Cheapest Disney Resort: The Best Disney Resorts For Value 2024

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Planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation for 2024? Then be sure to plan your budget, too. Because from park tickets to park food to souvenirs, a Disney vacation can be expensive. However, your choice of lodging doesn’t have to be. As ARDA’s recommended reseller, Timeshares Only has the inside scoop on the cheapest Disney resort resales and rentals in Orlando. In this blog, you’ll learn who has the lowest prices per point, the lowest rental rates, as well as the cheapest maintenance fees. Additionally, we’ll show you the cheapest DVC timeshare resorts outside of Orlando, as well as which Disney hotels boast the lowest rates. Want to explore rental and resale options today? Stay tuned till the end for access to our extensive resale marketplace!

Disney Vacation Club: What Are The Cheapest Disney Resort Ownership Options for 2024?

Disney Vacation Club is certainly known for its quality. But that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to become a DVC member. In the first place, DVC point prices range quite a bit from resort to resort. Additionally, with a timeshare resale, you can save thousands more on your ownership. Here’s a breakdown of the cheapest Disney Vacation Club resorts in Orlando for 2024, including the retail price per point, average resale price, as well as what makes each resort magical.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Price Per Point (Retail): $205 / Average Price Per Point (Resale): $93.77

Disney’s Old Key West Resort is the original DVC resort. Leave the stresses of the modern world behind as you immerse yourself in early-20th-century Key West theming complete with swaying palms, sparkling waterways, and immaculately manicured golf courses. Meanwhile, you’ll be just nine minutes from the Magic Kingdom. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, exercise facilities, as well as casual on-site dining. Choose from one-to-three-bedroom residential-style villas, all of which come appointed with full-size kitchens, plush king beds, whirlpool tubs in the master bath, queen pullout sofas, in-unit washers and dryers, and private porches or balconies.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

Price Per Point (Retail): $205 / Average Price Per Point (Resale): $97.86

Nestled between rolling golf course fairways and picturesque Village Lake, this charming Disney property offers Victorian-style elegance just 12 minutes from Walt Disney World. Enjoy a range of fun and relaxing amenities, such as an outdoor pool with a water slide, a full-service spa, sports courts, on-site restaurants, bars, and more. Accommodations at Saratoga Springs include one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas with Victorian-inspired furniture, king master suites, whirlpool tubs, queen sleeper sofas, and fully equipped kitchens.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas

Price Per Point (Retail): $210 / Average Price Per Point (Resale): $106.89

Located 12 minutes from the Magic Kingdom gates and just seven minutes from Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas transports you to the African savannah with live game animals roaming the grounds, wildlife views from your room, authentic African art, and safari styling in the common areas as well as the units. Choose from two great phases, Jambo House and Kidani Village, both of which come with access to the full range of resort amenities, such as a zero-depth entry pool, four restaurants, a fitness center, and a massage parlor. Accommodations include studio, one-, and two-bedroom units, as well as ultra-luxe grand villas with ground-level views of the savannah.

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Price Per Point (Retail): $215 / Average Price Per Point (Resale): $98.96

Boulder Ridge Villas embodies the spirit of the Rockies with wildlife motifs as well as Native American art and detailing, blending the majesty of nature with the comforts of home. Choose from a studio suite with a queen bed, double sleeper sofa, and kitchenette or one-to-two-bedroom villas with king master suites, whirlpool tubs, queen pullout sofas, and full kitchens. Boulder Ridge Villas is located at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, just ten minutes from Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Enjoy a range of amenities such as two pools, a health club, hiking trails, and even a geyser.

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Price Per Point (Retail): $217 / Average Price Per Point (Resale): $127.36

Featuring classic Mediterranean architecture, lush landscaping, and a quiet waterfront setting, Disney’s Riviera Resort offers a tranquil Mediterranean retreat just nine minutes from the Magic Kingdom. Enjoy unparalleled convenience to all four Disney theme parks with the Disney Skyliner gondola. Or, stay on site and enjoy a range of amenities such as two pool areas, multiple dining options, a fitness center, and more. Disney’s Riviera Resort boasts a wide range of accommodations suited to travel groups of all sizes. Choose from a tower studio with a pull-down queen bed, a deluxe studio with a queen bed and kitchenette, as well as one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas with private bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, in-unit washers and dryers, and private patios or balconies.

Cheapest Disney Resorts Outside of Orlando

Orlando isn’t the only place you’ll find cheap DVC resorts. With these affordable Disney resorts outside Orlando, you can experience the magic of Disney in a variety of vacation destinations, such as Vero Beach, Hilton Head, and Oahu.

