• On May 17, 2018
    Dan from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm considering buying into DVC. My questions is once an owner, Do you have the same payment options for tickets and dining plans. $200 Deposit and up to 45 days before trip to pay?

    Hiya, Dan! My family and I have been Disney Vacation Club members for 15 years, and we have gone from a small contract at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort to now owning four contracts so we can vacation with family and friends. It's been the best thing we could have done with our annual vacation dollars.

    There are many member perks and benefits, that include things from dining discounts to special member events. My family and I love the DVC member lounge at Epcot, as it gives us a place to cool off and enjoy a complimentary cold beverage on a hot summer day.

    DVC owners have the option to purchase a Disney Dining Plan, as long as you add it to your reservation at least 48 hours prior to your resort arrival. You can also add theme park tickets whenever you wish. Because adding these things isn't considered a "package", the option to pay a deposit and then pay the balance 45 days prior to arrival doesn't exist for DVC members. You pay for your tickets and the dining plan when you add them. 

    Did you know that DVC members get discounts on some annual passes? It's a great way to use your points for multiple trips over the course of the year.

    Good luck with your decision, Dan! 

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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