How Much Does DVC Cost – 2020 Price List

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How much does it cost to buy into the Disney Vacation Club? If you’re looking at buying points with DVC its good to know what the options are and how much per point you’ll be spending if you choose to purchase direct from Disney, the developer. Purchase prices vary by resort, starting at $110 per point up to $245 per point.  As you will see in the chart below, there are also different minimum point requirements based on resort and if you’re an existing member or new member.  It is important to note that these rates and terms below apply only to points purchased direct from Disney Vacation Club, not to points purchased on the resale market.

Disney Direct Prices for 2020

Resort  New Members Current Member Add-On
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $195 per point;
100-point minimum**
$195 per point;
25-point minimum**
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort $225 per point;
100-point minimum
$225 per point;
25-point minimum
Boulder Ridge Villas (VWL) $176 per point;
100-point minimum
$176 per point;
25-point minimum
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins $210 per point;
100-point minimum
$210 per point;
50-point minimum
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas $176 per point; 100-point minimum $176 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s Beach Club Villas $225 per point;
100-point minimum
$225 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas $190 per point;
100-point minimum
$190 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort $121 per point;
75-point minimum
$121 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s Old Key West Resort $156 per point;
50-point minimum
$156 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $235 per point;
100-point minimum
$235 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa $160 per point;
50-point minimum
$160 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s Riviera Resort $195 per point;
100-point minimum***
$188 per point;
25-point minimum***
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort $110 per point;
75-point minimum
$110 per point;
25-point minimum
Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel $260 per point;
100-point minimum
$260 per point;
25-point minimum
Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa $245 per point;
100-point minimum
$245 per point;
25-point minimum

**Aulani: Developer Credit starting at $4250 for 175 point purchase. Promo scheduled to run through 4/28/20
***Riviera: Developer Credit starting at $2750 for 175 point purchase. Promo value declines on 2/26/20 and ends on 4/28/20.
Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. Source: DVCNews.com

Direct Price v. Resale Price

Disney sets the rate for direct sales, whereas prices on the resale market can be negotiated with the seller and are usually substantially lower. You can purchase any of the DVC resorts by resale at a fraction of the cost. Just how much can you save? Take a look at the chart below for a comparison of direct price and average resale price per resort. Savings range from 20% up to 50%!

Resort  Direct Price (2020) Resale Price
(Average for ’19/’20)
Resale Savings
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $195 per point $98 per point 50%
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort $225 per point $143 per point 36%
Boulder Ridge Villas (VWL) $176 per point $96 per point 45%
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins $210 per point $150 per point 29%
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas $176 per point $109 per point 38%
Disney’s Beach Club Villas $225 per point $150 per point 33%
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas $190 per point $126 per point 34%
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort $121 per point $72 per point 40%
Disney’s Old Key West Resort $156 per point $100 per point 36%
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $235 per point $146 per point 38%
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa $160 per point $107 per point 33%
Disney’s Riviera Resort $195 per point
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort $110 per point $62 per point 44%
Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel $260 per point $205 per point 21%
Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa $245 per point $165 per point 33%

What’s the difference?

While there are some restrictions when buying resale, the drastic savings usually outweigh these. Another factor to consider are the minimum point requirements for new members. As seen in the first chart above, Disney requires new owners who purchase direct to make a purchase of at least 100 points (with exceptions at Saratoga, Old Key West, Hilton Head and Vero Beach).  If you are a first time buyer wanting less than 100 points, the best option, and sometimes the only option, is to buy resale.

Twelve of the 15 DVC resorts are “sold out,” meaning all the allocated points for that resort have been sold and you cannot readily purchase points for those resorts direct from Disney. Aulani, Copper Creek and Riviera are the only three resorts that are not completely sold out and are readily available to purchase direct from Disney.  Disney can acquire inventory for sold out resorts through owner foreclosures and Right of First Refusals but they are sold first-come first-serve according to buyers on a waitlist. You may be waiting a while to get exactly what you want.   So if you have your heart set on another resort, you may wish to purchase resale where there are more options steadily available and at a lower upfront cost.

If you have any questions about buying or selling DVC, please contact us for more information: team@resalesdvc.com or 866-544-2919. We’d love to walk you through the process and help you find the perfect contract to fit your needs.




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Kristen is a Licensed Broker Associate with Garden Views Realty, Inc (ResalesDVC.com). She is the granddaughter of "Grandma Jaki" and the niece of Kinn. She has been specializing in the resale of Disney Vacation Club timeshare since 2011. As an avid Disney fan and an annual passholder, you can frequently find her at Walt Disney World. View More Posts By Kristen

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