Monthly Sales Update for February 2014

In February 2014, Disney Vacation Development sold 157,125 Disney Vacation Club points, a drop of 22.3% compared to January 2014 when 202,117 points were sold. Given that DVC sales jumped over 70% in January 2014, a decline in sales for February was not unexpected.

Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa -- Although its sales in February 2014 dropped 14.5% compared to the previous month, the Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa still sold 104,547 points. This marks the second consecutive month that sales for the resort exceeded 100,000 points.

The Grand Floridian has now sold 38.4% of its 2.5 million points. Since Disney Vacation Development cannot sell more than 98% of a DVC resort's total points, it has about 1.5 million points for the Grand Floridian left to sell to the general public.

DVC Direct Sales February 2014

When Disney Vacation Development starting selling the Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort in May 2013, it declared 75.8% of the resort for the DVC inventory. No additional declarations have been made and, with about 944,000 points in its declared-but-unsold inventory, it may be several months before more declarations are necessary.

In addition to offering traditional Disney Vacation Club points , the Villas at Grand Floridian also offers Fixed Weeks. Disney Vacation Development stated it would sell no more than 35% of the Grand Floridian as Fixed Weeks. It is very unlikely that Fixed Week sales will be anywhere here that cap. Only 7.4% of the points and 208 of the deeds sold through February 2014 have been for Fixed Weeks. Both the percentage of points and the number of Fixed Weeks deeds sold each month have been slowly declining over the past few months.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas -- In January 2014, Disney Vacation Club announced on its Facebook page that Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas was officially sold out. Thus, it is not surprising that in February 2014 only 30,810 points were sold for the resort. This is the lowest number of points sold for Animal Kingdom Villas since June 2011, when 29,843 points were sold.

Since sales began in February 2007, Disney Vacation Development has sold 7,027,809 of the resort's 7.4 million points. Since it cannot sell more than 98% of Animal Kingdom Villas' total points to the general public, Disney Vacation Development has about 224,456 points that it can still sell.

On February 24, 2014, Disney Vacation Development started drawing points from Unit 90B, meaning that all 326 Residential Units at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas are being used to support sales. It also means that we now know how the points are distributed by Use Year for the resort. The most common Use Year by points is December with 32.8%, more than the next two Use Years combined. The other Use Years, in order, are February (14.7%), June (12.5%), August (9.4%), October (8.9%), March (7.8%), September (7.0%), and April (6.9%).

The sales data includes all eight DVC resorts at Walt Disney World, as well as Disney's Vero Beach Resort and Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort. Point sales data is not available for the Villas at Disney's Grand California Hotel or for Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas. The data is compiled from deeds filed by Disney Vacation Development and recorded with the Orange County (FL) Comptroller, the Indian River County (FL) Clerk of Court, and the Beaufort County (SC) Register of Deeds.


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