Purchasing From Disney vs. Resale: Compare the Benefits
Unlock all the magic of Disney Vacation Club Membership—and the incredible benefits available only to those who purchase directly from Disney Vacation Club!
When you purchase from Disney Vacation Club, you’ll enjoy access to more vacation destinations and other Membership benefits than those who purchase via 3rd-party resale—so you can enjoy more magical vacations, year after year. Discover the differences in the chart below:
|Benefit||Available When Purchased from Disney Vacation Club||Available When Purchased via 3rd-Party Resale|
|Disney Collection Resorts||✔||✘|
|Disney Cruise Line||✔||✘|
|Adventures by Disney||✔||✘|
|Discounts on Theme Park Tickets||✔||✘|
|Exclusive Member Events||✔||✘|
|All Disney Vacation Club Resorts||✔||✘|
|Top of the World Lounge||✔||✔|
Access to All Disney Vacation Club Resorts*
When you purchase directly from Disney Vacation Club, you can enjoy access to any of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts—including future Resorts.Read More About Access to All Disney Vacation Club Resorts*
More Vacation Options
Enjoy access to more magical vacation options in destinations around the world!Read More About More Vacation Options
Exclusive Member Experiences
Attend an array of fun-filled events and experiences specially designed for Members and their guests.Read More About Exclusive Member Experiences
Exclusive Member Discounts
Save on a wide variety of experiences at and around Disney Vacation Club Resorts.Read More About Exclusive Member Discounts
Save on Membership
Take advantage of a special offer from Disney Vacation Club—and experience the magic of Membership year after year, for years to come.
* Important Information About Access to Disney Vacation Club Resorts
- Effective January 19, 2019, Disney Vacation Club Members who do not acquire their real estate interest directly from the developer will not be able to make Vacation Point reservations at some or all non-Home Resorts.
- Once sales of Disney’s Riviera Resort begin, Members who purchase a resale contract at that Resort will only be able to stay at their Home Resort. Resale contracts purchased at the 14 other Disney Vacation Club Resorts opened prior to Disney’s Riviera Resort will only be able to exchange into those 14 Resorts but not into Disney’s Riviera Resort.
- Members who purchase directly from Disney Vacation Club have the opportunity to use their Vacation Points to stay at all current and potential future Disney Vacation Club Resorts and access additional benefits such as Membership Extras.
About Member Dining Discounts:
Discount is off the regular price of food and non-alcoholic beverages, excluding tax and gratuity, and is valid for the Member and up to 3 Guests, unless otherwise noted. Special events and packages excluded.
Important Information about Membership Extras:
Membership Extras, such as vacation options in the Disney and Concierge Collections, certain discounts, offers, and special events are incidental benefits. These incidental benefits are subject to change or termination without notice, may require the payment of a fee and cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Membership Extras are also subject to availability and block-out dates may apply, including high periods of demand such as Christmas and New Year’s Day. To receive any Membership Extras, purchasers must present a valid Disney Vacation Club Membership Card along with a corresponding valid photo ID. Effective February 25, 2018, to obtain a Disney Vacation Club Membership Card, Members must accumulate a total of at least 75 Vacation Points purchased directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc. Disney and Concierge Collections options are not available for ownership interests not purchased directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc. after March 21, 2011, and, effective April 4, 2016, Members who have not purchased an ownership interest directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc. will not have access to Membership Extras.