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BWV Dreamin
06-06-2009, 12:12 PM
We arrived at VWL after being on the cruiseline bus for 2 hours! (Six stops along the way plus waiting for cruisers to board!) I will answer any cruise questions later, but don't want to comment till Blossom has gotten on board! Here is a pic of me with Cruisin Mickey!

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At 11:00a our room was not ready, but they had one available (not meeting any of our requests), so I denied it and said we would wait. So glad we did, it was an awesome room with a great view. It looked to have been newly refurbbed with a new mini fridge, new microwave, Corian counters, new carpet and beadspread. I especially like the little coffee table by the sofa (sure wish BWV had these!).

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Our view from 3543 studio;

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Crowds were light at the resort, we hardly saw anyone around our hallway, elevators were really fast! The quiet pools was heavenly most of the time, and the resort as a whole was very manecured with topiary, mulching, etc.

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BWV Dreamin
06-06-2009, 12:20 PM
We really enjoyed the beach area as there was always a constant breeze and was very relaxing looking over the lake. At night, a musical light boat show happens around 9:30p and last for about 15 mins. Here are some more shots from around the resort;

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Of course, I had to look for my groupie gathering chairs at VWL and BWV....lots of chairs available for our coffee and converstations...

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We took the boat across to the contemporary, and got a few pics of BLT. We also toured inside the Contemporary (4th floor), and rode the monorail. I am not so sure I am going to like BLT, Ill have to wait until I actually stay inside the DVC resort.
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We did the Fort Wilderness Segway tour, and that was really fun. Here we are;
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We only stayed 3 nights, but totally enjoyed this stay. We will be returning as it is now my DHs fav resort (gasp!) over BWV!

bobbiwoz
06-06-2009, 12:30 PM
Gorgeous pictures! VWL is my favorite of all of the DVC's, even though I sometimes think AKV is vying for the position!

I also enjoyed the FW Segway tour. Last year, I did it with some friends!

Did you enjoy the cruise? We were a week ahead of you, and had a great time, booked another all family 3 nighter, only 17 months to wait for that one:rotfl:

Bobbi:goodvibes

KeepSwimmingDory
06-06-2009, 01:01 PM
Great report! :thumbsup2 Beautiful pictures. I would love to do the Segway tour at FW.

What a peaceful view on the beach and of course I'd love to sit and rock in those chairs on the porch or lobby anytime!. :lovestruc

Glad you had such an awesome time and hope to hear about the cruise later.

DizDays
06-06-2009, 01:07 PM
Thanks for sharing! The pictures are fabulous. It makes me want to try VWL!

Muushka
06-06-2009, 01:15 PM
Lots of great pictures :love:. Can't wait to hear about Captain Mickey!:yay:

Anal Annie
06-06-2009, 03:19 PM
WE all KNEW you'd love VWL!!! How could you not?! I cannot wait to go back there again!!:rolleyes1 DH loved it enough too that I might be able to talk him into a repeat visit before we finish trying the rest of the DVC's...hummmmm....something to think about!:rolleyes:

What about the cruise? Did you love that too? It was too short, wasn't it?? Did u rebook for another one while you were onboard?!?!

DiznyDi
06-06-2009, 06:45 PM
Thanks for sharing! I've enjoyed looking at your pictures. We're on dial-up and it's taken a l-o-n-g time to pull these in, but so worth it!

Corinne
06-06-2009, 08:02 PM
Great TR and photos, BWV Dreamin! Love the one with you and Cruisin' Mickey! The Lodge is a great place, glad you enjoyed it. :)

GILL-WDW
06-07-2009, 06:43 AM
Can't wait to hear about the cruise... We are doing the same thing in 9 days. Cruise then on to VWL. WOW... 2 hours on the bus.

suzycute
06-07-2009, 06:54 AM
Your pics are great! - I have never been to VWL but you have tempted me to have a look round when we go to WDW in September. Thanks for sharing your report :thumbsup2

DVC Mike
06-07-2009, 07:01 AM
Glad you enjoyed VWL! Too bad the cruise wasn't as enjoyable.

BigEeyore
06-07-2009, 09:16 AM
Thanks for thr TR! Great pics! Look forward to hearing about your cruise too!

TammyNC
06-07-2009, 10:31 AM
Enjoying reading your VWL stay report and loved the pics. Can't wait to hear how your cruise went.

IAMaGR8DISMOM
06-07-2009, 10:40 AM
What is the minimum age requirement to do the FW Segway tour?

Thanks

BWV Dreamin
06-07-2009, 04:46 PM
What is the minimum age requirement to do the FW Segway tour?

Thanks

16 yrs old and less than 250 lbs.

Kelblum
06-07-2009, 06:17 PM
Thanks for your post!! We are going in Oct/Nov and have never stayed there before and are SOOOO excited now!!! Thanks!:worship: