Can this be true or should I call back?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by mprice823, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. mprice823

    mprice823 Earning My Ears

    Dec 25, 2007
    I have called reservations a few times in the past couple of weeks to check pricing. We are planning on going in April, but were having problems nailing down our time. We finally made a decision yesterday so I called today to make our final reservations. I was told that POFQ is not available. OK, I called last week and it was, but I guess I waited too long and it booked up. Anyway, she checks and tells me that these are my only options:

    Pop Century
    All Star Sports
    Coronado Springs (King)
    Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Can it be that in the past week there has been a run on the week of April 6? Last week I check Wilderness Lodge, CBR, POFQ and POR and they were all available.

    Should we now consider that the park will be super crowded that week and switch our times?
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  3. dishm12/08

    dishm12/08 Obsessing Over Our Disneymoon. One Day At A Time

    Oct 4, 2007
    Apparently so. I just did a search online for the 6-12 online with just 2 adults and it said it was unavaliable. I would call back and make a temporary reservation with one of those options the CM told you so you can at least have that option. Sorry, I'm no help.
  4. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

    Jun 11, 2005
    It's extremely possible that all that happened is, ONE of the nights is not available at the other resorts you list - not even necessarily the same night at each. It doesn't mean there was a run on the entire week, or that the parks will be super-crowded.
  5. Deweysgirl

    Deweysgirl DIS Veteran

    Aug 14, 2003
    I tried to get 2 nights at POFQ for Apr. 3 and 4th, no luck. They said POFQ was booked solid. I ended up going with POR.
  6. EnnEss

    EnnEss DIS Veteran

    Apr 21, 2006
    Could be the sold blocks to wholesalers as well. Check large travel companies? It is also spring break.
  7. Luv2Roam

    Luv2Roam Dexter: Takes Life. Seriously.

    Jun 3, 2000
    I have been on-line looking at availability only to have an hour later the availability gone. So I could certainly see if days have passed, let alone hours.
    Your best bet is to keep checking and if you see something open up for what you want, grab it! That's what I had to do.
  8. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

    Oct 28, 2006
    It is coming off of spring break time, so it may be pretty busy. And if one date isn't available they show the whoile thing not available. Plus this is getting late in the booking game. I have booked with in 40 days of a trip and was lucky to get what I wanted, but some people book much earlier. But I see this happen all the time.
  9. carri5317

    carri5317 Mouseketeer

    Jul 17, 2006
    That is our spring break week here in georgia and a lot of people here in Augusta go to disney to escape the Masters Golf Tournament Traffic. If you can find somewhere you want to stay, book it quick, and be prepared for crowds, we went last year and it was really busy. Have fun!
  10. Sandi

    Sandi A proud Spartans fan.

    Aug 17, 1999
    That's our Spring Break up here. We made our reservations and got 3 rooms at POFQ in late September. One of our group wasn't sure how many nights they were staying and when I talked to the CM, she said to reserve for the maximum number of nights they might need stretching over both the beginning and ending dates. She said we could always delete nights, but it would be getting more and more difficult to add nights. I sure am glad I took her advice!

    Good luck getting something.

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