Important Dates That Every Disney Vacation Club Owner Should Know

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From the magic of the parks to the enchanting Disney resorts, owning a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) membership is like holding a ticket to a lifetime of memorable Disney vacations. However, being a DVC member comes with certain responsibilities and deadlines that need to be adhered to in order to make the most of your membership. This article will guide you through the key dates that every DVC owner should have marked on their calendar.

Annual Dues

January 15th

Annual Dues Due Date

January 31st

Deadline for Auto-pay

February 15th

Late fees assessed

As a DVC member, annual dues payments are officially due on January 15th of each year, but there is a 1-month grace period until February 15th before late fees are assessed.

Monthly Auto Pay Deadline

If you wish to set up monthly autopay, you will need to do so by January 31st. Currently, a US-based checking account is required to set up monthly autopay. If you’d like all the details about paying your annual dues in interest free monthly payments, check out our article here: Setting Up DVC Dues on Monthly Auto Pay.

Booking Windows

Home Resort

11 months prior to check-in date

Other DVC Resorts

7 months prior to check-in date

11-Month Booking Window

Every Disney Vacation Club owner is eligible to make DVC reservations 11 months in advance at their home resort, i.e. the resort on your contract.

7-Month Booking Window

For any reservations made at your non-home resort location, all DVC owners are subject to book during the 7-month booking window.

If you’d like to master the 7 & 11 month booking windows + get tips & tricks to book the most desirable vacations check out our article here: How Far In Advance Can I Book DVC? The 7 and 11-Month Booking Windows Explained

Banking Deadlines

Use Year 100% 0%
February September 30 October 1 – January 31
March October 31 November 1 – February 28*
April November 30 December 1 – March 31
June January 31 February 1 – May 31
August March 31 April 1 – July 31
September April 30 May 1 – August 31
October May 31 June 1 – September 30
December July 31 August 1 – November 30
* During leap years, the 0% banking window will extend to February 29

You can bank your DVC points up to 12 months in advance, but there are banking deadlines in place that prevent members from banking their points 4 months or less before the end of the user year. We’ve added a chart above that shows all of the banking deadlines for each of the use years that are available to DVC members.

DVC Points Expiration Date

Your Disney Vacation Club points will expire on the last day of your use year at midnight eastern time. You can see below the exact date each year your Vacation Points will expire for each of the use years that are available to DVC members.

Use Year Points Expiration Date
February January 31
March February 28*
April March 31
June May 31
August July 31
September August 31
October September 30
December November 30
* During leap years, the expiration date will extend to February 29

In conclusion, being a Disney Vacation Club owner is a magical experience, but to get the most out of your DVC points, you’ll need some basic education about how the system works. By keeping track of these important dates – annual dues, booking windows, banking deadlines, and points expiration – you can make the most of your membership and enjoy many wonderful vacations at Disney resorts. Remember, the magic is in the details, so mark these dates on your calendar and let the Disney adventures begin!

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Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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