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Discussion in 'Disney Vacation Club' started by UncleFastpass, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. UncleFastpass

    UncleFastpass Active Member

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    I will be staying at a grand villa at OKW at the end of September and I am on a wait list for one near the hospitality house. My question is do wait lists get granted more often months out or closer to arrival time?
     
  2. Rob562

    Rob562 Well-Known Member

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    According to Touring Plans' Room Finder, there are only two Grand Villas in the Near HH category, and they're both in Building 25. So right off the bat your chances are slim.

    Instead, you may want to request a Grand Villa in buildings 15, 16 or 63. There are two Grands in each of those, and some of them appear to be closer to HH than the "Near HH" Building 25...

    -Rob
     
  3. UncleFastpass

    UncleFastpass Active Member Original Poster

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    Thank you. It is strange when I booked every Friday in September was booked for a grand villa near the HH no other days just Friday?
     
  4. Simba's Mom

    Simba's Mom Active Member

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    In answer to your original question, a CM once told me that Waitlists often come through just before the 30 day window. That's because, at least according to her, many members know they'll probably cancel but just don't get around to actually doing it, deciding for sure, until that dreaded "holding points" situation looms. One year, our waitlist came through at 31 days, and that's when I learned this. We're on the waitlist for mid-October for a 1 BR at BCV. We've been waiting since March, and I haven't worried, but as mid-September approaches, I'll get anxious!
     
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  5. UncleFastpass

    UncleFastpass Active Member Original Poster

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    Thank you,that makes sense canceling before 30 days. I have only wait listed a couple of times and have never gotten it so I don't have a point of reference and didn't know what the"sweet spot" was.
     
  6. EOD K9

    EOD K9 Well-Known Member

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    Also, if you are next on the list, and someone cancels three months out, then you'll know. One year around the holidays I couldn't get a studio at SSR and made a reservation at ***....wait....All Star Sports just to have a place to stay. Mid October I received my letter in the mail saying Welcome Home and you will be in a one bedroom. I wait listed anything just to be able to use my points and cash. Low and behold, it came through. The 30 day "rule" though does make the most sense.
     
  7. WDW Guru

    WDW Guru Well-Known Member

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    What is the likeliness of a waitlist being granted if I am waitlisted for a studio at OKW and Saratoga Springs for Oct 2-7?
     
  8. EOD K9

    EOD K9 Well-Known Member

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    It really depends on whether or not someone who already has those rooms booked decides to cancel.
     
  9. dreamfinder

    dreamfinder Well-Known Member

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    Hard to say. Depends on the overall ability for that time period. If they are only showing a day or two of availability, then you basically need someone to cancel an identical booking. But if there is only one night blocking your reservation, then you only need someone who has that same one night. You did waitlist the two resorts that have the most rooms, so you do stand a reasonable chance. But Oct is very popular for F&W, so it's a toss up. Unfortunately, the DVC website shows the following:
    Admittedly, this was last updated 9/6, but I don't see any studios listed anywhere on the < 60 day list. Not sure if they simply choose not to list them, or if there really is no availability for studios.
     
  10. Ralphlaw

    Ralphlaw Well-Known Member

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    I decided to resurrect this old thread. For some reason, it seems that the waitlist used to be more fruitful. In year's past, the waitlist worked very well for us, usually within a few weeks. Suddenly I'm hearing and seeing that the waitlists aren't coming through like they used to. Is everyone else noticing the same thing?
     
  11. EOD K9

    EOD K9 Well-Known Member

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    Is it because due to people's scheduling and no backsies with the airlines, people aren't canceling and hence no waitlists become available?
     
  12. Ralphlaw

    Ralphlaw Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, or it might be the result of an improved economy, and more people selecting prime resorts. Who knows? Just wondering.
     

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