Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Vacation Club > DVC Resorts
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-05-2012, 09:51 AM   #31
DIS Veteran
Kidanifan08's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,720


Love: the serenity of the savanna after a few hours at the parks. Also we love Sanaa!

Dislike: walking through the lobby and driveway to get to the Kidani pool. Also don't like walking through the restaurant waiting area at Jambo to get to the pool.
POP 2004, POR Oct '08, SSR Jan '09 (first DVC trip!), AKV-K June '09, ASM Oct '09, CBR Jan '10, AKV-K Dec '10, CSR Feb '11, OKW Aug '11, Kidani/BLT Oct '11, BWV/GF Mar '12, Jambo-CL/BLT May/June '12, Kidani Dec '12, BWV Apr '13, BLT/Kidani July '13, Jambo-CL Apr '14, BCV/Kidani July '14, BWV/GF Oct '14, Jambo Dec '14, Yacht Club Feb '15, Jambo-CL July '15

Kidanifan08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 09:54 AM   #32
Simba's Mom
everything went to "H*** in a handbasket
Keep me off the high horses!
Suffers from theme park dyslexia
Simba's Mom's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Harlingen, TX, USA
Posts: 25,136

We have 3 home resorts-BCV, OKW, and HHI.

love the sandy area by the pool
hate that they took the gelato area out of the bakery, especially miss the pistachio

love the individual buildings and parking, the "home" feel
hate that the buildongs don't all have elevators

love the marsh views
hate that Tide Me Over doesn't have more offerings.
Simba's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-05-2012, 10:39 AM   #33
I've gone over to the Silly Symphony Swings to "spin dry."
wbl2745's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Provo, Utah
Posts: 581

VGC is underrepresented here!

We love the proximity to the parks. Ride Grizzly River Rapids a couple of times, get soaked, and go back to the room in 5 minutes to change. Throw everything in the dryer. Or a 10 minute walk to the room at the end of a long day.

There isn't really much to hate, but it is annoying that there isn't any VGC themed merchandise, just generic DVC stuff.

DVC Member since February 24, 2010
wbl2745 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #34

DIS Veteran
SamSam's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Kansas
Posts: 7,006

Originally Posted by Kidanifan08 View Post

Love: the serenity of the savanna after a few hours at the parks. Also we love Sanaa!

Dislike: walking through the lobby and driveway to get to the Kidani pool. Also don't like walking through the restaurant waiting area at Jambo to get to the pool.
When I walk to the pool, I go down to the parking garage and walk to the pool area so that I don't have to go through the lobby.
SamSam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #35
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: CT
Posts: 682

Have been OKW members since '92:

The fact my children have grown up there and still think of it as "home".

The renovation that made it look like Old Key West Beach Club.

DVC '92
'74, '75, '76, '77, '79, '80, '83 (hunnymoon), '85, '90, '91 off-site
'92 DVC, '93 DVC (2) , '94 DVC (3) , '96 OKW (3), VB ,
'97 OKW (2), VB , '98 OKW(2), VB
'99 WL, OKW(2) , '00 OKW (2), Magic, VB
'01 DLR (DH), VWL, BWV, Magic
’02 OKW, DLR (DH), Magic (11/30 - NOT), CS , '03 OKW, Magic (11/8), VWL,
'04 CS, OKW (2), '05 OKW, '06 SSR, OKW , '07 VWL, OKW (3), VB
'08 DLR (GC), OKW, '09 SSR, BLT,OKW(3)
'10 AKV, BLT (DD wedding) , '11 OKW, SSR, BLT , '12 VGC, FW, BLT, '13 BLT
mac_tlc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 11:36 AM   #36
I do pat them out on a floured surface
I always think I may find paper /stickers etc
amyy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: maine
Posts: 2,084

Love the laid back atmosphere at Kidani, sit in front of the fireplace, talking with the CM, watching the animals etc.

I dislike the negative reviews. I understand to each their own but sometimes people get almost mean about it instead of just saying it wasn't for them.
amyy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 12:11 PM   #37
We're eating brussel sprouts & asparagus on the budget board
(pulling up a chair) I like drunk & happy better...
LSchrow's Avatar
Join Date: May 2000
Location: no longer tagless on Long Island
Posts: 4,926

BWV - so much that we love (BW view, BW activities, quiet walks, 2 parks nearby, community hall, ice cream/bakery, restaurants, etc). i guess the only things that we aren't fans of is the multiple bus stops to the parks (not hate, just a minor annoyance), and the crowds that come to visit and are not respectful of the resort (tossing garbage about, tearing up the lawn, etc).

BCV - least favorite thing is the constant noise and bustle, in the lobby and hallways, at SAB. most favorite is seeing it in all its beauty and glory (sans noise) from my BW view.....we also love gazing at the BW from the BC beach (very late, when it's quiet).

