Mom And Daughter Inside Disney hotel; in costume; cinderella
  • On Apr 25, 2013
    Michele Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We want to take a vacation in early Oct. We did WDW this month. Any ideas for a great DVC trip? We thought about Aulani but our room type is unavailable.

    Howdy Michele! 

    Goodness!  I have struggled with answering this question...because you have SO MANY GREAT OPTIONS!!

    Let's start with Aulani...are any nights of your vacation period available?  If so, you might consider doing a split stay at Aulani and one of the numerous RCI resorts that are available through your membership in the Disney Vacation Club.

    If you purchased your membership directly from Disney you might also consider a vacation from the Disney Collection which includes:  the Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and more.  The Concierge Collection also offers some amazing destinations including beach escapes, mountain and ski resorts as well as first-class accommodations in cities including New York City, London, San Francisco or Washington D.C.

    Because you were looking at Aulani, I'm guessing that you enjoy the beach.  Because of this, Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort or Disney's Vero Beach Resort might be great options too!

    You can find information regarding all of the resorts available to Disney Vacation Club Members on the Member website.

    How many will be travelling with you?  What types of amenities or recreation are you looking for?  My husband and I travelled to Hawaii using our DVC points prior to Aulani being built.  It was a magical vacation and I would highly recommend you looking into the RCI exchange further if you were excited about visiting Hawaii. 

    Please let me know if you need any other suggestions or please let me know a bit more information and I will try to narrow down your selections.  One thing I can say is that I am confident you will have a magical time regardless of the destination you choose.

    Thanks so much for your question and have a magical day!!
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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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