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Old 10-20-2011, 12:40 PM   #496
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Count us in! Members since April 2005 SSR. Bought in with just one child. Now have 4 (Two aged three and under), next trip will have to be a two bedroom probably.

Been six times since purchased and lent out our points to family a few times as well. Has already reached break even.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:22 PM   #497
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I purchased 100 points at Boardwalk Villas in July. Got the good exchange rate at the time. Even managed to convert some money for the next couple of years of maintenance fees.

I got a bonus 100 points when I bought (the seller managed to bank 100 points before it closed ... so they weren't expected but we'll take 'em) so we're staying one night at Grand Californian Villas in February. Gonna try to book Aulani for December but waiting till May is going to be tough. LOL
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:35 PM   #498
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We are DVC newbies as well, bought 480 AKL points while on our Disney Dream cruise in July...and as you can see from my tickers, we are already putting them to good use.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:18 AM   #499
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You can now add us too!
We just bought 150 points at SSR last month and are super excited for our next trip.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:11 PM   #500
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I''ve been reading alot on the subjet lately. We have 5 yo triplets who are now hooked to Disney. to put it in perspective, I was lucky enough to be able to bring them 3 this in the ast year. Will I continue like that every year, absolutely not but we do intend on continuing going every year. We were more then happy to stay at POR but now that baby #4 is on the way, POR will be things of the past as there's no way we can put 6 people in that room even with a playpen. Our options are mainly deluxe or 2 rooms at value. with 4 kids and 2 parents, 2 rooms are not my ideal. Yes Disney tries to give connecting rooms but I don't want to have to worry about that when I go on vacation and a vacation with dh and I in 2 different rooms is not vacation to us so that leaves us with Deluxe.

Maybe someone here can help. We have been tihinking about DVC but I have no idea where to start. As much as we would love AKV, the resort is just too big for us and Bay Tower is so damn expensive. that leave us with little choice. How are the other DVC? How may points would one need to stay for a week either in May or August? How is Boardwalk villas for people with young kids?
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:09 AM   #501
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Another Canuck at BLT

OP:

Please add DW and myself as newest DVC Canadians!!

We bought 160 pts at BLT.

We've been to Disney enough in the last few years to realize that we intend to spend a good amount of money with the mouse over the next fifty. Why not pay it all now, and get it over with??? =)

First DVC trip in January at BLT.

I suppose I need to change my signature now to reflect our DVC-ness.

Standby for that!!

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Old 11-09-2011, 12:31 AM   #502
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Will I continue like that every year, absolutely not but we do intend on continuing going every year. We were more then happy to stay at POR ...Our options are mainly deluxe or 2 rooms at value.

Maybe someone here can help. We have been tihinking about DVC but I have no idea where to start. As much as we would love AKV, the resort is just too big for us and Bay Tower is so damn expensive. that leave us with little choice. How are the other DVC? How may points would one need to stay for a week either in May or August? How is Boardwalk villas for people with young kids?

We just bought a DVC membership to BLT.

Our situation is not so different from yours. While we have no kids....right now....we plan to bring the fam from time to time.

We asked ourselves this: In the next 50 years, do we plan to make Disney part of our annual vacation plans? The answer was yes.....so, how do you figure out where u fit in with DVC then?

Yes all DVCs are deluxe and expensive. However, a deluxe studio at BLT or AKL or SSR is so worth it. Isn't it nice to have the slightly upgraded rooms, with good food service, better outdoor amenities, etc...?

Keep in mind with DVC, your "home resort" only means that which u can book 11 months prior. BLT was more expensive on paper, but has cheaper yearly dues than AKV. Do some math, find out which fits "YOUR" family best.

I've yet to experience my first DVC stay, but I did the excel spreadsheets....the numbers make sense.

More importantly than money.....its Disney......for the next 50 years of your family's life.

How cool is that?

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Old 11-13-2011, 10:55 AM   #503
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Can you please remove Tollerwalker and add Canadian Disney Mom to the list? I created a new user island no longer use the old one. We bought 200 SSR pts direct from Disney in 2005 and 200 SSR pts resale in 2011.

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Old 12-28-2011, 02:59 PM   #504
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Smile Manitoba DVC owners!

Hello,
Any other DVC owners from Manitoba?Our home resort is Bay Lake Tower.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:22 PM   #505
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Any other DVC owners from Manitoba?Our home resort is Bay Lake Tower.
We are BLT people too
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:24 AM   #506
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Any other DVC owners from Manitoba?Our home resort is Bay Lake Tower.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:40 PM   #507
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You can add us also, we bought SSR in 2010 and added AKV in 2011. Who knows what the future holds?? Probably more points
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:27 PM   #508
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Can you please add Canadian Disney Mom and remove Tollerwalker? I recently changed my user name.

We have been members at SSR since 2005 (200pts June UY). We did an add on this summer through resale for SSR (200pts June UY).

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Old 03-14-2012, 10:25 AM   #509
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we are possibly looking at getting DVC points (a friends family is looking at possibly selling theirs) would 160 be enough for a weeks trip? the home resort is Californian, But I really have no clue, I have looked at calculators, but it seems like we will only get a few nights as we need something for 5 ppl.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:57 PM   #510
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I'm looking in to DVC right now and just received the information package today in the mail! I'm just wondering if anybody has ever regretted buying DVC? It's a big decision and a lot of money to fork over. I know that there is a certain grace period where if you regret buying timeshares in the states you can cancel, is there something similar in Canada?
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