The Disney Vacation Club is a fractional ownership where a member’s real estate interest is represented by “vacation points.” A customer purchases a number of vacation points as a one-time purchase, becoming a member of the club. After the initial purchase, members are charged annual dues based on the number of vacation points they own. There are no additional annual charges.
A member’s “Home Resort” is the resort in which they have a real estate interest. The main advantage to owning one resort over another is that members are allowed to make reservations at their home resort up to 11 months in advance. For the other resorts, it is only seven months in advance. This is called “Home Priority Booking” and can be very crucial at busier times of the year. Also, annual maintenance & taxes are paid to your home resort and the amount varies by resort.
Vacation Club members can use their points to make reservations at the Disney Vacation Club resorts or one of the other options available. The number of points needed depends on the room type, resort, and time of year selected. Points can be “banked” for use the following year. Points can also be “borrowed” from the upcoming year, for use in the current year. Maximum use is three years worth of points at one time: banked points + current year points + borrowed points. If you need more you will either have to buy another contract or rent points from another owner.
How Owners Use Their Points
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