[QUOTE=llama;1110453]Why does it HAVE to be BLT? I understand that 5% is a crummy discount - but I don’t understand why you won’t consider different accomodations.[/QUOTE]
Let’s consider for a moment what it is I’m complaining about and why other accommodations have been considered and dismissed.
WL is one of the two least costly deluxe resorts, AKL being the other.
Other than CSR, the mods are still only just now switching to two queens from two doubles and the values are all doubles and no queens.
We’ll have my 13 year old niece who has never been to the US, let alone WDW.
So we’re going to need two queen beds unless I get a room with one queen and one bunk.
Why BLT and no other DVC? Let’s start with VWL, which has all the charm of WL’s location with none of the lobby I love. Beach and BWI villas (the hotel, not the airport) have the same location as the regular hotels, which isn’t on Bay Lake. Saratoga Springs? Too far from the parks and too sprawling, same for OKW, which I do like.
Back to beds in villas which we’ve touched on in the What Would You Choose thread.The studio and one bedroom have one bed and a sofa bed. My niece will be going to camp for 8 weeks after leaving WDW, so it wouldn’t be right to make her sleep on a sofa bed for 6 nights.
I’ve already said I’ll probably suck it up and stay with my reservation at WL, unless I can convince myself that if we book Contemporary garden wing that I can get a magical CM to upgrade up to the Contemporary proper because it’s our princess’ first visit to the US and WDW (Bay Lake view, let’s not be greedy and demand MK view).
In the end, as is so often true, it’s all about location vs getting as much value as you can. If 5% is all the value I can get, I’ll grumble under my breath for a little while and by the time we’re done, I probably won’t care.
Unless I decide that AKL is too good a deal to pass up even if there’s not a chance we’ll see the castle from our room there, unlike the 6th floor north woods view at WL