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Old 01-21-2013, 07:04 PM   #2476
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Just back from a wonderful stay at BWV!!!

Loved our room location.. 2054. Close to the lobby and Luna Park Pool!!

Loved the resort. Beautiful and lots to do.. Loved International Gateway entrance.. Never waited more than 5 minutes for a bus and always had a seat!! But missed the monorail......

Second favorite resort so far ( Grand is still my favorite although not always in my budget)

Loved it so much that I rented last minute points at a discount for March 8-10 !!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:18 PM   #2477
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I'll be checking in a week from today! First stay at BWV. Looking forward. I'll have to remember to update you all on the pool and wifi, since everyone is always asking.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:56 PM   #2478
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When you stay standard view club level what kind of "view" do you get? We are going in a few months and I want to make sure we have a great view. Not sure if those rooms look at the lake or get a view of the fireworks... Can someone enlighten me??
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:13 PM   #2479
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We stayed CL standard room last week. It overlooked the quiet pool, same side as the lounge. You can see some of Illuminations from the balcony.

It was very nice but my favorite view is from the Polynesian. I love watching the castles change colors. Haven't stayed at BLT
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #2480
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We stayed CL standard room last week. It overlooked the quiet pool, same side as the lounge. You can see some of Illuminations from the balcony.

It was very nice but my favorite view is from the Polynesian. I love watching the castles change colors. Haven't stayed at BLT
We were granted major pixie dust last year when the POR royal rooms were not finished. We got a TPV at the Poly with an amazing view of the castle. That was a once in a lifetime opportunity!
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:50 PM   #2481
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Just back from a wonderful stay at BWV!!!

Loved our room location.. 2054. Close to the lobby and Luna Park Pool!!

Loved the resort. Beautiful and lots to do.. Loved International Gateway entrance.. Never waited more than 5 minutes for a bus and always had a seat!! But missed the monorail......

Second favorite resort so far ( Grand is still my favorite although not always in my budget)

Loved it so much that I rented last minute points at a discount for March 8-10 !!!
Glad to hear you had a great time! Was it a studio/1BDRM/2BDRM?? I'd love to stay on that end and need to figure out where to request to be.

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I'll be checking in a week from today! First stay at BWV. Looking forward. I'll have to remember to update you all on the pool and wifi, since everyone is always asking.
Can't wait to hear your reviews!
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:41 AM   #2482
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How is the wireless internet? I've heard mixed things. I don't much care about my view, but we will need a room with good wireless - DH may have to work from the hotel room a bit, unfortunately. Are some spots in the hotel better than others?
Last March at BWI it wasn't so great in the room. You would have to log-off and log back on to get the connection "going" again. We didn't use WiFi anywhere else in the resort but the room so I can't comment on other locations within BWI. My iPhone's Verizon connection worked much better there.

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We just booked our BWV trip for August...9 nights!! So excited!!! We are in a standard view 2br, wondering what to request. My DH would like to be close to places he can refill his mug, so I'm thinking about asking to be close to the lobby? Does that make sense? Any other suggestions?
Congratulations on booking! Here are BW mug refill locations:

Boardwalk Joes (I think this is the only location where you refill yourself)
The temporary Bakery location
Seashore Sweets
Leaping Horse Libations (I think this is the only onsite location)



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Just back from a wonderful stay at BWV!!!

Loved our room location.. 2054. Close to the lobby and Luna Park Pool!!

Loved the resort. Beautiful and lots to do.. Loved International Gateway entrance.. Never waited more than 5 minutes for a bus and always had a seat!! But missed the monorail......

Second favorite resort so far ( Grand is still my favorite although not always in my budget)

Loved it so much that I rented last minute points at a discount for March 8-10 !!!
Thank you and welcome home. I'll have to put your room comment up on the first page.

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I'll be checking in a week from today! First stay at BWV. Looking forward. I'll have to remember to update you all on the pool and wifi, since everyone is always asking.
I hope you have a great vacation!

