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Old 06-18-2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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Most Desirable VGF Fixed Weeks

Aside from weeks 49 through 52 (i.e., December), which other weeks do you believe are the most desirable?
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:06 AM   #2
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Aside from weeks 49 through 52 (i.e., December), which other weeks do you believe are the most desirable?
Maybe Thanksgiving, Easter/spring break and July 4th. I wonder if F&W time is also?...that's what I would buy (week 43...last week of Oct).

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Not sure why any fixed week would be desirable. Why would you lock into a particular week? What if your circumstances change?
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Not sure why any fixed week would be desirable. Why would you lock into a particular week? What if your circumstances change?
If you wanted to go every year for NYE and locked into week 52 - say 2 bedroom you would have a 2 bedroom every year week 52 without worrying about 11 month booking! If you knew you would not use that week then you let Disney know you will not be using your fixed week that year and the POINTS go into your account for you to use as you normally would as a dvc owner. You are required to buy 10% more points with a fixed week but if you do not use that week you will get the full allotment including the 10% of points to use! I love the idea - hoping they will build a DVC at Ft Wilderness down the line and offer this option I think for sure I would be in especially since I will be getting closer to DH retirement age.
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If you wanted to go every year for NYE and locked into week 52 - say 2 bedroom you would have a 2 bedroom every year week 52 without worrying about 11 month booking! If you knew you would not use that week then you let Disney know you will not be using your fixed week that year and the POINTS go into your account for you to use as you normally would as a dvc owner. You are required to buy 10% more points with a fixed week but if you do not use that week you will get the full allotment including the 10% of points to use! I love the idea - hoping they will build a DVC at Ft Wilderness down the line and offer this option I think for sure I would be in especially since I will be getting closer to DH retirement age.
NYE won't fall on week 52 every year though - some years there will be a week 53. Thanksgiving week changes, July 4 changes based on the specific week purchased. Since the fixed week can be converted into points, those owners may still be able to get a specific week each year, but they will be competing with other VGF owners at 11 months to do so.

I'm not sure if DVC uses a Saturday or Sunday start date for the fixed weeks, but basically, the first Saturday (or Sunday) in January will be week 1. Sometimes that will be January 1 and some years that will be January 7. All other weeks are based on the date of the first Date in January and can thus fluxuate by those 7 days each year so even exact date Holidays (Jan.1, July 4, Dec. 25) will be affected just as Easter, Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving do now for travel planning.
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Aside from December, is the general consensus that Easter, July 4th, and Thanksgiving are the most popular DVC booking weeks?

I realize there is individual resort variability (e.g., Food & Wine), but I am curious about general booking.
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NYE won't fall on week 52 every year though - some years there will be a week 53. Thanksgiving week changes, July 4 changes based on the specific week purchased. Since the fixed week can be converted into points, those owners may still be able to get a specific week each year, but they will be competing with other VGF owners at 11 months to do so.

I'm not sure if DVC uses a Saturday or Sunday start date for the fixed weeks, but basically, the first Saturday (or Sunday) in January will be week 1. Sometimes that will be January 1 and some years that will be January 7. All other weeks are based on the date of the first Date in January and can thus fluxuate by those 7 days each year so even exact date Holidays (Jan.1, July 4, Dec. 25) will be affected just as Easter, Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving do now for travel planning.
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NYE won't fall on week 52 every year though - some years there will be a week 53. Thanksgiving week changes, July 4 changes based on the specific week purchased. Since the fixed week can be converted into points, those owners may still be able to get a specific week each year, but they will be competing with other VGF owners at 11 months to do so.
Yes I did know that I was just trying to point out that that would be a good reason to buy a fixed week! Thank you for mentioning it though I am sure many would not know that.
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Not sure why any fixed week would be desirable. Why would you lock into a particular week? What if your circumstances change?
You just tell them you are not going to go that week this year and the points drop into the regular use year and you use them like everyone else. The fixed week is just a GUARENTEED week and room size every year, but if you don't want to go then you just let them know
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