Disney Vacation Club Planning Guide
How Can You "Spend"
Your Vacation Points?
Vacation points can be spent in many ways. First, you can spend them
to stay at your "home" vacation club resort. Second, you
can also spend vacation points at one of the other DVC locations.
The accommodations and point "costs" vary at each vacation
club resort. Third, you can spend your points to stay at one
of several other Disney resorts at Disneyland, Walt Disney World,
or Disneyland Paris. A fourth alternative is to stay at a member
resort of Intervals International, an international time-share swapping
Point "Spending" Examples
The number of points it "costs" to "rent" a
room at any of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts varies. Of course,
the actual type of accommodation you reserve will affect the point
cost. A three-bedroom villa will certainly require a lot more points
than a studio, for example. The time of year of your reservation
has a great impact on the point costs, too. It is much less "expensive",
in terms of points, to rent a room in the Fall than it is during
Christmas week, when WDW is at it's busiest. Last, the day of the
week affects point costs, also. Friday and Saturday nights are always
substantially more costly than weekday nights.
To give you an idea of how it works, here's an example of how points
can be spent at Disney's Old Key West Resort. Say you have 210 annual
points. You can:
- Rent a studio for about three weeks in late September or early
- Rent a three-bedroom villa, for the same time of year, for about
six week days (moving out on the weekend to stay at a non-DVC
- Rent a two-bedroom vacation home for eight days in November,
including a Friday and Saturday.
- Rent a studio for a little over a week during the busy season
in July or August.
- Rent a three-bedroom villa, during the Christmas season, for
about three days.
- Rent a one-bedroom vacation home in the Fall for ten days, including
a Friday and Saturday.
- You can also mix up your trips, and take several shorter trips
throughout the year, if you'd like.
Point Spending Hints & Tips
- DVC members can make reservations through Member Services as
with any DVC resort, but you can also call the resorts directly
seven days a week, 24 hours a day as long as you will not have
to borrow points.
- You may want to check the cash price of the accommodations since
you might find that a special offer is so great that you may choose
to decide to keep your points for some other trip.
- It is very possible to make reservations using points Sunday
through Thursday and pay cash Friday and Saturday (since the weekend
days require so much more points.)