View Full Version : Favorites on each DVC resort?

03-15-2002, 06:15 PM
As a relatively new DVC member, we have only had the pleasure of staying at our home resort--VWL. I was wondering what everyone's top 3 or 4 favorite things are about each of the DVC properties you've tried.

For me, my 4 favorite things about VWL are:

1) proximity to the magic kingdom and being on the lagoon

2) Quiet

3) Surrey bikes and the biking trail to the campground

4) Theming

Who's next?


03-15-2002, 06:20 PM
My home resort is the Boardwalk.

My favorite things are:

1. Jellyrolls

2. Walking distance to MGM and Epcot.

3. the views and the hustle & bustle on the Boardwalk (which is part of the view!)

4. the slide at the pool.

03-15-2002, 06:23 PM

Size of the units.

Parking right out front

Grand Villa point schedule

Fourth full bath in the OKW Grand Villa.

Oh yeah, OKW is thought by many to be the only TRUE DVC resort...

03-15-2002, 06:24 PM
Hmmm, this is a hard one!

Beautiful, peaceful grounds
Taking a Surrey Bike over to FW's petting zoo
Taking a boat on the lake
Interior theming, very nice!

Location, Location, Location!!!
Love the pool
Love the light, bright rooms
The "hotel" feel of it (upgraded hotel amenities)
Community Hall is great!

The Porch, very nice!
Renting a boat to go up & down the canal
Nice sized units

Great Theming (colors & furnishings are delightful)
The units are layed out a little differently & we really like the feel of it (separate little mud room area & seating area & a bit larger than BWV's)
Resort activities are numerous for both adults & children

Haven't been to BCV's or Vero, so can't comment on those!

03-15-2002, 07:59 PM
Coffee on the balcony
Size of the units
Pontoon boat to DD
The Grand Villa!!

Coffee on the balcony
Walkway to MGM
Leisurely strolling back to my room after Illuminations

Coffee on the balcony (do you sense a pattern here?) :)
Playing checkers in the lobby
Refillable mugs and Roaring Forks
Christmas decorations

03-15-2002, 10:57 PM
3)2 point structures
4)People watching
5)Sitting areas

1)Size of units
2)Size of balconey
3)Quiet nature
4)Proximity to DTD

1)Location! (breathtaking)
2)Quiet nature
4)Walking paths

03-15-2002, 11:08 PM
OKW(There's no place like home)

1. A great place to relax after a day at the parks.
2. Size of units.
3. Morning coffee on the porch.
4. Boat to DD.
5. Pina Coladas by the pool.

Deb & Bill
03-16-2002, 09:47 AM
OKW (our first home) -
Parking right outside the room
Quiet at night
Boat to DD

BWV - right near all the action
Spoodles take out window
Boardwalk Bakery
Walking to Epcot
The Gazebo near the lagoon (last few times they have had weddings there while we were there)

VB - the Ocean
Watching the sunrise on the ocean
Big rockers on the porch
Not so giant, comfortable size
Warm summer rains sitting on the porch
Inn rooms

VWL (our second home) - feeling you are in Yellowstone
Geyser pool
Boat to MK
Iron Spike Room

BCV (our newest home) -
BC/YC (we have always wanted to stay here)
Close to the action
Beaches and Cream
Used to be Yacht Club Galley (boo hoo)

Haven't been to HH yet. Maybe soon.

03-16-2002, 10:36 AM
OKW has many advantages....;)
1.Easiest to make ressies.....
2.Size of the units
3.Parking next to your room
4.Points are the lowest of all DVC
5.Dues are the lowest of all DVC
6.GV"s are unbelievable.........
7.Boat ride to DD......
8.Morning coffee on the large balcony's
9.There are many more, but I am already over the limit:D :D

3. Bike paths


Going in June for 1st time...will find out;)

03-16-2002, 11:29 AM
1. Size, decor, and layout of rooms
2. The balcony (with coffee or glass of wine)
3. Relaxing atmosphere
4. Larger jacuzzi tub

1. Location to Epcot and MGM
2. Location for pool hopping to SAB
3. Quiet pool
4. Jellyrolls and night-time entertainment

1. The beach
2. Pool area and activities
3. Relaxing atmosphere
4. The CMs (they are the best IMHO)

03-16-2002, 07:10 PM
OKW (ah home)
1) The size of the units
2) The neighborhood feeling- everyone says hello/waves, guests, members, CMs-both resort CMs and other CMs
3) The quiet relaxed atmosphere
4) The balcony
5) The size of the units
6) The Trumbo ferry to DD
7) The CMs
8) The "I've really come home" feeling
9) The 'wildlife'-ducks, birds, bunnies
10)The size of the units
(Can you tell that I really like to spread out when I'm "home" at OKW?)

03-17-2002, 09:53 PM
"Oh yeah, OKW is thought by many to be the only TRUE DVC resort",

I'm just curious, I see this a lot on the boards by the older key westers. Does this mean that you wish that Okw should stand alone, and not be part of the other DVC resorts? If that's how you really feel, that's ok with us. Call us DVC 2 or something, and we'll charge you a small fee if you want to trade in, like RCI.:rolleyes:

You keep mentioning the TRUE DVC resort for a reason. I just wanted to know why.

03-17-2002, 10:38 PM
I think I am the only one that uses "Many feel it is the only 'true' DVC resort".

I have never seen anyone else use it.

Who else have you seen use it?

Once we get that figured out, I will give the etymology of the phrase.

03-17-2002, 11:13 PM
1) Pooh character Breakfast-long meet & greets
2) the seashells in the sidewalks
3) the landscaping/flora and fauna
4) the peace and quiet

03-18-2002, 08:09 AM
1. Spaciousness
2. Relaxing atmosphere
3. Bus service that is not shared with other resorts (Remember the early days with those trips through the Treehouses/Fairway Villas?)
4. Theming

1. Theming
2. Roaring Forks
3. Being on the lagoon/Electric Water Pageant
4. Elevators!:D

For any DVC Resort ~
1. Knowing that you own a piece of the magic
2. Being able to treat friends/family to fabulous vacations

03-18-2002, 09:04 AM
You keep mentioning the TRUE DVC resort for a reason. I just wanted to know why.

In my opinion, it's to try to bait posters into an aurgument, (why that is supposedly enjoyable, I don't know.) It's really nonsense.

Each resort has it's advantages, and the person who started this thread had a wonderful idea in doing so, to post the positives people see in their home resort ownership.

Vero -
Relaxing, calm, non-touresty area
Nice size rooms
Great pool area
Can walk to icecream shop in next door public beach

Beach Club -
Newest rooms with some upgrades
Great location
Nice internal spaces for that midafternoon rain
SAB, close quiet pools
Beach area, beautiful at night
Walking distance to tons of restaraunts and Jellyrolls near crecent lake
Boats to MGM
Hotel like?

03-18-2002, 12:14 PM

1)The neighborhood feeling
2)Quiet time on the porch
3)Open Space (in the rooms and the grounds)
4)CM's - the best
5)Proximity to Downtown Area
6)Yes, the Bus (no stopping at other resorts)
7)Surrey bikes and boat rides.