What is a Disney Timeshare and is it Worth Buying?

Known as Disney Vacation Club, or DVC for short, Disney timeshares allow Disney lovers and families the ability to own a piece of their favorite resort with priority access to make reservations.

The first Disney Vacation Club property opened its doors in 1991 and has since massively grown with fifteen resorts across the United States. To become a member of the Disney Vacation Club, you can purchase DVC points while on a timeshare presentation or the DVC resale market.

There are fifteen Disney timeshare resorts within the United States, eleven on Walt Disney World property in Orlando. When you buy a Disney timeshare, you select one of the resorts as your “Home resort,” which is the property where your ownership deed is.

Besides stellar locations, every DVC resort has a unique magical theme that transports guests with each atmosphere. For example, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas is a favorite because it makes guests feel like exploring the savannas on an African safari. 

The newest resort to join the Disney timeshare portfolio is Disney’s Riviera Resort. The theme of the Riviera comes from the inspiration that Walt Disney himself found while he was visiting Europe’s Mediterranean coast.

How Disney Timeshare Works

Disney Vacation Club works by offering points-based ownership, meaning owners receive an annual allotment of points that they can spend like vacation currency. When you purchase a DVC timeshare, your contract indicates how many points you receive every year.

Despite what you may think, DVC Use Year refers to a month, not a year. Your Use Year (UY) is the month in which you receive your annual allotment of points. There are eight Use Years to consider: February, March, April, June, August, September, October, and December.

What is a DVC Use Year?

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