9/23/20 UPDATE: This increase is now planned to go into effect on Monday, October 19th.

Swirling this past month over on DISboards has been a rumor that Disney Vacation Club is planning to increase their minimum direct ownership requirement to qualify for Membership Extras to 125 points, effective Thursday, October 1st, 2020. While no official announcement has been made by Disney or Disney Vacation Club at this time, multiple owners have reported hearing from their guides that this increase was on the way. In reaching out to our own guide early this afternoon, they were also able to confirm that this change was set to occur.

This direct minimum increase appears to be turning into a yearly occurrence, as we last saw the minimum raised from 75 points to 100 points in September 2019. Previously, DVC had not raised the direct minimum for Membership Extras and perks since February 2018. Prior to that, members were only required to have 25 direct points to qualify for benefits, showing a drastic increase in this requirement in just a few short years.

Last year Pete Werner shared his thoughts on DVC Fan of why we were seeing these minimums continue to increase. Check out that article here!

It is expected that all current blue cardholders will continue to be grandfathered into this increase, as seen with previous increases.

Join in the conversation over on the DVC Forums, as well as the DVC Fan Facebook Group! Also, stay tuned to DVC Fan for additional information as it becomes available and commentary about this pending change.

Paul Krieger

Amy and I are new Orlando, Florida residents where we live with our dogs Odie the greyhound and Hermès the Spanish galgo. We are DVC owners at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Villas, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!

3 thoughts on “Rumor: Direct Minimum for DVC Perks Increasing to 125 Points October 1st

  • I wonder if continuing to increase the cost of buy in for perks will only drive people to resale.

  • I think so unless the buy back ROFR starts closing the gap between direct and resale.

  • I think Disney is stuck in the past, with one of their first marketing concept, Buy at Disney, but it once and buy it for life, you never want to sell it. And I think all the changes are to reinforce that idea, “What more can we do to make people buy from Disney and NEVER sell it. That will kill the resale market.”

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