Huge Price Increase Coming for DVC Direct Purchases

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Several reliable sources are reporting that DVC direct sale prices will increase drastically in 2018, pushing three resorts over $200 per point! These new direct-from-Disney sale prices are rumored to go into effect on January 17, 2018. These rates apply only to points purchased direct from Disney Vacation Club, not to points purchased on the resale market. Below is the complete list of proposed prices for 2018*.

Resort  Current Direct Price  Price Effective 1/17/18  Change
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $176 $182 +$6
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort $185 $191 +$6
Boulder Ridge Villas (VWL) $165 $171 +$6
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins $176 $182 +$6
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas $165 $171 +$6
Disney’s Beach Club Villas $165 $185 +$20
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas $165 $171 +$6
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort $115 $121 +$6
Disney’s Old Key West Resort $145 $151 +$6
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $176 $220 +$44
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa $145 $151 +$6
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort $115 $100 -$15
Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel $185 $235 +$50
Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa $185 $220 +$35

*Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. Source: DVCNews.com

Direct-From-Disney Price v. Resale Price

In comparison, all of these properties can be purchased on the resale market for much less! While there are some restrictions when buying resale, the drastic savings usually outweigh the “cons.” Plus, there are many ways to still get some of the “member perks” as a resale owner without the added price tag. Here’s a look at recent average resale prices versus the new proposed direct prices coming in 2018. If you’re on the fence about buying points, now may be the time to purchase before Disney’s higher prices influence Right of First Refusal rates and resale prices.

Resort  Direct Price 1/17/18  Avg. Resale Price  Savings
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $182  $91 -50%
 Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort $191 $130 -32%
Boulder Ridge Villas (VWL) $171 $92 -46%
 Copper Creek Villas & Cabins $182
 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas $171 $109 -36%
 Disney’s Beach Club Villas $185 $129 -30%
 Disney’s BoardWalk Villas $171 $117 -32%
 Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort $121 $75 -38%
 Disney’s Old Key West Resort $151 $92 -39%
 Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $220 $142 -35%
 Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa $151 $92 -39%
 Disney’s Vero Beach Resort $100 $72 -28%
 Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel $235 $148 -37%
Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa $220 $139 -37%

Original Sale Price V. 2018 Direct Price

And just for fun, here’s a look at how the prices for DVC properties have changed over the years. DVC usually offers special incentives that range from $5-$10 per point off for buyers who purchase a new resort during its “pre-sale” days or grand opening period so some of the prices listed below may have been slightly less depending on time of purchase.

Resort  Opening/Pre-Sale Price Price Effective 1/17/18 Change
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $120  (2010) $182 +$62
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort $112  (2008) $191 +$79
Boulder Ridge Villas (VWL) $67    (2000) $171 +$104
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins $176   (2017) $182 +$6
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas $101   (2007) $171 +$71
Disney’s Beach Club Villas $75     (2002) $185 +$110
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas $62.75  (1996) $171 +$108.25
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort $62.75   (1996) $121 +$58.25
Disney’s Old Key West Resort $48     (1991) $151 +$103
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $160   (2015) $220 +$60
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa $89    (2003) $151 +$62
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort $62.75   (1995) $100 +$37.25
Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel $112      (2009) $235 +$123
Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa $145      (2013) $220 +$75

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 family’s 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