Disney Vacation Club members often rent the “points” which they are granted as members of DVC to non-vacation club members.
At a going rate of around $12-15 per point, this perfectly legitimate and Disney-approved approach can greatly reduce the cost of a Walt Disney World visit.
It can make sense for those either looking for a 4-person deluxe room (who would target a DVC Studio—see this for more on the DVC resorts and their room types).
For example, during the least expensive season of the year, you can rent a Studio at the Villas at the Wilderness Lodge for the 8 nights of my itineraries for 126 DVC points.
At a typical cost of $12 per point, this will cost $1512 for the 8 nights.
If you rented this same room through the Disney web site, it would cost $1400 more. The Studio arranged through points is even $400 cheaper over the period than the already inexpensive (for a deluxe) Wilderness Lodge regular rooms.
Successfully renting and using DVC points requires first finding out how many points you will need—points vary by resort, by room type, and by season.
Second, you have to find a DVC owner willing to rent you this quantity of points.
Third, you need to confirm that your desired room type is available on the dates you wish to go.
Finally, you need to work with the DVC point owner to have them set you up at the resort.
One approach is renting “points” from Disney Vacation Club members. Mousesavers.com has a wonderful entry on this topic, covering all the details you need to work though, on this page.
LINKS FOR WHERE TO STAY AT DISNEY WORLD
- For what you get in each resort price category, see this
- For Walt Disney World resort price seasons, see this
- For differences among value resorts, see this
- For the moderate resorts, see this
- For differences among moderate resorts, see this
- For differences among deluxe resorts, see this
- For the Disney Vacation Club (“DVC”) Resorts, see this
- For suites at the deluxe resorts, see this
- Large families should look at this, and also at