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Brian Bennett
Disney Vacation Club Planning Guide

Introduction
Forward

The Program:
What is the Disney Vacation Club?  |  Is the Vacation Point Purchase Tax Deductible and Deeded?  |  What is the DVC "Use Year?"  |  What is your "Home Resort"?  |  What is the DVC's Record on Maintenance Fees?  |  How do Can You "Spend" Your Vacation Points?

The Great Debate:
What's the Opposing argument?  |  An Internet Debate on the DVC  |  A Financial Analysis of DVC Membership  | 
Comments on A Financial Analysis of DVC Membership  |  Another Financial Analysis Comparing OWKR, BVR, and VWR

The Resort Facilities:
What Are the Resort Accommodations Like?  |  Disney's Old Key West Resort  |  Disney's Boardwalk Villas Resort  |  Disney's Vero Beach Resort  |  Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort  |  Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort  |  Disney's Newest DVC Resort Facilities

Other Options:
The Disney Collection  |  Concierge Collection  |  Adventure Travel  |  Interval International

DVC Point Chart Index:

Wrap-Up:
Disney Vacation Club Summary  |  How to Contact the Disney Vacation Club  |  DVC Resellers

What is your "Home Resort"?

Your "home resort" is the resort in which you have your ownership interest. Currently there are four DVC resorts: Old Key West Resort at Walt Disney World, the Boardwalk Villas Resort at Walt Disney World, Disney's Vero Beach Resort, and Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort.

The cost of points and the costs of maintenance varies from resort to resort with the WDW resorts being somewhat more costly on both counts. Of course, the atmosphere and location of each resort varies widely, too.

The main advantage of owning in one over another is that you are permitted, as a member, to make reservations at your home resort up to eleven months in advance of your stay. You are allowed to make reservations at the other DVC resorts only seven months in advance.

This is not a big deal if you plan on using your points mostly at your home resort, but if you plan to move around...be aware of the issue. Those members that own at Hilton Head and Vero Beach, and plan to visit the WDW resorts during the busiest times of the year (high summer and Christmas) might find reservations hard to come by.

Another important fact regarding the home resort is that any timeshare swaps done through Intervals International are made to and from your home resort. I suspect that it will prove to be easier to exchange a week's stay at OKWR or BSR for a Skiing vacation in Colorado than it would be to make the same exchange to Hilton Head or Vero Beach.

 

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