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Old 10-12-2019, 01:47 PM   #1
ealvarado8899
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I never thought it was possible to score DVC accommodations this close to a stay.

Background: A couple weeks ago, I reflected that i had not been back to disney in over 3 months! We have another visit for summer 2020, but I was having a real problem waiting. So, chat with the family, see if i can get flights and people can duck out of responsibilities.

Well, everything lined up. $600 to fly 5 people round trip to Orlando. We have family in Orlando, so we can always stay for free at my mothers home, but it is 45 minutes out of Disney so we always try and split our stays.

I thought there was no chance we could pick up something at DVC, but I watched and waitlisted a couple thing. No luck, food and wine, Halloween parties, etc. I will never pay rack rate, but did look for something that fit in a moderate or value. Nothing matching our needs.

Then, I realized that waitlists expire 7 days before a stay. That means, in that 7 day period I have no waitlist competition. If anyone cancelled, my only competition would be online.

So my wife and I setup shop. We started watching TV, and we took turns refreshing RAT. 1 hour later, bam! a week shows up for a studio at BWV.

I login in (wife has never booked from RAT, and had several things wrong on her screen), snag up our days! (15 minutes later, she is talking to me again...)

Now, I was only grabbing a couple days, so that made it possible, but damn, i really didn't expect it work out for us! 2 days, BWV, during food and wine, 5 days from our dates!

Galaxy's Edge, Halloween Party, Food and Wine here we come!
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Old 10-12-2019, 01:51 PM   #2
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Awesome and enjoy!!



I love the last minute trips!
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:01 PM   #3
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Then, I realized that waitlists expire 7 days before a stay. That means, in that 7 day period I have no waitlist competition. If anyone cancelled, my only competition would be online.
There is also a service online that will track within 7 days for you called DVC APP.
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:17 PM   #4
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FYI HepperSchepp - I could be wrong, but I think Admin requests that you not discuss that service on the board. I'm surprised - it usually gets ******* out.
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Where I'm Going 2019:

Friday, 01/18/19 - Monday, 01/21/19 - Offsite (Hyatt Regency Orange County)
Friday, 02/08/19 - Sunday, 02/10/19 - VGC
Sunday, 06/30/19 - Friday, 07/12/19 - HHI
Friday, 08/30/19 - Monday, 09/02/2019 - VGC
Friday, 09/27/19 - Tuesday, 10/01/2019 - VGC
Friday, 10/11/19 - Monday, 10/14/2019 - VGC
Friday, 10/25/19 - Wednesday, 10/30/2019 - VGF
Wednesday, 10/30/2019 - Monday, 11/04/2019 - BWV (Running 2nd 10K w/BFF - 11/02/19)
Monday, 11/04/2019 - Saturday, 11/09/2019 - BWV
Friday, 12/20/19 - Tuesday, 12/24/2019 - VGC


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Old 10-12-2019, 02:18 PM   #5
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Very Nice! Enjoy!
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:20 PM   #6
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BTW OP - Very nice score on your room! Awesome
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Where I'm Going 2019:

Friday, 01/18/19 - Monday, 01/21/19 - Offsite (Hyatt Regency Orange County)
Friday, 02/08/19 - Sunday, 02/10/19 - VGC
Sunday, 06/30/19 - Friday, 07/12/19 - HHI
Friday, 08/30/19 - Monday, 09/02/2019 - VGC
Friday, 09/27/19 - Tuesday, 10/01/2019 - VGC
Friday, 10/11/19 - Monday, 10/14/2019 - VGC
Friday, 10/25/19 - Wednesday, 10/30/2019 - VGF
Wednesday, 10/30/2019 - Monday, 11/04/2019 - BWV (Running 2nd 10K w/BFF - 11/02/19)
Monday, 11/04/2019 - Saturday, 11/09/2019 - BWV
Friday, 12/20/19 - Tuesday, 12/24/2019 - VGC


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Old 10-12-2019, 03:24 PM   #7
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I never thought it was possible to score DVC accommodations this close to a stay.

Now, I was only grabbing a couple days, so that made it possible, but damn, i really didn't expect it work out for us! 2 days, BWV, during food and wine, 5 days from our dates!

Galaxy's Edge, Halloween Party, Food and Wine here we come!
Congratulations on your good fortune! Enjoy your stay!
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:26 PM   #8
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Thank you for sharing everyone.
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:32 PM   #9
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Nicely done! Enjoy!
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:04 PM   #10
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Congrats!
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