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  • On Nov 4, 2022
    Michael from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How can I use DVC points to stay at other Disneyland resort?

    Welcome to planDisney, Michael!

    It's always so nice when I get the chance to chat with other Disney Vacation Club Members –– thanks for dropping by with your question today.  Without a doubt, my favorite thing about DVC Membership is using our Vacation Points to create the perfect stay for our family with each visit.  Whether we're relaxing at a Disney Vacation Club Resort, setting sail with Disney Cruise Line, or even exploring the world with Adventures By Disney, we can use those Points to enjoy the magic of a Disney vacation year after year.  I'm excited to hear that you're thinking of using your Vacation Points for a stay at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels and I'm happy to share a few details about the booking process with you.

    When you choose to use your Vacation Points for stays at non-Disney Vacation Club destinations, this is known as a Disney Collection Exchange.  You can find the Points Charts for these Resorts and experiences on the DVC website under the "Plan Vacation" tab.  However, while you can check out the Points requirements online, because these reservations require you to convert your Vacation Points to Reservation Points, they can't be booked online.  To check availability and begin the booking process, you'll need to give Member Services a call at (800) 800-9800.

    While a Disney Collection Exchange is a great way to experience Disney Destinations around the world, these reservations work differently than Disney Vacation Club bookings, so there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind.  First, each Disney Collection Exchange reservation is subject to a non-refundable $95 transaction fee, due at the time your reservation is confirmed (prices subject to change).  In most instances, these reservations are also subject to the Rule of Four, which means that they aren't available to book during the last four months of your Use Year if you plan to travel during that same year.  And finally, once your Vacation Points have been converted to Reservation Points, they can no longer be used to book Disney Vacation Club reservations.  This means that if your exchange reservation needs to be modified or canceled, you won't be able to use any surplus Points you might have to book a reservation at a DVC Resort.  However, they can be used for another Disney Collection Exchange before they expire at the end of your Use Year, so you won't have to worry about those Points going to waste.

    I hope this helped to answer your question, Michael, and I really appreciate you visiting planDisney.  I'm wishing you lots of pixie dust and plenty of Membership magic during your upcoming Disneyland Resort visit!

    Happy Planning,
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