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  • On Jul 14, 2023
    Matthew from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there. I have a DVC booking in early August that we may have to cancel. Since it's less than 30 days out, I know any borrowed points go into a holding account, but I'm not sure what that means. Any help would be appreciated! :)

    Welcome to planDisney, Matthew, and Welcome Home!

    While none of us ever wants to cancel a vacation, especially a Disney Vacation Club adventure, things sometimes come up in life that leave us with no other choice. We have been in the same position where we had to make the decision to cancel a Walt Disney World Resort trip we had looked forward to for months. Fortunately, the flexibility of being DVC Members took a little sting out of the process. Let's take a look at Holding Points. 

    I like to think of Holding Points as Vacation Points that Olaf is giving them a nice, warm hug until you can use them again. When a DVC reservation is canceled between 30 days and one day before check-in, those Points are placed into a Holding Account. Once in the account, those Points will expire at the end of your Use Year and cannot be banked or borrowed. So while some people are worth melting for, make sure you take note of when your Points expire so they don't melt away. The other key feature of Holding Points is when they can be used to book a new reservation. So we all know how much Olaf loves summer, right? Well, summer is about 60 days long. Your Holding Points can only be used to book new DVC reservations 60 days or less from the date of check-in. So while I hope you are able to complete your vacation, I also hope this helped make Holding Points as clear as frozen ice. 

    Thank you for visiting planDisney. We are here for all your Disney Vacation Club questions.

    Enjoy making warm, magical memories!

    Samantha
    Wait, I don't even know a Samantha!
    Tiffany



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Meet the Panelist: Tiffany, Georgia

Welcome Home! I'm Tiffany, a Speech Pathologist, wife, and mom to two incredible kids. We are a family of voyagers who share a passion for travel, and Disney Vacation Club was where it all started. Our Membership has inspired us to cross an ocean and even host a family reunion at Walt Disney World Resort. I can't wait to help you plan your next Disney Vacation Club adventure! Learn More About Tiffany

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