Here is a copy of the notice that was made public to Disney Vacation Club® Members on the Member website regarding changes to the membership benefits policy, with an effective date of March 21, 2011.
New Policy Announced for Re-sale Purchases
David Van Buskirk
Disney Vacation Club
Does it affect you? (DVC Owner Opinions)
Recently Disney changed their policy on the sale of DVC contracts on the secondary market. Under the new policy, members who purchase from anyone other than Disney, on or after March 21, 2011, will not be eligible to use their DVC points to make reservations in the Concierge Collection, the Disney Collection or the Adventurer Collection. Those Vacation Points will instead be valid only for reservations at Disney Vacation Club resorts, as well as for RCI® exchanges, Club Cordial and Club Intrawest.
Now the question at hand is–what does all this actually mean to you? DVC Owners Opinions:
“At the end of the day I see little real world loss here. Using points to book at non-DVC resorts on property at Disney World and Disneyland are not the best use of your DVC points. The Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise options for points are ASTRONOMICAL! As an example–Our Oct 13 DCL 3-day cruise would cost us 253 points, more than our annual allotment, but cost us only $1800. Assuming a standard DVC rental price of $10 a point, using my points for the cruise would cost me $700!”… Read more