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Week of October 8th

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Planning' started by Cynderella, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Cynderella

    Cynderella Well-Known Member

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    Why is that week so busy?? I'm trying to get a room for just a few nights and everything is sold out! What's going on that week?
     
  2. cjgren

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    Columbus Day is that Monday. That could be why, plus a lot of people rescheduling due to plans being cancelled because of Irma.
     
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    Tuvalu Premium Member

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    Columbus Day holiday, fall school breaks, Food and Wine Festival
     
  4. ToyStoryMiss

    ToyStoryMiss Well-Known Member

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    October 9th is Columbus Day, so a lot of people have off from their jobs/schools. It's always nuts there during Columbus Day week. :confused:
     
  5. drizgirl

    drizgirl Well-Known Member

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    There's also a major Gartner conference in town that week.
     
  6. Cynderella

    Cynderella Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks everyone. Our school is only closed Monday so I didn't get why it was so busy haha
     
  7. Dave Ber

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    Free Dining
     
  8. Clamman73

    Clamman73 Well-Known Member

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    October is the new July
     
  9. Dave Ber

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    Fall Break as well
     
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    Benjlufc Active Member

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    Other than the other things people have said, you are trying to book a holiday to a very popular destination only a month in advance - you can't fully expect to get a room anywhere a month in advance.
     
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    helenabear Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha ha so true! Early June is now less busy than Oct for us!
     
  12. wendysue

    wendysue Well-Known Member

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    It's not just that week. A couple weeks ago, I was trying to book a room only for November. NOTHING. There are some passholder deals right now, but couldn't get one of those, so I called and asked why there were no rooms available for any of the dates I tried. She didn't really have an answer, except that November is really, really busy this year. I can be really flexible with booking, thank goodness, but I have NEVER seen it this hard to find rooms.
    So, I tried a few dates in Jan. and Feb. Same thing. It just gave me a choice of high priced resorts. Hmmmm..... I did finally find a 5 day room only on the regular 20% off deal at Pop for 110.00. Now I just need to get the airline to cooperate...:D Geez! It used to take me about an hour to coordinate most of the trip, but now it takes days.
     
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    Seanual757 Well-Known Member

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    Majority of it is Food and Wine Festival we booked our stay 7 months ago and rooms were already going quickly, add to that Central Florida schools are out on 10/16. The Fall IMHO is the hardest to book because of the Food and Wine Festival.
     
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  14. jaklgreen

    jaklgreen Well-Known Member

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    I go every Oct for the F&WF and I always book 7-8 months out at least.
     

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