DVC at Animal Kingdom

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by BellaBuggy, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. BellaBuggy

    BellaBuggy Mouseketeer

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    Does anyone know when the DVC villas at AKL are expected to be completed?

    We are, I think, ready to purchase and intended to take advantage of the F&F promotion. I haven't been on here in quite a while, and now I read that AK is coming up. I think that is a location that would appeal to our family more than SSR, but unsure if it makes better financial sense to wait for that and buy at an unknown cost, or just do the F&F at SSR right now and use points for a trip this fall. We generally go to WDW once or twice a year, more if we can swing it. It's wasting money to not have done this sooner, so part of me hates to put this off yet again, but I don't know because of location...

    Any and all input is welcome! TIA!
     
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  3. spiceycat

    spiceycat <font color=blue>Own at BWV, VWL and BLT<br><font

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    well you could just get the 150 points with DVC - then wait and add on with AKV.

    or you could go resale. (don't have to buy as many points - resale) - Disney doesn't care where you brought - a member is a member.
     
  4. phorsenuf

    phorsenuf Not so New Rule author

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    We bought at SSR last year under the same promotion. So far I've been able to book other resorts, some with just a few weeks notice.
    I'm in the camp of buy where you don't mind staying.
    For me personally, I'd rather save the money and buy in now and than later try to book at AKV or like spicey said, do a small add-on.

    PM me if you need a guides name or referral.
     
  5. CarolA

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    Heck no one really knows when they are actually going to start building!

    Not sure what to tell you. Good luck!
     
  6. BUDDYBEAR

    BUDDYBEAR DIS Veteran

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    WE LOVE SSR AND AKL SO I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO TELL YOU :love:
    WE JUST LOVE DISNEY :banana: :banana:
     
  7. burnsoc

    burnsoc Do you have your exit buddy?

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    I say buy now. VAKL will be a large resort, so I don't believe you'll have much trouble at the 7 month mark. You will get more value out of your membership by using it for your upcoming trip and paying less per point. As stated by a poster above, you can always do an add on later. Having several smaller contracts is also good if you need to sell. Good Luck with your decision!:woohoo:
     
  8. MemoryMakers2669

    MemoryMakers2669 <font color=green>Would rather have a sippy tag th

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    They say VAK will be ready for booking, in the existing hotel, this fall. Do we know yet when we can start booking that, etc?
     
  9. CarolMN

    CarolMN DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

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    No official word so far.
     
  10. alldiz

    alldiz DIS Veteran

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    wow....it's almost 7 months from fall...
    i hope we hear something soon
    kerri
     
  11. NEMO93

    NEMO93 Earning My Ears

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    I can't wait till the official announcement. JP
     
  12. Darkside

    Darkside Mouseketeer

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    Buy now, prices just keep going up.
     
  13. sap1227

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    Heather, is that you?????? If it is-you guys are PERFECT for DVC!!!!! Good luck with deciding what to do!

    Christy
     
  14. aclov

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    I'm curious to know what the point chart will look like. Anyone have a clue?

    :confused3
     
  15. byoung

    byoung <font color=coral>You are keeping us alive<br><br>

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    Same as BCV and VWL and BWV (except standard.) I would think.
     
  16. CarolMN

    CarolMN DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

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    FWIW, I think the point charts will be higher than that. If it is true that the rooms will have higher occupancy limits than the existing resorts, it makes sense to me that the cost will also be more. Hope I'm worong and you are right, though, LOL.
     
  17. MemoryMakers2669

    MemoryMakers2669 <font color=green>Would rather have a sippy tag th

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    I would hope that standard views won't be much more, perhaps a point or two each night. But Savannah views are going to have to cost for sure! Except Boardwalk, none of the others really have a view do they? Besides woods, courtyards....which aren't that great compared to a Savannah view!
     
  18. PamperedDawn

    PamperedDawn Earning My Ears

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    We just purchased DVC at SSR.. We decided it is a much better deal now than it will be if we wait for Animal Kingdom to open up.. They have already pushed the date back so who knows when they are going to open up. Plus right now you can save $15 a point if you are referred.:woohoo:
     
  19. byoung

    byoung <font color=coral>You are keeping us alive<br><br>

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    If this is the case I will agree with you.
     

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