DVC annual dues chart; from 1991 to present


#1

When people ask me about DVC one of the top questions I get is always related to annual dues. Since all DVC resorts have different annual dues rates it can get confusing so when I found this chart I thought it was REALLY helpful. You can see every resort’s annual dues from the beginning & hopefully that will be helpful to anyone trying to decide whether to join or not, go re-sale, etc. I thought it was also pretty interesting to look at as a current member too:

Annual Dues amounts (in dollars) for all DVC resorts.

Cuurent MF’s

Year OKW BWV VB VB(sub) HH VWL BCV SSR AKV
2008 4.56 5.04 6.04 4.71 5.16 4.87 4.80 4.21 4.71

Past years MF’s

Year OKW BWV VB VB(sub) HH VWL BCV SSR AKV
2007 4.40 4.85 5.63 4.39 4.98 4.73 4.63 4.12 4.62
2006 4.24 4.69 5.27 4.12 4.34 4.61 4.48 3.98
2005 3.86 4.41 4.87 3.84 4.04 4.35 4.27 3.83
2004 3.68 4.25 4.67 3.67 3.86 4.22 4.18 3.80
2003 3.49 4.11 4.36 3.45 3.70 4.05 3.97
2002 3.22 3.92 4.17 3.33 3.48 3.80 3.77
2001 3.13 3.82 3.97 2.70 3.32 3.63
2000 3.16 3.94 4.08 2.87 3.25 3.62
1999 3.16 4.02 3.99 2.82 3.18
1998 3.17 3.94 2.76 3.20
1997 3.14 3.84 2.90 3.16
1996 2.99 3.70 2.82 3.16
1995 2.84
1994 2.70
1993 2.63
1992 2.56
1991 2.51


#2

What a great comparison chart! Thanks for sharing!!


#3

Thanks for posting this! Very helpful for my research into buying more points!


#4

What a great chart, thanks Wishy! :wub:


#5

Interesting that some of them actually went down in some years!


#6

As much as people “knock” SSR, they do seem to keep the rates lower there. It may be the simplicity of the construction, I am not sure.


#7

That has to be a big part of it.


#8

That was one of the big things our DVC sales rep talked about: the lower annual rates at SSR. I wonder if the AKV ones will go down once they get Kidani Villiage completed? You would think that the maintenance on a brand new building would not be that much, but maybe they are factoring in making some of the construction costs back through the fees.

Prezcatz Paul


#9

I do not know but I imaging that SSR is made from materials that are easier to maintain than AKV or VWL. I am not sure if that is why there is such a difference but it sounds like a good theory, huh?:laugh:


#10

[QUOTE=WishUponAStar;808111]When people ask me about DVC one of the top questions I get is always related to annual dues. Since all DVC resorts have different annual dues rates it can get confusing so when I found this chart I thought it was REALLY helpful. You can see every resort’s annual dues from the beginning & hopefully that will be helpful to anyone trying to decide whether to join or not, go re-sale, etc. I thought it was also pretty interesting to look at as a current member too:

Annual Dues amounts (in dollars) for all DVC resorts.

Cuurent MF’s

Year OKW BWV VB VB(sub) HH VWL BCV SSR AKV
2008 4.56 5.04 6.04 4.71 5.16 4.87 4.80 4.21 4.71

Past years MF’s

Year OKW BWV VB VB(sub) HH VWL BCV SSR AKV
2007 4.40 4.85 5.63 4.39 4.98 4.73 4.63 4.12 4.62
2006 4.24 4.69 5.27 4.12 4.34 4.61 4.48 3.98
2005 3.86 4.41 4.87 3.84 4.04 4.35 4.27 3.83
2004 3.68 4.25 4.67 3.67 3.86 4.22 4.18 3.80
2003 3.49 4.11 4.36 3.45 3.70 4.05 3.97
2002 3.22 3.92 4.17 3.33 3.48 3.80 3.77
2001 3.13 3.82 3.97 2.70 3.32 3.63
2000 3.16 3.94 4.08 2.87 3.25 3.62
1999 3.16 4.02 3.99 2.82 3.18
1998 3.17 3.94 2.76 3.20
1997 3.14 3.84 2.90 3.16
1996 2.99 3.70 2.82 3.16
1995 2.84
1994 2.70
1993 2.63
1992 2.56
1991 2.51[/QUOTE]

I’m fairly new here. I don’t understand all the anacronysms.


#11

It’s also interesting to see the average dues increases year to year.


Year  OKW   BWV    VB   VB/sub   HH   VWL   BCV   SSR   AKV   BLT
2009  3.7%  3.4%  6.1%   5.5%   3.8%  3.6%  4.2%  3.1%  3.3%  n/a
2008  3.7%  3.9%  7.3%   7.4%   3.7%  2.9%  3.6%  2.2%  2.0%
2007  3.8%  3.4%  6.8%   6.6%  14.7%  2.6%  3.3%  3.5%
2006  9.8%  6.3%  8.2%   7.3%   7.4%  6.0%  4.9%  3.9%
2005  4.9%  3.8%  4.3%   4.6%   4.7%  3.1%  2.2%  0.8%
2004  5.4%  3.4%  7.1%   6.4%   4.3%  4.2%  5.3%
2003  8.4%  4.8%  4.6%   3.6%   6.3%  6.6%  5.3%
2002  2.9%  2.6%  5.0%  23.3%   4.8%  4.7%
2001 -0.9% -3.0% -2.7%  -5.9%   2.2%  0.3%
2000  0.0% -2.0%  2.3%   1.8%   2.2%
1999 -0.3%  2.0%         2.2%  -0.6%
1998  1.0%  2.6%        -4.8%   1.3%
1997  5.0%  3.8%         2.8%   0.0%
1996  5.3%
1995  5.2%
1994  2.7%
1993  2.7%
1992  2.0%


#12

DVC Mike - Very interesting!

