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quirty30
03-20-2010, 03:13 AM
I have to make this brief because I am simply exhausted. Stayed up late last night packing and worked all day, then had a hellish trip, capped off with a missing suitcase...we had to check all our carry-ons because halfway thru boarding they completely ran out of overhead space. Well, at least the missing bag (with ALL my kids clothes) was located back in ATL where we connected from Chicago, but they won't have it here til sometime tomorrow morning. We have 11:45 reservations for Le Cellier and I'm just hoping we'll have something for the kids to change into. They have Delta Skyteam t-shirts for pajamas!

Anyway, we didn't check in until 2AM - I did online check in, but was really nervous we'd end up with a horrible room (especially after the day we've had so far.) Well let me just say, WOW. This 1 bedroom unit just feels HUGE and the renovations are absolutely lovely. I stayed in a lackluster studio last fall that was not renovated and it was just dismal. I'm just in awe at the 1 bedroom and the spaciousness, and all I can say is, add me to the list of people who will never stay in a studio again (unless it's a solo trip.) It's just me and my 2 kids, so we could get away with a studio....but I love this. Can't get over the huge bathroom - it's almost like having 2 full baths (just a toilet short - lol.) What a nice surprise after an otherwise awful day. I am really loving my DVC right now :love::love::love:

66Tink
03-20-2010, 07:09 AM
Sorry to hear about the luggage issue, (hoping it arrives for you soon), but I am so glad to hear that you are loving your villa :thumbsup2 I hope you and your kids have a great stay and beautiful weather ;)

mom2rb
03-20-2010, 07:21 AM
The last time I booked a studio, DH bought me more points and told me no studios ever again.

I can't wait to see pictures of the room.

NARM Forever
03-20-2010, 08:26 AM
Hey, I'm here too. About to leave at about 9.30ish to go shopping. My kids are boys aged 11 and 8. If you'd like to borrow some clothes, give me a call, I'm in room 4119, my name is Bev (NARM is a combination of my kids names).

Bev

dianeschlicht
03-20-2010, 08:32 AM
Congrats! LOL, but this post is nothing without pictures!;)

Corinne
03-20-2010, 09:35 AM
Congrats! LOL, but this post is nothing without pictures!;)

:rotfl2: EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!

We are heading back to the BWV in June, last year we did not have a reburbished room. Are they done with them yet?

quirty30
03-20-2010, 09:52 AM
I took some pics on my Blackberry last night before we started strewing our stuff all about and I will try to post them a little later. Bev, that was so sweet of you to offer to let us borrow clothes - and what a small world - we are in 4127. I'm still a little tired but I think that means you are just down the hall from us. Delta said the bag would arrive at MCO at 8:30 and then they would send it right here. So we are hoping it arrives any minute - but I'll let you know if it doesn't show up (my son is 11 - a little on the husky side : )

Checkers
03-20-2010, 10:09 AM
So sorry to hear of your luggage problem. Hope by now your luggage has arrived and that you have a wonderful rest of your vacation. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the renovated room as BWVs is one of "homes".:)

Disney Princess
03-20-2010, 01:00 PM
We stayed in a studio in January that looked VERY tired. We were disappointed as it was our first trip home together and we wanted it to look perfect. We are looking forward to the refurbed rooms this June. I am so happy that this part of your day went better than expected! I hope your luggage arrives on time and you can finally feel settled. Enjoy that vacation!

Oh and Bev - what a very sweet thing to offer! I just love how kind others can be. :flower3:

Deb & Bill
03-20-2010, 01:31 PM
Congrats! LOL, but this post is nothing without pictures!;)

Yeah, I want to see the kids in their new sleeping attire. ;)

JohnnyB2
03-20-2010, 04:54 PM
:rotfl2: EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!

We are heading back to the BWV in June, last year we did not have a reburbished room. Are they done with them yet?

Hi! From what I have read here,Yes they are complete.We were lucky as we were in the refurbished rooms last year and they look great. IMHO:thumbsup2:cool1::cool1::cool1:

bnk1120
03-20-2010, 05:06 PM
The last time I booked a studio, DH bought me more points and told me no studios ever again.

I hope this happens to me ;)

I can't wait to see these pics. OP- I hope your trip is magical from now on!!!

Corinne
03-20-2010, 05:17 PM
Hi! From what I have read here,Yes they are complete.We were lucky as we were in the refurbished rooms last year and they look great. IMHO:thumbsup2:cool1::cool1::cool1:


:yay::yay:

magicaldisney
03-20-2010, 06:08 PM
We are a family who stayed in a studio our first DVC stay, moved on to a one bedroom the next trip and have never gone back to a studio again. My husband (as well as myself) would not want to stay in a studio again.

