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Old 03-30-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Suggestions if I am lazy and don't want to leave the Boardwalk area?

We are going for 2 weeks. For one of the weeks, we plan on being lazy and spending more time than normal at the resort. It will be split between the Boardwalk and Beach Club. We don't have many food reservations yet for that part of the trip.

Any suggestions for passing the time in that area, aside from the typical swimming/pool?

Here is what we have done before:
1) the brew pub
2) ESPN restaurant
3) pool at Boardwalk
4) pool at Dolphin
5) hung out on boardwalk at night
6) ran around the water
7) walked to the parks, as well as took a boat

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Old 03-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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We are going for 2 weeks. For one of the weeks, we plan on being lazy and spending more time than normal at the resort. It will be split between the Boardwalk and Beach Club. We don't have many food reservations yet for that part of the trip.

Any suggestions for passing the time in that area, aside from the typical swimming/pool?

Here is what we have done before:
1) the brew pub
2) ESPN restaurant
3) pool at Boardwalk
4) pool at Dolphin
5) hung out on boardwalk at night
6) ran around the water
7) walked to the parks, as well as took a boat

Thanks!
Are you staying at the Dolphin too, if not that pool is off limits. You can walk over to Minature golf.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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Mini Golf?

Fantasia Mini Golf is a short walk from BWV. Just cut through the Swan pool area.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:23 PM   #4
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we want to try the duelling piano bar on our next trip.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #5
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You forgot sleeping in and people watching.

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Old 03-30-2013, 02:35 PM   #6
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minigolf- i believe 50% off wih AP
ping-pong at CH
ride bikes
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ice cream from the sweet shoppe
read book under the back balcony
grey goose slushie
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:55 PM   #7
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Are you staying at the Dolphin too, if not that pool is off limits. You can walk over to Minature golf.
I didn't mean to suggest that I would use the Dolphin pool. I just mentioned it because I was listing things that I had done in the area.
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:06 PM   #8
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I didn't mean to suggest that I would use the Dolphin pool. I just mentioned it because I was listing things that I had done in the area.
Ok, thought you might think it was on the approved pool hop list as many do or you might be staying there.

I know they have some great places to eat at the Swan/Dolphin.

You can walk to the Hess station and get beer and pizza.
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Can't get you get massages and other stuff at the S/D? Or maybe even over at the YC/BC?

Rent a watercraft from the YC boat dock. Maybe even an Illuminations cruise.

Fishing excursion from a boat on the waterway.

Visit Community Hall and see what they have going on. I know that sometimes they have scheduled activities for everyone, not just kids. Also over at the Breezeway at BCV they also have small activities like teaching you how to make towel animals.

Naps, lots of naps.
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Can't get you get massages and other stuff at the S/D? Or maybe even over at the YC/BC?

Rent a watercraft from the YC boat dock. Maybe even an Illuminations cruise.

Fishing excursion from a boat on the waterway.

Visit Community Hall and see what they have going on. I know that sometimes they have scheduled activities for everyone, not just kids. Also over at the Breezeway at BCV they also have small activities like teaching you how to make towel animals.

Naps, lots of naps.
Yes S/D has a fabulous spa
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Yes S/D has a fabulous spa
The Mandara Spa is very nice!
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If you like photography this area is one of my favorites to take pics. I have spent many hours just wandering around looking for great shots.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:16 PM   #13
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Thank you for the suggestions. I will take your advice on several of those ideas.

I was looking at the sea raycers last year, and it seemed like they were super slow everywhere but in Bay Lake, which probably makes sense. I figure that they lower them a notch in places where a wake might be an issue, or where space is tighter.

I would consider the spa, but it is kind of pricey given all of the other expenses we have this trip.
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I was looking at the sea raycers last year, and it seemed like they were super slow everywhere but in Bay Lake, which probably makes sense. I figure that they lower them a notch in places where a wake might be an issue, or where space is tighter.
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not only are they faster (or at least seem that way), there are also a lot more interesting places, with less traffic, to take the "watermice" in bay lake than crescent lake. they are lots of fun, just try to rent early in the day, when there are fewer in the water.

a few more:
- eat outside at BRG. try the beer flight
- pick a pearl by the BC
- browse the collections at weyland gallery
- surrey bikes
- have a few drinks, and make friends out of strangers in belle vue lounge
- ask for a BW "fact sheet" at the front desk (found out there actually is one when i asked the height of the foyer area, and weight of the horse chandelier )
- visit the BWI pool (prettiest pool on property, imho), walk around by the garden suites/cottages
- barbeque at the BWV "quiet pool"


i agree with bbluvdis: there are tons of interesting photo ops at the BW including the penny viewers in the breezewzy between BWI/BWV, seabreeze point, etc

and one of our favorite things in all of life:
sitting on our balcony: starting with watching the sun come up, eople watching, finished by illuminations bursting over the eiffel tower at night
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The BWI pool is surrounded by rose gardens. If I have time, I take a book back there and sit on a bench.
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