DVC Question(s)

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    jamiedawn27
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    @laprana you are right…i shouldn’t really throw travel costs, etc into my thinking, however taking my family into account…i’d need to use more points to get a room meant for 5 than just for me and the hubby and to really take advantage of ownership i’d want to go every year cuz it would KILL me to pay fees annually with no actual reward if i didn’t make it that year. so i guess i’ll just stick with our every 2 or so years and save up and enjoy it when i DO go. at least i’m finally convincing hubby we should try paying a little more this round and seeing how the other half live. Anyone have about 280 points they want to sell me?? :)

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    starbee
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    One thing that drives me crazy when people talk about DVC not being affordable, though, is when they lump in all the other costs of a Disney trip BESIDES the room. People traveling to WDW are going top pay those extra costs – flights, park tickets, food, merchandise, etc. – whether they stay in a DVC room on points or in a regular room on cash. Those things shouldn’t be in consideration when comparing the costs of DVC vs. booking a regular room. And at least with DVC, you get some discounts on some of those extra costs like merchandise, food, and APs.

    SO true! That shouldn’t be part of it. Not a direct comparison.

    #115827

    laprana
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    @jamiedawn27, I definitely know what you mean! It would be hard for me to pay those dues every year if I hadn’t used my points for at least one trip that year! And just throwing this out there…several of the DVC resorts have studios that sleep 5 people. There’s a standard queen size bed, a double size sleeper sofa, and a single pull-down bed. The pull down bed is kind of small, probably best for kids, but I will say that I, my sister, and my mom have all slept on them on different trips when we’ve stayed in a studio and they’re actually pretty darn comfortable! (I’ll qualify that by saying that we are a people of small, squatty stature and don’t have to worry too much about the length of a bed LOL LOL It might not be as comfortable for someone who is tall.) The resorts that have studios for 5 people are Boardwalk, Beach Club, Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge, Polynesian, Grand Floridian, and soon the Riviera. I know that Saratoga is scheduled for a refurb next year and I *think* they’ll be getting the pull-down beds, too, but I’m not 100% positive on that. In any case, there are studio options that wouldn’t require you to use more points to bump up to a bigger room! :) (And if I had the extra 280 points, I’d book a room for you in a second! :heart: )

    #115830

    AVITWeb
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    Trust me…I feel the pain…We haven’t been in 13 years!
    I am hoping to get there next year so the kids can experience it while they are still kids (they are just about 10).

    #115831

    starbee
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    Trust me…I feel the pain…We haven’t been in 13 years!

    :surprised: :surprised: :surprised:
    God bless you, I would literally be catatonic in a corner

    #115832

    AVITWeb
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    Trust me…I feel the pain…We haven’t been in 13 years!

    :surprised: :surprised: :surprised:
    God bless you, I would literally be catatonic in a corner

    Trust me…if it were not for D-Cot and news pages, I would be…


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