Is it just me???

Discussion in 'DVC-Mousecellaneous' started by dianeschlicht, May 29, 2009.

  1. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

    Nov 22, 2000
    I don't mean to be negative, but I just can't get excited about BLT. Not the location, not the decor (although I do like those hidden Mickey's in the carpet and the art work), and not really the views.

    I'm not sure why, but the pictures left me cold, and when I saw the sample units at the sales center, they felt colder than the photos. Now I agree those big windows in the GVs are magnificent, but who wants to see the parking lot and the toaster???? I guess to me it just like any other high rise hotel...NOT what I want on vacation. I thought I might like to do one stay there for the MK view, but after seeing the photos, I doubt it.
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  3. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

    Nov 22, 2000
    I do think the bridge is cool, and the slide looks like it will be one of the best in all of DVC properties. Just trying to find some positive things to say, but I just don't find it appealing.
  4. littlestar

    littlestar DIS Veteran

    Jun 9, 2000
    The point charts are too high for me for a weeks stay. I thought I might add a two day stay sometime, though, after a weeks stay at a Marriott Vacation Club just for easy access for hitting the Magic Kingdom park.
  5. twinklebug

    twinklebug 1200+ miles away from home.

    Mar 25, 2005
    I'm not enthralled by BLT either, however I think I would like to stay there for 1 night, just to see what it's like.

    I think you nailed down why there are a number of us who just don't care for it... it's too much like a high rise hotel. I expect that from Boston, Chicago or NYC, but not Disney. To others I think the prospect of being in such a building is amazing and if the skyline is the MK even better.

    Each to their own.... I love nature. Give me VWL & AKV :D
  6. yasuern

    yasuern <a href="" targ

    Dec 27, 2001
    I am not excited either - but my DD is now14y/o - if she were younger it may have got my attention as it is soo close to the MK.

    We LOVE OKW and BWV - staying our 1st time ar AKV Sav view this summer - more for my DD and Dnephew - but from what I have heard and read everyone LOVES it - very few neg. comments:goodvibes

  7. Slakk

    Slakk House of Mouse Fan

    Feb 12, 2006
    That is what makes DVC so great - there is something for everyone. I know I cannot WAIT for my MK View 1 BR over F&W and MNSSHP.

    I really don't care for the decor inside but the location, view and amenities are unique and exactly what we like. It was a no brainer for us.
  8. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

    Aug 26, 2003
    I had not been excited until I saw the samples. DH are seriously considering an add on. VWL will always be our MK resort of first choice, but the MF are making the decision for us to add on at either AKV (where we already own 140) or BLT, (new to us) very difficult. Add ons haven't been this difficult to decide before.

  9. Disneypirate85

    Disneypirate85 DIS Veteran

    Jan 15, 2008
    I admit it was not excited at all, till I did the tour. Pictures do not do it justice, I really like it, not enough to buy in, (savin the addon for BWV) but I do like it. Shawnpirate:
  10. ssawka

    ssawka DIS Veteran

    Oct 30, 2007
    For us it's all about location and transportation. MK is our favorite park by far, but we never seem to spend enough time in it because of where we've stayed in the past. Now we'll be able to walk to it whenever we want, and actually make it to Rope Drop. :lmao:

    As for the transportation, WDW buses are great, but I do not like spending all day on them. With BLT, we can take the monorail to Epcot and other resorts. Also, when you do want to go elsewhere, you have direct transportation to all resorts via MK's bus depot.

    The only other properties I would consider are BWV or BCV, but I am not such a big fan of Epcot anymore. Don't get me wrong, I like some of the attractions in FW, but I actually miss the more "educational" feel from my youth. Also, I've traveled enough where WS dosen't do much for me, with the exception of the Restaurants. HS and AK I consider 1/2 day parks at the most.

    Maybe my heart will change when DD gets older, but I doubt it because given the opportunity, I would still choose to spend most of my time at MK. It just reminds me so much of my youth.
  11. tjkraz

    tjkraz <img src="

    Feb 4, 2002
    Most of the appeal seems to be the views but I'm not a big "view guy" to begin with. I just don't think it's worth paying so much extra in return for seeing something more appealing out the window. I've had SSR trips with a beautiful view of Downtown Disney and others stays where I was looking at a bus stop. Aside from bragging rights on the DTD view, I can't say that one trip was any more "magical" or memorable than the other. :confused3

    I do like the room design and the resort location is obviously appealing. But the tower itself looks a little stale from the outside, the pool will be in the shade half the day and the rooms are just too darn expensive to want to stay there regularly. No resort is perfect so I guess that's my BLT gripe list. :rotfl:

    All of that said, if I were buying into DVC now I think BLT new and SSR resale are the most attractive options at Walt Disney World. Even if I weren't sold on BLT I'd probably buy there and use my points (with their incredibly low dues!) to stay elsewhere.
  12. Chuck S

    Chuck S DVC Boards Co-Moderator Moderator

    Feb 6, 2000
    I see advantages to the location, the decor I could take or leave. Besides being close to the MK, if someone is using a W/C or ECV the monorails are far easier to load than a bus. The Contemporary was always my favorite cash Disney resort, so I'm sure I'll try to book BLT at some point in the future, but I really don't think it will be more than once or twice, and I don't have any desire to own there. Overall, Kidani has more appeal to me than BLT, but I love my OKW.