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When you stay standard view club level what kind of "view" do you get? We are going in a few months and I want to make sure we have a great view. Not sure if those rooms look at the lake or get a view of the fireworks... Can someone enlighten me??
There are no bookable CL view, they are all called STD and by-request only. They include Garden/Pool/Epcot views and BW/Lake views. Make sure to note your preference by emailing the IPO who will place your request into your reservation, however, the request can't be guaranteed.
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Thanks for the great thread...

Just upgraded DH and I to the BWI SV for our 24th Anniversary trip April 21-26.

I requested a balcony. Any other suggestions for a room?
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #2484
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Noise at BWI

We are just back today from a very enjoyable stay at the BWI. I have a question to ask the BWI experts. I want to post a review or a small TR on the resorts thread later but I was hoping someone could answer this question.

We were given a room on the 4th floor, standard CL at the very end of the hallway (last room) by one of the stairwells. There was a very annoying noise coming from below our room just past the fence at the edge of the resort. I could not see what the noise was from due to the heavy trees and tall, solid fence. It sounded like a couple of things for instance a diesel truck running, a generator , construction or maybe just air conditioning units.

This location is the section of rooms and garden suites located in the corner past the courtyard pool. I walked around the grounds below our room and the noise was really irritating (at least to me it was). Others may not mind but if I'm sitting on my balcony with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine or talking on my cel phone this was a definite distraction.

We asked to be moved after spending one day/night in this room. In the morning of our move I could actually hear the noise with the balcony door closed around 6:00 a.m.

I am curious because I really like the BWI, this was our second stay, and if I book again I would want to avoid this section. I was wondering if this is a temporary noise???
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:48 PM   #2485
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I called Disney to add a request to my reservation for an Epcot view and was told I should call the resort directly within 5 days of leaving to make the request directly. Has anyone ever done this before?
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #2486
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I called Disney to add a request to my reservation for an Epcot view and was told I should call the resort directly within 5 days of leaving to make the request directly. Has anyone ever done this before?
I'm sorry, you got a misinformed CM. Unless you're staying club level, there's no way to contact the resort directly. Call back and hopefully you get a better CM.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:33 PM   #2487
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We are just back today from a very enjoyable stay at the BWI. I have a question to ask the BWI experts. I want to post a review or a small TR on the resorts thread later but I was hoping someone could answer this question.

We were given a room on the 4th floor, standard CL at the very end of the hallway (last room) by one of the stairwells. There was a very annoying noise coming from below our room just past the fence at the edge of the resort. I could not see what the noise was from due to the heavy trees and tall, solid fence. It sounded like a couple of things for instance a diesel truck running, a generator , construction or maybe just air conditioning units.

This location is the section of rooms and garden suites located in the corner past the courtyard pool. I walked around the grounds below our room and the noise was really irritating (at least to me it was). Others may not mind but if I'm sitting on my balcony with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine or talking on my cel phone this was a definite distraction.

We asked to be moved after spending one day/night in this room. In the morning of our move I could actually hear the noise with the balcony door closed around 6:00 a.m.

I am curious because I really like the BWI, this was our second stay, and if I book again I would want to avoid this section. I was wondering if this is a temporary noise???
Our first room was fantastic until the roof let in, we were then moved to a lovely suite but I was awake all night, the room was between the lounge and the entrance door. The following morning I did the same and went to investigate and I put it down to a generator or A/C unit on the roof under a decorative chimney which was directly above where my bed was. Luckily we were only there for two nights, I am a really light sleeper though so it doesn't take much to disturb me.
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there's no way to contact the resort directly.
You can't call the hotel? At all? What if you need the Front Desk?
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You can't call the hotel? At all? What if you need the Front Desk?
I was transferred to the animal kingdoms front desk when I had an issue. I just called the regular number and the cm sent me through
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You can't call the hotel? At all? What if you need the Front Desk?
You need to go down to the front desk.
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