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Old 01-10-2013, 04:25 AM   #2371
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What a bummer Jackemail. I am glad to see that you are able to return. I know it has been a while for all of you.
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On select dates between now and January 25th, the Boardwalk Resort is conducting a new guest experience, the BoardWalk Ballyhoo Guided Tour!

This free 35 minute guided tour explores the history of the original boardwalk in Atlantic City that inspired our Disney Imagineers and showcases the artifacts, distinct period artwork and architecture unique to Disneys BoardWalk Resort.

The tour is offered:
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - December 26, 27 and 28,
Monday, Tuesday and Friday from January 07 through January 25.

The tour starts at 2PM and meets at the Belle Vue Lounge

This is a testing period for the tour to see if it might become a regular offering.


http://land.allears.net/blogs/debwil...ed_tour_1.html
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:16 AM   #2373
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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?
We will be there May 10-15th. Of all the times I've been to Disney, I've never done May, so this will be a fun experiment. I like the idea of longer days / more daylight - plus it pushes Wishes to later in the evening when we can catch them after a nice dinner!

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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.
Last week it was great planning the trip - though this week I can't believe how warm it has been! Winter is so confusing anymore.... half the time it's 20, the other half 60 outside!

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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:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2908723
Thanks for the link! I have to agree with you on the CL layout being my least favorite aspect of BWI. We were lucky enough to be within the doors (right across the hallway from the lounge, actually) and sound on the boardwalk itself was pretty light - but I wonder if that has more to do with F&W drawing all the crowds more than better window seals.

My DH and I are pretty good about late dinners, we're thinking this might be the perfect opportunity to finally spend some time at Raglan Road. I was also considering Epcot, but it's not worth paying another park ticket day just to have dinner in the park. Flying Fish was not a great experience for us last time, and while I love Yachtsman, I'm thinking something "more simple" will work for us.

Then again, the reality will probably be me getting to the hotel room exhausted and ordering a pizza!!!
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Does anyone know if you can not use the sofa bed and instead get a rollaway?
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The sofa beds, are they comfortable? Someone mentioned, I read somewhere, that it wasn't comfortable at all, and very small.

I haven't seen a picture of the sofa bed pulled out as a bed. Would anyone happen to have a photo of it? Just wondering what the room space looks like when it's pulled out, and how in general what the "bed" would look like. Haven't stayed in a room with a sofa bed.

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:08 AM   #2376
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The sofa beds, are they comfortable? Someone mentioned, I read somewhere, that it wasn't comfortable at all, and very small.

I haven't seen a picture of the sofa bed pulled out as a bed. Would anyone happen to have a photo of it? Just wondering what the room space looks like when it's pulled out, and how in general what the "bed" would look like. Haven't stayed in a room with a sofa bed.

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I do not have any pics, but the Villa sofa beds are very comfortable, they are not your typical sofa beds at all. They are queen size.
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I do not have any pics, but the Villa sofa beds are very comfortable, they are not your typical sofa beds at all. They are queen size.
If you're staying in a studio, the sofa bed will be a full, not a queen (I believe).
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I do not have any pics, but the Villa sofa beds are very comfortable, they are not your typical sofa beds at all. They are queen size.
We're staying in a standard room, with a sofa bed. I'm guessing, maybe not much of a difference between the villas sofa beds, and standard rooms?? But thank you, for your response! :-)

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We're staying in a standard room, with a sofa bed. I'm guessing, maybe not much of a difference between the villas sofa beds, and standard rooms?? But thank you, for your response! :-)

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We stayed in a standard inn side room and the sofa bed was more twin looking. The back of the sofa rolled forward to make the bed instead of the traditional folded up full size bed. We never slept on it but it seemed comfy when we checked it out
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:35 PM   #2380
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On select dates between now and January 25th, the Boardwalk Resort is conducting a new guest experience, the BoardWalk Ballyhoo Guided Tour!

This free 35 minute guided tour explores the history of the original boardwalk in Atlantic City that inspired our Disney Imagineers and showcases the artifacts, distinct period artwork and architecture unique to Disneys BoardWalk Resort.