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

Price Per Point (Retail): $165 / Average Price Per Point (Resale): $64.65

Sheltered by a canopy of live oak and nestled right on the waterfront, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort offers a quiet oasis just minutes from everything Hilton Head has to offer. Explore Hilton Head’s numerous nature trails, golf courses, and other outdoor recreation opportunities. Or, hang back at the resort and enjoy a plethora of top-notch amenities, such as beach access, a themed pool, a snack bar, and an arcade. Hilton Head Island Resort boasts studio suites and cottage-style villas ranging from one to three bedrooms. You’ll feel right at home with plush queen and king beds, pullout sleeper sofas, well-equipped kitchenettes or full kitchens, and free internet access.

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Price Per Point (Retail): $150 / Average Price Per Point (Resale): $69.54

Located in the seaside town of Vero Beach, Florida, this oceanfront resort features turn-of-the-century Florida styling, direct beach access, two on-site restaurants, an outdoor pool with a water slide, a pool bar, a grill, a pirate-themed mini golf course, and more. Enjoy quick and easy access to the best attractions in Vero Beach, such as McKee Jungle Gardens and Ocean Drive. Accommodations at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort range from studio suites to one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas. Units feature optional ocean views, partial or full kitchens, plush queen and king beds, patios or balconies, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

Price Per Point (Retail): $217 / Average Price Per Point (Resale): $98.06

At Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, the Aloha Spirit meets the magic of Disney. Located in Kapolei on the island of Oahu, Aulani boasts convenience to some of the island’s top attractions, such as world-class beaches, Pearl Harbor, the Dole Plantation, and the Ko Olina Resort and Marina, where you’ll find an abundance of shopping and dining opportunities. On-site, you’ll find a variety of top-notch amenities, such as multiple swimming pools, a full-service spa, movie nights, kids’ activities, bars, restaurants, and character experiences. Accommodations range from studio suites to three-bedroom villas. All units feature private porches or balconies, rainfall showers, as well as state-of-the-art entertainment centers. Larger units also come with fully equipped kitchens, elegant dining areas, in-unit washers and dryers, and whirlpool tubs.

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DVC: Cheapest Disney World Resort Rentals 2024

Don’t want to commit to a Disney Vacation Club membership? Renting DVC points is another great way to save money on your stay. DVC offers rental points in three pricing tiers: Advantage, Regular, and Premium. Here’s a quick rundown:

Advantage DVC Rentals (Book Year Round): $20

Regular DVC Rentals (Book Year Round): $23

Premium DVC Rentals (Secure 7-11 Months in Advance) $25

*You can secure Premium DVC Rentals at Regular DVC Rental rates by booking 0-7 months in advance

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Cheapest DVC Resort Maintenance Fees

The initial price per point isn’t the only thing you have to consider when looking for the cheapest Disney resort. Another thing to keep in mind is that, as a timeshare owner, you must also pay annual maintenance fees. Annual maintenance fees, also called annual dues, cover things like resort maintenance, amenity upgrades, staff wages, and emergencies like natural disasters. In a similar fashion to the initial price of the timeshare, maintenance fees are charged on a per-point basis and vary from resort to resort. They also go up over time. Maintenance fees can offset the initial cost of a timeshare by quite a bit. Thus, it’s important to factor them in when making your decision. Here are the cheapest Disney resorts ranked by maintenance fees in 2024:

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa (Subsidized): $7.33

Aulani offers the cheapest maintenance fees of any DVC resort. However, there is a catch. When Aulani opened in 2011, an accounting error caused the first buyers to overpay for their timeshares. In order to compensate for the error, Disney offered these buyers a subsidy in the form of lower maintenance fees for the life of their contracts. These subsidized contracts can still be found on the resale market. Due to their limited nature, however, they are rare, and often sell before they even hit the market.

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa: $7.57

The Grand Floridian is DVC’s flagship resort. Featuring grand Victorian styling, a wealth of amenities, ultra-luxurious accommodations, and proximity to Disney theme parks, it’s easy to see why this resort is among DVC’s most expensive. However, with some of the cheapest maintenance fees of any DVC resort, your long-term savings could make up for the initial cost.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort: $7.59

At just minutes from the park, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort offers unbeatable convenience to the Magic Kingdom via a monorail that runs right through the resort. Views of Disney’s nightly fireworks display, a picturesque lakeside setting, as well as exclusive access to the Contemporary Resort’s many world-class amenities make Bay Lake Tower one of DVC’s more expensive offerings. But like the Grand Floridian, Bay Lake Tower’s low maintenance fees make an enticing counterbalance to the price per point.

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