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wmdaddy
04-30-2008, 10:02 AM
Just called to try and switch resorts for 2nd week of May - No rooms available anywhere except Caribbean Beach and Saratoga Springs. Every other Disney Resort is booked solid.:scared1:

Brenle
04-30-2008, 10:12 AM
Not what I wanted to hear! :faint:

tiger4me2
04-30-2008, 10:19 AM
Same here but at least I have one but wanted to switch>>got the I wanta :rotfl:

DJ Disney Kid
04-30-2008, 10:59 AM
Remember that alot of rooms are sold to places like Orbitz, Travelocity and many other travel organizations. Its up to them to get people in those rooms. So even though it says all full, it more than likely won't be. If that was the case, Disney would start opening up more resorts on property ( non-DVC ) so that they aren't forced to turn people away.

disnut8
04-30-2008, 11:00 AM
How were you trying to switch? With a discount? Which discount? Each discount has a specific number of rooms blocked out for it. So if you had an annual pass rate for resort A and wanted to switch to resort B, they only told you that there were no annual pass discounted rooms available anywhere. Same with any other discounted room.

If you really want to make a switch, I'll bet there are rack rate rooms available. So don't worry about the crowd levels.

wmdaddy
04-30-2008, 12:03 PM
How were you trying to switch? With a discount? Which discount? Each discount has a specific number of rooms blocked out for it. So if you had an annual pass rate for resort A and wanted to switch to resort B, they only told you that there were no annual pass discounted rooms available anywhere. Same with any other discounted room.

If you really want to make a switch, I'll bet there are rack rate rooms available. So don't worry about the crowd levels.

Nope - Wasn't looking for any discounts at all. I was just looking for a room at WL. She said it was sold out.

1PrincessMomma1
04-30-2008, 12:05 PM
I found plenty of availability at various resorts so you are misinformed.
ETA: Just because you can't get a room a WL does not mean every room in DW is sold out your initial post is VERY misleading. I found rooms @ POR, CSR, Allstars movies and music FW Grand Floridian, Poly, SS, etc.

wmdaddy
04-30-2008, 12:08 PM
I found plenty of availability at various resorts so you are misinformed.
ETA: Just because you can't get a room a WL does not mean every room in DW is sold out your initial post is VERY misleading.

Where?

I checked on disneyworld.com and expedia. 5/15 - 5/19. Only ones available are CBR and Saratoga.

On Orbitz, those 2, plus the All Stars, Pop, Boardwalk and Poly are available. Nothing else.

wmdaddy
04-30-2008, 12:10 PM
I found plenty of availability at various resorts so you are misinformed.
ETA: Just because you can't get a room a WL does not mean every room in DW is sold out your initial post is VERY misleading. I found rooms @ POR, CSR, Allstars movies and music FW Grand Floridian, Poly, SS, etc.

How is it misleading? I asked about WL, but was told by the CM that the only resorts that had rooms available were CBR and Saratoga. I'm going by what I was told. And in doing a search on disneyworld.com for those dates, I found the same thing.

1PrincessMomma1
04-30-2008, 12:52 PM
I found all of the resorts I listed on Disney.com. It's misleading because you are stating that all but 2 resorts are sold out and as you later posted that is not the case. You in fact found 6 resorts available I found 8 that does not mean crowded by any means.

maciemouse
04-30-2008, 01:03 PM
wmdaddy-
I was finding the same thing, everything booked. We were trying to switch resorts for next week and couldn't find anything at the Poly. We tried for about 6 weeks to get availability there. When we couldn't we tried WL, nothing. We also tried GF, nothing as well. They would have an opening for one night but not our entire length of stay. I never used travelocity or anything like that. Even POR and AS Music was full. Finally after calling for 6 weeks something finally opened up last week so now we are at the POLY, paying rack rate! I am just happy we are not having to do a split stay. Keep trying, maybe something will open up for you too. After talking to the CM last week she did say most of their resorts are full. She said that there are alot of conventions in May in the Orlando area and that it has always been a popular time to stay onsite at DW. So maybe, just maybe, the resorts may be full but the parks won't be too bad. Either way, we are leaving Monday. Have a nice stay!!!

wmdaddy
04-30-2008, 01:05 PM
I found all of the resorts I listed on Disney.com. It's misleading because you are stating that all but 2 resorts are sold out and as you later posted that is not the case. You in fact found 6 resorts available I found 8 that does not mean crowded by any means.

