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Old 05-02-2013, 10:02 AM   #2221
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I know the lady we purchased our contract from at the Disneyland location said there is a wait list for VGC. I would guess you could call DVC and just ask to be put on the wait list. She said it takes about 6 months.

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Old 05-03-2013, 12:06 AM   #2222
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Where are you all purchasing your contracts from? We would like to add a small contract as we only have 100 pt's now and would like to be able to stay in a 1br for a long weekend every year.
This add on is direct from DVC. You can call your guide and be put on the waitlist. I've been watching the resale site for several months for a small add on in our Aug UY with no luck. By the time I'd check in the evenings the few that showed up were all sold.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:50 AM   #2223
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This add on is direct from DVC. You can call your guide and be put on the waitlist. I've been watching the resale site for several months for a small add on in our Aug UY with no luck. By the time I'd check in the evenings the few that showed up were all sold.
Do you mind sharing how much they are currently charging per point?
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:25 AM   #2224
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Do you mind sharing how much they are currently charging per point?
Direct from Disney - $165/point.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:48 AM   #2225
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We're owners at VGC and have stayed at studios and 1 bedrooms in the past. Thanks to Nonsuch's floor plans we've been able to get great views and the rooms we requested on most trips.

Now we're looking at bringing another family for a trip early next year so we'd need a 2 bedroom. Since we've never had a 2 bedroom before, and since for some reason the clickable floor plans in Nonsuch's signature aren't working for me right now, I have a couple of questions.

1. The differences between a dedicated and a lock off 2 bedroom, other than the extra entrance for the latter. Are there any within the rooms that would make one better for two families than the other?

2. Room requests. As I stated, we have our preferred studios and 1 bedrooms that we usually request. I can see giving MS a similar list of room numbers for a dedicated 2 bedroom, but how do you request a specific lock off, since there are really two rooms involved (studio and 1 bedroom)?

Again, we'll be traveling with another family with 4 kids, from 14 to 6 years old. Only other time we did this with them we had a GV at OKW but a GV at VGC is out of the question, so we're trying to get ideas which w/b the best alternative in a 2 bedroom.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:01 AM   #2226
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We're owners at VGC and have stayed at studios and 1 bedrooms in the past. Thanks to Nonsuch's floor plans we've been able to get great views and the rooms we requested on most trips.

Now we're looking at bringing another family for a trip early next year so we'd need a 2 bedroom. Since we've never had a 2 bedroom before, and since for some reason the clickable floor plans in Nonsuch's signature aren't working for me right now, I have a couple of questions.

1. The differences between a dedicated and a lock off 2 bedroom, other than the extra entrance for the latter. Are there any within the rooms that would make one better for two families than the other?

2. Room requests. As I stated, we have our preferred studios and 1 bedrooms that we usually request. I can see giving MS a similar list of room numbers for a dedicated 2 bedroom, but how do you request a specific lock off, since there are really two rooms involved (studio and 1 bedroom)?

Again, we'll be traveling with another family with 4 kids, from 14 to 6 years old. Only other time we did this with them we had a GV at OKW but a GV at VGC is out of the question, so we're trying to get ideas which w/b the best alternative in a 2 bedroom.

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In a lock-off 2BR, the Studio portion has a kitchenette area and a queen bed/ queen sofabed combination, whille the dedicated has two queen beds.

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In a lock-off 2BR, the Studio portion has a kitchenette area and a queen bed/ queen sofabed combination, whille the dedicated has two queen beds.

See this post for details: Room Layouts and Descriptions
Thanks. Very helpful. Never saw those layouts before.

I figured there had to be a reason the dedicated 2 bedrooms always seem to be taken before the lock offs whenever I check the on line booking page.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:22 PM   #2228
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#4506 Dedicated 2 Bedroom

We were in room #4506 (Thank you Nonsuch for all of your uber helpful room info!!) and LOVED IT! This is a 2 bedroom dedicated unit and was 4th on my list of room number requests. I posted the balcony view pics on the other thread and here are my pics of the room. Forgot to take a good pic of the bedroom part of the master bedroom. We let my in-laws stay there and shared the 2nd bedroom with our kids. My BIL slept on the sofa bed and my older boys took turns sleeping with him or in the pull down bed in the TV cabinet.

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Old 05-03-2013, 05:00 PM   #2229
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...for some reason the clickable floor plans in Nonsuch's signature aren't working for me right now...
The links are fixed
The mobile app might not show my signature, so here are the links:

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Do you mind sharing how much they are currently charging per point?
We went on the waitlist prior to the last price increase so it was $130 per point.
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Thanks. Yep, they worked.

If we went with a lock off, how would I make my room request to MS since there are two room numbers (for the studio and for the 1 bedroom) associated with a 2 bedroom lock off? Which would I say I wanted?
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If we went with a lock off, how would I make my room request to MS since there are two room numbers (for the studio and for the 1 bedroom) associated with a 2 bedroom lock off? Which would I say I wanted?
You might try a list of "pairs":
6502/6504, 5502/5504...

Good luck with your request
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:40 PM   #2233
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You might try a list of "pairs":
6502/6504, 5502/5504...

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We'll give it a try. Still trying to decide if the lock off is better suited for us than a dedicated.

We've had great success in the past getting a room toward or at the top of our request list, so hopefully the trend will continue!
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Which GV?

I've been crunching some numbers, looking at our points and upcoming vacation plans into next year.

I can't believe it, but I guess it makes some sense after all, because we can swing a GV for 3 nights on an upcoming stay. It will probably be a once in a lifetime thing, since the main reason we can do it is because our resale contract we recently closed on was pretty loaded. So instead of our usual borrowing status, we have extra points!

So. On line booking show the dates we want are available for all room types, including the GV. It's still outside the 7 month window so that's good.

Question is - which GV should I request, if I have a choice? I THINK the one facing the park is HA while the one facing the pool is not. We don't need a HA room, and in fact, when we had one a few years ago (a 1 bedroom at OKW) we didn't like it as much as the other rooms.

If I'm correct, are there big differences between the HA GV and the other as far as the changes made to MAKE it HA?

For those of you who have stayed in GV at VGC, which would you pick and why?

I know this was a ramble, but the stars are aligning, what with the extra points available and another family of close friends being available for these dates, making a GV both doable and realistic (there will be 9 of us).

And if I have a choice, I'd like to be able to at least make the right request even though I know it's just that - a request.
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If I'm correct, are there big differences between the HA GV and the other as far as the changes made to MAKE it HA?
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For those of you who have stayed in GV at VGC, which would you pick and why?
The HA GV has an amazing park view, the best view in the entire hotel
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...I'd like to be able to at least make the right request even though I know it's just that - a request.
HA bookings are not a request, they are guaranteed
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