Hi Everyone, So my parents have been considering purchasing DVC for probably 10 or so years. We are avid Disney goers and have made probably made 30-40 trips in my 20 year life span, with plans to continue making frequent (1 to 2 trips per year) trips for the foreseeable future. I honestly think my parents are overspending on our trips and could actually save money with DVC or at least spend the same amount of money for a better experience. I've brought this up to them and my mom is completely interested, however Dad is both stubborn and non-tech savvy (he's nearly 70, so I think he deserves to have some info handed to him) and is asking me for some hard numbers. I'm a 20-year-old, college-educated woman, so I'm pretty capable of doing my own research, however the official DVC site always seems to be down or not running properly and I've hit a bit of a wall as I'm not exactly sure what kind of accommodation my family would require, so DVC point calculators, while useful in giving me a starting point, are not really giving me the full picture. Here's some relevant info: -We normally vacation as a 3 to 6 person group. 1 to 2 of these are children around the age of 8. -My mom is not a big restaurant person, hates the idea of not being able to make snacks/drinks as she pleases and feels the need to do laundry ever other day, therefore for the last 7 or so years, we've been renting homes or condos. Both her and my dad enjoy having a private pool. -On our last trip (Summer '11), we spent approximately $5000 on lodging for an 8 day stay. They were completely okay with this number. They are very much a "if that's what it costs to make us happy, then so be it" couple. -My dad loves Disney. It's his favorite place to vacation and he's been going since it opened. He bestowed this love upon me and now we're both passing it on to my little sister. He is getting on in age and he recently retired, HOWEVER, this has actually been a blessing. He is much less stressed and thanks to smart investing, makes an income equal to what he made while working. He is adamant about taking at least one vacation a year. -They have been thinking about moving to Florida for the past few years to be closer to Disney/avoid the cold. However, my mom hates the idea of being away from her family. I think this might be a good middle ground. -They are available to go all times of the year. (Unfortunately, I can only go during the summer. ) -I am planning on making them at least go look at DVC during our trip this summer. -We also have family in southern California, so we may also be interested in Disneyland trips. I realize this is long, but if you can, please try to point me toward some more places to research/more relevant info and/or give me your opinions on the situation. Thank you!