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Old 04-29-2012, 05:39 AM   #1036
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Not sure if anyone saw this, but there was no response from anyone so I just thought I'd quote this to make sure anyone that has an opinion for me can let me know! Thanks

Hi Stefani! We have stayed at both BWI and YC previously. We have not stayed at BC mostly because the theming has not appealed to us and it is a bit nosier than the other two options due to the Character breakfast and such.

So, having already stayed at the BWI and now choosing to go back is because I really love the feel of the resort. There are certainly pros and cons to each resort, but some of the reasons I love the BWI is:

* I love the BW area in the evening, it's so alive with fun and entertainment!

* I prefer the decor of the rooms and resort, in general, over the YC/BC

* Location - now, this won't help much in the way of comparing to YC/BC because they are obviously all in the same area


Now, the cons would be:

* Limited counter service options - there is a lounge to purchase continental breakfast type items in the morning, but there is not a marketplace type option.

* There seems to be a big issue with seagulls - I guess this goes along with the theming, however, one of those birds stole a piece of pizza right out of my daughters hands one year!

* Going with the above, we won't pay for the Water view upgrade again for this reason as well - the balcony was loaded with bird feces and not very useful. (Although staff was seen cleaning it regularly, just couldn't keep up I guess)


Honestly, in my opinion, the difference for a standard room between the three resorts comes down to what decor you prefer. They are all beautiful resorts.
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Yes they do At least at the BWI Club level
Excellent! We are staying there June 3rd to June 10th and my DD loves them. She thinks they are outstanding PBJs.
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Hi Stefani! We have stayed at both BWI and YC previously. We have not stayed at BC mostly because the theming has not appealed to us and it is a bit nosier than the other two options due to the Character breakfast and such.

So, having already stayed at the BWI and now choosing to go back is because I really love the feel of the resort. There are certainly pros and cons to each resort, but some of the reasons I love the BWI is:

* I love the BW area in the evening, it's so alive with fun and entertainment!

* I prefer the decor of the rooms and resort, in general, over the YC/BC

* Location - now, this won't help much in the way of comparing to YC/BC because they are obviously all in the same area


Now, the cons would be:

* Limited counter service options - there is a lounge to purchase continental breakfast type items in the morning, but there is not a marketplace type option.

* There seems to be a big issue with seagulls - I guess this goes along with the theming, however, one of those birds stole a piece of pizza right out of my daughters hands one year!

* Going with the above, we won't pay for the Water view upgrade again for this reason as well - the balcony was loaded with bird feces and not very useful. (Although staff was seen cleaning it regularly, just couldn't keep up I guess)


Honestly, in my opinion, the difference for a standard room between the three resorts comes down to what decor you prefer. They are all beautiful resorts.
Stefani I agree with Tinkbyday on just about all she said about the BW/YC. I also have stayed at both and prefer the BW. The Decor at the BW is the closest to the GF you will find. The resort is stunning! We feel in love

We he no issues with with the seagulls or feces and we did have a WV room but it also faced on the Villiage Green with a view of Crescent Lake and the Boardwalk.

With a water view room you can see some of Wishes over the roof of the YC from your balcony.

If a balcony is important remember at the BC only about 50% of the rooms have them. Having a balcony is one of the reasons I love staying Deluxe.

Whether you grab a quick bite at the Boardwalk Bakery or one of the other places sitting at a table along the Boardwalk can not be beat.

As for the pool SAB was so busy and noisy when we stayed at YC we avoided it, instead using the quiet pool.

We found Luna park pool much better and you can see the higher Illuminations fireworks from the quiet pool t BWI.
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Best wishes for a beautiful wedding and a lovely honeymoon!
Thanks! Are you stay at BWI for your next trip?
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getting from BWV to Epcot main gate before park opens?

I am certain that this question has been posted and answered on this thread before, but my search-fu skills have failed me. Apologies in advance for the repetition.

I just booked myself into the Backstage Magic tour for my upcoming trip in June.

:good vibes

I'm supposed to be at Guest Relations by the main entrance of Epcot by 8:45 that morning. I'm staying at BWV (my DVC home resort), so I'm very accustomed to entering Epcot through the International Gateway, but I've never had to be at the front of the park before rope drop. Will I be able to enter the park through the International Gateway and walk to the front, or will I have to get to the main gate some other way? Off the top of my head, the first possibility that comes to mind is to take a bus from BWV to MK, then hop the monorail from MK to Epcot.

Thanks in advance. 50 days and counting!

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I am certain that this question has been posted and answered on this thread before, but my search-fu skills have failed me. Apologies in advance for the repetition.

I just booked myself into the Backstage Magic tour for my upcoming trip in June.

