As vacation habits change and the “Disney Bug” sets in, many DVC members find themselves needing more points than they originally purchased. Instead of renting extra points each year or purchasing “one time use” points directly from Disney, most owners will choose to simply buy another contract to supplement their current points. We like to call this an “add-on” contract and there are a few things to consider when adding points to your DVC membership.
When adding another DVC contract, you can choose to purchase points at the same resort or at a different resort. Keep in mind that Disney will never let two resorts have one “home priority” booking, under any circumstance. You can book a trip 7 to 11 months in advance at your home resort only with the amount of points you own at that resort.
Example: You own 100 points at Beach Club and 200 points at Saratoga Springs. For your next trip, you want to book Beach Club with points from both contracts. If booking 7 to 11 months in advance, you would only be able to use your 100 Beach Club points (plus any banked or borrowed points in that contract) to book a stay at Beach Club. If booking under 7 months in advance, you could use points from both the Beach Club and Saratoga contract for a single reservation.
2. USE YEAR
If you purchase another contract with the same Use Year, regardless of resort, it remains a separate deed but Disney will add it to your existing membership number with the same banking window. If you purchase a different Use Year, regardless of resort, you will be issued a new membership number for that contract with a different banking window.
Example: You currently own points with a March Use Year. You can purchase any resort with a March Use Year and the contract will be added to your existing membership number. If you decide to purchase an April Use Year, you’ll receive a second membership number for that contract.
3. NAMES ON DEED
As long as you are titling and deeding your new purchase the same as your current ownership, all contracts and memberships will be under your existing DVCmember.com account. If you deed the new purchase differently, you’ll be issued another membership number as well as a separate online account.
Example: If your current ownership is deeded to Mary J. Smith and John H. Smith, your new contract would also need to be deeded to Mary J. Smith and John H. Smith to fall under your existing member number and online account. Any changes, including removing middle initials, would result in a new member account.
Most owners find it easier to keep the same Use Year and have the same names on deeds. This helps make managing points and reservations relatively simple and allows you to get the most out of your ownership. After all, planning vacations and going to Disney is supposed to be fun!
If you have any questions about purchasing a DVC add-on, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 866-544-2919. We’re always happy to assist and answer any questions you may have.