• On Apr 2, 2016
    Janelle from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am coming to DW w/ 3 friends in July for a conference, which takes place at the Hilton, but we want to stay on property. I am DVC but out of pts. Can I book a studio at OKW on a secondary site (Expedia) and still link it to MDE with the reservation #?

    Hi Janelle,

    Thanks for visiting us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I can certainly relate to your position. If only we had unlimited Disney Vacation Club Member points!

    Yes, you can absolutely reserve your accommodations for your favorite Disney Vacation Club Resort using cash rather than points, and it is easily linked to your My Disney Experience Account. Now, the most convenient way to do this is to book online through the Walt Disney World Resort website or by calling 407-939-5277. Any reservation placed directly through Disney should auto-populate in the My Reservations & Tickets section of your My Disney Experience Account. 

    If you decide to book your Deluxe Studio Villa though any third party service, you will need to link your reservation manually. There is a button to do this just under the My Reservations & Tickets section that says Link Resort Reservation. Simply click that, enter your Reservation number, last name, and phone number. Say, "Bibbidy, Bobbidy, Boo!" You should see it connected. Then you can continue with your planning as you would with a reservation that you made using your points.

    Just a small note, though you are a Disney Vacation Club Member, only reservations made with points or complete vacation packages paid with cash are eligible for the Disney Dining Plan. 

    I hope that helps as you plan your conference visit to Disney's Old Key West Resort!

    Wishing you many magical memories,

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