HEY...I NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS BEFORE.....but I want to get some more points, DH says not right now. I'm planning our next trip.....I think all they'll have available is a studio. :rolleyes1 One more stay in a studio and he'll be buying points before we leave. Thanks mom2rb for the great idea!!! :idea:

Juliet25
03-20-2010, 07:46 PM
Yes, love the 1 bedrooms! On my last trip we stayed in a renovated BW view studio, and it was nicer than I expected. I didn't think I could do it, but it was worth it for the points savings.

Sorry your trip started off badly -- hopefully it will continue to improve! :thumbsup2

quirty30
03-21-2010, 01:48 AM
Update - I got frustrated and called Delta because my daughter started crying that she was at Disney World and couldn't go anywhere. They were of no help. :furious: So I went to the store down on the Boardwalk and got the kids bathing suits and a few other things. Cancelled our 11:40 Le Cellier ADR and ordered breakfast room service. This was supposed to be an Epcot day. But it was all for the best. It was a perfect pool day. And when we got back to the room there was a message that the suitcase was down at bell services. Headed to Wolfgang Puck Cafe for dinner followed by La Nouba. Dinner was good; not great, but La Nouba was excellent. And we got our discounted tickets thru DVC :)

I would love to post pics but I don't have my cord which means I would have to email each of them to myself from my phone, then upload them to Photobucket. I'll try to do this in my downtime and post them eventually.

Our little luggage mishap made me realize that I am now starting to enjoy the resorts more than the theme parks. I could totally enjoy a trip sans the parks now. And I have to admit, the theming of the Boardwalk never really appealed to me "on paper" but now that I have stayed here twice it has really grown on me. I just love the spacious rooms and the location is just awesome. So things might have not started off quite right but all is well now. All in all, we really enjoyed the day - thanks for all the good wishes.

Tomorrow is Epcot day (take 2) so I better call it a night. :wave2:

Deb & Bill
03-21-2010, 12:57 PM
Gosh, just when you think it's going to be okay, still no luggage. Shouldn't Delta provide you with the necessities for the kids, like at least a change of clothing? Save your receipts and check your ticket and the Delta Website. Hope it all goes better from now on.

nappingbeauty
03-22-2010, 07:16 PM
I remember one time when we were doing a split stay and we were at the Polynesian, a family was in the resort store purchasing clothes.... there luggage had been delayed and they were to each buy an outfit and necessities per the airline. Definitely something to check into.

heaven2dc
03-22-2010, 09:35 PM
I am so glad you recovered your luggage! Can't wait to see some pics of your room and the view - is your room overlooking the Luna Park pool?

Granny
03-23-2010, 11:01 AM
Hey, I'm here too. About to leave at about 9.30ish to go shopping. My kids are boys aged 11 and 8. If you'd like to borrow some clothes, give me a call, I'm in room 4119, my name is Bev (NARM is a combination of my kids names).


Bev...this was absolutely a wonderful offer from you. I love reading posts like this. Shows that "the magic" of WDW doesn't always come from the CM's. :thumbsup2

This 1 bedroom unit just feels HUGE and the renovations are absolutely lovely.

Having a Richyams moment here (you long time DISers will know what I mean). Inspired by his memory, I'd just have to say that if you think that little 1BR is huge, you will positively need a GPS to navigate around an OKW 1BR!! :lmao:

freya
03-23-2010, 05:32 PM
I called Disney and asked the girl who answered if bwv have had any renovations latey. She told me no. Was she wrong and can I really hope that in November I might end up with a newly renovated room?:yay:

jekjones1558
03-23-2010, 05:40 PM
I called Disney and asked the girl who answered if bwv have had any renovations latey. She told me no. Was she wrong and can I really hope that in November I might end up with a newly renovated room?:yay:

ALL BWV rooms are now renovated. Enjoy.

TLSnell1981
03-23-2010, 05:57 PM
Gosh, just when you think it's going to be okay, still no luggage. Shouldn't Delta provide you with the necessities for the kids, like at least a change of clothing? Save your receipts and check your ticket and the Delta Website. Hope it all goes better from now on.

Delta doesn't do much anymore. My son and his family flew Buisness Elite to Italy last summer. And, yep...they lost their luggage. They had a 1 year old, a carry-on and a stroller. The carseat took three days to arrive..the other bags arrived two days later. I think, the reimbursement was around $150USD. The only reason they received that much was because of they were had FC and BE tickets. That didn't go far buying diapers, clothes and renting a carseat ..in euro. The carseat alone was more that the allowable.

