The Most Popular DVC Resort: A Ranking of Member Favorites

Choose the resort you think is the most popular!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 07:02
Welcome to StrawPoll, your ultimate destination for discovering and ranking the most popular DVC resorts! As passionate travelers and Disney enthusiasts, we know the magic of a perfect stay at a Disney Vacation Club resort. That's why we've curated an exciting and comprehensive ranking of the most sought-after DVC resorts for you to explore and vote on. Whether you're a seasoned Disney vacationer or a first-time visitor, dive into our enchanted list and make your voice heard by voting for your favorite resort or suggesting a hidden gem we may have missed. Together, let's embark on a journey to uncover the ultimate DVC resort experience that will leave you dreaming of pixie dust and unforgettable memories.

What Is the Most Popular DVC Resort?

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    Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

    Walt Disney Imagineering
    This resort offers luxurious accommodations with stunning views of the Magic Kingdom and Seven Seas Lagoon. It also has a great location, with easy access to the monorail and boat transportation.
    Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is a deluxe Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort located at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It captures the essence of the Pacific Islands and offers a tropical paradise for guests.
    • Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
    • Resort Type: Deluxe Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort
    • Theme: Polynesian, Pacific Islands
    • Accommodations: Villas and Bungalows
    • Number of Villas: 360
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    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
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    This resort is known for its elegance, Victorian-style architecture, and luxurious amenities. Guests can enjoy the beautiful beach, spa, and multiple dining options. It is also conveniently located on the monorail line.
    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a luxurious and elegant Disney resort located in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. It captures the charm and sophistication of the Victorian era and offers guests a magical and world-class experience.
    • Opened: June 28, 1988
    • Theme: Victorian elegance
    • Architectural Style: Combination of Queen Anne and Gothic revival styles
    • Rooms & Suites: 867 guest rooms and suites
    • Amenities: Multiple dining options, full-service spa, pools, fitness center, marina, kids club, and more
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    Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
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    Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

    Walt Disney Imagineering
    This resort has a peaceful atmosphere and beautiful views of Lake Buena Vista. It offers spacious villas and a relaxing spa. It also has a convenient location near Disney Springs.
    Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is a luxurious vacation destination located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Inspired by the historic Saratoga Springs in upstate New York, this sprawling resort offers a combination of Victorian elegance and modern comforts. Guests can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere with beautiful gardens, glistening waterways, and stunning architecture.
    • Location: Lake Buena Vista, Florida
    • Theme: Victorian-style luxury resort
    • Size: Over 65 acres
    • Accommodation Options: Villas, Treehouse Villas
    • Number of Rooms: 1,320
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    Disney's Beach Club Villas

    Walt Disney Imagineering
    This resort has a charming seaside theme and is located within walking distance of both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. It also has a fantastic pool area and multiple dining options.
    Disney's Beach Club Villas is a popular Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort located in the Epcot area of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Inspired by the charming seaside resorts of Cape May, this New England-style property offers a truly beachy experience. With its prime location within walking distance of Epcot and a short boat ride away from Disney's Hollywood Studios, guests can enjoy easy access to some of Disney's major attractions.
    • Location: Epcot area of Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
    • Style: New England seaside resort
    • Year of opening: 1996
    • Accommodation types: Studios, One-Bedroom Villas, Two-Bedroom Villas, Three-Bedroom Grand Villas
    • Size of the resort: 187 villas
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    Disney's BoardWalk Villas
    Silent · CC BY-SA 3.0

    Disney's BoardWalk Villas

    Walt Disney Imagineering
    This resort is inspired by the boardwalks of Atlantic City and offers a unique, nostalgic atmosphere. Guests can enjoy the lively boardwalk entertainment, dining options, and proximity to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.
    Disney's BoardWalk Villas is a deluxe Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort located in the Epcot Resort Area of Walt Disney World in Florida. Inspired by the charm and style of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City, this resort offers a unique and vibrant atmosphere.
    • Location: Epcot Resort Area
    • Theme: Turn-of-the-century Atlantic City
    • Resort Type: Deluxe
    • Ownership Type: Disney Vacation Club (DVC)
    • Accommodation Options: Studios, 1-Bedroom Villas, 2-Bedroom Villas, and 3-Bedroom Grand Villas
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    Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

    Walt Disney Imagineering
    This resort offers a one-of-a-kind experience with its African-inspired theming and stunning views of the savannah. It also has multiple pools and great dining options.
    Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas is a lavish resort property situated within Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando, Florida. Designed to immerse guests in the majestic beauty of the African savanna, it offers an unparalleled combination of luxury, wildlife, and incredible Disney hospitality.
    • Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
    • Theme Park: Disney's Animal Kingdom
    • Year Opened: 2001
    • Resort Type: Disney Vacation Club
    • Accommodation: Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, and 3 Bedroom Villas
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    Disney's Bay Lake Tower

