Starting with the Villas on the Grand Floridian, mounted weeks have been included as an possibility, together with factors, when buying a Disney Trip Membership membership. Though mounted weeks have been the extra conventional method of buying a timeshare, it’s comparatively new and infrequently misunderstood amongst each members and the Disney gross sales guides. Let’s assessment how mounted weeks work with DVC and what inquiries to ask when buying.
A “mounted week” is simply that, per week that’s bought to be used yearly, though the precise dates could change per calendar yr. Whereas different timeshares have a Fri-Fri, Sat-Sat, or Solar-Solar check-in/check-out weeks, Disney solely gives a Sunday by way of Sunday week for buy.
Mounted weeks are priced in a different way than the standard factors chart. There are further factors which are included in mounted weeks. Let’s use Copper Creek studio, December week 49 for example. Utilizing the factors chart for 2020, per week in a studio is 107 factors. When buying this week as a “mounted week” possibility, the acquisition is for 118 factors. Sure, that is greater than the 107 factors wanted. Why is the acquisition value, 118 factors? As was defined to me by my gross sales information, it’s a built-in buffer ought to the factors charts change sooner or later. Sounds good, proper? Effectively, in the long term this might be an excellent deal. Sure, you’re paying for the additional factors now, however, ought to the factors chart be much more than the 118 factors for that week sooner or later, as an proprietor, you’ll by no means be charged additional in your week keep. Over the lifetime of 50 years, these 11 additional factors might be a cut price!!
You’ll be able to convert your mounted week into factors, and use for factors reservations all through your Use 12 months (UY). So now, your 118 factors can be found in its entirety to make use of. You should name Member Providers to transform your mounted week into factors. They may go into the Use 12 months your membership is in. Keep in mind, your mounted week doesn’t need to be the identical month as your Use 12 months. You are able to do this at any time throughout your Use 12 months, topic to the banking and borrowing guidelines. Except you name to transform into factors, your mounted week reservation will robotically be made round 12 months previous to check-in.
Can I get earlier years factors with a “mounted week” buy? Completely! As with factors, you have to buy the mounted week earlier than the beginning of your new UY. So, in case your use yr is September, be sure you buy your mounted week in August or earlier than. You could not get your mounted week along with your preliminary buy if there is no such thing as a availability. You’ll get the factors, which might be banked.
Mounted weeks will not be eligible for any “reductions” supplied, they are often “rented”, and bought as a hard and fast week on the “resales” market.
So why purchase a hard and fast week? It’s versatile, it’s buffered in opposition to any future factors chart adjustments and no extra worries about getting your reservation. Is it value the additional price? With availability getting tighter and tighter, particularly on the 7-month reservation mark, mounted weeks could provide peace of thoughts and stress free journey arranging.