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  • On Aug 17, 2022
    Michael from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We would like to use DVC points to book either the Disneyland hotel or the Grand Californian for a weekend. Can this be accomplished on-line?

    Hey there, hi there, Michael! Welcome to planDisney and Welcome Home! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with your question. I love chatting about vacation planning with a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member!

    Don't you just love being a DVC Member?! Knowing that your next magical adventure is always just around the riverbend is priceless and being able to book an endless list of incredible vacations with just a few clicks is the pixie-dusted icing on the magical Membership cake! A stay at one of the iconic and fabulous Disneyland Resort Hotels sounds like a dream come true, and I'm thrilled to help you plan it.

    Since The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is one of the DVC Resorts, you can book a fabulous stay in the Resort's DVC accommodations by clicking "Book a Vacation" under the "Plan Vacations" tab on the DVC website. Since the Grand Californian is so popular with DVC Members, if this is not your Home Resort, some serious extra pixie dust will be needed to find availability at the seven-month mark. But if you can't find availability, Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries!" Once you are within your seven-month booking window, you can set up a waitlist for a stay here. While this can be a challenging waitlist, it's not impossible. My friend just recently had a waitlist at the Grand Californian come through! Membership magic!

    If you'd like to use your DVC Membership to book a stay on the Hotel side of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or Disneyland Hotel, unfortunately, that cannot be done online at this time. But you can view the Points Charts on the DVC website and then call a helpful Cast Member with DVC Member Services to convert your Vacation Points to Reservation Points, check availability and make your Disneyland wishes come true!

    Before your visit to The Happiest Place on Earth, be sure to check out the Member Benefits page on the DVC website for the latest and greatest in Disneyland DVC perks and discounts to take full advantage of that Membership magic!

    I hope this was helpful, Michael, and I hope you have a magical and unforgettable time at Disneyland Resort! Please stop by any time with any planning or DVC questions you may have along the way. You've got a friend in me!

    Adventure is out there,


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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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