Family at Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
  • On Jul 5, 2021
    Michael from PA Asked

    If I booked a stay at a DVC resort using points can I pay to upgrade to club level if it's available at the resort that I'm staying at

    Hi Michael!

    Welcome Home, and welcome back to planDisney! We have been Disney Vacation Club Members for more than 12 years and staying Club Level at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House is definitely on my Disney bucket list!

    Currently, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House is the only Disney Vacation Club Resort that offers Club Level, although it has not reopened quite yet. If there were rooms available in this category, Members may use their available Vacation Points to upgrade to these rooms. Please know that borrowing is still limited to 50% of next year’s Vacation Points.

    Disney Vacation Club stays booked with Vacation Points cannot be upgraded to Club Level with cash at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas or any other Disney Resort Collection Hotel. Many Members are unaware that the inventory of Disney Vacation Club Rooms and Disney Resort Collection Rooms are two different systems and groups of rooms. So availability in one group doesn’t translate to availability in the other.

    If you were wanting to stay at a Disney Resort Collection Hotel other than Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas, on Club Level, you would need to book this stay using cash. You could always bank your current Vacation Points one year into the future if you weren’t going to use them this year, and plan for a bigger or longer vacation next year! Maybe consider bringing family or friends, or book something exciting like a 3 Bedroom Grand Villa, bungalow, or cabin!

    Please let me know if you have any additional questions about your Membership, Michael. I always enjoy helping my fellow Disney Vacation Club Members!

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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