A year ago it was big news (though not a big surprise) when the independent analysts at Sharket.com ranked Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort the #1 timeshare property for resales. Sharket evaluated hundreds of timeshare resale transactions to determine which timeshare properties are the most likely to sell at high value, and Saratoga Springs came out on top with several other Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resorts not far behind. Twelve months later, Sharket has released its most recent analysis of the timeshare resale market, and once again, DVC resales are dominating the timeshare resale market in 2016.
It's a big year for Disney Vacation Club members. 2016 marks the 25 anniversary of the vacation ownership program that now includes over 200,000 member families. The program, which has become wildly popular with Disney enthusiasts and vacationers over the past two and a half decades, now includes 13 uniquely themed resorts in four different states. To celebrate, DVC is launching a variety of exciting special events, offers, and new member services.
This Sunday marks 15 years since The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge opened as the fifth Disney Vacation Club resort. The Villas added 181 luxury units to the DVC portfolio and soon became a popular home resort for DVC members. Its success as a unique vacation experience is evident from expansion plans and rising resale prices.
Since the summer of 2014, rumors have been swirling about the expansion of Disney's Wilderness Lodge! For quite some time now, there has been mention of turning the well-established Wilderness Lodge hotel rooms into DVC villas. Last week on May 15th, Disney filed a permit with South Florida Water Management District which confirmed that Disney is moving ahead with their plans for waterside vacation villas at the Wilderness Lodge!
Many current owners refer to DVC membership as "a dream come true" but the realization of this dream requires a rather significant financial obligation. For some, financing is the only way to make purchasing Disney Vacation Club affordable, while for others, financing can reduce the burden of the substantial initial costs. We examined several of the strongest opportunities for financing DVC and have compiled our research below to help make this process easier and the possibility of DVC ownership achievable.
Topics: Disney Vacation Club
For years, we've been convinced that Disney's Saratoga Springs is one of the most exceptional vacation resorts available in the United States. Its family-friendly atmosphere, convenient location, and luxury accommodations have made it one of the most popular places to stay at Walt Disney World. In fact, we're so impressed by Saratoga Springs' DVC villas that we even recorded one of our visits. But now we're happy to report that the independent analysts over at Sharket.com have ranked the Disney Saratoga Springs Resort #1 for timeshare resales!
We already know how awesome Downtown Disney is, but somehow it just got even better! Monday, April 13th, was the grand opening of The BOATHOUSE restaurant located at the Landing, which is a new neighborhood that will soon become part of Disney Springs. It’s their first all-new dining spot that features real, floating dream-boats from the 30s, 40s, and 50s!
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A long time ago (actually, it started in 1997), in a galaxy, far, far away (well, at Hollywood Studios in Florida) thousands of Star Wars fanatics from across the world came to Disney World for the most exciting event of the year: Star Wars Weekends! (Cue the dramatic Star Wars theme music here). This year, many come dressed as their favorite characters, get pumped up to meet their personal heroes (or villains) at celebrity meet and greets, and get to hang out with other hard-core fans from all over the world. The weekend also features parades, trivia contests, and even dance parties!