Originally Posted by SFlaDisneyfans
A couple of additional factors for thought. If Poly is high on the list and you plan every 3rd year then it may very well be completed for your next trip and be a viable purchase option.
What is your proximity to Disney? Are travel costs a major factor. If you are relatively close and might do spur of the moment trips/dont plan 11 months or more out then the home resort bonus isnt that important.
While studios are good for now, think 10 or so years down the road and ask if you might need a more economical point chart for a 1 bedroom. Also, dont discount a 1 bedroom just for a couple. Once you stay in one some folks find it hard to go back to a studio. This is a factor when looking at point charts for BCV versus BWL and VWL.
Hope this helps.
Sound advice. We started with 200 when we had only one child and figured studios would be fine. Fast forward one year when we tried out a one bedroom. First add on. Fast forward a few more years and we had twins!! Next add on. Now we own 860 points and wouldn't dream of a studio for more than a couple of night when it is just the two us.
I think akl is a great value point wise. It is also great that we get by in a one br there. Bay lake is the same but pricier per point and we don't like it as much as akl. We also own at ssr but it is less favourable for us because we need a two bedroom there. Keep your future needs in mind when buying.