Great results at 7 months!

Discussion in 'DVC Member Services' started by stacieps, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. stacieps

    stacieps DIS Veteran

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    I'm taking a trip with my 2 teens who don't understand the anxiety and stress I was feeling hoping I'd get the reservations we wanted at the 7 months mark, so I have to come here to share!

    Aulani booked for 7/4-7/7 - studio (we're at Marriott timeshare next door from 6/28-7/4)
    AND
    Villas at Grand Californian booked for 7/7-7/12 - studio


    I had booked a week at Aulani a little earlier than I need and then called and changed it a couple times to cover the actual dates I needed (was worried about how popular the 4th might be and saw many other posts about "first day" never being available when looking at 7 months). It took some work but I got what we needed.

    VGC had looked good for a availability for the past few days, but I was still very worried going in to this morning - got on a few minutes before 8am and was ready to book as soon as I could, was able to get a studio for the 5 nights I needed (just looked now and 1st night is not available, so I was lucky!)
     
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  3. cbnsoul

    cbnsoul DIS Veteran DVC Gold

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    Wow, good job! We are going to VGC for just 1 night before Aulani and the days around it were snapped up very quickly. I was very nervous about securing our Aulani reservation at 7 months but most views were available at 8am. Later that day, however, most days of our trip were gone.
     
  4. E-P-C-O-T

    E-P-C-O-T DIS Veteran

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    That is the ultimate DVC score, I cannot think of a most perfect vacation. Congrats! :cool1:
     
  5. bwvBound

    bwvBound DVC SSR & other timeshare

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    Well done!
     
  6. alystad

    alystad Earning My Ears

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    I hope to do this next summer
     
  7. PoohsFan1

    PoohsFan1 DIS Veteran

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    :cool1:...Congrats on your trip. The same thing happened to us at our 7 month. We are heading to DLR in June and had been stressing out because I know how hard it is to get a studio at VGC. Well, I was able to secure 7 nights right at 8am. I happened to check the availability later on in the day and a couple of our days were already booked up. Have a wonderful trip.
     
  8. love280mickey

    love280mickey Mouseketeer

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    I hear you about being so anxious!

    I was also thrilled to get 4 days at Grand Cal over July 4th.

    Originally I took a studio for 5 days beginning Sunday June 30. Then I waited anxiously for Monday morning to come so I could switch it to a one bedroom July 3-7.

    We are in Marriott Newport Coast Villas earlier in the week, and I really wanted to split the week with Disney Grand Cal, I was SO happy it worked out.

    Also very glad to hear you got in Hawaii. I'm hoping we can go in 2016 and was/am very concerned about what the availability will be like. I may just rent out my SSR points and buy someones who can book at 11 months to be sure.

    Congrats again!
     
  9. runmommyrun

    runmommyrun Mouseketeer

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    Congrats! We are the opposite of you in June... VGC and then Aulani. I literally was sweating trying to get the reservations. The rooms we wanted were literally booked within 2 hours of our booking. It was stressful! Have a wonderful trip!
     

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