I have mentioned in the past that I am a proud Disney Vacation Club owner and it brought about a lot of questions from fashionistas. Is it really that great of a deal? Why is it so wonderful? It’s time to share the fabulousness that is Disney Vacation Club with you all! By the end, I’m guessing a few of you will be wanting to be a Disney Vacation Club member, too!
I bought my first DVC ownership in 2002 at Saratoga Springs. At the time, DVC wasn’t quite as expensive as it is now. I paid $10,500 for 150 points. 150 points was enough to have me visiting the resorts 2-4 times a year. It varied based on the season you visited, what size accommodations you booked and which days of the week (always Sunday to Thursday and never a Friday or Saturday!).
I had gotten really good at milking the points for all they were worth. I had also realized early on that this ownership had already paid for itself. In 2005, I took my sister and nieces to the Boardwalk Villas for a week in a 2 bedroom villa. The room, if I had paid for it, was over $7000. That was one vacation. Yes, it took a year and a half worth of points but it almost paid for the almost 50 years of ownership I had in the resort.
I am now a step mother and when I go on vacation I need a bigger room than a studio (which is really my go-to room). Because of this, I decided it was time to purchase more DVC points. I am now the proud owner of the Polynesian Villas and Bungalows! I am so excited to own more points. It cost a lot more to buy now than it did in 2002 (more than double) but I just booked my first trip to Aulani in Hawaii and, if I had paid for the room, it would have cost 1/4 of what I paid for the entire 50 year ownership of DVC. Clearly, this is worth it.
Now, the only places selling points at the moment through Disney Vacation Club is Copper Creek, Polynesian Villas, and Aulani. I know that the popular places like Boardwalk, Bay Lake Tower, and the Grand Floridian Villas are long since sold out…. unless you buy resale! This is what I plan to do next!
I am dying to have points at the Boardwalk mostly for Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The only way this is going to happen is if I buy DVC points from other owners. This is fine by me because it will be less expensive to purchase!! There are a few ways to do this, but one of my favorite places to look for resale is SellMyTimeshareNow.com. There is just an incredible selection and it is definitely the way I plan to go when I am ready to add on next year.
I know some of you cannot afford to buy DVC but you love the size of the rooms. Sometimes, it’s the only way to accommodate a larger party all in one accommodation. Renting DVC points is substantially less than going through Disney and you can get the exact same room as a DVC member! It saves even more money when you get a 1 or 2 bedroom villa and you can cook some of your own food. Savings upon savings are the best kind! You can also rent DVC points through SellMyTimeshareNow.com, and they have a huge selection!
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