What we are about to say is a comment not agreed upon many within DVC communities, however, we will go on and say it anyway. Unless you plan on doing a "resort only" stay and plan on spending much time in your room, getting anything bigger than a Studio as a couple or party of 4 is unnecessary. Studio rooms on property are not huge rooms. They have two beds, a mini fridge, a kitchenette, a bathroom, some other amenities within the room and that's it. But, to be honest, that's all a couple or a family of 4 really needs; it's plenty. We are part of many Disney online communities, and the mutual consensus is that "once you stay in a 1-bedroom, there's no going back to a studio". Although we do agree that staying in a 1-bedroom not only gives you more space, but also offers more convenience, it does not justify the grand point difference per night. You can stay at a studio for 30 pts/weekend, and stay at the very same resort and spend more than double that (78-98 points/weekend, depending on the type of 1-bedroom and if you're staying in preferred or not) for a 1-bedroom, WHICH SLEEPS THE SAME AMOUNT OF PEOPLE as a Studio!
When a family goes to Disney, they usually do not stay in the resort room the entire time or even for the majority of the time. So, if you plan on going to the parks, going to Disney Springs and enjoying the things offered to you at your resort, then why would you want to spend more just to stay in a 1-bedroom? Yes, we know that "the 1-bedroom gives you a full kitchen"! Again, if you are spending your time at Disney in the parks, at Disney Springs or around different resorts, then what is having a kitchen going to solve?
Yes, having a 1-bedroom is certainly more convenient and offers a bit more space, not to mention you can do your own laundry in-room, but totally overrated. Want our advice? Unless you plan on cooking and eating in your room, spending the majority of your stay in your room or you have more than 4 people in your party, spending extra for a 1-bedroom is completely unnecessary and should not be done! If you're a DVC member, the difference in points is literally an additional weekend at Disney. How can you argue with that?!
All things considered, do whats best for your family and what you guys love to do, but consider some of the factors we have presented!
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ya think and/or what are some points you think we may have overlooked?***