boardwalk offer from from disney

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  1. Theaberdeenkid

    Theaberdeenkid Mouseketeer

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    We have stayed at WDW before by renting points. We thought we would like to buy our own and contacted dvc to see what's available and pricing.
    We were offered 100 points at Boardwalk for $11,500 with a yearly $552 maintenance fee. The pricing seems about the going rate from Disney. We were thinking of picking up additional points through resales.
    Does anyone have any comments about our home being Boardwalk, pricing or buying additional points that way.
     
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  3. Deb & Bill

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

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    Do you like the BWV? Is that where you rented? When we bought, we had the choice of OKW, BWV, HHI and VB. We bought OKW because we liked the way it looked and that is was away from the action. Gives us a chance to recharge our batteries before we head to the parks.

    BWV is one of our least favorite resorts. We think it's too busy. We hate the parking situation there. And we're not fond of the bus sharing with BWI, S/D, YC, BC and BCV. But it is walking distance to Epcot and DHS. None of the two bedroom villas are dedicated if that could be a problem.
     
  4. MEK

    MEK DIS Veteran

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    I love BWV. It's a great resort. I can't comment on the price since I bought both of my contracts through resale.
     
  5. dvcterry

    dvcterry DIS Veteran

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    We own and like Boardwalk. If you are down there and can take a look around some of the other resorts you may start to like them too. Each one is different with its theme and you never know you might find you like one over another. Good luck with what you choose.
     
  6. Theaberdeenkid

    Theaberdeenkid Mouseketeer

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    We have never stayed there, the last place we stayed was Kidani. It was great but too far from everything. We would rather be "in the middle" of things. Nothing you mentioned though would be a deal breaker for us.
    thanks so much for the comments
     
  7. ToddyLu

    ToddyLu Welcome aboard explorers- I love Mr. Ray

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    :) You definitely need to own there if you intend to spend time at F&W in the future since the Epcot resorts are so popular then...just like owning at Wilderness Lodge if you like going Christmas week, the Lodge decorations are wonderful and the vibe just screams "Christmas!!". We love AKV because it is away from everything, has a dark decor with inside hallways (more hotel like). If you like staying in concierge level rooms or want to save points (with value rooms), AKV is good for that.

    I scored two value studios for 11/1/13-11/9/13 at Jambo. My total point use was 162. Not bad for two deluxe studios on property. So that is a "perk" kinda of owning there...if I can get the point cheap rooms I can go more often. :yay:

    There is a sticky on picking a home resort, understanding UY, etc.
     
  8. ToddyLu

    ToddyLu Welcome aboard explorers- I love Mr. Ray

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    :scared: If I were remotely afraid of clowns I could not stay at BWV.....have you seen the Clown Pool at night!! :scratchin
     
  9. Caren90

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    We find Boardwalk to be the best resort for our family. We were able to come to this conclusion after many visits to different resorts.
    Stephen
     
  10. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    What if I told you that you could buy the 100 points for $6,700 plus closing costs?

    BTW the dues or maintenance fee increases each year.

    :earsboy: Bill
     
  11. browniemtb

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    Agree with some of the posters here....BWV is my families favorite. We bought sight unseen and have been in love with the resort ever since our first stay. Kids love the walks to Epcot and DHS...or boat. They also love the street performers on the Boardwalk during the evenings. I think all the DVC resorts have their own charm but our main criteria was having the ability to walk to a park...with BWV you can walk to 2 parks.
     
  12. bookwormde

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    If you want to use your points at disney only not sure why you would pay 2x the price of resale.
     
  13. jocin3

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    We love BWV. Just returned from a trip this past weekend. The ability to walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios is a great perk. We purchased our first contract resale last year and are now in the middle of closing on our second:yay:
    Good luck with your decision!
     
