Multi-generational family and friend trip for August 2021. 4 adults including my parents (60-65 age bracket), myself, 35 yo, my friend from college, 36 yo.
We had a great trip booked on rental points for May 2020, but that had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. My parents became DVC members approx. a year ago, but we have re-scheduled due to the COVID-19 situation from our plans for May 2021.
Our main interests with respect to hotel right now is ability to host everyone comfortably overnight (keep in mind that these are 3 separate households who don’t know each other very well) and transportation to parks (walking is best, we are all high energy people). My dad really appreciates a good view (we currently have a BW view studio booked for several nights which is great from a view perspective, but bad in terms of space).
I’m an associate on my parent’s DVC contract which in practice means that I make the decisions but they put up the money upfront so I want to do what is in their best interests (I plan all the Disney trips for them regardless of DVC contracts). We’re looking to cover our delayed trip in early Aug 2021 with 2019 and 2020 points which total at 292 points.
What would you do and why? Here are our options for the same dates (Aug 1-8/9th):
Option # 1
2 nights walking distance to MK in a big room (BLT lake view 1 bedroom) + 2 nights walking distance to HS in big room no view (BW 1 bedroom stand view) + 4 nights savanna view big room (AKV savanna view 1 bedroom) Total points =288
Option # 2
2 nights in smaller room - boat to MK or long walk (Poly studio) + 2 nights walking distance to HS in big room (1 bedroom BW view) + 4 nights savanna view big room (AKV 1 bedroom savanna view)
Total points = 268
Option # 3
2 nights walking distance to MK in a big room (BLT lake view 1 bedroom) + 2 nights walking distance to HS in big room BW view (1 bedroom BW view) + 3 nights savanna view big room (AKV 1 bedroom savanna view)
Total points = 264