    I do see the appeal of the excitement of BLT, and those MK views fom the Contemporary Tower couldn't be beat. I think BLT is a great addition to the DVC system, even though it would have to be a special occasion for me to book a MK view using all those points.
  13. Disney_Villain

    Disney_Villain <a href="" targ

    Nov 9, 2007
    We loved BLT in all aspects, and bought an add-on there. What did we love the most? We found that like AKV, BLT is really something very different from what DVC has done with other resorts. Different in both amenities and theming.

    Here are some of the unique amenities that BLT offered us that made us want to buy it:

    1. Monorail access to our favorite hotel restaurants: Chef Mickey's, The Wave, Ohana & Kona.
    2. The monorail resorts' lounges are among the nicest in all of the WDW resorts (a big appeal for me).
    3. The gourmet coffee shop on the CR's main floor which sells iced coffees (both of us love this).
    4. A 24-hour counter-service restaurant.

    As for theming, we thought that BLT and AKV room design/decor/furnishings broke from the standard pattern repeated through many of the earlier resorts.
  14. jade1

    jade1 If your lucky enough to live on the lake, your luc

    Dec 30, 2001
    Starting a negative post usually implies negativity
    You dont have to be, many of us are not excited about AK or OKW either.


    Its not for everyone, many dont like AK decor either.

    Then choose this, or is this a bad view to?


    You will be missed.
  15. KPH500

    KPH500 Mouseketeer

    Sep 3, 2008

    The style of BLT doesn't appeal to me either but there are plenty of people it does appeal to and they may not like my home resort, AKV.

    The beauty of DVC as I see it is this .... to each there own, there's something to please everyone. :)
  16. WDWLVR

    WDWLVR <font color=green>DVC @ The Boardwalk</font><br><f

    Feb 17, 2000
    What I love about DVC is the variety it offers. We tried VWL and didn't care for it but others love it. We have no interest in AKV but again others love it. We love our BWV home but some don't care for that. I'm looking forward to BLT. We were able to get a cash reservation for a MK view studio in November and I'm looking forward to being able to see the castle from my room and to walking home from MVMCP. Would we stay here often? Probably not but I'm looking forward to this trip.
  17. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

    Nov 22, 2000
    Sorry Jade, if you took this to be a slam. It wasn't meant to be. It was a statement of my lack of enthusiasm. I seem to see a lot of enthusiasm on the boards for BLT, and that's fine. I just wanted to know if I was a lone decenter or if others felt the same way.

    BTW, lounges, 24 hour food courts and access to MK mean nothing to me. I don't care for high rise hotels, I don't drink alcolholic drinks, or eat in food courts, and MK is my least favorite park.

    I do agree with the one poster who said AKV and BLT at least are in a different mold as far as room layout is concerned. That means AKV, BLT, and OKW are the only "different" ones out there.

    Exactly right, DVC now has something for everyone. I don't care for BWV or BCV either, but I LOVE their location and BWV has some good views. It's that layout of BWV, BCV, VWL, and SSR that I don't care for in those cases. Also, with the exception of VWL, they all seem too urban for me. VWL looks like my house, so I don't stay there, even though I know I would enjoy it. I hope to someday get a chance for a Treehouse villa too. Now THAT I KNOW I would like!

    I was just curious if anyone else felt the same way as I. Sorry if I offended anyone, because that was not the intent, and if you really read my first post, you would get that.
  18. fishermouse

    fishermouse DVC owner SSR/AKV

    Mar 18, 2005
    I must be wierd because I have never met a DVC I did not like!!!:cool1:
    Of course I have my favorites and still have a couple I have not stayed at.

    BEASLYBOO I'm back....

    Oct 5, 2007
    We've done Disney World 50+ times, and now with my son almost 13, MK & the Monorail System are no longer do or die attractions. We prefer Epcot, AK, Typhoon Lagoon, DTD and the Orlando area for meals etc., so BLT really has no appeal for me either.

    Did I mention my fear of heights, that picture looking down gives me the willy's! :scared:

    With that said, even with the higher point structure , I'll still try a couple of days (week days) to stay in a 2 BR at BLT,MK View just to experience it, just as I've tried each and every other resort. I feel the same way about the decor at AKV but I like the savanna every 3 years or so and I'm sure the THV's will be the same but I'll try those too, hopefully before my son loses the need to do bunk beds with his best bud!

    Expressing an opinion is not bashing in my book, others are free to express their opinion as well even if it's contradictory to the OP.
  20. LisaS

    LisaS DIS Veteran

    Feb 7, 2005
    I've never been a fan of the look of the CR (except at night when all those lights are very pretty!) but BLT is growing on me, mostly because of the location. We love to walk to the parks and I like the idea of walking home after Wishes!
  21. Tara

    Tara Bad Influence

    Aug 18, 1999
    It's just you. ;)

    Seriously, it's all about taste and everyone's is different. I'm crazy, head-over-heels about BLT and think it has the best view, location, access to great amenities and by far the best décor of any resort, DVC or not IMO. On the flip side, I think AKV is "nice" but dark and the décor is clunky and too patterned. And THVs...ugh, I won't even go there!

    So I am sure you aren't alone but I'm sure I'm not, either. AFAIC that's just fewer people to compete with for reservations! Good thing there's a DVC for all of us!

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