    Walt Disney Imagineering
    This resort is located within walking distance of the Magic Kingdom and offers spectacular views of the park and surrounding area. Guests can enjoy the rooftop lounge and multiple dining options.
    Disney's Bay Lake Tower is a modern and elegant Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort located adjacent to Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Offering breathtaking views of the Magic Kingdom and Bay Lake, it serves as a premier accommodation option for Disney enthusiasts.
    • Location: Lake Buena Vista, Florida
    • Opening Year: 2009
    • Resort Type: Disney Vacation Club
    • Design Style: Modern
    • Number of Floors: 16
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    Disney's Old Key West Resort

    Walt Disney Imagineering
    This resort has a relaxed, Florida Keys-inspired atmosphere and offers spacious villas. It also has multiple pools, golf courses, and dining options.
    Disney's Old Key West Resort is a charming vacation destination located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Inspired by the laid-back atmosphere of the Florida Keys, this resort offers a relaxing and tropical getaway for visitors. The architecture and design reflect the spirit of Old Key West, with pastel-colored buildings, palm trees, and a serene waterfront setting.
    • Opening Date: December 20, 1991
    • Theme: Florida Keys-inspired
    • Accommodation Type: Vacation villas
    • Total Number of Rooms: 761
    • Pool Area: 4 pools, including a themed water feature called Sandcastle Pool
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    Disney's Wilderness Lodge Villas

    The Walt Disney Company
    This resort has a beautiful, rustic theming inspired by the national parks of the Pacific Northwest. It also has multiple pools, dining options, and easy access to Magic Kingdom via boat transportation.
    Disney's Wilderness Lodge Villas is a luxurious Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort located at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Inspired by the national park lodges of the Pacific Northwest, this resort offers a rustic yet elegant atmosphere immersed in nature. It provides guests with the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, combining the serenity of the great outdoors with the magic of Disney.
    • Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida
    • Theme: Pacific Northwest National Park Lodge
    • Resort Type: Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resort
    • Accommodation Options: Villas ranging from Deluxe Studios to 2-Bedroom Villas
    • Dining Options: Signature Dining, Quick-Service Restaurant, Lounge
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    Disney's Riviera Resort

    Walt Disney Imagineering
    This resort is inspired by the charm and beauty of the Mediterranean and offers luxurious accommodations and amenities. It also has multiple dining options and easy access to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot via the Skyliner.
    Disney's Riviera Resort is a luxurious Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort located in the Epcot area of the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. The resort draws inspiration from the grandeur and elegance of the European Riviera, offering guests a blend of charm, sophistication, and Disney magic. With its prime location, stunning architecture, and a host of amenities, Disney's Riviera Resort provides guests with a truly unforgettable vacation experience.
    • Location: Epcot area of the Walt Disney World Resort, Bay Lake, Florida
    • Theme: European Riviera charm and elegance
    • Rooms: 300+
    • Accommodation: Deluxe Studios, One-/Two-Bedroom Villas, Tower Studios
    • Dining: Table-service and quick-service restaurants, rooftop dining

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Ranking factors for popular resort

  1. Location
    The proximity of the resort to Disney theme parks, transportation options, and nearby attractions can play a significant role in its popularity.
  2. Accommodation options
    The variety of room types, sizes, and the overall theme of the resort can significantly impact its demand among DVC members.
  3. Amenities and facilities
    The range of dining options, recreational activities, pools, and other facilities available at the resort should be examined. The quality, uniqueness, and diversity of these amenities can impact the resort's popularity.
  4. Availability and booking
    The ease of booking and the availability of rooms at different times of the year are crucial factors to consider. Resorts with more flexible booking options and availability are likely to be more popular.
  5. Resort size and atmosphere
    The overall ambiance and the size of the resort can be a critical factor in its appeal. Some DVC members may prefer a more intimate, boutique-style resort, while others may prefer larger resorts with a broader range of activities.
  6. Guest reviews and ratings
    Online reviews, guest ratings, and feedback can provide valuable insight into the overall guest experience and satisfaction at the various DVC resorts.
  7. Value for points
    The perceived value of the DVC points required to book a stay can also impact a resort's popularity. Resorts offering a better value for points may have higher popularity among DVC members.
  8. Exchange options
    The ability to exchange DVC points for stays at other resorts within the Disney Vacation Club network and/or partner resorts can be a deciding factor for some members when choosing a home resort.
  9. Annual dues and maintenance fees
    The cost of annual dues and maintenance fees can be a deterrent for some DVC members. Resorts with lower annual dues and fees might be more popular.
  10. Resort opening date and refurbishment history
    The age of the resort, along with any recent refurbishments or updates, can impact the resort's appeal to potential guests. Newer or recently updated resorts may be more popular than older resorts that may be due for refurbishments.
  11. Unique features and characteristics
    Each resort has its unique features and highlights. These may include a unique theme, exclusive experiences, or signature events that can make it stand out from the other DVC resorts and influence its popularity.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most popular DVC resort. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or resort is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!

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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each resort once every 24 hours. The rank of each resort is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most popular dvc resort

The Disney Vacation Club (DVC) offers a variety of resorts for its members to choose from, each offering unique experiences and amenities. With so many options to choose from, it's no wonder that DVC members often debate which resort is the best. From the luxurious Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to the cozy Bay Lake Tower, there is truly something for everyone. So, what is the most popular DVC resort? Let's take a closer look at the top contenders and what makes them so special.

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