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View Poll Results: 2BR B:T vs THV December
BLT 24 50.00%
THV 24 50.00%
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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THV vs. BLT

Here is my delimina and any thoughts would be great.

First off POINTS AREN'T A CONCERN and I know it all depends on availablity. We will have a car.

We will have 4 adults and 3 kids. We are looking at either THV(SSR owners) or 2BR theme park view BLT Dec 2-8, 2012.

THV give us an extra BR but BLT give us and extra Bathroom.

Ay pros or cons or ones you'd choose? Also, any thoughts on BLT 2BR booking at 7 months beginning of Dec.

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Old 10-30-2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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That's a hard one but I do think the decision is made for you if you don't own at BLT. Last year for that week I was unable to get a 2BR standard right at 11 months when MS opened. I was able to get an MK view on that day and everyone loved it but those were gone long before 7 months.

If there is an option then I'd just go with if I felt like more of a contemporary stay close to MK or for a relaxed room in the woods.
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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I voted for BLT, as nothing beats that location for me - but then I am biased as I own there.
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:48 PM   #4
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Another advantage to BLT that time of year is the monorail loop to see the Christmas decorations at the other resorts if you're into that sort of thing. Also VWL is close by and many rave about their decorations also.
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:01 PM   #5
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okay agree with BLT - my change is to the view - would go for a lake view - one there is definitely more of them so you might get your request - plus ask for even number rooms on north side - high as possible. now not a straight mk view - still a mk view.
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There was only one deciding factor for me - the extra bathroom.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:26 PM   #7
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Does anyone know how many 2br theme park views there are? Is the chance poor that of getting a theme park 2br at 7 months?
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I would also choose BLT for closeness of the action, monorail loop for resort hopping to see Christmas decorations, and the extra bathroom in the morning I think is key with so many adults.

You asked about the view, I'll tell you I put in two waitlists last year for BLT for Christmas week, one for MK view and the other for lake view. The lake view came through for us. So my advise would be to put a waitlist in for each of the views and see which comes through.
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IMO for a Christmas vacation I wouldn't choose either one because neither decorates for Christmas. At BLT you will see the castle change color off in the distance and at SSR you will see undecorated trees because you are surrounded by a wetland.

BWV, BCV, VWL, and AKV all have much better decorations.

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Old 10-31-2011, 12:23 AM   #10
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I didn't vote, how old are the kids? If they are teenage girls go for the extra bathroom, if not depends on if you want to "camp in the woods" or "stay downtown in the thick of things". I've stayed at both and love them both for what they each are.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:31 AM   #11
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I should have mentioned we did stay at thv for 10days and love them. There wi be 2boys(11&15) and girl(16).
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:18 AM   #12
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I should have mentioned we did stay at thv for 10days and love them. There wi be 2boys(11&15) and girl(16).
Since those ages aren't as likely to be interested in the MK, then I'd go for THV and more individual beds.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:49 AM   #13
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The beds in THV are Queen and BLT has a King in the master.

Nothing beats the outdoor decking of a THV for family gatherings and no bugs in December.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:55 AM   #14
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Since I haven't stayed at BLT yet, my vote is the THV! Although I do wish the bed in the master was a king. Oh well, a small price to pay. The Treehouses are AWESOME.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:55 AM   #15
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We absolutely LOVE BLT. Think it's our favorite resort (which, amazing that my wife would say that - she loves the remote earthy feel and look of AKV). BLT is so convenient for everything and we loved the TOTWL.

I get the individual rooms and beds thing at THV, but I still think I'd go for BLT and the extra bathroom.

Book THV at 11 months (since your home resort is SSR). Then, at 7 months try for a dedicated 2 BR at BLT. Waitlist if you can't get it. The dedicated 2 BR will mean a bed for most (assuming 2 of the kids can deal with sharing I guess). Leaving only one person to need a pull out in the living room.

You cannot beat the space and size of the BLT 2BR living room (except at OKW). The layout and huge windows are fabulous.

However, if beds are a concern, I'd stick with THV since you'd have space for all but 1 for sure. However, in either setup, someone is in the living room pull out.

Good luck! We're planning to go the same time of year in 2012. If you stay at BLT maybe we'll run into you!
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