- Nov 15, 2008
I would definitely waitlist one day at a time going backward as you said. At least it will then extend what you already have and cut down on moves. I agree though that room type will be tough. Have you checked 1 bedrooms anywhere for the time frame? Could that Help you piece together more of those nights so not so much moving? I think when you see a few nights together I would book them and then keep checking for movement in what is available.So, was hoping to get some advice via stalking/waitlist/give up. I'm still new to DVC and actually haven't had a chance to stay on my own points before! Normally I plan trips far in advance, however, I just found out I'm invited to my friends' wedding two days before my trip was originally planned (in Orlando), so now I'm rearranging things. This is the last week of February, including Mardi Gras.
Previous plan - arrive Thursday, stay Thurs/Fri in AKV Jambo Value Studio, grabbed at the 11 month mark. Leave Saturday morning on cruise.
New plan - arrive Saturday/Sunday, whole week in Orlando, including wedding on Tuesday. Still do cruise leaving Saturday morning.
Trying to decide what to do about the hotel though. The ideal would be if I could modify my existing reservation up by a few days, but I know that is very doubtful considering how in-demand those rooms types are. Should I even attempt a waitlist on the rooms? And if so, should I do it day-by-day backwards from Wednesday night. I'm ok doing a split stay, but would prefer just 1 move, not multiple.
Added complication - the new weekend I would arrive is Princess Half-Marathon. So no DVC studio availability for Saturday anywhere. I could piece together nights for Sunday - Thursday, but it would involve 4 different rooms between 2 different resorts and just be a PITA!
Anyways, that's a lot of word vomit, so if you have any tips or thoughts, I'd appreciate it!