them. I would highly recommend!
- Michael K.
DVC Resale Market Client 2017
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Thinking You're Ready to Buy DVC?
 Save With Resales

Purchasing DVC on the resale market can save you thousands of dollars versus purchasing direct. Owners of DVC resale contracts are able to enjoy staying at all 14 of the DVC Resorts and RCI.  Additionally, with DVC resale contracts you can book with home resort priority.

DVC Resale Timeshare Perks:

  • Ability to finance through various lenders
  • Access to the complete amenities and entertainment options at the resort
  • Parking at the resort and parks
  • Complimentary shuttle service, Disney’s Magical Express to Disney Parks
  • Pool hopping
  • Use of MagicBands
  • Disney Dining Plan
  • FastPass+
  • Extra Magic Hours
  • Top of the World Lounge

Some DVC’s “incidental benefits” no longer transfer upon resale since April 2016. These “incidental benefits” consist of discounts on some dining, shopping and tours as well as some member-only events.  For more information, please see changes to “incidental benefits” for DVC Resale Members.

How to Buy Disney Vacation Club Resales

The buying process for DVC resales takes place over the following steps:
Step one

Determine the contract that’s right for your family

DVC Memberships come in all shapes and sizes. Understanding the features of a contract will help you pick one that fits your plans and budget just right.

DVC contracts can vary by:

  • Home resort
  • Point size
  • Point availability
  • Use Year

These factors can determine price too. The resort you purchase into provides you with home resort priority, meaning an 11-month booking window versus a 7-month booking window at other DVC Resorts.

The point size is the amount of points you will receive each year until the deed expires. You may want to refer to a DVC point chart in determining the right point amount or consult with a team member from the DVC Resale Market.

Your DVC annual dues per point are based on the resort you purchase into, so the resort you pick and amount of points at that resort determines your total annual amount of dues. Point availability refers to the amount of points currently on the contract (i.e., points banked, current and borrowed).

Use Year is simply the date you will receive your Disney Vacation Points each year. There are 8 different Use Years, and they are February, March, April, June, August, September, October and December.

Step two

Find your perfect contract

Browse all DVC Market listings. New contracts are always being listed, so if we do not have what you are looking for please download the DVC Resale Market App.

Step Three

Set up financing if necessary

The company most commonly used for financing a Florida-based DVC resale purchase is Monera Financial. Moreover, they provide loans based on the collateral and not your credit. So the approval is quick and simple. They have loan terms for up to 10 years with no pre-payment penalty.

For financing a non-FL-based DVC resale purchase please see options with Vacation Club Loans and Timeshare Lending.  Vacation Club Loans also provide financing for Florida-based DVC properties.

Step Four

Make an offer

Click on a desktop or tap on a mobile device into the listing detail page and complete the offer form, or you can call the DVC Resale Market Team at 1-844-DVC-PROS (382-7767).

Step Five

Contract is processed

Once terms have been agreed upon through the assistance of a DVC Resale Market Agent, a contract is created by DVC Resale Market’s Contract Management Team.

After all parties have signed, the Contract Management Team submits all necessary documents to DVC to the right of first refusal process (ROFR).

Right of first refusal (ROFR) is an up to 30-day period Disney has to decide if they want to purchase any resale contract at the already agreed upon terms.

In 2017, DVC exercised ROFR on approximately 7 percent of the contracts sold by DVC Resale Market, and approximately, 93 percent of the contracts sold by DVC Resale Market were waived by Disney.

Step Six

Contract is closed

Assuming the contract is waived by Disney, closing documents are prepared by the title company once they receive the estoppel from Disney (usually takes 2-3 weeks after being waived). Once closing documents are returned along with the buyer’s funds, the contract is closed.

Step Seven

You’re officially part of Disney Vacation Club

The points are transferred by Disney, and the buyer is officially “Welcomed Home” and ready to start planning vacations!

For additional questions about DVC and buying DVC resales, please contact the friendly professionals at the DVC Resale Market.

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If anyone is in the market for DVC look no further than DVC Resale Market. If you want to save money and want the best buying experience possible with DVC go through DVC Resale Market. You will not be sorry that's a promise.
- Pat J.
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About Buying with DVC Resale Market

The professionals at the DVC Resale Market are happy to assist you in the DVC resale buying process. The DVC Resale Market Team of agents consist of exclusively former DVC Guides.

Combined the DVC Resale Market’s Team has more than 100 years of Direct DVC Experience and is the largest exclusive re-seller of Disney Vacation Club, welcoming home over 2,200 Member families in 2017.

With their extensive understanding and knowledge, the team at the DVC Resale Market is prepared to provide the best possible experience in the DVC Resales industry for buyers when purchasing DVC resale.

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