Disney Vacation Club

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The Disney Vacation Club is a timeshare in Walt Disney World that is owned and operated by Disney. Accommodations are excellent and several are connected to Disney deluxe hotels. The properties are nicer than regular hotel rooms offering extra space and a kitchen or kitchenette. Many have separate bedrooms, jacuzzi tubs and washer and dryer!

The vacation club studios and villas can be purchased as a traditional timeshare option, rented from Vacation Club owners or booked like a hotel room directly from Disney.

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Vacation Club Basics

Disney Vacation Club membership requires you to purchase the timeshare with a one time real estates transaction which is thereafter followed by annual dues. You receive an annual number of points to use which is based on the size and cost of your original purchase, called "interest". You purchase membership in a specific resort, though you can stay in other resorts.

Disney's timeshare grants flexibility through flexible dates, room category and the ability to purchase extra points at any time. You have the ability to use all your points within the year, save them for next year or borrow points. You can use your points as you desire. You can book a nicer room that costs more points or book a longer vacation in a less expensive studio or villa. Disney offers timeshares in many places including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and other Disney locations around the world.

About the Villas

Disney offers five type of vacation club lodging:

  • Deluxe studios
  • One bedroom villas
  • Two bedroom villas
  • Three bedroom grand villas
  • Treehouse Villas

Disney has timeshares in the following locations:

Walt Disney World:

Disneyland in California:

  • Villas at Grand Californian


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Each Disney timeshare location offers a range of accommodations. Deluxe studios sleep up to 4, while grand villas sleep up to 12. The unique treehouses sleep up to 9 people. The Disney villas and studios offer a range of views at each resort.

The deluxe studio features:

  • 355-412 square feet of space, roughly equivalent to a Disney deluxe hotel room
  • Sleeps 4 people plus infant in crib (pack & play included in room)
  • Kitchenette with microwave, sink & mini-fridge
  • 2 queen beds or 1 queen & pull out double sofa bed

One bedroom villas have:

  • Sleep up to 4 or 5 people, plus an infant in a crib
  • Complete kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • One or two full bathrooms, including jacuzzi tub
  • Master bedroom with king sized bed & master suite
  • Dining area
  • About 714-942 square feet

Two bedroom villa:

  • Sleep up to 8 or 9, plus an infant in a crib
  • Complete kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Two or three full bathrooms, including jacuzzi
  • King size bed in master bedroom, other beds vary
  • Over 1000 square feet

Three bedroom grand villa:

  • Sleep up to 12 people
  • Washer and dryer
  • Full kitchen
  • Four full bathrooms, including a jacuzzi
  • King size bed in master bedroom, with varying other bed types
  • Over 2000 square feet

Treehouse Villa:

  • Sleep up to 9
  • 1074 square feet
  • Master bedroom with queen sized bed
  • Three bedrooms
  • Full kitchen
  • Laundry room with washer and dryer
  • Two bathrooms
  • Secluded, wooded setting 

The villas are different than regular hotel rooms in that they do not offer daily housekeeping services. The number of housekeeping visits you receive varies based on your length of stay. Also Vacation Club villa reservations are not easily cancelled as hotel rooms.

If you are staying in a DVC villa, you are entitled to many Disney perks including free transportation and Disney Express.

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Benefits of Membership

Vacation Club membership entitles you to the following discounts:

  • Select restaurants
  • Spa treatments
  • Boat rentals
  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • Disney Tours
  • Annual pass

Disney also mails exclusive publications to Vacation Club members.

Disney Vacation Club villas offer fine accommodations on par with Disney deluxe hotels, lovely grounds and assorted amenities. Rental opportunities exist for those who are not members.

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