Studios can be found at every DVC resort and are very popular among DVC members for their low point values. While the amenities are similar among studios, they are certainly not identical. They not only differ in theming and views but also in layout, size, and capacity. In no particular order, here is my top 5 list of DVC studios based on their unique features:
Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Lake View Deluxe Studio
The studios at the Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are the largest DVC studios at 447 square feet and have two showers. As a bonus, you can get the Twilight Feast for room service, which is basically like having your own ‘Ohana feast in your villa. You don’t even need to worry about snagging a reservation! Some of the Lake View studios even provide a view of Cinderella’s Castle.
Bay Lake Tower Theme Park View Deluxe Studio
Yes, these are among the smallest studios, but they have a different layout from the other studios. Rather than having the kitchenette along the wall as in most other resorts, the Bay Lake Tower kitchenettes are in their own alcove, which makes it feel more like a kitchen. With this layout, there is more counter space and more storage for groceries, so everything feels less cluttered. With the Theme Park View, you can easily watch Happily Ever After from your own balcony and pipe in the music through your TV. It’s like having your own private fireworks viewing!
Old Key West Deluxe Studio
While I’m not the biggest Old Key West fan due to the sprawling layout of the resort, I have to say that their studios are hard to beat when it comes to space. At Old Key West, the studios are 390 square feet. You even get 2 Queen size beds (neither of which is a pullout bed), which you won’t find in any other resort.
Animal Kingdom Villas Value Deluxe Studio
This studio is nearly impossible to book if Animal Kingdom Villas is not your home resort (and still challenging to get even if it is your home resort), but if you can ever get it, this is an awesome point value! Value studios now go for as few as 7 points a night in early September the new 2021 points chart. Any way to get more nights at Walt Disney World out of your points is a win in my book.
BoardWalk Villas Boardwalk View Deluxe Studio
I may be a bit biased here as a BoardWalk Villas owner, but I really love the Boardwalk View studio for its beautiful view of the Crescent Lake area. You can not only see the nightlife and sideshows from your balcony, but you can also see Spaceship Earth and some of the fireworks from Epcot. Also, considering that the Boardwalk View is a preferred view, the point values are very reasonable, ranging from 14 to 29 points a night, depending on the travel period.
What are your favorite DVC studios, and why?