Favorites on each DVC resort?

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by dizneeluvr, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. dizneeluvr

    dizneeluvr Mystery Writer

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    As a relatively new DVC member, we have only had the pleasure of staying at our home resort--VWL. I was wondering what everyone's top 3 or 4 favorite things are about each of the DVC properties you've tried.

    For me, my 4 favorite things about VWL are:

    1) proximity to the magic kingdom and being on the lagoon

    2) Quiet

    3) Surrey bikes and the biking trail to the campground

    4) Theming

    Who's next?

    Laura
     
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  3. SCDizneyDawn

    SCDizneyDawn DIS Veteran

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    My home resort is the Boardwalk.

    My favorite things are:

    1. Jellyrolls

    2. Walking distance to MGM and Epcot.

    3. the views and the hustle & bustle on the Boardwalk (which is part of the view!)

    4. the slide at the pool.
     
  4. Richyams

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    OKW

    Size of the units.

    Parking right out front

    Grand Villa point schedule

    Fourth full bath in the OKW Grand Villa.

    Oh yeah, OKW is thought by many to be the only TRUE DVC resort...
     
  5. chris1gill

    chris1gill <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/index.

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    Hmmm, this is a hard one!

    VWL
    Beautiful, peaceful grounds
    Taking a Surrey Bike over to FW's petting zoo
    Taking a boat on the lake
    Interior theming, very nice!

    BWV
    Location, Location, Location!!!
    Love the pool
    Love the light, bright rooms
    The "hotel" feel of it (upgraded hotel amenities)
    Community Hall is great!

    OKW
    The Porch, very nice!
    Renting a boat to go up & down the canal
    Nice sized units

    HHI
    Great Theming (colors & furnishings are delightful)
    The units are layed out a little differently & we really like the feel of it (separate little mud room area & seating area & a bit larger than BWV's)
    Resort activities are numerous for both adults & children


    Haven't been to BCV's or Vero, so can't comment on those!
     
  6. wdwsos

    wdwsos DIS Veteran

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    OKW
    Coffee on the balcony
    Size of the units
    Pontoon boat to DD
    The Grand Villa!!

    BWV
    Coffee on the balcony
    Walkway to MGM
    Jellyrolls
    Leisurely strolling back to my room after Illuminations

    VWL
    Coffee on the balcony (do you sense a pattern here?) :)
    Playing checkers in the lobby
    Refillable mugs and Roaring Forks
    Christmas decorations
     
  7. KathyR

    KathyR <font color=blue>Happy DVC Member-BWV & VWL<font c

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    BWV-
    1)Location
    2)Decor
    3)2 point structures
    4)People watching
    5)Sitting areas

    OKW-
    1)Size of units
    2)Size of balconey
    3)Quiet nature
    4)Proximity to DTD

    HHI-
    1)Location! (breathtaking)
    2)Quiet nature
    3)Decor
    4)Walking paths
     
  8. Basser

    Basser WDW would make a great retirement community.

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    OKW(There's no place like home)

    1. A great place to relax after a day at the parks.
    2. Size of units.
    3. Morning coffee on the porch.
    4. Boat to DD.
    5. Pina Coladas by the pool.
     
  9. Deb & Bill

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

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    OKW (our first home) -
    Parking right outside the room
    Porches
    Quiet at night
    Boat to DD
    BIG!!

    BWV - right near all the action
    Spoodles take out window
    Boardwalk Bakery
    Walking to Epcot
    The Gazebo near the lagoon (last few times they have had weddings there while we were there)

    VB - the Ocean
    Watching the sunrise on the ocean
    Big rockers on the porch
    Not so giant, comfortable size
    Warm summer rains sitting on the porch
    Inn rooms

    VWL (our second home) - feeling you are in Yellowstone
    Geyser pool
    Boat to MK
    Iron Spike Room

    BCV (our newest home) -
    BC/YC (we have always wanted to stay here)
    SAB
    Close to the action
    Beaches and Cream
    Used to be Yacht Club Galley (boo hoo)

    Haven't been to HH yet. Maybe soon.
     
