Many holidaymakers considering vacation ownership for their next trip to the Disney parks are unaware of the incredible savings available when purchasing a Disney Vacation Club membership on the resale market. Yet DVC resales are some of the best values in timesharing today, primarily because of the huge discounts compared to buying directly from Disney.
Numerous prospective DVC buyers simply don't know about the resale market. Here are a few facts:
Disney prices are as much as 50% higher at the resorts than as resales
Resale buyers can vacation at nearly all of the DVC resorts, same as new buyers
The lowest price point Disney charges for its older resorts is up to $180 per point, much more than resales
For owners looking to sell Disney points on the resale market, Disney does not have an in-house resale department
Continue on to read about DVC resales, and if you need to talk to someone about buying or selling timeshare points please fill out our contact form or call 1-800-640-6886 for more information.
What Are Disney Timeshare Resales?
In timeshare purchasing, there are two ways to enter the market. In the case of Disney timeshare, you can buy directly from the developer or, alternatively, you also can choose to buy resale, which means that your purchase is made from the private owner of that timeshare deed or those club points. For example, in DVC resales, you'd be purchasing another owner's Disney points and contract. This could represent all the points that they own or only a portion; doing either is entirely legal. Most important, it can represent significant savings compared with buying DVC points directly from Disney.
Why Own a Disney DVC Resale?
If you're considering buying into DVC in the first place, you probably already know about many benefits that come with owning a "piece of the Magic." Members of DVC are privileged to enjoy some of Disney's most spacious, best located and most comfortable accommodations, saving money on every stay while pampered in family-friendly villas that beat Disney's deluxe hotel room standards.
DVC members also can purchase perks like the Tables in Wonderland discount dining card, discounted annual passes to every Disney park and special dining arrangements, such as breakfast with Mickey and Minnie. Even certain prime accommodations within the DVC network are either exclusively available to DVC members or are available to them at far less expense than through Disney's central reservations department.
For example, the unforgettable Aulani Resort and Spa, on Oahu, was recently named by Fodor's as the Best Resort for Families in Hawaii. The much-coveted 3-bedroom Treehouse Villas at the Saratoga Springs Resort in Orlando are perched 10 feet off the ground, adding a little fairy-dust to an atmosphere of seclusion. The Villas at the Grand Californian are inside Disney's California Adventure, which is your only U.S. opportunity to find Disney accommodation directly within one of their amusement parks.
Is Anything Stopping Disney Timeshare Buyers from Purchasing Resale?
Why are Disney Vacation Club resales so underappreciated as a savings opportunity? Many buyers simply aren't aware that they can buy other owners' contracts and points on the DVC resale market, or they fear that such transactions may be unacceptable to Disney or otherwise full of restrictions.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Disney Vacation Club has no problem with such transactions as long as a contract changes hands at a comparable price with DVC's resale values. They even prove this by placing minimal restrictions on resale buyers. Primarily, new owners of a Disney timeshare resale cannot use their points to book stays at Disney's non-timeshare hotels or for Disney cruises. However, because neither of those two uses is typically an efficient use of DVC points, most resale buyers tend to think of this as insignificant. Plus, a membership in a timeshare exchange program such as RCI, Interval International or DAE can provide cruise, travel and accommodation exchange benefits which far outweigh these minor limitations.
Otherwise, new owners of Disney Vacation Club resales enjoy all the same privileges as those who buy their contracts from the developer. With free parking at Disney World, access to Extra Magic Hours at Disney's parks and use of Magical Express for one-stop-drop luggage transportation between the parks and the airport, it's easy to forget that your new DVC contract was bought from another owner on the DVC resale market. You can even rent out some or all of your points as you wish. In fact, many resale owners do this yearly, handily covering most, if not all, of their annual maintenance fees.
Sure, purchasing any timeshare resale can require a little more time and patience to find and close on the right deal. Fortunately, with experienced staff such as the team at BuyaTimeshare.com and our affiliated brokerage, Timeshare Broker Associates, these issues can be minimized.
More and more happy buyers are discovering that DVC resales provide a highly cost-effective way to visit the Mouse for years to come. You get all the Disney ownership privileges that are important to you while greatly reducing your purchasing costs. Browse the terrific inventory available at BuyaTimeshare.com for your perfect Disney timeshare resale today!