Well, it seems our 2020 DVC plans are not as they were. As a type-A planner, I can only imagine how upsetting it must be to cancel a DVC trip (my next one is in October… fingers and toes are crossed). I am someone who has a spreadsheet with point plans for the next 3 or 4 years and having something happen like this can really upset that. Plus… I just miss Disney! It’s hard when even your escape from reality is also being hit with reality.
But I’d like to suggest making lemonade from lemons and rethinking our future vacation plans. Thanks to some new temporary accommodations from DVC, if your vacation was affected by Covid-19 you now have more points to play with on future trips. What could you do with those extra points?
- Double the length of your next vacation. What if you went for 2 weeks instead of 1?
- Do two trips closer together. Last fall I went the end of October and the beginning of December. It was an INSANE feeling to be leaving the Magic Kingdom and saying “see you in 32 days!” An annual pass would save you money in this instance as it’d be cheaper than buying two sets of park tickets (in most cases)
- Upgrade your next DVC stay. Maybe you can pull off a 1 bedroom now instead of a studio. Maybe you can add on an extra night and stay at a Polynesian Bungalow! Is there a bucket list DVC stay you’ve always dreamed of, but it’s so many points you never thought it possible? Well, maybe you can pull it off now.
- Rent your extra DVC points (hello DVC Store!). Use that extra cash to upgrade your next trip in other ways: build a Droid, attend After Hours, check out the water parks!
It’s so normal to be disappointed with canceled plans. Don’t feel guilty — I empathize with you. But I would encourage you to think positive, and dream about how you can “plus” your Disney plans in the coming years. You might be able to do something you’ve never been able to do before!
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