This is mainly a post to see if it is just me.
My first experience with them 3-ish years ago was fantastic, they had the exact hotel and dates I needed and I saved a fortune. My got-to hotel is the Pop Century.
For my second use I had specific dates, it was the Illuminations/Epcot (not really) Forever swap. No offerings for that date, so I paid rack rate. I found out after arriving the hotel was fully booked for those days, so figured that was bad timing on my part.
Now working on my third trip wit them, but for the entire month of September they only had one week available. It was Pop, which was great, but then they only had some of those nights still available and said no more from Disney. For an eight night stay, the best I could get was three nights in the middle, so my eight-night stay would have been three independent reservations for 4 (rack), 3 (MVT), and 1(rack) nights respectively. Ick. Also not great for ADRs since Disney doesn’t concatenate them for booking purposes. Also, the MVT rate was OK, but not nearly as big a discount as before, ~25% vs ~40%.
If I’ve just been unlucky, very OK with that and will keep on using them, but curious if others are having issues too? It could be Disney clamping down too, or just as likely some COVID-19 panic consequence.
Are there other outfits like MVT anyone uses for comparison shopping? I’d like my reservation settled by March 19th so I can get 180-day ADRs in. MVT falling through has me in a bit of a time crunch.