So take the average family of 4 and try to take a trip to disney.. kind of pricey right... wrong! My boyfriend and I signed up for this package deal called the Disney Vacation Club. Its this great program that works off of a point system. We purchased the minimum amount of points which was 150. It was all we could afford at the time but we definately plan to up the point value when we have the oppurtunity. You have the option of adding points all the way up to 2000! Wow!
You work off of a point system. You receive the purchased amount of points every year. If you are not planning on taking a vaca that year you are allowed to roll over 1 year's worth of points into the next year. You can also borrow points from the upcoming year to use in the present if you need more points.
You don't have to stay a solid 8 days 7 nights everytime you use this. If you are local here in Florida (like I am) you can use some points for just one night or a weekend for a small quick getaway. All you have to do is call them up so that they can send your information to the hotel of your choice.
These points can also be used on the disney cruise lines and alaskan cruise lines, as well as several different hotels that partner up with disney, making it available all over the world. All I have to do is call my travel coordinator and give them the list of hotels that I chose from the list provided and she will tell me the availablity and book it for me. It sounds more complicated than it is really, but we love it all the same. My boyfriend and I went to Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa for a one night stay and decided to stay another night. They were able to keep us in our same room and let us stay for one more night, hassel free. It was great. I love this package and would recommend it all day long. It may sound like alot of money but you have it for 48 years! It's truly a great deal.