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  • On Jun 29, 2023
    Janelle from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the minimum number of points needed to purchase direct through Disney Vacation Club to get Membership Benefits (shopping discount, DVC annual pass, Epcot lounge, etc)?

    Hello There, Janelle!

    Welcome to planDisney!  How exciting that you are considering adding extra pixie dust to your Disney vacations with Membership Magic.  As a Disney Vacation Club Member for over 22 years, it has added a whole new world to our family trips.  Disney Vacation Club has made dream vacations possible that wouldn't have been possible for both our family and my parents, who are also Members.  As Walt Disney says, "It's kind of fun to do the impossible." When Disney Vacation Club makes vacation dreams come true, it truly is fun and magical indeed.

    Janelle, the minimum buy-in requirement to be eligible for Member Extras and benefits is currently 150 Vacation Points. Please note this is subject to change at any time and you must purchase directly through Disney Vacation Club for this eligibility.

    Our family has 220 Vacation Points and this affords us at least one six or seven-night vacation to Walt Disney World each year, plus a little left over. Using your Vacation Points at Disney Vacation Club Resorts - either at Walt Disney World or Disneyland or at one of the beach properties - is the best use of your Vacation Points and they will stretch farther. But this year, for example, we are using our Vacation Points for a few days at Walt Disney World Resort, a few days at Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort, and a few days at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa! Now, that's Member Magic!

    You can also add to your Vacation Point portfolio at any time, as my parents have done. They have three contracts and they use their Vacation Points for Disney vacations of their dreams, including Disney Cruise Line cruises to Alaska, Adventures by Disney vacations, and even for exchanges through Interval International. The flexibility of Disney Vacation Club is truly unmatched and we have found it has paid for itself soon after purchasing, yet our vacations continue much longer than that. 

    Additionally, Janelle, purchasing through Disney Vacation Club will afford you eligibility to Member Extras and benefits, including discounts on tickets, tours, events, and experiences, exclusive access to events like Members-only cruises and Moonlight Magic events, and Member Lounges, and so much more.  Janelle, with Disney Vacation Club Membership, who knows how far you'll go?

    To figure out the practically perfect in every way Vacation Points that most suit your family, I recommend starting with the Disney Vacation Club Points Cost Calculator.  This will help give you an idea of how many Vacation Points that will get you the most out of your family vacations.  Then, when you are ready, visit the Disney Vacation Club Sales Team page and give a jingle to one of the Sales Cast Members. They can walk you through the process and help get you set up.  

    Janelle, I hope this helps you and inspires you to become one of our Disney Vacation Club neighbors.  It has truly been a gift of affordable family vacations year after year, and I hope you can share in the magic of this wonderful program.  If you have any further questions, stop back and see me and I'll be glad to help!

    Have fun discovering new horizons to pursue!

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Meet the Panelist: Keri, Massachusetts

Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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