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When to Reserve Your DVC Villa

The most frequently asked question we receive from our guests is, “When should I reserve my DVC villa?”  The answer will vary depending on the Resort, and at times, the time of year that you are traveling.  Below you will find our recommendations on when to secure a reservation at each resort.  A booking window will correlate from your date of arrival.  Please keep in mind that these are only guidelines and should not be considered a guarantee of actual availability.

Walt Disney World Resorts

 

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - Animal Kingdom Villas, Jambo House
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas –  Jambo House
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

Jambo House Villas – 6-8 Months Prior
All Kidani Village Villas – 7 Months Prior

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas is a larger resort with a good sized DVC member base. This leads to generally quicker booking than at some other resorts.

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - Disney's Bay Lake Tower
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Standard View Villas – 11 Months Prior
Theme Park View Villas – 8-10 Months Prior
Lake View – 8 Months (Food & Wine – 10 Months)

Disney’s Bay Lake Tower is a very popular resort given it’s proximity to the Magic Kingdom. Some views will sell out very quickly.

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - Disney's Beach Club Villas
Disney’s Beach Club Villas

All Villas – 10 Months (Food & Wine – 11 Months)

Disney’s Beach Club Villas is a small resort with a small DVC member base. Booking a stay at Beach Club Villas may be difficult. You may want to consider Disney’s BoardWalk Villas if booking quickly is your goal.

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - Disney's BoardWalk Villas
Disney’s Boardwalk Villas

Standard View Villas – 10-11 Months Prior
Boardwalk View Villas – 10-11 Months Prior
Garden/Pool – 8 Months (Food & Wine – 11 Months)

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas is generally easier to book than Disney’s Beach Club Villas. It may be a good choice for you if you desire proximity to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - Disney's Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Old Key West Resort

“Near Hospitality House” Villas – 8-9 Months Prior
Standard Villas – 3-5 Months Prior

Disney’s Old Key West Resort is a larger resort with generally good availability. The size of the villas are the largest accommodations at WDW.

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

Studio Villas and Bungalows – 10-11 Months Prior

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows only offers studio villas and bungalows. It is a very popular resort with a small DVC member base making it one of the more difficult resorts to reserve.

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

The Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Treehouse Villas – 8 Months Prior
All other Villas – 2-3 Months Prior

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is a large resort with generally good availability. It has become much more desirable due to it’s proximity to the Disney Springs entertainment complex.

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

All Standard View Villas – 10 Months Prior
All Lake View Villas – 8-9 Months Prior

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a smaller resort with a small DVC member base. Booking here may be hard during a good part of the year.

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

All Villas – 8-9 Months (Food & Wine – 10 Months)

Boulder Ridge Villas is a smaller resort with a small DVC member base. It can be moderately difficult to book but you should better success than booking at Copper Creek Villas and Bungalows.

Copper Creek Villas & Bungalows at the Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

All Villas – 10-11 Months

Copper Creek Villas & Bungalows is a smaller resort with a small DVC member base. It’s popularity and size makes it difficult to book. With the same location, you may find Boulder Ridge Villas to be a better choice for quicker booking.

DVC Beach Resorts

 

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort – Hilton Head, South Carolina

All  Villas – 9 Months (Spring/Summer  – 11 Months)

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort will generally have good availability during the off-season. It is extremely difficult to reserve from early Spring to late Fall.

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - Disney's Vero Beach Resort
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort – Florida

All  Villas – 9 Months (Spring/Summer  – 11 Months)

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will generally have good availability during the off-season. It is extremely difficult to reserve from early Spring to late Fall.

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina Hawaii
Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas – Ko Olina, Hawaii

All Standard View Villas – 8 Months Prior*
All Island Garden View Villas – 7 Months Prior*
All Poolside Garden View Villas – 7 Months Prior*
All  Ocean View Villas – 6 Months Prior*

*11 Months prior for summer travel

With the exception of the Summer months, Disney’s Aulani Resort will have generally good availability depending upon the view.

Disneyland Resort

 

When to Reserve Your DVC Villa - Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

All Villas – 11 Months Prior

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is a smaller resort with a small DVC member base. Booking here is difficult past the 10-11-month mark.

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