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Old 10-02-2012, 04:15 PM   #121
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The thing I love the most about BLT is how close it is to the Magic Kingdom ( which is my favorite park). The thing I like the least the the "theme park" views that aren't really theme park views. I don't mind paying more points for a theme park view but I don't want to have to hang over the side of a balcony to see the park.

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Old 10-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #122
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SSR= Pro.Real nice relaxing resort w/ 2 awesome feature pools.

Con.....Need More points...LoL...j/k .Too spread out.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:22 PM   #123
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Love: viewing the animals from my room, African artwork, friendly CMs, Sanaa (my favorite restaurant), the smell of the Jambo House lobby, very convenient garage parking at Kidani Village, quick drive to Animal Kingdom Park

I don't dislike anything about the resort, but I wish they served breakfast at Sanaa.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:07 PM   #124
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BWV- so many things to love. Location and views are at the top of the list.

hate- no food court. No self serve drink refill station.

Disney if you are listening.... I don't expect the money to be spent on a quick service but how about just a drink refill station?

I hate when they refill the paper cups! It is annoying and also not enviornmentally friendly! It is bad when my 12 year old says "what a waste" on the paper cups!

Refill station pretty please!!!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:14 PM   #125
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OK, here goes:
BWV: Love proximity to EPCOT Center and my purchase price Dislike the looooong walks from the lone main elevator bank.

BCV: Love proximity to EPCOT Center and Stormalong Bay. Wish the rooms were in better shape.

SSR: Love the quiet and peace of the resort. Dislike the long circuitous bus routing.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:57 PM   #126
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BWV: Love the location and the boardwalk views. Hate the long hallways.

AKV: Love the animals and the restaurants. Hate the buses.

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:53 AM   #127
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As a family of 5
Like: BLT, AKV, OKW One Bedrooms sleep 5
Dislike: Other Resorts One Bedrooms do not sleep 5

For the resorts we have visited:
Like: Staff and other recreational programs for us and our children, and that you are NOT directly on the beach
Dislike: Nothing

AKV- Kidani
Like: two bathrooms in one bedroom
Dislike: No CS at Kidani

Like: views of the waterways and boat to DTD
Dislike: Internal bus to SSR could be more frequent (smaller buses, but more frequency maybe?), oh and they just raised the point cost for them
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:37 PM   #128
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BCV Like the walk to Epcot. Dislike that the rooms seem so small and that it is so quiet on our side of the lake and the BWVs have so much activity (but we just walk over so it isn't so bad).
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:38 PM   #129
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Originally Posted by Kathi OD View Post
I'm the odd duck out...we own at BWV. There is nothing about the resort we like.

We bought when there was nothing but BW and OKW and admittedly didn't know anything about a resale market, so we bought direct from Disney and they had no OKW contracts available. We wanted to own DVC and so bought the BWV contract. Fortunately, we haven't any had problems getting the OKW ressies we really want.
We bought OKW and would rather have BWV. How many points do you have?
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #130
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BWV - like....restaurant selections. Dislike...long hallways
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:38 PM   #131

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Having finally just stayed at my home resort, SSR, I can finally chime in. Loved the THV and what wonderful service we received from bell services to the bus drivers to you name it. It would be nice though if the THV pool had a bar and more of a theme. It was an easy fix though to just hop on over to the Springs pool.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:15 AM   #132
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AKV - our first home resort

Jambo -
Love - the gorgeous lobby, the smell of Boma, the beautiful pool, Value and Concierge room options
Dislike - that everyone seems to think it's too far away from everything

Kidani -
Love - the larger one bedrooms with the extra bath, the quiet peacefulness, covered parking
Dislike - smaller lobby, no counter service food venue
Once again I arrived at the same old conclusion: Gonna need more points!

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:18 AM   #133
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VGC - our second home resort

Love - Arts & Crafts theme/decor, location, location, location!
Dislike - points per might are high, hard to buy more points due to limited quantity
Once again I arrived at the same old conclusion: Gonna need more points!

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:21 AM   #134
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BCV - our third home resort

Love - location, exterior architecture, Beaches & Cream and Cape May
Dislike - no water view options in the villas
Once again I arrived at the same old conclusion: Gonna need more points!

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Old 10-28-2012, 11:48 AM   #135
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BCV LIKES Love the location.
Dislikes Breakfast in the Market place is nasty, Needs the rooms referbed.

BWV Likes Great location.
Dislikes Didnt like the pool.
AKL LIKES The animals the lobby.
HHI LIKES The cast members, Very Relaxing
Dislikes None
Vero Likes Very relaxing,
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