• On Jun 16, 2021
    Tiffanie from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am on the waitlist for Grand California on Aug 8 for 2 Studio rooms for DVC members can our friend Tink put some pixie magic dust and make our kid's dream come true. Check-in Aug 8 and out Aug 9. Please this will be a dream come true.

    Hi Tiffanie!

    Oh my, that does sound like a dream come true. I know that The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa are very popular, but that it also isn’t a very large resort, so availably can be challenging. Unfortunately Tiffanie, here at planDisney we are not Cast Members, but ordinary Disney fanatics around the country and the world, here to answer Guests’ trip planning questions. I am a nurse in real life, and a planDisney Panelist in between trips to work at the hospital and to drop my kiddos at band practice. I am a Disney Vacation Club Member myself and I can’t even make my own Waitlist request come through!

    As a DVC Member for more than 12 years, I have to say I think the odds of snagging not one, but two studios at this late of a date is unlikely. I would consider a backup plan like booking a Good Neighbor Hotel nearby. That said, you don’t know what can happen. My one suggestion would be to check the Disney Vacation Club Member Website daily, or even twice daily, to see if availability has changed. You may find a room someone else has canceled before the Waitlists are filled. I have had this tactic work for me on several occasions.

    Tiffanie, I truly hope your Waitlist comes through. I am sending all my extra pixie dust to you for good Waitlist luck!

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
    - 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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