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Old 04-25-2011, 03:02 AM   #1
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How to book

I turn 40 in 2013 and am hoping to go over to WDW for 4 weeks

Now to my question, how to book.. Ideally I would like to do a week at OKW, a week at Vero and then two weeks at AKL. AKL is my home resort...

If I book my first two weeks at ALK at my 11 month window can I then change over the booking (subject to avalability) to the other resorts at the 7 month window. My worry is that if I wait to the 7 month window to book that could end up with no accommodation.

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Old 04-25-2011, 10:35 AM   #2
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What month are you looking at going?

I would imagine that you would be able to get OKW at 7 months at pretty much most of the year (maybe more of a problem over popular holiday weekends or Xmas).

Not sure about VB - we got a OVIR in August about a month before we went but we were only going for the night. Depending on when you are going getting a week at 7 months might be a push unless you are maybe flexible on dates.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:38 AM   #3
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Forgot to say, its September
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:03 AM   #4
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If I book my first two weeks at AKV at my 11 month window can I then change over the booking (subject to avalability) to the other resorts at the 7 month window. My worry is that if I wait to the 7 month window to book that could end up with no accommodation.
Yes you can (and definitely should) make a reservation at your home resort first. On our first trip for our honeymoon we booked all of our time at AKV then moved the last 3 days to WLV. What I'm not sure about is whether you need to ensure that all of the reservations (week 1, week 2, week 3&4) are recorded seperately. There would otherwise be a risk that if you had all 4 weeks booked in one lump you would have to cancel that reservation and rebook, potentially losing your original reservation. Explain to member services what you're planning to do and I'm sure they can advise you on how it is best to work the reservation. Also bear in mind that you probably want to book a category for lower points than your target room so that you don't borrow points into your use year that you won't end up using (for 4 weeks you will be borrowing... right?). Having made the excellent choice of owning at AKV that allows you plenty of flexibility points category wise.

September is in general a more quiet period (as well as a great time to go, all of my trips have been in Sept/Early Oct) so you ought to be OK getting OKW. I don't know much about VB availability I'm afraid.

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