Disney Vacation Club
Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is a vacation timeshare division owned and operated by Disney Vacation Development, Inc., a subsidiary of Disney Parks and Resorts, a unit of the The Walt Disney Company. It allows buying real estate interest in a DVC resort. Disney Vacation Club's Senior Vice President is Ken Potrock.
To be a DVC member, one must purchase a one-time real estate interest in one of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts, and thereafter pay annual dues. All ownerships are sold as either a ground lease or a term-for-years.
Disneyland Resort (Anaheim, CA)
- The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Walt Disney World Resort (Lake Buena Vista, FL)
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
- Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas
- Disney's Beach Club Villas
- Disney's BoardWalk Villas
- Disney's Old Key West Resort, originally named the Disney Vacation Club Resort
- Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- The Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
- The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort (Hilton Head Island, South Carolina)
- Disney's Vero Beach Resort (Vero Beach, Florida)
- Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa (Ko Olina, Hawaii)
DVC at other Disney resorts
In the early-2000s, members could use accommodations at the Disneyland Resort in California and the Disneyland Resort Paris. In 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort was added. In 2006, Tokyo Disney Resort was added. In May 2005, Disney Vacation Club began advertising and selling at Disneyland Resort in California. In September 2009, Disney Vacation Club added The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
A project in Newport Coast, California began March 1994. In August 1995, an issue of Wired magazine reported that Disney Vacation Club was considering a site at Times Square in New York City, part of the 42nd Street Project near the New Amsterdam Theater and ABC Studios. Neither the Beaver Creek nor the Times Square project ever came to fruition.
In February 1997, Disney announced that they were canceling the plans for Newport Coast resort and 11 months later, Marriott announced a project on Disney's former site which was expected to open in June 2000.
On July 23, 2001, Disney issued a press release announcing the construction of an unnamed Vacation Club resort at Walt Disney World's Eagle Pines golf course. The architectural style was going to be a tribute to early-20th Century Florida resort style, with its Moorish and Spanish influences. Opening was scheduled for 2004 and 2005, but the post-September 11 vacation slump derailed the plans for this resort. Disney instead opted to use the infrastructure at the foundering Disney Institute to serve as the hub for the resort that became Saratoga Springs.
In early 2011, it was reported that Disney had purchased land near National Harbor, MD (20 minutes from Washington, DC) and thus could possibly build a resort similar to the three currently located outside of a Disney Theme Park property. However, in late November 2011, Disney announced that it had canceled plans to build a 500-room resort hotel at National Harbor.
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