Booking DVC trip online?

SCDVC2000

Earning My Ears
Joined
Dec 9, 2019
Hello! We’ll have our DVC contract in hand soon- my Question is about booking online at the 11 or seven month window. I understand about booking at your home resort at 11 months out, or trying to book another resort at seven months. However because I have never use the DVC member website for booking, I’m not sure what the layout is like, or how to use this. my specific question is this:

it seems to be important to be onLine Right at 8 o’clock in the morning to book 7 months out. Does the website allow you to choose your dates, rooms, etc., and then you already have this Cued up to hit submit at 8 AM, or does the whole process begin at 8 AM? I hope that made sense, thanks for the expert advice!
 

Sandisw

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Moderator
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Nov 15, 2008
You can go in and set up dates, and choose resorts to search, and then at 8:00 am, hit book. it does double check availability in the background once you do, so it is possible to think it will go through and it doesn’t,

Sometimes, I have waited at the screen that says check availability but recently found you don’t need to do that,

I will say, if you hit book at 8 am, and you get you are outside your booking window, it means that during those split seconds, rooms are gone. When you refresh, you will see that,

Names do not go in until you get the room. I always just enter lead guest when booking to make process faster...because I have had the system go down..and lost a room. Once I know it’s booked, I go back and modify to add others,
 

SCDVC2000

Earning My Ears
Joined
Dec 9, 2019
You can go in and set up dates, and choose resorts to search, and then at 8:00 am, hit book. it does double check availability in the background once you do, so it is possible to think it will go through and it doesn’t,

Sometimes, I have waited at the screen that says check availability but recently found you don’t need to do that,

I will say, if you hit book at 8 am, and you get you are outside your booking window, it means that during those split seconds, rooms are gone. When you refresh, you will see that,

Names do not go in until you get the room. I always just enter lead guest when booking to make process faster...because I have had the system go down..and lost a room. Once I know it’s booked, I go back and modify to add others,
This is super helpful- thank you!
 
  • Deb & Bill

    DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
    Joined
    Mar 20, 2000
    You can always add the names of your guests after the fact by emailing or using Chat.
     

    mousefansmom

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 16, 2001
    You can go in and set up dates, and choose resorts to search, and then at 8:00 am, hit book. it does double check availability in the background once you do, so it is possible to think it will go through and it doesn’t,

    Sometimes, I have waited at the screen that says check availability but recently found you don’t need to do that,

    I will say, if you hit book at 8 am, and you get you are outside your booking window, it means that during those split seconds, rooms are gone. When you refresh, you will see that,

    Names do not go in until you get the room. I always just enter lead guest when booking to make process faster...because I have had the system go down..and lost a room. Once I know it’s booked, I go back and modify to add others,
    That is a good strategy....just one name. The system is SO wishy-washy lately!
     

    CarolMN

    DVC Co-Moderator
    Moderator
    Joined
    Aug 18, 1999
    Once you get your contract and set up your online account, just go to the book your vacation tab and look around. You can always make a booking and then cancel it to see how it's done. Good luck!
     

    SCDVC2000

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Dec 9, 2019
    Once you get your contract and set up your online account, just go to the book your vacation tab and look around. You can always make a booking and then cancel it to see how it's done. Good luck!
    That’s a great idea- trying a test run
     

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