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Old 09-10-2012, 03:44 AM   #1636
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DD had a nightmare and I cannot go back to bed, been thinking about DVC lately , wanted to get some of the dads thoughts on the pros and cons, Norms given me some advice about it, still thinking about it, any thoughts and help would e great
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Morning Guys... Its Monday again. Not looking forward to this week, will be on travel again. Have to give a 1.5 hr speech to a bunch of very senior peers. Not looking forward to it at all.

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:18 AM   #1638
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So, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Academy....ok that probably wont happen, but I would like to quote Mark Twain for my 1000th post.

" I was born humble, but I've mostly grown out of it."

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DD had a nightmare and I cannot go back to bed, been thinking about DVC lately , wanted to get some of the dads thoughts on the pros and cons, Norms given me some advice about it, still thinking about it, any thoughts and help would e great
We bought 4-5 years ago and never regretted it. We committed to going once every 1-2 years and our family was getting big for a standard hotel room (with 3 kids). The suites are amazing and a great way to vacation. At the time, we figured that after 7-8 trips, we'd break even in terms of cost (think of it like a pre-paid vacation rather than a time share). The math has changed a bit now that Disney is offering more suite type options for cheaper costs, but I still think its probably a good deal for new buyers. Good luck!
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We bought 4-5 years ago and never regretted it. We committed to going once every 1-2 years and our family was getting big for a standard hotel room (with 3 kids). The suites are amazing and a great way to vacation. At the time, we figured that after 7-8 trips, we'd break even in terms of cost (think of it like a pre-paid vacation rather than a time share). The math has changed a bit now that Disney is offering more suite type options for cheaper costs, but I still think its probably a good deal for new buyers. Good luck!
Thank you for the info, what I'm trying to determine is if it's a good idea when it's pretty much just me and DD, if I meet a woman with a kid I can see it def being worth it but right now with just me and DD prob for the next few trips not so sure it's fully worth it right now
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:24 AM   #1641
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Morning guys,

Still trying to get used to being at home after all the travels. May just chill a bit. Of course there are bills to pay and I need to get food in the house. Cleaning can wait until tomorrow.

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DD had a nightmare and I cannot go back to bed, been thinking about DVC lately , wanted to get some of the dads thoughts on the pros and cons, Norms given me some advice about it, still thinking about it, any thoughts and help would e great
Sorry to hear about the nightmare. Semi related, saw Monsters Inc. the other day. Still a funny movie.

DVC is not for everyone but it was for us. You are basically buying into pre-paid vacations. Bought in '96 when DD was about two. Have had many vacations and lots of memories over the years. As an example, we would not have gone to Hawaii without DVC. More than worth the money we spent. But we did buy when points were relatively cheap.
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Really? POP is the worst resort we've stayed in. The long, filled to brim bus rides and walk back to room was bad.
Never minded the buses the way they are. Always another one comming if one is full. Only once did we have a substantial wait, at AK, mid-afternoon, but a torrental downpour drove everyone out of the park, so busier then normal for that time.

We've lucked out most times for the walks. Oddly enough, my favorite stay was the furthest walk, way back in the 80's. It was a bit far to go to the main hall, but we just cut across the parking lot to get to the bus.

Obviously, I haven't stayed very many places to compare it to. That's why we are changing it up next year.

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:31 AM   #1643
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Thank you for the info, what I'm trying to determine is if it's a good idea when it's pretty much just me and DD, if I meet a woman with a kid I can see it def being worth it but right now with just me and DD prob for the next few trips not so sure it's fully worth it right now
You do get benefit of just the two of you, plus she gets lower ticket and food prices for the next few years. I agree with Chris - DVC isn't an investment - it is a pre-paid vacation for room only.

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BCV was nice, but I would have preferred BWV this past trip. The studio was bigger than BLT or what I remember of the BWV studio. The condition of the room was not horrible, but could have been better. We had a partial view of Spaceship Earth, and we could watch the fireworks portion of Illuminations from our balcony.

The downside was that we found ourselves wanting to be on the other side of the lake. It was a PITA to walk around and back with the two kids. If we did BCV again I would make a point to avoid going over to the BW side and keep our ADRs on the yacht and beach club side.
I want to try SAB. That's the only reason I want to stay at BCV. Done all the dining options except Beaches n Cream (BCV) & Kouzzina (BWV). We are getting close to where we have tried mist every restaurant once, and are identifying our favorites.

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My path was CBRx2 - pop - SSR. Bought at AKV but yet to stay there.
AKV is nice. We had Kidani, Savanna View, close to the end that is closest to Jambo House. .

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:37 AM   #1644
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would love to own at both of those!! BLT was awesome!! Spoiled us by being able to walk over to MK, or take the monorail to epcot. We hadn't taken the monorail to epcot in a very long time.
Lots of resale contracts there right now. I've been considering adding more points for 1BR stays, but cannot afford it.

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We've never had that problem there. We have had full busses bit had that at every resort we stayed at. I also found the rides to fairly quick. The longest rides we ever had was the one stay at All Star Movies.
We did ASMusic & ASsports and buses were both long and crowded.

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Well she gets off work at 5 so there's a good chance we may run into y'all then too, DD and my mom are planning on staying at the hotel at night checking out the poolside movie so Sunday night it'll just be my friend Alexis and myself
Text me while you're there if you have a chance.

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Now CBR we really didn't like and thought the bus ride just around the resort was terrible. The walking from the room to the main building was much longer than at Pop.
It was a long ride. We stayed near Port Royale, so it was great for us.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:39 AM   #1645
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:43 AM   #1646
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:44 AM   #1647
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All I could help but notice was the fact that the Colts "revamped offensive line" isn't even as good as the old one.

I guess I could say the same for the QB too...

Peyton looked like Peyton last night. I'm happy for him. Go Broncos!
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:11 AM   #1648
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #1649
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Happy Monday Guys!

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Thank you for the info, what I'm trying to determine is if it's a good idea when it's pretty much just me and DD, if I meet a woman with a kid I can see it def being worth it but right now with just me and DD prob for the next few trips not so sure it's fully worth it right now
We bought in 2 years ago, and are happy with it. If you know you will go at least once every 2 years, and you can swing the big upfront payment, it can be a good deal. We basically looked at it as guaranteeing vacations for ourselves for next 50 years...
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