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  • On Oct 30, 2022
    Stacey from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm trying to use points by Feb 28th in Disneyland, want to stay at the California Lodge, all DVC villas are booked until....forever, and I know I can use points for hotel rooms, but cannont find a way to do that or see that online.

    Hey there, Stacey! Welcome to planDisney and Welcome Home, my DVC neighbor! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with such a great planning question. I love chatting with a fellow Member!

    Like you, Stacey, a magical stay at The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort is at the tippy top of my Disney Vacation Club must-do list, and like you, I have not yet been pixie-dusted enough to book this incredible Resort once my seven-month booking window has opened. Fortunately, there is another way to book a stay on the Hotel side of this Disneyland Resort Hotel, so let's chat about this Membership magic, shall we?!

    To book a stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa using your DVC Membership, start by checking out the Points Chart on the DVC website. Your booking window opens 11 months before your arrival date, as long as the Points Chart for your dates has been released. Since the 2023 Points Chart has been published, you can book your February 2023 stay NOW! Just call DVC Member Services to convert your Vacation Points to Reservation Points, check availability and book your magical stay.

    I have more great news for you, Stacey! While prices are always subject to change, at this time, the $95 transaction fee required for most Disney Collection exchanges is not required to book a reservation at a Disneyland Resort Hotel. See?! Membership magic!

    I hope this was helpful, Stacey, and I hope you book the Disneyland vacation of your dreams! Please stop by any time with any planning or DVC questions you may have along the way.

    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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