  10. ncligs

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    OKW has many advantages....;)
    1.Easiest to make ressies.....
    2.Size of the units
    3.Parking next to your room
    4.Points are the lowest of all DVC
    5.Dues are the lowest of all DVC
    6.GV"s are unbelievable.........
    7.Boat ride to DD......
    8.Morning coffee on the large balcony's
    9.There are many more, but I am already over the limit:D :D

    HH
    1.Location
    2.Restraunts
    3. Bike paths
    4.Theming

    VB

    Going in June for 1st time...will find out;)
     
  11. eva

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    OKW
    1. Size, decor, and layout of rooms
    2. The balcony (with coffee or glass of wine)
    3. Relaxing atmosphere
    4. Larger jacuzzi tub

    BWV
    1. Location to Epcot and MGM
    2. Location for pool hopping to SAB
    3. Quiet pool
    4. Jellyrolls and night-time entertainment

    Vero
    1. The beach
    2. Pool area and activities
    3. Relaxing atmosphere
    4. The CMs (they are the best IMHO)
     
  12. NancyDVC

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    OKW (ah home)
    1) The size of the units
    2) The neighborhood feeling- everyone says hello/waves, guests, members, CMs-both resort CMs and other CMs
    3) The quiet relaxed atmosphere
    4) The balcony
    5) The size of the units
    6) The Trumbo ferry to DD
    7) The CMs
    8) The "I've really come home" feeling
    9) The 'wildlife'-ducks, birds, bunnies
    10)The size of the units
    (Can you tell that I really like to spread out when I'm "home" at OKW?)
     
  13. Peterd

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    "Oh yeah, OKW is thought by many to be the only TRUE DVC resort",

    I'm just curious, I see this a lot on the boards by the older key westers. Does this mean that you wish that Okw should stand alone, and not be part of the other DVC resorts? If that's how you really feel, that's ok with us. Call us DVC 2 or something, and we'll charge you a small fee if you want to trade in, like RCI.:rolleyes:

    You keep mentioning the TRUE DVC resort for a reason. I just wanted to know why.
     
  14. Richyams

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    I think I am the only one that uses "Many feel it is the only 'true' DVC resort".

    I have never seen anyone else use it.

    Who else have you seen use it?

    Once we get that figured out, I will give the etymology of the phrase.
     
  15. cswans

    cswans Earning My Ears

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    OKW
    1) Pooh character Breakfast-long meet & greets
    2) the seashells in the sidewalks
    3) the landscaping/flora and fauna
    4) the peace and quiet
     
  16. Regina

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    OKW ~
    1. Spaciousness
    2. Relaxing atmosphere
    3. Bus service that is not shared with other resorts (Remember the early days with those trips through the Treehouses/Fairway Villas?)
    4. Theming

    VWL ~
    1. Theming
    2. Roaring Forks
    3. Being on the lagoon/Electric Water Pageant
    4. Elevators!:D

    For any DVC Resort ~
    1. Knowing that you own a piece of the magic
    2. Being able to treat friends/family to fabulous vacations
    :)
     
  17. CaptainMidnight

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    In my opinion, it's to try to bait posters into an aurgument, (why that is supposedly enjoyable, I don't know.) It's really nonsense.

    Each resort has it's advantages, and the person who started this thread had a wonderful idea in doing so, to post the positives people see in their home resort ownership.

    Vero -
    Relaxing, calm, non-touresty area
    Nice size rooms
    Oceanfront
    Activities
    Great pool area
    Can walk to icecream shop in next door public beach

    Beach Club -
    Newest rooms with some upgrades
    Great location
    Nice internal spaces for that midafternoon rain
    SAB, close quiet pools
    Beach area, beautiful at night
    Walking distance to tons of restaraunts and Jellyrolls near crecent lake
    Boats to MGM
    Hotel like?
     
  18. yesdisneyfool

    yesdisneyfool <font color=blue>I won't grow up!<br><font color=r

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    OKW

    1)The neighborhood feeling
    2)Quiet time on the porch
    3)Open Space (in the rooms and the grounds)
    4)CM's - the best
    5)Proximity to Downtown Area
    6)Yes, the Bus (no stopping at other resorts)
    7)Surrey bikes and boat rides.
     

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