PooperScooper - They codes represent each DVC.

For example SSR = Saratoga Springs Resort.


#13

Thanks for the post. Very helpful!!


#14

Are these dollars per point in annual dues? For instance, what would 160 points at SSR be in 2008? Would the annual dues be $673.60 for 2008?


#15

YOU GOT IT! :happy:


#16

are the 2009 annual dues out yet?


#17

We’ve been to Disney so many times we certainly have considered the DVC, but everytime I crunch the numbers, I don’t see the where the savings is. If you have to pay $673 just in dues every year does it really work out that money is being saved? I’m sure I’m missing something here. Maybe someone can help.

It also seem hard to justify buying in right now when Disney is offering so many resort discounts. Do you get any credits for free stays when offers like the 4/3 deal are out? It seems to me that the DVC is really only a benefit if you only want to stay at Deluxe resorts and if you do not stay for more than a week or so a year.

Please help if I am way off here. I really would like to be a part of the program, I just need to justify it to the finances.


#18

[QUOTE=Mickey Mom;938976]We’ve been to Disney so many times we certainly have considered the DVC, but everytime I crunch the numbers, I don’t see the where the savings is. If you have to pay $673 just in dues every year does it really work out that money is being saved? I’m sure I’m missing something here. Maybe someone can help.

It also seem hard to justify buying in right now when Disney is offering so many resort discounts. Do you get any credits for free stays when offers like the 4/3 deal are out? It seems to me that the DVC is really only a benefit if you only want to stay at Deluxe resorts and if you do not stay for more than a week or so a year.

Please help if I am way off here. I really would like to be a part of the program, I just need to justify it to the finances.[/QUOTE]

Welp, I personally never looked at joining DVC as a way to make life cheaper. I only know that YES I do pay around $650./year on annual dues but I ALSO stay on average 9-12 nights a year at a deluxe Disney resort guaranteed. If I WASN’T a DVC member Daniel and I would only go MAYBE once a year & stay at Pop or at the Moderate resorts (which I dislike) like we did before becoming members.

It’s provides a DIFFERENT way to vacation in WDW/DL, allows you the freedom to go several times a year with LITTLE cash out of pocket (our 9 day June trip is LITERALLY only costing us about $1,800 cash) & there are a lot of other perks like $100 off annual passes (which I love), etc.

I’ve said this before & people can disagree with me 100% but it’s just MY feeling. DVC is a LUXURY. When golfers join a country club they aren’t doing it with the priority to save money on Greens fees, they’re doing it because it’s a lifestyle they love & want to be ‘part of the club.’ If people can afford the luxury it’s a FANTASTIC thing, if not they are probably better off taking advantage of all the great ‘deals’ out there & booking when they can afford it.

I personally have NEVER regretted joining DVC for one moment. I absolutely LOVE being able to call & say “Hey, I wanna go to WDW next month” & then only spending minimal cash on food & airfare. It’s WAY cheaper for us to take a DVC trip than when we do our full on ‘real’ vacations to other destinations in the world.

Cost & worth are two VERY different things.

Just feel it out, get all the info, & you’ll eventually know whether it’s right for your family or not. I don’t think there’s a ‘magic’ answer that fits everyone’s situation.


#19

That’s pretty much what I figured, just thought there may be more to it that I was missing. We are a large family (7) and we go to Disney once a year for 10-14nights. We usually stay at the moderate resorts and book two rooms. To provide that same vacation at a villa that will sleep 8, we would require 350-500 points and it would cost us approx $36-52K not including annual dues. Granted we would be staying at the deluxe resorts, but I don’t know if that is worth the cost to us.

Call me cheap (I prefer frugal) if I take my money and re-invest it, I could probably finance most of our regular trips off the investment and use the annual dues for spending money! Especially if Disney keeps offering the great deals they have been over the past few years.

None the less, I still dream of owning a little piece of Disney!:heart:

Thanks for the info.


#20

[QUOTE=Mickey Mom;939021]That’s pretty much what I figured, just thought there may be more to it that I was missing. We are a large family (7) and we go to Disney once a year for 10-14nights. We usually stay at the moderate resorts and book two rooms. To provide that same vacation at a villa that will sleep 8, we would require 350-500 points and it would cost us approx $36-52K not including annual dues. Granted we would be staying at the deluxe resorts, but I don’t know if that is worth the cost to us.

Call me cheap (I prefer frugal) if I take my money and re-invest it, I could probably finance most of our regular trips off the investment and use the annual dues for spending money! Especially if Disney keeps offering the great deals they have been over the past few years.

None the less, I still dream of owning a little piece of Disney!:heart:

Thanks for the info.[/QUOTE]

It’s true it’s not for everyone. Our anticipated break even point (financially) is about 8 years of ownership, so for us, just talking $$, it’s worth it. We have two contracts and also two sons, and I love knowing that they will each continue to enjoy wonderful vacations after we’re gone. For my son who loves Epcot, it’s BCV. For my son who loves MK (and thought that the castle was his when he was little) it’s BLT.