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AllisonG
07-02-2007, 10:22 AM
I just called MS to book our Jan-Feb 08' trip. We're staying 5 nites in BCV and then I tried to booked 5 nites at Poly Con for 5 nites. MS told me they were NOT taking reservations for the Disney Collection past Jan 1, 08. She had no idea when I should call back.
Does anyone have any idea when I should call back? I can't believe we're in July and I haven't booked my Disney trip in it's entirety.
Can any one help?:worried:

AllisonG
07-02-2007, 10:31 AM
:thumbsup2

wintergreen
07-02-2007, 06:59 PM
Still waiting on this myself. Getting a bit annoying.

deej696
07-02-2007, 09:06 PM
I too have been waiting to add Jan 1st at DLH for a couple months now. I called this morning, and they still didnt have the booking opened....

AllisonG
07-02-2007, 11:11 PM
Is there a number of 'us' waiting? Should we start a look-out post?:surfweb: (looking and waiting.....)

laughinplace199
07-03-2007, 08:28 AM
Wow, I always thought you could book the Disney collection resorts at 11 months out. I'm pretty sure I did that a few years ago. We used points to book OKW for 5 nights and AKL for 2 nights and I'm pretty sure we booked it all at 11 months out. I'd call MS and ask again.

#1minnie
07-03-2007, 08:32 AM
Yes, you can book at 11 months out, but the problem is, they don't have points charts yet for 2008.

I've been wanting to book Disneyland and have been waiting.

AllisonG
07-03-2007, 01:10 PM
Called today (7/3/07) and still no luck.:confused:

AllisonG
07-08-2007, 09:19 PM
Has anyone heard anything???

Dizholic
07-08-2007, 11:14 PM
I am also waiting to book The Disneyland Hotel the end of January. The last time I talked to MS, they said I could keep checking the web site, and when the 2008 chart became available to call. ;)

MomWith2Cinderellas
07-09-2007, 12:28 AM
I am still calling everyday and everyday it is the same thing....The points are not out yet...I will always ask "do you have any idea when they will be release?" and answers vary from end of July to October!!

Doctor P
07-09-2007, 05:51 AM
They haven't set the CRO rates for 2008 yet, so I would expect that it is difficult to set the exchange rates until they have got a handle on what CRO is going to charge cash guests.

MomWith2Cinderellas
07-09-2007, 08:14 AM
Just called and still no points released....I will post tomorrow another update..:)

emlutz23
07-09-2007, 04:40 PM
Suscribing as I want to book DL for June 08. I asked MS today when the charts will be out and she said they have no idea, but maybe the end of the year! This doesn't make sense to me at all! At this point, if it gets too close for my taste, I may book a cash reservation through AAA and then cancel once I can book on points. :confused3

doombuggy
07-10-2007, 07:07 AM
I received an email from MS yesterday letting me know that I cannot make a ressie for DL (thinking Grand Cali) at this time using my points. I am trying for possibly the third week of January. While my dates are not firm at the moment, I don't think this is great.

MomWith2Cinderellas
07-10-2007, 08:56 AM
I was very excited today when I was put on hold after giving my request for the dates I needed....Only to be let down after about a minute that the points are still not released...:sad1:

MomWith2Cinderellas
07-11-2007, 08:55 AM
So, still no points....However the CM I spoke with did firm up for me that the point system will change and that when using points on a weekend or holiday for the other resorts it will be higher...

aesalsa
07-11-2007, 09:19 PM
They haven't set the CRO rates for 2008 yet, so I would expect that it is difficult to set the exchange rates until they have got a handle on what CRO is going to charge cash guests.

So THAT is the reason. This is key. When just browsing the WDW official site for dates in January 2008, it brings me back to July 2007 and says, "You must book your stay at least 3 days in advance" !

This is the same if you check out the WDW Resorts on Expedia or Travelocity: nothing available past December 31, 2007. I find this very strange.

