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Old 02-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #406
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We are staying in the Garden Wing. We have a garden view just wondering what the view well be. We walked over there earlier this month but didn't really look around because at that time we had no plans to stay here.
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We are staying in the Garden Wing. We have a garden view just wondering what the view well be. We walked over there earlier this month but didn't really look around because at that time we had no plans to stay here.
There are three possible Garden View views:

Bay Lake/Sand
Pool/Marina/Grass
Canal/Grass/Trees

These views can be requested, but not guaranteed. Just call the WDTC to have one added to your reservation.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:21 PM   #408
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There are three possible Garden View views:

Bay Lake/Sand
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These views can be requested, but not guaranteed. Just call the WDTC to have one added to your reservation.
Thanks I would love a view of Bay Lake. Guell I'll be calling about two weeks before we go.
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Thanks I would love a view of Bay Lake. Guell I'll be calling about two weeks before we go.
You're welcome. You can add room requests to your reservation anytime, as long as it's at least 5 days prior to arrival, which is around the time the reservation will be dropped into the resort's reservation system and then the room assignor will see it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:27 PM   #411
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I have a few questions about how BLT releases rooms. We currently have 2 rooms booked at CR (MK view) for Dec 7-14, but we really wanted a 2bdr BLT MK view. Everything is booked right now, but should I keep looking? Does DVC have a waitlist? We would be a cash reservation, so I realize that would have last pick at the room, but if someone will tell me that there is less than a 10% chance of getting a 2bdr at BLT, then I would just stop looking. Our TA told us that sometimes DVC rooms open up at the 6 month mark... but that didn't sound right to me.

We will be perfectly happy with what we have now, but we kinda wanted to change it up this year. I know we were going at a popular week, I just didn't realize how popular it was
Were you trying to reserve the room thru a point rental or cash? So, I am anything but an expert, but my understanding of the DVC resorts is that a certain % of the rooms at each resort are set aside for cash reservations. So, just like any other resort at WDW, one should be able to book a room for a certain time period if there is availability. Or, one could try to rent DVC points for a stay at BLT. Dec 7-14 is a real popular time with DVCers as it is a lower point period and lower crowd levels at WDW. Thus, if your TA says that is booked, there may not be any currently open thru either the cash or point rental system. There may still be a chance one comes available, but are you willing to take that chance? Someone wiser than be may be able to give more specifics on room offerings and %s. Good luck.

There is a waitlist option available for DVC members using points, but not sure how the cash system would work. I'm not sure about what members/ rental agents would do about waitlisting for a non-member.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #412
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I have a few questions about how BLT releases rooms. We currently have 2 rooms booked at CR (MK view) for Dec 7-14, but we really wanted a 2bdr BLT MK view. Everything is booked right now, but should I keep looking? Does DVC have a waitlist? We would be a cash reservation, so I realize that would have last pick at the room, but if someone will tell me that there is less than a 10% chance of getting a 2bdr at BLT, then I would just stop looking. Our TA told us that sometimes DVC rooms open up at the 6 month mark... but that didn't sound right to me.

We will be perfectly happy with what we have now, but we kinda wanted to change it up this year. I know we were going at a popular week, I just didn't realize how popular it was
From what I understand, cash DVC rooms at BLT are all lake view (though some lake view rooms do have a partial MK view). If rooms are left at 60 days, DVC can sell extra rooms to CRO for cash. However for Dec it is unlikely that anything will be leftover.

If you want that 2 BR you'd need to rent a reservation from an owner. But I just checked availability for your dates and there are no 2 BR MK or LV for the entire stay. You can wait list with a DVC reservation but there is no guarantee that it would come through.
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Fingers crossed - tomorrow is the 11 month mark! Work your magic Davids Vacation Club.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:41 AM   #414
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Were you trying to reserve the room thru a point rental or cash? So, I am anything but an expert, but my understanding of the DVC resorts is that a certain % of the rooms at each resort are set aside for cash reservations. So, just like any other resort at WDW, one should be able to book a room for a certain time period if there is availability. Or, one could try to rent DVC points for a stay at BLT. Dec 7-14 is a real popular time with DVCers as it is a lower point period and lower crowd levels at WDW. Thus, if your TA says that is booked, there may not be any currently open thru either the cash or point rental system. There may still be a chance one comes available, but are you willing to take that chance? Someone wiser than be may be able to give more specifics on room offerings and %s. Good luck.

There is a waitlist option available for DVC members using points, but not sure how the cash system would work. I'm not sure about what members/ rental agents would do about waitlisting for a non-member.
We would be a cash reservation. We are traveling with my parents and while it would be cheaper to rent points, it would make my mother a nervous wreck that we would get to Disney and not have a room. Her sanity is worth a lot of money in my fathers eyes Thanks for your reply... and we aren't waiting for the room to open up, we already have two rooms booked at CR. So either way, we will have a place to sleep.

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From what I understand, cash DVC rooms at BLT are all lake view (though some lake view rooms do have a partial MK view). If rooms are left at 60 days, DVC can sell extra rooms to CRO for cash. However for Dec it is unlikely that anything will be leftover.

If you want that 2 BR you'd need to rent a reservation from an owner. But I just checked availability for your dates and there are no 2 BR MK or LV for the entire stay. You can wait list with a DVC reservation but there is no guarantee that it would come through.
Thanks for your reply! I could be wrong, but 2 bdr MK views showed up for me when I was first doing my search. We just waited 2 days too long to book. I think they are open to cash reservations, at least it looks like they are on the Disney site.

I figure that there is probably a decent DVC waitlist for that week, so I think I will just start getting excited about another great stay at CR
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No members in the queue with 70 points for January 2014 yet. Poop. Now the waiting commences....
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No members in the queue with 70 points for January 2014 yet. Poop. Now the waiting commences....
I need 57 and my window opens tomorrow... I'm right on your heels!! They took about 2 days to get points for AKL request, I got confirmation of that today. Hopefully points come in for us soon!
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From what I understand, cash DVC rooms at BLT are all lake view (though some lake view rooms do have a partial MK view). If rooms are left at 60 days, DVC can sell extra rooms to CRO for cash. However for Dec it is unlikely that anything will be leftover.

If you want that 2 BR you'd need to rent a reservation from an owner. But I just checked availability for your dates and there are no 2 BR MK or LV for the entire stay. You can wait list with a DVC reservation but there is no guarantee that it would come through.
I got a two bedroom direct MK view room via cash ressie at the 11 month mark. If I go to look it up now for the first week of Dec, there is only a lake view available but, that is good at this point. There hasn't been a two bedroom showing up until today for the last two or three weeks.
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No members in the queue with 70 points for January 2014 yet. Poop. Now the waiting commences....
I have to wonder about David's. You only needed 70 pts and he couldn't get that for you? We needed 230 pts, had our app and deposit into him about 12 months prior and he wasn't able to secure those either. I wonder if people just aren't wanting to do away with their points?

I understand our situation but, only 70 pts-wow.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:31 AM   #420
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FastPass+ is being tested at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom now through February 28. During this test phase, randomly selected guests at Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge and Contemporary resorts will receive a FastPass+ card for a specified arrival window for lunch at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Guests who arrive at the restaurant during their FastPass+ time will be able to take advantage of an expedited order and payment process. This opportunity is available by invitation only and participants must have valid theme park admission.
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