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Disney Vacation Club announces Interval International will replace RCI as exchange provider

by Brooke Geiger McDonald

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) has named Interval International as its new exclusive exchange provider, effective Jan. 1, 2022, in an affiliation agreement comprising of 15 Disney Vacation Club properties. Interval International, an operating business of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, will replace RCI, which has been DVC’s exchange partner since Jan. 1, 2009.

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In an email to DVC members, Bill Diercksen, Senior Vice President & General Manager Disney Vacation Club, and Aulani, said the new agreement would give members “access to thousands of resorts including a specially curated portfolio of high-quality properties selected especially for Members. This expanded portfolio includes well-known resorts offered by Marriott, Sheraton, Hyatt and Westin.”

Exchange programs give DVC members the ability to use their DVC points at non-DVC properties throughout the world. The new agreement will give members the opportunity to exchange DVC points for stays in Interval’s global network of more than 3,200 properties in over 80 countries, and will introduce new ways for members to use their points as well as give them access to more benefits and services, Diercksen said in a press release. These include the ability to exchange points toward Interval’s “ShortStay Exchange” program, get discounts on Getaway vacation rentals, and utilize VIP Concierge. Eligible DVC member will also have access to Interval’s hotel exchange benefit at a later date.

Until Dec. 31, 2021, DVC members can continue to book nightly and weekly exchanges through the existing RCI program and confirmed reservations and points deposited into RCI will be honored through 2021.

The Disney Vacation Club properties included in the agreement are:

  • Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
  • Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort 
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort 
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Villas 
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas 
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort 
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Cooper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Vero Beach Resort  

You can read more about the new Disney Vacation Club expansion coming to the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at Walt Disney World here.

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