• On Jul 11, 2012
    Taryn from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Andrea! New DVC members,1st DVC trip , 6 adults Dec 8-12! Current res at OKW, 4 day hop. Going on Fantasy week before. Would you wait list AKV at Kindani or BL? Already have VWL wait listed. We would prefer other 3 over OKW due to Xmas deco/monorail.

    Hello, Taryn!

    First of all, Welcome Home, fellow Disney Vacation Club Member! Congratulations on planning your first trip using your DVC Membership, too!

    Congratulations, too, on deciding to cruise on Disney Cruise Line's newest ship, the Fantasy! Our cruise on the Dream last summer was simply spectacular, and the added holiday decor on board the Fantasy will be breathtaking! (Oh! And it's her first Christmas! How special!)

    Regarding your reservation for your pre-cruise stay in Walt Disney World, I would definitely Waitlist either of those two resorts. Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort is not only a lovely DVC property, it's also so very conveniently located a short stroll away from Magic Kingdom AND is on the monorail line. For touring gingerbread displays in the monorail resort area, as well as for easy access to both MK and Epcot, you simply can't beat a stay at BLT.  On the other hand, Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas-Kidani Village is a truly breathtaking resort which will be even lovelier during the holiday season. Keep in mind that this resort is further away from the other parks, so it won't be as convenient for your to tour the decor of the monorail resorts. (Still, it's a fantastic resort you're sure to love!)

    Be sure to speak to a Cast Member at Member Services at (800) 800-9800 when adding anything to your Waitlist. While you may be able to do this online at, Cast Members have great insight into what can work and what they've seen happen and trends in the past, so use their expertise.

    Incidentally, my very first stay in a DVC property was at Disney's Old Key West during Christmas time. It was truly beautifully decorated, and we love how close OKW is to Downtown Disney's shops and fantastic restaurants. No matter what, you're sure to have a wonderful stay!

    Send more questions as you think of them! I'd love to help you enjoy your DVC Membership to the fullest!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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