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Old 12-04-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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Beach Club or Boardwalk??

Which would you choose? It will be me and my ds (12)

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:37 AM   #2
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I would pick Boardwalk, but that is just a personal preference. Both are great and equally convenient.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:56 AM   #3
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Out of the Epcot resorts, we have only stayed at the BC, but BWI is on our list to try. With that said, if it were me, I'd go with the BC with a 12 year old. Good luck.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:59 AM   #4
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You can't go wrong with either, both are great.
We are DVC owners and Beach Club Villas are our home resort. We love the BC especially the proxmiity to Epcot and Storm Along Bay is by far the best pool on property. I also like the themeing at the Beach Club better than at the Boardwalk. The Marketplace is also very convenient at the Beach Club
A few years ago we stayed at the Boardwalk and although the walk to Epcot is a bit longer, the walk to the Hollywood Studios is great. We loved the ability to walk to 2 parks. The Boardwalk activity in the evening is also fun.
For us, we choose the BC, but either would be a good choice.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:00 AM   #5
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With a 12 year old, I think Beach Club could be a lot of fun, unless you won't be doing any swimming. If you take SAB out of the equation, it would really be a tossup. For me, I really enjoyed the theme of the Boardwalk, and I found it to be a quiet resort despite all the boardwalk activities. It all depends on the theme you like better.

One other thing- I thought there were a LOT of kids at BC. If your son is the social type that likes merting other kids, go with Beach Club. Yes, there will be kids everywhere at Disney, but there really did seem to be more than the average at BC.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:01 AM   #6
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Beach Club has the nicer pool
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:06 AM   #7
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love both i love boardwalk more b/c it seemed cleaner. fresh paint etc but stormalong at yc/bc is like no other! My kids love Stormalong and we normally stay there for the pool, but just stayed at bwi because it was too cold for the pool and i loved it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #8
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I think the Boardwalk is a better value. Plus, it is more in the middle of the two parks as opposed to being closer to Epcot. It also has the Hess express station .25 mi away which makes quick grocery runs an ease.
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We were toying with the same choices too but we decided on BC. The clown pool keeps freaking me out. I think a 12 yr old would like the slide at the BC better. And you could always walk over and spend time at BW
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:34 AM   #10
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:39 AM   #11
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We were toying with the same choices too but we decided on BC. The clown pool keeps freaking me out. I think a 12 yr old would like the slide at the BC better. And you could always walk over and spend time at BW
I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds that clown pool creepy! My husband and I were looking at the resort photos to decide where to stay next August. As soon as we saw that pool, Boardwalk was out.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:47 AM   #12
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Which would you choose? It will be me and my ds (12)

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We've stayed at the BC at least 10 times and the BWI once. The only thing I liked about the BWI was that it had a much better choice of nearby restaurants than the BC. The negative was that the layout of the BW is weird, with long corridors and inconvenient access to the Boardwalk. We were on a ground floor room behind the Flying Fish restaurant, and although the garden view was nice, we had to go up a floor, down a few halls, and down a floor to get out of the resort. A nice thing about BWI is that it can be a very short walk to HS, depending on room location.

The BC wins, though, for the great pool and easy access to Epcot.
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I think access to parks and restaurants are equal so that wouldn't factor into my decision--walks are easy from both resorts.

As an adult, I much prefer BWI. I even prefer the clown pool as it's not as noisy or chaotic as SAB. As a 12 year old, I'd want SAB if there was going to be any pool time.

For the resort itself, I think BWI has nicer rooms. I've only stayed club level at both of these resorts so that plays into my decision. I hate that BC has so many rooms without full balconies. The balcony is important to me.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:00 PM   #14
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I think access to parks and restaurants are equal so that wouldn't factor into my decision--walks are easy from both resorts.

As an adult, I much prefer BWI. I even prefer the clown pool as it's not as noisy or chaotic as SAB. As a 12 year old, I'd want SAB if there was going to be any pool time.

For the resort itself, I think BWI has nicer rooms. I've only stayed club level at both of these resorts so that plays into my decision. I hate that BC has so many rooms without full balconies. The balcony is important to me.
I agree with this. We stayed BWI with our children a few years ago. Although we loved BWI, I thought it would have been better for an adult trip. For an Epcot area resort, I know my children would have liked YC/BC better (for SAB, of course!)
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #15
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Beach Club...always Beach Club!

-Storm Along Bay
-Beaches and Cream
-arcade right next to the pool
-location (some of the rooms at BWI are SO far from the main building/Epcot that they are practically at the Studios
-the Magic Kingdom bus for BWI shares with S & D. BC only shares with YC.

I think BWI is a great resort too, and you can't really go wrong with either one. My personal preference is just BC Have a great trip!
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