If you’ve been waiting to purchase some direct Disney Vacation Club points, it is about to get more expensive! Disney Vacation Club announced today that we will soon be seeing a direct price increase for Disney’s Riviera Resort and Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas.


Effective Thursday, February 3rd, 2022, direct prices will increase to the following per point levels:

ResortCurrent Direct PriceAs of February 6thIncrease
Disney’s Riviera Resort$201$207+ $6
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $201$207+ $6
New Pricing Effective February 6th, 2022.

These price increases reflect what has become a standard increase for current properties being sold by Disney around the first of the year. The last current selling resort direct price increase occurred almost exactly a year ago on February 6th, 2021. Prior to that, prices for Aulani and Riviera increased in January 2022.  

Over the past two years, direct sales prices for these two resorts have increased by approximately $15. Here’s a look at where we’ve been and where we’re headed:

Resort202020212022
Disney’s Riviera Resort$195$201$207
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $193$201$207
Historical Direct Price Increases (Aulani and Riviera)

With direct pricing continuing to rise, the value of purchasing a Disney Vacation Club contract via the resale market continues to become more and more appealing. Prior to this price increase, members choosing to purchase resale vs. direct could save 29% on average based on data from November 2021 provided by our friends at DVC Resale Market:

ResortResale
(Based on
Nov. ’21 Sales Data)
Direct*
(Disney Vacation Development)
Difference Per Point
(Direct – Resale)
Percentage Savings with Resale
Animal Kingdom$140$186$4625%
Aulani$127$201$7437%
Bay Lake Tower$168$245$7731%
Beach Club$161$245$8434%
Boardwalk$139$210$7134%
Boulder Ridge$118$190$7238%
Copper Creek$167$225$5826%
Grand Californian$288$310$227%
Grand Floridian$199$255$5622%
Hilton Head$89$140$5136%
Old Key West$129$180$5128%
Polynesian$179$250$7128%
Riviera Resort$145$201$5628%
Saratoga Springs$132$180$4827%
Vero Beach$82$125$4334%
*Direct price does not reflect any promotional discounts DVC may be offering. Click here to view resale restrictions. 

Follow along on the DVC Fan Facebook Group for more discussion of these increases, and let us know in the comments if this changes your mind about purchasing DVC in the near future!

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, and Grand Floridian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!