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  1. lovedisney123

    lovedisney123 DIS Veteran

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    OK, thanks! We won't have a car. We are using Magical Express and Disney bus to the cruise. So one night to relax before we sail out. Thought it might be fun to just relax and enjoy the view and the kids can enjoy the hot tub. Probably only go to Disney Springs for a little bit that day. I will request close to the main building when I book though. It will be nice for getting food since I don't plan to stock the fridge for just one night's stay (and who can afford those points for more than one night! Wow! lol)
     
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  2. sleepydog25

    sleepydog25 Been here awhile

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    Merely echoing and expanding what others have said. CCV is in the main Lodge, and even the farthest rooms down the hall aren't that far unlike some other resorts. The walk to the bus is a short 2-3 minutes from any room. In fact, the older DVC units (now called "brv" but I will refer to them as their proper name, VWL) don't require a long walk, either, as the bus stop is located between the VWL and main Lodge buildings. The longest walk, as mentioned, will be from the farthest out cabins. There are 12 on the north side of the main Lodge and 14 on the south side. The farthest from the Lodge would be 8001 on the north and 8026 on the south, making 8012 the closest cabin on the north and 8013 the closest on the south. The farther you go, the quieter it will be; however, even the close ones won't be too bad as the cabins are set back a bit and protected from most sound by walls of some nature. The cabins are gorgeous. . .and costly. ;)
     
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  4. lovedisney123

    lovedisney123 DIS Veteran

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    Sounds wonderful! Looking forward to our first stay! I hope our daughters each enjoy their 50 point contract when we pass them on in about 10 years. We figured they could stay in a studio for 5 nights every other year. Not a lot, but at least they can continue going to Disney on their own. I am very happy they get to own at this resort. We own at Beach Club and at the time wanted Wilderness Lodge but it was sold out. So it all has worked out (and we ended up loving Beach Club for ourselves).
     
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  5. DigitalOlli

    DigitalOlli Earning My Ears

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    We are staying 2 nights at the Copper Creek Villas in June. ( booked a studio with walk in shower)

    do you have any advice for a room request with our 20 month old son?

    Witch of the 2 pools will be better for him? We mostly want to stay at the resort and take a little look into the Magic Kingdom

    Before the stay we are staying 8 nights at AKL.
     
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  6. Livelovedance

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    Great information, thank you! We were in a 1 bedroom above the registration desk, and we truly felt spoiled. I’m glad to hear that nothing is too far away though, and I think I’m going to take your advice and request near the lobby for next time as well!
     
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  7. mrsap

    mrsap Nothing like late nights and great music

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    If you want something a little less crazy, you might want to go with the Boulder Ridge pool (new one without slide). There are nice shaded areas with tables, which might be beneficial for your son. It’s a beautiful pool.

    As far as a room goes, you might want to try and get one with a tub, definitely will make your life easier at bath time! Enjoy!
     
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  8. Avery&Todd

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    Due to the upcoming price increase, we decided to add 50 pts to our 200 pt contract - WAHOO!!! Got the paperwork today to make it official!!
     
  9. GrandCalifornian

    GrandCalifornian Can't Wait To Go Back

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    Congratulations! We love WL, and dream of doing a “lodge split” sometime. While people get excited about room requests, you really can’t go too wrong. To have a quieter location you could request that, or ask to be on the South side (which overlooks the quiet Boulder Ridge Cove pool). You might also not want a room that opens to the lobby, since you can hear noise there from WCC during dinner time. Finally we like requesting a high floor to be further from ground level pool noise and to have a better view. With a studio walk in shower room you have lots of location possibilities.

    Compared to AKL we love the boat transportation and proximity to MK. It is so quick and close, either by boat or bus. At AKL we like the larger Quick Service food area and the fact they have a kids playground, which WL does not anymore. Happy planning and have a great trip.
     
