Disney Vacation Club Rentals

disney-vacation-club-logoI have heard time and time again how darn expensive it is to stay at Walt Disney World, and you know what? One great way to save some money on your vacation is to find a Disney Vacation Club rentals program.

Where can I find Disney Vacation Club Rentals?

There are quite a few programs that will rent you Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points. In our opinion David’s Vacation Club Rentals website is the best place, by far, to to rent them. DVC points are used to book lodging at deluxe Disney owned resorts.

How does it work?

Basically the site acts as a middle man, securing points to book your stay. DVC members who will not be able to use their points contact the service and sell their usage rights to them. Then when you contact the site they pair you with points to suit your wants and needs.

This service will save you hundreds of dollars by booking through it instead of directly through Disney.

How far in advance should I book my vacation?

This really depends on where you want to stay. Some resorts are more desired by guests and therefor book sell out faster. Generally speaking, the earlier the better. For many of them you will want to book as far as 11 in advance.

Here is a list of the most desired rooms. If you want any of them it is wise to request them 11 months from the date you want to check in.

Animal Kingdom Villas

  • Concierge Level Studio
  • Concierge Level 1 Bedroom
  • Concierge Level 2 Bedroom
  • Value Studio
  • Value 1 Bedroom
  • Value 2 Bedroom

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Standard View Studio
  • Standard View 1 Bedroom
  • Standard View 2 Bedroom
  • Theme Park View Studio
  • Theme Park View 2 Bedroom

Boardwalk Villas

  • Standard View Studio
  • Standard View 1 Bedroom
  • Standard View 2 Bedroom
  • Boardwalk View Studio
  • Boardwalk View 1 Bedroom
  • Boardwalk View 2 Bedroom
  • Grand Villa

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

  • Standard View Studio
  • Standard View 1 Bedroom
  • Standard View 2 Bedroom

Aulani Villas in Hawaii

  • Standard View Grand Villa

The rest of the rooms can be booked later. The site goes into more detail on how far in advance you should request certain room types. It’s fairly detailed and ranges from 11 months to 3 – 6 months in advance.

How do I book my vacation?

  1. Go to David’s Vacation Club Rentals.
  2. Click on the Reservations Form button.
  3. Read through the first page of the form carefully. They go over in great detail what the process is. In a nutshell you will pay a $98 partial payment. This is not a fee and is refunded to you if the service cannot secure you a reservation. Once you have read through all of the details on that page and understand the process, proceed to step 4.
  4. Click the big blue button at the bottom of the Reservation Form Details page.disney-vacation-club-rentals-form2
  5. Here is where it really starts to get fun. Select the dates you want to schedule your vacation. Remember what I mentioned above. The farther in advance you can request your reservation, the more likely it will be that they can secure it for you.disney-vacation-club-rentals-form3
  6. Select your first choice for your room. You will have an opportunity to select a second, third and fourth choice in a minute. My first choice is a studio with a theme park view. You can see that it tells me how much this room will cost. You can play with this depending on your budgetary needs.disney-vacation-club-rentals-form4
  7. Next you can optionally select your alternate choices. Remember, that these will be booked in in the order that you select them if your previous selection is not available. Put a check in the “I understand, please allow me to choose” check box.
  8. Select your alternate choices. Their price will be displayed for you.
  9. Click the Next Step button and fill in your personal details on the Personal Info page. Please don’t forget to tell them you found them through wdwmagicalmemories.com.
  10. Click the Next Step button and fill in your details on the Guest Info page. Here, information is filled out about each guest. They need this information because a “Magic Band” will be mailed to you for each guest. A magic band is an RFID that you wear on your wrist. You will eventually link your park passes to it as well as other goodies such as Photopass*.
  11. Click the Next Step button to get to the summary page. Carefully review all of your information.
  12. Once you are satisfied with your details click the Next Step button. Here you will pay your $98 partial payment.

Once you have completed all the steps above the good people at David’s Vacation Club Rentals will begin securing your reservation. Once your reservation has been secured you will get a confirmation email with a confirmation code.

You can confirm your reservation through Disney at this point. Here is where you can do that. When asked how you booked your reservation on that page, select “Using a Disney Vacation Club membership”.

Details on how to complete your payment will be emailed to you.

A completed invoice, including rental agreement will also be emailed to you. Your payment in full is your acceptance of the rental agreement.

*A quick not on Photopass and RFIDs: Probably the coolest thing about the Magic Bands coupled with Photopass is that not only can you have your picture taken by Photopass photographers throughout the park, but your picture is taken for you on attractions (rides) and automatically linked to your Photopass account as long as you are wearing your Magic Band.

Are there extra fees?

Nope. That’s it. You just pay for the lodging. Keep in mind that you still do need to purchase your park passes. The rental program only covers lodging.

Disney Vacation Club Rentals

This is a great way to keep costs down for a trip to Walt Disney World. I hope this helps you plan your vacation where dreams come true.

As always, if you have any questions on this process ask them in the comments below. If you have used David’s Vacation Club Rentals in the past, please let us know how it went for you.

8 Replies to “Disney Vacation Club Rentals”

  1. I know I should not admit this, but I have never taken my kids to Disney. The planning the trip and what to eat and what to see all just was too overwhelming. I never knew they had a Disney Vacation Club Rentals either. I am really behind the times.Thank you for breaking down a task that has quite frankly scared me to do on my own. I guess the only thing left for me to do is plan my trip and take my twins to Disney World.

    1. Your kids will love you for it, Kristie. 🙂 The planning can be daunting, but I find it fun. We do spend a lot of time planning our trips but you really don’t have to go into as much detail as we do. I do think it’s important to have a bit of a plan though. You can check out my guide on when I think the best time to go is here.

      Good luck. I think you’ll love it.

  2. Hi,
    great info here and what I really like step-by-step instruction for booking with images… And I never thought about renting Disney Vacation Club points. It’s really something for a man to consider 🙂

  3. I am a bad parent. My kids are grown and we have never taken them to the Disney parks. My youngest wen with a band trip my middle boy doesn’t like any theme park rides so we were always thinking that there wouldn’t be anything fun for him to do and the family would always be split up.

    I think I would like to take grand kids to the park, so I will keep this in mind.

    Thank you for the step by step review and instructions to DVC rentals. They sound great.

    1. Hey Debra, thanks for stopping by. You should know that there are more then just rides at Disney World, though. There is a metric ton of stuff to do without ever touching a ride. The shows are all great and there are some really fantastic educational things to do at Epcot.

      Having said that, I can’t wait until my kids are having my grandchildren so that I can take them!

  4. Oh my gosh, thank you so much for sharing Disney Vacation Club Rentals! I would love to take my kids to Disney World but it has just been completely unaffordable.
    I think this is a way we might get to take them while they are still young. I am so excited.

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