Waitlist - if it came through how long did you wait?

skier_pete

DIsney-holics Anon
Joined
Aug 17, 2006
First WL ever. 3 nights at poly in oct. Already have 6 nights AKLK but wanted split stay. Put in a month ago. Set it and forget it. Email popped up saying we got it
Credit the points back in as AKL is 1bdrm. Very impressed and glad. Will try again but never expect.
Question: did it replace part of your Kidani reservation? Or did you have two separate reservations at Kidani and it just replaced the one it matched with?
 

mort1331

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 15, 2012
Question: did it replace part of your Kidani reservation? Or did you have two separate reservations at Kidani and it just replaced the one it matched with?
The 1st reservation was for 6 days straight, 1bdrm ALK-k SV. WL was for the first 3 nights in Poly either view. When WL came in for STD View they automatic took the first 3 nights off AKL, refunded the point difference and cancelled the 2nd waitlist. Very smooth. I did call to confirm all this as soon as the email came in. Also checked online and 2nd WL was gone and points back.
 

skier_pete

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Joined
Aug 17, 2006
The 1st reservation was for 6 days straight, 1bdrm ALK-k SV. WL was for the first 3 nights in Poly either view. When WL came in for STD View they automatic took the first 3 nights off AKL, refunded the point difference and cancelled the 2nd waitlist. Very smooth. I did call to confirm all this as soon as the email came in. Also checked online and 2nd WL was gone and points back.
That's good to know, I have heard talk of doing this causing complete cancellation of original reservation. Good to know it works that way.
 
  • CassieRuns

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 1, 2018
    Has anyone had any luck at Wilderness Lodge? We only ever stay at the Poly or AKL but my husband has been swooning over WL for a while now... kinda wanted to try and get a few nights for our anniversary but there is only waitlist available and I am not much of a risk taker. :scared:

    Also, if you had to pick... Boulder Ridge or Copper Creek?!
     

    BWoody

    Tusker Lager Lover
    Joined
    Jun 20, 2019
    It seems as though every response to this thread with WL success stories were for only 1-3 nights. Are there any success stories out there for full week, 7 night WL? If so, which resorts and seasons were you successful in?
     

    heapmaster

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 1, 2018
    I guess it would depend on the when, room type and resort. I have got 1 day studios waitlisted for copper creek that went through in November and December with 40-80 days left until checkin. I got a boulder ridge studio for a week in December via the RAT/availability calendar stalking at 80 days out, which probably would have matched a waitlist if I would have made one and thought that would have worked.
     

    Sandisw

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    Joined
    Nov 15, 2008
    Has anyone had any luck at Wilderness Lodge? We only ever stay at the Poly or AKL but my husband has been swooning over WL for a while now... kinda wanted to try and get a few nights for our anniversary but there is only waitlist available and I am not much of a risk taker. :scared:

    Also, if you had to pick... Boulder Ridge or Copper Creek?!
    I would do BRV for your wait list. Remember, you can book something and set the waitlist to replace what you have booked. If what you want is less than what you book, set it to cancel at 31 days out. If it’s more, go 7..

    The other option is to keep checking as something may open up.
     

    heapmaster

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 1, 2018
    Has anyone had any luck at Wilderness Lodge? We only ever stay at the Poly or AKL but my husband has been swooning over WL for a while now... kinda wanted to try and get a few nights for our anniversary but there is only waitlist available and I am not much of a risk taker. :scared:

    Also, if you had to pick... Boulder Ridge or Copper Creek?!
    I like copper creek better then boulder ridge, but I think Boulder ridge has more availability then CC
     

    jlmarr

    See you at Fenton's
    Joined
    Dec 10, 2003
    We made a 7 day Kidani 1BR reservation for February 2020 6 months ago, and waitlisted Jambo House. It came through last week. I was figuring there was no chance until 30 days out so was very surprised. First experience with waitlisting.
     

    pixieprincess925

    I can't get to Disney soon enough!
    Joined
    Apr 15, 2011
    We had a 3 night CCV for October 2019 and WL at BWV. We were SUPER surprised the BWV came through around June - especially since it was for a weekend! First experience WL.

    BRV definitely has more availability than CCV. CCV is my home resort so I'm biased as to which is better.... :love:
     

    dboules

    DIS-LUVR
    Joined
    Jun 18, 2004
    I have had good success with waitlist but agree it was just for a night here or there. I haven't tried to do a stretch of days -- something to think about.

    Anyone able to get a 5+ day stretch of a waitlist?
     

    n2mm

    aka WALTSGIRL
    Joined
    Oct 9, 2000
    I have had good success with waitlist but agree it was just for a night here or there. I haven't tried to do a stretch of days -- something to think about.

    Anyone able to get a 5+ day stretch of a waitlist?
    thats me too. I usually waitlist 1 or 2 nights. Never anything longer
     

    bobbiwoz

    I'm happy to dance with you!
    Joined
    Aug 26, 2003
    A one night BCV waitlist studio for May came through in two weeks!
     

    SpectroMan71

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 2, 2004
    My past two waitlists, for late January, came through in a month and a few days, respectively. Pretty impressive!
     

    Debbie Jean

    DIS Veteran
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    Feb 22, 2005
    Waitlisted 2 days at CCV in May, studio. Came through in 2 days. Got an email but still couldn’t believe it! Checked it just to be sure. Lol
     

    Lakegirl

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Nov 2, 2014
    You can do 2 WL at a time, so I usually try doing the whole week and then two days, I have had the couple of days come through then put in a new one for the other days to piece it together.
     

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