:wave2:

AllisonG
07-15-2007, 02:10 PM
As of 7/15/07, any luck? Any points/dates? Anything? This is so incredibly frustrating!!!!!!!!:confused3

RachelTori
07-15-2007, 02:34 PM
As of 7/15/07, any luck? Any points/dates? Anything? This is so incredibly frustrating!!!!!!!!:confused3

:sad2: And the consensus seems to be that we'll have to wait until mid-August :headache:

MomWith2Cinderellas
07-15-2007, 02:58 PM
I have been calling every day and still no luck...I do agree we are probably looking at a August release date...I hope what I will be available..:confused3

tvwalsh
07-20-2007, 05:12 PM
Any news from the Disney Collection? popcorn::

AllisonG
07-21-2007, 07:34 PM
I'm gonna call Monday 7/23/07. Maybe if we bother MS enough someone might get some concrete dates for release.:thumbsup2

MomWith2Cinderellas
07-21-2007, 09:00 PM
The last two people I spoke with said early August. :confused3 I was told by someone else the resorts I wanted were not available on 1/12 or 1/13 due to the Marathon. Maybe that will change when the new prices come out and people decide not to pay the higher prices. I am pretty annoyed since I would have booked the BCV the whole stay if I knew this was going to happen. Now, I just have to wait and see what is available.

emlutz23
07-23-2007, 04:04 PM
Thought I'd bump this up a bit since we were on page 2 of this forum! I've been checking the DVC member website and as of 7/23 (happy b-day to me!:goodvibes ) at 5pm, no 2008 charts for the Disney Collection at WDW or DL.

AllisonG
07-23-2007, 04:58 PM
Happy Birthday!:cool1:
Thanks for the bump and thank you for keeping us informed!:hug:

wintergreen
07-23-2007, 06:19 PM
Happy Birthday! Thanks for checking.

emlutz23
07-25-2007, 12:30 PM
Thanks for the birthday wishes AllisonG and wintergreen! :goodvibes I just left a message with my guide (Glen Wilson) to see if he knew any information about when the 2008 point charts will be released for the Disney Collection (WDW and DL) since MS doesn't seem to know. Maybe he'll have some answers! :confused:

AllisonG
07-25-2007, 05:47 PM
Well, atleast we're all working together on this. I really appreciate having this help when I have a newborn and 2 older ones hanging on me all day!!:hug:

keishashadow
07-25-2007, 08:29 PM
We too are waiting for points charts for DL in '08.

MS told us to check back 'late August' a few weeks ago.

Wonder if rumoured changes to the DP are holding everthing up?:confused:

bababear_50
07-26-2007, 07:19 AM
Mel's hoping they release the points chart tooooooooooooooooo Please Disney !!
Hugs Mel

emlutz23
07-26-2007, 02:54 PM
24 hours later and still no word from my guide on the point charts. Now maybe if I had also mentioned we were considering another add-on, he would have called me back the same day! :laughing:

wintergreen
07-27-2007, 12:34 PM
Sent an e-mail to MS on this topic today. Here is the reply:

"Hello Alice,

Thank you for contacting Member Services.

We are hopping the first week in August.

Let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Have a Disney Day,"



I'm hopping too! Not sure if I can keep up the hopping for several more weeks, however, without collapsing from sheer exhaustion. Geez, this is taking a long time!

Amy&Dan
07-28-2007, 07:04 PM
Okay, I was at least able to make a reservation for 008 (January) at the Disneyland Hotel. I had calculated what my trip would be based on 2007's point chart and it ended up being six points less for the six nights. So it looks like for the DLH at least, points have gone down a bit. I asked when the points would be available on the website for the Disney Collection and got an "I don't know". But at least I could finally make the reservation and it was less points which was very good news. I really hate the way they do this, they promote the heck out of DVC in Disneyland but I feel like they need to offer more in the way of customer service for booking those rooms on points.

Oh, I should add that my DVC Rep (Nelida who is in CA) called me on Wednesday of this week saying I could call Thursday. I did, and was told, call tomorrow. I did that on Friday and was told to call back later or today. So I called today, was put on hold forever while the MS person went "to look" and then finally came back and was able to book the reservation. I was holding my breath the whole time, I had already booked airfare, already had the kids all excited and it was making me crazy!

Cora
07-28-2007, 07:41 PM
Okay, I was at least able to make a reservation for 008 (January) at the Disneyland Hotel.

Amy&Dan,
Was the Disneyland Hotel the only one you could book with points? Also, did they mention if the Concierge Collection was available?

Thanks
Cora

Amy&Dan
07-29-2007, 01:13 PM
Amy&Dan,
Was the Disneyland Hotel the only one you could book with points? Also, did they mention if the Concierge Collection was available?

