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TammyAlphabet
01-10-2009, 04:12 PM
I called earlier this week for a 1 bedroom BWV standard view for June 21-26. I got four of the five nights I wanted and waitlisted the one other night. It came through in two days. With all the negativity about availability, I thought I would post some good news. I know a one bedroom is probably the easiest to get but at a little over five months out, and a standard view, I felt pretty lucky.

Disney Princess
01-10-2009, 06:50 PM
Congrats on getting what you wanted! I hope you enjoy your trip. :)

LoveMyDisneyCats
01-10-2009, 07:19 PM
I have been really upset with availability lately. We've had trouble getting rooms after the 5-6 month out point for the last couple years and we go a couple times a year (most recently when we had to stay at POP because not only was there no DVC accomodations, but "supposidly" it was the only hotel with a room available for all of the nights I needed in early December- I had a hard time believing that!)
BUT.... when I called last week to book Spring Break (only 3 months out), I got a 2BR with NO PROBLEMS! I didn't even have to adjust my dates at all. That's what it was like for us when we joined...being able to book 2-4 months out (maybe not at our first choice resort, but at least somewhere). I realize that can't mean good things for Disney if they have available rooms, but selfishly, I am happy.

Tink-n-Belle
01-10-2009, 07:28 PM
I just got 2 nights at VB at only 1 month out!!!!:cool1:
2 months ago, I got 7 nights at the BW 1bedroom at 5 months out during Easter week.


However, The rep I spoked to at MS said that BW and BCV are the hardest to book and told me that I made a GREAT choice in choosing BW as my home resort:cheer2:

I think the economy has a lot to do with being able to book at 5 months out!!!

thesupersmartguy
01-10-2009, 08:19 PM
I got two nights at AKV for 2 nights Feb 1st and 2nd just last week.

bobbiwoz
01-10-2009, 08:26 PM
I have been really upset with availability lately. We've had trouble getting rooms after the 5-6 month out point for the last couple years and we go a couple times a year (most recently when we had to stay at POP because not only was there no DVC accomodations, but "supposidly" it was the only hotel with a room available for all of the nights I needed in early December- I had a hard time believing that!)
...

I had to stay at Pop one night out of 2 last December because right up to the end, I couldn't get December 7th...got the 8th at AKV, and I took that!

Bobbi:goodvibes

CarolAnnC
01-10-2009, 08:29 PM
I have been really upset with availability lately. We've had trouble getting rooms after the 5-6 month out point for the last couple years and we go a couple times a year (most recently when we had to stay at POP because not only was there no DVC accomodations, but "supposidly" it was the only hotel with a room available for all of the nights I needed in early December- I had a hard time believing that!)
BUT.... when I called last week to book Spring Break (only 3 months out), I got a 2BR with NO PROBLEMS! I didn't even have to adjust my dates at all. That's what it was like for us when we joined...being able to book 2-4 months out (maybe not at our first choice resort, but at least somewhere). I realize that can't mean good things for Disney if they have available rooms, but selfishly, I am happy.

Early December is extremely busy for the DVC resorts. I used to try waitlisting but had no success for that time period at all. I specifically purchased my BWV contract in order to book it at the 11 month window for early December.

I called earlier this week for a 1 bedroom BWV standard view for June 21-26. I got four of the five nights I wanted and waitlisted the one other night. It came through in two days. With all the negativity about availability, I thought I would post some good news. I know a one bedroom is probably the easiest to get but at a little over five months out, and a standard view, I felt pretty lucky.

We will be at WDW during this time period too! We are starting at AKV and switching over to the Swan later in the week. I am depleted of points due to our upcoming 2010 Baltic Cruise, lol. Perhaps we can get a few people together (or just us) and have a little DIS meet over by the BWV?

minnieluvzmickey
01-10-2009, 09:06 PM
I am trying to get BWV for those same dates........june 21-26 but I want a studio. I got june 21 but can't get the others.....i'm going to keep calling and i'm on the waitlist.

Paticake
01-11-2009, 11:09 AM
I will be arriving 6/27 at SSR. This is our first summer vacation to WDW. Those of you who have traveled during this time how are crowds and weather?

kid-at-heart
01-11-2009, 11:57 AM
Thank you for posting positive news. I am glad everything worked out for you. :goodvibes

Kat

CarolAnnC
01-11-2009, 12:18 PM
I will be arriving 6/27 at SSR. This is our first summer vacation to WDW. Those of you who have traveled during this time how are crowds and weather?