The tour is offered:
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - December 26, 27 and 28,
Monday, Tuesday and Friday from January 07 through January 25.

The tour starts at 2PM and meets at the Belle Vue Lounge

This is a testing period for the tour to see if it might become a regular offering.


http://land.allears.net/blogs/debwil...ed_tour_1.html
I just got back a few hours ago, and I wanted to share some information about the tour. I was glad to see that a post was already here.

This tour will only be given, for now, in January and will resume in March. Anyone who is interested, should check at the front desk to be sure that the tour will be given on the planned days of the week. This week, the days were changed. No notice was given and the flyers still had the original days listed. It was only by chance, that I was speaking with a cast member and she mentioned the change to me.

My group was made up of 15 guests, which seemed to be the largest group, yet. It was a fun, curious group and we enjoyed each other's company and questions. The tour was given by a CL CM who is sweet and spoke making sure that everyone could hear her. I won't give too many details. I will say that it was a nice, 25 minute tour. I did learn a few things that I didn't know. But, for those like me, who are very familiar with the hotel, I don't know if I would recommend it, the way it is given now.

At the end of the tour, we were given some ice cream samples at the sweet shop on the Boardwalk. We were also given a survey to fill out, which will help them decide the best time to give the tour and what information needs to be changed to make the tour better.

All in all, if you have some free time, take the tour.
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I just got back a few hours ago, and I wanted to share some information about the tour. I was glad to see that a post was already here.

This tour will only be given, for now, in January and will resume in March. Anyone who is interested, should check at the front desk to be sure that the tour will be given on the planned days of the week. This week, the days were changed. No notice was given and the flyers still had the original days listed. It was only by chance, that I was speaking with a cast member and she mentioned the change to me.

My group was made up of 15 guests, which seemed to be the largest group, yet. It was a fun, curious group and we enjoyed each other's company and questions. The tour was given by a CL CM who is sweet and spoke making sure that everyone could hear her. I won't give too many details. I will say that it was a nice, 25 minute tour. I did learn a few things that I didn't know. But, for those like me, who are very familiar with the hotel, I don't know if I would recommend it, the way it is given now.

At the end of the tour, we were given some ice cream samples at the sweet shop on the Boardwalk. We were also given a survey to fill out, which will help them decide the best time to give the tour and what information needs to be changed to make the tour better.

All in all, if you have some free time, take the tour.
Hi ! We are pretty sure we were on the same tour with you! We have two teenage girls.
We like the tour and hope more resorts with history offer this extra insight into our favorite place to be!
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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.
You will have a wonderful time! The Innkeeper's Club is made up of the most wonderful CMs that Disney has to offer!
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Hi ! We are pretty sure we were on the same tour with you! We have two teenage girls.
We like the tour and hope more resorts with history offer this extra insight into our favorite place to be!
Hi, again! Yes, I was the one with a son and daughter. We met and spoke for a bit in the lounge before the tour. Glad you got home safely. Maybe we'll meet again at the BWI and take the updated tour!
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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??
I was at the BWI for the first time during Food and Wine this year. The hotel and lounge were a bit busier. But, nothing that would make your stay any less enjoyable. No craziness!
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DW and I talked about it and decided that for our first anniversary our present to ourselves would be two nights at the Boardwalk smack dab in the middle of May!

We're extremely excited as we always love spending time on the Boardwalk and plan to do even more of that now that we'll be staying there! We plan on trying to catch up on this thread (just a tad bit daunting) to find out some tips but the most important to us is trying to find the best standard room possible.

We'd love some suggestions (from the research we've done so far we think we'd go upper floor facing Epcot, if it's available) to what is the best view/location available.

We're lucky enough to be spending six nights beforehand at Bonnet Creek for free as a gift from a family friend and going to BWI was our end of vacation treat as we love to stay on property, even if only for a night!

Thanks for any and all help and we'll definitely be subscribing to stay up-to-date on all the goings on here!
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