We have looked at buying into DVC several times over the past 10 years, but never pulled the trigger. We have gone on a number of tours and heard the pitches. On this past trip, we met with the DVC rep at the resort. We never wanted to get “locked in” to vacationing at WDW, and yet, we return year after year, and stay in DVC resorts because we like a separate bedroom and kitchen. (Although,we typically book under some sort of discount). We should have done this when our kids were younger, so I’m not sure if it’s wise at this point.
I am overwhelmed when I look at all of the threads in this category. Is there one comprehensive thread or link that can lead me through the analysis? I am pretty aware of all of the positives, what I want to hear about are the negatives, the pitfalls, and what I need to be wary of. (I am a worst-case scenario person.) My DS (22), who thinks like me, asked “And what if Disney goes defunct in 10 years or decides to sell the theme parks?” So, that is kind of who we are. Very risk-averse.
I also would like to know…what is different about buying DVC points for the Riviera? I’ve seen a few posts that discuss that something has changed with this resort coming on board, but Idk what that is? The rep insinuated that it’s only different if you buy resale rather than direct, but I still don’t understand why the Riviera is different? There is a pretty attractive discount still going on right now for this resort.
I would appreciate any advice from you seasoned DVC owners. Also, would you still buy today if your kids were grown? Thanks!