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  • On Nov 30, 2023
    Kyle from SD 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, we have 2 home resorts both same UY is it better to book what you can as far as points are concerned at 11 months out and then try at 7 month add on more days or wait until 7 month when all points are available?

    Hey There, Hi There, Ho There, Kyle!

    You are as welcome as can be here at planDisney. How exciting that you have two warm welcomes and places to call "home" at Walt Disney World.  Maximizing the magic with more than one Home Resort is a wonderful way to ensure flexible, affordable family vacations year after year. 

    Kyle, this is really a very personal choice when it comes to booking your Vacation Points. I will also add that some of it depends heavily on whether or not you are planning your vacation for one of the busiest times of the year.  Our family typically visits in March and because this is Spring Break and often Easter time, booking 11 months out during the Home Resort priority period for each specific Resort - even if you have to do a split stay - guarantees the best chance of getting your Home Resort and the room type you prefer.  Since you have two Home Resorts, the Vacation Points allotted to each Home Resort are the only ones that can be used to book that specific Resort during the Home Resort Priority Period.

    We have had some years where we have waited until the seven-month window and can't get a preferred room type or our preferred vacation dates at our Home Resort so we booked at a different Disney Vacation Club Resort. One year, we couldn't find any Disney Vacation Club Resort that had full availability for the entirety of our stay during the seven-month priority window period, so we ended up being cash-paying Guests at Disney's BoardWalk Inn. 

    You certainly can try to wait until the seven-month mark and book the vacation all at once. Just know that with that, you may find less availability. Many people love booking two Resorts and enjoying a split stay. It's like two vacations in one, especially when you are immersed in the uniquely themed Disney Vacation Club Resorts that transport you to a whole new world. When the date comes to switch Resorts, you can just pack up your belongings and Bell Services can take care of moving your items to your new Resort, so you can go about your magical day.  

    I wish I had better guidance for you, Kyle. Unfortunately, it is hard to predict availability and likelihood of getting what you hope for as Resort availability changes all the time.  Seasonality can offer some guidance, but as it looks like you are considering a visit over Halloween, it will likely be a busier time of year.  

    You can also call Member Services, who can offer the best way to maximize your Vacation Points with two Home Resorts. They would be able to offer you all of the options for planning the vacation of your dreams.

    Wishing you the most magical vacation on earth!
    Keri
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Meet the Panelist: Keri, Massachusetts

Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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