Disney Vacation Club: DVC Resorts
There are 15 Disney Vacation Club resorts found all across the United States. With the most amount being found on Walt Disney World property, there is also a resort in Hawaii, South Carolina, California and Vero Beach. These resorts are all unique and maintain the Disney standard. Giving you the ability to vacation Disney style all over America. When becoming a member of Disney Vacation Club you can use your points to stay at any of these resorts. There’s no additional fee by staying at a different property from your home resort. Take a look at all the amazing resorts a part of Disney Vacation Club.
Walt Disney World
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Located in the Magic Kingdom resort area on Disney’s Contemporary Resort property, this Disney Vacation Club offers Lake Views, Theme Park Views and Garden Views. Staying at Bay Lake Tower gives members quick access to the Top of the World Lounge and it is a walkway distance from the Magic Kingdom. Bay Lake Tower is connected to the Contemporary Resort via a walkway in the sky. Allowing guests easy access to the monorail and all of the delicious dining at the Contemporary. Offering deluxe studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas. With a modern design, these deluxe rooms are a hot commodity. Reserving on your booking day is a must. These rooms are also great value for your points. If you were vacationing for a week in a deluxe studio with a lake view in the month of May you would need 104 points. The cost would be $4,306.
Boulder Ridge at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
These villas are found on the eastern side of the Wilderness Lodge. Away from the water and the passing water transportation. With it’s own quiet pool and beautiful lobby, Boulder Ridge is connected to the Wilderness Lodge through a walkway. Giving guests access to bus transportation to the parks, delicious restaurants (Whispering Canyon Cafe being one of our favourites) and a newly renovated pool area. This Disney Vacation Club resort has a large log cabin feel. With dark wood, stone covered fireplaces and pine landscaping. Boulder Ridge houses deluxe studios, 1 and 2 bedroom villas. These rooms are heavily themed and beautifully designed down to the minute detail. To compare cost vs points, a 1 bedroom villas in the month of July will run you 228 points, in comparison to $3,900.
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
This brand new addition to the Vacation Club family is still begin completed. It is ever popular due to the novelty. Ownership for this property is currently being sold through DVC. Located in the main building and on the water of the Wilderness Lodge. These new rooms have a railroad focus, with tracks and trains found throughout the design. The Cascade cabins are nestled on the lake giving you a great view of the nightly Electrical Water Pageant. The Wilderness Lodge is in the Magic Kingdom resort area, giving you quick and easy access to many resort table service restaurants and boat transportation to the Magic Kingdom. Deluxe Studios, 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom Villas are available. For a 2 Bedroom Villa you’ll be forking out 227 points the month of September in comparison to $6,900. Talk about value!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas- Jambo House
These Disney Vacation Club villas are found in the middle of the Deluxe Resort Animal Kingdom Lodge. This is the only Disney Vacation Club property that offers a Value room. Making it the rooms with least amount of point cost in all of Disney Vacation Club. The Animal Kingdom lodge is located in the Animal Kingdom resort area. Guests are close to the Animal Kingdom but more importantly are in the middle of their own Animal Adventure with Animal Viewing stations found throughout the resort. The pool here is large, with zero-depth entry and a water slide. This resort offers Deluxe Studios, 1,2 and 3 bedroom villas. With many having the option of a Savanna view. This resort is very large giving you a bit of flexibility for booking dates. A week in February for a Deluxe Studio with a Savanna view costs 117 points or $4,200.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
This Disney Vacation Club property is similar to Bay Lake Tower or Boulder Ridge. This is a separate building from the resort, making it an exclusive Disney Vacation Club property. Any guest can stay here but the lobby is less grand and all rooms are villas and studios. It has less of a hotel feel and Disney Vacation Club’s logo is found all over the resort. Many of the guests you encounter are fellow members, making it a wonderful spot to make memorable memories with members of the DVC family. The Kidani Village is home to Samawati Springs Pool Area, ideal for youngsters, and to Sanna, a restaurant with Savanna views. A 1 bedroom villa with a Savanna view will run you 231 points versus $5,300 for a week in April.
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
These villas and studios are located on the eastern side of the Beach Club resort. This Disney Vacation Club property is on the Beach Club land without being attached to the main building. This gives guests the benefits of staying at the Beach Club resort without staying in and amongst the crowd. You have access to Stormalong Bay and you are in the heart of the Crescent Lake resorts. Walking distance to Epcot and Hollywood Studios or you can take one of the Friendship Boats. These rooms are extremely popular. They are large and have a cottage feel with seashells mixed into the details. If you are planning on doing a 2 bedroom villa there may be availability outside of the booking day but if this is not your home resort you will have difficulty acquiring a studio or 1 bedroom especially during runDisney events. A 1 bedroom villa for a week in March is 227 points or $5,400.
Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
This resort was created with the eastern side of the resort being the inn, with regular rooms and suites, and the western side of the resort all Disney Vacation Club studios and villas. There are a wide selection of options at this Disney Vacation Club property, with studios, 1 and 2 bedroom villas. Boardwalk View, Lake View and Garden Views. This Disney Vacation Club resort has a community hall and three pools. Plenty of dining, daily and nightly activity. The Boardwalk is designed to bring you back to the turn of the century at Atlantic City. With circus ornaments and figures being found throughout the resort. This bright and colourful resort falls into the middle of the point system and it’s close access to Hollywood Studios and Epcot making it an ideal choice for many DVC members. A 2 bedroom villa for a week in October is a 193 points or would cost you $7,800.
