Girl with balloons at Riveria
  • On Mar 12, 2022
    Jennifer from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We want to book a reservation for ourselves using points (2 bedroom Riviera villa) and then a cash reservation for friends (1 bedroom villa Riviera). What is the best way to do this for our DVC discount? Should I book ours online then call for my friends?

    Hi there, Jennifer! Welcome to planDisney and Welcome Home! I'm so happy that you've stopped by with your vacation planning question. Chatting with a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member always makes my day!

    Well, it sounds as if your vacation planning is off to a fantastic start! A magical group getaway to The Most Magical Place on Earth, staying in One and Two-Bedroom Villas at Disney's Riviera Resort sounds like an absolute dream! The Resort and its Villas are absolutely stunning, the dining options are fantastic, the gorgeous pool is oh-so-fun, and the Disney Skyliner could not be more convenient, making this Resort the perfect setting for a pixie-dusted vacation. A dream is a wish your heart makes, so, let's chat about how you can make your heart's wish come true!

    Jennifer, I think your plan is practically perfect in every way! Once your booking window opens, I would book your Two-Bedroom Villa using Vacation Points online right at 8 a.m. EST. Then, once Member Services becomes available at 9 a.m. EST, I would call to speak with a helpful Cast Member to see if there are any current cash discounts on Villas at Disney's Riviera Resort and book over the phone. Let the magic begin!

    Jennifer, you and your party could not be visiting at a better time! While we don't yet have the official news on the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, since you are visiting in the fall, you should be there for the food and fun! Being just one Skyliner stop away from EPCOT will make popping in and out of the Festival a breeze. BEST. DAY. EVER! Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for news on the Festival, including the menus, as soon as it drops!

    Jennifer, happy booking, my friend! I hope that you and your party have the most magical vacation using your magical Membership, and I hope that you stop by again with any vacation planning or DVC questions you may have.

    I hope to see ya real soon,


thumbnail image for Mandy

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

Tips from a Disney Vacation Club Panelist

Disney’s Riviera Resort

view tips

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.