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dizneefamily5
07-14-2009, 07:55 PM
:wizard:Just found a great airfare today and thinking about taking my 2 dds to Disney for a surprise trip in a few weeks. We'd like either August 16-21 or 9-14. I have waited too late to call MS and now it's drving me NUTS!!! DO I have a chance in Hades of getting a studio ANYWHERE during either of these weeks? Please say yes.......this is going to be the longest night of my life!

LisaRN97
07-14-2009, 08:12 PM
Good Luck!! I hope you get something!! pixiedust:

DebbieB
07-14-2009, 08:16 PM
I think you may have a chance, especially the week of the 16th which is free dining. DVC members might be paying cash elsewhere to get the dining. I'd bet on OKW or SSR being open.

Tink6666
07-14-2009, 08:43 PM
I think you may have a chance, especially the week of the 16th which is free dining. DVC members might be paying cash elsewhere to get the dining. I'd bet on OKW or SSR being open.

If you try during "free dining" good luck finding any table service though:lmao:

dizneefamily5
07-14-2009, 08:51 PM
Ooh - I didn't think free dining started until the 22nd. I hope you are right. That would free up some DVC space and we don't plan to do a whole lot of table service dining. We'll go off-site for that.;)

melanie18
07-14-2009, 09:52 PM
Two weeks ago, I booked a 1-bdrm at SSR for Aug 3-6. You may only be able to get a studio at SSR or OKW, but who cares, you're still at WDW!

dizneefamily5
07-14-2009, 10:31 PM
Yep, we would be so thrilled with ANY resort!! Only 10 1/2 hours to wait :eek:

Hessie628
07-14-2009, 10:56 PM
Last week I switched from a studio at OKW to a 1bdr at SSR for Aug 12-17. Good luck!

wdwnut
07-15-2009, 12:49 AM
Good luck! pixiedust:pixiedust:pixiedust:pixiedust:

fers31
07-15-2009, 08:35 AM
Keep us posted! :wizard:

dizneefamily5
07-15-2009, 12:35 PM
YAY!!!!:banana::banana::banana:

We checked both weeks we were considering - OKW is available both weeks and SSR is available one. Now to decide which week. Thanks for the pixie dust. We NEVER get this lucky!

fers31
07-15-2009, 01:27 PM
Congratulations!!!

Rose&Mike
07-15-2009, 02:43 PM
YAY!!!!:banana::banana::banana:

We checked both weeks we were considering - OKW is available both weeks and SSR is available one. Now to decide which week. Thanks for the pixie dust. We NEVER get this lucky!

Congratulations! Hope you have a great trip.
BTW--I love your signature.:)

dizneefamily5
07-15-2009, 06:52 PM
:sad1::sad1::sad1:Well, I waited until got home today to call back and now there is nothing available. I am so sad and depressed. I guess I will call again tomorrow and try waitlisting. I just hate to buy airfare without a sure thing....

gkrykewy
07-15-2009, 07:39 PM
Oh, what a shame! You should definitely waitlist SSR... I can almost guarantee it comes through.

Rose&Mike
07-15-2009, 08:51 PM
FWIW we put together a 6 day stay last year for Dec 19-26 (5days at BWV and one day at SSR) by using the waitlist and calling. We didn't even decide to go until the Friday after Thanksgiving. Good luck!

iloveokw
07-15-2009, 09:53 PM
Did you check Vero?

dizneefamily5
07-15-2009, 10:09 PM
Thanks for all the support. I am trying to be hopeful that tomorrow will hold good things. I will probably wait list SSR and OKW. We'll move if we have to. I did not check Vero because wee hadn't planned on renting a car. I told DH we could do this fairly inexpensively ;). I did check HHI however and no surprise, it's a no go.

Lindabelle
07-16-2009, 08:44 AM
Good Luck and lots of pixie dust! Hope you get what you want!:wizard:

Alexander
07-16-2009, 08:50 AM
Well, wouldn't today be the last day to cancel for Aug. 16th without points going into holding? I didn't count the days, but I think it is. I would bet someone will cancel. I know I'd wait until the 9th hour just in case I could use the reservation before cancelling. Best Wishes!

shortypots
07-16-2009, 09:09 AM
Pixie dust for you... Hope it works out...:wizard:

RumpleMom
07-16-2009, 10:14 AM
If the airfare is that great of a deal, I would grab it and figure out where to stay afterwards. Orlando has a lot of places to visit with many bargain deals right now. Check out mousesavers.

When I get the go-ahead from DH for an Orlando vacation, the determining factor is airfare. The rest is just details :woohoo:

pilferk
07-16-2009, 10:53 AM
:sad1::sad1::sad1:Well, I waited until got home today to call back and now there is nothing available. I am so sad and depressed. I guess I will call again tomorrow and try waitlisting. I just hate to buy airfare without a sure thing....

The other option is to see if there is any CASH availability at any of the DVC resorts that MS can book for you with the discount!

Deb & Bill
07-16-2009, 02:01 PM
The other option is to see if there is any CASH availability at any of the DVC resorts that MS can book for you with the discount!

If it is available.

dizneefamily5
07-16-2009, 08:43 PM
Update - called today and got the greatest CM ever - Cinnamon!! She was able to get us 3 nights at SSR, 4 nights at OKW (we waitlisted both as well). After talking with her, realized airfare was even better if we added one night. Called back and got BLT for the last night of our stay! :banana::banana::banana:

We've moved resorts before and really didn't mind at all. The girls think it's fun to go to different resorts.

Thanks for the pixie dust!! By the way, got AMAZING airfare out of Knoxville for 59.20 per person!!!

bnlbebes
07-16-2009, 08:56 PM
I love getting a CM who looks out for the member's best interests! i also love a good deal, is what you seemed to get on airfare. party:

DVC Grammy
07-16-2009, 09:02 PM
Congratulations! Have a fabulous time (and I am so jealous of that airfare). :goodvibes

toniosmom
07-16-2009, 09:19 PM
That's awesome. Good for you -- have a wonderful time.

See....good things come to those who wait. :goodvibes

shortypots
07-17-2009, 08:31 AM
Woohoo! Congrats!

princessbride6205
07-17-2009, 11:04 AM
Congrats! That's amazing! You guys are going to have an awesome trip!

Rose&Mike
07-17-2009, 11:19 AM
Congrats!:cool1: Have an awesome trip!

Nikisha421
07-17-2009, 11:26 AM
Congratulations...and I guess you couldn't beat that airfare either!

BEASLYBOO
07-17-2009, 02:40 PM
How exciting, Congrats! Have a wonderful time!