Many people ask us about the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) and want to know if “it is worth it”. We started looking into Disney Vacation Club in 1994 when we went to Disney World as a youngish couple without children. We heard about the program and left our first vacation with information to take home and look through. We looked at the paperwork but we did not have the money to spend at that time. We checked into DVC, three more times before we actually joined in 2008. Since we have become members, we have gone to Disney Vero Beach resort, Disney’s Hilton Head resort, Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii and sailed on the Disney Cruise Line four times and been to Disney World countless times.

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Disney Vacation Club is a flexible time share that allows families to save on accommodations for Disney vacations. It is a points-based program. You purchase a real estate interest in a particular Disney Club Resort which becomes your Home Resort. There are yearly maintenance fees that include real estate taxes. It is a 50-year deed. Your family receives a yearly allotment of vacation points you use to make reservations at one of Disney’s destinations around the world including Disney Cruises. DVC members can also exchange their Disney points for stays in RCI properties.

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What does the Disney Vacation Club mean for my family?

  1. We get to travel anywhere and know we will have Disney service;
  2. Our children, one girl and one boy, now young adults, don’t have to share a bed;
  3. We have a kitchen that we can use (or not);
  4. We have a washer and dryer in our room that we can use (or not);
  5. We get special discounts, including the ability to buy gold annual passes;
  6. There are special DVC events like Moonlight Madness where members get parks to themselves;
  7. We receive a quarterly magazine called Disney Files that gives us insider information to pass on in our blog;
  8. There is a community room in DVC resorts where we can play games, do crafts and relax;
  9. There is a DVC member only lounge in Epcot with snacks and unlimited soft drinks, also a place to charge phones and have a seat out of the heat; and
  10. We can spend more time with family and friends on vacations that are magical in every way possible.

 

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