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Old 10-24-2018, 11:10 AM   #1
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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2019

I just had my confirmed RV site cancelled! "Due to high demand and extensive reservation holds, our system accidently oversold and you were allowed to confirm a site that was not actually available." Did they not expect high demand? Total incompetence.
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to iRV2, Sorry for your bad fortune.

For what area, were you trying for at the AIBF?


From the Fiesta's site https://balloonfiesta.com/index.php/...rv-information

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2019 " Picture Perfect" dates are October 5th - 13th

We are currently sold out in Presidents/ VIP East and West/ and Premium
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:11 PM   #3
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Confirmed reservation cancelled

Just to clarify, the point I was trying to make was that I had a confirmed reservation (Premium) that was subsequently cancelled by the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, not that I was "trying" to make a reservation. If I had wanted to boondock I would have requested it in the first place.
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For what area, were you trying for at the AIBF?
Poor language, on my part, I understood you had a res. canced. I should of asked what area were desiring.

Sorry for the bad results.
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:05 AM   #5
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Confirmed Reservation

So sorry you had that experience with site reservation! We have received our RV site confirmation for 2019 Fiesta. This will be our first trip to the balloon fiesta. I am anxious now that we also might receive a notice for cancellation.
I agree that these mistakes should not happen, especially when reservations go so quickly, there is no time to fill a second choice.
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Don't sweat it. There is always room in the dry camping area. JMO, but the dry camping area is better viewing anyway. If you simply MUST have power there is a power section within the dry area.

We have been three times. Only made reservations the first time & that was only because we were part of an owners group. There is a huge exodus on the Sunday & Monday of the first weekend. Try for arrival on those days. Tuesday even. In 2017 we arrived 12:30 Tuesday. No reservations. No wait line. We were put in the 3rd lane in from Alameda.

They fly everyday possible so missing first couple of days is really no big deal.
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I have heard and can't confirm - that there are RV clubs (Newmar, Entegra etc.) That reserve a block of reservations for a get together of sorts - if this is true who would one contact?
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I have heard and can't confirm - that there are RV clubs (Newmar, Entegra etc.) That reserve a block of reservations for a get together of sorts - if this is true who would one contact?

We volunteered there 5 years ago, and yes, there are different RV clubs that reserve huge areas. The event is very popular, but I would suggest the OP try to reserve different dates. Most RV's reserve for a couple of days and then move on, they won't stay for the entire 10 day show.

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Don't sweat it. There is always room in the dry camping area. JMO, but the dry camping area is better viewing anyway. If you simply MUST have power there is a power section within the dry area.

We have been three times. Only made reservations the first time & that was only because we were part of an owners group. There is a huge exodus on the Sunday & Monday of the first weekend. Try for arrival on those days. Tuesday even. In 2017 we arrived 12:30 Tuesday. No reservations. No wait line. We were put in the 3rd lane in from Alameda.

They fly everyday possible so missing first couple of days is really no big deal.
Yes & no. We managed to pick up a Tuesday & Wednesday in the dry camping area at the last minute, but they tossed us for the remainder of the week & weekend. We still had a great time, and commuted in from the Black Mesa Casino 22 miles north on I 25. The commute was a PIA because of traffic getting off the interstate & into the Fiesta parking, but only $20.00 per night for water & electric. The casino campground was pretty empty, and no need for reservations. Eat at the truck stop, not at the casino!
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We went last year and reserved a site on the box area. Awesome site right on the edge of one of the landing areas and an easy walk to the main field. Really cool to have the gallons come right over the roof of the Coach to land although I had to run out one morning to take the flag down just before a balloon would have taken it out. We stayed 3 nights at the end of the Fiesta. Wanted to be sure to see the shaped balloons go up and also a night glow. Fantastic event.
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FYI https://balloonfiesta.com/RV-Information

We only accept online reservations and drive ups are not allowed for the 2019 event!

Please click below to make an RV reservation. We are sold out in all RV sites for both weekends. We also have over 2600 waitlist requests so our waitlist is now closed. Our 2020 reservations will go on sale October 22nd, 2019 at 9am MST.
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