So, Sunday was day 499 for our December 2020 anniversary trip. Although our Plan A is to rent DVC points at Boardwalk Villa and then have a final night at either Contemporary or Bay Lake (if we can get it via DVC).
But, since I want to be covered in all eventualities, I wanted to have a back-up plan ready. So, after some discussion, and trying to keep to our original budget, we decided to reserve 5 nights at Pop Century, and 3 nights at the Contemporary. If the DVC rentals come through at 11 months out, we can cancel the plan B reservations.
However, I was almost sure that you didn’t used to be able to book out 499 days on-line…it could only be done over the phone. To my surprise, I was able to easily book the Pop Century Preferred room on-line…and then, I immediately I booked the ENTIRE trip, instead of for 7 nights, easily (well almost easily) modified the trip to the correct 5 nights.
I now have to wait for the 499 days out from our Contemporary stay nights to book that. But is this new? I could have sworn that several months ago when I was looking to book a single night 499 days out for our May 2020 trip, I had to do it over the phone.