Disney Vacation Club has further enhanced its systems to accommodate online reservations made with transferred points and One-Time-Use points.
In 2012, Disney Vacation Club finally moved beyond its legacy telephone reservation system, allowing members to finally book trips via the web. The original booking engine was rather basic, supporting only the creation of new reservations and canceling entire trips. It wasn't until 2018 that members gained the ability to modify reservations online. Still, several more esoteric transactions still required a call to DVC Member Services.
Now a 2020 enhancement addresses some lingering holes in the system, giving owners the ability to use previously purchased One-Time-Use points for their reservations, as well as points transferred from another member.
One-Time-Use points can be purchased from DVC for $19 each. As the name implies they are valid for a single trip, used to address reservations where the owner falls just short of their needs. Members can purchase a maximum of 24 One-Time-Use points per year. The purchase can only be made by contacting DVC Member Services. However, once the points are in the owner's account, they will be available for use in online reservations. These points may only be used 7 months prior to arrival with no Home resort priority granted.
Transferred points are those brought over from another membership. They retain their original Home resort designation.
DVC cautions that transferred and One-Time-Use points will not be displayed in the member's Vacation Points Overview displayed online. However both types of points will be available for booking when creating a reservation.