I am off Lines for a couple months and everything changes - it's FP+ Part II LOL!! Missed everyone!
I am planning a girls only trip next May, celebrating a double graduation - me with my BS in Psych and my baby sis with an Assoc in Human Svcs. Woot!! I might be taking my DD8 too, undecided on that front but need to plan with her in mind.
5 nights, 5/18-5/23, FX we hit the 24 hour MK day!
I need to decide today where we're staying, as I have 2 potential DVC rentals burning up. Choices are:
Rent VWL for $1050
I loved VWL so much on our Jan trip, I'd love to stay again. Plus, the refurb means my DD8 can have her own Murphy type bed, which she really wants (too cool to share with Mom!) This is also cheapest option! Cons are I've never rented with this person and they don't have a lot of history on mouseowners - they provided references but you know how that is. Last rental was with an old timer who was solid. Other con is I was hoping to maximize location as we'll have Hoppers and will probably hit MK or EP a lot. Loved the boat but it's no monorail/walking
Rent BLT for $1287
Through a different, more established owner, I feel more comfy. Loved Contemporary when we are at CM, love, love the location, and BLT looks hip for a bunch of girls. We'd have a Lake view with hopes for outer circle view of MK - fireworks from the balcony! Cons - studio is SO tiny, DD8 must share my bed and I hate paying more than VWL to be packed like a sardine. I also worry I'll miss the fab vibe and theme of V/WL.
Book Contemporary through Disney for $2333
Biggest con is cost. I'd hope for a discount to come out to public or AP to drop it to $1633, but have to be ok with rack just in case. Pros are that the rooms seem so spacious and love the look more than BLT, my DD gets a daybed and we get all the perks of the great location. Other pro is its safest - no need to worry over legitimacy of an owner, and the flexibility if canceling/changing.
These are all within budget but obviously saving money is important too. What would you choose?