Stalking vs. Waitlist - Stalking Wins Again

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  1. elgerber

    elgerber <font color=deeppink>Sometimes you gotta bite the

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    Stalking just paid off for this!! I almost choked when I hit refresh and it showed the majority of Sept Oct and Nov open at the Poly. I thought for sure it was a mistake, but 20 minutes later on the phone and I have all my nights at the Poly now so I don't have to move.
     
  2. elgerber

    elgerber <font color=deeppink>Sometimes you gotta bite the

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    And wow, just like that they are gone from the tool, but they are showing in my reservations, so it appears I have them! There must have only been one room.
     
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  4. kmermaid

    kmermaid DIS Veteran

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    I had two WL both for 1bd BCV but different trips. Last night my dec filled so now I only have the hard to get one in October. Its only for one night added to beginning of our trip so if it doesnt happen I will make sure I have a backup. DH won't be thrilled as he hates moving and will never consider a split stay.
     
  5. TLinden16

    TLinden16 Scotty and Ray at Jelly Rolls are the best!

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    So I am quoting myself again because it looks like my waitlist has come through for the third night in a standard studio at BLT. While I was on the phone with Member Services this morning, I noticed that one of my waitlists disappeared from my dashboard. I had read on the DIS that if your waitlist disappears from your dashboard, it means that you have an uncompleted match. The cast member confirmed that she could see the match in my file, but she didn't complete the match for me. So hopefully that all pans out and I have a three night stay in a standard view thanks to a combination of stalking and waitlisting.
     
  6. DVCRSheridan

    DVCRSheridan Disney Ohana

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    My wife and I are debating stalking vs waitlist now. We have Dec 14-17 at Poly in a Lake view Studio. We're currently waitlisted at BWV in a G/P Studio and a G/P 1 bedroom. 2 of the 3 nights are available in the 1 bedroom so we've thought about booking them and just waitlisting the 1 night still needed. We've always had great luck "stalking", but we're nervous for this time because it'll be our son's 1st Disney trip and we don't wanna risk it and end up losing Poly also and being stuck at SSR.
     
  7. kmorlock

    kmorlock Our Happy Place

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    I have been stalking at least 3x a day for our 12/13-16 split stay OKW/Kidani trip but got too busy today at work so didn't look between 9am and 4:30pm. Waitlist matched sometime in that interim. Then during my call to MS to confirm the match, my other WL (which was almost identical also matched). I looked at RAT and my canceled room was immediately available. In the end we got exactly what we were looking for. (Now if only there was a WL for dining
     
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  8. wdw4rfam

    wdw4rfam DVC member

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    I'm going to give a point to waitlist now. I've been stalking like crazy for my one missing night and waitlist grabbed it for me and I'm sure it never showed up on the site. I know because I was refreshing for a week straight.
     
  9. Eastcoast02

    Eastcoast02 Earning My Ears

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    @kmorlock Touring Plans has a dining res tool. Sign up for a free account, you have to jump through a few hoops to navigate to it vs the paid membership. Then you can set up two separate "waitlists".
    Here's the kicker though...you have to be lightening fast when you get the text with link that it matched something for you.
    I received notifications several times, and finally was quick enough to get the BOG lunch res that matched. Once you get that notification it deactivates the search so if you don't get it you have to go back in and restart it.
     
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  10. n2mm

    n2mm aka WALTSGIRL

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    I just checked this morning and it looks like either the rat is broken or a bunch of rooms just got put back into the system. Poly, ssr, ak, okw, Bwv
     
  11. hcortesis

    hcortesis Mouseketeer

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    A bunch of rooms must have been brought online as I just booked Poly for New Years Day.
     
  12. wdw4rfam

    wdw4rfam DVC member

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    I just got savannah view AKL that I had waitlisted. It didn't catch it so I cancelled and rebooked.
     
  13. wdw4rfam

    wdw4rfam DVC member

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    I just totally took advantage. Thanks
     
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  14. Sneaky3

    Sneaky3 DVCMICKY!!!!!!

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    Good Morning haven't posted in a while. I stalked for tonight and after doing so finally got the room at the SSR. Waitlist didn't work for me..
     
  15. n2mm

    n2mm aka WALTSGIRL

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    I also changed some of my room choices. While I've seen this happen before, I've never so many resorts show up at the same time....esp poly and Bwv
     
  16. NHLFAN

    NHLFAN Disney Dreamer

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    Just cancelled waitlists as BWV rooms just opened up for our dates of travel!
     
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  17. kmorlock

    kmorlock Our Happy Place

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    Thanks, I thought it could only be done with a paid account. I'll definitely look at that option again. We would like to change Boma to Sanaa on a specific night. Thanks again!
     
  18. n2mm

    n2mm aka WALTSGIRL

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    Just a heads up, while I have no problem posting this info to my disboards family, someone just posted this on a FB DVC page, so if you're on the fence, you better move fast. I tried to get my daughter to book for the fall, and she just continues to drag her feet. She definitely didn't get that from me. Heck I just booked my June 1 2018 room this morning, and working on my 7 month February 2018 trip, while fine tuning my September before and after cruise trip, along with my late October trip. This is a full time job....
     
  19. Eastcoast02

    Eastcoast02 Earning My Ears

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    I'm all set if it doesn't come through for me but getting Wed Nov 8th in a standard view studio at Poly would save me some points and a room change. Everything keeps opening up all around it except that day! It's a darn Wednesday what gives!
     
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  20. n2mm

    n2mm aka WALTSGIRL

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    Keep watching because there is going to be lots of movement over the next few days as waitlist get filled too. I'm watching for 1 day too. It's a Thursday 9/7. Everything opens around it. I'm booked, but wanted to change room to a standard to save points.
     
  21. wdw4rfam

    wdw4rfam DVC member

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    I've seen it happen with poly. But like you said, not that many all at once. I'm so happy because we just switched dates last week and just snagged the exact resorts at we booked at 7 months- at 78 days out.
     
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