DVC Resale Restrictions to Know Before You Buy Resale Contracts

DVC Resale Restrictions to Know Before You Buy Resale Contracts

Are you considering purchasing a timeshare with Disney Vacation Club? It’s no secret that DVC is one of the top timeshare brands in the industry, with 16 stunning resorts located near popular theme parks and beaches throughout the United States. While buying directly from Disney offers unrestricted access to this incredible vacation brand, it does come with a hefty price tag. On the other hand, purchasing a resale can save you thousands of dollars, but it comes with some restrictions. Are you curious about whether these DVC resale restrictions are worth the savings? Keep reading to learn more.

What are the DVC Resale Restrictions?

There are a few benefits that do not transfer to new Disney Vacation Club members if they purchase on the resale market. These include discounts on dining, shopping, and park passes. Additionally, if you don’t buy an ownership interest directly from DVC, you won’t be able to access specific collections of the Member Getaways Program, such as the Adventurer Collection, Concierge Collection, Cruise Collection, or Disney Collection.

In 2019, DVC released new resale restrictions that have since impacted DVC resales like never before. The policy essentially states that if you purchase a contract on the resale market after January 19, 2019, you will not be eligible to exchange your points at any new resorts built by Disney. The only way to exchange for those new resorts would be through the third-party exchange company, Interval International.

You can, however, still trade your points for stays at the original 14 resorts. Those who purchase future resorts on the resale market, such as Disney’s Riviera and the Villas at Disneyland Hotel, will not be able to exchange their points for any other resort except through third-party exchanges.

Below are the original 14 DVC resorts:

  • Animal Kingdom Villas
  • Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Beach Club Villas
  • BoardWalk Villas
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Grand Californian
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
  • Hilton Head Island Resort
  • Old Key West Resort
  • Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Saratoga Springs Resort
  • Vero Beach Resort

Here’s What Disney Had to Say About the Restrictions:

Effective January 19, 2019, only Members who purchase directly from Disney will be able to use their Vacation Points at the 14 existing Disney Vacation Club Resorts AND all future Disney Vacation Club Resorts—such as Disney’s Riviera Resort. Resale contracts purchased for the existing 14 Disney Vacation Club Resorts will only be able to exchange Points into the current 14 Resorts.

Will the NEW DVC Polynesian Tower Have DVC Resale Restrictions?

Since the NEW Polynesian DVC Tower was announced, resale owners have been anxiously awaiting if DVC was going to split it up like they did for Boulder Ridge Villas and Copper Creek Villas. Or, if it would be a part of Polynesian, so resale owners could use their resale points to access it.

As per recent updates, Disney Vacation Club representatives have confirmed that the new tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be part of the existing condominium association, granting access to all current Polynesian owners. This means that resale owners can use their resale points to access the new tower, just like they can with the original 14 resorts.

The new tower is expected to offer a range of room types, including two-person duo studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units. This will be a significant addition to the resort, which currently has only deluxe studio rooms and bungalows.

Benefits of DVC Resale

The change does not apply to contracts purchased prior to January 19, 2019. Contracts gifted to family members will continue to have the same Resort access and benefits as before the ownership transfer. Take a look at the transferrable DVC benefits you keep when you buy resale.

Interval International

Interval International access does not change. That’s why buying on the resale market may not be a bad idea. If you are eager to go to just your favorite resort or are willing to get an Interval International membership, you can definitely still consider going the resale route.

Pool Hopping

Definitely, one of the great perks of a Disney Vacation Club membership is the chance to go “pool hopping” at the different Disney resort pools. Even with the DVC resale restrictions, you gain access to check out the themed pools at other resorts, so you can have a taste of each one’s atmosphere, all included in your retail, as well as resale, membership!

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Are DVC Resale Restrictions Worth the Savings?

Ultimately, the answer is up to you. The 14 original DVC resorts are located in fabulous destinations near the theme parks and on beaches in Hawaii, South Carolina and Florida. So, if you purchase at one of the 14 resorts on the resale market then you still can access these prime resorts without taking on the high price tag. However, if you purchase directly from Disney Vacation Club, then you can visit any future resorts.

On the other hand, resale purchases at Disney’s Riviera Resort and the Villas at Disneyland Hotel only allow you to stay at the resort you own points at. This can be a significant DVC resale restriction in terms of flexibility compared to other resale options. However, if you have a strong preference for one of those resorts, the savings may still make it worthwhile for you to buy a resale.

Adding DVC Points to Your Membership

Savvy DVC owners will often buy the minimum 150 points directly from Disney so they can enjoy all the membership benefits. Then, they will buy additional points for less with a timeshare resale. This is a great middle-ground for owners because they can still save money and don’t have to sacrifice benefits.

About Fidelity Real Estate

Fidelity Real Estate is a full-service Licensed Real Estate Brokerage. We specialize in assisting buyers and sellers with timeshare resales. Our team has been connecting buyers and sellers in timeshare resale transactions for over 20 years. We have an exceptional reputation in the resale industry!

Buy Disney Vacation Club Points on the Resale Market

Are you interested in buying DVC resale points despite the restrictions? If so, you have come to the right place. Our DVC resale market offers contracts for sale at all the top Disney Vacation Club resorts. Start by browsing our DVC listings. Then, simply make an offer on the resort that best fits your needs. Have questions? Give us a call today at 1 (800) 410-8326.

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Fidelity Real Estate is the featured reseller for Disney Vacation Club. If you need help selling your contract, let us help you. Our licensed real estate agents are experts in all things DVC and will help you every step of the way. Just because there are DVC resale restrictions, doesn’t mean that people don’t buy resales. In fact, 90% of our Disney Vacation Club contracts sell within 30 days.

Why We’re The Best DVC Resale Company

Don’t just take our word for it. The facts speak for themselves!

  • We have sold more DVC contracts than any other brokerage.
  • Fidelity Resales is honored to be Disney’s “Recommended Real Estate Broker” for referring its owners.
  • We have the process down to an art, and our experts will be there for you every step of the way.
  • Fidelity is known for having the lowest commissions in the industry.
  • Our Owner, Bert Blicher, is the Former Chairman of ARDA (American Resort Development Association) and a known advocate for timeshare consumers.

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