2017 yielded some of the best sales numbers for Disney Vacation Club in years. Points continue to sell at an impressive pace for all-time-high prices. But exactly what is prompting buyers to continue to shell-out nearly $180 per point? Is it the appeal of resorts like the Polynesian and Copper Creek? Impressive owner perks like Moonlight Magic, the Epcot Lounge and theme park ticket discounts? Is it merely a reflection of a healthy economy?
Topic: Which factor(s) are primarily responsible for strong DVC direct sales numbers?
We just returned from a Disney Cruise and I realized that I talked to lots of people at the DVC desk about how much we enjoy our DVC membership. I don't know if any if them purchased points, but they were happy to hear about our experiences.
Today's working adults is use to the high dollar item - new phones, weekly food shopping, shoes/closthing are hundreds of dollars with insurances and mortgages in the thousands monthly. Compared to daily ordinary expenses the cost of DVC membership is inline. Those of use who remember mortgage payments and food shopping being in the hundreds are shocked at the cost of present day DVC memberships. Then again I just replaced my 10 year old car and my insurance costs doubled for the same coverage. Life is expensive whether you play or work and today young adult has gotten the message while those of us who are looking at retirement are still pretending we can exist on a 90's income.
That's not to say we don't have nice things, but the things we have were never knee jerk reactions or keeping up with the Jone's. We also aren't homebodies. This year, we will spend at least 80 days away from home and we can do this now because we laid the foundation years ago.
Today, it seems young couple live only for today, must have all the latest and greatest toys and are comfortable living pay check to pay check, buried in debt. Many of these kids grew up with wonderful Disney trips and now want to live the Magic as an adult and adding a DVC Mortgage to the list is just one more monthly payment.