If you’ve been looking into purchasing a Disney Vacation Club membership, or are a current member looking into adding on additional DVC points, you may be wondering, is it possible to own points at multiple DVC resorts?
In short, the answer is yes, members of the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) are able to own more than one Home Resort. The ability to own points at multiple Home Resorts is just one of the great benefits of being a member, and can offer you greater flexibility when booking your vacations when done right. In this article, we’ll be walking you through the benefits and limitations of buying points at multiple Home Resorts. Let’s dive in!
Benefits Of Owning At Multiple Home Resorts
To understand the benefits of owning points at more than one home resort, we first have to make sure you understand how far in advance you can book your DVC points. Beginning at 11 months prior to your desired check-in date, you can book reservations at your home resort, or if your desired check-in date is within 7 months or less, you can begin booking at other DVC resorts.
|Reservation Type||Booking Window|
|Home Resort Reservations||11-months prior to check-in|
|Non-Home Resort Reservations||7-months prior to check-in|
You can get an in-depth overview of the DVC booking windows by reading our article here: How Far In Advance Can I Book DVC? The 7 and 11-Month Booking Windows Explained.
Booking During The 11-Month Booking Window
Many Disney Vacation Club members decide to own more than one Home Resort in order to take advantage of the 11-month booking priority period at each of the resorts they own. Owning points at each resort they wish to travel to gives them a 4-month “head-start” before the 7-month booking window allows other DVC members to book at that resort. This makes it easier for them to secure the resort, dates and accommodations that best meet their needs.
Owning multiple Home Resorts allows Disney Vacation Club members to reduce the potential of not being able to book their preferred resort during the 7-month booking window, skip using waitlists, and ultimately having to book an alternative reservation that does not meet their desired selection.
Booking During The 7-Month Booking Window
Also, once your desired check-in date is in 7 months or less, you can combine all of your DVC points to book at other locations in the Disney Vacation Club network of resorts.
Limitations Of Owning At Multiple Home Resorts
It’s important to note that when booking at the 11-month booking window, all the DVC points being used to make that reservation are required to be associated with the membership for that particular home resort. DVC members that own at multiple Home Resorts will not be able to combine points from multiple contracts to booking reservations during the Home Resort Priority Period.
Understanding Your Travel Patterns
Determining whether to own at multiple home resorts is a very personal decision, and should be determined on you and your family’s personal travel patterns. There really is no one-size-fits-all solution to which resort(s) to own or how many points to own. If there are multiple specific events you wish to attend at Walt Disney World each year, you may find owning at 2 home resorts fits your needs perfectly.
International Flower And Garden Festival at EPCOT
For example, if you want to attend the International Flower And Garden Festival at EPCOT staying at Beach Club Villas or Boardwalk Villas can help to eliminate lengthy transportation times, and the worry about having to book it 7 months in advance.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party At Magic Kingdom
Whereas if you also attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party each year, you may choose to own some additional points at one of the monorail resorts in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area, like Grand Floridian, Polynesian, or Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary.
If you have questions about which home resort would work best for you, how many points you need to purchase, or any other lingering questions about DVC ownership or saving thousands of dollars by buying on the resale market, feel free to contact us. Our licensed agents are happy to help with a free consultation to help guide you through the process, so don’t hesitate to reach out!