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MarBee

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I would be hesitant to do that because you could get ANY 4* in the Bonnet Creek area when you bid. I would pay a bit more and more certain using Priceline Express and Hotel Canary.
I’ve never even attempted the NYOP tool, so forgive me if this is a dumb question, but could you guaranteed Swan by bidding on a 4.5 star hotel in Bonnet Creek?
 

robinb

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I’ve never even attempted the NYOP tool, so forgive me if this is a dumb question, but could you guaranteed Swan by bidding on a 4.5 star hotel in Bonnet Creek?
No. You could possibly be upgraded to a 5* since you're really bidding 4.5* or above. Of course, those 5*'s are pretty good. If you bid on a 4* there are many others that can come up too.
 


PrincessNelly

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I would be hesitant to do that because you could get ANY 4* in the Bonnet Creek area when you bid. I would pay a bit more and more certain using Priceline Express and Hotel Canary.
It's showing 4.5 star, is there another 4.5 star resort in the bonnet creek area?
 
  • PrincessNelly

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    No. You could possibly be upgraded to a 5* since you're really bidding 4.5* or above. Of course, those 5*'s are pretty good. If you bid on a 4* there are many others that can come up too.
    Do the resort fees matter? Is there ever a chance where you end up at a resort with higher resort fees than shown? It seems to show the Swan/Dolphin fees when selecting 4.5 stars.

    The two 5 star resorts have higher fees
     

    robinb

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    Do the resort fees matter? Is there ever a chance where you end up at a resort with higher resort fees than shown? It seems to show the Swan/Dolphin fees when selecting 4.5 stars.

    The two 5 star resorts have higher fees
    The resort fees are beside the point. IIRC they do not disclose resort fees in the NYOP tool until you already booked the hotel. In any case, you can still be upgraded to a 5* hotel. Now, they're both very nice but if you have your heart set on the Swan you are NOT guaranteed to get it. You do have a pretty good chance to get the Swan if it's available on both the regular booking tool and the the Express booking tools.

    If you're going to do it, brush up on rebidding using areas without 4.5* or 5* hotels.
     

    PrincessNelly

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    The resort fees are beside the point. IIRC they do not disclose resort fees in the NYOP tool until you already booked the hotel. In any case, you can still be upgraded to a 5* hotel. Now, they're both very nice but if you have your heart set on the Swan you are NOT guaranteed to get it. You do have a pretty good chance to get the Swan if it's available on both the regular booking tool and the the Express booking tools.

    If you're going to do it, brush up on rebidding using areas without 4.5* or 5* hotels.
    This is just an example but it does show a resort fee in the NYOP tool and it says the cost will not exceed the total shown even though the fees are an estimate.

    I'm okay with not getting the Swan or Dolphin. I am just trying to understand how name your own price works. Thank you
     

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    robinb

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    This is just an example but it does show a resort fee in the NYOP tool and it says the cost will not exceed the total shown even though the fees are an estimate.

    I'm okay with not getting the Swan or Dolphin. I am just trying to understand how name your own price works. Thank you
    Thanks, that's new. I have not bid the NYOP in years but I used to be a moderator on a website that specialized in PL bidding.

    Read this for an explanation of how to bid:
     
  • PrincessNelly

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    Thanks, that's new. I have not bid the NYOP in years but I used to be a moderator on a website that specialized in PL bidding.

    Read this for an explanation of how to bid:
    Thank you
     

    babyruth

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    Well this thread was my late night reading last night lol. So if I understand the strategy correctly I should book whatever Disney resort that we’d like to stay at through them, book my fast passes, install hotel canary, then 4/6 weeks before our stay start checking to see if we can get a better rate and if so add the reservation to MDE before canceling the original?
     

    ClapYourHands

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    Well this thread was my late night reading last night lol. So if I understand the strategy correctly I should book whatever Disney resort that we’d like to stay at through them, book my fast passes, install hotel canary, then 4/6 weeks before our stay start checking to see if we can get a better rate and if so add the reservation to MDE before canceling the original?
    Accurate summary! I wonder if we should just make this the sticky on the first page of the thread!
     

    Rich M

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    I need one day before my Disney World reservation kicks in on Dec 8th. So I am looking for Dec 7th. When does everyone recommend I start looking for a possible Dec 7th deal?
     
  • Scalemaster34

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    I need one day before my Disney World reservation kicks in on Dec 8th. So I am looking for Dec 7th. When does everyone recommend I start looking for a possible Dec 7th deal?
    Generally it's 4 - 6 weeks out.... but doesn't hurt to look sooner for deals.

    It's all based on availability.... your one issue might be with the Rise of Resistance attraction opening around that time.
     

    traveljunkie2

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    I’m attending a conference at an Epcot resort in April. The conference hotel rooms are sold out, so I’m looking for alternatives. Would WBC be a good option? I’ll have a rental car, and it’s just me. I’m hoping to get to one or two parks while I’m there!

    I’ve been to WDW with my family 3 times (last in 2014). I’m familiar with the area. We always stayed offsite (Windsor Hills). If you were taking a solo trip and trying to stay under $127/nt where would you stay?
     

    keishashadow

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    Via hotwire, just grabbed the Caribe Royale (5 days out) at $85 plus tax & fees. Woot

    Valentine’s Day/daytona race/president day weekend

    The pickings were decided slim to none, nothing open at WDW & the less popular 3 star DTD hotels were in the $300+ a night range

    Hotel canary hasn’t been working for me on chrome w/priceline & I didn’t see anything that matched the CR on it.
     

    keishashadow

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    I’m attending a conference at an Epcot resort in April. The conference hotel rooms are sold out, so I’m looking for alternatives. Would WBC be a good option? I’ll have a rental car, and it’s just me. I’m hoping to get to one or two parks while I’m there!

    I’ve been to WDW with my family 3 times (last in 2014). I’m familiar with the area. We always stayed offsite (Windsor Hills). If you were taking a solo trip and trying to stay under $127/nt where would you stay?
    I love staying the WBC timeshare section. No parking or resort fee :).

    the Wyndham Grand has both parking fees (garage) & high resort fee to factor into any pricing you do see. It comes up often on hotwire.

    If staying at least 3 nights you might want to price your dates on VRBO for a starting point. We always go thru the same company to rent who price matches their competition. The we love WBC thread has recommendations, etc.
     

    Hisgirl

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    We went in Feb and I was seeing a lot of Swan & Dolphin on PLE and HW. However, there were so many extra fees, extra person, extra this and that. I called the Swan directly and booked a rate with a senior discount that was cheaper than what I was seeing on PL and HW. It also gave me more lee-way in case we wanted to cancel. Just a thought...
     





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