Disney Vacation Club Switching Exchange Network from RCI to Interval International Beginning January 1, 2022
After spending over a decade as part of the RCI vacation exchange network, Disney Vacation Club issued a statement today stating that they will return to the Interval International exchange network starting January 1, 2022.
Starting January 1, 2022, Disney Vacation Club owners will only be able to exchange their points for stays at resorts that are part of the Interval International exchange network. All points already deposited into the RCI network will be honored through 2023, and members may continue to book through the current system through the end of 2021.
Timeshare exchange platforms, of which RCI and Interval International are the two largest, allow timeshare owners to trade their weeks for weeks at other resorts that participate in the exchange platform. Disney Vacation Club’s affiliation with an exchange platform is an often-advertised benefit of ownership, and it is relatively easy for Disney Vacation Club owners to exchange points for a week at a timeshare somewhere else in the world. However, it is often difficult for timeshare owners that own weeks at Orlando-area resorts, such as Westgate, to exchange into Disney Vacation Club resorts.
A full email was sent to Disney Vacation Club members this evening from William C. “Bill” Diercksen, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Disney Vacation Club and Aulani:
At Disney Vacation Club, we know how much you enjoy exploring destinations and experiences beyond your Home Resorts. Our team is dedicated to helping you create unforgettable vacation memories around the world. That’s why we’re thrilled to name Interval International as our exclusive new exchange provider for traditional exchanges, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
This new relationship will offer you a broad range of resort experiences, providing flexible and diverse opportunities in amazing locations across Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, as well as destinations closer to home including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Through Interval International, you will have 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, to name a few.
In the meantime, you can continue to book nightly and weekly exchanges in the traditional exchanges through our current program until Dec. 31, 2021. Additionally, any confirmed reservations or points that have been deposited to RCI will be honored through 2023. If you have confirmed exchanges with RCI, deposited points with RCI or made a booking with RCI using cash, you can always review your activity on the Member website.
We’re excited to continue to provide you and your family with a whole new world of vacation possibilities!
Disney Vacation Club had previously partnered with the Interval International exchange network prior to 2009, when they switched to the RCI exchange.
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