New to DVC...When can I make my reservations?

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  1. EnchantedPrincess

    EnchantedPrincess DIS Veteran

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    I hope this is the right place to ask...my dh and I just bought into BLT today. Our guide said the paperwork should be here within a week. I also opted for the 5 nights free stay at any 1 br villas instead of the matching developers point since Saratoga Springs does not appeal to us. We already have a trip booked (this is before buying DVC) for August 2nd-12th..and plan on using the free 5 nights during the last 5 nights of our stay..... so when can I make our reservations for those 5 free nights? I believe our guide said.."7 months out"...so does that mean I can make August reservation in January? or is it February? Sorry if this seem like a stupid question.

    Also, do I have to wait for my paperwork to arrive, signed and returned before I can make the reservations?

    Thanks!! I am so excited!!
     
  2. dianeschlicht

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

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    Are you checking out on the 12th? If so, you can call on January 7 (tomorrow) and book those 5 nights. Not sure if you have to have been through closing first or not. You'd have to ask MS that question when you call.
     
  3. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Currents booking window rules are 7 months from your check in date, and you can book for 7 nights with your first call. So if you were in the system, you could have called on January 2nd.

    The old rules were from your check out day.
     
  4. EnchantedPrincess

    EnchantedPrincess DIS Veteran

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    Thanks! I called today but we are not in the system yet. I will try calling back in couple days.
     

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