How to Book Your DVC Vacation
When you’re booking your vacation with Disney Vacation Club, it’s different then booking a normal Disney vacation. You’ll need to book it through Disney Vacation Club vs Walt Disney World resort. There are two ways to do this: one is on the phone and one is via the DVC website. Today’s post is going to cover how you can book your vacation on the Disney Vacation Club website.
You can book your vacation as far out as 11 months before. 11 months before your vacation date you can book at 8am eastern time. Is it important to book as soon as that date opens? In my opinion, yes. If you’re flexible on your dates, no. But if you want to get to Disney for a specific event then don’t take the chance of missing out on having a room. The only place you can book 11 months out is your home resort. At 7 months out you can book any of the other Disney Vacation Club resorts. Same rules apply, 9 am eastern. When your booking on that 11 month out date, you can only book up to 7 days. If you want to book more you’ll have to add on each day by phone. Not convenient at all, but again necessary if you’re heading down during a peak season or a busy weekend.
You’ll need to log in with your DVC log in information. Once you’ve done this you’ll be on your home page of the DVC website. To book your vacation, hover over Plan Vacations and click Book Online Disney Vacation Club resorts.
Fill in the information required, the amount of people staying with you, your dates, the resort and which style of room you’re looking for. You can always leave the room style choice open, and see what’s available and select from there.
After you fill in this information you’ll head to the next screen which will show you which dates are available in which style of rooms. Select the one you wish.
You’ll be shown how many points it will take to acquire the reservation. If you have enough points for your use year then you’ll just book it. If you have to use points banked you’ll have to select this option and if you have to borrow points then you’ll have to selection this option.
Once you’ve confirmed your selections you’ll have to fill in the information for all the members of your party. This will be used for your MagicBands and for any other reservations you require, like Magical Express and Dining Plans.
The last page you’ll be brought to will confirm your information and give you a bunch of links that you can use to further your Disney vacation planning. All these links can be found elsewhere on the website at a later date but if you’re within the right dates you can take advance of this short cut and do more planing right then and there. You can purchase your dining plan (which doesn’t have to purchased until the day before you arrive), make dining reservations, add your Magical Express, purchase tickets, and more.
And that’s it. It’s quite simple, as long as when you’re looking to book and there’s availability. What can get complicated is when you’re trying to book something and the accommodations you’re looking for aren’t available. Whether it’s the resort or the dates and then you have to go back to the drawing board a little panicked. This is one of the reasons we’ve done so many multi resort vacations so we can go to Disney when we want but there’s not the availability at one resort so we need to move around to find a place to stay.
A couple days ago we booked our vacation for January 2020. Our plan is to run some races during the Marathon weekend and to celebrate a couple of birthdays while we’re there. We’re booked at Saratoga Springs, our home resort, but we’re hoping to stay somewhere else that will be less points and closer to the action of race weekend. So stay tuned as we fill you in during the months ahead on our dining reservations, park plans and accommodations. Follow us on Instagram to get immediate updates. For more posts on the Disney Vacation Club take a look at these:
Happy Planning, Friends.