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Old 02-26-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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Please tell me I'm not crazy!

I decided to book a last minute trip to WDW the last week of March...busiest week of the year, I know. I looked on the DVC website for availability on Friday and it was open but I took too long to book it and it was gone. So I waitlisted the 5 days at 2 different resorts.

This morning I looked and 3 days opened up at Saratoga Springs--- Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This was the most availability I had seen all weekend.....so I booked it! I waffled back and forth and was late for work! I hope I don't regret it. I know if I cancel, the points go into holding and I will pretty much lose them (my use year is June). I waitlisted the other 2 days individually and will keep checking the website.

AM I CRAZY for doing it this way? I just really want to get away especially with 3-7" of snow forecast for later today.

I need some PIXIE DUST! (I've already wished on a star...the song says my wish will come true.....)
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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I don't think you're crazy, you're waitlist may come through, though I think if it does you would've beaten the odds.

I know it would cost a little money, but if the waitlist doesn't come through, maybe you could book a couple of nights last minute at a value resort on cash. Worst case senario? You'd need to book a couple of nights last minute at an offsite resort and rent a car. Still you'll be away from the snow!

I fully understand wanting to get away. We had a wind storm yesterday. Now I have to deal with a large tree that is down and replacing some plastic patio furniture that was thrown against a wall and destroyed by a sudden gust. Winter has returned to South/Central Texas.

I'm so looking forward to my late May/Early June trip to OKW.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:43 AM   #3
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I already feel like I've beaten the odds by getting 3 days! I am really just hoping for that Monday to come through. Then at least I'll have 4 days in a row. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:08 AM   #4
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I totally understand the need to get away! Best wishes!

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Old 02-26-2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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Kangaroodle,
Yes you are crazy but i don't blame you. I feel the same way , can't wait till our july trip and we were there in jan.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #6
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Good crazy or bad crazy???

Sometimes ya just gotta play all your chips and see how the dice roll!!

Believe me, I've been second-guessing myself all day but would feel really bad if I let this get away again. I KNOW it will come through for me!!!!
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:53 PM   #7
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Even if it doesn't like chuck said you can see if you can pay cash for that one missing day and have a nice 4 night trip.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #8
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Your not crazy!! We just booked a week this past Friday for the week of Easter. NOW THAT IS CRAZY!!! We got 4 nights at SSR to start with Friday morning. I could NOT believe that there were 4 nights in a row. Then I went online that same night...and saw that the next night was available so I cancelled the 4 night waitlist and grabbed that night. THEN I KID YOU NOT...not 30 min. later I went back on and MY NEXT NIGHT WAS AVAILABLE. Then right after that I saw that AKV had OUR LAST TWO NIGHTS so I grabbed them. So we are doing 6 at SSR and our last night at Kidani. Because I had 4 nights waitlisted I probably would have never gotten those last 4 nights because all four would need to match. THE PLANETS AND STAR WERE IN PERFECT ALIGNMENT FOR US THIS PAST FRIDAY. I HOPE YOURS WORKS OUT TOO.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:20 PM   #9
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #10
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Have you now changed your waitlist too add one for just Monday? I would also recommend just checking back multiple times a day.
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Have you now changed your waitlist too add one for just Monday? I would also recommend just checking back multiple times a day.
I did change my waitlist to just Monday, and just Thursday. Saturday night is available so we could do Saturday thru Wednesday instead. Need to talk to Hubbie about that possibility.

Even if this all works out we aren't telling the kids till they are nice and sad that all their friends have left on wonderful vacations for Spring Break and they are stuck in boring old Naperville for the week...... Then I'll spring it on them! Never drove down before but sometimes it's worth it! We have close friends that live in Atlanta so we can stay with them on the way there and back, to break up the trip.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:43 PM   #12
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Even if it doesn't like chuck said you can see if you can pay cash for that one missing day and have a nice 4 night trip.
One quick question.....do DVC members get any kind of break on the price of a room? The rack rate for one night (1 BR) is $659!
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #13
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Good luck and ixiedust: !!


I don't think you're crazy at all- well maybe "good" crazy ;-).
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One quick question.....do DVC members get any kind of break on the price of a room? The rack rate for one night (1 BR) is $659!
If its available, you get a 25% discount on DVC rooms booked through MS. We did this once and then kept the waitlist. When it came through, I got refunded the money for the cash night!!!
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:27 PM   #15
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You are NOT crazy. We booked the Thursday and friday(good Friday) 2-3 weeks ago. I had to stalk the website for availability as the first time I looked no studios were open anywhere. Within a day I got the Friday at OKW. Within a few days I got Thursday at AKV. Put in a wait list for the Thursday for OKW so if we got lucky we could stay in the room 2 nights instead of split stay. It came through for us.

Actually ride now you might see rooms open up. We are right at that 31 day mark for Easter Weekend so anybody would have to cancel now to keep their post or else they go into holding.
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