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  • On Jul 25, 2022
    Brett from WI 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 have used points (+fee) in the past to book hotel rooms and non-DVC Disney resorts in WDW, but can't find out where that is anymore. Can someone point us in the right direction, please?

    Hey There, Hi There, Ho There, Brett!

    You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney.  Don't you just love the flexibility that your Vacation Points offer you as a Disney Vacation Club Member?  In addition to world-class accommodations at Disney Vacation Club Resorts, you can also use your Points for everything from a high-seas adventure with Disney Cruise Line to blasting off to a galaxy far, far away.  Seriously, the sky really is the limit!  How cool that you're thinking of exploring other non-DVC Disney Resorts Collection hotels during your upcoming visit –– let me share a few details about booking those reservations to help you get started with the planning process.

    When you choose to use Vacation Points for Disney Stays outside of a Disney Vacation Club Resort, this is known as a Disney Collection Exchange.  But while the Points Charts for these Resorts and experiences are available on the DVC website, you won't be able to book them online like a DVC Reservation.  This is because in order to book, you'll actually need to convert your Vacation Points to Reservation Points.  Don't worry, though, booking your reservation is as easy as picking up the phone –– when you're ready to check availability and begin the booking process, you'll simply need to give Member Services a call at (800) 800-9800, where a Cast Member will be happy to assist you.

    Booking a Disney Collection Exchange can be a great way to experience something new with the magic of DVC Membership, but since booking a Disney Collection Exchange works a little differently than a DVC reservation, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind.  Each confirmed exchange reservation is subject to a non-refundable $95 transaction fee, due at the time your reservation is confirmed.  Disney Collection Exchange reservations also fall under the Rule of Four, which means that you can't book those reservations during the last four months of your Use Year if you're planning to travel during the same year.  And finally, once your Vacation Points have been converted to Reservation Points, you won't be able to use them to book a Disney Vacation Club reservation.  This means that in the event you need to modify or cancel your exchange, those Points can't be used to book a new reservation at a Disney Vacation Club Resort.  Don't stress, though –– Hakuna Matata.  In the event that your existing reservation needs to be canceled or modified, you're welcome to use those Reservation Points to book another Disney Collection Exchange before they expire at the end of your Use Year.

    It was so nice to see you at planDisney, Brett.  Thanks for stopping by!  And if you think of more planning questions as your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation gets closer, I hope you'll drop in again –– we're always here to help!

    Happy Planning,
    Amy

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Ohio

Hiya, Pals! I’m Amy – a DOLE-whip-loving, power-lifting, communications strategist from Cleveland, Ohio and together with Mr. Incredible, we’re raising our own team of Supers. Most days, you can find me stretching to juggle virtual meetings in the school pick-up line, drink all the coffee, and defeat laundry –– all while dreaming up what adventures we can find on our next Disney Vacation Club vacation! See ya real soon!
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