  14. drusba

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    BWV via resale market is a lot cheaper per point than what Disney is selling and you should consider the resale market. Biggest downside of BWV is the same one that currently exists for VWL and BCV at WDW. Their end date is January 31, 2042. The others at WDW range from 2054 to 2060. Second biggest downside is that its bus system is one of the worst, sharing with Swan and Dolphin and often also with YC and BC and all too often the bus you want takes a long time to show up. Fortunately you don't take a bus to Epcot or Studios. Otherwise BWV wins on many levels because of its location.

    Particularly if you want to be able to reserve boardwalk or standard view, you should own at BWV because you need the 11 month booking window for those many times of year.
     
  15. rusafee1183

    rusafee1183 DVC Owner Since 2012!

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    You can definitely pay less with resale, but if you are only looking for 100 points or less those contracts go fast! We have been trying to add on at the BWV/BCV for a little while and as soon as I see a contract and contact someone it has been snatched up!

    But, I also have to find the same UY as what I have now, so it makes it a little more difficult. If you're not particular about UY, then it will probably get a lot easier! :cool1:

    The positive for you is that you can actually get more than 100 points (if you think you will use them and the MF's will be worth it to you) and it will still cost you less upfront. :goodvibes
     
  16. Theaberdeenkid

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    Yes that is a good point, my DW and I discussed it and we would use the points other than at Disney.

    We are considering buying more points resale for strictly Disney use.
     
  17. Lynne M

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    If you're thinking that buying direct protects you from losing the ability to use points outside of DVC resorts, that's not the case.

    Your contract gives you the right to reserve stays at your home resort, subject to availability, for the duration of your contract. Anything and everything else is subject to change, whether you buy direct or resale. Disney has chosen to remove access to ABD, DCL and the Disney Collection for resale buyers, but there's nothing to prevent them from doing the same for direct buyers. Or, ABD, DCL, or Disney Collection resorts from limiting or ending the use of DVC points for bookings.

    You can certainly argue the likelihood of DVC putting any of those limitations on direct buyers, but just be aware that there's nothing in the contract preventing them from doing it.
     
  18. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    In addition uses outside of the DVC resorts often have limited availability and the equivalent cost is higher than paying cash. DCL was blacked out for DVC point users for almost a year. IMO DVC is at the bottom of the totem pole and is only offered availability if there are forecasted vacancies.

    :earsboy: Bill
     
  19. chalee94

    chalee94 <font color=green>I thought all sand was ground up

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    some people get confused but to be clear: you CAN buy resale and still trade out through RCI for other timeshares (but you are often trading down so it's not usually a very good value, even if you buy resale.)

    just be aware that trading out of the DVC system (using pts for cruises or non-DVC resorts) is not usually a very good value under any circumstances. i would recommend just buying enough DVC pts for DVC stays (including DVC resorts in hawaii, hilton head and vero beach). look here for current point charts for trading out of DVC:

    http://dvcnews.com/index.php/dvc-program/points-charts/non-dvc-destinations

    you can do the math and decide if that sounds like a good deal to you (don't forget to factor in the $95 fee when you trade out of the DVC system and remember that point charts for trades out of the system - like cruises - are not at all fixed and can vary from year to year).

    of course, there is always the risk that you pay extra to buy direct and wind up in a situation like this one where DVC blocks trades for cruises for the next year or so:

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2537773

    if you have the cash and don't mind paying extra, suit yourself...but remember that if your circumstances change and you need to sell your DVC contract, you will be selling at resale prices whether you originally bought direct or resale.
     
  20. Theaberdeenkid

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    All very true but I can only make a decision with the information that is true for the present; Disney could also someday put in the contract that you need to work a concession stand for one hour during your visit.

    Could they remove ABD, DCL and the Disney Collection from non resale buyers also, absolutely. But then why would ANYONE not buy resale.
     
  21. Missyrose

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    Wow, way to snipe at people who were just trying to help you. Clearly you've made up your mind, so the rest of us shouldn't waste any more time.
     

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