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  • On Jan 5, 2022
    Linda from CO Asked

    Can you use Disney reservation points anytime or are you limited to 7 months in advance?

    Hey there, Linda! Welcome to planDisney and Welcome Home, neighbor! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with your Disney vacation planning question. Chatting with a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member always makes my day!

    Linda, I see that you're interested in using your Disney Vacation Club Membership to book a most magical stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, and I could not be more excited for you! We loved staying at Disney's Yacht Club Resort. The elegant nautical theme in the lobby, in the room and throughout the Resort was just my style, and nothing beats the location. Being in walking distance to both EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios is what we loved most about this Resort's location. During our stay, we used our Membership discount to book a private cabana for the day at Stormalong Bay, which is the three-acre sand-bottom pool, complete with lazy river and arguably the best waterslide in all of Walt Disney World Resort! It was FABULOUS! If your schedule allows, I highly recommend booking a poolside cabana and spending the day lounging, enjoying cocktails or munchies from Hurricane Hanna's Waterside Bar and Grill or mobile ordering a delicious to-go meal from Ale & Compass Restaurant! While Member benefits and discounts are always subject to change, currently, eligible Members can receive a discount on pool cabana rentals! I highly recommend calling Member Services to book your cabana 60 days before your arrival!

    Now, let's get down to booking business! Linda, when using Reservation Points to book a Disney Collection exchange Resort Hotel in Walt Disney World Resort, your booking window opens as early as 11 months prior to your check-in date, as long as the Points Chart has been published, indicating that the Resort Hotel has begun accepting Member reservations. The Reservation Points Charts for the Disney Collection Resort Hotels in Walt Disney World Resort for 2022 have been published and can be viewed on the Disney Vacation Club website. However, in order to check for availability and book your stay using Reservation Points, you must call Member Services at (800) 800-9800 to speak with an oh-so-helpful Cast Member. 

    Linda, please be aware that a non-refundable $95 transaction fee applies once your reservation is confirmed, and most Disney Collection exchange reservations - including those in Walt Disney World Resort - are subject to "The Rule of Four." This means that your reservation must be made prior to the last four months of your Use Year for travel during that Use Year.

    Happy planning and happy booking, Linda! I'm wishing you a lifetime of magical memories using your most magical Membership! Please stop by any time with any of your planning questions!

    I hope to see ya real soon!
    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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