Disney Vacation Club: Everything You Need to Know about DVC

Everything you want to know about Disney Vacation Club.

Everything You Want to Know About Disney Vacation Club all in One Place

What started in 1991 as a single resort concept at Walt Disney World called “Disney Vacation Club” (a resort now known as Disney’s Old Key West Resort) has since blossomed into a full-scale range of Disney deluxe villas with properties located in key areas across North America.

With the near vertical trajectory of Disney Vacation Club Resort hotels coming online at a fairly regular clip, there is a lot of interest and curiosity about Disney’s successful timeshare concept.

And with good reason.

It Makes Sense to Join DVC for a Certain Type of Disney Traveler

Disney Vacation Club is not like other timeshare programs and for a certain type of Disney traveler it can make very good fiscal sense to invest in a DVC membership.

I’ve written several posts over the years talking about Disney Vacation Club (DVC) and in this post I am curating all of those articles so that travelers interested in the DVC concept can find everything in one place.

Disney's Bay Lake Tower

There’s much more to Disney’s Bay Lake Tower than meets the eye.

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What is Disney Vacation Club and Is It Worth It?

  • Let’s start with the basics. In this post I answer the question as stated, outlining what is DVC, how does it work and is it worth the investment.

Should I Join Disney Vacation Club: Is It Worth It?

  • This post is a follow-up to the post above and should be read if you want to learn more after reading the first post. This one goes into more detail to help answer the “is it worth it” question for DVC.

How Much Does It Cost To Join Disney Vacation Club?

  • If you are sincerely interested in the idea of Disney Vacation Club, then the next thing you’ll want to know is how much it costs to become a member of DVC. This post will help you get some ideas of what this will be for your family.

Walt Disney World DVC Resorts: A Ranking

  • This post looks specifically at the Disney Vacation Club Resort hotels at Walt Disney World and ranks them based on my personal experiences over the years. It’s totally subjective, but it will give you some insights into how I view each property as a regular repeat guest multiple times each year.

What Are Disney Deluxe Villas and Why Would You Stay In One?

  • This post was initially written for hotel guests who may benefit from choosing a DVC villa over a traditional Disney hotel room. However, if you are considering buying into DVC, this post provides a good overview of the differences between DVC villas and Disney Deluxe hotel rooms.

How to Enjoy a Villa Vacation at Walt Disney World

  • Another post that highlights Disney Deluxe Villas versus Disney hotel rooms and gives you more insights into the benefits of DVC properties (for members and non-members alike).
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort, Pond

The pastoral setting of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Deluxe Disney Villa accommodations.

Posts About Select Disney Vacation Club Resort Hotels

Where to Stay to Get Away from the Crowds at Walt Disney World

  • This post focuses on the merits of two of Disney’s largest Disney Vacation Club properties: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Disney’s Old Key West Resort.

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort: A DVC Treasure on Florida’s Treasure Coast

  • Learn more about one of the several excellent non-theme-park-related Disney Vacation Club properties.

Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • The ultimate accommodation among all Disney Vacation Club rooms is well worth the points you’ll spend.

Disney’s Hawaiian Paradise: Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa

  • Did you know you can use your Disney Vacation Club points for a luxurious Hawaiian vacation?

Which Floor at Bay Lake Tower Should I Request?

  • Bay Lake Tower is a large property with several choices of rooms and views. Here’s what you need to know.

Disney’s Riviera Resort

  • Read about the newest Disney Vacation Club property at Walt Disney World.

Disney’s Beach Resorts in the DVC Collection

  • Read more about Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Aulani, a Disney resort in Hawaii.
Sunrise over Seven Seas Lagoon, Walt Disney World

Water view rooms at the Villas of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort offer some excellent views of the sunrise over Seven Seas Lagoon.

Disney Vacation Club Room Views: Select Room Views from Across DVC

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Kidani Village, Room 7944

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, Room 1656

Bay Lake Tower, Room 7718

Bay Lake Tower, Room 7740

Bay Lake Tower, Room 7938

Bay Lake Tower, Room 8025

Bay Lake Tower, Room 8218

Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Room 375

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, Room 3504

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, Room 5508

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Room 1414

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Room 1514

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Room 1517

Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Room 1430

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Bungalow 7002

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Room 2948

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, Room 1127

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, Room 1525

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Room 2222

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Room 2227

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Room 2228

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Room 2315

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Room 2322

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Room 2411

Disney's Beach Club Villas Entrance.

The welcoming beachy tones of Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

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Mike Belobradic: The Finer Side of Disney Travel
Luxury Travel Blogger – Deluxe Disney Travel Specialist