home News forums Reviews Trade links

Go Back   The DVC Boards at MouseOwners.com - the place to talk DVC and Walt Disney World > JUST FOR FUN > Question of the Month
 Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 Notices

View Poll Results: What booking window do you prefer?
180 days...I am an uber planner 23 25.56%
120 days...Closer to check-in, but still a ways off 6 6.67%
60 days...Same Day as Fastpass selection, it will be Chaos! 7 7.78%
45 days...Fastpasses are made, park schedule is set 36 40.00%
30 days...no guessing if you want steak or sushi 6 months out 9 10.00%
day of....ADRs are made for the day only, first come-first served 5 5.56%
I don't care about ADRs, we eat in or on the go 4 4.44%
Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Old 05-04-2018, 09:01 AM   #41
ermindy1133
Add-on Aficionado
 
ermindy1133's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 5,552
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomandrobin View Post
agreed!



Nope......offsite guests don't get the perk of booking adrs or fastpasses at the same time as onsite guests, paying the extra. They can fight for scraps or pay up and stay on property.
this!!!
__________________
(ME, Mindy) (DH, Tim) (DS, Brandon) (DD, Emily, Emma, or Princess, lol!) (DSGF, Heather)
ermindy1133 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2018, 11:39 AM   #42
Goofygrl
Add-on Aficionado
 
Goofygrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,507
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carolina_yankee View Post
You know, I think every Disney exec and tech person should be forced to plan a 7 night Disney vacation just like the rest of us. They might learn something . . .

Dirk


With no phoning a friend, only the standard help lines.
__________________
Three Little Circles
Goofygrl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2018, 11:50 AM   #43
FessParker1
Two Bedroom
 
FessParker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 543
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carolina_yankee View Post
You know, I think every Disney exec and tech person should be forced to plan a 7 night Disney vacation just like the rest of us. They might learn something . . .

Dirk
Like I tell DW all the time about almost everything "You think they care?"
FessParker1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2018, 02:10 PM   #44
It's Me
Grand Villa
 
It's Me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 17 Cherry Tree Lane
Posts: 1,615
Default

I chose 45 days. And I think this gives Disney plenty of notice to have sufficient CMs staffed in those restaurants.

However anything after fastpasses are booked and park hours/show times etc. are released would be great, but not a moment before that happens.

I don't know what I am having for dinner tonight, and Disney wants me to know what I want 6 months from now
__________________





NOTC4
It's Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2018, 03:20 PM   #45
Hi from RI
Grand Villa
 
Hi from RI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,195
Default

I said 45 days....I would rather do FP then plan ADR. I find I make ADRs then sometimes FP do not work around them and I have to try to change it all...
__________________
Homes: BLT, VGF, BWV




ME ,DH , DS23 : , DD21 , DD13
Hi from RI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2018, 09:16 PM   #46
Brian5581
Add-on Aficionado
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 32,374
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomandrobin View Post
Nope......Offsite guests don't get the perk of booking ADRs or fastpasses at the same time as onsite guests, paying the extra. They can fight for scraps or pay up and stay on property.

Sounds good to me...
Brian5581 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2018, 09:21 PM   #47
capeokw56
Two Bedroom
 
capeokw56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 756
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomandrobin View Post
Agreed!



Nope......Offsite guests don't get the perk of booking ADRs or fastpasses at the same time as onsite guests, paying the extra. They can fight for scraps or pay up and stay on property.
I agree wholeheartedly! I don't understand any thought process that gives the same perks to people staying off-site as to those who stay on-site.
capeokw56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2018, 03:54 AM   #48
Nickys
Grand Villa
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,308
Default

I wanted an option of 90 days, so I had to go with 120 instead.

I understand why some people, mainly frequent visitors, want to get FPs done first though. I guess because we have longer stays, that doesn't bother me so much - if I can't get 7dmt on the day we've booked Liberty Tree, then I'll do 7dmt on another day, no problems. I'd much rather sort out any particular ADRs we might want first.

But for an average package deal family, it's likely that dinner at CRT to meet the princesses in the castle, following an appointment at BBB is more of a priority.
When they're sitting down booking their first (and possible only) stay, riding Space Mountain isn't what they're picturing. And Disney knows that. Plus those ADRs are more valuable to Disney.

On the other hand, when Star Wars land opens, that might change for a significant number of first time visitors. But then, they are unlikely to be chasing a BOG dinner reservation.
Nickys is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:16 PM.

MouseOwners. "MouseOwners" is a registered servicemark. This is an unofficial fan site and is not affiliated in any way with The Walt Disney Company, the Disney Vacation Club, Disney Vacation Development, or any of their affiliates or subsidiaries. All Disney images The Walt Disney Company.
Powered by Forum Software