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  • On Jun 9, 2019
    Andrew from GA Asked

    If I purchase a DVC membership at the new Riviera Resort and can't book during that later part of 2019, do I still get the 2019 points?

    chEARs Andrew, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    It sounds like you are on the verge of a fantastic decision! My husband and I joke that besides marrying each other, joining Disney Vacation Club was the best decision we have ever made. The flexibility allowed with the points system, along with the fantastic variety of resorts makes the club unparalleled!

    In regards to your points question - it all depends on your Use Year. Let's say that you purchase a contract on July 1st, 2019. Your Use Year will be July 1st, 2019 - June 30th, 2020. In other words, your Use Year starts from the month that you began your contract and lasts 12 months. 

    So let's say you are one of the lucky few who get to visit Disney's Riviera Resort in it's first month, which is projected to be this December. AND that you purchased a contract in July. You will be five months into your twelve month Use Year, so plenty of time to use those points! But! Just in case you can't book in December, and instead, you stay in...let's say March 2020, you still will be able to use your 2019 points.

    If you have points left over and are approaching the end of your Use Year, you can bank points into the next Use Year, so that you don't lose your points from the previous year. We tend to do this every other year since we spend alternating Christmases at Walt Disney World. We save up our points and then bank them into the next year, giving us a more substantial amount of points to cover the Christmas holiday. Truly one of the great perks of Membership - you get to decide how, where, and when you want to vacation!

    Andrew, if you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to come back! Let me be the first to say - Welcome Home! You are going to love Disney Vacation Club Membership.

    Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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