I first want to disclose that I am totally biase, as AKL Jambo House is my most favorite place in the world. With BLT being our home resort, we did book a trip at the 11 month window that originally our entire stay would be a Magic Kingdom View studio at BLT. Then the family reacted after I told them, asking why we weren’t going to AKL. So at 7 months, I kept two days at BLT to try it and changed the rest to AKL. Very glad I did that, as although there were great perks at BLT, after 2 days, we were ready to move to “home.” The positives of BLT were of course, watching the fireworks from your balcony, and using Top of the World Lounge. Also walking from MK to the resort is wonderful, not having to deal with transportation, but after that, I don’t get any warm fuzzy feeling from it. You have to pretty much walk over to the Contemporary for food and shopping, and we had such a cramped feeling, with the studio being the smallest square footage of all DVC resorts. Didn’t think that would make that big of a difference, but we were defintely cramped. I know a lot of people will have different input about the positives and negatives. From my experience, I would suggest to try it, but recommend a split stay to get the best of both worlds.