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Old 09-18-2012, 05:26 AM   #1726
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #1728
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I have not been able to go "home" to BWI for some time, as I have been caring for a sick parent.

I just made reservations for June 2013, and am quite excited! (not an ideal time to go, but had to work around granddaughters' school year).

Can't wait to get "home" to Boardwalk, and see the wonderful Innkeepers! (bringing 4 teenage girls....the Innkeepers have plenty of time to prepare themselves)
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First time stay with light sleepers

We are staying over the week of Halloween (10/26-11/2) - we rented points for a one bedroom with standard view.
Any suggestions for us for a quiet room? I would like to think we may be able to get our 5 y /o boy to nap once or twice - so, do not want to be near or facing the busy pool w/ a slide (Luna).
It would be nice to have a firework view (Epcot) - and also would be nice to be within 4 - 6 rooms of the elevators.

I know my choices are pretty limited with standard view and I don't think they will upgrade us.

Any suggestions!?

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I have no patience until January.... But I can't complain since less than a month ago I was at Grand Floridian..... But still... I wanna go now!!!
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jackemail-What time in June? We will be back down end of May/first part of June to meet up with Nascargirl and her DH again. Would be cool if we could bump into each other again
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jackemail-What time in June? We will be back down end of May/first part of June to meet up with Nascargirl and her DH again. Would be cool if we could bump into each other again
Will be at Wilderness June 2,3(easier to get to the magic kingdom with the girls from there), and move "home" to BWI in the afternoon on June 4.
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We leave on the 2nd early in the morning. Bummer! There is always next year
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I have not been able to go "home" to BWI for some time, as I have been caring for a sick parent.

I just made reservations for June 2013, and am quite excited! (not an ideal time to go, but had to work around granddaughters' school year).

Can't wait to get "home" to Boardwalk, and see the wonderful Innkeepers! (bringing 4 teenage girls....the Innkeepers have plenty of time to prepare themselves)
So sorry you have a sick parent, but congratulations on booking for next summer

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We are staying over the week of Halloween (10/26-11/2) - we rented points for a one bedroom with standard view.
Any suggestions for us for a quiet room? I would like to think we may be able to get our 5 y /o boy to nap once or twice - so, do not want to be near or facing the busy pool w/ a slide (Luna).
It would be nice to have a firework view (Epcot) - and also would be nice to be within 4 - 6 rooms of the elevators.

I know my choices are pretty limited with standard view and I don't think they will upgrade us.

Any suggestions!?

thanks!
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Though I haven't stayed in the villas, I would make sure that you request a 'quiet location.' The room assignor will know where those are and try and put you in a quiet location. When you check-in, just ask if you're in a quiet location. Having said that, I'm not sure how room requests work when renting points, I only know when paying cash. But, we have some great DVC experts here who can help you with that
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We leave on the 2nd early in the morning. Bummer! There is always next year
Oh, drat! Missing you and nascargirl by two days!

But, you're right---there will be another time!
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[QUOTE=WDWKOOK;46199071]So sorry you have a sick parent, but congratulations on booking for next summerQUOTE]

Thanks, but she's not sick anymore. After a very long struggle with Alzheimer's, she is gone...and she is in a place where she can walk again and has her memories again. Now she can remember that I took her to Disney 40 times, and I hope that I will feel her spirit when I ride that dumb Peter Pan, and Small World, her favorites, with her granddaughters.

