Ever since Aulani was announced we wanted to go next summer. That was our plan when we postponed our usual 5 year trip to Hawaii to wait for the resort to open and booked a trip to Europe and a DCL Med cruise instead for this past summer. But now that it's time to start thinking about planning it for real and I'm pricing flights but I think we'll have to wait ANOTHER year before we can go. It's just sooo much more affordable to fly to FL. I've considered breaking up the trip in CA to price flights different ways but I still keep coming up with $1K pp. After Europe last summer it's just going to be cost prohibitive for us I think and I'm trying to come to grips with that. SOOOO (swallowing hard here) just thinking out loud. We have a 6 night trip to BLT planned for spring break and I was torn about what to buy for park tix...if we plan to go back in the summer that will settle that. We'll buy AP's. We always resort hop from trip to trip and after our spring break trip the only places left for us to try will be BWV and the Treehouses. We'll save the Treehouses for a trip where we might actually need that many beds and for when we feel like springing for a rental car since they're a bit inconvenient to get around. This means our first choice at 7 months will be a studio at BWV. I know the Standard view will likely not be available at 7 months so we'll have to pick between Boardwalk or Preferred for our request. Seems like I've read the Boardwalk views can be really noisey at night?! Is that usually a problem for some of you? Should I just request Preferred to be safe? That view would likely be of the pool area, right? What else might it look at? Are there any other requests to think about? (ie upper floor, near elevators?) Are the furthest rooms as far away as the ends of the halls at AKV? What kinds of additional requests do BWV folks usually ask for? Two more things...food options at BWV. We usually eat breakfast in our villa but I thought I'd read that there's no restaurants at BWV unless you go to the Boardwalk. Isn't there a CS place or bar at the pool or do you really have to go to the boardwalk to find food??? Finally, how much further is the walk to BWV from Epcot than it is to BCV?? We really liked that we could walk to BCV from Epcot but I couldn't decide how much further it was to walk over to BWV. Thought it might look deceiving.