Grand Californian/Aulani with resale points?

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  1. magicbob

    magicbob DIS Veteran

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    I think I already know the answer, but would like to verify...

    Since the Grand Californian has DVC villas, you can use resale points from a FL home resort to stay there, correct (assuming availability)?

    Staying at non-DVC "Disney collection" resorts is not possible, but any DVC resort is (at least for now) fair game, right?

    Aulani too, correct?

    I understand that the booking window is tighter for trying to reserve at a resort other than where you bought. But just want to verify that, if you can get a reservation, you can use points from a resale contract to book at these locations. Thanks.
     
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  3. bwvBound

    bwvBound DVC SSR & other timeshare

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    Correct!
     
  4. magicbob

    magicbob DIS Veteran

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    Thanks. I thought so, but wanted to make sure I hadn't conjured something in my mind with respect to those locations.
     
  5. zavandor

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    "Assuming availability" is the key.
    Grand Californian is a resort with high demand and very little availability (the DVC part of the hotel is very small).
    Getting a reservation there can be very problematic all year around and certainly would require to book exactly at 7 months, above all if you will need studios.

    Yes, you can use any DVC points there but it won't be easy.
     

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