It will be crowded, particularly if your stay extends into the July 4 pre or post time period. Use fast passes, early morning hours, and perhaps a break mid day back at the resort.

Weather will be hot hot hot. Typically, there may be rain showers in the afternoon, which can be refreshing, lol. They don't last long and then the sun returns again...

Paticake
01-11-2009, 02:22 PM
Thanks for the answer.

ChelleinNC
01-11-2009, 03:03 PM
I called this afternoon and got July 12-18, 2BR at BCV :scared1: :banana: :cool1: We're very excited! :goodvibes

TammyAlphabet
01-11-2009, 06:26 PM
Early December is extremely busy for the DVC resorts. I used to try waitlisting but had no success for that time period at all. I specifically purchased my BWV contract in order to book it at the 11 month window for early December.



We will be at WDW during this time period too! We are starting at AKV and switching over to the Swan later in the week. I am depleted of points due to our upcoming 2010 Baltic Cruise, lol. Perhaps we can get a few people together (or just us) and have a little DIS meet over by the BWV?

I am trying to get BWV for those same dates........june 21-26 but I want a studio. I got june 21 but can't get the others.....i'm going to keep calling and i'm on the waitlist.

I think a mini DVC meet is a great idea. We can get together for burgers and a kitchen sink at Beaches and Cream!!

bonybroad
01-11-2009, 08:16 PM
I called for an impulsive trip over SWW in May, including Memorial Day.
I had my choice of resorts, NONE of them were booked, and many of them had my choice of room type, either studio or 1BR
I chose BWV - I've never visited that one, and it's close to where Darth Vader will be hanging out. My little boys want to keep a close eye on him;)

Uncle Remus
01-12-2009, 12:26 PM
I think a mini DVC meet is a great idea. We can get together for burgers and a kitchen sink at Beaches and Cream!!

Now that makes me wanna get a ressie for that time too. :yay:

Disneypirate85
01-12-2009, 01:15 PM
We booked at BWV right at 7 month window in Nove (day after Thanksgiving) for 1st choice, MS told us then there was ALOT of availability for BWV for week of July 4th:eek: Last year had to wait list every single day.:confused3 Can only assume economy is the issue?

CarolAnnC
01-12-2009, 01:26 PM
I think a mini DVC meet is a great idea. We can get together for burgers and a kitchen sink at Beaches and Cream!!

Yum! Sounds fantastic!! As we get a bit closer we can draw up a meet thread for anyone who would like to join in too...

Now that makes me wanna get a ressie for that time too. :yay:

Come on down!!!! The more the merrier! :goodvibes

hakepb
01-12-2009, 05:11 PM
We booked at BWV right at 7 month window in Nove (day after Thanksgiving) for 1st choice, MS told us then there was ALOT of availability for BWV for week of July 4th:eek: Last year had to wait list every single day.:confused3 Can only assume economy is the issue?

That (And I think future airfare proces were high then, and may still be high) but I also think there's excitement about going to Kidani (great pool area) and the near future openings of BLT and THV.. have lessened demand at the "older" resorts

Lisacope
01-12-2009, 09:04 PM
I just made a ressie for a Std View 1 Br for June 21st-June 26th too! The CM I spoke with was quite surprised that it was available and congratulated me for snagging it! I would love to meet up with other Dissers!

kimberh
01-12-2009, 09:26 PM
I wonder if it's the Economy affecting budgets. Congrats on the availability.

gk90
01-12-2009, 11:27 PM
I called this afternoon and got July 12-18, 2BR at BCV :scared1: :banana: :cool1: We're very excited! :goodvibes


Good for you! Thanks for posting this--I'm planning to call in a few days to try and get a 2BR at BCV in August, so your story gives me some hope!

n2mm
01-13-2009, 06:55 AM
I called and booked a Value-Standard room studio at AKV for mid-July. I was shocked that this low-point room was available at 6 months out. It was a Saturday night, so I was hoping that would be in my favor and it was. We often go on Saturday and stay overnight before checking into our DVC resort on Sunday. The most recent release of AP discounts excluded weekends. With that bit of news, I decided to find a low point place to stay for that Saturday night and 21 pt. for the AKV was the lowest. If I get a discount at a value/mod for that night, I'll cancel the AKV reservation, but now I know I won't have to pay $175 for one night at a moderate resort (high summer season rates).

