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  • On Aug 5, 2021
    Christopher from West Yorkshire Asked

    Hello I have 420 points, 210 from 2020, 210 from 2021, currently all dates are booked to Feb 2022 and the borders are still closed. Can I bank my 420 points, when is the cut off date in February to use my points and will I receive a reduction in my dues?

    Hello Christopher!

    I wish I could give you a true Welcome Home, meaning you were able to visit the United States and the Walt Disney World Resort right now, but sadly that still isn’t an option. My sweet friend Sue, who I met through planDisney is also from the UK and I know she checks the news daily to see if there is are any travel updates! I am sorry you are stuck in this situation. As a nurse through this entire ordeal, the only thing I know is that what’s going to happen next is unpredictable. I truly thought things were improving dramatically here in the United States, but the arrival of the delta variant has changed a lot.

    I just logged onto the Disney Vacation Club Member Website to check availability for you. Usually, I know Guests coming from the U.K. plan trips for two weeks. I do see some stretches of availability in January, especially in 1 Bedroom Villas. Your best chance for finding a room would be Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. This is the largest resort and so they tend to have greater availability.

    When it comes to banking, banked Vacation Points from 2020 cannot be banked a second time. You should be able to bank your 2021 Vacation Points, however, as long as your banking window has not yet closed. You mentioned February, so I’m wondering if you have a February Use Year? Here at planDisney, we are Disney experts, but also real Disney Guests like yourself, and in this case a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member. I’m not a Cast Member so I can’t look at your account specifics. If your Use Year is February, you must use your 2020 Vacation Points no later than the night of January 31, 2021. With a February Use Year, you can bank your 2021 Vacation Points into 2022, and you have until September 31, 2021, to do that. If you have a March Use Year, you can use your 2020 Vacation Points for nights up to and including February 28, 2022, and you must bank by October 31, 2021.

    If you’d like to ask about any exceptions for the extreme situation, you’d need to call Disney Vacation Club Member Services, to see what they say. I have not ever heard of someone’s dues being reduced. I would use the specific toll free number available for UK Members on that page.

    I do have a few ideas for you, Christopher. I’m not sure if they are sold out or not, but you could ask about the UK Disney Magic at Sea Staycations. These are a wonderful way for our Members in the UK to experience some Disney magic, and you can use Vacation Points to book! Alternately, you could try to find an acquaintance in the United States who might be able to benefit from your Vacation Points. Perhaps book a resort stay for January at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, and if you are unable to travel yourself, maybe you could find someone else who might want that reservation.

    I am sorry you are in this situation, Christopher. I really recommend you call Member Services and speak with a Cast Member who might be able to help your specific situation. Sending Membership Magic for a good outcome for you!

    - 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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