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Resort Availability Tool

Discussion in 'DVC Mousecellaneous' started by KingOMiami, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. KingOMiami

    KingOMiami Member

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    Hey folks,

    Had anyone used the tool to look at a non-resort availability outside of the 7 month window? I had never thought to use it for non home resort since the old version of the site wold not allow it. I inadvertently did it searching for places in Dec. and now I am so hoping that BCV will still be available since it is listed as wide open for the week we want. Not holding my breath but gosh I have wait listed the resort for almost every trip the last several years and it would SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO awesome if it is available!!!!
     
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  2. Russ

    Russ Site Administrator Staff Member Site Administrator

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    Yep, the new tool is I'll dare say great at showing availability across resorts up to 11 months in advance for all resorts (including non-home resorts, which I think you are referring to). By checking in advance leading up to the 7 month window you can really get a good idea of what you may be able to get and come up with a game plan for your first, second, third choice at 8AM @ 7 months :tu:.
     
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  3. LauraM

    LauraM Master Member

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    But be prepared. We had AKV booked for Oct at 11 months out, SIL booked with her points. I was watching Poly for us to switch at 7 months. A week prior it was available. The night before it was gone. At least the RAT saved us from getting up early on March 5 to go online at 8am to see no availability and be disappointed.
     
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  4. Russ

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    Yep, always best to be flexible at 7 mos and have your 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice in mind because booking at 7 months is fast and furious :D.
     
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  5. peabody58

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    I have found that many spots open up a few weeks into your 7 month window. Everybody doesn't switch right at the start of the 7 month window.
     
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  6. KingOMiami

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    Laura, put it on wait list. I did for our 10 year wedding anniversary Nov. '15 and it came through about a week after I put in the request.
     
  7. KingOMiami

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    And I just went to check and the dates are gone now :(

    And VWL is booked up so missed out on that. Will have to hope that OKW or SSR are available at 7 month window and then try to waitlist somewhere we have not stayed yet.

    1st time in all of the years we have been members that I did not book home resort at 11 months out. I am way off my game :p
     
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  8. Russ

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    Keep in mind CCV will come online in July as well. I'm hoping to snipe a Cabin for one night in October :woot3:
     
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  9. KingOMiami

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    I wish you luck in your quest good sir!
     
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