DD and I are going to WDW to celebrate her 13th bday this June. It'll be a split stay, and we wanted to be in the Epcot area for part of it. I chose S/D (most likely Dolphin) because of price considerations, and after reading up on it, I've gotten really excited about staying there. However, I just discovered that I can book a preferred-view studio at BWV for around $200 more (including resort and parking fees from S/D). Now I can't decide and would love your opinions!
Pros to S/D:
Two beds as opposed to 1 bed and sleeper sofa (DD is a kicker so I won't share a bed with her)
Better pool area (from what I can tell)
Rates might drop later
Better on-site dining
Pros to BWV:
Has the "Disney magic"
Washer/dryer in unit
On the Boardwalk / little bit shorter walk to Epcot
My Magic+ not an issue if it starts before we get there
Magical Express and dining plan aren't a factor either way, and we wouldn't use the kitchenette at BWV enough to matter.
After making my list, it looks like there are more pros for S/D, but the Disney magic counts for a lot with us! So, tell me, where would you stay?