Rumor: Disney Vacation Club Raising Prices on “Sold Out” Properties


And it’s all going to get more expensive….again.

There is a new rumor from DVC News, that says Disney is going to raise the point prices on thirteen of their “sold out” older Disney Vacation Club properties.

If you don’t understand how this works, is that sometimes people lose their DVC on a foreclosure and then Disney uses it’s Right of First Refusal on resale transfers to take the points and resell them to other DVC members who might want to stay there.

According to “sources” the costs are going to go up for those points:

While DVC focuses the bulk of its marketing on the newest resorts, persistent buyers can still acquire points at the older locations. Despite the diminishing contracts–some expiring less than 23 years from now–Disney has been rather aggressive in boosting those prices in recent years. 

According to one source, prices may rise between $5 per point, for Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, to $20 per point at Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. 

Meanwhile a DVCNews sponsor has heard that some locations may rise up to $50 per point. No formal announcement has been made. The new rates are expected to be in place before the end of October.

Nothing has been announced officially, so technically it’s still a rumor, but it seems to be a very likely rumor.

You can try to get into one of the older resorts before the increase, but it’s very unlikely as the points aren’t always available.

If you really want to stay at one of these older DVCs you are going to need to pay more. Disney has to make that increased guest spending in somehow.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: DVC News, Hat Tip WDWNT

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