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
The original Disney Vacation Club resort is located in the Disney Springs resort area. It sprawls over a large amount of land, with many bus stops and four pools, ranking it third on our resort’s with most pools list. Old Key West is submerged in Floridian theming. Water and the close golf course marking focal points. The main lodge hosts many Disney Vacation Club nostalgic items. Olivia’s Cafe, the resort’s table service restaurant, had their walls covered with memories of Vacation members visits and families. These accommodations alongside Animal Kingdom Lodge- Jambo House and Kidani Village mark the lowest on point cost. Making it ideal for stretching your points during a busier time of year or bringing more guests along for a vacation. A week stay here in a Deluxe Studio costs $2,600 or 88 points. Definitely on the lower end for both dollar cost and point cost.
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
This was the final Disney Vacation Club addition on the Magic Kingdom resort area. Each of these resorts, with the exception of Fort Wilderness, have Disney Vacation Club properties. The Polynesian Villas are found amongst the Polynesian Village Resort. There is no separate building with separate check-in. It’s a part of the resort itself. This deluxe resort hosts beautiful views of the Magic Kingdom, one of the most impressive pools with a water play area for youngsters, and an array of dining options featuring Trader Sam’s. These are the most limited by way of accommodations. The Polynesian only offers members Deluxe Studios and their Bungalows. A week stay at a Deluxe Studio would cost $3,800 or 110 points.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
One of the biggest resorts on property, Saratoga Springs is found in the Disney Springs resort area. This resort’s theme is New York Horse Racing. With the names of the buildings reflecting this culture. Similar to it’s neighbouring Old Key West, this resort is a Disney Vacation Club resort. It’s not a Deluxe resort with a connected DVC building or DVC units placed amongst an already existing building, Saratoga Springs is villas and studios only. Meaning you’ll see DVC emblems everywhere. This resort is made for members and owned by members. With many activities to do, designed for families who come back again and again. Who vacation on property when they are hopping to the parks every day or relaxing pool side for the majority of their non-park days. This resort has views of the Lake Buena Vista golf course and Disney Springs. With running trails across the property, community hall and four pools there is so much to see and do. You can find every style of villa and studio on this property: deluxe studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas available. They also house Treehouse Villas, a unique offering found only at Saratoga Springs. Due to it’s large number of accommodations you can often find a place to stay here last minute. A 1 bedroom villa will cost 137 points or $4,000.
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
This Disney Vacation Club property is found in close proximity to the Grand Floridian. With it’s own entrance and beautiful lobby, it is as grand as it’s predecessor on a smaller scale. It reminds one of the different resort buildings found across Grand Floridian property. The rooms are upscale and chic. Many elements springing forth Mary Poppins and Alice and Wonderland in subtle and obvious ways. This Disney Vacation Club property has deluxe studios, 1,2 and 3 bedroom villas. None of which has a theme park view because of how far away the building is from that part of the resort. These accommodations are popular and are hard to come by. They also cost a lot of points, meaning you’ll either have to borrow to create the vacation you want or skimp on the size of your room. For a 1 bedroom villa, for a week stay in August, a member would be charged 275 points or it would cost $5,500.
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
The one and only Disney Vacation Club property found at Disneyland, California. This Disney Vacation Club property is a deluxe resort as well. California Adventure, one Disney’s two parks at Disneyland, is outside the doors of this property. Some rooms even look out over this park, giving guests a spectacular view of the nighttime entertainment and beautiful spinning wheel. The DVC part of this resort is in and amongst the rest of this resort. Similar to Copper Creek or Disney’s Polynesian Village. Due to the small number of accommodations found at Disneyland this property gets booked up fairly quickly. Many members find they have to spend more points staying at a non-DVC Disney resort when visiting California. That’s what we did on our Disneyland Half Marathon trip, staying at the Disneyland Hotel due to lack of rooms available at Disney’s Grand Californian. They offer Deluxe Studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas. A week in April for a 1 bedroom would cost $6,000 or 190 points.
Vero Beach, Florida
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Part of Disney’s Beach Resorts, Vero Beach is located on Florida’s coast. Only a couple of hours away from Walt Disney World, this resort is ideal for a quiet vacation with just a little bit of Disney. This resort has many activities for you and your family to participate in, from pools to crafts, to golfing to fishing. Staying here can also be a great way to end off a busy Walt Disney World vacation. This resort offers a Saturday morning character breakfast along with nightly sing along campfires. Vero Beach offers Deluxe Studios, 1 and 2 bedroom villas and 3 bedroom cottages. Not necessarily the best use of your points because the cost of these accommodations is not very high. A week in April will run you $1,800 or 107 points for a Deluxe Studio.
Ko O’Lina, Hawaii
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas
Vacation in Hawaii with the trust and love of Disney. Adventure to the unknown and experience Hawaii’s culture. This Disney resort hosts a variety of Vacation Club villas, from Deluxe studios, 1,2 and 3 bedroom villas. There are pools for the guests travelling with their young families and pools for those on a romantic getaway. This resort caters to both and all. With a great activity centre for children ages 3-12. A destination on everyone’s bucket list, do it while using your yearly allotment of vacation club points. This is the only vacation club resort that allows you to book a regular hotel room and have it cost less points than a Deluxe Studio. They also have 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas available. A week in February at a Deluxe Studio would cost 102 points.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
Spend some time on the Eastern Coast, dipping your feet in the Atlantic Ocean at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort. This Disney Vacation Club resort is small, quaint and hosts some unique activities for you and your family to enjoy. Looking to escape for a couple of days or explore a new state, you can take advantage of this Disney Vacation Club resort by using some points and you may discover a new place to love and return to. A week at the Hilton Head resort in a 1 bedroom villa during the month of October costs 179 points or $1435.
As you can see there are many places to vacation, use your points and make amazing memories. Some may be filled with park days and character meals, where as some may be exploring new places with those you love. This is one of the beauty of Disney Vacation Club, you have so many options, which will you choose. Happy Planning Friends.