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  • On Jul 6, 2024
    Lori from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do we book a back vacation outside Disney using our points?

    Welcome Home, Lori! Thanks so much for visiting planDisney. It's always so fun for me to meet a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member and chat about all of the ins and outs of the most magical club around! It sounds like the summer sunshine has you thinking about a beach vacation and I fully support this--grab your sunscreen and flip-flops, and let's get down to (beach) business!

    Beyond the amazing accommodations at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, DVC Members can use their Vacation Points for stays at the Disney Beach Resorts. These include: 
    All three of these dreamy beachside locations can be reserved by DVC Members with points using the online booking tool on the Member website, or by calling Member Services. The same booking windows apply for the beach resorts as any other DVC location--so if you're lucky enough to call one of these resorts your Home, you can book in your Home Resort Priority Period 11 months before your planned vacation. Otherwise, you can reserve accommodations at the 7-month mark. 

    Lori, in case I interpreted your question incorrectly, I also want to share that you can book vacations at a host of other beach locales worldwide with your Vacation Points through an exchange with Interval International. This reservation process is different than a standard DVC booking, as you must exchange your Vacation Points for Reservation Points. It's important to keep in mind that once you exchange the points, you can't pull them back to use for a DVC reservation. The exchange will also carry a one-time, non-refundable fee (currently $95, subject to change). 

    I hope this information is just what you need to plan a practically perfect beach getaway! Thanks again for stopping by planDisney, and please don't hesitate to reach out again if we can help with any other questions. 

    Stay Magical!
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, Michigan

Hi there! I'm Susan, a pixie-dusted pediatric nurse and Disney Vacation Club specialist. I'm married to my own Mr. Incredible and we have two fantastic teenage daughters. Our family has been making Disney memories for four generations, and I'm so excited to help you plan your own magical adventures as part of the planDisney panel. Welcome home! Learn More About Susan

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