Stalking Fatigue- anyone else?

KAT4DISNEY

Glad to be a test subject
Joined
Mar 17, 2008
I closed on my Bay Lake Tower DVC membership 8-months from the January marathon. Not surprisingly, I couldn’t book a solid week.

I cobbled together 6 of the 7 days, one at a time over a 3-week period. I made a waitlist for the final missing day (a Saturday).

A Saturday studio popped up at the Poly and I was going to settle for a split stay. I needed a few more points than I owned and called in to purchase one-time-use points.

The service agent mentioned off hand that my waitlist had been fulfilled and asked if the new Poly booking should replace that.

I obviously took the waitlist to complete my BLT stay. However, I wonder what would have happened if I didn’t call. I was not notified that my waitlist was successful and it didn’t show up online. Maybe it would have gone to the next person if I had not been on the phone and lucky.
It is a 2 step process. First the system works to match an opening to your waitlist. Then it holds the room if it has a match. The next step is for a CM to finalize it. Your's was simply between the 2 steps and would have eventually been finalized.
 

js

Been around since before the disboards 90s crash
Joined
Jan 18, 2000
GFV 2 bedroom LV just became available for my date, Friday, September 13, and almost the full week later. Here is hoping someone has my standard view and wants LV lol

I am home in bed and actually gasped when I saw it but quickly realized it was LV :(

Hopefully Im getting close. Send pixie dust!
 

js

Been around since before the disboards 90s crash
Joined
Jan 18, 2000
GFV 2 bedroom LV just became available for my date, Friday, September 13, and almost the full week later. Here is hoping someone has my standard view and wants LV lol

I am home in bed and actually gasped when I saw it but quickly realized it was LV :(

Hopefully Im getting close. Send pixie dust!
Its gone. Hope there is some movement. That was quick, I guess.
 
  • kmorlock

    Our Happy Place
    Joined
    Jun 1, 2013
    Guys, one of my WLs fulfilled!!! :cheer2: I am so happy right now! I woke up feeling particularly lucky today 🍀...haha...so I started a chat with MS and asked if either of my waitlists had been fulfilled, and she said YES, and to call MS to confirm! Can't lie, my eyes were a little misty, lol. I called MS and asked the CM, "out of curiosity, when did my WL actually match?" She said this morning at 7:55am. I was stalking all this morning, so I'm glad to report that the WL actually worked (this time, ha). So I have one more night to stalk/waitlist and my week will be complete. Good luck to you all that are stalking/waitlisting, keep the faith! :grouphug:
    That’s great news! I had a similar experience a couple days ago after chatting on here. I called MS because a few days around my one night WL opened. So, I thought for sure it was a sign of a cancellation. Lo & behold, it matched but MS said no one has had a chance to confirm. We had a HH studio but wanted standard so it could all go under one reservation. All set now until flights come out Aug 15th! 24 weeks!!! No chance on having to move with baby in tow - whew🥳
     

    js

    Been around since before the disboards 90s crash
    Joined
    Jan 18, 2000
    That’s great news! I had a similar experience a couple days ago after chatting on here. I called MS because a few days around my one night WL opened. So, I thought for sure it was a sign of a cancellation. Lo & behold, it matched but MS said no one has had a chance to confirm. We had a HH studio but wanted standard so it could all go under one reservation. All set now until flights come out Aug 15th! 24 weeks!!! No chance on having to move with baby in tow - whew🥳
    Congrats!

    Although I haven't done a split stay (YET), I hope I never have to do one unless that is what I really want. I am very type A and just want to get to my room and unpack and be done for the vacation. I have a WL for the last night of a 10 night trip and do have something booked in the same resort but SO HOPING that I find it or my WL fills so I don't have to move my last night.

    My kids are older but understand not wanting to move with a baby, I don't want to move and my kids are adults LOL
     

    kmorlock

    Our Happy Place
    Joined
    Jun 1, 2013
    Congrats!

    Although I haven't done a split stay (YET), I hope I never have to do one unless that is what I really want. I am very type A and just want to get to my room and unpack and be done for the vacation. I have a WL for the last night of a 10 night trip and do have something booked in the same resort but SO HOPING that I find it or my WL fills so I don't have to move my last night.

    My kids are older but understand not wanting to move with a baby, I don't want to move and my kids are adults LOL
    Very best of luck to you! I hope the WL is filled and you have a wonderful trip.
     

    js

    Been around since before the disboards 90s crash
    Joined
    Jan 18, 2000
    Very best of luck to you! I hope the WL is filled and you have a wonderful trip.
    Thank you. Its how I begin and end each day with a constant eight hours at work and then on my own at home. Its exhausting lol
     

    js

    Been around since before the disboards 90s crash
    Joined
    Jan 18, 2000
    I'd say that somebody's waitlist grabbed that night. Did you call to check on yours?
    No. It still shows WL on my Dashboard it hasnt gone away.

    The thing is that at 6 months the full first few weeks were available with exception of Friday, September 13 so I though for sure it would somehow appear one day. I have even called to see if for some reason that day was never available but they just say they see Im WL. The days around it appear/disappear but Friday, September 13 hasnt been available.
    Just to check, I looked to see if I could book as cash ressie and the room isnt available (I have the lock off booked for our last night).

