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Kid_@_50
03-01-2009, 06:56 PM
My wife and I are considering a DVC club purchase. Ok, I am considering the purchase and my DW says "whatever you want to do is ok with me". I am the only kid in our family and I am 50 years young.

Premise: 1 BR Villa either used during May or September.

This may seem like a funny question to ask about WDW DVC, but do any DVC resorts have a more adult feel? What DVC resorts might have the better chance of not being wedged between rooms packed with lots of screaming, energy filled kids bouncing off the walls?

Usage year remains unclear to me, if I need to cancel a September vacation, then what usage years allow me to bank the points for next year?

Looking at BCV or BWV we need between 196 and 254 points depending view and May/September. With our economy in the tank, I suspect there will be a general downward on-going pressure on DVC resales.

A 100 pt contract will provide the following options at either BCV or BWV:
- 1 week studio during September, every year
- 1 week 1 BR villa during September, every other year
- 1 week 1BR villa during May, every third year

I actually thing renting points makes better financial sense than buying a DVC resale but I want to be a card carrying DVC owner. For this reason, maybe getting a 50 pt contract makes sense.

I know the consensus seems to be buy the home resort where you want to stay. In general are May/Sept reservations difficult to get at 7 months?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Sandisw
03-01-2009, 07:08 PM
Welcome to the world of DVC and planning. I just bought in this month through a small resale contract (VWL) and then added-on at BLT because it is where I really want to be.

SSR is a huge resort and my understanding (never stayed there--will be in August) is very quiet and beautiful. Resales at this resort are amont the best value and the expiration dates are longer than BCV and BWV.

Knowing when you want to stay is a good thing and may allow you to take advantage of the 11 month booking window at your home resort. If you can do this, there should be no issue booking a room whereever you buy. At the 7 month mark, you can always try to change to a different resort.

As far as UY, you can cancel a reservation and bank within the first 8 months of your UY. If your main trips will be May and September, then an April UY will work out great for you. You would have until the end of November to bank points, providing the reservation is cancelled at least 30 days out--within 30 days, there are special rules for the points.

Right now, you the price is low enough that you could get 100 pts for between $7000 and $8000. If you plan to visit WDW regularly, then it pays off in the long run!

Good luck!!!

Tink&PirateMama
03-01-2009, 07:26 PM
About the screaming kids-
We just had a 7 night stay at SSR (2 bedroom) this winter, and it was wonderful and peaceful and quiet. There are children around, but it's very spacious and doesn't quite feel like you are in the middle of a theme park- some people seem to love it, others hate it! I only saw children (besides my own!) at the pool and bus stops honestly. The new tree house villas there would have no one next to you screaming and running about, and would seem to me the most privacy you could get on DW property... but they would be more points than a 1 bedroom.

Goodluck figuring it all out!!

wdwnut
03-01-2009, 08:10 PM
Hi: We own at BWV and have also stayed at OKW and VWL as well as the deluxes. We're finally going to try BCV this May. Honestly, you may encounter some loud, rowdy adults as well as children in whatever resort. Only once in all the times we've stayed at BWV did we have an issue with "noise" and that was only for a day. Each resort truly does have its own merits. We waited for BWV because we absolutely love the location- walk to Epcot and the Studios and all the dining options. OKW is wonderfully laid back. VWL is also very relaxing. Good luck in your choice.

Golden Rose
03-01-2009, 09:19 PM
We own at AKV and BWV, but we stayed at SSR on developer points in January. My mom and her fiance really loved it, and he is downright anti-Disney. (He only agreed to come because I booked golf for him every day of the trip. We told people we were going back to Disneyworld, they told people they were going to Central Florida on a golf vacation. :lmao: )

Anyway, we all found SSR to be beautiful and quiet. They loved the proximity to DTD and to great golf. We liked it well enough, but we generally prefer the Epcot or monorail resorts for the proximity to at least one park, or AKL/V for the animals. SSR definitely has a more adult feel.

My mom and her DF loved SSR so much that they were asking about staying there again and wondering about buying points there. We don't care about the treehouses (probably the first and last time you'll hear someone say that on these boards, but DH is 6'4" and needs a king sized bed,) so we're not likely to ever need to own points there to stay there. Of course, some of the resales are really tempting right now. If you decide to get points there, you definitely want to buy resale.