Thursday, July 7, 2011

It's Official: We're on a wait list....

We have been discussing purchasing additional points with the Disney Vacation Club. We have a larger family and could use additional points to book our vacation trips to WDW, cruises on The Disney Cruise Line, trips to Hilton Head, and planning ahead to go to Aulani.

I had been looking on the re-sale market to purchase additional points. This is complicated when you are purchasing an add-on, as you have a "use year" to consider as well as the expiration date of the points. Disney's Old Key West points expire in 2042. We purchased a fifteen year extension so our OKW points expire in 2057. It is desirable to have all points on the same use year and expiration date. One other complication recently arose as Disney has created 2 classes of points: Those bought from Disney and those bought on the re-sale market. Re-sale points do not have access to everything like the Disney Cruise Line or staying at one of the Disney Resorts outside of DVC resorts that points bought directly from Disney have.

I called last week and talked to my vacation guide, Nancy Barbee, to discuss what is available. DVC is currently selling Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort and Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawai'i. While both of these are wonderful resorts, I have always liked having all our points at one resort. We have already purchased two add-ons to our original purchase, both at OKW.

In talking to Nancy, I found out they also have points for sale at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. What I finally did was put my name on a wait list to purchase additional points at our home resort, Disney's Old Key West Resort. I'm not sure how long it takes to work your way through the wait list as Disney exercises their "Right of First Refusal" to buy back points from members who have put them up for sale so DVC can re-sale them. I will keep you posted on how the process goes.

If you have any questions about the Disney Vacation Club, or purchasing a membership, I'll be glad to help or put you in touch with my vacation advisior, Nancy Barbee.

--Disney Dad


  1. YAAAY! I hope you get those points soon! I'm still researching and just gave another "sales pitch" to my husband last night. I think we're getting closer and we've narrowed it down quite a bit as to which resort and how many points we'd purchase. Thank you so much for all the info! :)

  2. Thanks Corby! We're excited about adding additional time with DVC.

    --Disney Dad

  3. Do you have a post or can you direct me to a concise post about what DVC is? I'm confused about (for example) picking a home resort and how to use points at places other than the home resort. As long time WDW passholders, my husband and I are considering DVC. Thanks in advance :)

  4. Erin,
    I have written several posts on DVC. You may find them under the Disney Vacation Club tab as well as a link to the official DVC website. If you have any questions you may post them here or email me at



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