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Renting DVC points vs. Disney Resort

Submitted by Mike Saperstein
Published: April 22, 2014 at 9:03 AM

We're starting to plan a trip for early next year, and wanted to figure out where to stay.

In the past we have stayed at various Disney resort levels, like the All-Stars, Coronado Springs, or the Dolphin. We have enjoyed all of these.

We noticed that we can potentially rent DVC points and stay at Old Key West, Animal Kingdom, or Boadwalk Villas for rates that are not too far from most of these options.

Has anybody rented DVC points before ? What was your experience ? And how did you feel that staying at these DVC resorts compared with staying at the regular Disney resort hotels ?

All opinions appreciated, and thanks!

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From Anon Mouse on April 22, 2014 at 9:09 AM

I'm leaving in a week. I actually own a timeshare at another company and I traded my home resort points for a one week stay at DVC. There are many pluses to a timeshare resort. (1) More space. Typically one bedroom or larger, but smaller studio sized (like hotel rooms) are available. (2) Larger pool with slides. (3) More amenities. Many have free programs and recreation for timeshare owners.

If you're renting in the marketplace, you might find some deals if you rent directly from the owners. You'll pay a lot if the room is sold directly from Disney.

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