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  • On Dec 21, 2023
    Tracey from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have an August use year and have points remaining in 2023. I want to book a vacation starting July 31 2023 through August 10 2023. Should I bank all my points from 2023 or should I leave enough points to cover the 1 night in 2023 account or not bank.

    Hiya, Tracey!

    Welcome Home and welcome to planDisney. How exciting that you are planning a vacation for next summer using your Disney Vacation Club Points. One of the things I have loved about Membership for the last 22 years is being able to enjoy affordable family vacations at Disney and beyond year after year.  

    Tracey, without having access to your account, it's hard for us to be able to advise you directly. But I can share some general information about Use Year and Banking your Vacation Points. 

    Your Use Year is determined at the time you become a Vacation Club Member, and it determines when you get your annual allotment of Vacation Points each year. In your case, it sounds like your Use Year is August, so you would have gotten your 2023 Vacation Points this past August.  If you won't be using your Vacation Points by the end of your Use Year, which is July 31 for an August Use Year, then you can Bank any Vacation Points you aren't using. However, the deadline to Bank unused Vacation Points for an August Use Year is March 31st. You can Bank current Use Year Vacation Points between months one through eight. But after that deadline, you either need to use your current Use Year Vacation Points by the end of your Use Year or you will forfeit them. They can't be banked in the last four months of your Use Year. This Banking Chart shares the deadlines.

    Keep in mind that your travel needs to be completed by the end of your Use Year, not just booked.  If your vacation will go past your current Use Year - meaning that some of the nights would be before the end of your 2023 Use Year and some of the nights will go into your 2024 Use Year, I would recommend calling Member Services. You may need to Bank some of your 2023 Vacation Points to have enough for your vacation. But, because all Banking transactions are final, I would recommend double-checking how to maximize your Membership before you take this action on your account. Member Services would be able to advise you how to best use your Vacation Points for your specific plans by looking into your account and your Use Year deadlines.  

    I hope this helps you, Tracey.  If you have any further questions, soar back here to see us and we will be so happy to help you.  You'll find us right here - at the second star to the right and straight on til morning. 

    Magically Yours,
    Keri
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Meet the Panelist: Keri, Massachusetts

Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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