It is true. I’m a waffle. No point in denying it any longer. You all thought I was a person, but it just isn’t true.
So, after several rounds of wrangling, my wife and I decided that when we book our December 2020 trip, we should do (or try to do) 3 nights at BLT and then 5 nights at BW. We were happy with this plan, because the shift from a stay entirely at BLT to split-stay at BW allowed us to increase our trip from 5 nights to 8 nights total. I get my “dream” of a stay at a monorail (Contemporary) resort, we get a romantic theme park view for our first 3 nights, and then we settle in at BW for the rest of our stay, which will focus more heavily on Epcot and HS.
But, here’s the thing. With the 2020 DVC point values published now, and me taking the time to calculate ACTUAL costs, I discovered that the 3 nights at BLT will cost MORE than the 5 nights at BW. And, well, I’m starting to doubt it is really worth it. That is, if we were to switch to an 8-night stay at BW, it would put $900 back in our pockets that we could use in other ways on our trip. For example, perhaps instead of having the romantic theme park view from our balcony, we take some of that $900 and schedule a dinner at California Grill to secure prime viewing of the fireworks. (We also plan to do the dessert party anyhow.)
Then I think, maybe just do 1 night at BLT with theme park view, and then switch. It still saves a lot (about $600)…but, I mean…is it worth the hassle to have the room for 1 night and have to move out the next morning? Just to see the theme park for 1 night? Probably not. Perhaps, then, 2 nights? Maybe two nights in a studio instead of a 1 bedroom?
Anyhow, just curious what you would do in the same situation.
(As a summary for those who haven’t followed along…this is a trip starting the first week in December of 2020 with just my wife and I celebrating our 25th anniversary.)