I am going by what I was told by a CM when I called this morning. If you have a problem with it, I guess you should question the CM I spoke to.

EnnEss
04-30-2008, 01:21 PM
There's availability on the Disney site. May will be May like it always is, its not an exceptional year where Disney is blowing attendance out of the water. I just checked disney.com, punched in that weekend for dates and started clicking resorts. I found availability at every single one I tried, there's even availability at Wilderness Lodge that weekend. Probably the precise dates you wanted for that length of time in the room type you wanted weren't availalble?

Possibly the CM was implying you've left it a little late to get a particular resort at a certain room level for those exact dates? I don't know, the reservation CMs aren't always stellar. I wouldn't panic about May. I couldn't find a single hotel booked solid for that weekend. I didn't use your dates to define the weekend though, the weekend is 2 days, or including friday, which is what I did. You're probably just running into them not having rooms this close to your vacation on the precise days you want. Can you change them at all? I saw vacancy at CBR, and CSR for mods and a some of the deluxes. I didn't bother with CR as its booked solid pretty much year round.

prekteacher
04-30-2008, 01:29 PM
I am leaving for disney on sunday .I hope it is not that bad.
My children have never been so i hope it is not to bad.

wmdaddy
04-30-2008, 01:32 PM
There's availability on the Disney site. May will be May like it always is, its not an exceptional year where Disney is blowing attendance out of the water. I just checked disney.com, punched in that weekend for dates and started clicking resorts. I found availability at every single one I tried, there's even availability at Wilderness Lodge that weekend. Probably the precise dates you wanted for that length of time in the room type you wanted weren't availalble?

Possibly the CM was implying you've left it a little late to get a particular resort at a certain room level for those exact dates? I don't know, the reservation CMs aren't always stellar. I wouldn't panic about May. I couldn't find a single hotel booked solid for that weekend. I didn't use your dates to define the weekend though, the weekend is 2 days, or including friday, which is what I did. You're probably just running into them not having rooms this close to your vacation on the precise days you want. Can you change them at all? I saw vacancy at CBR, and CSR for mods and a some of the deluxes. I didn't bother with CR as its booked solid pretty much year round.

Not really sure. My dates aren't flexible. You'd think weekdays might not be as crowded as weekends. She just plugged in my dates and said all she had was CBR and SS. Obviously, that's not accurate, as the website is telling me that GF is available.

Sorry to anyone I "mislead". I called, was told something, and thought I'd share.

tiger4me2
04-30-2008, 01:49 PM
Not really sure. My dates aren't flexible. You'd think weekdays might not be as crowded as weekends. She just plugged in my dates and said all she had was CBR and SS. Obviously, that's not accurate, as the website is telling me that GF is available.

Sorry to anyone I "mislead". I called, was told something, and thought I'd share.

No worries here on my end. You didn't mislead anyone maybe some cancel who know anymore;) I punched my dates in & the resorts I wanted and came up empty handed. My dates are 5-13 to the 19 but I want club level since I already paid & got my vouchers & any changes will have to be higher in cost without paying a fee. Thanks for sharing I appreciated :goodvibes

fall08CP
04-30-2008, 02:02 PM
Just last week I booked a room at POP for May 18. The CM on the phone said there were tons of rooms available. Must have filled up quickly! We also looked at CSR, CBR, and the All Stars and everything was open at that point.