• On Jan 25, 2021
    Patricia from NJ 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 want to know when my Home Resort of Bay Lake's Window opens for a trip I am booking with a check-in date of January 10, 2022.

    Welcome Home, Patricia!

    You are already off to a great start by looking ahead and planning early. I always recommend booking your Home Resort as soon as you are able, so you know you have something secured for your dates. Mid-January is a wonderful time to visit for traditionally lower crowds and an escape from the cold of the Northeast!

    Disney Vacation Club
    Members can book their Home Resort eleven months before check-in. If your desired check-in date is January 10, 2022, you can book your trip beginning on February 10, 2021. Bookings can be made either by calling Member Services or online at the Disney Vacation Club Member Website beginning at 8 AM Eastern Time. If you are looking for a popular reservation, I would recommend going online right at 8 AM for the best chance of booking your desired room. For booking my summer visit to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa during the very popular month of June, I actually pulled my car into a parking lot on my way home from working the night shift, so I could attempt to book my needed room exactly at 8 AM! My determination thankfully paid off. At Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Standard View rooms, and especially Standard View Deluxe Studios are very popular, so for these rooms especially you should be ready to book right away and not wait till later in the day. I also always recommend a back-up plan if your first choice room is not available, for example, a different view or size.

    If you were interested in booking a non-Home Resort, you may book other Disney Vacation Club Resorts seven months before check-in. For your dates, that would be June 10, 2021. Even for Guests who would like to stay at a resort other than their Home Resort, I recommend booking your Home Resort to start, then you can change your reservation at the seven-month mark if there is availability.

    I hope this helps with your planning, Patricia. Sending you pixie dust for securing your perfect reservation! Please let us know if you have any additional questions as you plan your visit, we are here to help!

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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