My head wants AKV but my heart wants BWV...

MamaBear12

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jul 19, 2016
BWV- 25 points
AKL- 100 points

We also own Wyndham so stay there frequently.

We are in Orlando several times a year. Until last year we would usually just stay 1 night at BWV in a studio (would get 2 studios and my parents would stay also) This will be the first year we will stay about 10 days split between BWV and AKL. We banked and borrowed points in order to do this. We stay at Wyndham a lot. We LOVE the location of BWV but because of the cost of points right now we don't have more there. I think we'd actually prefer BCV because of the pool but when we bought our 25 points we were just dipping our toe in the water and the small contract popped up for BWV for a lot less than BCV. Have tried for 3 years to stay at BCV with no luck.
Thanks! I think my kiddos would definitely love the BCV pool, but I can’t justify the price/point combined with the higher point cost for rooms either. If we were committed to staying there every trip, I could see buying there, but I would rather sleep around a bit 😉
 

KAT4DISNEY

Glad to be a test subject
Joined
Mar 17, 2008
I guess a question is why you think you need to own BWV to stay there periodically in a 1BR? If you would plan on that for your Jan trips I'd feel pretty comfortable saying you'll be able to. BCV could possibly be an option too. For Oct you might get a 1BR pool/garden view at BWV now and then. For studios I wouldn't necessarily say that although in Jan pool/garden view studios can happen but 1BR's are different than studios.
 

MamaBear12

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jul 19, 2016
I guess a question is why you think you need to own BWV to stay there periodically in a 1BR? If you would plan on that for your Jan trips I'd feel pretty comfortable saying you'll be able to. BCV could possibly be an option too. For Oct you might get a 1BR pool/garden view at BWV now and then. For studios I wouldn't necessarily say that although in Jan pool/garden view studios can happen but 1BR's are different than studios.
Good question that goes back to the head v heart. I know we’ll be in good shape to book 1bed at BWV with our cheaper AKV points, but I love the boardwalk and for whatever reason my heart wants to own there 😂 Head is winning though. Heart does not have a strong argument.
 
  • exchanger

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    May 22, 2020
    Have you considered that you'd get an additional 15 years of use by purchasing AKV? At some point the prices for those contracts that are expiring will fall hard and fast, and I'd hate to be the one holding the bag.
     

    MamaBear12

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2016
    Have you considered that you'd get an additional 15 years of use by purchasing AKV? At some point the prices for those contracts that are expiring will fall hard and fast, and I'd hate to be the one holding the bag.
    Absolutely. The longer contract is definitely a plus with AKV, which is where I think we’ve landed on purchasing.
     

    gharter

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 3, 2004
    We own at both BWV and AKV. We *love* them both! If I had to sell one and keep the other, I would keep BWV. Why? I love walking to Epcot and DHS and miss it when we stay somewhere else. I love having a Boardwalk View villa. One thing to consider is that the Epcot resorts will become harder and harder to get into with every new resort DVC builds.
    Thats what we did.
    Purchased BWV, then added AKL. Love them both, but if we could only keep one it would be BWV. Walking distance to 2 parks, great restaurants at EPCOT, Boardwalk and Swanand Dolphin.
     

    limace

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 31, 2007
    I own a small AKV contract-we love that resort-and was able to use those points to book a BW studio March of 2019 for flower and garden. I don’t think the waitlist took long to come through.
     

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