Interval International will replace RCI as the exclusive exchange provider for Disney Vacation Club, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
In an email to members, Bill Diercksen, Senior Vice President & General Manager Disney Vacation Club, and Aulani stated:
At Disney Vacation Club, we know how much you enjoy exploring destinations and experiences beyond your Home Resorts. Our team is dedicated to helping you create unforgettable vacation memories around the world. That’s why we’re thrilled to name Interval International as our exclusive new exchange provider for traditional exchanges, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
This new relationship will offer you a broad range of resort experiences, providing flexible and diverse opportunities in amazing locations across Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, as well as destinations closer to home including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Through Interval International, you will have access to thousands of resorts including a specially curated portfolio of high-quality properties selected especially for Members. This expanded portfolio includes well-known resorts offered by Marriott, Sheraton, Hyatt and Westin, to name a few.
In the meantime, you can continue to book nightly and weekly exchanges in the traditional exchanges through our current program until Dec. 31, 2021. Additionally, any confirmed reservations or points that have been deposited to RCI will be honored through 2023. If you have confirmed exchanges with RCI, deposited points with RCI or made a booking with RCI using cash, you can always review your activity on the Member website.
We’re excited to continue to provide you and your family with a whole new world of vacation possibilities!
All the best,
William C. “Bill” Diercksen
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Disney Vacation Club and Aulani
Disney Vacation Club’s partnership with RCI began January 1st, 2009. Prior to this, DVC was previously partnered with Interval International.
While providing members with another opportunity to use their DVC points, RCI has been met with scrutiny over the years due to the program’s limited value, availability, and points limitations. The RCI Exchange program was discussed in-depth on a recent episode of The DVC Show:
According to Interval International’s website, “Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients and homeowners’ associations. The exchange network comprises more than 3,200 resorts in over 80 nations. Through offices in 13 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and nearly 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs.”
In a previous comparison between RCI and Interval International (II), TimeShareGame.com concluded that Interval International had five times the availability of RCI, but that on average, RCI cost 40% less than a similar booking with Interval International.