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.
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.
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
|October 1 – January 31
|November 1 – February 28*
|December 1 – March 31
|February 1 – May 31
|April 1 – July 31
|May 1 – August 31
|June 1 – September 30
|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.
|Points Expiration Date
|* 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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