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  • On Sep 29, 2023
    Debra from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When can I start planning to stay at other resort if my Use year starts August 1

    Hiya, Debra!

    Welcome Home and welcome to planDisney!  How exciting that you are planning your next Disney vacation. Staying at a Disney Vacation Club Resort adds so much value to our Disney trips. The amenities like kitchenettes in the Deluxe Studios and full-size kitchens in the Villas, the access to laundry, and the gathering spaces give our family all of the benefits of home while being immersed in the magic of Disney.

    Debra, if you have available Vacation Points to use, typically you can book your Home Resort beginning 11 months from your desired check-in date.  All other Disney Vacation Club Resorts can be booked beginning seven months from your desired check-in date.  If you are trying to book a check-in date for June 18th, you would count backward in the calendar either seven months or 11 months from that date - depending on if you are trying to book your Home Resort or another Disney Vacation Club Resort - to know when you would be able to make that booking. This is generally speaking, of course, and if you have questions about your specific account, I recommend giving Member Services a call about your options.

    One thing to note is that this is pending availability, and sometimes, even in these priority periods, Resorts may not have availability during your desired dates, especially if it is a busy time of year.  I recommend making a note on your calendar when your priority period opens up and logging into your Disney Vacation Club dashboard or calling Member Services on that date to check availability for your desired Resort for the best chance of securing the location and room type of your choice.

    I hope this helps you, Debra! If you have any further Disney Vacation Club questions, stop back here to see me because you've got a friend in me!

    Magically Yours,

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Meet the Panelist: Keri, Massachusetts

Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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