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  • On Oct 8, 2022
    Mary from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will I lose my existing DVC reservation if I waitlist for a larger villa?

    Hi there, Mary! Welcome to planDisney and Welcome Home! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with such a great vacation planning question. I love chatting with a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member!

    One of my favorite things about my DVC Membership is the flexibility. The seemingly endless list of Disney destinations, the different accommodation types, the Vacation Points system, banking and borrowing, and waitlists make the possibilities for magical adventures endless. I'm so excited to see that your magical adventure is just on the horizon! Now, let's chat about waitlists and keeping your current reservation safe and sound.

    I think you will be happy to hear that you can absolutely create a waitlist (Up to two, actually!) for a larger Villa without losing your current DVC Resort reservation. On your Dashboard on the DVC website, your reservation and waitlist will look like two separate reservations, but the confirmed reservation will be labeled "Booked" with a green checkmark and the waitlist will state "Waitlisted" with an orange clock. The two can safely coexist together, so rest easy! 

    Now, if your waitlisted Villa becomes available, it will be automatically confirmed, and you will be sent a confirmation email. When you create your waitlist, you will be given the option to replace an existing reservation or not if the waitlist comes through. If you are sure that you would like to switch to a larger Villa and replace your current reservation if the waitlisted Villa becomes available, go ahead and select the option to replace your existing reservation. If you aren't sure if you'd like to switch and you have enough Points to cover both reservations, you can select the option not to replace your existing reservation and then make the decision once the waitlist is confirmed. If you go this route, just be sure to select the option for the waitlist to expire 31 days before your arrival. That way, you won't run the risk of having to cancel within 30 days of your arrival and having any Points go into your Holding Account. 

    Mary, I hope this was helpful, and I will be wishing upon an evening star that your waitlist comes through! But even if it doesn't, I'm wishing you the most magical and memorable upcoming holiday vacation. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by and ask!

    You've got a friend in me,

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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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