Using Your DVC Membership

Using Your DVC Membership: Have questions about your DVC membership? This page covers DVC points, booking DVC and non-DVC reservations, member perks and discounts, and tips.

Points

Points
DVC Point Charts - for all the DVC resorts
Guide to point transfers between members - Transfers allow a DVC member to assign all or a portion of their points to another DVC member.
DVC Point Reallocations - Do the number of points needed for a stay change year over year? It could. DVC can make adjustments to the point chart for a resort to better reflect supply and demand.
Point Chart Inflation - Why do the points required to book a particular room size generally keep rising for each new resort built?
How many total points are there at each DVC resort? Curious people sometimes ask how many points there are at each DVC resort.

Booking DVC Reservations

Booking DVC
How difficult is it to book a reservation? - How hard will it be for me to book "xyz" resort? Find out about peak DVC usage times and hard to get reservations. Good summary of resort availability rules of thumb.
Why are you not able to book with points when there is availability to book with cash? - Why is there no availability when booking a DVC resort through DVC, but there is availability for everyone else on the WDW web site? Is Disney unfairly holding back rooms to rent via cash? Why can't I book a DVC room that is clearly available - using my points?
Wait Listing a Resort - If there is no availability when you try to book, you can go on the wait list. We explain how it works.
How to make a room request - How to communicate room requests for DVC reservations.
Split Stays - A split stay is any stay that involves checking out of your room and checking back into a different room during your trip – whether that room is at a different resort or not. A split stay may involve moving resorts, changing room sizes or just changing the view. What do you need to be aware of?
Walking a reservation - DVC allows members to add and remove days from an existing reservation. While this provides great flexibility to members if their plans change, it also creates opportunities to potentially “manipulate” the system.

Booking outside of DVC

Booking outside DVC
Should a Member Use Points to Pay for non-DVC options? - The answer is, it depends on how you value your points.
Exchanging your DVC for another timeshare via RCI - Disney Vacation Club has a multi-year affiliation agreement with RCI that offers it’s members access to thousands of RCI affiliated timeshare properties across the globe.

Member Perks & Discounts

Member perks & discounts
Annual Pass Discount
Dining discounts and plans for DVC Members - Let's face it: Walt Disney World is expensive, and the cost of most meals carries a stiff price tag.
Do DVC Members deserve better perks? - A “perk” is, by definition, something that is incidental to our DVC membership. Perks come and go.

Vacation Tips

Vacation Tips
Buying groceries for your room - Some DVC members cook in their rooms or, if not, get snacks and other items so that they don’t have to eat at a Disney counter service or table service for every meal or snack. We cover the various options.
Dealing with Food Allergies - Disney parks go above and beyond to cater to those with allergies.
Using a Scooter / ECV - Visiting Walt Disney World usually involves a lot of walking. For those unable or unwilling to walk for long periods of time, an electric scooter or Electric Conveyance Vehicle (ECV) may be a convenient solution.
Owner's Locker - Owner's Locker lets you store your vacation stuff in Orlando where it belongs. This means less packing, less hassle, less hauling and less stress. Owner's Locker provides you with a purple container to store personal items – pretty much anything that makes your stay more pleasant.