As of January 1st, Disney Vacation Club uses Interval World to trade to non-Disney resorts — making it conceivably possible to trade a MVC resort to a DVC resort through Interval World. Everyone is saying it will be difficult to find availability and even impossible for many of the Disney Vacation properties. And so far, that is appearing to be fairly true. However, I’ve been able to find availability at the above pictured Saratoga Springs, and am hopeful that other resorts will become available as time goes forward. I’ve talked to an Interval International advisor who claims she hasn’t ever reserved a DVC resort yet, except for Saratoga Springs.
Don’t think that Saratoga Springs is a “disappointing” resort because it has consistently shown availability the last few weeks. I’ve read the reviews, and it looks comparable to many MVC resorts. It’s an “Interval International Elite Level” resort — the same level as Marriott’s Cypress Harbour and Marriott’s Grande Vista which are very popular MVC resorts in the same area. It is near Disney Springs in WDW and very convenient if doing a Walt Disney World vacation.
I’ve had some questions from Marriott Owners on how to check for Disney Vacation Club availabilities themselves. I’ll admit, as a Marriott Owner, I haven’t used Interval very much since Marriott went to Destination Points. Situations such as not knowing if your request for a resort would be fulfilled and waiting for a confirmation doesn’t sit well with my “planning and maxing” personality. But Marriott has made some improvements in the Interval trade, and I don’t find it as frustrating anymore. Case in point — you can find availability yourself and reserve it using Destination Points and not having to deposit and reserve a week first.
First, go to Interval World website https://www.intervalworld.com/web/cs?a=1500 and login into your account. Select your Active Interval Member account (Select). On the top bar, under the Exchange tab, select “Vacation Exchange” if you are going to use MVC points or “My Units” if you are trading a week. This is the screen you will enter in your resort codes.
I indicated on the image above where you enter in the codes for Disney Vacation Club resorts. You can search for one at a time, or all of them at a time at the same time. I recommend you copy and paste the complete list of codes (I listed below) into the appropriate window and search for all of them. If you create your own list, just separate the codes with a comma. Click through the next screen by selecting “Vacation Exchange”. Then select which size villa you want, and make sure you select from the top row of 140-150 (TDI) to align with the highest Travel Demand Index of DVC resorts.
(Sorry for the blur — I tried a number of screen captures, and they were always a little blurry.)
Notice the dates that I entered — tomorrow and then two years from today — to get the maximum window of possible availabilities.
COMPLETE DISNEY VACATION CLUB CODES for Interval World.
ADJ, BDN, DWL, CWA, DAK, DAA, BCV, BBW, DVH, DVO, DPA, DRA, DSS, DVB, VDD, VDH
You always have very helpful and current information. Thank you.
Thank you for your kind words! You just made my day!!
I have two weeks at Saratoga Springs I was able to get. One in July and the other the end of September.
Grand kids very excited as am I
So excited for your family. Drop me a comment when you get back and tell me how it was!
I was just told that with my Marriott Harbour Lake week deposit ( only after deposited – before was told by Marriott II desk (3 different people) would likely be waitlisted that I can’t transfer to any DVC within the 50 mile limit or anywhere! Can it only be done with points? And if so, why don’t the “Marriott II reps know this? Or the people selling timeshares? Two hour phone call earlier with MVC and Marriott II (7 people) Six saying I could exchange my Marriott Harbour Lake Orlando week for ANY Interval property in the world! My window to travel is any day in the next two years! I was flat out lied to repeatedly! Seventh says Disney restricted use by Marriott Orlando weeks because within 50 miles and then told me I couldn’t exchange to any! DVC property!
I have never heard about the 50 mile restriction to DVC properties — but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. I have only checked availability using points. Sounds like you have tried to get the correct information and invested a lot of time. So frustrating!!! I know DVC are difficult to find availability through Interval.
If your resort is in the Florida Club you can make a reservation at a non-Orlando MVC resort and use that to trade into DVC through Interval.
Thanks for the insight. I didn’t realize that, but a good option to be aware of if you are a member of the Florida Club.