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What's your experience been booking at the 7 month window?

My experience booking at 7 months has been

  • Frustrating!! It's a real issue

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Not to bad. I manage to at least get my number 2 choice at 7 month

    Votes: 4 25.0%
  • Easy peasy. I've never had an issue.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Depends. The time I decide to go or the size of the villa can make a difference

    Votes: 12 75.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    16

eliza61nyc

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
#1
With the discussion on the new policy concerning resale and the new Riveria resort, a few owners mentioned that it's been hard for them to book a stay at the 7 month mark. I truthfully have never had an issue BUT let me say that I am really, really flexible, lol translation: while I do like some resort better than others, I can honestly say there isn't one that I hate so I'll take whatever is open.
Also I know that if I want to stay at an Epcot resort during food and wine, I'd better book at the 11th month mark. Outside of that, how has your experience been resort switching and booking at month 7.

Next, Do you feel that the sellers (either disney direct or resale markets) do a good job truthfully explaining the possible headaches.
 
#2
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Being a new DVC member I tries booking for 7 months out to find thT its 7 months to the Day. Not a big deal, but already, Copper Creek home resort is not available, but I can live with it for ny upcoming trip plans as we always wanted to do a AKL Savanah room so we're going to do that with our first allotment of points.
I did tour Copper Creek a few weeks ago when I happened to be in the area and I was impressed and am looking forward to the day we can stay there.
Seems to me 7 month booking window for WDW can be a catch what you can for availability. But personally I think all the DVC properties are still nice to stay at haveing been to OKW and SS as the oldest properties but they were still nice to stay in.
 

helenabear

Well-Known Member
#3
I voted what is the driving force for why it is easy peasy for us, not that it is easy peasy as a whole. For us we do 2 bedrooms mostly (an occasional 1 bedroom now and then) and go during not so buys DVC times of year (early June and spring break) mostly. So at 7 months getting a 2 bedroom is pretty easy. We've done great with 1 bedrooms too inside 7 months (even a standard BW 1 bedroom during spring break).

So if you aren't needing studios, it should be easier. Though depending on the resort 7 months can be hard during F&WF through marathon weekend.

Seems to me 7 month booking window for WDW can be a catch what you can for availability. But personally I think all the DVC properties are still nice to stay at haveing been to OKW and SS as the oldest properties but they were still nice to stay in.
SSR isn't one of the oldest properties. That goes to OKW of course. BWV is older as is BCV and BRV. Parts of AKL are older than parts of SSR too. SSR is just the single largest resort for DVC at this time.
 

Phonedave

Well-Known Member
#4
The only time I have trouble at 7 months is during F&W when looking for a EPCOT studio.

Most of the time when we go, we are using 1 or 2 BR units, and we are going the last week of June. We usually get where we want.

Our F&W trips are long weekends in a studio - those are harder. Especially since we go during "Jersey Week" - that makes it than much more harder. Case in point, I booked SSR at 11 months for this year's "Jersey Weekend". Just for fun, I checked availability the next day for BCV and BWV studios - only a few partials, even at 10 months and 30 days out.

Last I checked, Animal Kingdom still had studios (that may be different now), we are debating switching at 7 months if they are still available. Of course we are going to wait list EPCOT resorts, just on the off chance one comes available.
 

eliza61nyc

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
#5
I voted what is the driving force for why it is easy peasy for us, not that it is easy peasy as a whole. For us we do 2 bedrooms mostly (an occasional 1 bedroom now and then) and go during not so buys DVC times of year (early June and spring break) mostly. So at 7 months getting a 2 bedroom is pretty easy. We've done great with 1 bedrooms too inside 7 months (even a standard BW 1 bedroom during spring break).

So if you aren't needing studios, it should be easier. Though depending on the resort 7 months can be hard during F&WF through marathon weekend.

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that's us also Helena, we purchased our points based on a 1 bedroom, lol our first two trips to the world we stayed at the Ft. Wilderness lodge cabins which is a 1 bedroom, we could never go back. lol the picture in my avatar was just 4 women and we got a 2 bedroom. I admit I'm a space hog, 2 bedrooms always seem to be open.
 

Nottamus

Well-Known Member
#6
I voted Easy Peasy, but this April will be the first trip that we booked at the 7th month window.

Our home is AKL, but on the last two trips, we visited CCV and decided on a split stay this spring. It was easy actually, and I monitored it for weeks after, and the availability lasted awhile. I'm sure its based on time of year and week we booked.

Still, glad it was easy!
 
#7
I voted Easy Peasy, but this April will be the first trip that we booked at the 7th month window.

Our home is AKL, but on the last two trips, we visited CCV and decided on a split stay this spring. It was easy actually, and I monitored it for weeks after, and the availability lasted awhile. I'm sure its based on time of year and week we booked.

Still, glad it was easy!
LOL, my home is CCV and staying at AKL. Only visited FW and CCV rooms but our first stay will be in AKL. We'll hit CCV in the next trip once the 11 month window opens. :)
 

Nottamus

Well-Known Member
#8
AKL and CCV are similar in a lot of ways, yet very unique. We fell in love with AKL after the first visit to that lobby! (doesn't hurt that my wife runs a zoo here in NJ----so anything animal related..)

CCV we visited quite a bit...really like the bar on the lake thing...super relaxing.

I know we are looking forward to April...split 2 days at AKL, 4 at CCV.
 
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