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    • #148
      buzzlightyear3
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      Hi Everyone,We're new Marriott DC owners, but we've owned Disney DVC for over 10 years.    Looking to learn more about trading through this forum.About five years ago, we traded our DVC points for some Hawaii timeshares through private trades.  In both cases we gave the other people DVC points in exchange for reservations they made at their home resorts.  It all worked out great.....didn't have any issues.....but I was nervous because of course once they had my DVC points, nothing really stopped them from canceling the reservations they made for us!I'm hoping that owning both DVC and Marriott destination points will make it a less risky trade for all involved the next time, but I need to learn how that works.  Now planning another Hawaii trip for 2015!

    • #596
      StevenTing
      Keymaster

      Welcome and hope to learn a little about DVC from you as well. When are you planning your trip in 2015?  I might be interested in a trade with you but I'm still working out details with my extended family b

    • #597
      buzzlightyear3
      Participant

      Hi,We're hoping to go to Hawaii in June 2015.  Ideally, we'd like to stay at the Maui Marriott Ocean Club in the newer buildings. Linda 

    • #598
      StevenTing
      Keymaster

      I don't own a Maui resort but maybe you can trade with someone else or work out an arrangement.  --Sent using Tapatalk

    • #599
      GregT
      Keymaster

      Linda,Welcome to VPE, and it is good to have another Disney/Marriott owner on our board.  I'm sure you will be able to coordinate a Direct Exchange with a Marriott owner, and the model of trading Marriott points for DVC points can work very effectively, to the benefit of both parties.Which property in DVC do you own?  Your DVC points have the added benefit of a home resort booking window, where in Marriott DC, there really isn't that home resort benefit.Thanks again and welcome!Best,Greg

    • #600
      buzzlightyear3
      Participant

      Hi,I just realized that I didn't answer Greg's question.....our home DVC resort is Boardwalk Villas.  It's definitely one of the more popular resorts and fills up fast because it's within walking distance (or a short boat ride if you're tired of walking) of both EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.  As the name implies, it's situated on a bay with a Boardwalk where there are numerous restaurants, a dueling piano bar, and a dance hall.    In the evenings, they have magicians, jugglers, and other entertainers roaming around the boardwalk, and they do brief shows.  It has a themed pool with a water slide and also a 'quiet pool' (which is a great place if you want to get a chair with a good location and don't care about the water slide.)  Finally, Boardwalk has a "Community Hall" containing video game systems, ping pong, foosball, boardgames, arts/crafts for the kids, etc.  I can book Boardwalk at 11 months out and the other DVC resorts at 7 months out.I've seen a few people asking about Bay Lake Tower which is a newer DVC resort located in the Magic Kingdom area.  It's nice because to get to the Magic Kingdom, you'd walk over to the Contemporary and then ride the monorail from there.  I've never tried to book Bay Lake at 7 months out, but my guess is it'd be difficult to get at that point.    If Magic Kingdom is someone's sole reason for going to Disney, it'd be best to find someone to trade with who is a Bay Lake owner so that they can book Bay Lake at 11 months.  If you are going to Disney and planning to visit all of the parks and also have some rest/relaxation time at the pool or taking advantage of other recreation activities, then I'd definitely recommend Boardwalk.Linda

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