If you’ve been waiting to purchase some direct Disney Vacation Club points, it is about to get more expensive! Disney Vacation Club is celebrating the new year with more direct pricing increases for certain sold-out resorts!

On Thursday, January 20th, 2022, direct pricing at the following resorts will increase for both existing and new members to the following levels:

ResortPrevious Direct PriceNEW Direct PriceIncrease
Beach Club Villas$245$265+ $20
BoardWalk Villas$210$230+ $20
Hilton Head$140$155+ $15
Vero Beach$125$140+ $15
New Pricing Effective January 20th, 2022.

Sold-out resort pricing for all other Disney Vacation Club properties remains unchanged at this time.

For Hilton Head and Vero Beach, this marks the second direct price increase for these sold-out DVC Resorts in the past twelve months.

These increases come on the heels of previously announced price increases for both 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.

Price increases for both existing and sold-out Disney Vacation Club properties have become the norm for the first of the year. Most of these resorts also saw pricing increases in January 2020. Here’s a look at where we’ve been and where we’re headed:

Disney’s Riviera Resort$195$201$207
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas $193$201$207
Disney’s Beach Club Villas$235$245$265
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas$200$210$230
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort$135$140$155
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort$120$125$140
Historical Direct Price Increases

It is now becoming harder and harder to ignore the huge savings associated with purchasing a DVC resale contract. Many direct membership perks and purchasing motivators such as Moonlight Magic and the ability to buy Annual Passes remain discontinued at this time, lowering the appeal of a direct contract to members.

Here’s a look at the current difference between direct and average resale pricing, taking these new increases into consideration:

(Based on
Dec. ’21 Sales Data
(Disney Vacation Development)
Difference Per Point
(Direct – Resale)
Percentage Savings with Resale
Animal Kingdom$144$186$4223%
Aulani$129$207 (As of February 3rd)$7838%
Bay Lake Tower$172$245$7330%
Beach Club$163$265 (As of January 20th)$10238%
Boardwalk$149$230 (As of January 20th)$8135%
Boulder Ridge$125$190$6534%
Copper Creek$170$225$5524%
Grand Californian$287$310$237%
Grand Floridian$193$255$6224%
Hilton Head$94$155 (As of January 20th)$6139%
Old Key West$126$180$5430%
Riviera Resort$143$207 (As of February 3rd)$6431%
Saratoga Springs$136$180$4424%
Vero Beach$78$140 (As of January 20th)$6244%
*Direct price does not reflect any promotional discounts DVC may be offering. Click here to view resale restrictions. Numbers provided by DVC Resale Market.

Follow along on the DVC Fan Facebook Group for more discussion of these increases! Let us know in the comments: What do you think the motivation is for raising sold-out resort pricing at this time? Does this increase make you more likely to buy resale or direct?

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!

8 thoughts on “MORE Sold-Out Disney Vacation Club Resort Price Increases On The Way

  • I can’t believe people will pay $230/point for Boardwalk direct, rather than buy resale for $100/point less.
    Are people really still buying these older resorts direct at these premium prices ?

    • Yes, because they want the perks associated with direct or they want access to all resorts including future new builds which you do not get buying resale.

  • I purchased direct DVC from Disney at Riviera in Nov 2021. While purchasing I did ask about buying a portion of my points direct, because I wanted the perks and a portion resale. I was told that most likely I will not be able to combine my points at future resorts because I would not be able to use the resale points, I would only be able to use my direct purchase points at the future new resorts. Has any one heard of this or have more info?

    • We are thinking of going through this process. Was the buying process difficult?

      • It was not difficult at all! The cast member I worked with was amazing! She was patient with me and really answered all my questions. I did not feel pressured at all. I started talking to her in September and purchased in Nov and in between that time we emailed each other and spoke at least 5 times! As far as the purchase itself, it was easy because I was able to purchase all cash, I did not finance.

    • That is correct. The same if you buy 2 separate contracts at 2 different resorts, you can only book 11 months out from each respective resort (and if different use years/months 11 months from that specific month). Otherwise, Vero Beach/Hilton Head, for example, would constantly be snapped up as cheaper ppp, and there would be very low point sales of somewhere like BWV as people would just combine their points. Hope that makes sense!

  • Can anyone tell me, are there any downsides to buying resale?
    Thanks in advance.

    • The #1 rule to follow is buy the resort where you most want to stay, every year. For us that was boardwalk. The only downside is you won’t get the “DVC perks”. They used to have a complimentary park night at each park sometime during the year. But those have been cancelled since covid. Also you won’t get the 20% merchandise discount. Also you won’t able to use resale points for Disney Cruises, or Adventures by Disney. You won’t be able to use your points to stay in Tokyo, or Paris, but if you do the math this is not a good exchange of your points anyway. But you will save thousands of dollars on your timeshare purchase.

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