Hello everyone! Welcome to our page dedicated exclusively to all things Disney Vacation Club! We are so excited to share with you our experiences, tips, and take you along on our journey as our family embarks on the dream of owning a piece of the magic.
A lot of you out there are either thinking of investing in the DVC or are already members. We are fairly new to the DVC family, and it was a long journey to finally decide to invest. Since our family began going to Disney in the early 1980’s, DVC wasn’t even born yet. It wasn’t until a decade later that it got started in the early 1990’s, and at that time my parents were fairly new to the whole Disney vacation thing. They didn’t know if they would be coming back year after year, and did not have the financial means to invest at that point. Little did they know that annual Disney vacations would not only continue for them, but also for their children and grandchildren. In fact, they are at Fort Wilderness at this very moment! Hindsight is always 20/20 of course. So, when it came time for my family to invest, I was not yet married or had kids. I had just settled into my first “real” job and now had some extra money to spend. Still, at that point did I know I would still be going back to Disney year after year to invest in such a big commitment? At that time about 11 years ago, DVC points were about $110-116 a point with a 100 point minimum. So, a $10,000 investment was still nothing to laugh about. So, now fast forward to 2016, my family had grown to my husband, daughter, and new son on the way. We took a trip to the Boardwalk that year, and made the decision to invest. It was the right time for us, even though just like my parents our financial situation is not perfect, and we want to make sure we have set the groundwork for annual and affordable Disney trips. It is a decision every family has to make, and three years into the DVC family we are so happy we did it!
To help others out there, here is a breakdown of our investment and the trips we have taken so far. There are so many questions on there about DVC, the number one being, “How long does it take to get your investment back with the money you would have spent on hotel stay?” After all, that is what the DVC is, a timeshare to allow you 50 years of hotel stay at Disney resorts, based on the number of points you purchase. We invite you to take a look at our journey, and what we’ve done so far….
April 2016 DVC Initial Purchase of 175 points at $168/point, total cost $27,500 with a Disney developer credit of $2250. Total loan amount approximately $25,000. Contract valid for 50 years. Home resort “Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows”
DVC Trip 1: November 2016 first DVC trip 7 nights for 2 studios at Disney’s Old Key West Resort.
DVC Trip 2:
More to come!…………………..