• On Sep 12, 2018
    Paula from VA 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.

    Hi. We are in the process of buying and I have a question. If you buy a resale I understand you don’t get the same benefits but what benefits do you get

    Hi there, Paula!

    Becoming a Disney Vacation Club member has been the greatest vacation decision my family has made. I love the flexibility, the variety of DVC destinations, and the perks of being a member.

    The list of Member Benefits is extensive, and members who purchase resale miss out on annual pass discounts, special member only events at the theme parks, food and merchandise discounts, use of the member lounge at Epcot, and the ability to use your DVC points towards a Disney Cruise Line sailing, Adventures by Disney vacation, and non-DVC Disney hotel stays. 

    Resale DVC purchasers still get the 11-month advantage in booking your home resort, you still have the ability to book a non-home resort DVC property at 7 months, you can use the Top of the World Lounge at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort when you are staying on points, and you can still use your points for exchanges with RCI, which will take you on vacations all over the world.

    We use the discounts often, and in our 10 years as members, we've saved in annual pass discounts alone over $6000. That doesn't even consider merchandise or food discounts, member exclusive events, or any of the other perks.

    Good luck in making your choice. I hope you'll soon be hearing those magical words - "Welcome Home!"
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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