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Old 01-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #2356
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Excellent!! I know you had some reservations when you stayed last time, what made you decide to give it another try?
Oooo, good memory. Well, our only real issue with BWI was with their CL, so we decided to give it another try in a non-CL room.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:43 PM   #2357
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Early May would be the perfect time to go, but DD is in high school and doesn't get out until the end of June. We went once at that time when I was pregnant with DD and stayed at CSR about 9 months after it opened. I remember we were the only ones in the resort's quiet pool

Have you made any ADRs yet?
Shorter trip for us this time around, so we're just planning dinners at Bistro de Paris (now the silly named Monsieur Paul..just doesn't quite roll off the tongue...) Artist Point (where we have not eaten before) and Le Cellier. I'm torn right now on how to handle the night we arrive (flight lands at 7:15, town car service to resort) and don't really want to make an ADR, but I REALLY want to go to Raglan Road... so maybe a late dinner for the two of us.

Is May good? I'm torn... our last two trips were supposedly quiet times (Feb and Oct) but were more crowded than September the year before.... then again, I think that September trip spoiled us....

Our last trip (Oct for F&W) we stayed at BWI CL and had a very good experience. I'm going to give it another shot this time since we got such a good discount on the trip. While I adore SAB and won't go near the clown pool, I really like how much smaller BWI is... less of a hike to get to our room!

Did you have problems w/ CL? Is there a TR I could read up on to get that info? They really seem to be hit or miss anymore in WDW!
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:01 PM   #2358
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Shorter trip for us this time around, so we're just planning dinners at Bistro de Paris (now the silly named Monsieur Paul..just doesn't quite roll off the tongue...) Artist Point (where we have not eaten before) and Le Cellier. I'm torn right now on how to handle the night we arrive (flight lands at 7:15, town car service to resort) and don't really want to make an ADR, but I REALLY want to go to Raglan Road... so maybe a late dinner for the two of us.

Is May good? I'm torn... our last two trips were supposedly quiet times (Feb and Oct) but were more crowded than September the year before.... then again, I think that September trip spoiled us....

Our last trip (Oct for F&W) we stayed at BWI CL and had a very good experience. I'm going to give it another shot this time since we got such a good discount on the trip. While I adore SAB and won't go near the clown pool, I really like how much smaller BWI is... less of a hike to get to our room!

Did you have problems w/ CL? Is there a TR I could read up on to get that info? They really seem to be hit or miss anymore in WDW!
We love the beginning of May. Although I've heard that September is the slowest time, so if you will be comparing it to that I'm not sure how busy it is.

We will be there April 29th-May 7th staying CL at BWI, what are you dates?
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #2359
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None of the DVC resorts at WDW have the Cuisinart coffee makers. They are still the Mr Coffee style.

I know, but someone posted that BWV had Kuerigs. (I wish).
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We are staying at BWI oct 26-2 nov.... Should we expect craziness given that it will be Food and Wine festival??
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Woo-hoo! Just booked BWI CL for the Princess Half Marathon weekend. Can't wait! I love the Boardwalk, and I've always wanted to stay club level.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:33 AM   #2362
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The BoardWalk's Luna Pool will be closed January 28 through early March. Shuttles will take BoardWalk guests who want to swim over to Stormalong Bay at the Yacht and Beach Club. Check with the Front Desk for times and current details.




The BoardWalk Bakery will undergo renovations from January 6 - April 26, 2013. The renovation will include a new entrance, queue area, and refillable mug station. When the bakery reopens, the menu will include soups, sandwiches, and salads. During the closure, some bakery goodies will be sold from a temporary tent set up outside on the boardwalk. You'll find the tent located between the BoardWalk To Go kiosk and BoardWalk Joe's Margarita Bar. The temporary location will offer a limited selection of pastries, sandwiches, snacks, and drinks, and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Belle Vue Lounge, off of the hotel's main lobby, will still be open for continental breakfast as usual. For guests who are using refillable mugs, you'll still be able to pick up the mugs at the temporary tent location, or at Seashore Sweets, located adjacent to the Bakery. Guests can refill their mugs at the temporary location from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily. After 11 a.m., refills will be available at the Boardwalk Pizza Window until midnight. Guests can also refill their mugs during these hours at Belle Vue Lounge, Seashore Sweets, and Leaping Horse. (Note also that Leaping Horse will also be closed during a scheduled pool renovation from January 28 through early March.)

