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  • On Oct 4, 2022
    Amy 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.

    Considering purchasing DVC, but I'm not sure how the points breakdown. Can you give me an example of how I might best use an allotment of 150 points in a year with Grand Floridian as our home resort? We'd be interested in a 1 bedroom villa.

    Hi there, Amy! Welcome back to planDisney! I'm so happy you've stopped by with such a great Disney Vacation Club question.

    My favorite thing about being a DVC Member is knowing that my family's next magical adventure is always just around the riverbend. My second favorite thing about Membership is the flexibility of the Points System. It allows for an endless combination of vacation options, accommodations and destinations, and while it is nothing short of magical, it can sometimes be just as confusing. But that's what we at planDisney are here for, Amy! So, let's get to it so I can soon offer you a warm "Welcome Home."

    I recommend starting your research on how to best use 150 Vacation Points to vacation at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa by checking out the Resort's 2023 Points Chart. Here, you can see how many Points you would need to stay per night and weekly in the different accommodations during the different travel periods.

    For instance, you could stay in a One-Bedroom Standard View Villa in September for up to four nights for 124 Points or in a Resort Studio or Deluxe Studio Standard View for up to eight nights for 140 Points per Use Year. That's just one example from one Resort during one time of year. Don't forget that you can use your Points at any of the DVC Resorts, so be sure to also check out the Points Charts for all of the DVC Resorts.  

    Amy, did you know that you can bank one Use Year's Points into your next Use Year and borrow from the following Use Year to have a total of three years' worth of Points to use to book a vacation? If your annual allotment of Points is 150, that means you could have up to 450 Points to book the vacation of your dreams. But the Membership magic doesn't even stop there! If you find that you are short Points to complete a reservation, you can even purchase up to 24 One-Time-Use Points each Use Year. How awesome is that?! 

    I suggest sitting with the Points Charts, grabbing a calculator and calculating some of your options! Disney Vacation Club math is the only math I love! It's so fun to see how endless your potential adventures are and start planning future vacations. Sometimes, my family and I save Points by staying in a Deluxe Studio Standard View. Sometimes, we book a One-Bedroom Villa to have access to the full kitchen, living room, and washer and dryer. Sometimes, we splurge and take family and friends to stay in a Two-Bedroom Theme Park View Villa with us. No matter how we choose to vacation, it is always magical and memorable.

    I hope this was helpful, Amy! I am thrilled to hear that you plan on investing in making magical memories with the most magical Membership. My Membership has proven to be priceless, and my only regret is not joining sooner. Please stop by with any questions you may have. When I first became a Member, I had a ton of questions, so feel free to ask! You've got a friend in me!

    Adventure is out there!

    Mandy

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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

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