• On Sep 19, 2019
    Linda from OK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Next trip Feb 1-8, 2020 - not booked yet. Hoped to get AK but too pricey. Checked with DVC Rental, I gather I'm on a "wait list." Worried re: waiting, wondering if I should try to book POP or AS Movies full price if any rooms left.

    Hi Linda, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question.

    The answer to your question depends on how flexible your vacation dates are. If you’ve already purchased your airfare, or you definitely can’t change your dates for some other reason, then I would highly recommend booking a room at either Disney’s Pop Century Resort or Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort (both are great options since their rooms have recently been refurbished) for your dates. If your dates are still relatively flexible, you can choose to wait a bit longer, though I wouldn’t really recommend it. I tend to get antsy if I don’t have a confirmed reservation for an upcoming vacation that I know I’m going to take! 

    Plus, if you make a room-only reservation for either one of these Disney Resort Hotels, you’ll need to pay one night’s deposit but, based on the typical cancellation policy, you should be able to get that deposit back if you cancel your stay at least 5 or 6 nights before your scheduled arrival date. You should therefore be able to cancel your stay in either Resort, without penalty, if your Disney Vacation Club waitlist reservation comes through or if a new Special Offer is released for your vacation dates. That being said, please check the email confirmation that you'll receive to know exactly what kind of cancellation policy applies to your reservation. 

    Please don't hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. We’re always happy to help!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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