The "Notice of 2015 Annual Meetings" for each Disney Vacation Club resort--which includes budget figures for the coming year--have been posted online by DVC. Annual increases range from a miniscule 0.31% for owners of Disney's Vero Beach Resort to a 5.11% increase for owners of Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.
(Note: Content updated to 11/12/15 to include Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and the Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. Updated 1/1/16 to include Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas.)
Disney's Old Key West Resort has long stood as the best value proposition for a Disney Vacation Club destination at Walt Disney World. Despite sharing the same condo-style layout with Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Old Key West had the advantages of a more recognizable theme, larger guest rooms and lower nightly point costs.
Disney cannot do much to address the theme or guest room size without significant investment, but they can make changes to the points charts. And they have revealed plans to make just such a change.
Disney Vacation Club revealed its plan to add different booking categories to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Starting in 2017 rooms will be classified as either higher-priced "Preferred" or lower-priced "Standard." But Saratoga Springs may not be the only resort which is in need of some form of room classification.
Room classes can include price breaks for lower-quality rooms, as in the case of Saratoga Springs, Grand Floridian and several other resorts with "Standard" villas. Or the classes can simply guarantee booking in a specific area of the resort like the BoardWalk's Pool / Garden View and BoardWalk view.