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  • On Apr 4, 2024
    Elena from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Use year is always a confusing thing for me! Points at use year Dec 2024 does it means I have Dec 2025 to use or I have to bank it in July 2025 if I am not planning to go? Thank you :)

    Welcome Home, Elena! Thanks so much for making a return trip to planDisney--it's great to have you back! It's always a treat to meet a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member. I'm not sure if you're traveling to Walt Disney World Resort from the enchanted kingdom of Avalor, as your name suggests, but I'm here to help add a bit of pixie dust to your travels!

    Your question feels so familiar to me--I am constantly checking and double-checking my Use Year math against the calendar to make sure I'm correct. I booked a trip just this morning and I must have done my calculations four times! You are on the right track, Elena, so let me confirm your dates and this will hopefully answer all of your questions. 

    With your December Use Year, you will receive your annual allotment of Vacation Points on December 1, 2024. You have until November 30, 2025 to use them on a vacation--perhaps a woodland getaway at the new Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, or a tropical retreat at Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, where a new tower will be opening in late 2024 (date TBD). There are so many great options!

    If you decide to bank your points, remember that the Rule of Four applies in this situation, meaning that the banking transaction must be completed by July 31, 2025. You are right on the money with your DVC math--well done! Banking is a great way to build up some extra points to book a longer vacation or stay in a larger villa. Keep in mind that this transaction is final, so once the points are banked to the next Use Year, you cannot pull them back if you decide to take a last-minute trip. 

    Elena, you are clearly a knowledgeable Disney Vacation Club Member and I appreciate you taking the time to stop by planDisney to make sure you have all of your (Donald) ducks in a row. Please don't hesitate to reach out directly if I can help with any other questions related to DVC or Walt Disney World. 

    Stay Magical!
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, Michigan

Hi there! I'm Susan, a pixie-dusted pediatric nurse and Disney Vacation Club specialist. I'm married to my own Mr. Incredible and we have two fantastic teenage daughters. Our family has been making Disney memories for four generations, and I'm so excited to help you plan your own magical adventures as part of the planDisney panel. Welcome home! Learn More About Susan

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