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Old 11-16-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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Aulani Reservations

Has anyone out there been successful in getting Aulani reservations at 7 months for June 2013? I have been lurking a bit on the DVC members online reservations site and it looks to have been impossible to obtain a week long reservation for early to mid June 2013. I know the point value is lower this time of year but will it get any better in July and August?? I am trying to decide if I need to buy Aulani points.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:10 AM   #2
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I did an online chat with them yesterday, asking the same question. We are not DVC and were told we could book four months out. You should be able to book seven months in advance: call them and check. It may be seven months to the day?
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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While there might be non-DVC units available at 4 months, don't count on DVC units at 7 months because of the low point values. I had no issues at all booking a week in February at the 7 month window, but that's not a low point time. On the other hand.....I'm not ever going to be interested in doing Hawaii in the summer. I like to save that for the winter when it's cold at home.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:23 AM   #4
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Hard to say. I made a reservation for May 11 - 19 at the 7 month mark with no problem. But, the kids aren't out of school yet. So that could make a difference. I know the CM told me this may be the best year to get 7 month reservations because of all the units becoming available. But that should change as time goes by. Once they are sold some members are not reserving right away. This leaves openings for the 7 month mark for now.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:09 PM   #5
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We managed to book a 5 night stay beginning on June 7th at exactly the 7 month mark, the minute online booking was open. After I finished our reservation (at 7:08 am CST) I checked and there was no availability for any 2 Bedroom Units for the first night of our stay. So, it can be done but you have to book the minute the 7 month booking window becomes available online.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:57 PM   #6
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Nope not me, I waitlisted for a one bedroom. My dates aren't too flexible and called yesterday exactly 7 month window. They don't have consecutive nights, one day here one day there, or nothing at all.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:12 AM   #7
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I have been trying to book for the last 3 days. I need a 2 bedroom any view. I can't get the first night. It looks like the other nights are still available but I can't get the first night. I am bummed. I hope July gets easier to book. I will keep trying every day.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:05 PM   #8
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At the 7 month window I was able to book a studio poolview for 6 nights staying the end of July through the first few days of August for an anniversary trip. I called right when the booking window opened.

This has me wondering... as the resort is getting ever more popular it may get a lot harder. We are wanting to go back again Spring Break 2014, hoping it will still be possible at the 7 month mark. I would hate to think about having to stay somewhere else since we had promised our boys that next time round we would take them too.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:38 PM   #9
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I booked a one bedroom OV for June 7-14 at the 7 month mark no problems. I was online at 7am CST on the dot.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #10
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booked June 8 - 15 online

@ around 10 AM EST on Nov 8 Studio OV all nights were available when I booked. No WL.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:44 PM   #11
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One thing you are going to want to think about is there are a lot of Aulani owners that will be vacationing at the same time. Schools get out, vacations, graduations, all of these things happen in June. But I would say keep trying but have a back up option that you would be ok with as well.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:26 PM   #12
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Thanks for the updates everyone. I had truly forgotten that the "go live" time for on-line booking is 5 am PST or 8 am EST. I live on the West Coast.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:19 PM   #13
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We had no problem getting a studio at the 7 month window. We are booked for 12 nights (end May-early June) and we booked 7 nights, and then we had to call daily to add a day until we reached our desired number of nights but it wasn't a problem at all. Now we just have to wait, lol!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #14
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I was able to book a room for June at the 7 month window. When I tried to book it first thing in the morning a few days ago, at the opening of the 7 month window, the days I wanted were not available. I kept getting shut out on the computer with a "not available" message. I looked again later that day, and I was able to book six consecutive days in 2BR OV we wanted. Member Services helped me add the seventh day the next morning.

Keep checking the member reservation site. Hope everyone gets the reservations they want! Good luck!
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:44 AM   #15
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So if you have no luck what are other options you are considering? Paying cash, or doing an RCI exchange to another timeshare?
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