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  • On Sep 24, 2023
    Kathleen from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you book hotel with points and have to cancel, how far in advance do you have to not lose your points, or be penalized in some wY

    Welcome to planDisney, Kathleen, and Welcome Home!

    We have been Disney Vacation Club Members for over a decade, and while we look forward to our DVC Resort adventures every year, sometimes life happens, and our plans change. Fortunately, Disney Vacation Club Membership gives us options to adjust our reservations without losing precious Vacation Points. Let's take a look at DVC Resort Cancellation policies.  

    If you cancel a DVC Resort stay that was reserved with Vacation Points 31 days or more before check-in, then all the Vacation Points will be returned to the Use Year in which the reservation falls. If you have to cancel between 30 days and one day before your reservation, then the Points will be placed into a Holding Account. Once Vacation Points are in a Holding Account, they can still be used like typical Points, but with one exception: new reservations can only be made within 60 days of check-in. So, the time frame that these Points can be used is more limited. If you have converted Vacation Points into Reservation Points and booked at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you have until up to five days before check-in to receive all your Reservation Points back into your account. If you have used Points to book with Interval International, then those cancellation policies look a bit different. If you have any doubts about your particular cancellation policy, I highly recommend calling DVC Member Services to review your booking. 

    Thank you for visiting planDisney. We are here for all your Disney Vacation Club questions!

    Enjoy making magical memories!
    Tiffany
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Meet the Panelist: Tiffany, Georgia

Welcome Home! I'm Tiffany, a Speech Pathologist, wife, and mom to two incredible kids. We are a family of voyagers who share a passion for travel, and Disney Vacation Club was where it all started. Our Membership has inspired us to cross an ocean and even host a family reunion at Walt Disney World Resort. I can't wait to help you plan your next Disney Vacation Club adventure! Learn More About Tiffany

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