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #2363
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Awesome!!!

We're heading back to BWI in early May....just called and added another night on the front of our trip so we can fly down, settle in, then wake up in the World!
We do that too, I work half a day and then catch an afternoon flight. We're going in May too, which we do every year. Planning for a May trip gets me through the cold winter.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:51 PM   #2364
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Shorter trip for us this time around, so we're just planning dinners at Bistro de Paris (now the silly named Monsieur Paul..just doesn't quite roll off the tongue...) Artist Point (where we have not eaten before) and Le Cellier. I'm torn right now on how to handle the night we arrive (flight lands at 7:15, town car service to resort) and don't really want to make an ADR, but I REALLY want to go to Raglan Road... so maybe a late dinner for the two of us.

Is May good? I'm torn... our last two trips were supposedly quiet times (Feb and Oct) but were more crowded than September the year before.... then again, I think that September trip spoiled us....

Our last trip (Oct for F&W) we stayed at BWI CL and had a very good experience. I'm going to give it another shot this time since we got such a good discount on the trip. While I adore SAB and won't go near the clown pool, I really like how much smaller BWI is... less of a hike to get to our room!

Did you have problems w/ CL? Is there a TR I could read up on to get that info? They really seem to be hit or miss anymore in WDW!
Let's 'acronymize' Monsieur Paul to MP - I agree with you, what were they thinking? Ratatouilles maybe, but not Monsieur Paul. We last dined at Artist Point in August and we weren't as happy with our meal and service as we were in the past, but I know many love it, so don't let our experience dissuade you.

If your flight doesn't even land till 7:15 and then you have to get out of the airport and drive to BWI, it could be after 8:30 before you even arrive. I'm not a late-night European style diner, so eating dinner after 9 wouldn't be so fun. Have you considered something on the BW or Epcot? Is it an Epcot PM EMH night?

Here's the link to my April 2012 BWI/CL review:

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You're going to love it! Have fun planning
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #2365
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A question on a different thread got me thinking about exits from the building. Are there exits from the building that are not the "main" entrance? I'm sure there are ways to get out of the building, but are they just fire exits? Like if you are in one of the wings away from the main entrance, can you get out and walk across the grounds or parking area to kind of short cut to the DHS walkway? I hope I'm making sense.

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A question on a different thread got me thinking about exits from the building. Are there exits from the building that are not the "main" entrance? I'm sure there are ways to get out of the building, but are they just fire exits? Like if you are in one of the wings away from the main entrance, can you get out and walk across the grounds or parking area to kind of short cut to the DHS walkway? I hope I'm making sense.

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Yes! The best thing booking BWV standard view is you can pop right out on the walkway that leads to DHS (just past the Community Hall). There are also doors that exit to the quiet pool and the Clown Pool. I'm not big on elevators anyway, and so find the many stairways at BW very convenient.
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Heading to BWI CL 5/23-6/2 with SFBANK and family.
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Heading to BWI CL 5/23-6/2 with SFBANK and family.
Well, drat, nascargirl! Just missing you at BWI....we'll be there (finally) on June 4. Shame to just miss y'all by 2 days.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:53 PM   #2369
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Yes! The best thing booking BWV standard view is you can pop right out on the walkway that leads to DHS (just past the Community Hall). There are also doors that exit to the quiet pool and the Clown Pool. I'm not big on elevators anyway, and so find the many stairways at BW very convenient.
Thanks for the info. We are actually BWI standard for this trip. I'm glad to know we can find stairs and exits!

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:58 PM   #2370
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Villas - Studio / 1 bed

Does anyone know if you can not use the sofa bed and instead get a rollaway?
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