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otilegna     1570.1 #69 (DL Qual #41
October 27, 2013 9:33 PM
        

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Seeing that a lot of people here are on Disney Vacation Club member, is it worth-it to get one? I am very slow understanding the concept of vacation ownership, but is becoming a member will be a good one, especially if your Disney trip is always "LAST MINUTE, or THIS COMING WEEKEND?" (Apologies if this is a personal question)
@puddy as an overseas member of DVC since around 1995, when it was just OKW. We have stayed in fantastic accommodations , cruised with Mickey and spent time at Vero Beach, which I love. Well worth our initial outlay. Being from overseas we tend to go for longer trips and not being great forward planners now seem to struggle to get resort we want for the length of our stay. With a bit of planning I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem. I do find it annoying that accommodation can be available at the last minute but they will only sell it 😡. I don't find it cost effective to use points for DLP but will try DCA at some point. Annual dues have gone up - take into account currency conversion too. Hope that helps. - rink2  57.1 #82 2:24PM
The answer to your question is, it depends! You really need to run the numbers, look at your personal situation, and decide if it makes sense for you. I have been going to Disney an average of once a year since I was born, and didn't see that changing any time soon, so I decided it made sense for me. I'm so glad I did! I can stay at deluxe villa resorts now instead if value or moderate resorts, and it's already paid for! - CollegeDisneyKnowledgeGrad  748.3 #4 9:47PM
I can tell you from my point of view, we pretty much always do last min trips , and it really is great that at min all I have to worry about is airline tickets, we definitely take advantage of ours , we love to stay at deluxe hotels and will be staying at the Disneyland hotel in dec , non DVC does use up a bit of the points but its worth it to me , why save when you never know what tomorrow will bring. I like that it goes by points and certain times of the yr so a studio can be like 15 points a night and depending how many points you have you can still use the rest whenever , or bank for the next yr or borrow, you should talk to someone from DVC , they are so wonderful and not at all pushy, oh and you can always add points throughout the yrs we have added many:) - tracsant  878.8 #2 9:47PM
DVC is great but if you are a last minute planner you may not be able to find any availability more than a day here and there. For the best planning you really have to book at 7 months out. Something to look in to, it does save a lot of money over time! - Andrea84  601.4 #7 9:49PM
Have been a DVC member for ten years now and totally think it is worth it. The price of hotels are always going up but with DVC you are assured the point value will remain the same. Once your mortgage is paid then you only have your association dues to pay. You own for 50 years and it can be passed on to family. For me I would never to be Abe to go every year and stay in the type if resorts that we do if I did not have DVC. Only regret is that I did not buy sooner. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. You can reach me at e mail as I am in the Mouse Wait adress book. - Pooh147856  134.4 #51 9:54PM
thank you for your inputs! idk if i should get one or not... my biggest concern will be the financial part, especially when i do not know what will happen with my work... but the advantage of staying at a deluxe hotel is kinda tempting... again thank you for the inputs :) - otilegna  1570.1 #69 10:43PM
I will add to this question and how much out of pocket are you up for and what are the perks and initial costs?? - puddy77  160.2 #2365 11:01PM
I actually wanted to look into this because we live near dland and stay the night down there all the time and have been going Florida now once a year.. If we do one disney vacation a year is it worth it?? - danicali43  19.1 #6131 1:28AM
Is it more worth it if you frequent WDW than DL? I've always wanted to look into it but we mostly go to DL. I've only been to WDW twice in 7 years and plan to go in Feb 2015 but then won't again until the kids are all tall enough to ride everything. But we go to DL at least twice a year, if not more, so wasn't sure if it's worth it for that. - brodysmommy  307.6 #731 1:52PM
@tracsant... If you can, ask for Adventure Tower with the view of downtown disney... Upper room, if applicable! Or grt the concierge level floor.... Fantasy tower might have the front desk and shops, adventure tower has its history. (The only remnant of the old disneyland hotel, even if the originals are all gone) - otilegna  1570.1 #69 2:57PM

        
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