6/3/2021 Update: Disney Vacation Club has updated the language on their website today, confirming that the new direct minimum for purchase and perks is 150 points. This updated language appears at the bottom of the Member Exclusives page on the Disney Vacation Club website and states, “Effective June 3, 2021, to obtain a Disney Vacation Club Membership Card, Members must accumulate a total of at least 150 Vacation Points purchased directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc.“.
All current blue cardholders will continue to be grandfathered into this increase, as seen previously.
No new member benefits were announced in association with this increase.
Original Article: 5/28/21
If you are looking to add-on some direct points to get that coveted blue membership card, the time is now before it gets even more expensive to do so!
We have learned that Disney Vacation Club plans to increase their minimum direct ownership requirement and the requirement to qualify for Membership Extras to 150 points, effective Thursday, June 3rd, 2021. 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 an increase is on the way. In line with other recent increases, we expect this information to be updated on the Disney Vacation Club website shortly before it goes into effect, with little advanced notice.
While this direct minimum increase was previously turning into a yearly occurrence, this increase will be the second time we have seen the direct ownership minimum increase in a twelve-month period. It also comes when very few Disney Vacation Club perks are available for members to take advantage of.
There continues to be no announced date for Annual Pass sales to resume, which is largely the primary reason many Disney Vacation Club owners elect to purchase directly due to the discounts received by members. Other events, such as Moonlight Magic after-hours parties, have also not seen any planned return at this time.
- February 2018: Raised to 75 points.
- September 2019: Raised to 100 points.
- October 2020: Raised to 125 points.
This shows a drastic increase in this requirement in just a few short years.
It is expected that all current blue cardholders will continue to be grandfathered into this increase, as seen previously.
With the recent news of the new Disney Vacation Club Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, this increase may be part of a larger sales plan for DVC as we continue to emerge from the pandemic.
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.