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  • On May 20, 2022
    Karen from PA 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 far out can I book a trip at my resort that I own? And Are DVC members only allowed to borrow half of their points from the following year?

    Hiya Karen!

    I'm so glad to see you back at planDisney!  Like you, I'm the happiest when I can book my Disney Vacation Club reservations way in advance –– not only is this the best way to secure the perfect room type, but it also gives you plenty of time to perfect all those magical details!  Since it looks like you're already thinking about your visit for next spring, I'm happy to share a few details about how DVC booking windows work, as well as the current regulations for borrowing Vacation Points, so you can get down to the business of planning your next magical Membership adventure.

    When it comes to making Disney Vacation Club reservations, there are two dates you'll want to keep on your calendar –– the day your Home Resort Priority Period opens and the day your 7-month booking window opens.  Beginning 11 months from check-in, you'll be able to book reservations at your Home Resort for up to 7 consecutive nights.  Since only Members with an ownership interest can book at each DVC Resort in months 11 through 8, this is a great time to find lots of room availability.  In fact, even when I'm hoping to stay at a different Resort, I usually book my initial reservation during my Home Resort Priority Period –– this way, I know that I've secured the perfect room for my visit, even if I have plans to modify the reservation to a different Resort at a later date.  If you'd like to book or modify a reservation to a DVC Resort other than your Home Resort, this can be done beginning 7 months from your check-in date.  

    In case you need more Vacation Points to book that perfect stay at your Home Resort, Members may currently borrow up to 50 percent of their Points from the upcoming Use Year.  While this restriction has been in place for a while now, Disney Vacation Club has indicated that this is a temporary change, so these rules could change at any time.  For updates on borrowing Points, as well as any other Membership news, be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Vacation Club website for all the latest details.  

    If the borrowing restrictions are still leaving you a few Vacation Points short for your upcoming visit, you also have the option to purchase one-time-use Points.  Each Use Year, DVC Members can purchase up to 24 additional Vacation Points.  As the name suggests, these Points can only be used once and they expire at the end of the Use Year.  Just keep in mind that one-time-use Points can't be used during the Home Resort Priority Period –– they can only be used for reservations made during the 7-month booking window.  You can purchase one-time-use Points for an upcoming stay by giving Member Services a call at (800) 800-9800. 

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney, Karen.  If you thinking of more questions about your Disney Vacation Club Membership, or any other part of planning a Disney vacation, I hope you'll visit us again –– we're always here to help!

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Ohio

Hiya, Pals! I’m Amy – a DOLE-whip-loving, power-lifting, communications strategist from Cleveland, Ohio and together with Mr. Incredible, we’re raising our own team of Supers. Most days, you can find me stretching to juggle virtual meetings in the school pick-up line, drink all the coffee, and defeat laundry –– all while dreaming up what adventures we can find on our next Disney Vacation Club vacation! See ya real soon!
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