Are you interested in becoming a Disney Vacation Club member? If so, there’s a new change you’ll want to be aware of as you better understand the point system. As of June 3, Disney Vacation Club (DVC) has increased their point minimum for members to qualify for extra benefits such as the ever-so-important discounts and EPCOT lounge.
As reported by DVCNews: “Effective June 3, 2021, DVC has again raised the point threshold to qualify for owner perks and benefits. Members must now buy at least 150 points direct from DVC in order to access discounts on merchandise, dining, select theme park tickets and other services.”
According to the DVC member-only website: “Effective June 3, 2021, to obtain a Disney Vacation Club Membership Card, Members must accumulate a total of at least 150 Vacation Points purchased directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc. Disney and Concierge Collections options are not available for ownership interests not purchased directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc. after March 21, 2011, and, effective April 4, 2016, Members who have not purchased an ownership interest directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc. will not have access to Membership Extras.”
Keep in mind, if you’re looking at a resale market for DVC points, these resale points do not apply toward the minimum point requirement. If you’re already a DVC member, this change only applies to purchases made from June 3 forward. Owners who met the minimum requirement at the time of their purchase will continue to receive access to member perks.
In February 2018, when the minimum point requirement was introduced, the direct purchase requirement was 75 points for Membership Extras. In September 2019 the point requirement was increased to 100 points, followed by 125 required in October 2020. Now, June 2021, another increase has the point minimum at 150.