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  • On Apr 26, 2022
    Melissa from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. We are interested in staying in a DVC villa/cabin when we go in early Jan 2023, but we're not DVC members. Is there a way to find out what may be available and how soon we could make a reservation? Thanks.

    Hey there, Melissa! Welcome to planDisney! I'm so happy that you've stopped by with such a great Disney vacation planning question. 

    Woohoo! I can't think of a better way to celebrate the start of a new year than a trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth! And with the 50th Anniversary Celebration still in full swing, your magical vacation will surely set the tone for a fantastic 2023. The only way to make your magical adventure more special would be to spend it in pixie-dusted home-away-from-home Deluxe Villa accommodations at one of the fabulous Disney Vacation Club Resorts. I love having all the comforts of home with all the amenities of a Deluxe Resort right in the middle of the magic. It's practically perfect in every way. Even though you are not a DVC Member, you can absolutely book a stay at a DVC Resort, so, let's get this planning party started!

    While online booking and vacation packages for Walt Disney World Resort have only been released through 2022, you can book a room-only reservation at one of the DVC Resorts up to 499 days in advance by calling Disney Resort Hotel Reservations at (407) 939-1936. So, that means that you can book your January 2023 stay NOW, and I recommend calling to check availability and book as soon as possible to lock down your dream Villa, Cabin or Bungalow. Then, once vacation packages for 2023 are released, you are more than likely able to call back to convert your room reservation to a package, which will also include your theme park tickets. Happy booking, my friend!

    I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for news on the release of 2023 vacation packages as soon as it drops, so you'll know when to call and modify your reservation. Also, leading up to your trip, check the Special Offers, Deals & Discounts page on the Walt Disney World website often to see if any deals for your vacation dates are released and can be applied to your reservation. If so, just call once again to have your discount applied. Now, you're ready for the magic!

    I hope this was helpful, Melissa, and I hope you book the room of your dreams soon! A dream is a wish your heart makes, and I hope all of your 2023 wishes come true! Once you're booked and ready to plan, stop by any time with any questions you may have. You've got a friend in me!

    I hope to see ya real soon,


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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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