Considering buying a timeshare from Disney or from the resale market? You're not alone. This is a common consideration when it comes to new DVC owners. Disney Vacation Club is a great family-friendly vacation ownership option, offering awesome entertainment and fun for all its members. With all of the Disney home resort options out there, it can be hard to determine which is right for you, let alone where you should buy it from. If you're looking for the answer, it really depends. However, we are going to offer some insight to ease your decision making process.
Disney Vacation Club has released new restrictions on resales of their properties which will take effect on January 19, 2019. The restriction essentially means that if you purchase a contract on the resale market after this date, you will not be eligible to exchange your points at any new resorts built by Disney unless you use a third-party exchange company such as RCI. You can, however, still trade your points for stays at the original 14 resorts, including Aulani, Boardwalk Villas and Bay Lake Tower. Those who purchase future resorts on the resale market, such as the Riviera, will not be able to exchange their points for any other resort except through third-party exchanges like RCI.