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Old 08-21-2013, 10:59 PM   #16
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All I requested was "above Seashore Sweets" because I wanted to be as close to the lobby/elevators as possible. We were in 3255 - right aside of the one you want! There is a nice seating area outside of the room off the hallway if anyone needs their own space, and the door to the stairs to the CL area is right aside of this seating area. I hope you get your request - its a great area!

If by chance you need to do laundry its also on the 3rd floor, right by the elevators.
Ps. Any of those 3 balcony rooms above seashore sweets is fine by me. I'm going to be holding my breath when they give me the room number
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:03 AM   #17
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Ask away - that's what DIS Boards are for!!!!

Yes it's a common seating area - a little alcove off the hallway - a couch, 2 chairs & a coffee table. There was never a soul using it!

I did laundry - it was so nice to be on the same floor! When you step off the elevator on the 3rd floor and turn right to go to the hallway, the laundry is straight across & says "Guest Laundry." It takes quarters (there is a change machine in there that takes $1s, $5s and $10s)...$2 each per washer & dryer. They also sell detergent & dryer sheets but I packed my own. I forget the brand (Arm & Hammer maybe?) but they make little pods now that packed nicely. We only travel with carry-ons & in the heat we needed 2 outfits per day so that meant laundry! The laundry room is huge & has a big TV & I think 2 chairs if you want to stay there, but I went back to the room since it's only down the hall.

Yes it was me that went to Hess! We did get mixed up walking there & had a nice scenic tour of the whole parking lot . You walk straight out of BWI on the main drive - right past the guard shack - there is a sidewalk on the right. The main road out front wasn't busy at all at 11pm, very easy to cross. A 24-pk of Dasani was $5.99, they have all Coke products, grocery items & a Dunkin Donuts in there. Thankfully DS16 lifts weights & could easily carry the water back to the room because I couldn't have done it myself!

It called for rain/storms every day we were there but it only happened 3 days - but yes it was a wicked downpour each time. We didn't pack any raincoats, we just ducked into a shop/ride when it started & it was always done til we came out. We got lucky! It was fine to be on the balcony by about 7pm - we spent a lot of time out there watching the performers below, and just people watching. I sat out a few mornings around 8am and it was positively steamy. But it was like that everywhere!

My boys are 13 & 16 so we didn't do the movie, but we have done it in the past at BC & Poly, its very nice. We didn't use Community Hall but I've heard they have tons of things for kids there too. We did use the arcade (ugh waste of money if you ask me), the gym & all the pools & hot tubs. We found the main pool crowded, even late at night, but the quiet pools & hot tubs were deserted.

We enjoy DHS, and spent a few hours there 3 different times. The parks were really crowded when we were there so we didn't get everything done that we wanted without having to wait in long lines so we kept going back. There is an awesome Monsters U display out front of DHS (it used to be inside Epcot, no idea why they moved it). We're not fans of Fantasmic so we didn't do that at all. The drawing class in the Animation Building is a lot of fun if you want to get out of the heat & crowds. I think it runs every 30 min.

Now I want to go back!!!!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:48 PM   #18
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Ask away - that's what DIS Boards are for!!!!

Yes it's a common seating area - a little alcove off the hallway - a couch, 2 chairs & a coffee table. There was never a soul using it!

I did laundry - it was so nice to be on the same floor! When you step off the elevator on the 3rd floor and turn right to go to the hallway, the laundry is straight across & says "Guest Laundry." It takes quarters (there is a change machine in there that takes $1s, $5s and $10s)...$2 each per washer & dryer. They also sell detergent & dryer sheets but I packed my own. I forget the brand (Arm & Hammer maybe?) but they make little pods now that packed nicely. We only travel with carry-ons & in the heat we needed 2 outfits per day so that meant laundry! The laundry room is huge & has a big TV & I think 2 chairs if you want to stay there, but I went back to the room since it's only down the hall.

Yes it was me that went to Hess! We did get mixed up walking there & had a nice scenic tour of the whole parking lot . You walk straight out of BWI on the main drive - right past the guard shack - there is a sidewalk on the right. The main road out front wasn't busy at all at 11pm, very easy to cross. A 24-pk of Dasani was $5.99, they have all Coke products, grocery items & a Dunkin Donuts in there. Thankfully DS16 lifts weights & could easily carry the water back to the room because I couldn't have done it myself!

It called for rain/storms every day we were there but it only happened 3 days - but yes it was a wicked downpour each time. We didn't pack any raincoats, we just ducked into a shop/ride when it started & it was always done til we came out. We got lucky! It was fine to be on the balcony by about 7pm - we spent a lot of time out there watching the performers below, and just people watching. I sat out a few mornings around 8am and it was positively steamy. But it was like that everywhere!

