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2024 Dues and new DVC welcome center opening at DCA

In this week's episode, Peter, Shannon, and Sue discuss the release of the 2024 dues, changes to how Disney Collection bookings in Disneyland Resort, a Disneyland Hotel DVC member event, and a new DVC welcome center in Disney California Adventure. N128

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2024 Proposed Maintenace Fees released

On November 6th, Disney Vacation Club released the dues adjustments for 2024. A few highlights are as follows:

The lowest percentage increases were at Boardwalk with a 1.64% increase, followed by Boulder Ridge/Copper Creek at 1.97% and 2.19% respectively. Old Key West had the highest percentage increase at 6.25%.

The resorts outside of Walt Disney World saw generally larger increases, with the new Villas at Disneyland Hotel increasing 5.19%, and Aulani and Vero Beach seeing the steepest increases. 

The lowest dues in the DVC system remain the Grand Floridian followed by Bay Lake Tower at $7.57 and $7.59 respectively. However, note that buying a resort solely for low maintenance fees isn’t necessarily a good strategy. Eight years ago, Old Key West was 4th lowest on Walt Disney World property, but after eight straight years of 5+% increases, the resort is now the highest at Walt Disney World at $9.89 per point.

The two resorts with the highest dues by far remain Hilton Head and Vero Beach, at $11.31 and $13.86 (non-subsidized). The low buy-in for these resorts is offset by much more expensive annual dues. 

The historical information for the various resorts can be found at DVChelp.com under the FAQ “maintenance fees/dues” linked below.

Resort2023 Dues2024 DuesIncrease
Animal Kingdom Villas$8.8099$9.0820+3.09%
Aulani $9.1424$9.7620+6.77%
Aulani Subsidized$6.8727$7.3385+6.77%
Bay Lake Tower$7.4255$7.5902+2.23%
Beach Club Villas$8.1655$8.6256+5.63%
BoardWalk Villas$8.5309$8.6711+1.64%
Boulder Ridge$8.5110$8.6790+1.97%
Copper Creek Villas$7.9203$8.0938+2.19%
Disneyland Hotel$9.0600$9.5307+5.19%
Grand Californian$8.0409$8.5544+6.38%
Grand Floridian$7.3332$7.5740+3.28%
Hilton Head$10.7305$11.3140+5.43%
Old Key West$9.3570$9.8666+6.25%
Saratoga Springs$7.8622$8.1388+3.52%
Vero Beach$12.8503$13.8628+7.88%
Vero Beach Subsidized$10.1298$10.8906+7.51%

Source: DVCnews

Historical Dues: DVCHelp

Standard Disney Collection rules apply for non-DVC Disneyland stays

Disney Vacation Club announced a minor change to the Disney Collection. For most stays using points to stay at non-DVC Disney resorts, known by DVC as the “Disney Collection”, there is normally a $95 transfer fee, and a Rule that states that members cannot make a reservation AND complete the stay within the last 4 months of their Use Year. (Members can complete the stay within the last 4 months, but need to book before that.)

Previously, these two requirements were waived for the three Disneyland Resort hotels. However, the fee and restriction have been put in place at Disneyland resort hotels, likely due to the opening of the Villas at the Disneyland Hotel. 

Source: DVCNews

Holiday DVC event planned for Disneyland

A new holiday event is planned for Disney Vacation Club members at the Disneyland Resort. On November 29 and December 5, 2023, qualifying members can visit the Sleeping Beauty Pavilion on the second floor of the Disneyland Hotel for a unique gathering. Disney characters will be present for photos, and members can collect a special treat for attending. 

Hours are 2:00 to 4:00pm Pacific time on both dates. Advance registration is not required. However the line may close early if capacity limits have been reached.

Source: Disney Vacation Club website, DVCNews

New DVC “Welcome Center” to open in Disneyland

Disneyland Resort announced the Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar in Disney California Adventure will become a Disney Vacation Club Welcome Home Center.

More information will be announced at a later date. Blue Sky Cellar first opened in the park’s Pacific Wharf area (now San Fransokyo Square) in 2008 as a replacement for Seasons of the Vine. On and off for the next several years, Blue Sky Cellar would feature exhibits about upcoming lands and attractions. Blue Sky Cellar has not been used since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

Source: WDWNT

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