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Discussion in 'DVC Resorts' started by Rockythunder, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Rockythunder

    Rockythunder Earning My Ears

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    Need some quick advice. We are going to disney world over Christmas and need to pick a resort. First choice of wilderness was booked, and our options are now, AKL savanna view, old key west, Saratoga springs, and beach club. We have ten people going and are getting a studio and a two bedroom villa. I know it will be super busy as the trip is december 25 to January 1. Need to make a decision ASAP so any and all info is appreciated. Only concern with AKL is distance and buses. Thank you in advance for the help.
     
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  3. Shelly F - Ohio

    Shelly F - Ohio Disney Extraordinaire

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    Since this is busy time of year I would opt for SSR. If you want to relax by a pool, SSR has 5 to chose from so if one is busy you can go to another one. they have two feature pools in case you have kids on your trip they options for their pool time. Its a quietier resort.

    The other thing is that if you want to visit another resort and don't have a rental car, you can walk over to DTD and hop on a bus to another resort.
     
  4. butsy113

    butsy113 AKV Owner

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    I would choose AK-Jambo. The lobby at Xmas, simply amazing! We have never had an issue with the buses and I never understand the "it's so far". Give yourself 5-10 more minutes than most other resorts and you should be good :) Hope you have a great trip!!
     
  5. nalajms

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    We love Beach club during Christmas season. Even though each hotel has a tree and some kind of gingerbread thing, I just like it more at Beach club. Plus we spend more time at Epcot during that season. AKL savannah view is great if you're big on animals and plan to spend some daylight hours in the resort to enjoy it.

    I would pick based on what you plan to do. If you'll be staying in the resorts, than AKL, SSR, OKW would be great choices. If you're planning for parks, specifically Epcot or Hollywood Studios, I'd go Beach club.
     
  6. tigergrad

    tigergrad DIS Veteran

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    Another vote for Beach Club/ Stayed there Christmas 2011.
     
  7. spiceycat

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

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    i agree - if you can still get it.

    first choice would be BLT or VWL - but second choice is definitely BCV.
     
  8. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    BCV is available, but BWV isn't? That would be my choice.
     
  9. mithreechicks

    mithreechicks Earning My Ears

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    I'd also vote for BCV if you can get it - and if you're planning on being at either Epcot or HS for NYE. We stayed at BWV for NYE this past year, and walking back after the festivities at Epcot, rather than the nightmare wait-times we had read about taking buses, was sooo worth it!
     
  10. mouse

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    I would go with BCV. You can walk or take a boat to HS & EPCOT. Lots of restaurants, entertainment, fireworks within walking distance. Three pools in close proximity. All of this means less dealing with the bus transportation crowds.
     
  11. Rockythunder

    Rockythunder Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for all the advice. We picked BCV and are now waiting on DVC to get back to us. If that doesn't work hopefully one of the others is still a available. Thanks again for all the help and thoughts.
     
  12. hjgaus

    hjgaus DIS Veteran

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    We already made our reservations for the same time and I notice there was LOTS of availablity! :thumbsup2 Hope to see you there! :goodvibes
     

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