Thanks
Cora

That was the only one I asked about, I should have asked what else was available so I could have posted on this thread! I was just so overjoyed that I finally could book, I almost passed out from relief and shock!

Cora
07-29-2007, 01:15 PM
No problem. I will call tomorrow and hopefully I can book the Grand Californian for Feb.
Thanks...the waiting has been awful!

Amy&Dan
07-29-2007, 01:20 PM
No problem. I will call tomorrow and hopefully I can book the Grand Californian for Feb.
Thanks...the waiting has been awful!


I know what you mean, my trip is over MLK weekend and since those hotels sell out most every weekend I was really getting worried. However my DVC rep assured me that no reservations, cash, pkgs., dvc whatever could be made so I would be fine. But I agree, the waiting was awful and extremely frustrating! I cannot imagine the GCH isn't available to book as well. Good luck!

MomWith2Cinderellas
07-29-2007, 01:35 PM
I heard someone say that when they release the points for Non-DVC WDW resorts that the points will be 2008 and 2009. They are now supposed to be doing the points in 2 year increments. Time will tell. :confused3

Cora
07-30-2007, 02:58 PM
This morning I was able to book the Grand Californian for Feb 2008. MS said Disney Collection was available to book, however she said something weird that WDW may not be available.

wintergreen
07-30-2007, 03:01 PM
Interesting. I'm hoping to book Disneyland Paris for March. I wonder if that is available yet?

emlutz23
07-30-2007, 03:59 PM
Just booked our stay at the DLH for June 2008! :cool1: :banana: :yay: :woohoo: For the 4 nights we booked, it was the same as 2007 points. I tried to book 3 nights at the Hotel Del Coronado (Concierge Collection), but MS said they "anticipate" those point charts towards the end of August.

DawnL
08-01-2007, 09:31 AM
I was able to book the Grand California Resort this morning for 6/22 to 6/28/08! The points were higher for 2008 for this time period, but with the DD's school schedule this was the earliest we could go. I'm just happy I was able to get the reservation set.

The 2008 Concierge Collection was still not available to book.

wintergreen
08-01-2007, 10:14 AM
Disneyland Paris is not available yet, either. Tried yesterday with no luck.

5 Disney Fans
08-01-2007, 11:54 AM
I was able to book the Grand California Resort this morning for 6/22 to 6/28/08! The points were higher for 2008 for this time period, but with the DD's school schedule this was the earliest we could go. I'm just happy I was able to get the reservation set.

The 2008 Concierge Collection was still not available to book.

We are looking to go for this same time period. Do you know how much higher the points were?

Also, any word on then the charts will be available on the members website?

Thanks!

DawnL
08-02-2007, 11:07 AM
Standard room was 6 points higher per night than 07. They must have pushed the end of June into the higher category. In 07 points for standard room was 24, they are 30 for 08.

Cora
08-02-2007, 11:08 AM
February also went up 6 pts.

5 Disney Fans
08-02-2007, 12:55 PM
yikes, not what I wanted to hear :headache: but thanks for the information just the same. We can call on Saturday to make our ressies. I'm still looking forward to the trip but I thought I had the points all worked out and then they went and raised them. :sad2:

jbrowna
08-02-2007, 01:14 PM
Interesting - DW and I have a wedding to attend in the LA area in January, so we had wanted to book a room at the DLH. After seeing these posts today, I called and booked for Sunday and Monday on MLK weekend 2008. The points I was quoted are 18 per night, as opposed to 19 per night in the 2007 point chart! :woohoo:

The official points charts are still not shown on the DVC member site, :confused3 but hopefully they'll be up soon.

lmwells
08-02-2007, 06:01 PM
I just got off the phone and have booked for Paradise Pier for Feb 08. I had asked about DLH and they said standard view was 18 (down from 19) for Sun-Thur and 27 (down from 30) for Fri and Sat. I guess it all depends when you are going and which hotel. FYI - a one-bedroom suite which sleeps 5 at DLH is 39 Sun-Thur and 63 Fri-Sat for Feb 08, and a one-bedroom suite which sleeps 5 at Paradise Pier is 37 Sun-Thur and 60 Fri-Sat for Feb 08.
HTH
Laura

pjpoohbear
08-02-2007, 06:03 PM
Booked CGH for may 25 &26th, points were the same as 2007 chart. Asked about DTD view and standard.

