TUG Review Crew: Expert
- Jun 6, 2005
- Reaction score
- Central NJ
NO! But if you buy AKV from the Disneyland sales force (regardless of where you live), you will have in your contract that you have 60 days first dibs to buy into Grand CA when it is sold "Founding Member status". It's a right of first refusal essentially.
There will be 6500 contracts sold. I am told that those will be offered to the Founding Members first. Then, when the 60 days are up, whatever remains of the 6500 will be open to all DVC members (100,000 or so people). Not great odds.
Then, if for some reason the 100,000 members actually pass off some of the 6500 contracts, they will be sold to the general public, ie people walking off the street who want to buy into it but don't own any DVCs. This will never happen. It'll sell out well before then.
So more than likely, the Founding Members (those who bought AKV) will buy up most of the contracts. I thought this was all nonsense/salespitch until I actually verified that it is in my sales contract that I will have first dibs on purchasing GCV. And it is there. I've got it in writing.
I don't know if this applies to SSR. I just heard AKV.
By the way, you can buy from the Disneyland sales force via their 800 number. You don't actually have to be at Disneyland to buy. I think anyone who is thinking of buying AKV from the developer might as well buy from the Disneyland team. Why not? Then you'll have the Founding Member status and can always say no to GCV when it goes on sale. I can definitely recommend our Disneland sales guide because she is great (she pulled of a very hard to get New Year reservation for us with our bonus points!).
I wish I had a sales guide like that. My guide is NOT proactive and I always have to chase him to do anything. He has been with DVC since it opened and I believe he has gotten complacent and a little lazy. I wanted an AKV one bdrm for Nov 30-Dec 5th. We were sold out 11 months from checkout. I was furious and when I called him protesting that I just bought 250K AKV points on the Member Cruise, and they turned out to be useless to get a villa, all he could do was commiserate. We made reservations at the BCV, which ironically was not sold out. Never did he offer to intervene like your guide did. I did ask that a BCV contract be substituted for the useless, for now, AKVs contract. I never heard back from him so on Monday I am going to call Jim Lewis's office. My husband is 77 years old. We never figured having to wait two to three yrs to use our points. This is the first time this has happened to me, to be sold out at my home resort at 11 months. I owned BWV and it never happened (I sold that contract). I own at BCV, VB, OKW and now AKV. He couldn't prove it by me, that this happens all the time, since it has never happened to me before. Yes, I do know that week is extremely popular with members, the last week in Nov and the first week in Dec are the most popular weeks at DVC because of the low points and the Christmas festivities.