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  10. Gaugersaurus

    Gaugersaurus Mouseketeer

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    Gaugersaurus*February 2019*September

    Fist stay as owners is 11/9-11/17! Excited to start the journey as part of DVC :D
     
  11. mrsap

    mrsap Nothing like late nights and great music

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    :welcome:and Congrats!! So happy you found us! Feel free to ask any questions you have and we’ll do our best to answer! I’ll add you to Page 1 now!

    *WELCOME HOME!*
     
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  12. shairpdrh

    shairpdrh Mouseketeer

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    :welcome: That should be a great time of year for your first stay!
     
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    Pooh12863 Mouseketeer

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    Welcome and congratulations.pooh:
     
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  14. lovedisney123

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    I am a bit confused as to why there are not studios available 11 months out. I read somewhere the problem is due to the cabins and no enough studios. This is very concerning to me. I did wait until evening to check on the studio. So for this resort do you actually have to log in at 8:00 am to be able to book studios at the 11 month window?
     
  15. GrandCalifornian

    GrandCalifornian Can't Wait To Go Back

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    I logged in to check too, and no studios are available with either bathroom configuration for that Feb 14-16 weekend that is 11 months out. I am surprised that there is that much demand in February, but it is Presidents Day weekend. There are a relatively high number of studios, but being the cheapest option they sell out first. The larger rooms make up a high portion of the points available at the resort, but currently they are in lower demand than the studios. There’s always the waitlist, or spending the extra points on a 1 bedroom. Good luck!
     
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  16. BWV Dreamin

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    What are your dates your trying to book? Saw them. Well must be Presidents Weekend. Really surprised about this.
     
  17. sleepydog25

    sleepydog25 Been here awhile

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    While troubling, I'm not terribly surprised by the relative lack of options for a studio at DVC anymore, except at the lower demand resorts. As others mentioned, the last few builds have brought in numerous buyers who can't afford to go to Hawai'i often, nor can they afford to buy bungalows or cabins which are touted as the cachet for owning at Poly or Copper Creek. We've all heard the Disney pitch and felt the tug of the Disney emotions at various times, including buying DVC. They have done a masterful job of tapping into the warm fuzzies of the Disney cocoon. I can see the salesperson now, promoting the serenity of the Lodge (which while true is less serene than it once was) and how cool it would be to stay in a cabin! "You can get into a cabin for as little as 87 points a night, and if you buy 200 points and then bank and borrow them, well by golly, you could stay for 6 nights!" Now, we know that most people buying DVC aren't going to want to wait three years to get to the magic, and they'll want to maximize their stay, so staying the very next year in a studio for a week is what they grab. Once you've tapped into those points, it's difficult not to keep using them, never saving up for a cabin. Disney has brought in a ton of buyers (including their own lowered resale buy-ins) who may dream of larger accommodations but reality has them grabbing studios. Wave the carrot, Disney.

    Now, that's not to say I'm faulting Disney since it's a smart strategy, but that philosophy certainly has increased the number of buyers who wind up mostly being able to afford studios with the occasional 1BR splurge. More specifically, the week following President's Day is the Princess Half-Marathon and there may be some bleed over into that event. Certainly, my wife and I would book early to enjoy Disney before crippling ourselves running. pirate:
     
  18. BWV Dreamin

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    Well if by chance I would have issues at 11 months out, I will gladly stay at BRV at 7 months. But my question is how impacted will the studios at BRV be if owners at CCV cant get in at 11 months?
     
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  19. KAT4DISNEY

    KAT4DISNEY Glad to be a test subject

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    Definitely want to plan to book 8am of looking for a CVS studio. It won't be necessary all times of the year but its the smart strategy.

    That is the best plan for
    BRV studios are a pretty hot commodity since they added the Murphy bed and often unavailable well before 7 months.
     
  20. mrsap

    mrsap Nothing like late nights and great music

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    If I can’t get in at CCV, I’d personally stay somewhere else. I have my top resorts that I’d switch to if that were the case.
     
  21. KAT4DISNEY

    KAT4DISNEY Glad to be a test subject

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    Yikes!
     

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