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Old 02-18-2008, 03:53 PM   #151
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We own at AKV and I would venture to guess the furthest one north.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:47 AM   #152
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Count us in from Nova Scotia, we took an impulse car ride down to the world in Nov and bought into SSR!

No regrets, really looking forward to first trip to OKW & BWV in 18 days!
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:30 AM   #153
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Not sure how i missed this thread but add us to the list, we own at the BCV's and SSR and have been members since 2002. We live in Burlington Ont.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:51 PM   #154
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Count us in from Nova Scotia, we took an impulse car ride down to the world in Nov and bought into SSR!

No regrets, really looking forward to first trip to OKW & BWV in 18 days!
That is some impulse car ride...... How long did it take you?
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:16 PM   #155
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add us to the list, we own at the BCV's and SSR
You have been counted and added, WELCOME!
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:18 PM   #156
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Disney Mama,

What time do you arrive, we also leave on the 27th and get to MCO at 5:15pm?
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:16 AM   #157
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What time do you arrive, we also leave on the 27th and get to MCO at 5:15pm?
We don't get in till 12:30 am But I still count it as our first day of vacation because we are no longer at home. Maybe we will see you around. I'm off to Home Depot to see if they have any lime green mickey heads. Have a safe and trip.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:17 PM   #158
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Add us to the list . We joined in sept. after many visits to the world. Best thing we ever did.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:18 PM   #159
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We don't get in till 12:30 am But I still count it as our first day of vacation because we are no longer at home. Maybe we will see you around. I'm off to Home Depot to see if they have any lime green mickey heads. Have a safe and trip.
You have a great trip too!
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:10 PM   #160
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DH and I joined in 2004 and we love it.
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:48 AM   #161
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:46 PM   #162
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Hi All you DVC'ers! We have been thinking about DVC since we have been twice in the last year. There seems to be so many factors that make our decision. Plus there seems to be different incentives they offer during the year. Please give me your reasons for buying. I have just noticed a post that says people are having a hard time booking for Christmas at AKV which is where we would like to buy. We would travel with our DD4.5 and DS2 mostly during holiday times and every two to three years. HELP
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:02 AM   #163
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Hello,

I don't post very often, lurk once in a while but count hubby and I (and now 18 mo son) in as DVC owners - SSR and BWV (2004 started with minimum SSR and caught add-on-itis quickly with small add-ons at both SSR and BWV and thinking about small CRV/KTV but don't love CR - if it was Poly DVC we'd go for it for sure)
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:10 AM   #164
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Hi All you DVC'ers! We have been thinking about DVC since we have been twice in the last year. There seems to be so many factors that make our decision. ... HELP
You will get more of a response to your question if you post it in the DVC forums area. The general consensus about DVC is that if you plan to visit WDW at least once every other year, and would otherwise stay onsite at a moderate or deluxe resort, DVC will pay for itself within a few years (the exact time depends on how often you visit, and the amount of points you purchase, etc.). If you currently stay at value resorts or offsite, would visit less often than once every other year, or would frequently use your DVC points for stays outside of the DVC resorts, then DVC will not be cost effective for you.
The quality of the DVC accommodations is excellent - the villas have more amenities than a regular resort room: at least a kitchenette (in the studios) and access to free laundry facilities. For 1BR and larger there is a fully equipped kitchen, whirlpool tub and washer/dryer ensuite.
Purchasing DVC is a long term commitment to WDW vacations - although to date, the resale market has been solid, thanks in part to Disney's having FROR. This means that if you decided to sell at some point, it probably won't be a problem.
AKV is under construction until some time in 2009. They have only just started work on the new building (Kidani Village), so nobody really knows what it is going to be like - the plans and drawings I have seen make it seem very nice. At this point, only Jambo House is open - it is a very limited number of villas that are the result of renovating/reconstruction rooms on the 5th and 6th floors of AKL. Due to the limited number of villas right now, it is difficult to get reservations at peak times. Once Kidani Village opens, there should not be as many problems - although it is always wise to book your DVC vacations as early as possible, if you plan to travel at peak holiday times. I haven't stayed at AKV yet, but I have stayed at AKL, and it is a gorgeous resort.
Good luck with your decision.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:11 AM   #165
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Hi All you DVC'ers! We have been thinking about DVC since we have been twice in the last year. There seems to be so many factors that make our decision. Plus there seems to be different incentives they offer during the year. Please give me your reasons for buying. I have just noticed a post that says people are having a hard time booking for Christmas at AKV which is where we would like to buy. We would travel with our DD4.5 and DS2 mostly during holiday times and every two to three years. HELP
We bought because we knew after our first trip as a family we would be going back every few years, and this seemed to match our vacation style (we like to go for at least a week and like lots of space with the kids). We have been back twice since buying our 100 pt contract at Old Key West (which we bought through the Timeshare Store) and have another trip planned for this summer. I can point you to a couple threads on the Canadian Board that might be useful for your decision making:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1386914

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1255431

Besides using points at Disney, we have also used our points to stay in a 1 bedroom condo in Keystone, Colorado. I have to say, we have been able to squeeze a lot of use out of our 100 points, both at WDW and outside of it .

As for booking issues at AKV, that has more to do with the number of units actually available to book at this time than anything else.

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