Which DVC Resort is Right For You?
One of the toughest decisions when it comes to purchasing a Disney Vacation Club contract is deciding which resort is right for you. Every DVC resort is unique and special in its own way and there are many aspects that might make up the reasons for owning into any particular one. Here are a few of the things you may want to consider when choosing your next Disney Vacation Club home resort.
There are a few factors when considering the value of a contract. The price per point, how many years are left on contract, the costs of annual dues, and the point charts. For example, Animal Kingdom Villas tends to have lower point charts which means you can stay more nights for less points than other resorts. It also has a fairly long expiration date (2057) and one of the low-middle ranges of price per point which makes it a pretty decent value. However, annual dues tend to be on the higher side as it’s a large resort with a savanna of animals. Bay Lake Tower is more expensive than Animal Kingdom, but has some of the lowest annual dues. BoardWalk has low point charts, but an early expiration date. Riviera currently has the longest expiration date, but high point charts. There are pros and cons to each resort when it comes to value so it’s important to decide what your priorities are.
The location of your DVC home resort can be quite an important aspect of your decision. First, if you know you’ll want to travel to Walt Disney World the most, you should probably purchase a resort on Disney World property. If you prefer to vacation out west, Aulani or Grand Californian might be right for you. You should even consider location specific to which parks you prefer to be close to. If you love visiting EPCOT festivals, BoardWalk and Beach Club are great options since they are walking distance to not only EPCOT, but Hollywood Studios as well. If you want to be able to take the Monorail to the Magic Kingdom, you may want to buy a monorail resort like Polynesian, Grand Floridan, or Bay Lake Tower. If you love spending evenings at Disney Springs, Saratoga Springs is an easy walk to a mecca of shopping and dining.
The types of rooms available at each resort will be something you will want to consider. For example, if you have a larger family you travel with, you might prefer larger accommodations. The Polynesian is all studios with the exception of the 2 bedroom bungalows. And the bungalows can costs quite a bit of points. If you like larger rooms overall, Old Key West has some great sized accommodations. You will only find the 2-person tower studios at Riviera right now. One of the best ways to get an idea of the rooms offered at each DVC resort is to visit DVCFan.com and visit the room tours. This is a new page from DVC Fan and is constantly being updated with 3-D virtual tours for all the resorts.
The best thing about Disney Vacation Club is there is an aesthetic for every taste. While I love all the resorts and their themes for what makes them special, there are a few that really have my heart. Stepping into the Grand Floridian just makes my heart flutter. I love the Victorian charm and elegance. BoardWalk always makes me smile with its whimsical and cheerful theming. And while I think the theming at Copper Creek and Boulder Ridge is beautiful, it reminds me too much of where we lived in West Virginia. We had a park lodge that looks a lot like the theming you’ll find at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This is why theming can be an important choice in where you choose to purchase your DVC points. You want to choose a resort that speaks to you and your taste.
Regardless of the home resort you choose, Monera is ready to help you finance your Disney Vacation Club contract. We are here to make your dream of owning a piece of the magic a reality. If you would like to speak to a team member to further discuss financing, don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-855-DVC-FUND (382-3863) or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!