A June visit to Disney is not my ideal, but have to work around school. And, at least, we are used to heat and humidity so no big deal.
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Love your Tom Sawyer Island photo

Though I haven't stayed in the villas, I would make sure that you request a 'quiet location.' The room assignor will know where those are and try and put you in a quiet location. When you check-in, just ask if you're in a quiet location. Having said that, I'm not sure how room requests work when renting points, I only know when paying cash. But, we have some great DVC experts here who can help you with that
I have to say, that a standard view close to the elevators is not going to be the quietest room. The rooms closest to the elevators are also closest to the front entrance of the hotel. And while that doesn't bother me, I like to watch the comings and goings, it can be loud. The luggage carts from the magical express clang rather loudly there. I would say the quietest standard view villas are going to be the ones further down the hall/driveway.
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So sorry you have a sick parent, but congratulations on booking for next summer


Love your Tom Sawyer Island photo

Though I haven't stayed in the villas, I would make sure that you request a 'quiet location.' The room assignor will know where those are and try and put you in a quiet location. When you check-in, just ask if you're in a quiet location. Having said that, I'm not sure how room requests work when renting points, I only know when paying cash. But, we have some great DVC experts here who can help you with that
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I have to say, that a standard view close to the elevators is not going to be the quietest room. The rooms closest to the elevators are also closest to the front entrance of the hotel. And while that doesn't bother me, I like to watch the comings and goings, it can be loud. The luggage carts from the magical express clang rather loudly there. I would say the quietest standard view villas are going to be the ones further down the hall/driveway.
The ones by the elevator get some parking lot noise. But, those are real convenient to access the boardwalk and pool.
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We are staying over the week of Halloween (10/26-11/2) - we rented points for a one bedroom with standard view.
Any suggestions for us for a quiet room? I would like to think we may be able to get our 5 y /o boy to nap once or twice - so, do not want to be near or facing the busy pool w/ a slide (Luna).
It would be nice to have a firework view (Epcot) - and also would be nice to be within 4 - 6 rooms of the elevators.

I know my choices are pretty limited with standard view and I don't think they will upgrade us.

Any suggestions!?

thanks!
The member you rented from will need to make any requests for you. The standard view is along the front/main drive of the resort. You will not be on the pool side or Boardwalk side.

You will not be upgraded unless the villa you are supposed to get is the very last one bedroom villa with a standard view and it has to be suddenly taken out for maintenance. You don't want to even mention "upgrade" to the front desk when you check in. They will charge you extra points and you don't own them.

There is only the one elevator bank, so if you want to be closer to the elevator, ask the member to request close to the elevator.
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Thanks, but she's not sick anymore. After a very long struggle with Alzheimer's, she is gone...and she is in a place where she can walk again and has her memories again. Now she can remember that I took her to Disney 40 times, and I hope that I will feel her spirit when I ride that dumb Peter Pan, and Small World, her favorites, with her granddaughters.

A June visit to Disney is not my ideal, but have to work around school. And, at least, we are used to heat and humidity so no big deal.
So sorry for your loss, jackemail

It is hard working around school schedules. In the summer, we usually go in August, but I'm contemplating a June trip, like you. DD's school goes until mid to late June, so we usually go in August when the South is back in school and it's much less crowded. But, I recently read that last June was not crowded at all. Someone posted that since the schools in the South get out in May, many have already visited WDW by the time we get out here in the North and by after Memorial Day until the July 4 holiday, the parks aren't bad. Has anyone else gone mid to late June? How was it?

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I have to say, that a standard view close to the elevators is not going to be the quietest room. The rooms closest to the elevators are also closest to the front entrance of the hotel. And while that doesn't bother me, I like to watch the comings and goings, it can be loud. The luggage carts from the magical express clang rather loudly there. I would say the quietest standard view villas are going to be the ones further down the hall/driveway.
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The ones by the elevator get some parking lot noise. But, those are real convenient to access the boardwalk and pool.
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The member you rented from will need to make any requests for you. The standard view is along the front/main drive of the resort. You will not be on the pool side or Boardwalk side.

You will not be upgraded unless the villa you are supposed to get is the very last one bedroom villa with a standard view and it has to be suddenly taken out for maintenance. You don't want to even mention "upgrade" to the front desk when you check in. They will charge you extra points and you don't own them.

There is only the one elevator bank, so if you want to be closer to the elevator, ask the member to request close to the elevator.
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