Disney Vacation Club contracts all list a specific Use Year. The Use Year is a 12-month period during which the contract's points can be used by the owner. The Use Year can be very important depending upon a member's vacation habits. Individuals with fairly consistent annual vacation patterns would be best served with a Use Year which immediately precedes their arrival dates. This allows the greatest flexibility in rescheduling trips (when necessary) and the banking of unused points.
Some members give a great deal of consideration to a Use Year before buying while others simply take what is offered by DVC or an attractive resale contract.