- Feb 22, 2018
We were the total opposite. We bought our first DVC contract in December because we fell in love with the idea of going with our grandchildren well into our 70's. All this came into my husband's head when we went for a weekend November for our 15th anniversary and it was just us, no kids. We did the Riviera tour and after a few days thought back home realized that 50 years was a bit much.....we would be 92! Then we discovered resale and found SSR's 2054 expiration date was perfect! We will be 76/77 years old when it expires, plenty of time to take our grandchildren for trips. We thought about Boulder Ridge because we love the Wilderness Lodge/Fort Wilderness vibe so much but the 2042 just didn't give us what we really wanted....those trips with grandkids one day.For us, a 2042 resort is actually much more appealing than a later expiration. We haven't bought into DVC yet, but are considering. I like the idea of 2042 because it means I'm only locked into 20 years of annual dues. We would be spending waaaaaaay less over the lifetime of the contract. We're pushing 40, and I'm not sure we're still going to want to own DVC in our 70s. And I don't really want to pass down a contract to our children upon our death - locking them into either paying annual dues as well or having the headache of reselling their portion.
So, I guess it just depends on the person / situation.
And as the current pandemic climate has shown, there really isn't a high level of certainty that Disney will still be the company it is now, 40 years down the road...