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Old 11-11-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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How Much $$ For One Weekday Night at BW, Mid Oct?

Thanks to a wonderful DVC member we met here we have 7 days in Oct '13 in a standard view studio at BW, we wanted 8 but got shut out of the first day, a Thurs. On the Disney site, a room at BW, not part of the DVC I take it is $500 plus for one night. I assume this may be had for less somehow as the date nears and codes are available, are codes still offered? Anyhoo, I'd appreciate any info as to what we might actually have to pay at BW for one night if the Waitlist thing doesn't work out.

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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Thanks to a wonderful DVC member we met here we have 7 days in Oct '13 in a standard view studio at BW, we wanted 8 but got shut out of the first day, a Thurs. On the Disney site, a room at BW, not part of the DVC I take it is $500 plus for one night. I assume this may be had for less somehow as the date nears and codes are available, are codes still offered? Anyhoo, I'd appreciate any info as to what we might actually have to pay at BW for one night if the Waitlist thing doesn't work out.

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Discounts aren't out yet for October 2013. I think they're released closer to late summer/August. I'd go ahead and book it if you can to make sure you get what you want and toss on a room only discount later if it's available

With the latest room only offer I believe BW was getting 30 - 35% off. It was a tiered offer, so it may have been a bit less. I'd guesstimate low at 25% to get an idea.
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If it were me?? I would just stay at a value for that first night and move. You're going to have to move anyway. You can't book a standard view villa with cash...at least that's what I understand. You can only book the preferred view. Book Pop, or AoA, then get up bright and early the first day of your BWV stay, and get a cab over to BW first thing in the morning. That way, you can have your bags with you, rather than waiting until dinnertime.
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I'd call you crazy if you paid $500 for a night in a hotel. But hey, that's just me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
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I'd call you crazy if you paid $500 for a night in a hotel. But hey, that's just me.
I could never justify that for us, afford it or not!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:08 PM   #6
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I'd call you crazy if you paid $500 for a night in a hotel. But hey, that's just me.
that is why joined DVC back in 93 - it is much cheaper to stay at nice places with DVC than w/o it.

I would agree book at Pop century - next morning take the first bus to any park (although it is definitely easier from studios) - then switch to bw bus.

now you can't take Epcot bus - there is no bus stop for BW at Epcot - you are surpose to walk or boat. - but don't think you would want to spend any of your tickets on just getting to the hotel.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:26 AM   #7
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Since flights are less expensive mid-week, we always arrive on Thursday and check into either a value or moderate resort and then move over to a villa early on Friday morning. Of course, we rent a car so it makes moving easy.

We get to try out different resorts and usually end up with an AP discount. I never ever wanted to stay at POP Century, but did so for $85 last month. We enjoyed it and will stay again next October for one night prior to checking into DVC on Friday morning.

Another idea is to secure a reservation at the Swan or Dolphin for one night. The beds are 'heavenly', and the restaurants are very good.

Either way, you can use the money saved to have a few extra brews at the pub.

Good luck with whatever you choose.
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Another idea is to secure a reservation at the Swan or Dolphin for one night. The beds are 'heavenly', and the restaurants are very good.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #9
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Thanks for all your helpful ideas. A day after getting shut out, the 'waitlist thing' came through, we've got the whole 8 days in a BoardWalk standard view studio for less than what 2 days at rack rate would cost on the hotel side.

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