room availability pools

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  1. nifty16

    nifty16 Earning My Ears

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    Does Disney keep separate pools of rooms for DVC people and the general public at the DVC resorts? In other words, is the allotment of rooms available to DVC people limited in any way to keep rooms available for non-members? Or vice-versa?
     
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  3. dianeschlicht

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

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    The rooms available to CRO (non-DVC) comes from unused DVC inventory and from inventory that was "exchanged" or traded out to Disney for either the cruise or a stay in a regular Disney hotel.
     
  4. nifty16

    nifty16 Earning My Ears

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    So, for example: If there are rooms available to the general public for a specific week at, say, SSR, that means there are rooms available for DVC points use that week?
     
  5. chalee94

    chalee94 <font color=green>I thought all sand was ground up

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    no. they are separate inventories.
     
  6. Chuck S

    Chuck S DVC Boards Co-Moderator Moderator

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    No. Once a DVC member trades outside the DVC system, an allotment of points is turned into an available room reservations thatare then turned over for cash reservations to the general public. These rooms can not be reclaimed by DVC members for points use, as they have to garner cash to reimburse the cost of the trade.
     
  7. chalee94

    chalee94 <font color=green>I thought all sand was ground up

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    expanded answer:

    the number of pts to stay in all the rooms for every night in the year is fixed.

    1) DVC owns some of the pts

    - they hold back a small percentage to pull rooms out of service for regular maintenance and such

    - they still own unsold pts which they have ROFRed or otherwise foreclosed on (they need to rent these to pay the annual dues on them).

    2) DVC members own the rest - which they can book DVC rooms with or...

    - if they book cruises or rooms at the GF, as diane says, DVC has to pay DCL or the hotel division and then rent the pts traded in by the member to recover the cash paid out.

    - at 60 days, DVC assumes members aren't coming and is free to rent leftover ("breakage") inventory to offset member dues costs. this breakage inventory is the only "pool of rooms" that can be recovered by DVC members to book on points. the other situations discussed are points that are "owned" by DVC which they need to try to get cash out of.
     
  8. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

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    Yes, but they aren't available any more because they have already been booked by members.
     

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