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mommyarewegoingback 11-21-2012 08:10 AM

Why purchase BCV over BWV?
 
So we're looking at purchasing either BCV or BWV. Why are prices lower at BWV? Is there a reason why folks choose BCV? Thanks for your input.

-Virginia

chalee94 11-21-2012 08:41 AM

if you stay at BCV, you can swim at stormalong bay pool (with authentic sand on the bottom) and no one else can hop to stormalong bay pool. so if you stay at BCV, you can hop to BWV's pool but not vice-versa. BCV has slightly higher demand as a resort.

BCV is also more compact (no long hallways) - and BCV's smaller size means less supply. and supply and demand are what drive pricing.

if you are booking for food and wine (for one example) at 11 months out, you can get BCV as an owner but are unlikely to get BCV if you own elsewhere. BWV's size makes it easier to book at 7 months (in general) if you are willing to pay for preferred view villas.

maburke 11-21-2012 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by chalee94 (Post 46759083)
if you stay at BCV, you can swim at stormalong bay pool (with authentic sand on the bottom) and no one else can hop to stormalong bay pool.

Trivia: That's not authentic sand, it's ground-up granite. (I think I once heard it's from Stone Mountain in Georgia.) It's very cool, though, so why is it unique? I've never heard of it anywhere else, in Disney or elsewhere.

tjkraz 11-21-2012 09:24 AM

Amenities and resort specifics aside, free market pricing is normally determined by the forces of supply and demand.

BCV has about half as many points as BWV. Even with equal demand, the lower supply of BCV means it will command a higher price.

chalee94 11-21-2012 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by maburke (Post 46759167)
Trivia: That's not authentic sand, it's ground-up granite. (I think I once heard it's from Stone Mountain in Georgia.)

i thought all sand was ground up rocks...:upsidedow

well, now i'm totally bummed about the man-made sand at BCV...

( :) )

DizBub 11-21-2012 10:00 AM

In our case we chose BCV over BWV because we found the perfect contract. BCV seems harder to get into because it's smaller. It's also the closest walk to any park (Epcot).

drusba 11-21-2012 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by maburke (Post 46759167)
Trivia: That's not authentic sand, it's ground-up granite. (I think I once heard it's from Stone Mountain in Georgia.) It's very cool, though, so why is it unique? I've never heard of it anywhere else, in Disney or elsewhere.


Stop spreading such evil rumors. If everyone starts believing it is a "mountain" the lines to get in the pool will be two hours long.

Deb & Bill 11-21-2012 12:14 PM

Parking at BWV is horrid, especially during F&W Festival times. BCV, you park right next to the villas and can easily transport the stuff from your car to your villa. BWV has one elevator bank for the entire resort. BCV has two elevator banks for the entire resort.

BWV may have better views to some, but BCV is quieter.

MdmMim 11-21-2012 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by maburke (Post 46759167)
Trivia: That's not authentic sand, it's ground-up granite. (I think I once heard it's from Stone Mountain in Georgia.) It's very cool, though, so why is it unique? I've never heard of it anywhere else, in Disney or elsewhere.

I always thought it felt like aquarium sand. ;)

disneynutz 11-21-2012 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by mommyarewegoingback (Post 46758854)
So we're looking at purchasing either BCV or BWV. Why are prices lower at BWV? Is there a reason why folks choose BCV? Thanks for your input.

-Virginia

Why purchase BCV or BWV?

Because you have stayed at both and you like one more than the other is the best answer that I can think of.

:earsboy: Bill

staceymay00 11-21-2012 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by tjkraz
Amenities and resort specifics aside, free market pricing is normally determined by the forces of supply and demand.

BCV has about half as many points as BWV. Even with equal demand, the lower supply of BCV means it will command a higher price.

I agree that the higher price is mainly driven by lower supply at BCV. I'm not sure we'll ever add on, but if we do we would definitely consider an EP resort. I might be willing to pay more for BCV simply because of the parking situation. We have stayed at BC, btw, not BCV; but the parking for BCV is not far from the BCV building. When we stayed at BC (spring break season) i don't think that lot was ever full. We usually use our own car instead of busses, so parking convenience is a consideration for us. Being more quiet is also appealing, although not having much of a view at BCV is a downside. Personally, I did not find SAB impressive enough to buy BCV based on that alone, although my kids might disagree. Does BWV have zero entry? If not, then BCV would appeal to me more if I had young children. The shallow zero entry area with lots of sand is nice for little ones. One other pro for BWV is a community hall. BCV does not have one.

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dvcterry 11-21-2012 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by disneynutz (Post 46761424)
Why purchase BCV or BWV?

Because you have stayed at both and you like one more than the other is the best answer that I can think of.

:earsboy: Bill

Sorry, but my thoughts exactly. ::yes::

joeyrose 11-21-2012 06:46 PM

also, bcv is a prettier resort.

Sammie 11-21-2012 07:11 PM

What Bill said. :thumbsup2

Also BCV does have dedicated two bedrooms where BWV is all lock offs. That does make a difference to some people. Also BCV has 25 dedicated two bedroom villas with two queen beds.

jekjones1558 11-21-2012 08:26 PM

I also recommend BCV. There is already too much competition for the standard view and BW view rooms at BWV. ;)


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