Mom And Daughter Outside Grand Floridian; costume; pool
  • On Apr 4, 2024
    Josue from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When booking a reservation for a family member under my points how do I explain the benefits they are entitled to? Will they also get Disney Bands? While their stay will they have access to our discounts? So many questions not enough characters left lol.

    Hi there, Josue! Thanks so much for visiting planDisney with your most excellent question--I'm happy to help add some extra pixie dust to your family member's upcoming vacation. 

    There are so many great benefits to Disney Vacation Club membership, and one of my favorites is being able to use my Vacation Points for friends and family to experience the wonderful accommodations that the DVC resorts offer. I just booked a room for one of my planDisney besties for a reunion this fall using my points, and I'm so glad we'll all be able to stay near each other for extra quality time. 

    Your family member will be able to enjoy all of the benefits of any Guest staying in a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, including purchasing a Disney dining plan and getting a head start on their park days with Early Theme Park Entry. Their first step once you make the booking should be to link the reservation in their My Disney Experience account. Once that's linked, they can go to the "MagicBands and Cards" section and select a MagicBand. Keep in mind that these are no longer complimentary for Guests, and the price varies depending on which style they choose. 

    Because your relative is not a DVC Member, they will not have access to your Member Benefits, which include discounts on dining, shopping, and some tickets and tours. These all require a Member to be present and show a valid membership card. They also won't be able to enter the Member Lounge at EPCOT unless you are traveling with them--Members may bring up to 4 guests into the lounge, or the number of guests on their resort reservation, whichever is greater. 

    Josue, I hope this information is just what you need to make some magic for your family member. It's so thoughtful of you to share your Membership and I am sure they will appreciate it tremendously! Thanks again for visiting planDisney and please reach out anytime if I can help with additional questions about all things DVC or Walt Disney World Resort. 

    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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