Well, I simply did not expect to be visiting WDW this year (eldest daughter is getting married in October and we are in “all things wedding” mode.) But, I was selected to participate in a conference in Orlando (meant to be, I guess!) so I planned to stay a couple of extra days using DVC, of course. Since the conference is all-expenses paid, I figured it would be a no-brainer to tack on time and stay for “free” in a studio. As soon as I reserved my flight (adding the couple of extra days vacation), I called Member Services to make my DVC ressie. Surprise! (Really! I was aghast.) There is not a single studio available in any WDW property in mid-March.
The cast member who answered my call was very helpful and offered advice (I am on the wait list for any property, any view up to seven days before I arrive in Orlando) but told me that there wasn’t any guarantee that I would end up with a reservation.
BTW, Member Services was very busy. I was advised that my waiting time would be 15 minutes and it nearly was. I didn’t think it would be so busy on a Tuesday afternoon.
Anyway, I have my fingers crossed that I will be able to go “home” but it is not looking good right now.