How Much Does DVC Cost? Updated Prices for 2023

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Looking to join the Disney Vacation Club but wondering how much it costs? Look no further! 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 $150 per point up to $310 per point.  There are also different minimum point requirements based on resort and if you’re an existing member or new member.

DISNEY DIRECT PRICES FOR 2023

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. Minimum purchases are subject to change and can be confirmed with a DVC sales rep. As of 2021, 150 direct purchase points are required in order to be eligible for Membership Magic perks and benefits.

Resort  New Members Current Member Add-On
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $217 per point;
150-point minimum
$217 per point;
25-point minimum
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort $275 per point;
150-point minimum
$275 per point;
25-point minimum
Boulder Ridge Villas (VWL) $215 per point;
150-point minimum
$215 per point;
25-point minimum
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins $250 per point;
150-point minimum
$250 per point;
50-point minimum
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas $210 per point;
150-point minimum
$210 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s Beach Club Villas $275 per point;
150-point minimum
$275 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas $240 per point;
150-point minimum
$240 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort $165 per point;
150-point minimum
$205 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s Old Key West Resort $205 per point;
150-point minimum
$205 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $250 per point;
150-point minimum
$250 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa $205 per point;
150-point minimum
$205 per point;
25-point minimum
Disney’s Riviera Resort $217 per point;
150-point minimum
$217 per point;
50-point minimum
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort $150 per point;
150-point minimum
$150 per point;
25-point minimum
Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel $310 per point;
150-point minimum
$310 per point;
25-point minimum
Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa $217 per point;
150-point minimum
$217 per point;
25-point minimum

Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. Source: DVCNews.com – updated 12/5/22

DIRECT PRICE V. RESALE PRICE

If Disney’s direct prices are out of your budget, then you’ve come to the right place. We can help you become a DVC member for a fraction of the cost. Savings range from 21% up to 50%! 

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 much lower rate. Take a look at the chart below to see just how much you can save.

Resort  Direct Price  Avg. Resale Price
Resale Savings
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $217 per point $109 per point 50%
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort $275 per point $160 per point 42%
Boulder Ridge Villas $215 per point $116 per point 46%
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins $250 per point $154 per point 38%
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas $210 per point $127 per point 40%
Disney’s Beach Club Villas $275 per point $158 per point 43%
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas $240 per point $142 per point 41%
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort $165 per point $85 per point 48%
Disney’s Old Key West Resort $205 per point $113 per point 45%
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $250 per point $158 per point 37%
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa $205 per point $118 per point 42%
Disney’s Riviera Resort $217 per point $139 per point 36%
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort $150 per point $76 per point 49%
Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel $310 per point $244 per point 21%
Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa $217 per point $161 per point 26%

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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 usually requires new owners who purchase direct to make a purchase of at least 100 points, however, to gain the “blue card” member benefits you must purchase a minimum of 150 points.  If you are a first time buyer wanting less than 100 points, the best option, and sometimes the only option, is to buy resale.

Eleven 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, Riviera and Grand Floridian are the only 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.

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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