We are planning a trip in Aug(7 nights) but do not have exact dates yet, kids play high school sports and coaches are determining dead period dates. We should know dates by end of week. So there is a 50-50 chance we will go during "free" dining promo. We do not have tickets or airfare yet, so I would need to purchase them no matter which route we decide to take. We loved the Dining package(not free) last summer and were planing on paying for it again this year. We own 200 points at SSR and paid about $800 in dues this year. I see three possible scenerios, and this will be the first "math" I do on the subject. 1. Stay at VWL lodge(123 points) $1000 park tickets $1000 air fare(last years price) $1065 Dining plan ___________________ $3065 total out of pocket 2. Stay at VWL lodge(123 points)& pay for package @value(free dining). $1000 park tickets $1000 air fare(last years price) $700 7 nights at value(but will stay at VWL) $0000 FREE dining ___________________ $2700 total out of pocket 3. Rent out 123 points and stay at WL(standard). $1435 7 nights WL standard $1000 park tickets $1000 airfare $0000 FREE dining $1230 Rent from points _______________________ $2205 NET out of pocket I am leaning towards option number 2, but I am not sure if a studio is worth $500 more for us. And it would be a bit of a hassle with checking in at value and extra set of cards with tickets on them. I will have to consider this same comparison vs a 1 bedroom villa where the accomidations are much better, but also would rent out more points towards a deluxe stay. I hope not to get flamed, but hoping others that have given this more thought could point out something that I could be missing.