:good vibes

I'm supposed to be at Guest Relations by the main entrance of Epcot by 8:45 that morning. I'm staying at BWV (my DVC home resort), so I'm very accustomed to entering Epcot through the International Gateway, but I've never had to be at the front of the park before rope drop. Will I be able to enter the park through the International Gateway and walk to the front, or will I have to get to the main gate some other way? Off the top of my head, the first possibility that comes to mind is to take a bus from BWV to MK, then hop the monorail from MK to Epcot.

Thanks in advance. 50 days and counting!

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I have read that for pre park-opening ADRs, they have a list of names at the IG. If you give them your name, they should match it against the list they have. I'm assuming the list also contains those booked for tours

Let us know how you liked the tour!
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Thanks! Are you stay at BWI for your next trip?
Hi Jessica 527,
Thank you for asking. I'm making a trip soon. I'll spend some time with our daughter--lucky duck she lives in Orlando. Then I will be back in Orlando in Oct. with DH at BWI.

We love that resort! We enjoy walking on the boardwalk around Crescent Lake, having a glass of wine at the Belle Vue Lounge, and being able to walk to Epcot to taste all the yummy food at Food and Wine.

Is this your first time at BWI, or have you stayed there before?

I'll bet the time flies by in the next week or so. How wonderful to get married and honeymoon at WDW!

Hope you get a chance to post your thoughts about BWI when you return! Cheers!
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I am certain that this question has been posted and answered on this thread before, but my search-fu skills have failed me. Apologies in advance for the repetition.

I just booked myself into the Backstage Magic tour for my upcoming trip in June.

:good vibes

I'm supposed to be at Guest Relations by the main entrance of Epcot by 8:45 that morning. I'm staying at BWV (my DVC home resort), so I'm very accustomed to entering Epcot through the International Gateway, but I've never had to be at the front of the park before rope drop. Will I be able to enter the park through the International Gateway and walk to the front, or will I have to get to the main gate some other way? Off the top of my head, the first possibility that comes to mind is to take a bus from BWV to MK, then hop the monorail from MK to Epcot.

Thanks in advance. 50 days and counting!

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As KOOK said, they will have the list of names at IG. Keep your confirmation # and/or Charge receipt (I keep email one in my phone) if you are worried.
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Hi Jessica 527,
Thank you for asking. I'm making a trip soon. I'll spend some time with our daughter--lucky duck she lives in Orlando. Then I will be back in Orlando in Oct. with DH at BWI.

We love that resort! We enjoy walking on the boardwalk around Crescent Lake, having a glass of wine at the Belle Vue Lounge, and being able to walk to Epcot to taste all the yummy food at Food and Wine.

Is this your first time at BWI, or have you stayed there before?

I'll bet the time flies by in the next week or so. How wonderful to get married and honeymoon at WDW!

Hope you get a chance to post your thoughts about BWI when you return! Cheers!
Yes this is our first time staying at BWI. This is actually the first time staying deluxe. The past 10 years I have been on a high school and college budget. So this is the first time to fully indulge!!
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I just used the online DVC website to book BWV at the 11 month mark. I was actually able to book it this AM, but forgot ? I was able to get Easter week 2013. I like my new BWV points. Does the Boardwalk have anything special for Easter?
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I received a miss call today with no voicemail, so I looked up the number. It was the boardwalk calling me with no voice message?? I called back and the CM said everything looked normal. Anyone have a clue what it would be?
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Hi Stefani! We have stayed at both BWI and YC previously. We have not stayed at BC mostly because the theming has not appealed to us and it is a bit nosier than the other two options due to the Character breakfast and such.

So, having already stayed at the BWI and now choosing to go back is because I really love the feel of the resort. There are certainly pros and cons to each resort, but some of the reasons I love the BWI is:

* I love the BW area in the evening, it's so alive with fun and entertainment!

* I prefer the decor of the rooms and resort, in general, over the YC/BC

* Location - now, this won't help much in the way of comparing to YC/BC because they are obviously all in the same area


Now, the cons would be:

* Limited counter service options - there is a lounge to purchase continental breakfast type items in the morning, but there is not a marketplace type option.

* There seems to be a big issue with seagulls - I guess this goes along with the theming, however, one of those birds stole a piece of pizza right out of my daughters hands one year!

* Going with the above, we won't pay for the Water view upgrade again for this reason as well - the balcony was loaded with bird feces and not very useful. (Although staff was seen cleaning it regularly, just couldn't keep up I guess)


Honestly, in my opinion, the difference for a standard room between the three resorts comes down to what decor you prefer. They are all beautiful resorts.
Thanks a lot for your breakdown!!
Seagulls? You mean on the balconies, or just around the grounds of the resort?
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Seagulls? You mean on the balconies, or just around the grounds of the resort?
On the balconies. Some guests think it is a good idea to feed the wildlife on the property. Even though there are signs all over the place not to feed them. It just makes them very aggressive.
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