SSR - love the way it feels.....like a quiet country upstate, quiet pools are actually quiet, that wonderful walkway to DTD.
i guess it would be better if there was a regular park within walking distance, but that would probably destroy the things i already love about the resort
laurie °o°
05/12-05/22/2015 BWV because home is where the BWVs are...
LSchrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 12:22 PM   #38
DIS Veteran
travelbug's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Posts: 4,316

2 home resorts:

BWV - love the leveled point values so I can make those points stretch
don't love having only one elevator for such a huge place

BCV - love the location
can't think of anything I don't love
2001 - Apr.-OKW; 2002 - Mar.-Mauna Lani; Dec.-BWV
2003 - Jan.-BCV; Feb.-BCV; Dec.-BWV & Dolphin
2004 - Feb.-BCV; Apr.-BWV & Swan
2005 - Feb.-BCV & POFQ; Mar.-BWV & SSR
2006 - Feb.-BWV & ASMo; Apr.-BCV; Nov.-BCV
2007 - Feb.-BCV; Apr.-Grand Cayman (DVC pts.)
2008 - Jan.-BCV; Dec.-BWV; 2009 - Apr.-SSR
2010 - Feb.-BCV; Apr.-Cabo San Lucas (DVC pts.), Dec.-BWV
2012 - Feb.-AKV; Apr.-BWV; Dec.-BWV & BCV
2013 - June-Aulani; 2014 - Jan.-BWV
2015 - Jan.-BCV & BWV
travelbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 01:23 PM   #39
Always happy at Disney

jekjones1558's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: MN
Posts: 8,234

BWV: Love the BW view and walking to 2 parks. Dislike those BW view balconies with the solid wall instead of slats.

OKW: Love the size of the 1 bedrooms and the balconies and parking outside the unit. Dislike not being connected to a park.
I'm an OL Groupie!Oct., 2014
jekjones1558 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 02:12 PM   #40
DIS Veteran
staceymay00's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 627


Love parking in front of our villa, the spacious living/kitchen area, having a decent sized dining table, large verandahs - sorry, could not pick just one!

This isn't too big of a deal to me, but I wish the resort had been designed so that the main road with bus traffic went around the perimeter of the resort instead of through the resort.
staceymay00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 03:28 PM   #41
Murron's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mid Hudson Valley NY
Posts: 395

BWV: Love everything. Even the one elevator and long halls. Love watching the Boardwalk after a long day in the parks and smelling the aroma of all the restaurants...esp Big River Grille. Love people watching. Watching the fireworks every night. Walking to Epcot. Love BWV!! This is my favorite resort.

AKV: Love sitting on the patio watching the animals.....just the whole feel of the place is wonderful. Cast Members there are exceptional. Don't like the hot walk to Jambo.

SSR: Love that we can walk to DTD. Love the quiet pool at Congress Park. Don't like the motel motif. Will probably sell this one at some point in time.

Vero Beach: Laid back, beautiful, great beach and pool...good place to recoup.

For all of the above -- hate the bus system and rent a car every time.
Murron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 03:57 PM   #42
Deb & Bill
DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
Deb & Bill's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 45,006

OKW - love the exterior colors; hate nothing

VWL - love the theming; hate nothing
Deb - DVC Member since '97
OKW and VWL Homes

Stop the madness. No more DVC construction.
Bring back Vacation Magic. Dump Disney Files!
Stopped drinking the Kool-aid long ago.
Deb & Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 05:01 PM   #43
DIS Veteran
LisaS's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: MA & AKV/BWV/VWL
Posts: 10,323

AKV: Love watching the animals, feeling like I've been transported to Africa and being able to walk to three of my favorite WDW restaurants (Boma, Sanaa, Jiko).
Dislike: In Kidani (not sure if Jambo has this problem): Having to find a place to stash the sticky high chair during our stay. They eliminated the separate washer/dryer closet that BWV, VWL, etc have and put the washer/dryer in the front entry way closet instead. But they made that closet too small to hold everything else that is normally stored there. The sticky high chair ended up in the master closet which is also too small given that it has a large pedestal safe in it. (I do like that big safe, just wish the closet was bigger.)

BWV: Love being able to walk to Epcot and getting either a beautiful BW view or saving points with a SV. Love having all that closet space!
Dislike: How long it takes to get somewhere by bus.

VWL: Love the theming and going to MK by boat.
Dislike: I wish more of the rooms had at least a partial view of the lake.
LisaS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #44
Own at BWV, VWL and BLT
It happens every night on the Bay Lake side
spiceycat's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: birmingham, Al
Posts: 36,927

blt - love being able to walk to the MK - that is not really resort so TOWL
blt - hate - the small pool

bwv - hate having to go outside to get
bwv - love the community pool, love being able to walk (or boat) to both Epcot and Studios- although Epcot generally wins

vwl - love the atmosphere and lobbies (vwl and wl)
vwl - the service area view
Pat J

spiceycat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #45
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt
taaren's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,856


Love the location. Can't beat being able to walk into the parks in <5 minutes.

Don't hate it, but find it annoying that is sooo small, they did not build enough units. At 8 months for summer (mid-June), I switched a reservation and had to wait list for one of the nights. They need to add more! Also lack of ME.
DLR: BW Raffles, Marriott FFI, Hilton Anaheim, BW PPI, Marriott ResInn GG, Anaheim Marriott, VGC, DLH. Cruises: Wonder Repo 9/20/11, Pixar CA Coast 10/7/12, Dream 12/6/12. Aulani mini-TR w/ view and food pix. Dec 2012 PTR/TR of DLR vets taking on the World! New P/TR of 2013 Bi-Coastal Disney-ing.
taaren is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

DVC-Resales.com | 1-800-550-6493 (Contact The Timeshare Store) | DVC Resale Listings

facebooktwittergoogle plus youtube itunesDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: