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Old 11-30-2012, 03:53 PM   #1801
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The room has always been listed on the registration form since I started looking for it. Several visits to the villas and hotel over the last couple years
The number was listed even though the room was not ready.
Maybe that's just at WDW. Now that I think about it, the 2 times that I stayed at VGC my friend registered us. The last time she went in to register while I parked the car.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:37 PM   #1802
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Advise! We leave in 16 days for our first stay as DVC members and our first stay at VGC. We are in a 1 bedroom. I have requested a room on a high floor with a theme park view. MS has replied to my requested and said it will be noted (not guaranteed) on our reservation. Should I be more specific? Is there a 1 bedroom I should be requesting to hopefully get the best view for our first stay at VGC?
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:24 PM   #1803
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Advise! We leave in 16 days for our first stay as DVC members and our first stay at VGC. We are in a 1 bedroom. I have requested a room on a high floor with a theme park view. MS has replied to my requested and said it will be noted (not guaranteed) on our reservation. Should I be more specific? Is there a 1 bedroom I should be requesting to hopefully get the best view for our first stay at VGC?
I have had good results giving a specific list of room numbers. This might make it easier, since the CM assigning rooms might not know the views. A list also allows you to prioritize, since I would rather stay in 3508 (third floor with a WOC view) than 5514 (fifth floor with a Redwood Creek view).

I like a view of WOC, so would be my request:
6502, 5508, 5502, 4508, 3508, 4502,3502

While checking in, make sure to let the CM know this is your first DVC stay as an owner. You may receive a lanyard or other small welcome gift. I did not have a room request on my first visit, and the CM spend extra time changing my room assignment to 5502 -- which might have been because it was my first visit or the CM was just being helpful
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:43 PM   #1804
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I have had good results giving a specific list of room numbers. This might make it easier, since the CM assigning rooms might not know the views. A list also allows you to prioritize, since I would rather stay in 3508 (third floor with a WOC view) than 5514 (fifth floor with a Redwood Creek view).

I like a view of WOC, so would be my request:
6502, 5508, 5502, 4508, 3508, 4502,3502

While checking in, make sure to let the CM know this is your first DVC stay as an owner. You may receive a lanyard or other small welcome gift. I did not have a room request on my first visit, and the CM spend extra time changing my room assignment to 5502 -- which might have been because it was my first visit or the CM was just being helpful

Thank you! Can I just email member services or is it better to call/contact the hotel itself?

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #1805
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Can I just email member services or is it better to call/contact the hotel itself?
I have always emailed member services.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #1806
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Thank you! Can I just email member services or is it better to call/contact the hotel itself?

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Also good for you to check in as early as possible, and let them know that you are willing to wait for a room with a better view than to get in earlier (if you are ok with that). Bring the list of room #s with you. Usually they won't tell you what room you are in (if it's not ready yet), but you can show them the list and ask them to try to ensure you are in one of those rooms...

We've had good luck getting our preferred rooms when we've followed the above approach.

So jealous! We'll be there in 15 days but didn't want to spend the points for DVC in the high season so we are staying offsite (saving points for our trip in June in a 1BR). We still plan on spending some time in the lobby and enjoying the Grand Californian Christmas cheer. Have a wonderful trip!
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #1807
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Was checking the DVC reservation site to see if any rooms might be available Christmas week when we are there. Interestingly enough, the only room available is the Grand Villa on Christmas Day! Anyone want to pool points together and have a VGC Owner Christmas feast!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #1808
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VGC owners...did you get invited to the Candlelight processional?

I didn't, but have heard how others have so am trying to figure out why I did not. I'll be calling member services tomorrow, but thought I would ask on here to see if others got invited.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:58 AM   #1809
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SELF PARKING IS NOW FREE!!
Just ran across this post and I'd like to confirm if self-parking is indeed free, as that will be a determining factor as to whether I rent a car or not for an upcoming stay. I'm renting points to stay in a 2-bedroom villa; will self-parking be free for me?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #1810
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availability

Not sure if this is ok here.

Would someone be willing to check availability for me? I'm not at 7 months yet but want to consider my options. Looking for the week of the disneyland half.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #1811
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I'm not at 7 months yet but want to consider my options. Looking for the week of the disneyland half.
I am booking other dates, so it only took a second to check
Looking at a 2 week window: Aug 24 to Sep 6.
Studio is not available Aug 31 and Sep 1, Grand Villa is not available Aug 26 and Aug 30, all other dates and room types are available. (no studio also means no 2 bedroom lockoff).
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:01 PM   #1812
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Just ran across this post and I'd like to confirm if self-parking is indeed free, as that will be a determining factor as to whether I rent a car or not for an upcoming stay. I'm renting points to stay in a 2-bedroom villa; will self-parking be free for me?
YES - SELF PARKING for DVC members is still free!! If you are renting from a DVC member this should still apply!
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #1813
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We bought points this week at VGC. Had purchased Aulani on our last DCL cruise in November but ended up not signing the contract after we got home as I didn't want my home to be Aulani. We live in So CA and wanted the 11 month window option for VGC.
Does anyone know how often VGC has been available either on the resale market & Disney direct (well the disney direct would I guess only be after the resale and ROFR?)
I have only seen 3 available on resale market in the last few months- 2 with too many points than I desired & the other with point cost > $100 and we thought we would just prefer to buy direct.
We now have to decide if we want to sign on a 3rd contract for another 50 points but have been debating possibly owning points at an alternate DVC resort and buying much cheaper on the resale market? if we decide resale- there seem to be an abundance of non VGC options. Just wondering if we pass on the 50 pt VGC contract we were wait listed for how often they have been coming up available again in recent history?

It didn't seem worth saving <$2500-3000 on our contract to have the restrictions of the resale market. does this seem crazy thinking? I know it is a good chunk of $$ but it keeps our options open to the entire collection that I am uncertain how much we would use??
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Thank you!! This helps my planning greatly!
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:12 PM   #1815
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YES - SELF PARKING for DVC members is still free!!
I wouldn't call it free. You pay for the parking in your dues along with maintaince for the lot.
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