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Old 03-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question Is the boardwalk inn the best overall Disney World Resort?

I say yes.

What do you say?
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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I'd say no, but then everyone on this board is going to say that they best resort is the one they like.

I did a BC stay and I loved the atmosphere and the walk to Epcot and boat to DHS, but not the price so haven't been back to that area yet. I looked at Boardwalk but it seemed to have even less appeal to me atmosphere wise.

I think the only pro I could see would be that actual Boardwalk front with the resturants and such, but that is not going to sell me on any resort alone.

Then there's the creepy clown slide.....which while I very rarely hang out beside the feature pool anywhere I sure wouldn't there. eeeeeek!

For me and my style of travel I think for the best mix of value$/atmosphere/location/transportation, I'd rank POFQ as the best resort at WDW.

But someone else will disagree with me, I'm sure. It's the nature of the beast.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:22 PM   #3
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I would definately have to agree Love the Boardwalk-our favorite resort and favorite place to be in the evenings for relaxation. Nothing calms me more. Love the smell of the boards after a rain or in the afternoon Florida sun
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Not with that maniacal clown staring at me! Just looking at pics gives me the heebie jeebies
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #5
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Not with that maniacal clown staring at me! Just looking at pics gives me the heebie jeebies
I think if Disney re-themed the whole pool area and ditched the stupid clown slide they could up the nightly room price 15%-20% and people would still flock to the resort! It's a red herring though- the ugly clown is there to push people toward the beach club so that discerning disney-philes can stay on the gorgeous boardwalk with a massive selection of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment just a few steps away.

The room decor at the boardwalk is beautiful- it's perhaps one of the only resorts without hideous bedspreads. The gardens are gorgeous and the boardwalk water view is to die for. You can walk or boat to hollywood studios and epcot. The club level lounge and service put the other resorts to shame.

We just use the quiet pools and leave the clown pool to the psycho children who for some reason Disney keeps trying to appeal to. In my observation all the adults at Disney are smiling ear to ear while all the kids are crying, whining, and generally having an awful time. Seriously though, I'm kidding. Sort of.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:38 PM   #6
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I have heard that the BWI has a great club level, but I've also been told the Poly is the winner in CL. (Poly is on my list of Disney Deluxes I want to try but would probably not do CL)

I keep pricing out CL and with my touring style I don't think the bump up in price would cover my use of the amenities, plus I don't do DDP so I wouldn't need them to book my ADRs, what few ADR's and Activity reservation need to be made I prefer to do myself.

But like I said before I think the Boardwalk itself is probably the big draw for BWI. I quess you could pitch the adults only resort to the world but then those threads never end well, very interesting but they never end well.
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I have heard that the BWI has a great club level, but I've also been told the Poly is the winner in CL. (Poly is on my list of Disney Deluxes I want to try but would probably not do CL)

I keep pricing out CL and with my touring style I don't think the bump up in price would cover my use of the amenities, plus I don't do DDP so I wouldn't need them to book my ADRs, what few ADR's and Activity reservation need to be made I prefer to do myself.

But like I said before I think the Boardwalk itself is probably the big draw for BWI. I quess you could pitch the adults only resort to the world but then those threads never end well, very interesting but they never end well.
Club level is for people with more money than common sense. But if you fall into that category, boardwalk inn offers you the nicest lounge and service.
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Club level is for people with more money than common sense. But if you fall into that category, boardwalk inn offers you the nicest lounge and service.

That is not a very nice thing to say.
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Club level is for people with more money than common sense. But if you fall into that category, boardwalk inn offers you the nicest lounge and service.

Sorry, but I find your comment presumptuous and rude. Many people make the decision to go CL after very careful thought and consideration.

BWI is actually very, very far down on our list. In fact it is below some of the mods. Different tastes for different folks. You are as entitled to love the resort as much as I am entitled not to. No explanation needed. I hope you enjoy your stay.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #10
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The room decor at the boardwalk is beautiful- it's perhaps one of the only resorts without hideous bedspreads.
Incorrect, most of the resorts have changed over to the white duvets as of now. I think the most beautiful bedding, even above the deluxes, was at CSR:



Everyone has their favorite, but BWI is not one of ours. We've stayed at most resorts from value to Deluxe Villa, some CL, and AKL, Poly & BC are our faves, hands down.
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Not with that maniacal clown staring at me! Just looking at pics gives me the heebie jeebies
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I'd love to crunch the numbers for you.

We are a family of 5. We stayed at CL for only $80 more a night than standard with AP discount.

continental breakfast for 5 - $50 and that's low balling it - nowhere on property will you find all you can eat beverages, pastries, hot oatmeal & fresh fruit for $10 per person.

drinks - we spend a lot of time at the resort & each person in our family has at least 4 beverages a day in the loungs, if not 6, 8 or 10. Even at the minumum of 4 per person, per day, that 20 beverages that would cost $3 each in the parks/restaraunts. There's $60.

snacks, appetizers & desserts - we use these to supplement our other meals in WDW, and easily save $50 a day for a family of 5 having these at our convenience.

So if I crunch that's $160 a day for us, we worth the $80 extra per day we paid for the CL upgrade. And it's not all about the food - it's the whole CL experience.

We have no desire, nor would we ever spend $400 on a "culinary experience" like Victoria & Alberts. To us, that's a waste of money, especially with a family of 5.
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I'd love to crunch the numbers for you.

We are a family of 5. We stayed at CL for only $80 more a night than standard with AP discount.

continental breakfast for 5 - $50 and that's low balling it - nowhere on property will you find all you can eat beverages, pastries, hot oatmeal & fresh fruit for $10 per person.

drinks - we spend a lot of time at the resort & each person in our family has at least 4 beverages a day in the loungs, if not 6, 8 or 10. Even at the minumum of 4 per person, per day, that 20 beverages that would cost $3 each in the parks/restaraunts. There's $60.

snacks, appetizers & desserts - we use these to supplement our other meals in WDW, and easily save $50 a day for a family of 5 having these at our convenience.

So if I crunch that's $160 a day for us, we worth the $80 extra per day we paid for the CL upgrade. And it's not all about the food - it's the whole CL experience.
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I think troll is right. Won the trip? This says otherwise:

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Two Adults staying 2 nights at the swan and 5 nights at the boardwalk inn.

Total price we are paying for a rental car, two round trip flights from long island, all of our hotel nights, and two 6 day non-hopper tickets=

$1,660. Yep. That's everything except for what we will pay for food and souvenirs. How? Free flights, free rental car, and two free nights at the swan all with credit card sign up bonuses. Also getting a TA rate on one park ticket and on the boardwalk inn. I could never afford it without these deals!
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Yes. And the clown isn't that bad. I much prefer that pool over SB (almost as over-hyped as Dole Whips)
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