Our very first booking, need to share !! ;)


Feb 13, 2012
Hi all,

Just thought I would share my excitement with you all ...
Just booked 2 nights at Grand Californian in January in a studio ...
Very first time we are booking using our points and very very excited about it ! I booked on the dot at 1pm UK time at 7 months window and had no problem getting what I wanted ...
Will try the same next week with Aulani, I will need 8 nights this time ... Bring it on !!!


DVC Co-Moderator
Dec 12, 2002
Congratulations :) We have been to GC - both the hotel and the villas. It is a wonderfully themed resort with a great location. Enjoy your stay!


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Jul 13, 2005
Congratulations, I still remember the excitement I felt when I made my first DVC booking as a member. Hope you enjoy GC and good luck booking Aulani (we are hoping to visit next summer).


DIS Veteran
Jul 22, 2011
I went to the GC last year in January as well: I loved the resort!
It's wonderful to just step into California adventure through the special entry or be 5 minutes away from Disneyland.

Check the owners thread about wich requests to add to the reservation. You might get a room with theme park view that may be very special. However if noises can be a problem, avoid them instead (you would get music and sounds from the attractions that are right in front of the hotel).

If you need to do laundry, go to the check in desk and ask for tokens. DVC members get them for free, while hotel guests have to pay.


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