• On Jun 3, 2018
    Angie from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family are DVC members. My parents being purchasers and I am an associate. How can I use the DVC discount on a trip that I go alone on without my parents. I know you need an ID to use the discount with the card.

    Hi there, Angie! Thank you for visiting us with your question.

    I love that Disney Vacation Club offers the option to add associate members to an owner's membership. That means people like myself, with an adult child, can give my daughter full reign over her own reservation. It means that I don't have to make the calls to DVC Member Services if she is going on a vacation without us and needs to make changes or add dining plans. It's a great benefit.

    The privileges of associate members are very different from the DVC members themselves. While associate members can book vacations and bank points, you will still need the DVC member present with their ID card to take advantage of the DVC member benefits - including discounts. Associate members do not get a membership card, and they are not able to take advantage of member perks.

    If you live in the same household as your parents, you may want to look at purchasing a DVC annual pass. The annual pass entitles you to many similar discounts DVC members receive - like shopping and dining discounts. If you plan multiple trips over the course of a year, this may be a great way for you to go and still have access to great discounts.

    Happy planning, Angie!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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