Which DVC resort would you stay at with a young toddler?


#1

Okay so this is still hypothetical…

…but airfare for us is more expensive to L.A. than it is to Orlando (go figure :rolleyes:) so DH and I were talking last night about the possibility of going to WDW this fall instead of Disneyland.

If we went, it’s a pretty sure thing that we would want to rent points and stay at a DVC resort. That’s kinda why I’m hoping to decide soon, so there are hopefully still some options available to us!

Alice will be about 22/23 months old then…which DVC resort would YOU stay at with a young toddler?

I’m trying to weigh location, amenities, price, etc. to decide which would be the best choice!


#2

If you like to spend time at the resort, I’d go for beach club. My DGD LOVED the sandy beach/water area when she was 28 months. I would pick either beach club or boardwalk, just so I could walk to DHS or Epcot and not deal with a stroller on buses.


#3

I have to agree with jo-jo on her choices…both would be easier simply for the fact that you can walk to two of the four theme parks and avoid the buses with the stroller. I am a big fan of OKW, but it would be difficult for you with Alice unless you rent a car which is always an option.


#4

I also agree with jo-jo. You can’t beat the pool area at BC. I bet Alice would love it!


#5

Thanks guys! I was leaning toward Boardwalk/BC just for that reason - being able to walk to 2 parks!!

We really want to stay at AKV, but I started explaining to DH last night that I didn’t like the idea of having to take a bus everywhere. (I don’t think he got my point though…:dry:) I think that if I convince DH to go with me on this decision, he will end up thanking me for it when we only have to get the stroller on a bus half the time! :laugh:


#6

I suggest OKW. They have large studio’s for the points. Great resort!


#7

I agree with Beach Club. However, if you want to get the most bang for your buck go with OKW. AKL is beautiful, as you well know, but I agree with you about its remote location. BC has sooooooo much to offer - great resturants within walking distance or on property, close proximity to MGM (whatever its called:glare: :laugh: ) and EPCOT, the boardwalk is right there, the pool is fabulous! You can’t go wrong!:happy:


#8

I was going back through and weighing all the options again, and boy was it tough!! :pinch: There are so many great choices!

I did come up with what I think is a semi-devious plan…my sister and mom are dying to go to WDW, so I say we offer to let them come with us and split the cost of a 2-bedroom villa. Then they get their trip (and get to stay at a great resort for cheap!), AND we have built-in baby-sitters so we can have an adult day! :tongue: Trust me, my mom couldn’t resist taking Alice off on her own…probably for a day at a time! :laugh:

What do you think? :wink:


#9

I would agree with the Beach Club. The pool area there with the sand and all is just amazing for toddlers.