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OKW vs BWV Studios

Ok, I think we are going Dec 1-8, 2012 since that's the cheapest time to rent points and still be close to our 10 yr anniv on 11/23.

It's not looking good that our friends will be able to join us do to conflicting schedules, so for the time being I'm starting to plan this one on our own.

I've done a BWV 2 bedroom back in '99 and loved it except for the buses. OKW never really interested me too much, but it has a dedicated bus service and the pool looks very nice.

OKW and BWV are the cheapest points wise unless we can get Value at AKL. Views don't mean much to us except at AKL and savanna view costs alot more. AKL without a Savanna view just doesn't seem worth it, I'd feel like I was missing out all the time.

What would you pick and why?

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This last time we went... we didnt have a Savana view. We had a pool view (the other option is a parking lot view as well). While I was a bit sad and down we didnt have the view, we still felt good with what we had. I dont know if its pointless because of all of the look out points you have. Plus... I love the rooms there. JUST LOVE THEM. I dont know if that helped at all... but yeah... a Savana view would be awesome, but in the end... your still at AKL and there are plenty of opportunities to see the Wild Life.

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I cant say enough about OKW. I absolutely LOVE it there. It's so laid back and relaxing just like the real Key West. We've never had trouble wth the buses there, but we've always requested to be close to the stops. It's quite a large resort and there's about 6 internal stops within it.
It's very lovely and it's always our first choice.

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DH says he wants to save the money and go to AKl even if we don't get a savanah view and spend it on something nice. While I'm bummed, I think that's the route we'll go. You are right Mase, there are plenty of look out areas and it is AKL afterall, so why should I complain?

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What is the point difference between AKL and the others? Honestly I'd probably pick Animal Kingdom Lodge, but I just love that place!

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Brad wrote:
What is the point difference between AKL and the others? Honestly I'd probably pick Animal Kingdom Lodge, but I just love that place!

Good question... if I can find my book ill look it up. I thought I had one on the table... but its not there... hmmmmmm

I wonder if this will work since you technically need a username and password...

Animal Kingdom Lodge: http://advc.disney.go.com/media/dvc_v0302/languagespecific/eng/member/vacationplanning/pointscharts/2011/disneyvacationclub/2011PointsChart_DisneyVacationClub_DisneysAnimalKingdomVillas.pdf
Board Walk Villas: http://advc.disney.go.com/media/dvc_v0302/languagespecific/eng/member/vacationplanning/pointscharts/2011/disneyvacationclub/2011PointsChart_DisneyVacationClub_DisneysBoardwalkVillas.pdf

If this works ill post them all, so let me know. These are the points for 2011

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I found this. This is a better one and you can see everything and compare.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-vacation-club/DVCpoints.shtml

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If choosing between the three I'd pick AKL hands down..choosing between OKW and BW it really depends on your preference. I am a HUGE fan of OKW. It's sooooo incredibly peaceful there. It has Disney magic but the rooms are separated and so spacious. They recently went through a refurb which they needed pretty badly...so they are all new and squeaky clean! Also, the size of OKW studios is much bigger than any other studio (I believe).

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I agree AKL hands down with a savannah view but it's alot more points for the savannah vs the value view. Value AKL is less than OKW/BVW Standard, but Savannah is alot more than OKW/BVW Standard.

AKL Value View 69 for Dec 1-8, 2012
AKL Standard 81 points
AKL Savannah 102 points

Same week standard view BWV and OKW
76 points.

Assuming $13 pp rental 69 points with a random view would be $897, to gauruntee the savannah we are now looking at $1326. Staying at BWV or OKW we'd be paying $988.

So dh would rather do dessert reception for illuminations or something than spend money for the view. While I'd like Savannah I totally see his point since we've done it before. BWV and OKV view doesn't matter to me.

So...we are going to attempt to rent the value AKL, if not then it's the same BWV vs OKW arguements again. waiting

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There are Value Rooms with a Savana view. You can always request and if its open you'll be in luck.

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Mase wrote:
There are Value Rooms with a Savana view. You can always request and if its open you'll be in luck.

Yeah, the are the one's with the pile of Giraffe poo outside of them! rolling

(Just kidding) biggrin

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Yeah, that's my point, the values aren't a promise, just a request at a savannah view, but i think that's what we are going to do.

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mrhub wrote:
Mase wrote:
There are Value Rooms with a Savana view. You can always request and if its open you'll be in luck.

Yeah, the are the one's with the pile of Giraffe poo outside of them! rolling

(Just kidding) biggrin

OMG! eek

Aaaaaaahhhhhhh ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!

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