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Old 09-07-2018, 05:53 PM   #1
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No availability on Property...Ideas?

We are taking a trip to Disney in October and want to stay on property. However, Disney website and Cast Members say there is nothing available. However, a travel agent we know said she has "special packages" that might work.

That made me wonder...can we find available rooms by contacting travel agents? Would it be worth the effort to contact some agencies and see or is it unlikely that rooms are out there.

Does anyone have any information or direction for us?
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:30 PM   #2
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Wouldn’t hurt to try TAs since agencies get blocs of rooms reserved for them to book for clients.

It is possible you may find something that way.

However, it’s also possible you can only book a package deal that includes features you don’t want or need.

Doesn’t cost anything to ask, nor do you pay a TA anything for their assistance (as you may be aware).
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Thank you Dot! That gives me hope!!

I only know a few agents...any advice on how to find one? I am not sure exactly how to find helpful agents...we have had some dead ends before.
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Try asking here how to find a good Disney specialist TA.

Link to the TA section: http://www.passporterboards.com/foru...splay.php?f=22

There may be a thread about that. Dunno, didn’t look.
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I have had odd experiences sometimes when trying to book. If I am looking at a set number of days for the trip, it will say nothing is available. But, if I add a day or two on at the beginning or the end, all of a sudden there is availability that includes the same days that were not available in my earlier search. Not sure why that happens unless Disney is holding certain locations for only longer stays.
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I have had odd experiences sometimes when trying to book. If I am looking at a set number of days for the trip, it will say nothing is available. But, if I add a day or two on at the beginning or the end, all of a sudden there is availability that includes the same days that were not available in my earlier search. Not sure why that happens unless Disney is holding certain locations for only longer stays.
I encountered that same problem months ago when I was booking our Dec. trip. When I added a day onto our trip, suddenly the exact room I wanted was available.
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October is a crazy busy time at WDW. We’re booked for the end of October at BRV, but I was only able to snag that by stalking the DVC site almost hourly - slight exaggeration! - for weeks. I don’t know if you’re looking for a package or room only, but the balance is due on Disney packages 45 days before the trip date. You might consider checking those dates periodically to see if cancellations have occurred and inventory opens up. It happens.
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Slight correction to TinkWink...packages are now payable in full 30 days ahead, not 45. That changed a couple of years ago.
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Thank you everyone!! You have given us hope and great strategies!!! We appreciate this!
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