Stalking Fatigue- anyone else?

Rick195275

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Joined
Jun 19, 2018
Had both a stalking win and a waitlist win in the same day yesterday. Hav been stalking for 2 different trips, December and February. I have a February use year so 2 different sets of waitlists. Have really been stalking as we get closer to 30 days from December. Was able to switch the night I had at the beach club to the poly in December yesterday morning! Had a waitlist in place for just the single day that had not picked up so I grabbed it and canceled the waitlist. A couple days prior I had seen multiple times where the days surrounding my waitlist for February opened up but not my day. Contacted MS through chat to check on them and no dice. I decided to call in to member services to put in my room requests for the December room something I would normally do through chat because I wanted to have them check my waitlist. Sure enough when I asked my waitlist had come through but just wasn’t processed yet. This leads me to believe the cast members through the chat feature don’t have access to this information and just still see the waitlist active on the dashboard like we do as users. I could be wrong and maybe I was just really lucky on the same day but doesn’t seem like it to me. For reference I had been checking minimum 20 times a day so what I would consider heavy stalking.
 

we"reofftoneverland

DIS Veteran
Joined
Aug 5, 2015
Had both a stalking win and a waitlist win in the same day yesterday. Hav been stalking for 2 different trips, December and February. I have a February use year so 2 different sets of waitlists. Have really been stalking as we get closer to 30 days from December. Was able to switch the night I had at the beach club to the poly in December yesterday morning! Had a waitlist in place for just the single day that had not picked up so I grabbed it and canceled the waitlist. A couple days prior I had seen multiple times where the days surrounding my waitlist for February opened up but not my day. Contacted MS through chat to check on them and no dice. I decided to call in to member services to put in my room requests for the December room something I would normally do through chat because I wanted to have them check my waitlist. Sure enough when I asked my waitlist had come through but just wasn’t processed yet. This leads me to believe the cast members through the chat feature don’t have access to this information and just still see the waitlist active on the dashboard like we do as users. I could be wrong and maybe I was just really lucky on the same day but doesn’t seem like it to me. For reference I had been checking minimum 20 times a day so what I would consider heavy stalking.
I think you are right about the chat feature. I think they have access to some stuff but not all. I asked about our last waitlist over chat, and the CM said it looks like it might have come through but you have to call in. So I called in and it was a yes.
 

Rick195275

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jun 19, 2018
I think you are right about the chat feature. I think they have access to some stuff but not all. I asked about our last waitlist over chat, and the CM said it looks like it might have come through but you have to call in. So I called in and it was a yes.
I’ve gotten different answers during different chats. Most have told me they still see x number of waitlists still active, a couple have told me no and then the last one I spoke to told me straight out he couldn’t see that and I had to call. I know even when trying to have like reservation merges through chat it was something that they had to put a note on for someone else to finalize. I actually prefer the chat for its ease but it seems like they have very limited abilities which I don’t really understand.
 
  • bwvBound

    DVC SSR & other timeshare
    Joined
    Feb 5, 2004
    STALKING WORKED AGAIN!!
    I just snagged a reservation online, via stalking, that perfectly matched my waitlist: specific resort, specific unit type, specific date.

    I now have a 5 night stay at Beach Club Villas in May over the Epcot Moonlight Magic event. Yippie!!
     

    Sandisw

    Moderator
    Moderator
    Joined
    Nov 15, 2008
    STALKING WORKED AGAIN!!
    I just snagged a reservation online, via stalking, that perfectly matched my waitlist: specific resort, specific unit type, specific date.

    I now have a 5 night stay at Beach Club Villas in May over the Epcot Moonlight Magic event. Yippie!!
    Yeah, After your post, I went and checked and was able to get my trip switched back to the week of the 3rd at SSRso I can be there for MM and hopefully get tickets.

    When I tried last week, the 3rd and 4th was not available. Woohoo! Love stalking!
     

    AZMermaid

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 28, 2006
    My daughter is dancing at DL in Feb and of course we got the dates 5 months out. Stalking paid off! I now have one night in a 1BR and just yesterday, one in a studio, which is not ideal.... but Im thrilled to have gotten both nights... at VGC none the less! I’m still hoping a studio pops up for the first night, but I’ll live if it doesn’t.
     

    heapmaster

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 1, 2018
    I just got a waitlist match conf email (never saw it show up in the RAT with very heavy stalking) for CCV studio for 2 days of this December and now have the full week like we wanted (and the WL now cancelled those nights at BRV studio I had). It being almost 31 days out, I didn't think this was going to happen (and had to do the split at 31 days if it didnt) and a split stay was for sure. This was a spare of the moment trip without the extended family I have been piecing together for the last 80 days or so...so going spare of the moment can happen, its just more work. Glad everyone here got what they were looking for.
     

    jo-jo

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 28, 2011
    Why can't I get to join the happy dance club? We are three weeks out. Still looking and waiting.
     

    heapmaster

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 1, 2018
    Why can't I get to join the happy dance club? We are three weeks out. Still looking and waiting.
    If your only looking for a few days, its possible, although less of a chance after 31 days. I have seen CCV studios pop up here and there at the 1,2 & 3 day mark (since I was stalking them), so I would imagine it can happen for the other room types as well (minus Studio Values, thats most likely no chance). So just hope for some cancellations and make sure you got a waitlist if possible.
     

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