A question about trip cancellations


#1

I am wondering how close to a planned trip you can cancel and reschedule without being penalized? Thanks


#2

I guess it depends who the trip is booked with. If its with Disney reservations then I think they are fairly lenient. I am sure someone else will be able to help you though.


#3

If you cancel after 31 days out the points go into holding.


#4

What does that mean?

Thanks :flowers:


#5

[QUOTE=Dawn;939909]What does that mean?

Thanks :flowers:[/QUOTE]

If you cancel a reservation for a DVC resort between 30 and 1 days prior to check-in, all of the points used to make the reservation will be placed in the Holding Account. Holding account points may not be banked or borrowed, and will expire at the end of your current Use Year if they aren’t used, and the new reservation must be booked within 60 days of your new check-in date.


#6

From the DVC members’ website:

Disney Vacation Club Resorts

Changing a reservation 31 or more days prior to check-in:
If the new reservation uses fewer Vacation Points than the original reservation, the remaining Vacation Points will be returned to your account in the Use Year in which the reservation falls.

Changing a reservation 30 days-1 day prior to check-in:
All Vacation Points will be placed in the Holding Account. If the new reservation uses fewer Vacation Points than the original reservation, the remaining Vacation Points will stay in the Holding Account until the end of your Use Year.

Changing a reservation on the check-in date:
If the new reservation uses fewer Vacation Points than the original reservation, the remaining Vacation Points will be forfeited.

Cancelling a reservation 31 or more days prior to check-in:
All Vacation Points used to make the reservation will be restored to your account in the Use Year in which the reservation falls.

Cancelling a reservation 30 days-1 day prior to check-in:
All the Vacation Points used to make the reservation will be placed in the Holding Account in the Use Year in which the reservation falls.

Cancelling a reservation on the check-in date:
All the Vacation Points used to make the reservation will be forfeited.

The Disney Collection

Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida

Cancelling a reservation 6 or more days before check-in date:
All Reservation Points will be returned to the Use Year in which the reservation falls.*

Cancelling a reservation 5 or less days before check-in date:
All Reservation Points will be forfeited.

Disneyland® Resort in California

Cancelling a reservation 4 or more days before check-in date:
All Reservation Points will be returned to the Use Year in which the reservation falls.*

Cancelling a reservation 3 or less days before check-in date:
All Reservation Points will be forfeited.

Disneyland® Resort Paris

Cancelling a reservation 16 or more days before check-in date:
All Reservation Points will be returned to the Use Year in which the reservation falls.*

Cancelling a reservation 15 or less days before check-in date:
All Reservation Points will be forfeited.

Hong Kong Disneyland® Resort

Cancelling a reservation 16 or more days before check-in date:
All Reservation Points will be returned to the Use Year in which the reservation falls.*

Cancelling a reservation 15 or less days before check-in date:
All Reservation Points will be forfeited.

Tokyo Disney Resort®

Cancelling a reservation 16 or more days before check-in date:
All Reservation Points will be returned to the Use Year in which the reservation falls.*

Cancelling a reservation 15 or less days before check-in date:
All Reservation Points will be forfeited.

  • Please Note:

A change to a reservation is considered a cancellation and rebooking. Any change to a The Disney Collection reservation (with the exception of the Disneyland Resort in California) requires an additional non-refundable $95 transaction fee.
One Reservation Point is equivalent to one allotted Vacation Point.
Cancellation guidelines are subject to change without notice.
Returned Reservation Points will be deposited in to the Use Year in which the cancelled reservation falls. Returned Reservation Points may not be used for Disney Vacation Club Resort reservations or for World Passport Collection exchanges and will expire at the end of your Use Year. Returned Reservation Points cannot be banked.

Disney Cruise Line®

Cancellation Policy for Stateroom Category 3 (Penalty Per Person)

3-Night, 4-Night, and 5-Night
Cancelling a reservation 45 or more days before the sailing date: 57 Reservation Points or $400.00 of the cash payment made.*
Cancelling a reservation 44 to 8 days before the sailing date: 50% of Reservation Points or 50% of the cash payment made.*
Cancelling a reservation 7 or less days before the sailing date: All Reservation Points or all of the cash payment made will be forfeited.
7-Night and 8-Night
Cancelling a reservation 45 or more days before the sailing date: 71 Reservation Points or $500.00 of the cash payment made.*
Cancelling a reservation 44 to 8 days before the sailing date: 50% of Reservation Points or 50% of the cash payment made.*
Cancelling a reservation 7 or less days before the sailing date: All Reservation Points or all of the cash payment made will be forfeited.
10-Night, 11-Night, 12-Night, and 14-Night
Cancelling a reservation 45 or more days before the sailing date: 114 Reservation Points or $800.00 of the cash payment made.*
Cancelling a reservation 44 to 15 days before the sailing date: 50% of Reservation Points or 50% of the cash payment made.*
Cancelling a reservation 14 or less days before the sailing date: All Reservation Points or all of the cash payment made will be forfeited.

