(Note: there was a first version of this post with bad data for BLT studios in the Oct-Nov time frame. It has since been corrected.) This is part 27 of a gazillion-part series entitled "Don Munsil: Obsessive or Crazy?" Lots of people have noticed that the peak and value seasons for DVC and cash rooms are sort of roughly aligned but not exactly, with some surprising overlaps, including a few days a year where it's near-highest for cash and near-lowest for DVC points. It's not completely obvious, but the ratios between lowest and highest price are also different between cash and points, and these numbers vary somewhat between resorts. And, of course, certain rooms are better values in points (Studios) and some are worse (1 Bedrooms). So I built a spreadsheet that consumes the point charts for a resort and the cash rack rates and generates a point and cash price for all 365 days of the year. Because there is a weekday/weekend distinction for points and no similar distinction for cash rates (at least for DVC rooms), I averaged a whole week of points and cash to get each data point. So the price given is the average cash value per point for a one-week stay. Even I, math nut that I am, was unwilling to do all the resorts, so I picked two at roughly opposite ends of the price (and desirability) spectrum: Bay Lake Tower and Saratoga Springs. For BLT, I used Theme Park View rooms. An obvious thing to do would be to factor in some kind of discount from rack rate, but if you look at MouseSavers historical discounts page, you can get a feel for what discounts were available at different times and mentally adjust the graph. The tricky part of factoring in room discounts is that the discounts aren't always available, they aren't available for all rooms when they are available, and they vary from resort to resort. But I'll maybe try. Later. Some things to note: - The graphs are pretty similar, but not exactly the same. The peaks and troughs are slightly deeper in some cases and not as deep in others. For example, the graph for studios between mid-October to mid-November is pretty different for BLT and SSR. - Grand Villas are more expensive per point than 2-bedrooms in most of fall and winter, and cheaper per point than 2-bedrooms in spring and summer. - 1-bedrooms at BLT are under $14/point for a large chunk of the year, and dip down to $12 for a few periods. Before you rent points for a 1 bedroom, check the rack rates. I also wanted to share the average price per point for each room type, for those who just want a single number. These were calculated by adding up all 365 nights for each room and dividing total cash value by total point cost. BLT (Theme Park View): - Studio: $22.90 - 1 Bedroom: $14.12 - 2 Bedroom: $16.44 - Grand Villa: $16.26 SSR: - Studio: $23.15 - 1 Bedroom: $15.70 - 2 Bedroom: $17.64 - Grand Villa: $17.31 I'm sure people will notice other things. I present the graphs for your amusement. Enjoy.