Which will sell out first BLT or GCV?

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  1. Grumpygrandpa

    Grumpygrandpa dvc owners and loving it

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    I know that nobody knows for sure. I guess I'm just looking for other's guesses and opinions. Or maybe someone somewhere has some inside information on how sales are going at BLT and GCV.
     
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  3. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

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    I would bet on GCV because there are only 48 units.
     
  4. Grumpygrandpa

    Grumpygrandpa dvc owners and loving it

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    Yeah. That would be my guess too. But I think I originally predicted it would sell out by Apr or May. Guess I was wrong. And I am surprised how easy it was for to get 5 nights at Spring Break 2010. Maybe I misjudged GCV's popularity.:confused3
     
  5. cindy_k

    cindy_k Living Warm and Happy in Florida

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    yeah.. but more people visit WDW and BTL is amazing, on the monorail and its not that large either.
     
  6. nunzia

    nunzia You can't top pigs with pigs, but you CAN top Toys

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    I'm amazed VGC hasn't sold out. How many units in BLT? over 200?
     
  7. princessbride6205

    princessbride6205 DIS Veteran

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    I would have guessed VGC - but I'm wondering if I should rethink my guess. It's curious to me that VGC has a higher incentive and therefore lower price per point. If it's going to sell out quickly, why the better incentives? :confused3 It could go either way. I'm no help! :laughing:
     
  8. Tozzie

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    I think that the high point requirements along with the economy caused the slow sales. I am quite happy as it did sell slowly as I added on there in march but I went to DL in June and decided I needed more points to be able to go every other year so I was able to get the great incentives they offered after June 15.
     
  9. Grumpygrandpa

    Grumpygrandpa dvc owners and loving it

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    Boy do I agree. I think the high number of points it takes to stay at both the Grand and BLT have slowed sales at both resorts. But one thing that both have in common is Great location. Nothing beats proximity to the parks.
     
  10. bigsmooth

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    DL is impressive on how many people it does draw, it outdraws MK individually but not WDW as a whole. But it does draw more locals given the SoCal population whereas WDW draws more of the travel from out of town crowd. So I think it is just that VGC just has a smaller target audience to sell to. I hope VGC eventually succeeds as I would like to see it expand over time.
     
  11. Maistre Gracey

    Maistre Gracey <font color=red>Still trying to figure out the mys

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    I realize I'm in the minority, but in my opinion great theming beats location by a landslide.

    MG
     
  12. Maistre Gracey

    Maistre Gracey <font color=red>Still trying to figure out the mys

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    I'm curious.. Is there any more room to expand that resort?

    MG
     
  13. bigsmooth

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    Not without getting creative, but Disney is good at that. :-)
     
  14. dcfromva

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    It doesn't seem to me there would be room to expand at VGC, but I have heard rumors about possible expansion of DVC at the DL hotel depending on how well VGC does. The DVC sales office at DL is nestled behind the DL hotel--shucks, I suppose they could demolish the DVC sales office and build there, too. :confused3
     
  15. thelionqueen

    thelionqueen DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>The Tag Fairy thr

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    I personally think BLT will sell out faster. One reason is that the majority of DVC sales are WDW. By location and supply alone, they sell more DVC in FL than in CA.

    Had you asked me last year, I would have thought VGC would sell out before being released to the general public, but obviously I too misjudged its popularity. Having said that though, I believe the true "value" of GCV will come in about 2-3 years. Right now perhaps buyers think they can get more choices and more "bang for the buck" by visiting and buying DVC @ WDW (which in many scenarios is probably "spot on." But since DLR is so much smaller, and accommodations are limited, I believe its popularity will grow exponentially in a few years. Who knows, but I personally will use it for 50 years!:worship:

    I personally think, if VGC sells well in the future, and they are looking to expand, an EASY transition would be to "take" one of the 3 buildings at Disneyland Hotel. Since DLH is my favorite accommodations IN THE ENTIRE WORLD (not just Disney) I would snag that up in a flash. :thumbsup2

    Either way, I own at both, and couldn't be happier with the location if I had been given the option to pick them myself.
     
  16. Maistre Gracey

    Maistre Gracey <font color=red>Still trying to figure out the mys

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    I agree with both of you..
    I was also thinking of DL Hotel being expanded to where the sales office is. I'm not sure about Paradise Pier, although I'm not a fan of that hotel.
    It would take some creativity to expand the GC, but personally I hope it stays as is. I don't wnt the area to seem "too stuffed in", if you know what I mean. I also think it's in our long term best interest to own at such an exclusive DVC.

    MG
     
  17. wideeyedwonder

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    As far as a Dvc property, or as far as expanding the attractions?

    The current rumor is a new Dvc tower at the DLH after the GCV sell out...but it is just a rumor...
     
  18. Sammie

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    I agree.
     
  19. jade1

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    Is this report wrong? Or do you mean the 2 parks combined?

    The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and Economics Research Associates’ report for attendance to the world’s theme parks in 2008 was released earlier today. On the whole, things look on par or slightly better for the Disney Parks over 2007.

    In North America, Magic Kingdom (#1) remained steady at approximately 17,063,000 after its record breaking performance in 2007; Epcot (#3) also remained steady at 10,935,000; Disney’s Hollywood Studios (#4) saw the largest percentage increase of 1% for an attendance total of 9,608,000; and Disney’s Animal Kingdom (#5) set an attendance record of 9,540,000 (an increase of .5%)


    Conversely, the two parks at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim saw attendance drop on a larger scale. Disneyland (#2) saw a 1% drop to a total of 14,721,000 while Disney’s California Adventure, which is currently receiving a major overhaul, dropped a whopping 2% to 5,566,000.
     
  20. DVCGeek

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    I was expecting VGC to be sold out by now, and it seems like DVC wants it sold out before BLT. With as aggressively as SSR, AKV, and VGC are discounted I'm guessing VGC will still be sold before BLT. My wild guess- the Mouse is already secretly planning something new in DL (most likely adding DVC to the DLH) but are further away from the next new thing in WDW.

    I agree. I think if they try and make it any larger it would be too overbearing to the park & DD and that might end up hurting everyone; hotel guests, park attendees, etc. Plus, as you said I like that we "own at such an exclusive DVC."! :thumbsup2

    I was was surprised at first to see that HS & AK are so close in attendance. Then again, they have very different charms and I personally spend most of my time about equally between the two and I definitely spent more time in DL than DCA on my 2008 trip so that makes a lot of sense to me...
     
  21. dvcbecker

    dvcbecker Earning My Ears

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    We just attended the Vacation As You Wish presentation last night at the Contemporary and wound up adding on more points. Our guide told us that BLT is currently 75% sold out. I'm sure the rest will go quickly. Especially with the great incentives they're offering at the Vacation As You Wish events!
     

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