Hey! i'm from Quebec City too! I just wanted to know where did you buy your DVC? Directly from Disney or resale? If in resale, can you tell me exactly where you bought? Is it complicated to do it that way as a canadian? (Sorry in advance for all those questions )Simply wanted to add my name to the growing list of Canadian DVC owners.
We own 200 BLT points since 2014
Just saw your question. We live on PEI. Hopefully combining the break and Easter will not be a regular thing going forward.Where in Atlantic Canada do you live? I didn't think there were any changes to the March Break next year...NS is from March 12-16 and NB is from 5-9. Not sure of the others. It may be cheaper if it is later.
If you purchase direct you may use a Credit Card. I would only do this with a USD or no FX fee card to avoid the 2.5% FX fee.Hello! We're fellow Canadians from BC as well, and I'm interested in purchasing into DVC. We just got back from our trip, and stayed at both the Poly and Boardwalk DVC studios, and loved it. Poly especially. We're thinking about starting small, and then adding on later if we really utilize it. Anyways, I have a few questions:
1. As Canadians, how did you guys pay for the membership? Did you have to do a bank wire transfer, or could you do credit card? Also, with the yearly dues, do you do that at the beginning of each year with another wire transfer? Do you guys pay the yearly dues monthly or yearly?
There is a recent thread on selling https://www.disboards.com/threads/any-canadians-sell-their-dvc-help.3647407/2. Have any of you guys sold your membership? What's the tax implications on selling it? Are there any tax implications being a Canadian and owning DVC?
There are certain room types, value and concierge, that are difficult to get. If you book far enough in advance, > 7 months, there should be no issues for most rooms at your home resort. Obviously peak times are also more difficult. Studios, lowest points, tend to go first.3. Have you guys had any trouble booking using DVC points? Is it possible to get a week in a row or have you guys had to piece together days at different resorts?
Given we have added on three times I would say no.4. Anyone regretted their purchase?
I think the big difference with DVC is how easy it is to sell your timeshare if you decide in a few years that Disney no longer suits your family's vacation style. It's unlikely you'll make money off it now, whereas those who bought many years ago certainly could. However, you'll almost certainly get a big chunk of it back. The other benefit is that it is very easy to rent your points if you decide to take a break from Disney for a few years. If you love Disney, I think it's almost a no-brainer.With that being said, I'm weary of timeshares, and have heard nothing but bad things about them ever since I was young. I understand DVC is a bit different from your typical timeshare, but just wanted to get some opinions before we dive in. Resale seems reasonable if purchasing without finacing and if it's being utilized every year or every second year. I think my biggest concern is buying into it, and not being able to book a room.
Hi - you may already have all the answers you need on this but in case not I thought I would chime in.Thanks for the input ABCanada. So you can pay your yearly dues on your Canadian credit card?
I'm usually a pretty saavy traveller and we had travelled to Disney World in February of 2016 before our most recent trip a week ago. We stayed at the Best Western in Disney Springs when we went the first time, and a day at the All Star Resort (I had stayed there once about 10 years ago with my parents). Looking at the prices for the moderate and deluxe hotels, I couldn't imagine ever staying at one and didn't really understand why anyone would considering the price difference between the off site hotels at Disney Springs. We had booked to go back to the Best Western this trip, until we had an opportunity to stay at the DVC rooms at the Polynesian and Boardwalk through a connection and I finally understood why people pay the premium to stay onsite at a Disney resort. There really is a Disney bubble!
It's interesting because we're from the West Coast, and have travelled to many of the Polynesian Islands, including Rarotonga and Hawaii, so we werent too sure what to expect at the Poly, but we loved it because of it's location and the rooms. I wouldn't say it's exactly like being on a Polynesian island, but its unique in a different way. We loved being able to hop on the monorail or ferryboat, and also being able to see the fireworks from the resort was pretty awesome. We also loved the double bathrooms and how large the rooms were. I also found it a lot quieter than the Boardwalk, our room at the Boardwalk was quite noisy.
Currently, we're a family of four with 2 young boys aged 2 and 4, but we're expecting another one later next year. We do travel quite a bit, and usually we enjoy going somewhere new, but we've been to Disney World twice now within 2 years, and Disneyland twice within those two years. I don't know what it is about Disney, but in the past few years have found myself really interested in it, and really enjoying the parks. I guess for me it just feels like a place of inspiration, and a place to escape the realities of the world. I'm pretty sure we'll continue to go to Disney World for the next few years.
With that being said, I'm weary of timeshares, and have heard nothing but bad things about them ever since I was young. I understand DVC is a bit different from your typical timeshare, but just wanted to get some opinions before we dive in. Resale seems reasonable if purchasing without finacing and if it's being utilized every year or every second year. I think my biggest concern is buying into it, and not being able to book a room.
That’s great! Congrats!Hey, we did end up buying into DVC through resale at SSR and our deed just got recorded on Friday! Now it's just waiting for the membership info to get mailed. I'm still wondering if we made the right decision, but I guess time will tell. I did purchase with cash, there would've been no way I would've financed something like this. We're hoping to make an annual family tradition of going to Disney for Christmas or Halloween for a week. Once I get our membership info I'll post with our timeline and buying as Canadians if anyone's interested!
You should call in. Ours closed on Jan 4th and deed was recorded on Jan 5th. I called in today to get the member id and activation code and points and everything was already loaded on account. They were actually super helpful, stayed on the phone with me when I signed up the account too. Supposedly ours was already on record since January 11th.Our deed closed on Dec 18. We still have not received mail with member ids and stuff. How long on average does it take.