The DVC is a timeshare, but run Disney style. With this timeshare you can pick anytime and anywhere you want to take your vacation. Since you buy points, rather than weeks, you can even divide your points up to take several vacations a year. They don't even have to be vacations to Disney locations. Your Disney points are good towards Disney Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, and most RCI timeshare properties. You are also able to bank points you would like to save, or borrow from a different year if you are planning an extra long vacation. The DVC has a costly buy in, but after doing the math, we will have spent the equivalent in about 6 ½ vacations. Last year we stayed at the Beach Club Resort. A one night cash stay in a one bedroom villa runs about $670 per night! If we were not DVC members, our week stay would cost us $4690 for just the room. We didn't even spend that much on our last two trips to Disney put together (and that's including airfare!) Instead, we spent 211 points for the week. Last year our annual dues were $650. That means that we stayed at this fabulous resort for one week for $20 less than a single night. It doesn’t get better than that!
As a DVC member, you also receive great discounts good for Disney dining, shopping, shows, and all night parties (including Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party). If you love Disney and are interested in the DVC go to http://dvc.disney.go.com/dvc/index or feel free to email me any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org . I can refer you to a great sales rep who never calls or bothers you at home (unless of course you ask her to). As they say in Disney World, Have a Magical Day!