Disney Vacation Club Annual Dues Have Increased For 2019

Just like many prices around the park, the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) has not been immune to a price increase. It’s being reported that dues have increased for 2019.

One example is for a DVC member with Animal Kingdom Kidani Village as their home resort. Last year, dues were $1,078.70. This year, they are $1,172.55. This adds up to about $8.48 more a month, or $101.77 more a year.

Some of the notable increases include an 11% increase for Vero Beach, a 10.98% increase for Hilton Head, and a 9.5% increase for BoardWalk Villas. Some were not quite that high however, with Aulani and the Grand Floridian increasing just over 4%.

It’s assumed that the main reason for the increase is due to the higher hourly wage that cast members are now being paid, as the DVC Annual meeting discussed how two-thirds of dues typically go to operating costs such as staffing the front desk and housekeeping. This hourly wage is competitive with others in the industry in the area. Another reason for the increase is increased standards in housekeeping.

The other third of the dues goes towards taxes and reserves and it is important to note that each resort has an independent budget.

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  1. Yea, NO surprise here. These costs have been going up more and more each year!
    Sure, blame the hourly people. It has nothing at all to do with the top brass raises! (yea,right!) Right, Iger???

  2. What I find odd is the hourly wage can’t be a huge deal since we only get housekeeping two days, one on the fourth day and checkout. Other then that we have to pay for everything we get from housekeeping. And front desk, I can see half as half should be paid for by other paying guests so that should be divided in half.

    1. Disney, in 2018, instituted a new rule of housekeeping entering all rooms daily for trash and inspection as a result of the Vegas shooting. Before they only came after 4 days for those with long reservations. Funny how we pay a price for their decisions. They say it’s to keep guests safe but it’s more of an inconvenience than anything.

  3. Happy to pay a little extra per year if it goes into the pockets of the hardworking, front line employees who make the magic happen!

  4. Hello, I am a cast member as well as a DVC owner and I am a bit upset. Our minimum wage was less then McDonald’s and many other chains here at Orlando. Those who made the money where those at the top and the wage probably could have been obsorbed by less money at the top, but that is not going to happen. This means my pay raise is paying my dues. I am a seasonal cast member and no matter how many years (20 years) I only get minimum wage….. I love Disney that is one of the many reasons I work as a seasonal cast member.

  5. What happens to the money they receive from non DVC members who stay at the resorts we pay for

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