What is a Disney Timeshare and is it Worth Buying?

What is a Disney Timeshare?

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.

Disney Vacation Club Timeshare Resorts

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.

15 DVC Home Resorts

– Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Orlando, Florida – Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawai'i – O'ahu, Hawaii – Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort – Orlando, Florida – Disney's Beach Club Villas – Orlando, Florida – Disney's BoardWalk Villas – Orlando, Florida – Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge – Orlando, Florida

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.

What is a DVC Use Year?

Every owner is assigned a “Use Year” when purchasing their DVC points. 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.

How Far in Advance Can You Make Reservations at a Disney Timeshare Resort?

Disney timeshare owners can make reservations up to 11 months before check-in at their Home resort. That's why taking the time to choose your Home resort is so important!

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