• On Jan 12, 2022
    Carol from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    can additional points be purchased to create a family trip

    Heigh-Ho, Carol and welcome to planDisney!

    Whether the whole family is getting together in a 3-Bedroom Grand Villa or you're splurging on a special room, like a Cabin at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, some trips require a little "extra" when it comes to Vacation Points.  And here's the great news –– you have a few different options for increasing your available Points for a special trip. Let's take a look at the ways you can manage your annual Vacation Points allotment to help you find a solution for your upcoming family vacation.

    When you need to acquire a few extra Points for that dream vacation, you can purchase what are known as one-time-use Points to add to your available Vacation Points balance.  Each Use Year, Members have the option to purchase up to 24 Points to use for booking Disney Collection and World Collection reservations for the same Use Year.  One-time-use Points may only be used for making reservations in the 7-month booking window –– they cannot be used for Home Resort Priority –– and they cannot be banked, borrowed, or transferred.  One-time-use Points also expire at the end of the Use Year in which they were purchased, so you'll want to keep this in mind in the unlikely event you need to cancel or reschedule your trip.  If this sounds like a good fit, you can purchase one-time-use Points by calling Member Services at (800) 800-9800.

    Another great way to add to your available Vacation Points balance is by banking or borrowing your Points.  Banking Points means moving Points from your current Use Year to the following Use Year –– kind of like making a deposit into a Points savings account.  You can bank up to 100 percent of your Vacation Points, but it must be done during months 1-8 of your current Use Year (points cannot be banked in months 9-12).  On the flip side, you also have the option to borrow Vacation Points from your upcoming Use Year.  You can borrow points at the time of booking, either by booking a reservation online using the Disney Vacation Club website or by calling Member Services to book your reservation.  Before borrowing, it's important to note that there has been a temporary restriction placed on borrowing Vacation Points.  Currently, Members are only able to borrow up to 50 percent of their allotted Vacation Points per Use Year, per contract.  Any reservations made with borrowed points above that 50 percent threshold will be automatically canceled within seven days.

    Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney, Carol. If you have any other questions about your upcoming trip, please feel free to stop back by –– we're always here to help!

    See Ya Real Soon,
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