Caren 26 Oct 2003 It took me an extraordinarily long time to make reservations for this year's Mousefest. I must have made 8 or 10 calls over the period of a month. As has been mentioned here, the AP discount is practically nonexistent anymore. But even at full-price, I never managed to get the CMs to get me a "room only" with one night's deposit and a 5-day cancellation policy. All they could manage was the package that has you pay in full 45 days ahead of time and that you don't get to cancel without penalty within 45 days of your vacation. Even when I wanted just a room, it was a "package" with those policies. I may have had the bad luck to reach only CMs who don't know how to book the "room only" but I have a suspicion that the 5-day cancellation policy is either dead or about to be dead. What did finally I wind up doing after all those phone calls? I booked at the Swan.