Grand Floridian Pricing Surprises, Better Deals Remain for Other Resorts in Spring 2022

More than 9 months after its announcement, point sales for the second phase of Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort have finally begun. However, buyers weighing their options can find even lower prices for two other destinations.  

Disney's Riviera ResortDisney's Riviera Resort

Many were surprised by Disney Vacation Club's early incentive pricing offered for Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. However, pricing for the other two active resorts is lower still, with Riviera having carrying the benefit of a longer term of ownership. Like Grand Floridian, both Riviera and Aulani have limited time offers which end on March 30. In the case of Riviera, the new incentives largely offset a $6 base price increase which occured in February

Let's begin with pricing for current DVC members:

Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian - Current Member Pricing
  Discount
3/3 -3/30
Price
3/3 - 3/30
Discount
3/31 - 6/1
 
Price
3/31 - 6/1
 25 - 124 points $0 $207 $0 $207
 125 - 149 points 8 199 5 202
 150 - 174 points 10 197 6 201
 175 - 199 points 13 194 9 198
 200 - 249 points  21 186 17 190
 250 - 299 points 22 185 18 189
 300 - 499 points 28 179 24 183
 500 - 999 points 31 176 26 181
 1000+ points 33 174 28 179

 

Disney's Riviera Resort - Current Member Pricing
  Discount
3/3 -3/30
Price
3/3 - 3/30
Discount
3/31 - 6/1
 
Price
3/31 - 6/1
 25 - 100 points $0 $207 $0 $207
 100 - 124 points 11 196 7 200
 125 - 149 points 12 195 8 199
 150 - 174 points 14 193  10  197 
 175 - 199 points 17  190  13  194 
 200 - 249 points   25 182  19  188 
 250 - 299 points 27  180  21  186 
 300 - 499 points 36  171  28  179 
 500 - 999 points 35  172  30  177 
 1000+ points 37 170 32 175

  

Aulani, DVC Villas - Current Member Pricing
  Discount
3/3 -3/30
Price
3/3 - 3/30
Discount
3/31 - 6/1
 
Price
3/31 - 6/1
 25 - 100 points $0 $207 $0 $207
 100 - 124 points 12 195 8 199
 125 - 149 points 14 193 10 197
 150 - 174 points 17 190 13 194
 175 - 199 points 21 186 17 190
 200 - 249 points  32 175 27 180
 250 - 299 points 34 173 29 178
 300 - 499 points 44 163 40 167
 500 - 999 points 46 161 41 166
 1000+ points 47 160 43 164

 

Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian - Current Member Pricing
  BLT
Discount
BLT 
Price
Poly
Discount
Poly
Price
 25 - 149 points $0 $245 $0 $250
 150 - 174 points 8 237 8 242
 175 - 199 points 9 236 9 241
 200 - 249 points  11 234 11 239
 250 - 299 points 12 233 12 238
 300 - 499 points 16 229 16 234
 500 - 999 points 18 227 18 232
 1000+ points 19 223 19 231

 

As these charts indicate, the greatest discounts are in force only until March 30.  At the 200 point level, existing owners can currently secure the following add-on prices:

  • Grand Floridian: $186 per point
  • Riviera: $182
  • Aulani: $175
  • Bay Lake Tower: $234
  • Polynesian: $239

Beginning March 31 and scheduled to run through June 1, rates for the same 200 points will increase to: 

  • Grand Floridian: $190 per point
  • Riviera: $188
  • Aulani: $180
  • Bay Lake Tower: $234
  • Polynesian: $239

Disney's Riviera Resort remains a more economical purchase than the Grand Floridian, with 6 additional years of ownership and the benefit of lower point charts. Token savings are offered for Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, however their "sold out" base prices of $245 and $250 respectively make for higher up-front cost. 

New buyers will have to wait until March 31 for pricing on Grand Floridian. As evidenced by other resorts, new member pricing tends to be a bit higher than add-on rates for existing owners. At a minimum, new buyers will be unable to take advantage of the $3-5 worth of Grand Floridian incentives that end on March 30. They should also expect rates that are a few dollars higher at each purchase level. 

Disney's Riviera Resort - New Member Pricing
  Discount
3/3 -3/30
Price
3/3 - 3/30
Discount
3/31 - 6/1
 
Price
3/31 - 6/1
 150 - 174 points 8 199 6 201
 175 - 199 points 9 198 7 200
 200 - 249 points  16 191 11 196
 250 - 299 points 18 189 13 194
 300 - 499 points 26 181 18 189
 500 - 999 points 27 180 20 187
 1000+ points 28 179 22 185

  

Aulani, DVC Villas - New Member Pricing
  Discount
3/3 -3/30
Price
3/3 - 3/30
Discount
3/31 - 6/1
 
Price
3/31 - 6/1
 150 - 174 points 9 198 7 200
 175 - 199 points 12 195 9 198
 200 - 249 points  22 185 18 189
 250 - 299 points 26 181 22 185
 300 - 499 points 38 169 34 173
 500 - 999 points 39 168 36 171
 1000+ points 40 167 37 170

 

Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian - Current Member Pricing
  BLT
Discount
BLT 
Price
Poly
Discount
Poly
Price
 150 - 174 points 5 240 5 245
 175 - 199 points 6 239 6 244
 200 - 249 points  10 237 10 242
 250 - 299 points 12 236 12 241
 300 - 499 points 14 232 14 237
 500 - 999 points 16 230 16 235
 1000+ points 18 229 18 234

 It is worth noting that exceptional demand for Grand Floridian points could prompt Disney Vacation Club to alter its future plans. While we have long believed that the base price for Grand Floridian points would come in at the same level as other active resorts, they could re-think that plan if demand exceeds projections. 

Additional closing costs and fees may be required for any direct purchase. DVC reserves the right to modify pricing at any time. Contact a Disney Vacation Club sales representative for complete details. Additional details and discussion can be found in this post at DVCinfo.com. 

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