Like all timeshare ownerships, Disney Vacation Club has annual dues and fees that members pay to upkeep and maintain the resort properties they are able to visit. Also like other ownerships, DVC maintenance fees tend to fluctuate in price over the years for a variety of factors.
In 2019, the Disney Vacation Club fees are going up approximately 7.6% averaged among all of the 14 DVC resorts.
Sound high? That’s because it is. This increase is about double the typical year-over-year growth since the beginning of DVC.
The following chart will tell you how much of an increase to expect when paying your 2019 Disney Vacation Club fees. While these are the proposed prices, they are generally always approved so you shouldn’t expect any of these to change. However, they will be made official at the 2018 Disney Vacation Club Annual Condominium Association Meeting that is scheduled to take place on December 13, 2018.
Animal Kingdom – Up 10.1% from $6.76 per point in 2018 to $7.44 per point in 2019
Aulani – Up 4.3% from $7.54 per point in 2018 to $7.86 per point in 2019
Bay Lake Tower – Up 8.1% from $5.29 per point in 2018 to $6.40 per point in 2019
Beach Club – Up 7.8% from $6.44 per point in 2018 to $6.94 per point in 2019
Boardwalk – Up 9.5% from $6.55 per point in 2018 to $7.17 per point in 2019
Grand Californian – Up 6.6% from $5.88 per point in 2018 to $6.27 per point in 2019
Grand Floridian – Up 4.2% from $6.13 per point in 2018 to $6.39 per point in 2019
Hilton Head – Up 10.9% from $7.72 per point in 2018 to $8.56 per point in 2019
Old Key West – Up 7.6% from $6.72 per point in 2018 to $7.23 per point in 2019
Polynesian – Up 9.0% from $6.20 per point in 2018 to $6.76 per point in 2019
Saratoga Springs – Up 9.2% from $5.86 per point in 2018 to $6.40 per point in 2019
Vero Beach – Up 11.1% from $8.53 per point in 2018 to $9.48 per point in 2019
Wilderness Lodge: Boulder Ridge – Up 5.6% from $6.93 per point in 2018 to $7.32 per point in 2019
Wilderness Lodge: Copper Creek – Up 2.3% from $7.26 per point in 2018 to $7.43 per point in 2019
As you can see, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort, and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort are experiencing the highest increase. Whereas, Disney Aulani Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian, and Copper Creek Villas had a less than 5% increase.
The majority of the DVC maintenance fees increases are because of the higher minimum hourly wages for Disney World Cast Members. By September 2019, the hourly wage will be raised from $10 per hour to $13 per hour, and then be raised for $15 per hour by October 21, 2019.
It is yet unknown whether these increases will affect the current value of DVC timeshare resales. But many current members may be encouraged to sell DVC timeshare if they are unable to keep paying for their DVC points.
However, Disney Vacation Club is more popular than ever, so you can feel confident that if you are selling your timeshare with us, there are plenty of avid Disney fans that will be searching for a timeshare just like yours.
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