DVC RESALES
DVC RESALES

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Vacation Club > DVC Member Services
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-25-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
melindaPR
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 80

Checking for availability question

I read on here about people "watching" resorts for availability prior to their booking window. I'm new to DVC, and I'm wondering how/if that's possible. For example, how can I--or can I--look at Christmas time 2013 (not yet within the 7 month booking window) in a non-home resort just to see and watch availability in order to gauge my chances? Thanks for the guidance!
__________________
melindaPR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
disneynutz


Earning My Ears One At A Time
 
disneynutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: North Texas
Posts: 18,740

You can't see availability online until your booking window opens.

Bill
__________________

disneynutz is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-25-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
Muhlenberg
Clues! We want clues!
It's a small world after all It's a small world after all...
E / E
Tushy imprinting chair here
 
Muhlenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Under a Rock in Gilbertsville, PA
Posts: 12,546

While you can't look at availability for your actual dates, you can look at dates 7 months out from now. You can do that as often as you like up til your booking window opens. That will give you a feel for how things book up at 7 months out ahead of time.

The caveat is, it's not accurate for busy times. While there may be availability 7 months out from now, which would be Sept. 25th, there's no guarantee that if you check in another few weeks that there would be availability 7 months out from then. And you can't really predict how it would book up for your actual dates.
__________________
Kathy It's O.K. to Dream...

Next dream unknown...



CR 6/97 6/00 8/06 1/07 CBR 8/07 CR 1/08 BWV 8/08 SSR 1/09 AKV-K 9/09
BLT 2/10 THV 8/10 BWV 1/11 AKV-K 4/12 OKW 12/12 SSR 12/13



Muhlenberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
intertile
Mouseketeer
 
intertile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 127

if you really want to know, you can simply call member services. They've told me in the past other resort availability even if I was ineligible to make a reservation.
__________________


intertile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 04:24 PM   #5
WebmasterDoc
Administrator
 
WebmasterDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 31,658
DISboards Administrator

Quote:
Originally Posted by intertile View Post
if you really want to know, you can simply call member services. They've told me in the past other resort availability even if I was ineligible to make a reservation.
MS has not been looking at anything other than what a member is eligible to reserve for awhile now. You may find a rep that will still do that, but basically, if you can't see it yourself online MS won't do it either.

Some members have been able to look ahead since they own points at a resort even though they may want to use other points to make the actual reservation.
__________________
Doc
WebmasterDoc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 04:58 PM   #6
luckyman_apd
DIS Veteran
 
luckyman_apd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,364

Technically the farthest out you can see is 7 months out plus 6 days. Since today is the 25th, and IF I wanted to book a reservation for Oct 1-7 I COULD go online today and see if October 1 had availability. However you could not book it unless you took sept 25-oct 1. And you wouldn't be able to see any days beyond the 1st. So you can basically view the rooms you want for a few days before you book.
__________________
Coronado Apr 2009, BLT Feb 2011, SSR June 2011, DLR June 2012, BLT Nov 2012, OKW Mar 2013, SSR Aug 2013, BLT Dec 2013, BLT/BCV July 2014, SSR Sept 2014
MeDWDD(9)DS(5)
luckyman_apd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 07:33 PM   #7
brettcw23
DDC #722
Always remember...bad decisions often lead to great stories!
Yeah, I'm crafty like that
 
brettcw23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,594

Quote:
Originally Posted by melindaPR View Post
I read on here about people "watching" resorts for availability prior to their booking window. I'm new to DVC, and I'm wondering how/if that's possible. For example, how can I--or can I--look at Christmas time 2013 (not yet within the 7 month booking window) in a non-home resort just to see and watch availability in order to gauge my chances? Thanks for the guidance!
There used to be a thread that showed what weeks were already booked based on members attempts to book. That was closed when they opened things up for online booking. There is another thread (I would insert it here if I had it handy) that basically leverages other members.

For example, if you wanted to know what AKV looks like a year out, but your home resort is BLT...you simply ask, "Are there any 2 BR, Savannah views available from February 22 - March 1?"

Then someone who has AKV as a home resort would reply.
__________________
Brett
Me(39) DW(40) DD10 DD7
DVC Member March 2011
DIS Dad #722
WDW Commando Member #222
Controlled Chaos and the Quest for Bottomless Dole Whips
Boo, Brew and Happy Birthday, too!

1982 offsite, 2007 offsite, 2010 All Star Movies
2011 All Star Sports, 2012 AKL-Kidani Village (Mar.)
2012 BLT (Nov.), 2013 BWV, 2014 BLT
brettcw23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #8
Sandisw
Moderator
 
Sandisw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 9,711
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by brettcw23

There used to be a thread that showed what weeks were already booked based on members attempts to book. That was closed when they opened things up for online booking. There is another thread (I would insert it here if I had it handy) that basically leverages other members.

For example, if you wanted to know what AKV looks like a year out, but your home resort is BLT...you simply ask, "Are there any 2 BR, Savannah views available from February 22 - March 1?"

Then someone who has AKV as a home resort would reply.
Just an FYI, that type of thread does not exist here on the DIS. We have asked that members not look up and post availability since it changes so often that u less someone is ready to book, it really is of very little use.?
__________________
Sandi



Sandisw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 10:28 PM   #9
melindaPR
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 80

Thx for clarifying!

Sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
__________________
melindaPR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 06:38 PM   #10
brettcw23
DDC #722
Always remember...bad decisions often lead to great stories!
Yeah, I'm crafty like that
 
brettcw23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,594

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandisw View Post
Just an FYI, that type of thread does not exist here on the DIS. We have asked that members not look up and post availability since it changes so often that u less someone is ready to book, it really is of very little use.?
Thanks for the heads up.

On the availability topic, it seems like there are more and more people being forced to split their stays between different resorts. I'm hoping in the future DVC finds a creative solution for that.
__________________
Brett
Me(39) DW(40) DD10 DD7
DVC Member March 2011
DIS Dad #722
WDW Commando Member #222
Controlled Chaos and the Quest for Bottomless Dole Whips
Boo, Brew and Happy Birthday, too!

1982 offsite, 2007 offsite, 2010 All Star Movies
2011 All Star Sports, 2012 AKL-Kidani Village (Mar.)
2012 BLT (Nov.), 2013 BWV, 2014 BLT
brettcw23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #11
Lynne M
 
Lynne M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 9,156
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by brettcw23 View Post
Thanks for the heads up.

On the availability topic, it seems like there are more and more people being forced to split their stays between different resorts. I'm hoping in the future DVC finds a creative solution for that.
There really isn't a solution for that on DVC's part; the solution is for guests to book their reservations in a timely manner. That 'forced split stay' really only happens when people wait too long to book.
Lynne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

DVC-Resales.com | 1-800-550-6493 (Contact The Timeshare Store) | DVC Resale Listings

facebooktwittergoogle plus youtube itunesDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.