Here I am again two years later trying to stretch my Boardwalk points for a fall stay. I have 62 points available and believe it or not 4 nights (2 weekend and 2 weeknight) is exactly 62 points but only in a standard studio. For the past two mornings my nights are available at 7:59 and then gone by the time I go to book. I’m currently looking at Oct 18-22.
Do we think this is a virtual queue type gone in a flash situation or are people walking? I have the 18 and 19 waitlisted right now and I will try again tomorrow. Those are the weekend nights so I did think they would be harder.
Here’s the rub, Columbus Day weekend is available? I could switch my dates to the 11-15 for the same amount of points. Should I just do it? I’m pulling my kids from school and I guess it would be nice to use that day off but I was trying to go during a lower crowd week. Ugh. Help! (We will stay the whole week but I have to book the 22-26 at 7 months.)
I think people are walking toward Wine and Dine (editorial comment: walking sucks)
I think a waitlist will come through - and I think you should make it for the whole thing, even as I see your reasoning about the 18-19th.
I would book Columbus Day weekend right now, and redo your waitlist to replace that reservation with the other. I would stalk like heck (especially over the next few days while walkers pass through and I am 100% confident that either you or the waitlist will get you moved to your desired dates.
Also, can you borrow from the next use year? Because you could make that work too to pick up the single day. It’s a lot of rigmarole - and then you have to bank that number of points forward to replace what you’ve borrowed and that could mess up your future booking. But it might be useful so you could snag the single day at 0759:59 when it pops up, and then modify your other reservation accordingly.
I believe I have done as instructed… I have no more points to borrow unfortunately the 62 includes full borrowing. I guess I’m lucky to have 62 and not 50 because of the borrowing restriction during my trip last year. So I’ll be a tiny bit thankful.
I’m not fully against going over Columbus Day, it looks like the Sunday is the really busy day and we could do that as a pool day. So I will keep that in mind. I just find it so odd that that weekend is fully open for booking. Saturday is also Yom Kippur and I’m not sure what that does to school schedules either.
Hopefully all of this will not be in vain when I’m desperate to get a DVC cabin in March
I have a 7:59 tip for you. I zoom out on my computer screen so it is teeny tiny. And every field I need to click on is visable on the screen, no scrolling. This means that at the 8:00 mark when I go to click to book, there is no scrolling just click, click, click. I have had really good success with this - including a 7 month VGC at Spring Break.