Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 10, 2012
    Amanda from PA 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.

    I am planning a graduation celebration this coming May. We are becoming DVC members soon and will use points for the resort. I want to do a night in BLT and another night in AKV. What are the availability of these resorts?

    Hello, Amanda!

    What a wonderful way to celebrate a graduation! 

    And, to kick off your Disney Vacation Club Membership, a night at each of these properties is sure to be spectacular. (Both are our home resorts!)  Both Bay Lake Tower and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge are truly spectacular as well as unique.

    When booking a room using your Disney Vacation Club Membership, it's always a good idea to have several dates in mind, in order to maximize your chances of getting exactly what you want.  Another thing to consider is the type of villa you're looking to book. For example, I might call DVC Member Services and say that I'd like to book one Savannah View, One-Bedroom villa at Kidani Village, and one Theme Park View, One-Bedroom Villa at BLT, on two consecutive nights, from May X to May Y.  The Cast Member at Member Services might be able to suggest that if you change to a Bay View Villa at Bay Lake Tower, you can get your first choice of dates.  If the location is more important to you than dates, then you might be able to look a day or two before or after that original request, in order to get exactly the room type you'd like to book.

    Once your Membership begins, you'll have a much greater chance at getting exactly your first choice because of Home Resort Booking Priority.  WIth this benefit, you'll be able to book your Home Resort Villa up to 11 months in advance of check-in.  Other DVC Villas may be booked at up to 7 months in advance, which is still usually plenty of time to get just the right villa for your upcoming vacation.

    I may not be your first DVC well-wisher, but you are my first, fellow DVC Member to whom I can say, as a Moms Panelist, "Welcome Home!" 
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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