"Got Disney"
08-03-2007, 12:40 AM
waiting here also for GC at DL for July 2008 and Jan 2008.

Went through this when Dvc did not have the pts for the 2008 cruise too the Mexican Riviera and Panama CAnal but they were booking people anyway....:confused3

Cora
08-03-2007, 04:54 AM
waiting here also for GC at DL for July 2008 and Jan 2008.

Went through this when Dvc did not have the pts for the 2008 cruise too the Mexican Riviera and Panama CAnal but they were booking people anyway....:confused3

I booked GC last week for 08

doombuggy
08-03-2007, 12:04 PM
Cora, did you say you booked a room at the Grand Cali for February? I am looking to use my ponts to book 2/23-27 and hope the points are the same as 2007 - do you know?

Cora
08-03-2007, 12:07 PM
doombuggy,
Yes, I made it for Feb and GC for Garden Concierge went up 8 pts.
Good luck...we're there 2/19 &20.
Cora

"Got Disney"
08-03-2007, 12:22 PM
doombuggy,
Yes, I made it for Feb and GC for Garden Concierge went up 8 pts.
Good luck...we're there 2/19 &20.
Cora

Called today and GC for Reg season June through Sept has remained the same:thumbsup2 444 pts for Concierge Sat-Frid that is for park or pool view....Garden concierge is 412

So can you tell me...have you done there concierge before and is it worth the extra pts? we dhave the pts just want to know if it is worth using them?

Also DLH has remained the same during that season but PP has gone down a few.

Cora
08-03-2007, 12:35 PM
Called today and GC for Reg season June through Sept has remained the same:thumbsup2 444 pts for Concierge Sat-Frid that is for park or pool view....Garden concierge is 412

So can you tell me...have you done there concierge before and is it worth the extra pts? we dhave the pts just want to know if it is worth using them?

Also DLH has remained the same during that season but PP has gone down a few.

I've never done concierge at DL. I opted for this since it will be only myself and my son. DH has to stay home. I thought by using concierge it would make it a bit easier on us/me.

doombuggy
08-07-2007, 11:25 AM
I just got off the phone and have booked for Paradise Pier for Feb 08. I had asked about DLH and they said standard view was 18 (down from 19) for Sun-Thur and 27 (down from 30) for Fri and Sat. IHTH
Laura

When I called on Saturday for GC (2/23-2/27) they quoted me 138 points, which is up quite a bit from 2007 (111 points). I asked about the points for DLH, but the number for Fri-Sat was different that was Imwells was told.....

Maybe I need to call back again - I did not make the reservation, b/c the points difference would basically wipe out what I have for my 10/07 UY.

doombuggy
08-08-2007, 06:34 AM
When i called last Saturday, I was quoted the following for GC standard: 30 pts per night Sun-Thurs, 48 points per night Fri-Sat. That's up 6 points for weeknights & 9 points for F-S.
I thought I asked for a 2nd quote for DL standard, but maybe this is premium view: 24 points for Sun-thurs & 38 points for F-S.

keishashadow
08-08-2007, 12:36 PM
Standard room was 6 points higher per night than 07. They must have pushed the end of June into the higher category. In 07 points for standard room was 24, they are 30 for 08.

called today for June rates MS said they're working on posting on website

6/15-6/19

PP Standard 18
DL Standard 24

6/22-6/26

PP Standard 23
DL Standard 30

Asked if they had cash rates available; CM had no idea; said to call DL direct:confused3

is it worth my while? not even sure if they offer a discount

AllisonG
08-13-2007, 11:12 PM
Any news on WDW resorts yet???

MomWith2Cinderellas
08-13-2007, 11:18 PM
Any news on WDW resorts yet???

You can now book WDW resorts. The point charts are not online yet, but if you call member services you can book a room. Sorry, my little one is having her tonsils out Friday and I completely forgot to post that you can now book a room. Good luck to all who are booking!

AllisonG
08-14-2007, 02:11 PM
I tried twice today and there are absolutely NO concierge rooms available, in any resort. They don't know if they're all booked or there are none available to DVC yet. So completely frustrating. So I had to booked BCV. Not close to concierge at all!:confused3