An easy OKW question

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  1. DizGirl20

    DizGirl20 DIS Veteran

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    We just bought at AKV but I'm already thinking about our next contract. We stayed at OKW last year and absolutely loved it. My question is this:

    Are there any times of year that OKW is difficult to book? It seems like it is such a large resort, I am wondering if I would ever run into problems at 7 months out if we bought elsewhere? Crazy as it sounds, it is a toss-up b/w OKW and BLT and I am thinking BLT would be harder to book than OKW at 7 months.

    Thanks so much! :goodvibes
     
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  3. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

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    OKW and SSR are usually open at 7 months anytime.

    If you buy OKW resale, be sure to check the expiration date. Original contracts expire in 2042, extended contracts in 2057.
     
  4. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

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    GV's usually are hard to get for members who own elsewhere. They are the cheapest GVs of all and everyone wants one.
     
  5. DizGirl20

    DizGirl20 DIS Veteran

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    Thank you!

    How many GV's are there at OKW?
     
  6. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

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    I'm going on my memory here and that's not all that good, but I think maybe 26?
     
  7. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

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    Almost right! There are 27.
     
  8. Michael623

    Michael623 WDW 40 trips, DL 10 trips, DLP 2 trips, Currently

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    I booked a studio for Mother's Day weekend last year in late February and had to waitlist for the Monday and it actually came through the day before we left. If you can book at 7 months you are fine in fact many times you'll be fine well within 7 months but not always. Edited to mention that the OKW contracts on the resale market are a huge bargain. I personally feel that the BLT points are grossly overpriced but I don't care for BLT and I love OKW so I'm a bit biased.
     
  9. AJKMOM

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    I agree with you.
     
  10. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

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    :thumbsup2 Yes, that's my feeling as well.
     
  11. gray52

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    Something to think about when deciding where purchase... if you typically go with a studio, remember that at BLT only 10% of the studios are standard view, so booking very early will be a must to get those lower point totals. Whereas 70% are lake view, so you might need more points than you think if you're not planning 11 mo's out. OKW = all the same points.:) I own OKW, and yes, I'm biased.
     
  12. DizGirl20

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    GREAT POINT - WOW! - THANKS SO MUCH EVERYONE :thumbsup2
     

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