[QUOTE=Mickeybug;1054920]What would you say a 5 night stay, 1 room at WL in July would be equilivant to when you breakdown the $ vs. pts per night, to incl all taxes/fees involved? Would one night be $100, $200 or…[/QUOTE]
That would take a good deal of math to figure out. A lot of DVC people paid off the upfront cost right away or at least within a few yrs. Then one only thinks of “for $ 1200 in dues, I can stay for x of days”. For my 300 points in July I could stay for 16 days in a studio at VWL. So that would be $75 a night. But then you have to add in your up front cost. Then the “what if I had kept that money in some account, would I had added or lost money over the yrs” math to content with.
Also with a DVC room, you can have X number of people in a room, doesn’t matter if they are kids or adults. With a deluxe resort, for more than 2 adults, you pay something like $20 extra per night per extra adult. So more math involved.
For us, we were able to pay off the upfront cost quickly and now we know our kids and grand kids will be able to afford a deluxe disney room for yrs to come. That is after we get done with it.
Just to add some more math into the deal…just like disney room prices change from season to season, points needed for a DVC change also. During the last yr, my family spent 36 nights at disney during the slower period. (See post #5 for the resorts) Making the adjustment for the points banked, the cost came out to about $50-$55 a night. (Again ignoring the upfront costs.)