OP..I'm glad you guys are loving BWV. It's our "home" and our favorite resort.:love: Here's some pixiedust: for the rest of your vacation!

SassyLassy
03-23-2010, 06:03 PM
wow, I am so sorry to hear of all the troubles that you have had in your first couple of days :sad2: and it completely unacceptable what Delta is not doing to help!!

I hope swimming and maybe walking around helped cheer up you and your daughter!

I can't wait to see the pics!

freya
03-23-2010, 06:19 PM
ALL BWV rooms are now renovated. Enjoy.


I am sooo happy to hear that!! Thank you for the news!:yay:

corpcomp
03-23-2010, 07:27 PM
Gosh, just when you think it's going to be okay, still no luggage. Shouldn't Delta provide you with the necessities for the kids, like at least a change of clothing? Save your receipts and check your ticket and the Delta Website. Hope it all goes better from now on.

What Delta should do is reimburse you for the fee you paid for them to take the luggage. But I doubt that will happen. The fee is for "handling" the luggage, not guaranteeing it will get to the same place you are going.

dianeschlicht
03-24-2010, 08:49 AM
What Delta should do is reimburse you for the fee you paid for them to take the luggage. But I doubt that will happen. The fee is for "handling" the luggage, not guaranteeing it will get to the same place you are going.

And that is just one of the many reasons I will NOT fly Delta if I can help it. That's a tough call from here in Minnesota, were NWA was the "home town airline", and Delta came in and took it away. Delta's customer service is pretty much non-existant, and after flying Sun Country to WDW this month, we decided it will be a cold day in hell before we take Delta again. I'd drive first!

quirty30
03-24-2010, 08:37 PM
Update - we are home now. I got an email reply from Delta yesterday - they said they would reimburse me for "reasonable out-of-pocket" expenses. So I will submit a claim for appx $150 for swimsuit, flip-flops & cover-ups, as well as appx $50 for the room service breakfast I ordered when I realized our Le Cellier lunch was not going to be possible. All they can do is tell me no. Without a car to drive to Wal-mart, the Boardwalk general store was really my only choice. And just for the record, the misplaced suitcase was never intended to be checked - we had to gate check ALL our carry-ons because the overhead bins were all filled only halfway thru boarding. I never would have put ALL my kids clothes in ONE bag had I thought it was going to be checked. As an aside, the airlines really need to start cracking down on folks who are too cheap to check any bags and bring 2 full size carry-ons (it's supposed to be one carry-on for the overhead bin and one smaller personal item such as a purse, briefcase or backpack that must fit under the seat.) But I digress : )

Ok, here are pictures. They are not fabulous since I took them with the Blackberry. But trust me, these renovations are very nice and I am a very picky and critical traveler:

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Deb & Bill - these are per your request (and if my kids find out they'll never forgive me - LOL:)

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This was our "zoomed in" view - room 4127:

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Finally, the Luna Park pool we were "forced" into using on check-in day (in hindsight, a pretty nice way to spend the day!)

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Deb & Bill
03-24-2010, 08:49 PM
Aw, the kids look great. I'm glad it worked out in the end.

quirty30
03-24-2010, 08:52 PM
Aw, the kids look great. I'm glad it worked out in the end.

Thanks - we have decided going forward that every first day of stay should be a pool day, weather permitting. I'll put the bathing suits in my purse, just in case ;) !!!

Deb & Bill
03-24-2010, 09:00 PM
Thanks - we have decided going forward that every first day of stay should be a pool day, weather permitting. I'll put the bathing suits in my purse, just in case ;) !!!

And pack those Delta Team shirts, too!!:lmao:

quirty30
06-25-2010, 07:05 PM
Well, well, well, it's been about 3 months since our spring break trip, and guess what I found in the mailbox today? A check from Delta for $202.56 - I submitted receipts for our room service breakfast and for the kids swim gear...and they reimbursed me for the entirety. I am stunned and pleased all at once. Just had to share the news. If an airline loses or misplaces your luggage, save those receipts - miracles do happen.

:yay::woohoo::yay::woohoo::yay:

SunnieRN
06-25-2010, 08:46 PM
Great to hear, but after our last Delta fiasco, I am finished and instead of flying our local airport will travel to Austin out of Jet Blue!! Glad it worked out and I love resort days also!:goodvibes