Since @profmatt kind of epitomized the art of making a solid plan and then refining it over and over, I decided to turn his name here into a noun, meaning “the act of revisiting every decision you made in light of new ideas”.
So, I’m pulling a @profmatt and toying with an idea.
Okay. Our current plan, after much discussion, has been to rent a Theme Park View Bay Lake Tower 1-bedroom studio for our trip in 2020. If, for whatever reason, we can’t get a Theme Park View, we’ll settle for a Lake view.
Our plan also is for either 5 or 6 nights, depending on what we can afford.
But then I got to thinking about the timing of things, and the options, and started wondering about doing a split stay in such a way that might allow us to stay a little longer (another night or two) for about the same price. Because, truth is, the Bay Lake Tower with a Theme Park View is about the most expensive option overall. Neither my wife nor I have been keen on the whole split stay idea just from a hassle standpoint when we are talking 5 nights. That would be like 3 at one and 2 at another. But now I’m rethinking this.
I see a few advantages.
- We can experience more than one resort.
- By extending our entire stay by a day or two (say, 7 nights) that makes it more like 4 and 3 nights.
- Also by extending the stay, it means the FP 60+5 becomes FP 60+7. This might help in MAYBE POSSIBLY securing a FP for Star Wars GE or whatever.
- We get more days!
So, this is where I kind of need your help. I’m trying to figure out which resort might be the best choice. It needs to be a cheaper resort, but I’d still prefer a 1-bedroom to a studio. This probably means one of the following: Animal Kingdom Lodge (Standard View), Boardwalk Villas (Standard View), or Saratoga Springs (Standard View)
I kind of like the idea of the Boardwalk Villas in terms of proximity to HS and Epcot (since we’d probably make our HS day later in the trip due to the whole FP thing). But I’m open to thoughts, etc.