• On Apr 3, 2019
    Joanne from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Going to Disneyland for the 1st time booking California Grand through DVC 7 months to the day check daily for availability with no luck was told by friends who go often that this hotel is never available.Why is that?Any suggestions?

    Hi there, Joanne!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm so glad that you stopped by with a question for us. I know you must be so excited to be planning your first trip to Disneyland Resort. I'm sure it will be absolutely amazing!

    If there wasn't any availability at The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa 7 months in advance of your check-in date, then it must mean that all of the rooms were reserved by Members with Home Resort priority. I do know that it is a very popular resort since it is the only Disney Vacation Club Resort at Disneyland. So for those of us who aren't able to make reservations 11 months in advance, it can be quite difficult to secure a reservation. I would definitely suggest that you put in a Waitlist Request for your dates, and hopefully you'll get lucky (although there is no guarantee). There are some other great resort options though so maybe you could bank your points and use them for another Disney Vacation Club getaway down the road. 

    I feel sure that you'll find the perfect place to stay for your upcoming California Adventure. I hope you enjoy every minute of it and make lots of magical memories. If we can help with anything else, just let us know!

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Walt Disney World Resort is my happy place! If you happen to catch me when I'm not there, you'll find me planning my next trip because to me, dreaming of the next visit is half the fun. My children and I travel frequently as Disney Vacation Club members, and I would love to share some of the things that I've learned so that you can have the most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Carrie

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