Pre-Trip Report - 38 days to go before our split stay at BLT and BWV in a two bedroom suite. Annual Dues vs. Hotel cost My biggest roadblock to buying DVC were the annual dues. When used to get a room for $99 at Downtown Disney, I figured I could almost get a room for the cost of annual dues. With the opening of the brand new Art of Animation, I was curious of the cost for the suites. Being a family of five, one studio room has always been a challenge. We stayed at CB and Port Orleans and they have a small pull out extra bed. It's not the greatest but it worked when our kids were small. Art of Animation Suite for our week I just checked the cost of Art of Animation for our 8 nights in June without the meal plan and it's $5,372.45. In addition, since Art of Animation is further away, we'd deal with buses every day. With our 2 bedroom suite at BLT and BWV, we'll have 8 friends and family. I love this option. DVC By The Numbers In the end, our DVC purchase was not about the numbers. We worked the numbers. The numbers made my head swim. Bottom line was that we made a decision to enjoy WDW the best way for a many times as we could. We've made it a priority in our life. The one thing in this world for us. We actually enjoy it year round by talking about it all the time. Does the opening of Art of Animation make you wonder about your DVC purchase?