Has anyone joined the Disney Vacation Club?

We are thinking about joining when hubby gets back from Iraq. I am looking for some opinions on whether they think it is worth it or not. I am not big on TimeShares, but these Disney Resorts seem amazing.
www.disneyvacationclub.com/family

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 8:08 PM on Nov. 13, 2008 in Travel

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  • I don't belong to the Disney Vac. Club, but I do belong to a vacation club. I checked into the "minimum" to buy into Disney and it is $15,000, so you know. As far as timeshares and vacation clubs go, I love mine! I am constantly thinking about where I would like to go next, etc. We are taking a long weekend in Orlando in Jan. and March, then we are going to the FL Keys for a week in June. Ours has resorts all over, but we love FL. Research so that you know what you are really getting. Salespeople (for any timeshare or vacation club) tend to leave things out that may be important to you, then the reality is that you either don't have what you thought you were getting or you don't know how to use what you have. There are many places where you can go to learn about timeshares, one of them is at timeshare forums on yahoo groups.
    slw123

    Answer by slw123 at 12:36 PM on Nov. 14, 2008

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  • Awesome, thanks... Yea, I got the DVD for Disney and it is $16,000... We have been to Fairfield Resorts in Nashville. My only thing with those are they don't take pets. The Disney resorts don't either, but 4 of their resorts have a Disney Pet Hotel nearby that we could take them to.. We just want to do something that MAKES us go on a vaction with the kids and NOT to see family in other states... THanks again for all your helpful info!
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:14 AM on Nov. 16, 2008

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  • Hi!

    I am an owner of timeshare points. I like it and can use them for a few days or a week vs. always going for a week and waiting for availability. What I love more than anyhting I have looked at is the vacation club I joined. Check it out at www.mjk.worldventuresdreamtrips.com. These trips are priced at below sholesale for members....cruises, all inclusives, tours etc. all over the world! If you love it and share it with people you know, you can have the membership for FREE and even travel for FREE! Contact me if you would like at mjkdeajk@aol.com. I'm Mary Jo
    dzinz4u

    Answer by dzinz4u at 8:01 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

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  • I have been thinking about buying the disney timeshare as well and what I have seen some people doing is actually selling the points they don't use online and on ebay.
    PRAmy222

    Answer by PRAmy222 at 2:17 PM on Feb. 3, 2009

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  • Actually, check out DISBoards.com. They have thousands of DVC members. Also, look into purchasing a DVC resale which would save you at least 60% on your purchase. Purchase smaller contracts if possible. Meaning buy into 2 resorts and really look at getting the older resorts that expire in 2042, etc. This will save you close to 75% on the purchase as well. Don't assume you have to buy new. You get the same perks as those that did. Now is a great time because so many people have their DVC up for resale. If you have any questions, send me a message. I love all things Disney.
    soulfulhelp

    Answer by soulfulhelp at 1:06 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

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