DVC rental points...and adding on guests??

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  1. eangel12

    eangel12 DIS Veteran

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    To make a long story short:

    My husband and I have rented points for a deluxe studio and are staying at the Beach Club. My husband's family who lives close to Orlando would like to visit on our first day there. They have asked if they would be allowed to hang around the hotel, pool, etc before we head to dinner at Flying Fish. I wasn't sure how that worked...and we will definitely be at the pool. So, can we add visitors on to our room for the day?? How does that work??
     
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  3. DVCconvert

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    The person from whom you rented the points would have to add any guests.
    This will be limited by the occupancy limits of the room you have. That said, there's nothing stopping you from having day guests but unless they're on the room ressie with a keycard they likely won't be able to get a wrist band to use the BC pool.
     
  4. Dean

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    You can add them at check in up to the capacity of the room. Otherwise, you'll need permission for them to join you and at SAB, that's very unlikely to be granted and they do check there to make sure all have a key.
     
  5. eangel12

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    Very annoyed by the entire situation...needless to say!! At this point, they want us to text them when we land so they can come right to the hotel and meet us. I think I'll text them and let them know they can come to the hotel at 4pm and then we can walk around/hang out on boardwalk area together, but other than that...we are going to the pool earlier. We land at 10:30am, so hoping by the time we get our luggage, rental car and do a grocery shop, we will at least have an hour at the pool!!
     
  6. Dean

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    Annoyed at them?
     
  7. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

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    It sounds like you have pushy friends. The problem with them coming in so early is that you wont likely have your room yet, so even that would be an issue with the pool/key cards.
     
  8. eangel12

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    Yep...it is our first vacation in three years!!!
     
  9. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

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    In that case....I'd tell them my flight didn't get in until later!:rotfl:
     
  10. eangel12

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    Haha...I might do that!!! Very annoyed at the entire situation. They wanted to spend a day with us, but don't want to pay for tickets into the park because it is expensive. They want to visit us the first day we are there and we had a special dinner planned at Flying Fish for our anniversary, which is now going to be all of us going. Sigh...trying to be positive about this!!
     
  11. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

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    What??? They are horning in on your anniversary dinner too???? I'd say, "Thanks, but we are having a romantic dinner out for our anniversary that night." Then I'd invite them to come a different day. Remember, they can only do this if you allow them to. Don't allow them.
     
  12. disneynutz

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    Next time, don't tell anyone that you are going to WDW! :goodvibes

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  13. JimMIA

    JimMIA There's more to life than mice...

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    ::yes::

    We had a similar situation with another family for a couple of years. We'd make the mistake of telling them when we were going, and next thing you know, they're going and staying offsite...but only for 2-3 days. Then, of course, they wanted to do EVERYTHING together.

    But of course, they were always 1-3 hours late and then wanted to commando because they didn't have much time!

    This year we were blessed by their absence! :cool1:

    It's YOUR vacation. It's YOUR anniversary. Share as much of that with them as YOU choose...and YOU pick the time slots you allocate to them.
     
  14. JimMIA

    JimMIA There's more to life than mice...

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    Also if you are using DDP, be sure you research the ramifications of adding them to your room. In a worst case scenario, you might have to pay for DDP for them for your entire stay.
     
  15. dbs1228

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    Not sure why you cannot be honest with them, "we have a long travel day will be tired, room will not be ready until after 4:00PM then we need to unpack put groceries away, guest are not allowed at pool so that is not an option, can we just make it another day and or evening for dinner, we want to enjoy your company not feel overwhelmed"

    We have friends in Florida and I always tell them the 1st 24 hours are ours to get settled and the last 48 hours are ours to do whatever we did not get to (do not want to be locked into anything at the end of vacation) and to get organized for the trip home. Like others have said it cannot happen unless you allow it and there are nice ways to tell them that it will be too much for you the 1st day.
     
  16. crisi

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    Learn the most important word in the English language. "No."

    Since this is your husband's family (are they close - like your inlaws? Or distant, like cousins? Cause I'd treat each set differently), have HIM call with "I'm sorry, we were thinking it out and this just isn't going to work for us. We won't likely get into the room until 4pm - and dinner that night is going to be not good for us - its our special romantic anniversary dinner, obviously, we want to be alone. We've discovered that the Beach Club is really strict about pool access, so you won't be able to hang by the pool with us."

    If they are close (siblings, parents, favorite cousins) make an effort to have a dinner outside the park on a different evening.

    More than once we've made "meet up plans" on vacation - only to not have the other party show up or have them cancel. Now we are spending our vacation waiting for someone else - who we don't even end up seeing.

    By the way, are people who don't want to buy park tickets because they are expensive going to be comfortable with the pricing at Flying Fish? Or is this going to turn into "dinner is too expensive here, why don't we eat down at ESPN?"
     
  17. eangel12

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    It is my husband's father, stepmother, and stepbrothers. Honestly, this is the only night we are willing to give up...even though we are celebrating our anniversary. The other nights are dinners we are not willing to change and they have no availability for any additional diners--not willing to give up Ohana, Yak and Yeti, Garden Grill, or any others for that matter. This was the compromise. We really really want to see hubby's stepbrothers...my son's uncles...so I am willing to give it up for that. Family matters...just wish we had more vacation time where we could do Disney twice...once with family and once alone with our son...haha!!
     
  18. maburke

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    I absolutely understand. This does seem like the right compromise, but I know that it feels very unsettled when you don't know when you'll get your room, they can't use the pool,...

    Maybe it would make you feel better just to make the firm plan (because you can't be sure when you'll get your room) to just plan to meet at the Flying Fish and you can hang out on the Boardwalk afterward. That way, if you get in early enough to get a swim, you can do that without worrying that they are waiting for your text or they want to use the pool and can't.

    Don't add them to your room reservation. There are too many of them -- you'd be over the occupancy limit. And besides (IMHO), it's easier to have that boundary.

    Have a great time!
     
  19. crisi

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    You could meet them in DTD for a few hours. During the day the hotels tend to be "hang by the pool" maybe some "have lunch" and not a lot else.

    Although the Beach Club has some great hang out in rooms that would be lovely - if you don't get into your room and want to just chat for a few hours. They tend to be really underused during the day (there is one in the Beach Club heading towards the Villas - and one in the Villas.)
     
  20. Sandisw

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    If all of those people are the guests you are talking about, you would be over the limit and thus won't be able to add them to the room.

    This might be the out that you need in terms of the pool--they are pretty strict with SAB so there really is nothing you can do about that.

    Good luck!
     
  21. tjkraz

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    And if you're buying one of the Dining Plans, you won't be able to add anyone to the reservation.
     

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