Are you considering going to Disney? It’s the perfect time since Disney World is open again, and has a maximum capacity. That means not having to deal with overcrowded parks!
In this article, explore all about DVC reservations and how to book them. Read on to make your dream vacation come true and meet Mickey!
What Is DVC?
DVC stands for Disney Vacation Club. The DVC membership is a point-based timeshare program.
You’ll pay money in order to buy points that enable you to stay in the accommodations. Sometimes you can score DVC reservations online since owners don’t always use their points.
The locations for DVC are:
- Bay Lake Tower
- Animal Kingdom Villas
- Beach Club Villas
- Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge
- Copper Creek Villas at Wilderness Lodge
- Boardwalk Villas
- Old Key West Resort
- Grand Floridian Villas
- Polynesian Village Resort
- Riviera Resort
- Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
Understanding a Use Year
Your timeshare is known as the Disney Vacation Club. In the timeshare, it’s decided when the points can be put toward different contracts during the year. There are 8 months of use within a use year.
Does the Use Year Affect Openings?
There’s a 7-11 month period for when you can book at a home resort. This is for those who own a home resort.
Once 0-7 months are met, others in DVC can book at any resort of their choosing.
What’s the Price?
In order to join the DVC club, you’ll need to pay a one-time fee in order to purchase points. Each year the price varies, so check before purchasing.
For example, in 2019 the price for each point is $188. You’ll also need to pay one-time closing costs which are calculated based on the home resort. For example, closing costs in 2019 started at about $556.
You’ll receive discounts on tickets to Disney’s Broadway shows with a Disney Vacation Club membership. There are behind-the-scenes tours at the parks, deals on park tickets, and a meet and greet with characters.
The resorts are nice and comfortable for your liking. You can choose from Grand Villas that are 3 bedrooms, to studios that can fit 4 people.
Your DVC points are at that price for 50 years. That means you’ll want to get in before the prices continue to go up.
Keep in mind that annual fees can rise each year. The annual fees are part of the operating costs and real estate taxes. The monthly cost you pay won’t be the same.
While you do get many benefits with a DVC membership, you don’t receive everything with it. You’ll need to still pay for merchandise, food, and airfare.
What Are the Top Things To Do at Disney?
It’s no surprise that many are cashing in on a DVC membership since there are plenty of perks available. One of the rides you’ll want to check out while you’re there is the Yo Ho with Pirates of the Caribbean. Many consider it one of the best at Disney World since it was a ride before the movie came out.
You can cool off after a long day by checking out Blizzard Beach at Disney. Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are some of the most exciting water parks. Enjoy Typhoon Lagoon’s whimsical village as well.
The Tower of Terror
One of the older rides at Disney World and one of the most exciting is the Tower of Terror. It’s a drop tower ride.
Star Wars Land
Check out Star Wars Land and join in with the Millennium Falcon. One of the rides is the Smuggler’s Run which is a mission through deep space to help Star Wars characters. You can also help the resistance against the First Order.
If you’re feeling Disneyed out, you can check out other parks in Orlando such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. There’s also Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is where you can experience being part of the Wizarding world. See the different areas that those who stayed at Hogwarts see such as Hogsmeade village and the Hogwarts castle.
Check out Diagon Alley that has a thrill ride and plenty of exciting experiences to check out. Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and travel between Diagon Alley and Universal’s Island of Adventure.
Universal’s Island of Adventure
Check out Universal’s Island of Adventure to see magical creatures, beasts, and heroes. Check out the web-slinger where you can fly above the city, or head to the secret school of witchcraft and wizardry.
Get your adrenaline pumping by getting to hide from dinosaurs looking for their next snack. Meet a colossal ape as well.
Experience your youth again by checking out Arcade City. It’s great for all ages, and you can win plenty of fun prizes. They also have play card specials to let you save during your trip.
You won’t want to miss out on the Central Florida Everglades Airboat Tour from Orlando. It’s a 4-hour airboat ride where you’ll get to see alligators and birds.
Check out Legoland’s park in Florida for everything from water to theme parks. You can also enjoy the different seasonal events that occur as well.
All About DVC Reservations
Now that you’ve explored all about DVC reservations, you should have a better idea if it’s right for you when booking your next Disney vacation. Would you like to read more lifestyle content? For everything from business to lifestyle, check out our other articles today.