Disney Vacation Club Members shouldn’t lose hope for their June vacation just yet! Despite the recent announcements by the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort limiting new hotel reservations for arrival dates after July 1st, booking and plenty of availability remain open in June for DVC Members.
Early this morning (Saturday, May 9th at 8:00 am, EST), I decided to jump on the Disney Vacation Club website and see if June booking was still an option, and if so, what was available. The answer: Yes – and you can stay anywhere, as seen by the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas Studio Value Accommodation that I found for June 1st.
So what does this mean?
First, I want to quickly say that I am not writing this article telling Disney Vacation Club Members to jump on and book a June vacation. What I am trying to do, like many of us, is read the tea leaves and begin understanding what Disney is planning and when we may see a phased reopening.
The added complexity that Disney Vacation Club adds to this situation should not be understated. It is of my belief that if Walt Disney World or Disneyland opens a DVC Resort, they would not be able to reduce inventory or restrict members from booking due to our legal ownership in the resort. That being said, if capacity requirements are in place, they will need to begin looking at other cash-based reservations with which they have a greater level of control – hence the new resort reservation restrictions pushing bookings to July.
This, coupled with other bits of information, has me putting my bets still on a June reopening. I believe we will still see a phased reopening at Walt Disney World in June, and like other things, what that looks like is becoming clearer and clearer. Just yesterday, I learned from a good friend that the rumors about a delayed EPCOT reopening seem to be true.
Maybe I’m dreaming and being optimistic because Amy and I have vacation plans in early June. Regardless, until my reservation gets canceled by Disney, my choice is to remain positive and have hope. I tried to find a quote to sum up my thoughts, and while it is a bit of a stretch, Jack Sparrow resonated with me a little this morning:
“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” — Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)