I’ve been a DVC member since 2000. Joining DVC is one of the best decisions we ever made. I would highly recommend that you take the DVC tour next time you are in Disney, and they explain the program. They do NOT do a “hard sell”. They just give you the information. Sometimes I hear you get some kind of perk for just going on the tour (like fastpasses, or a Disney Gift card). So it is well worth your time. You also get to tour the rooms to see what you can get. We fell in love immediatly.
I know there is a thread on here that explains how DVC works. I will try to locate it and post it here.
For us, the biggest pros:
We get to stay in Deluxe resorts for a fraction of the cost. We would never be able to stay at Bay Lake Towers or the Boardwalk, etc if we had to pay $300/night for a studio, or $700/night for a suite. Our membership lasts until 2042, and we’ve already gotten more than 3 times the value from what we paid (if you add up all the vacations we have taken so far). And we still have 32 more years - it feels like we will be vacationing for FREE!
Discounts on annaul passes and other events.
Discounts on meals and merchandise.
If you get a 1 or 2 bedroom suite, you have a washer and dryer in your room, along with a full kitchen and refigerator.
The only con I have:
you don’t get mousekeeping every day (unless you pay extra). Depending on the length of stay, the mousekeepers come every 3 or so days. You don’t get new towels every day. You can pay extra for that though…and we often do.
This is just the tip of the iceberg…there are really so many benifits to DVC - we LOVE it! I’m always available if you have any questions.