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Old 09-06-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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Rooms Sold out for Early December?

My family has a trip booked for the BWV beginning 12/5 and I wanted to add on just ONE night 12/4...and the Disney website is saying almost everything is booked??! No Beach Club, no Animal Kingdom, not even a room at the massive Pop Century? Just last night I checked hotels.com and nothing was sold out...now Disney website, hotels.com, expedia, etc. are all saying sold out. Is this possible? Two years ago I booked a return guest offer in early November and had no issues finding a room!
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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I just checked again and several hotels were available on the Disney website.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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I'm typically a 180+ day planner but sometimes an opportunity presents itself for us to go last minute and I don't pass up a wdw trip but with that said we ran into a similar problem when booking our dates Oct 24-27th. We started looking for a room in mid August for those dates. We live in FL and have taken trips planned as little as a few days to weeks in advance even up through last year and could always get pretty much what we wanted until this year. I know wdw is getting busier and busier each year but my goodness...is everyone taking their kids out of school???
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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Because those are discounted rooms that could be the reason why. Also a lot of people put rooms on hold and then cancel them after they've made up their minds so keep checking.

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:52 PM   #5
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There's several possible explanations, but I wouldn't be surprised if that week is just busier than normal. It coincides with the week after Thanksgiving/first week of December and the parade taping is that week as well. We lose a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas since Thanksgiving is so late, so its hard to predict.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:12 AM   #6
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Could be due to Pop Warner week? They may have a ton of rooms blocked but I still can't see them taking all rooms, that wouldn't happen. But it is a huge group. They will all be there 12/7-12/14 I think and some families may show up early? They started showing up on the last day of my trip last year at Pop. Tons of cheerleaders and I think this is when they have their Super Bowl for the boys. I was glad to be checking out that day... And I am a competitive cheer mom myself.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:42 AM   #7
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Pop Warner is December 7th-14th it is possible it is that. If they follow history Christmas Parade taping will be the 6th and 7th.

Also many school districts will not be calling their student back from Thanksgiving this year because Hanukkah runs from November 27-December 5th this year. I know not as many people think about that as a winter holiday that can affect crowds but when it falls early in December it can affect those early crowd levels so that leading straight into Pop Warner this year could make for a busy early December.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:48 AM   #8
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Try expanding your dates to a 3, 4 or 5 night stay, but always include 12/4 in your dates. Sometimes Disney limits room availability for shorter stays. If something comes up that you like, book it and then call in to modify your reservation to a one night stay.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:02 AM   #9
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We wanted to add 1 day to our 4 night stay in early November. When I checked online and put in the one day I wanted to add, it came up as nothing available. When I expanded my search to include all 5 days, then the additional day was available. So I called, and they were able to add it.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:39 AM   #10
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I always call even if website says sold out. Disney`s website is notorious for glitches as bugs, and it never hurts to call and double check!

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Old 09-07-2013, 09:17 AM   #11
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I called this morning to apply my annual pass discount to an existing reservation for early December at POFQ. There were no AP discounts available. The cast member told me to keep checking back periodically. She also tried POR, and CSR, but to no avail. We have MVMCP tickets for the 5th so our dates can't be modified. I'm stuck with a river view room at POFQ, but somehow not too disappointed.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:19 AM   #12
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We're booked at Poly that week and were thinking of dropping down to a mod to save some $$. I was on the phone with two friends we're traveling with and we were all on the website--availability was varying from minute to minute. First there were rooms at POR but not POFQ; then vice versa. We booked through a travel agent so we asked her to see if we could still use the FD pin we booked with on a mod and the only one available was CBR. We decided the universe was telling us to stay with the Poly :D

We went the same week two years ago and crowd levels were great. Not sure what the difference is but I hope the parks won't be too crazy.

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Old 09-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #13
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wow...I did not realize so many things were going on that will increase the crowds that week! I went December 2-7 two years ago, and the crowds were so light. I managed to get one night at the CSR but will try searching for several nights and cancelling all but one. Thanks for the tip
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #14
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I;m having the same issue for the first week of December. I called and did not get any better results. Only thing I can get is Beach Club (30% off room only, so it's not bad). Everything is sold out, according tot he website and phone agent.

Makes me think I should wait till January.
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