Paul Krieger

Amy and I are new Orlando, Florida residents where we live with our dogs Odie the greyhound and Hermès the Spanish galgo. We are DVC owners at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Villas, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!

2 thoughts on “DVC Show: DVC Room Locations and Views – Are They Worth The Points?

  • hello all..
    very good topic and show..
    …own at BLT direct and Beach Club resale.

    Interesting that others love the Lake View at BLT too. While I will always try for theme park view at BLT I am never disappointed in “settling” for a lake view. Waking up in the morning with coffee and looking out those massive windows over the lake and trees is one of the most relaxing times ever..the perfect counterpoint to the typical long, hectic and wonderfully exhausted park days that are so common. Those mornings and even the evenings are like you are not even at Disney…you’re at some other quiet and almost isolated lake property…the contrast is weird. Lake view at BLT may be the most underappreciated view on property. That being said, I would still say the most magical room in Disney is the BLT theme park view. Yes, there’s a parking lot during the day, but who’s in the room then anyway? At night…WALKING back from fireworks..turning the room chairs around and vegging in front of that window looking at the castle..watching Magic Kingdom lights, spinning rides, colors on Space Mountain, monorails gliding by, kids crashed and asleep in your lap, on the floor and couch …..or in their bed if you can get them that far……there is no better room on property than that!!! Always worth the extra points.

    thought for consideration…………..would be nice to have a non local contributor . Not sure where Jeff is at but I think most if not all of your contributors are local Orlando.
    Paul asked…why would you go all the way to Aulani and not pay the points for an ocean view. Well, for what I suspect is a significant portion if not the majority of your DVC owning viewers, that is the norm for going to Disney World all the time. Why would you plan 7-12 months in advance and travel all the way to Disney and not pay the extra points for a Boardwalk or magic kingdom / lake view. As you pointed out at the end of the stream, your local panel was in agreement that point misering was the way to go. The difficulty is that while the locals may have the luxury of being a point miser so you can pick off a low point studio for a couple days that happens to come up at most any time, most of us are limited 1-2 visits a year with long flights for trips planned well in advance for 5-10 days at a time. Point misering on a roof view for a once or twice a year Disney world trip is moot to many of us just like point misering at Aulani is moot to you. The viewpoint of the remote dvc member is likely drastically different from a local’s. Same thing for the blue card perk of those isolated dvc nights at the parks that are only announced a relatively brief time before they occur. Not a thing that remote DVC members are going to be able to take advantage of except by random chance.

    Still a great show with lots of good thoughts. Thanks for all your work.

  • A vote in support of Riviera preferred view! We love looking out at the pools, lakes, Caribbean Resort and possibly even the Skyliner. It’s a complete escape from reality and looks like a vacation fantasy land. Also, in the morning, it’s great for my wife and I to look down at the adult pool and see which chaise lounges are available so we can always get the locations in the shade that we want if we’re having a pool day.

    The standard view with the fireworks is, for us, basically a depressing pavement / parking lot view, with some jungle. We’re not coming all the way from California for that! The fireworks are nice, but that’s 20 minutes of 24 hours, and many times we’re not even in the room at the time.

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