I can't wrap my brain around it...

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by disneymagicgirl, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. disneymagicgirl

    disneymagicgirl Been there, Done that, Going back!

    Dec 13, 2005
    How can some deluxe resort rooms hold 5 people, but most 1 bedroom villas do not? :confused3 I would love a 1 bedroom at BCV. Can't fit in it, but can in a much smaller BC room. :headache:

    Looks like my options for 2013 will be quite limited now that Youngest DS will be 3. Any other suggestions for recommendations for a family of 5 with 2 preschoolers? I don't really want to rent DvC points unless it is a last resort.
    Out of the options below I think I would lean towards BC, GF, OKW, BLT. Never stayed at any of those. Opinions?

    2-3 bed villas
    1 bdrm OKW
    Family suite at value (not considering that)
    WL deluxe room
    BLT 1bedrm
    AKV 1 bdrm
  2. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

    Apr 3, 2009
    It is based on occupancy to comply with fire codes. It has to do with the amount of occupants, the width of the corridors, the number of stairwells (because elevators cannot be used in case of fire), and the length of the corridor to exit to grade.

    Has nothing to do with the comparison of the size of rooms. If you look t past history, the original resorts, like Poly and CR, were built before the energy crisis in the late 70's. Resort rooms arer much smaller now.
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  4. MMS1125

    MMS1125 Put your faith in what you most believe in.

    Jul 10, 2010
    BLT and AKV-Kidani 1BRs will give you 2 bathrooms so I'd lean toward one of those first. AKV is also cheaper you'd have to get at least a standard there's no value that sleep 5 at AKV so make sure to factor that in with pricing it out. (at least I was told that hopefully somebody can confirm)
  5. Missyrose

    Missyrose DIS Veteran

    Jan 18, 2009
    Are you booking using points or through Disney CRO? If it's on points, you can have five in the DVC 1-bedrooms (but you'll have to provide an air mattress and bedding for the fifth person).

    With the BLT/AKV 1-bedrooms, there will be places to sleep for all five of you (king bed in master, queen pull-out and a pull-out chair in the living room), plus as PP said, there would be an extra bathroom, as well.
  6. meredith1

    meredith1 DIS Veteran

    Jan 14, 2011
    It's hard! We are taking our then to be 5 yr old and 3.5 yr old twins plus, my parents. I booked a trip for Dec., 2013 at GF.

    My first ressie was a two bedroom suite at GF then, I changed it to two Deluxe Queen deluxe rooms at the GF. Going from the suite to the two deluxe rooms took the cost down 3000 bucks.

    The Queen deluxe room w/ the option of the daybed would work for you guys. You would have the two queen beds and then the day bed. You would always have the option to have them do a rollaway bed in your room on top of that.
    That would give you room for six to sleep. It isn't cheap though. GL-
  7. disneymagicgirl

    disneymagicgirl Been there, Done that, Going back!

    Dec 13, 2005
    Interesting! That may be a good reason to rent points and give up the daily mousekeeping. :thumbsup2 actually I could probably pay for daily mousekeeping and still come out way ahead of a cash ressie 2 bedroom.
  8. BLTtinkerbell

    BLTtinkerbell DIS Veteran

    Jun 15, 2009
    Have you thought about cabins at FW? They sleep six. Bedroom has double bed & set of bunks. Living area has double murphy bed.

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