    I hope it appears for me and I get it. Leaving for vacation on Friday for a week so wont be at work for auto refresh so Ill have to do it the old fashioned way lol but hate I have to keep searching while on vacation but it is what it is.
     

    KAT4DISNEY

    Glad to be a test subject
    Joined
    Mar 17, 2008
    No. It still shows WL on my Dashboard it hasnt gone away.

    The thing is that at 6 months the full first few weeks were available with exception of Friday, September 13 so I though for sure it would somehow appear one day. I have even called to see if for some reason that day was never available but they just say they see Im WL. The days around it appear/disappear but Friday, September 13 hasnt been available.
    Just to check, I looked to see if I could book as cash ressie and the room isnt available (I have the lock off booked for our last night).

    I hope it appears for me and I get it. Leaving for vacation on Friday for a week so wont be at work for auto refresh so Ill have to do it the old fashioned way lol but hate I have to keep searching while on vacation but it is what it is.
    A waitlist will show on your dashboard until the waitlist is finalized. It will show even after it's matched. You'd only know for certain that it hadn't matched if you call in.
     

    js

    Been around since before the disboards 90s crash
    Joined
    Jan 18, 2000
    A waitlist will show on your dashboard until the waitlist is finalized. It will show even after it's matched. You'd only know for certain that it hadn't matched if you call in.
    OK, fine LOL
    I am calling right now but hold zero hope LOL

    Just got off the phone with them, "still active" :(
     

    KAT4DISNEY

    Glad to be a test subject
    Joined
    Mar 17, 2008
    OK, fine LOL
    I am calling right now but hold zero hope LOL

    Just got off the phone with them, "still active" :(
    Well, at least it looks like a waitlist in front of yours was taken care of so at least you've moved up the list!
     

    Pens Fan

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2014
    Stalking can work!! We are taking a Disneyland/Southern California ABD trip next January. The package includes one additional day of park tickets beyond what the tour covers, so we decided to stay an extra night. Adding on an extra night at the Grand Californian was going to cost us over $1K going through ABD (we have two rooms booked), so I was on the waitlist for a DVC room. I've also been stalking the website every day and this morning I lucked out. A 1BR Villa opened up and I grabbed it :) . I've been checking at least once a day for over a month, and it finally paid off.
     

    js

    Been around since before the disboards 90s crash
    Joined
    Jan 18, 2000
    Stalking can work!! We are taking a Disneyland/Southern California ABD trip next January. The package includes one additional day of park tickets beyond what the tour covers, so we decided to stay an extra night. Adding on an extra night at the Grand Californian was going to cost us over $1K going through ABD (we have two rooms booked), so I was on the waitlist for a DVC room. I've also been stalking the website every day and this morning I lucked out. A 1BR Villa opened up and I grabbed it :) . I've been checking at least once a day for over a month, and it finally paid off.
    Congrats! I stalk over 8 hours a day LOL

    My one day I need hasn't been available six months ago when I checked. Weeks in front/behind it were available, just not that one day, which was/is odd to me.

    Oh well, still on the hunt but lucky you!
     

    jlovesee

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 3, 2005
    I stalked one night of our Marathon Weekend 2020 reservation (Wednesday, Jan. 8th) for a 2 bedroom Lake View at BLT. It popped up one night around 10 pm about a week ago and I booked it. I had waitlisted for it right at 7 months and it never came through.
     

    js

    Been around since before the disboards 90s crash
    Joined
    Jan 18, 2000
    I stalked one night of our Marathon Weekend 2020 reservation (Wednesday, Jan. 8th) for a 2 bedroom Lake View at BLT. It popped up one night around 10 pm about a week ago and I booked it. I had waitlisted for it right at 7 months and it never came through.
    Thats fabulous. I stalked 8 nights in January this year during Marathon Weekend about 3 months out and got BLT LV studio.

    I have a 12 hour car ride tomorrow to HHI to our TS and sooo close to our September 13. Sooo hoping I get it. The week prior, just showed up.424088
     

    emilymad

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 17, 2003
    Anyone think there is a chance for a studio at Riviera for early Feb? We decided to do a short stay slightly after the 7 month window opened. I have a waitlist but I am still stalking. Current reservation is at the Poly so we are happy with that too.

    Do more rooms need to be declared for sale for rooms to open up?
     

    Rick195275

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 19, 2018
    Anyone think there is a chance for a studio at Riviera for early Feb? We decided to do a short stay slightly after the 7 month window opened. I have a waitlist but I am still stalking. Current reservation is at the Poly so we are happy with that too.

    Do more rooms need to be declared for sale for rooms to open up?
    You would need more rooms declared or someone to cancel one of your days. I could happen though I dropped a mid February day a week ago to grab a day at beach club.
     

    Diana Koerner

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 10, 2019
    Wow, that is great news, I'm so glad the WL worked for you! We have never done a Disney cruise, but it's on our wish list! I was so close to getting the nights we needed through a fellow Disboards member that was kind enough to coordinate dropping her dates, in hopes of me picking them up as soon as she dropped them. I got a lesson in how quick WL works/is supposed to work...as soon as I clicked to reserve the dates she dropped, I got a pop-up window saying they were unavailable...so back to stalking I go!
    Did you coordinate in public? (Could other members see your plan)? I’m only asking because I did something similar with a 1 br value at AK and I was able to scoop it up immediately.
     

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