My boys are 13 & 16 so we didn't do the movie, but we have done it in the past at BC & Poly, its very nice. We didn't use Community Hall but I've heard they have tons of things for kids there too. We did use the arcade (ugh waste of money if you ask me), the gym & all the pools & hot tubs. We found the main pool crowded, even late at night, but the quiet pools & hot tubs were deserted.

We enjoy DHS, and spent a few hours there 3 different times. The parks were really crowded when we were there so we didn't get everything done that we wanted without having to wait in long lines so we kept going back. There is an awesome Monsters U display out front of DHS (it used to be inside Epcot, no idea why they moved it). We're not fans of Fantasmic so we didn't do that at all. The drawing class in the Animation Building is a lot of fun if you want to get out of the heat & crowds. I think it runs every 30 min.

Now I want to go back!!!!!
You have such good info! I bet I use that common space. I'm actually really psyched about washer/dryer. I will bring some of those pods too. Never even thought about those! Are there 2 arcades there? One in hotel and 1 in Espn? I remember seeing the Espn sign and then the arcade next to it but wasn't sure if it was a pretend sign or a real arcade. Also, did u happen to notice any kind of playground? I like the sounds of the quiet pool myself. My 4 year old wont be able to go down clown slide and we all hate crowds so sounds nice! That's what I'm hoping. Balcony around 7pm. People watching!! Did u go to Epcot a lot because so close? We haven't even bought our park tickets yet because I'm not sure what days, etc. That monsters univ sounds cool especially since we just saw movie. You are getting me so excited. I want to bring stainless steel water bottles so I can fill up with ice and just keep refilling with my OWN water! Anything else you can think of that would have been helpful that u wish you brought?? Thanks again. Leslie
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #19
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That's one thing I love about BWI & BWV - there are these little sitting areas EVERYWHERE! When we stayed in BWV in April we also had a sitting area right outside our villa.

There is 1 arcade at BWI & another one at ESPN Club. I didn't see a playground but easily could have missed it. The arcade over at BC is MUCH larger than the one at BWI, we found that out when killing time waiting for our Cape May ADR. We used the quiet pools as late as 1am & no one cared - every now & then there would be someone else using either but not more than 3-4 people.

We walked to/from Epcot a few times, that is so great being that close. We do not walk to/from DHS, its a long walk & it was just too hot. We all have Annual Passes so we park hop A LOT, sometimes 3 parks in a day. If a park is too crowded we just move on to another one. Not as easy to do with 4 kids though! What are their ages?

If you like quiet time, walk over to BCV. Go to The Marketplace in BC & go out the door across from it into the villas. There are 2 Drawing Rooms or Solariums that are so pretty, and never a soul in them.

I got these water bottle "wraps" at Wal-Mart for $1 in the camping section that kept a bottle of water cold for about 4 hours. There is no freezer section in the fridges so we couldn't freeze them prior to going to the parks. We knew in the 1st hour just how much we needed to stay hydrated constantly. While they don't provide bottled water in the CL lounge, you can get a Styrofoam "to go" coffee cup from the coffee area & fill it with Pellegrino to take back to the room (with a lid), so you don't have to drink the nasty tap water if you run out of bottled water. Or pour it into your stainless steel water bottles.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:50 PM   #20
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That's one thing I love about BWI & BWV - there are these little sitting areas EVERYWHERE! When we stayed in BWV in April we also had a sitting area right outside our villa.

There is 1 arcade at BWI & another one at ESPN Club. I didn't see a playground but easily could have missed it. The arcade over at BC is MUCH larger than the one at BWI, we found that out when killing time waiting for our Cape May ADR. We used the quiet pools as late as 1am & no one cared - every now & then there would be someone else using either but not more than 3-4 people.

We walked to/from Epcot a few times, that is so great being that close. We do not walk to/from DHS, its a long walk & it was just too hot. We all have Annual Passes so we park hop A LOT, sometimes 3 parks in a day. If a park is too crowded we just move on to another one. Not as easy to do with 4 kids though! What are their ages?

If you like quiet time, walk over to BCV. Go to The Marketplace in BC & go out the door across from it into the villas. There are 2 Drawing Rooms or Solariums that are so pretty, and never a soul in them.

I got these water bottle "wraps" at Wal-Mart for $1 in the camping section that kept a bottle of water cold for about 4 hours. There is no freezer section in the fridges so we couldn't freeze them prior to going to the parks. We knew in the 1st hour just how much we needed to stay hydrated constantly. While they don't provide bottled water in the CL lounge, you can get a Styrofoam "to go" coffee cup from the coffee area & fill it with Pellegrino to take back to the room (with a lid), so you don't have to drink the nasty tap water if you run out of bottled water. Or pour it into your stainless steel water bottles.
Yea that's a good idea. Do they let u take the pellegrino to your room?
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