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  • On Mar 11, 2009
    Natalia from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family is interested in joining the Disney Vacation Club.I need the best deal to save lots of $$$.Is it better to join by calling Disney or buying from the Timeshare Store? I am hearing two different answers to that question.Can someone help me?

    HI Natalia,

    About the best I can do for you is speak from my own experience!  We are DVC members, and have added on to our initial purchase twice.  The first time we went directly through Disney Vacation Club and the second time we used the Timeshare Store.

    Both transactions were very smooth, and once they closed there is absolutely no difference in the ownership that I have in the DIsney Vacation Club.  I liked dealing with Disney directly because it does cut out the middle man and I felt somewhat "safer" dealing direct.  When buying direct you will also be eligible for any special incentives or offers that they are currently running,  these would not be available to you when buying from the TImeshare Store.

    I will add that my Timeshare Store transaction was great, and I would use them again without hesitation.  The most difficult part was that all of the offers you make through the Timeshare Store are subject to Right of First Refusal by DVC which essentially means that they have the right to take back the points.  So the process can tend to be a bit longer using a secondary source, but in my experience it was worth the cost savings on my purchase.

    I hope this helps and good luck!  Disney Vacation Club was the best investment we have made for our family.

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Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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