Kids at Riveria
  • On Jul 18, 2022
    Michael from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    It appears that, using 2022 and 2023 points I am still going to be 8 points short. Is there a way to purchase 8 points for this trip?

    Hey there, Michael! Welcome to planDisney and Welcome Home! I'm so happy that you've stopped by with your Disney Vacation Club question! I just love chatting Disney with a fellow Member!

    Don't you just LOVE being a DVC Member?! I know I do! Knowing that my family's next magical adventure is always just around the riverbend is priceless, and having the flexibility to book countless combinations of pixie-dusted getaways is nothing short of magical. Being able to bank our Vacation Points or borrow from the next Use Year to create the vacation of our dreams is one of my favorite things about the flexibility of a DVC Membership. And since a dream is a wish your heart makes, let's chat about making your travel wishes come true!

    If you find that you are short Vacation Points to complete your vacation reservation, even after using all of your 2022 Points and borrowing Points from 2023, I think you will be happy to hear that you can purchase up to 24 One-Time-Use Points per Use Year to complete your reservation. Now, keep in mind that you cannot use these Points for Home Resort Priority, so, that means that you can only purchase these Points at the time of booking a reservation once you are within your seven-month booking window.

    If you are planning on booking a stay at your Home Resort once your 11-month window is open, I suggest booking your stay in your desired accommodation type for the maximum number of nights you can with your 2022 and 2023 borrowed Points. Then, once your seven-month booking window is open, call DVC Member Services to purchase the eight One-Time-Use Points and book the extra night. Just be aware that due to availability, it's possible that you may have to book a different view, room type, or even a different Resort for your last night, if necessary. When I am in this situation, I embrace the idea of a split stay, and I think of it as a way to explore different Resorts and stay near different theme parks. But just remember that if your desired room isn't available, book a room with a similar Point value, and then set up a waitlist for the one night to complete your original stay. The sooner you start your waitlist, the better! 

    I hope this was helpful, Michael, and I hope you book a magical and memorable vacation soon! Please stop by any time with any vacation planning or DVC questions you may have. You've got a friend in me!

    I hope to see ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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