Disney Vacation Club is Disney’s time share company. Being a member of the Disney Vacation Club gives owners access to all the Disney Vacation Club properties found around North America. It also gives members access to Disney hotels. These are hotels that are not Disney Vacation Club resorts. There are several hotels at both Disney World and Disneyland that do not have Disney Vacation Club properties on their grounds. Many of these resorts are value resorts and moderate resorts. There is also one Disney World deluxe resort that does not yet have a Disney Vacation Club property.
For some, it may be hard to comprehend why someone would want to use their DVC points for a non-DVC resort. There could be several reasons: members may want to stay on the same property as friends, there may be no dvc resorts available during the time they’d like to visit.
Booking a DVC vacation using DVC points for a DVC resort is quite simple, especially once you’ve done it several times. You can even do it all independently on the DVC website. Booking a vacation for a non-DVC resort requires members to call Disney Vacation Club for member services to book the vacation for you, 1-800-800-9800. There is also a cost to booking a non-DVC resort, a $95 non-refundable deposit.
One of the things to be aware of before taking this route is: Disney Hotels cost more points than Disney Vacation Club resorts. Just because you are using points to stay at a Value resort does not mean it will cost less points. It will actually cost more. For more on whether using DVC points for non-DVC hotels makes sense for you click here.
We have gone this route before, we stayed at the Disneyland Hotel in California because there was no availability at the DVC resort. At the time we had plenty of points to use and we were registered for the Disneyland Half Marathon so we needed to stay somewhere. It worked out well for us, and we were ignorant to how many points it cost us because we were so new to DVC. No Regrets.
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