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mirmartinez
06-06-2008, 12:26 PM
We are currently booked (and paid) for 10 day trip in FW cabins.
I choose this because the campgrounds look lovely and I always wanted to drive a golf cart.
This said.
Today, I recieved an offer for Beach Club, the price is only 230 dollars more.

Should I switch, my dh really wanted to stay their to begin with, but I told him the cabin would be better because of the extra space and savings.

However, now there really is no savings , espcially considering the golf cart rental is over 350 dollars'

Space is still an issue, will we feel crowded in BC.

what would you do?

RMulieri
06-06-2008, 12:27 PM
I love the Bc and you really can't beat its location.However, if space is an issue you are better off with the cabin.They are nice to have the extra room.I am staying at the BCV in a 1bdr ( I got a great discount)I looked at theregula price per night and almost had a stroke.

rkwells
06-06-2008, 12:31 PM
My view is a bit slanted because I have always wanted to stay at BC...hands down I would forget the extra space and go with beach club. You have stormalong bay, beaches and cream, cape may....:cloud9:

mirmartinez
06-06-2008, 12:47 PM
do you know the sq ft of standard rooms at bc

rkwells
06-06-2008, 01:01 PM
mirmartinez, this link shows the size at 380 Sq ft.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/resorts/beach.htm

guelde96
06-06-2008, 01:06 PM
BC hands down.:thumbsup2

PrincessPaczki
06-06-2008, 01:16 PM
The BC is a wonderful resort.:thumbsup2 My kids loved Storm Along Bay. (and so did I:goodvibes ) They have some really nice restaurants there and you are only a short stroll to Epcot. :goodvibes

mirmartinez
06-06-2008, 01:17 PM
BC hands down.:thumbsup2
Your smiley face family is the same size as mine, and ages are the same except my middle is 5 years old.

Would a standard bc room feel cramped? have you ever stayed in standard bc?

lala3291
06-06-2008, 01:18 PM
I would go with BC because of location. Walking to Epcot is really convenient.

ruzer28
06-06-2008, 02:11 PM
I think that the BC is the most beautiful resort at WDW. I would definitely pick that over FW, even with the loss of space.

Sleeping Becca
06-06-2008, 02:27 PM
Your smiley face family is the same size as mine, and ages are the same except my middle is 5 years old.

Would a standard bc room feel cramped? have you ever stayed in standard bc?
This really depends on how big your kids are. How big are they? Will they mind sharing a bed? Will one of them fit on the day bed?

If your kids are smallish, I would no doubt hit the BC!

Never mind, I see the ages now, you should be fine at BC, I wouldn't worry about being crowded. I didn't know if you had big kids.

TPCShauna
06-06-2008, 02:29 PM
You didn't mention your kids' ages so I can't really give you a clear answer.

Based purely on amenities from an adult standpoint, I would switch to BC in a heartbeat. You have fast and easy access to Epcot AND DHS and the Boardwalk to play on as well. There are so many places to eat in that area also that you will never have a problem.

From a kid (and also adult) standpoint, you have Stormalong Bay which is just awesome plus all of the kid activities at the two parks that are close-by.

The only con I could think of besides the room size are the buses. BC, YC, BWI and Swan/Dolphin all SHARE buses. It could get pretty crowded pretty fast. Just something to think about.

In defense of FW, there are a gabillion activities for kids that are free/low-cost. They can even just run around outside to expend energy if they aren't completely wiped out from the parks.

I hope this info helps a bit. Good luck with your decision!

Sleeping Becca
06-06-2008, 02:30 PM
This really depends on how big your kids are. How big are they? Will they mind sharing a bed? Will one of them fit on the day bed?

If your kids are smallish, I would no doubt hit the BC!

Never mind, I see the ages now, you should be fine at BC, I wouldn't worry about being crowded. I didn't know if you had big kids.

Of course, keep in mind that I am not a camper. I have never frequented a campground and a campground has never appealed to me. Folks that stay at FW have nothing but good things to say about it, except that it is huge and transportation can be confusing. We have gone to FW for HDDR and MBBBQ and it really seems like a fun place for families. It is just not my thing.

TPCShauna
06-06-2008, 02:32 PM
'K. Now that I see the ages, I would say BC for sure. Have fun deciding!

postesf
06-06-2008, 02:41 PM
Have you considered a split stay? You could 5 days at one and 5 at the other. That is a good amount of time to experience both resorts.

If I was lucky enough to be able to go that long, I think I would try two different ones. The resorts will move your luggage for you. You just leave it w/ bell services and they will transport it for you. Go the park, enjoy and then over to your new resort, check in and they bring you your luggage.

We plan on going marathon weekend in January and if I can swing the price, I hope to do 2 nights at Poly then the other nights at Coronado Springs.

Good Luck!!!

spiceycat
06-06-2008, 02:53 PM
your husband wants to stay there.

the kids will love the pool - you were not planning on going to the parks right? - if you were planning on the parks would try to make sure the kids don't see the pool until you are ready for it.

the problem that I see is your and your husband might need to separate - there is kids pool great for 5 & 3 year old - but the 9 year old will want to do the BIG pool.

don't eat at Beaches & Cream until you are ready for the kids to go swimming.

you can walk to Epcot, boat to Studios - at night walk the BW - the kids will love those survey bikes.

Taja
06-06-2008, 03:20 PM
A split stay is a great idea, if you don't mind packing up. If you need to laundry during your trip, this could be a good time to do it, repack and switch resorts.

I think with three children I would go with FW. I'm not a camper, but there seems to be so much for children to do there. Not to mention having kitchen facilities for quick meals/snacks that also might save a bit of money!

mirmartinez
06-06-2008, 06:50 PM
Think I am gonna split the stay fw 6 and bc 4
calling tonight.

Thank you all

Atchley
06-06-2008, 09:20 PM
Beach Club!
Beach Club!
Beach Club!

We are staying at the WL this year. It was only $139 more than a preferred section at a moderate. (Value rates at deluxe when only summer rates at mods)

Reginak
06-07-2008, 12:42 AM
The split stay is just what I was going to suggest! We have stayed at both and they are both great! My kids love them both and they are ages 5, 7, 10 and 11.

Be sure to make time for the petting zoo, fishing, the campfire, etc. at FW. We wanted to do these but my husband got sick and we ran out of time.

Have fun!
Regina