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Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is a vacation timeshare owned by The Walt Disney Company. It allows buying real estate interest in a DVC resort. Disney Vacation Club's President is Jim Lewis.

To be a DVC member (a guest, in Disney parlance), one must purchase a one-time real estate interest in one of the Disney Resorts, and thereafter pay annual dues. The memberships have an expiration date of 50 years after the initial offering of the property.


Resort locations

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. Since there were no Disney Vacation Club-specific resorts in California, the sales centers sell real estate interests in Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas.

In Summer 2006, a model of the Saratoga Springs units was built adjacent to the Disneyland Hotel. On September 18, 2007, the Disneyland Resort announced plans to expand Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, increasing accommodations by 30 percent, part of which will become the first DVC property in Anaheim. The 2.5-acre (10,000 m2) expansion on the hotel's south side will add 50 two-bedroom vacation villas.

Cancelled projects

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[1] 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 Development

In October 2007, Disney announced plans to build a 800-room Disney Vacation Club Resort in Hawaii expected to open in 2011[2]. The name for the resort, Aulani, was announced in January 2010[3]. Located approximately 25 miles (40 km) west of Honolulu at the Ko Olina Resort & Marina, Aulani will become the third Disney Vacation Club resort located outside of Disney Theme Park property, after Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort and Disney's Vero Beach Resort.


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