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How difficult to reserve at SDO?

CMorris72

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Was looking at picking up an SDO timeshare (2BR).

I understand there are Platinum weeks which are 1-17, 51-52, and full year floating weeks (1-52).

Assuming that I would usually need to go on school holidays (i.e., around Christmas or a specific week in late March / early April), how difficult would this be under each type?

Concern is that if I got a 1-52 week floater obviously most people would be trying to reserve the winter/spring weeks and many people are going to be stuck with summer
 

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It is easy, easy, easy to reserve any home week at SDO - provided you plan in advance.
 

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That's right easy especially that many owners use their Sdo for trading rather than using it at the home resort.
 

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Concern is that if I got a 1-52 week floater obviously most people would be trying to reserve the winter/spring weeks and many people are going to be stuck with summer

It's an easy trade, and remember that everyone doesn't own a 1-52 floater. SDO actually has 4 seasons, including 1-52, and the owners of the other 3 seasons are restricted to reserving their designated season.

In other words - the people who own the summer season are the only ones who are actually stuck with it.
 

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Can you list the four seasons by value?

Platinum wks 1-21 50-51
Gold Plus wks 1-52
Gold wks 22-27 36-49
Silver wks 28-35
 

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FWIW, there still was Xmas 2011 availability in July 2011. I booked a 2 BR L/O becuase my purchase included the 2011 usage. I eventually cancelled the rez and traded both sides in II.

Denise, is week 52 Platinum or a Special Event Week?
 
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FWIW, there still was Xmas 2011 availability in July 2011. I booked a 2 BR L/O becuase my purchase included the 2011 usage. I eventually cancelled the rez and traded both sides in II.

Denise, is week 52 Platinum or a Special Event Week?

I don't believe that SDO has special events weeks. It is listed as Plat on the SO chart.
 
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