  • Please Note:

A change to a reservation is considered a cancellation and rebooking. Any change to a Disney Cruise Line® reservation requires an additional non-refundable $95 transaction fee.
One Reservation Point is equivalent to one allotted Vacation Point.
Cancellation guidelines are subject to change without notice.
Returned Reservation Points will be deposited in to the Use Year in which the cancelled reservation falls. Returned Reservation Points may not be used for Disney Vacation Club Resort reservations or for World Passport Collection exchanges and will expire at the end of your Use Year. Returned Reservation Points cannot be banked.
Cancellation Policy for Stateroom Categories 4-11 (Penalty Per Person)

3-Night, 4-Night, and 5-Night
Cancelling a reservation 75 or more days before the sailing date: All Reservation Points will be returned to the Use Year in which the reservation falls or 100% of the cash payment is returned.*
Cancelling a reservation 74 to 45 days before the sailing date: 29 Reservation Points or $200.00 of the cash payment made.*
Cancelling a reservation 44 to 8 days before the sailing date: 50% of Reservation Points or 50% of the cash payment made.*
Cancelling a reservation 7 or less days before the sailing date: All Reservation Points or all of the cash payment made will be forfeited.
7-Night and 8-Night
Cancelling a reservation 75 or more days before the sailing date: All Reservation Points will be returned to the Use Year in which the reservation falls or 100% of the cash payment is returned.*
Cancelling a reservation 74 to 45 days before the sailing date: 36 Reservation Points or $250.00 of the cash payment made.*
Cancelling a reservation 44 to 8 days before the sailing date: 50% of Reservation Points or 50% of the cash payment made.*
Cancelling a reservation 7 or less days before the sailing date: All Reservation Points or all of the cash payment made will be forfeited.
10-Night, 11-Night, 12-Night, and 14-Night
Cancelling a reservation 90 or more days before the sailing date: All Reservation Points will be returned to the Use Year in which the reservation falls or 100% of the cash payment is returned.*
Cancelling a reservation 89 to 45 days before the sailing date: 86 Reservation Points or $600.00 of the cash payment made.*
Cancelling a reservation 44 to 15 days before the sailing date: 50% of Reservation Points or 50% of the cash payment made.*
Cancelling a reservation 14 or less days before the sailing date: All Reservation Points or all of the cash payment made will be forfeited.

  • Please Note:

A change to a reservation is considered a cancellation and rebooking. Any change to a Disney Cruise Line® reservation requires an additional non-refundable $95 transaction fee.
One Reservation Point is equivalent to one allotted Vacation Point.
Cancellation guidelines are subject to change without notice.
Returned Reservation Points will be deposited in to the Use Year in which the cancelled reservation falls. Returned Reservation Points may not be used for Disney Vacation Club Resort reservations or for World Passport Collection exchanges and will expire at the end of your Use Year. Returned Reservation Points cannot be banked.

World Passport Collection

Buena Vista Trading Company - Club Cordial

Cancelling a reservation 31 or more days before check-in date:
All Vacation Points used to make the reservation will be returned to the Use Year in which the reservation falls.*

Cancelling a reservation 30 or less days before check-in date:
All Vacation Points used to make the reservation will be forfeited.

Buena Vista Trading Company - Club Intrawest

Cancelling a reservation 31 or more days before check-in date:
All Vacation Points used to make the reservation will be returned to the Use Year in which the reservation falls.*

Cancelling a reservation 30 or less days before check-in date:
All Vacation Points used to make the reservation will be forfeited.

  • Please Note:

A change to an exchange is considered a cancellation and rebooking, and will require an additional non-refundable $95 transaction fee.

Cancellation guidelines are subject to change without notice.

RCI®

If a reservation is cancelled 45 or more days before the check-in date:
Full number of Vacation Points used for the reservation is returned into your RCI exchange account. You may request additional exchange accommodations through RCI, but travel must occur by December 31 of the following calendar year and an additional non-refundable US$95 transaction fee must be paid.

If reservation is cancelled 44 – 7 days before the check-in date:
Full number of Vacation Points used for the reservation are returned into your RCI exchange account, but may only be used for exchange accommodations through RCI reserved within 44 days to 24 hours prior to your new check-in date; travel must occur by December 31 of the following calendar year and an additional non-refundable US$95 transaction fee must be paid.

If reservation is cancelled 6 or less days before the check-in date:
The exchange is forfeited and no Vacation Points are returned.

  • Please Note:

A change to an exchange is considered a cancellation and rebooking, and will require an additional non-refundable $95 transaction fee.

Cancellation guidelines are subject to change without notice.

Adventures by Disney (Penalty Per Person)

Cancelling a reservation 90 or more days before the trip date:
There is a penalty of 54 Reservation Points or $300.00 of the cash payment made.*

Cancelling a reservation 89 to 60 days before trip the date:
There is a penalty of 25% of Reservation Points or 25% of the cash payment made.*

Cancelling a reservation 59 to 30 days before trip the date:
There is a penalty of 50% of Reservation Points or 50% of the cash payment made.*

Cancelling a reservation 29 or less days before trip the date:
All Reservation Points or all of the cash payment made will be forfeited.

  • Please Note:

A change to an exchange is considered a cancellation and rebooking, and will require an additional non-refundable $95 transaction fee.
One Reservation Point is equivalent to one allotted Vacation Point.
Cancellation guidelines are subject to change without notice.
Returned Reservation Points will be deposited in to the Use Year in which the cancelled reservation falls. Returned Reservation Points may not be used for Disney Vacation Club Resort reservations or for World Passport Collection exchanges and will expire at the end of your Use Year. Returned Reservation Points cannot be banked.


#7

Are you talking about a DVC resort reservation or just a WDW reservation?


#8

I see you can long on to the DVC website–lucky duck!


#9

I just had to reschedual my daughters reservations on Friday and she had a package that started on Sunday. As long as we gave them another date they charged her only $50. and applied the rest to her new date in Oct. Not bad


#10

If you are renting points, check your rental agreement. They can and will vary. Some rentals are not refundable. Others are up to a certain point generally less flexible than reqular resort reservations.

Because DVC points have a useful life, so to speak, cancellations can easily mean that the member ends up loosing them.

My rental agreement has full refund less service charge (offsets credit card processing costs etc) up to 35 days, then 75% less service charge 34-8 days and is not refundable after that.

Cancellations in the last month put the points into holding which makes them really hard to rent again, and really limits their use.