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Orlando at Christmas 07

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I have been searching and searching for anything in Orlando for Dec. 28 or 29th check-in, 2007. Nothing, nada, zilch, shows up. Is this normal? I find it hard to believe that not even a studio is showing up for availability in such an overbuilt area as Orlando. I know this is a holiday week but nonetheless, it just doesn't sound right. I can pull up resorts on the beach but absolutely nothing in Orlando. Any ideas from others on why this is? Could I reasonably expect something to pop up between now and Christmas?
 

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Availability is tight

I just did an online search for Orlando area using a strong trader (Canadian Rockies summer week) and got the following:

Silver Lake Resort-Silver Points (#6815)
Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
Available Unit Size - H - H
Check-in Date Range - 12/28/2007 - 12/28/2007

Harder Hall Lakeside Villas (#0742)
Sebring, FL 33875, USA
Available Unit Size - S - S
Check-in Date Range - 12/29/2007 - 12/29/2007

Linkside Villas at Sun 'n Lake Estate (#0545)
Sebring, FL 33872, USA
Available Unit Size - S - S
Check-in Date Range - 12/29/2007 - 12/29/2007

Looks like all that is available is studios or smaller
 

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Wow - I can't believe how different II is in this regard - I just did a quick search in II and there were 17 resorts in Orlando with check-in on those dates.
 

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Wow - I can't believe how different II is in this regard - I just did a quick search in II and there were 17 resorts in Orlando with check-in on those dates.
Cat Lovers, thanks for checking with your strong trader for me. I had wanted to use my RCI deposit, but guess it won't get used for Christmas week. Looks like II gets another exchange fee from me (as tashamen stated above with much more availability) and RCI loses out again! What's up with RCI?
 

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Ok, I see a 2bd Orange Lake West Villas #0670 and 1bd Cypress Point villas #3996 /silver crown for either 12/29/07 or 12/30/07 checkin. CP is a VRI resort and I have VRI preference with my 2 bd summer Cape Cod week so I can't tell if you will see it. All others resorts(at this point) are for January 08.

I would grab the OL,nice place. Emailed you.
 
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Ok, I see a 2bd Oralnge Lake West Villas #0670 and 1bd Cypress Point villas #3996 /silver crown for either 12/29/07 or 12/30/07 checkin. It is a VRI resort and I have VRI preference with my 2 bd summer Cape Cod week so I can't tell if you will see it. All others resorts(at this point) are for January 08.

I would grab the OL,nice place. Emailed you.
Thanks, pcgirl, for checking and posting, but I can't see it. Interesting about the VRI preference. I've looked at some of their resorts on eBay and considered buying one of their weeks.
 

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Diane,

New Year's Week fights with Christmas Week to be our mostly highly demanded week of the year. The supply in Orlando is immense, I agree; however, for this week, that supply will be used. Keep your search in so that it gets under 45 days if possible. Since we can see from pcgirl54's search that Trading Power may be a factor, you will at least remove that component under 45 days.
 

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Hi, flowergurl!

My family and I are taking our first ever trip to Orlando in December (our dates are Dec. 15 through Dec. 24). We have a Points account and I booked 10 days at HGVC Sea World. Can't wait! :)

I was able to find lots of availability for your dates in Points, but nothing in Weeks. I'm not sure it will do anything helpful for you, but here is what I found in Points:

Alhambra Villas at Poinciana (#4036)
Poinciana, FL, USA

RCI Points Range: 24,500
Available Unit Size: H - H
Check-in Date Range: 12/28/07
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Summer Bay Resort (#3175)
Kissimmee, FL, USA

RCI Points Range: 29,000 - 126,000
Available Unit Size: 1 - 4
Check-in Date Range: 12/28/07 - 1/19/08
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Silver Lake Resort-Silver Points (#6815)
Kissimmee, FL, USA

RCI Points Range: 24,000 - 114,640
Available Unit Size: H - 3
Check-in Date Range: 12/28/07 - 1/4/08
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The Holiday Club at Club Sevilla (#6733)
Kissimmee, FL, USA

RCI Points Range: 24,000 - 66,000
Available Unit Size: H - 2
Check-in Date Range: 12/29/07
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Vacation Village at Parkway (#4940)
Kissimmee, FL, USA

RCI Points Range: 42,500 - 92,500
Available Unit Size: 1 - 2
Check-in Date Range: 12/28/07 - 12/30/07
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Alhambra at Poinciana (#1496)
Poinciana, FL, USA

RCI Points Range: 24,500 - 69,500
Available Unit Size: H - 2
Check-in Date Range: 12/29/07
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Club Sevilla (#5169)
Kissimmee, FL, USA

RCI Points Range: 24,000 - 66,000
Available Unit Size: H - 2
Check-in Date Range: 12/29/07
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Kingstown Reef (#5945)
Orlando, FL, USA

RCI Points Range: 33,600 - 85,100
Available Unit Size: H - 2
Check-in Date Range: 12/29/07 - 12/30/07
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Silver Lake Resort (#2610)
Kissimmee, FL, USA

RCI Points Range: 31,000 - 86,000
Available Unit Size: H - 2
Check-in Date Range: 12/28/07 - 1/24/08
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Celebrity Resorts Lake Buena Vista (#8616)
Orlando, FL, USA

RCI Points Range: 37,000
Available Unit Size: S - S
Check-in Date Range: 12/28/07
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Barefoot'n in the Keys at Old Town (#4934)
Kissimmee, FL, USA

RCI Points Range: 40,500 - 84,000
Available Unit Size: 1 - 2
Check-in Date Range: 12/29/07
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Celebration World Resort (#5389)
Kissimmee, FL, USA

RCI Points Range: 30,500 - 133,000
Available Unit Size: 1 - 3
Check-in Date Range: 12/28/07 - 1/19/08
 

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An unbiased search shows

Hi, flowergurl!

I was able to find lots of availability for your dates in Points, but nothing in Weeks. I'm not sure it will do anything helpful for you, but here is what I found in Points:
No surprise. Do people still wonder which system works better to get what you want?
 
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