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Old 11-11-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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I just wanted to say how incredibly easy making my June 2010 BLT reservation via the online request form proved to be.

As I wasn't going to be around during the day my 7 month window opened, I originally submitted an online request out of necessity. I took care to include in the 'more info' box exactly how I wanted my points to be used and then timed it so the request would arrive the night before my booking window opened but whilst MS were closed so they would open it 1st thing...

By the time I returned from my day out, I had received an email confirming my 1st choice of accommodation for 7 nights BUT also telling me that they hadn't been able to complete my final 2 nights of the 9 requested. I was advised to phone MS to add the final two nights to the booking a couple of days later...

However, as this date coincided with the general opening of booking for DCL's Dream, I decided to submit another online ressie form. This time I included my original confirmation no. in the 'more info' box and later that evening received another confirmation email - we were all set!!! I know this isn't peak season but I was pleasantly surprised by the efficiency and over the moon to get BLT at 7 months...

Also I wanted to post to see if I could get rid of the ad that's annoyingly popped up on the DVC UK page...
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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Also I wanted to post to see if I could get rid of the ad that's annoyingly popped up on the DVC UK page...
10 out of 10 for you too.
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:26 PM   #3
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That's really interesting

I have to admit that I've shied away from trying the online request form as I'd assumed that the emails would take second place to someone phoning in person, and that emails may get opened only when there was a lull in the phone calls coming in to MS.

Your experience has certainly made it sound a more promising option than I imagined it to be.
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:58 PM   #4
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That's really interesting

I have to admit that I've shied away from trying the online request form as I'd assumed that the emails would take second place to someone phoning in person, and that emails may get opened only when there was a lull in the phone calls coming in to MS.

Your experience has certainly made it sound a more promising option than I imagined it to be.
I've done it before, Hilary - at my 11th month window for VWL in May 2008 and when we booked the Disneyland Hotel on points. It's been a 100% success for me... I shall even give it a go for my next booking - Christmas/NY week at VWL!!! Now that'll be a real test!!!

I'll keep you updated as to how I get on...
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:28 AM   #5
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I use online booking too, also for altering bookings and changing information etc and found it very good.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:46 AM   #6
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Just got an email reply to my online request from yesterday that my first choice is booked

So have a savanna view studio in Kidani Village from Oct 10th to 22nd, now to find who to go with

It was a very simple process and would do it again for a non peak time.

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Old 11-23-2009, 12:38 PM   #7
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Cool!!! I'm glad it worked for you too, Claire... Hope to be trying it again soon...

Looks I might be there at the same time as you - my DH's getting cold feet about going for Christmas/New Year and has suggested October half term as an alternative...
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:45 PM   #8
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Cool!!! I'm glad it worked for you too, Claire... Hope to be trying it again soon...

Looks I might be there at the same time as you - my DH's getting cold feet about going for Christmas/New Year and has suggested October half term as an alternative...
If I keep those dates will be coming home just before half term, to miss the increased airfare! But would be great to meet some Dissers again

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Old 11-23-2009, 01:43 PM   #9
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If I keep those dates will be coming home just before half term, to miss the increased airfare! But would be great to meet some Dissers again

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My DS gets two weeks in October so we're looking at October 17th - 27th 2010...
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:29 AM   #10
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My DS gets two weeks in October so we're looking at October 17th - 27th 2010...
Oh sounds like there could be a Dis meet in the planning then

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Old 11-24-2009, 03:32 AM   #11
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Oh sounds like there could be a Dis meet in the planning then

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Cool! Just trying to pin my DH down with dates now...
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:07 AM   #12
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:43 PM   #13
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We have also used the online reservation system and were very pleased with the turn-around.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:35 AM   #15
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Looks like Animal Kingdom Villas are in high demand for October. I hope to get a 2-BR at Kidani with Savannah view as a honeymoon gift for our friends (we are going with them tough, so it is not all that unselfish) for Oct. 2-9.

As our home resort is Bay Lake Tower, I just did a reservation there to have something for sure. 2-BR standard view are all gone already, so I had to settle for lake view, with standard view waitlisted.

Once the 7-month window opens, I'll try the reservation form as well to get Animal Kingdom or Wilderness Villas as second choice.
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