• On Dec 14, 2020
    Donna from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is booking a reversatrion at a Vacation Club resort in Disney World over the Christmas Holiday 2021 a first come first serve basis, or is there a lottery? Does booking start at 12:00 AM EST on the 11 month for home resorts?

    Hey Donna!

    Welcome Home and Welcome to planDisney!

    I hope you’ve been taking advantage of the wonderful Membership Extras that are available to eligible Disney Vacation Club Members. My favorite has to be the discounts on food and merchandise at the parks! We even had a nice limited time discount on shopDisney not too long ago. I was able to stock on some gear for the family for our next trip to the parks! Remember to check what's available from time to time as things are always changing for those perks!

    It looks like you brought your question here to the panel just in time for your 11 month booking window! You’ll be happy to hear that booking a villa at any of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts is on a first come first serve basis and based on availability for the room type you are booking (there is NOT a lottery system). Members can begin booking at the 11 month mark at 8:00am EST using the online portal or 9:00am EST using Member Services over the phone (hours are subject to change at any time). For us on the West Coast, we need to wake up extra early! December is one of the most sought out times of the year and Christmas and New Year’s are some of the most desired dates to stay over. Since you said you’re hoping to stay over Christmas, I would make sure to be on right at the 11 month mark right at 8:00am and not a minute later. Remember, Deluxe Studio Villas are the most popular booking category so if you can book something larger, it makes your chances much better in getting your desired room. 

    Well Donna, I hope this information finds you well and if anything else comes up before your trip please come back and let us know how we can help.

    Remember, always believe in the Magic!

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Meet the Panelist: Andres, California

Hello from Southern California! I live 90 minutes from the "Happiest Place on Earth." I love photography and the Disneyland Resort and when you put them together, it's pure magic! I have a Disney-loving, rope-dropping family of four. My wife even calls me the Rope Drop Champion. I'm an Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Member, with home resorts on both coasts. I can't wait to help you experience the most magic while on vacation and show you how to rope drop like a pro! Learn More About Andres

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