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  • On Oct 22, 2022
    Beth from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip to Disneyland and Aulani next summer(2023)—can I book Disneyland (Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier) before the 7 month window. Planning on staying at Aulani 1st and then Disneyland.

    Hey there, Beth! Welcome to planDisney and Welcome Home, my DVC neighbor! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with such a great planning question. Chatting Disney with a fellow Member is my favorite!

    Eeeek! Beth, you are planning the ultimate magical adventure! A stop at Disneyland Resort on the way to enjoy the pixie-dusted paradise at Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas is at the tippy top of my DVC must-do list. I think that minimizing jet lag is the practically perfect excuse to stop and spend a few magical days at Disneyland Resort, and it sounds like an absolute dream. A dream is a wish your heart makes, and I'm thrilled to help you make all of your vacation wishes come true!

    I think you will be excited to hear that if you plan to use your DVC Membership to book a stay at Disneyland Hotel or Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, your booking window opens as early as 11 months before your arrival date, as long as the Points Chart has been released for your dates. At this time, the 2023 Points Chart has been published, so you can book your summer 2023 Disneyland vacation ... NOW! Happy booking!

    To convert your Vacation Points to Reservation Points, check availability and book your stay, just call Member Services to speak with a helpful Cast Member. I have more exciting news for you, Beth! While prices are always subject to change, currently, the $95 transaction fee is not required to book a stay at the Disneyland Resort Hotels. It's pure Membership magic!

    I hope this was helpful, Beth, and I hope you have the most magical and memorable vacation! I could not be more excited for you. Please stop by any time with any planning questions you may have along the way. You've got a friend in me!

    Happy planning,

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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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