No DVC Waitlist Until the Parks Reopen


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We actually did already stay at Riviera back in January, we were in a Preferred View overlooking the Skyliner station (3rd floor). It was a great location for being close to Skyliner and Lobby, but I agree it would have been nice to be a little higher. DW and I have a Tower Studio booked for the end of October (4 nights), but not sure if that will end up working out or if we have to cancel. And, we have the Standard View booked there for next January (6 nights), which I really hope we are able to take.

I saw those chairs by the lobby, but didn't sit in them. We will make sure to do that next time.
I hope you're able to keep October as well! We liked a lot about RR but in the end we prefer the BW area simply because of the ability to walk so many places. if it rains or if it's too windy - the skyliner closes and we felt stuck.


wishes he had a pink frolicing llama under his tag
I thought I'd revive this thread to share an announcement I got regarding VGC, where I have a contract:


We have more great news to share with you from Disney Vacation Club. Today we’re excited to announce that The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will reopen beginning December 6.

This is yet another positive step forward – and our Cast couldn’t be happier to welcome you back home!

Just as we have done at Disney vacation destinations around the world, we are responsibly and thoughtfully implementing new health and safety measures as we re-open. Our gradual approach considers the guidance of government and local health authorities, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as that of the U.S. Travel Association and Disney’s team of health and safety professionals. This deliberate approach emphasizes a combination of measures such as:

  • Phased Reopening: During this initial phase, only the Disney Vacation Club Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will be open. The rest of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will remain closed.
  • Health & Wellness: A range of health and safety measures, such as physical distancing, face coverings and increased hand sanitizer stations have been implemented throughout the property.
  • Cleaning & Disinfecting: We’ve updated our procedures for cleaning and disinfecting, with a special emphasis on common areas such as lobbies, elevators and restrooms. And, before your arrival, every room will receive increased cleaning.
  • Cast Member Training & Workplace Safety: Safety starts with our Cast, and we’ve adopted a number of new policies and practices for Cast Members at work, with health screenings, new training, and workplace safety procedure.
During the initial reopening period, most dining, amenities, activities and services will be modified, limited in capacity or unavailable based on physical distancing and health guidelines. In addition, some areas and offerings will remain temporarily closed or unavailable. While Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park currently remain closed, Downtown Disney District has begun a phased reopening and offers a variety of shopping and dining experiences, including the expansion onto Buena Vista Street beginning November 19. Members with upcoming reservations will receive additional information on what to expect at The Villas during their stay soon.

We encourage you to use the Disney Vacation Club website for general information or the Member Online Booking Tool to book or modify a Disney Vacation Club Resort reservation. Details about reopening plans and temporary adjustments to Disney Vacation Club policies are available on the Disney Vacation Club website.

While the new Disney experience may seem a little different, a magical and memorable visit awaits you and your family at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. We look forward to welcoming you back home very soon!


Me again. So in short, VGC will be open, but not DGC; let's take bets now on which restaurants will be open for VGC guests.

I had rented some points to a party whose stay was to start on, you guessed it, December 6! Needless to say, they didn't care to go. I was able to work with them and re-book them for a May stay, so that worked out.

Who's going to want to take a vacation to Downtown Disney, and use valuable DVC points to do it? There's no announcement about when the parks will open, and frankly with these recent COVID spikes, I don't think they're going to open anytime soon.