Which is harder to get 7 months out?

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  1. wildernessgirl

    wildernessgirl DIS Veteran

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    We are looking to add on points, in everyone's experience which is harder to book 7 months out, Boardwalk or Wilderness Villas? We would probably be booking a 1 bedroom at either resort.
     
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  3. mikeymars

    mikeymars DIS Veteran

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    The sense I've gotten from this board is that Wilderness Lodge is the hardest property to get a reservation at, period.
     
  4. CarolMN

    CarolMN DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

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    IMHO, it really depends on the dates you want to stay. I will assume you do not have a strong preference for either resort interms of the theming/amenities.

    If getting a standard view or a Boardwalk view at the BWV is important to you, you will need the 11 month window pretty much all the time.

    December is difficult to reserve at 7 months at both - but BWV has more rooms.

    Food & Wine Festival dates at 7 months are more difficult at BWV than VWL.

    IMHO, the rest of the time is pretty much equal - you can probably get your 1 bedroom at 7 months at either resort most of the time, especially if you are willing to use the waitlist. BWV will always be a little easier (preferred views), because there are more rooms at the BWV than at the VWL.

    My advice is to base your decision on whether or not you need/want a standard view or Boardwalk view when you stay at the BWV. If yes, buy BWV. If that doesn't matter, get VWL.

    Best wishes -
     
  5. Cruelladeville

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    At this time of year BWV wins the contest for being harder to book, there is nothing available until late fall! If I had a million points to rent and could find availability at BW, I would make a ton of money! That's pref or standard view, most people aren't that particular now! I had 100 pts to rent, and had tons of people ask to rent BWV from Aug-Nov, but I couldn't help them. I decided to use my points myself for a last minute vacation, so I'm still happy:p
     
  6. OneMoreTry

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    This approach to DVC and this attitude are disconcerting at best. You're profiteering and members are trying to book rooms.

    I know, blah blah blah, it's you're right, etc etc etc. Save the song and dance. Go ahead and make your money, CRUELLA. I'm just venting.
     
  7. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt,vwl,bwv

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    Sorry but I disagree - I just made a reservation this week for next week at BWV.

    I wanted OKW (where the rest of the reservation was at) - but MS could only get me BWV.

    both are hard to get in early Dec - lots of DVC member like that time - also on the list are Thanksgiving and (as mentioned) the food and wine festavial.

    However one of my favorite times is still fairly easy to get - the flower/garden festavial - in April/May (and this year) June.
     
  8. Peteyi

    Peteyi Earning My Ears

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    Hello,

    Would I have a hard time getting into OKW at the 7 month window in Late Oct early Nov.? If not would I have a good chance at getting a request filled to be near the main pool, etc??


    Thanks,
    Peter
     
  9. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt,vwl,bwv

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    Peteyi - you should not have a problem getting OKW in late Oct/Nov at 7 months - despite MNSSHP...

    getting near the HH - now that can be a problem at anytime
     
  10. Peteyi

    Peteyi Earning My Ears

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    Hello,

    That is good news. I was hoping at staying at my new Home SSR next Nov. 05 for the first time , but my SIS in Law will be trading in and can only pick OKW and BW. So it looks like we will be joining her there, so I have to wait till 7 months out.


    What is MNSSHP?
     
  11. CarolMN

    CarolMN DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

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    MNSSHP is Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. It's a special hard-ticketed event at the MK. Read more about it:

    DIS info on MNSSHP

    MNSSHP info from AllEarsNet
     
  12. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt,vwl,bwv

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    since you are meeting family - I would see what time she gets then make a reservation as soon as you can at your resort, SSR, then change to OKW.

    then if the worst happens and you can't get any DVC resorts - at least you will have your home resort reservations.

    the only time this could be a problem is during that silly master's golf thing that is in Oct. (although I think it is around the middle of Oct)
     
  13. lsutigger2

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    BTW, and FWTW, the "silly master's golf thing" is Oct. 20 - 24 this year and is about the same time every year. I didn't have any trouble getting a 1 bdrm at 7 months at VWL! Can hardly wait!!
     
  14. las3888

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    We were trying to change our early Oct. BWV plans to mid Oct all the way through to mid November. We are open to studio or 1 BR and view is not important (at this point). There is NOTHING available. Nada, zippo, zero.

    Can't speak to VWL, but what I will say is repeat that if view is important at BWV - i.e. you really really want a boardwalk view or you want to save points and book standard view, FORGET it if you cannot book inthe 11 month window.
     
  15. mikesmom

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    The October/November thing is the Food & Wine Fest. It's just SO nice to be able to amble over to Epcot for a wine tasting class or spend the day there and wander (or stagger) back to your room.
     

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