TDERadulski
01-13-2009, 12:23 PM
I made a ressie for the week of 15 March just last week. I was hoping for a 2br anywhere...but could only get a 1br unit at SSR. I waitlisted for a 2BR at any resort. I saw today that it came through and we now have a 2BR at SSR booked! :cool1: WOO-HOO!! I know the main pool will be closed, but my kids don't use the slide anyway. As long as we can get into a quiet pool I will be happy. I am on hold with MS now...I want to re-instate my waitlist for a 2BR at either VWL. BCV, or BWV. I am so happy to have a 2 BR now!

hakepb
01-13-2009, 12:56 PM
I wonder if it's the Economy affecting budgets. Congrats on the availability.

On a somewhat related note, Would economic issues mean DVC owners are more likely to "splurge" on higher points rooms? Shorter stay, bigger room. Although with an AP, the only factor in a longer stay is food if you have points and tickets.

Seems to be a lot of availability in better value points oriented categories stated..

Rileygirl
01-13-2009, 01:54 PM
Good for you! Thanks for posting this--I'm planning to call in a few days to try and get a 2BR at BCV in August, so your story gives me some hope!

I called yesterday and got BCV dedicated two bedroom for august no problem for Aug 14 and Aug 15th. (grant it, its a Fri and Sat, but I decided last minute to lengthen our Disney trip to 10 days - I was shocked I could get a dedicated 2 bedroom.)

ChelleinNC
01-13-2009, 02:07 PM
Good for you! Thanks for posting this--I'm planning to call in a few days to try and get a 2BR at BCV in August, so your story gives me some hope!

Quite honestly, I was shocked. I had my other resort choice(s) ready to go fully expecting the CM to say that there was no availability at BCV for any of my dates. I was speechless for a moment when she said it was available :laughing:

Good luck with your ressie! :goodvibes

jdkdorn
01-14-2009, 12:00 PM
We wanted to go to AKV for June 12-20 for my birthday and my parents 50th anniversary and I was not able to get moe than 2 days and not two days together. We then asked for our home resort, BCV, and they are sold out also.

Does anyone know if something is going on that week and if there is a reason everything is so booked

Thanks

Judy

DWFan4Life
01-14-2009, 04:22 PM
I called earlier this week for a 1 bedroom BWV standard view for June 21-26. I got four of the five nights I wanted and waitlisted the one other night. It came through in two days. With all the negativity about availability, I thought I would post some good news. I know a one bedroom is probably the easiest to get but at a little over five months out, and a standard view, I felt pretty lucky.


Nice one. I hope you will enjoy your trip. :) How I wish we can go as early as June but still we are in planning for our next trip on December, but our minds can change every now and then. :lmao:

Have a nice day everyone. :)

gk90
01-15-2009, 11:23 AM
Quite honestly, I was shocked. I had my other resort choice(s) ready to go fully expecting the CM to say that there was no availability at BCV for any of my dates. I was speechless for a moment when she said it was available :laughing:

Good luck with your ressie! :goodvibes

Thank you! I called MS today at exactly 9 am. I had a 3-5 minute wait with a recorded message saying that due to the new RCI offerings they were experiencing high call volume and to use the website to make reservations and to do other member business. I got a warm friendly CM (an older lady) who apologized for the slow service--she said their computer system was not working well and she'd already had to enter her password 3 times that morning.

The CM told me about availability (good news! :cool1:) but had to put me on hold for 5-7 minutes while she tried to fix her computer problems and I listened to the "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo" song and what sounded like soundtrack music from old Disney films. When she came back on we made the reservation--and we have a 2BR at BCV for Aug 15-18! :cheer2: It's a lockoff, not dedicated but I'm happy that there was any availability at BCV! :banana:

Looking forward to meeting Art the greeter!

I also asked about BWV for those dates and they have preferred view available--standard and Boardwalk views are all taken.

lsutigerita
01-15-2009, 01:34 PM
I called last week too for the BWV for our dates of June 20-June 27. All my dates were open and I was able to book. I was amazed myself. It could be several factors involved.

Economy
RCI offerings
Star Wars Weekend was moved to mid May to mid June.

I was told way back when by a cast member Special Guests involved with SWW usually stay at the BCV or BWV.