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Old 03-18-2020, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default Trip for November, what would you do?

Hello!
My family was thinking of doing a long weekend in November to celebrate my nephew's 10th birthday.
We haven't booked anything yet, the 7 month window is coming up on Easter actually.

My dilemma, with what is currently going on in the world should I even book this far out? All of the points needed for the trip will have to be borrowed from my 2020 use year, which starts in December. My fear is that we have to cancel and now all of my 2020 points are pulled into 2019 use year one month before my use year ends! Ack!

I'm looking at either a one bedroom that sleeps 5 or 2 bedroom if my mom decides to tag along, so pretty much all of my 2020 points! Do you think it will be ok to risk waiting to book? That rooms will be available?

What would you do?

Thanks for the advice! This group is the best!
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:40 AM   #2
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Which weekend in November, and which resort are you trying to book?
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:45 AM   #3
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November 12-17

Probably either Saratoga or Old Key West
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:56 AM   #4
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So, right after Veterans Day. Should be the last few days of Food and Wine, and probably the last few days of Jersey Week. Still, 1BR’s typically fill up last. And SSR/OKW have a lot of inventory. I think that you are fine to wait. Just keep checking the site. If you see the inventory starting to disappear, then make the call. But I wouldn’t worry too much.
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Old 03-18-2020, 11:05 AM   #5
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We have trips booked for WDW for September and October with no plans to change. We have a bunch of trips before then, with the soonest in mid-April. No plans to change that one either.

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Old 03-18-2020, 11:07 AM   #6
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You have some time between now and Easter to gauge how things are progressing. I would expect that the corona virus scare should be past us. But, the economic fallout may not be. Are you confident that you would not have a personal reason to cancel? DisneyWorld should be fully operational by then.

It’s a tough call. No one wants to lose points. Perhaps you could rent your reservation if something happens. Or, bank them with RCI.
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We have a trip with the family over Columbus day weekend and as of now not cancelling. Wait and see.
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Old 03-18-2020, 11:15 AM   #8
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I would wait, but that is just me. We have Dec UY and I try for very few trips in the Fall. It always worries me. I wouldn’t risk a whole years points on a birthday date. Gift the trip for the birthday and go another time. Early Dec is always nice.
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I would wait, but that is just me. We have Dec UY and I try for very few trips in the Fall. It always worries me. I wouldn’t risk a whole years points on a birthday date. Gift the trip for the birthday and go another time. Early Dec is always nice.
Yup just make it a birthday trip for a later date.
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I would wait, but that is just me. We have Dec UY and I try for very few trips in the Fall. It always worries me. I wouldn’t risk a whole years points on a birthday date. Gift the trip for the birthday and go another time. Early Dec is always nice.
This is why I wanted a September/October UY. We normally travel in November, and if something comes up, I have adequate time to reschedule or figure out another use for those points.
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