Disney Vacation Club Coming to Anaheim

18 Sep

The LA Times was one of many sources reporting today that Disney will expand the Grand Californian hotel at Disneyland, including 50 timeshare units available through Disney Vacation Club.

But what caught my eye? Well, MouseGuest Weekly listeners might remember that just last week Lisa was frustrated that nobody would ever give her a straight answer about how much it costs to buy into DVC. So, hey Lisa! Here’s a snippet from the LA Times article that helps to answer your question:

The cost of joining Disney Vacation Club starts with a minimum $16,700 one-time purchase price, plus annual maintenance fees of at least $600. Members then buy points and use them to determine where, when and for how long they stay. The average purchase price is $26,000, which buys a two-bedroom unit for one week each year.

4 Responses to “Disney Vacation Club Coming to Anaheim”

  1. sambycat September 19, 2007 at 5:02 am #

    see, it is only we plain talkin’ california folks who can lift the veil on this cult….

  2. Kitty-chan September 19, 2007 at 3:02 pm #

    Y’know, my big problem with DVC is the sunset date. With regular timeshare it’s actually deeded, and you own it just like a regular piece of property. With DVC you own points, which you only own for a set number of years (I believe it’s around 50 years if you’re buying new and not used).

  3. Grumpwurst (aka Ray) September 20, 2007 at 11:26 am #

    Being a proud DVC Cult Member I must say that I don’t think they did the best of things as referring to it as a timeshare. Since they have obviously setup rules that make the whole process confusing to those who are familiar with the traditional Timeshare system.

    I really try to tell people that it’s a pre-paid accommodation program. I’m buying my room at today’s dollars for future stays and my ability to book at my home resort ends in 50 years (give or take).

    Timeshares are viewed as investments much like one’s purchase of a home or condo. DVC memberships are not investments, they are just a means to stay in top-shelf accommodations for less than deluxe resort prices.

    To be honest, if I didn’t care about the pre-paid accomodations, you get an easier-to-plan vacation if you book a Magic Your Way package.

  4. biblioadonis September 20, 2007 at 4:51 pm #

    Strangest Grumpy Reference so far:

    Who’s that grumpin’ at my door, somebody’s grumping the bell. Who’s that grumping at my door, somebody’s grumping the bell. Do me a favour, open the door and let him in.”

    Very lucid point, Ray. Pre-Paid Accommodations doesn’t sound as creepy as timeshare

    Samby–is the whole DVC thing making sense to you, yet?

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