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Old 03-14-2013, 11:57 AM   #766
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A room on an upper floor facing the YC parking lot would have a possibility of seeing MK fireworks.

That's odd that you would have "Woods View" as an option, since that would be considered a GV, not SV category. I wonder if Disney is using the same set of options for both categories.








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I don't know. WDW website lists YC standard view as "Views of Garden, Rooftop or Parking Area". Maybe they're talking about the treed area between the YC and the bus stop/parking lot. If you're on a lower floor it could look "woodsy".
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We're planning on going back to BCV next May but since my DD has 5th grade testing (no sure yet of dates but prior yrs were early weeks in May), I started looking into April. Easter is on the 20th next yr. How is the week after or even the last week in April be crowd wise?
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:48 PM   #768
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Thanks for the quick reply. I would love to be added to the Be Our Guest list, but we're still not sure where we'll be staying. Maybe you guys can help. We'll be traveling down May 11-18 and are booked at the BC in a garden view room. We've recently had to revise our budget and are now considering POR for a savings of $1000 (or $800 if we book a preferred location).

We've been to the BC before and just love it, but we've never been to POR. There are 5 of us and we've always stayed deluxe. Has anyone stayed at both? What were your thoughts?

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I'm not sure how useful my response will be, as I haven't stayed at POR (but have stayed at POFQ) and haven't stayed deluxe (but have stayed at the Dolphin).

We really enjoyed POFQ- the themeing is fun (as was what we saw of POR), and you can share resort amenities between POR and POFQ (like YC/BC). Rooms are nice, but motel style (outside corridors), and POR is HUGE! From what I remember POFQ gets buses first, so transportation could be a down side. There are rooms at the back of POR with trundles- we looked at that as an option when we were traveling with 5, but with 3 adults figured it was just 2 cramped and went with 2 rooms at POFQ. Your 4 year old could pretty comfortably use the trundle, from what I've heard. There are boats to DTD which are nice, otherwise, you're stuck with buses to get everywhere.
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Is there more than one bank of elevators in the BC, I saw some by the quiet pool end but I'm sure I also saw some in the main lobby, perhaps I'm mistaken?
There are 2 separate sets of elevators, the set in front lobby & then 1 right near quiet pool. We stayed near quiet pool in 2011 & elevator was a few feet from our room. It was super convienent as we'd walk back from Epcot, walk past quiet pool into a back door which was right in front of elevator. We called it our secret enterance (it's diff that the secret enterance people show on here) as we didn't have to walk all the way down to lobby enterance. This was a great area to stay, we had great Boardwalk views from our room.
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We're planning on going back to BCV next May but since my DD has 5th grade testing (no sure yet of dates but prior yrs were early weeks in May), I started looking into April. Easter is on the 20th next yr. How is the week after or even the last week in April be crowd wise?
The week after Easter is IMO just as crowded as the week before Easter (we've visited during that time 3 times -- they were all super crowded -- even some park closings). I'd think the week after (April 27th) will be much better. You can also tell by WDW pricing -- typically the week before and the week after Easter get "peak" pricing, just like xmas. I'd avoid those two weeks if you can. And if not, a good park plan works well, and the parks are open very late (so that helps a bit). Hope this helps!
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The week after Easter is IMO just as crowded as the week before Easter (we've visited during that time 3 times -- they were all super crowded -- even some park closings). I'd think the week after (April 27th) will be much better. You can also tell by WDW pricing -- typically the week before and the week after Easter get "peak" pricing, just like xmas. I'd avoid those two weeks if you can. And if not, a good park plan works well, and the parks are open very late (so that helps a bit). Hope this helps!
Week before is the worst and of course that's when Jeanne has spring break from where she teaches and is coming here.
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beachmom14, I know we are probably in the minority here, but we LOVED the week after Easter last year. But that's because we were willing to wake up super early and get to those crazy EMHs, take an afternoon break by the pool after our lunch ADR (weather was beautiful) and then go to dinner in Epcot. We were able to accomplish far more at MK and DHS on those mornings than during value season when the parks open later and close earlier.

But again, that's because we were at the bus stop around 6am and the parks were nearly empty for 7am EMHs. It's hard for most people to get there that early, and many don't even try because the parks are also open late.
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There are 2 separate sets of elevators, the set in front lobby & then 1 right near quiet pool. We stayed near quiet pool in 2011 & elevator was a few feet from our room. It was super convienent as we'd walk back from Epcot, walk past quiet pool into a back door which was right in front of elevator. We called it our secret enterance (it's diff that the secret enterance people show on here) as we didn't have to walk all the way down to lobby enterance. This was a great area to stay, we had great Boardwalk views from our room.
Sounds like a great room, I guess you booked LV, I'm worried if I book GV and request to be close to elevators we'll get the tree, I'm sorry but I don't like the trees . I really want LV but after having to pay out a small fortune for root canal work last week and been told another tooth may need it there might not be enough pennies in the jar.
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If we rent Sea Raycers, are we limited to just Crescent Lake? Can we go under the bridge by the Dolphin and Swan and along the waterway that goes to HS?
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If we rent Sea Raycers, are we limited to just Crescent Lake? Can we go under the bridge by the Dolphin and Swan and along the waterway that goes to HS?
You sure can. We have rented sea racers from the BC marina several times and love to head over to DHS and back. It is a fun little cruise over there.
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You sure can. We have rented sea racers from the BC marina several times and love to head over to DHS and back. It is a fun little cruise over there.
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If we rent Sea Raycers, are we limited to just Crescent Lake? Can we go under the bridge by the Dolphin and Swan and along the waterway that goes to HS?
It's one of my favorite things to do in the area. It's wonderful seeing the Tower of Terror from your little sea racer!
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For the last few years, my family and I have been staying at the Boardwalk Inn club level and loved it so much that we swore we would never stay at any other on property resort. My son found such a good deal for a stay at Yacht Club, club level, that we couldn't turn it down.

I was wondering if someone could let me know some differences between the two resorts and their club levels.

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