Massive Price Increases Coming for Many Resorts

Disney Vacation Club will soon increase prices on all of its resorts, with several crossing the $200 per point threshold.

Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

DVCResaleMarket.com has published a list of direct sale prices sheduled to go into effect on January 17, 2018.  Three resorts will soon be priced over $200 per point with the Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel set at a staggering $235 per point.  The complete list is as follows:

Resort  Current Price  Price Effective 1/17/18 
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas   $176 $182 
 Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort $185 $191 
Boulder Ridge Villas (VWL) $165 $171
 Copper Creek Villas & Cabins $176 $182 
 Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas $165 $171
 Disney's Beach Club Villas $165 $185
 Disney's BoardWalk Villas $165 $171
 Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort $115 $121
 Disney's Old Key West Resort $145 $151
 Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows $176 $220
 Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa $145 $151
 Disney's Vero Beach Resort $115 $100
 Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel $185 $235
Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa $185 $220

These rates apply only to points purchased direct from Disney Vacation Club, not to resale transactions through brokers like DVCResaleMarket.com or The Timeshare Store.  However, those who became members after April 4, 2016 must have some amount of direct purchase points in order to be eligible for most owner perk programs including the Annual Pass discounts and popular Moonlight Magic events.  

The soon-to-be-sold-out Polynesian Villas will quickly rise from the current $176 base price to $220 per point, leaving Bay Lake Tower as the most economical resort on the Walt Disney World monorail line at just $191 per point.  

Beach Club remains one of the most popular destinations, soon priced at $185 per point for a contract which runs just 23-24 more years, ending in January 2042.

Aulani and Copper Creek Villas, the two resorts which will remain in active sales, will rise by just $6 per point to $182 with some purchase incentives likely to be offered.  Current incentives offer $500 Disney Gift Cards and/or Developer Credits which reduce the final price by about $14-17 per point on these two properties.  

Disney Vacation Club revealed that its fifteenth property will be Disney's Riviera Resort.  Located adjacent to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, the property will be positioned on the new Skyliner transportation system and offer views of both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Construction is already well under way with Riviera Resort scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.  

Reader Comments
Re: Massive Price Increases Coming for Many Resorts -- simbasmom
2017 Dec 19 09:54:55 AM
Polynesian from $176 to $220? That's almost a 30% increase. It just doesn't seem right to increase that much at once. Some resorts are much more reasonable increases of less than $10/point. But that increase just doesn't seem right. But as Guy said, got to pay for that FOX merger somehow.
Re: Massive Price Increases Coming for Many Resorts -- wdrl
2017 Dec 19 11:42:30 AM
As someone who already owns DVC and probably won't buy any more points, these price increases are good news. Eight years ago we bought BLT for $104 a point, and then added on via the resale market for $94 a point. If we ever decide to sell our stake in BLT, we should be able to sell it for more than we bought it for.

As for new members having to pay more, my feeling is that timeshare are completely discretionary purchases. No one is forced to buy. If they can justify the cost of buying in, then so be it. Also, the cost of Disney cash rooms are climbing, so DVC can still be a cost savings over paying cash for Disney rooms.

One final thought: I'd much rather see prices for DVC go up than go down.
Re: Massive Price Increases Coming for Many Resorts -- simbasmom
2017 Dec 19 01:44:59 PM
wdrl wrote:
As someone who already owns DVC and probably won't buy any more points, these price increases are good news. Eight years ago we bought BLT for $104 a point, and then added on via the resale market for $94 a point. If we ever decide to sell our stake in BLT, we should be able to sell it for more than we bought it for.

Very true. Last year we bought a BCV contract (loaded) via resale for $129/point. At the time I thought we'd overpaid, but it was the # of points we wanted and UY we wanted. Now looking at the direct price, I don't feel so bad.
Re: Massive Price Increases Coming for Many Resorts -- Brad1972
2017 Dec 19 02:21:54 PM
Is that a misprint, or is the price for Vero Beach actually going down?? The article says $115 current price versus $100 effective on January 17?
Re: Massive Price Increases Coming for Many Resorts -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2017 Dec 19 03:22:36 PM
Just Disney being Disney.

Keep pushing up the prices - of everything - until people stop paying them. So far, people haven't stopped.

Disney may also intentionally be trying to slow sales so they don't run out of inventory until the next resort opens or the cash sales for Poly rooms are so great they don't really want the points sold.

Bottom line for me; Only makes my points more valuable if I choose to sell.

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