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Old 09-07-2013, 08:40 AM   #781
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After much debate, I decided to cheat on the BWV and we booked a studio over at the BCV for April 2014. This would be another DVC resort to cross off the list, and it will be nice to compare the two. I won't be too homesick as we can look right across the water.
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After much debate, I decided to cheat on the BWV and we booked a studio over at the BCV for April 2014. This would be another DVC resort to cross off the list, and it will be nice to compare the two. I won't be too homesick as we can look right across the water.
That's harsh. Cheating right in front of BW! 😊

I'll be interested in having you compare the two.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:16 PM   #783
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I am sure this has been asked but I can't follow all the information. Are BWI and BWV people using magic bands yet? I know AKV and BLT had tests this summer and it seems people staying there now/soon are still being able to register for them. I don't think BWI/V was part of a test in the summer so I don't know if guests have been able to register or not.

I can't keep up! It's too much to follow. Don't know if I should be stressed about it or not....

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I am sure this has been asked but I can't follow all the information. Are BWI and BWV people using magic bands yet? I know AKV and BLT had tests this summer and it seems people staying there now/soon are still being able to register for them. I don't think BWI/V was part of a test in the summer so I don't know if guests have been able to register or not.

I can't keep up! It's too much to follow. Don't know if I should be stressed about it or not....

Thanks!
No, I was told that they will begin to use the magic bands sometime in October. I was also informed that if you really don't want to wear one, and insist that you want the "old style" kttw card, they will cut you one.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:43 PM   #785
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That's harsh. Cheating right in front of BW! 😊

I'll be interested in having you compare the two.
Thanks, I'll have to wear a disguise or something. This will make all the DVC resorts at WDW (except for the new VGF) and we have been to HHIR & VBR. Each resort has some similarities, but they also have their differences. It will be interesting to see how BCV & BWV compare.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:26 PM   #786
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Thanks, I'll have to wear a disguise or something. This will make all the DVC resorts at WDW (except for the new VGF) and we have been to HHIR & VBR. Each resort has some similarities, but they also have their differences. It will be interesting to see how BCV & BWV compare.
In the villa, you won't see much of a difference, except for colors in the room. Other than the studio connects near the entrance to the villa at BCV and it connects inside the studio at BWV. And BCV will be quieter and you can park closer.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:55 AM   #787
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In the villa, you won't see much of a difference, except for colors in the room. Other than the studio connects near the entrance to the villa at BCV and it connects inside the studio at BWV. And BCV will be quieter and you can park closer.
Thanks for the preview. I try to forget about the parking at BWV.
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After much debate, I decided to cheat on the BWV and we booked a studio over at the BCV for April 2014. This would be another DVC resort to cross off the list, and it will be nice to compare the two. I won't be too homesick as we can look right across the water.
But, but, BWV will be staring right at you from across Crescent Lake. You might have to pull the drapes when you're in the room or put up aluminum foil or book a villa facing the parking lot on the other side of the resort.

It's good to mix it up and try new WDW Resorts. Nothing wrong with that - splits are good, too

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Old 09-08-2013, 01:02 PM   #789
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BWV March 9-14, 2014

I just booked 5 nights at BVW, March 9-14, 2014. Staying in a studio with a garden/pool view, with a waitlist for standard view.

This will be my first trip to WDW that isn't in the summer, and I'm really looking forward to experiencing the parks in a different season. Also looking forward to Flower and Garden, if it's up and running by then.

As I type this, my countdown widget tells me that I have 182 days to go. Just in time to make ADRs!

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But, but, BWV will be staring right at you from across Crescent Lake. You might have to pull the drapes when you're in the room or put up aluminum foil or book a villa facing the parking lot on the other side of the resort....
Not to worry. Can't see BWV from BCV. It's behind the BC. You won't even know it is across the lake because you'll be taking the short cut to Epcot and in Epcot in five minutes or less.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:59 PM   #791
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Really, really hoping for magic bands when we check in to BWV Nov. 2!
Have ressie and tickets synced on MDE, all ready to go, and following all the threads for news and updates.
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MY WL/VWL PICTORIAL OVERVIEW/TR IS POSTED HERE.

Hope to see everyone over there - there are plenty of good rockers still available!


Time to get caught up here now...
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Are there any rumored refurbs at BWI within the next year or so? TIA
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MY WL/VWL PICTORIAL OVERVIEW/TR IS POSTED HERE.

Hope to see everyone over there - there are plenty of good rockers still available!


Time to get caught up here now...
Thank you for sharing!! Now I feel a bit down that I'm heading back to BWV soon, we went back and forth trying to decide on BWV vs VWL. Its been a while since we stayed at WL/VWL - I'm thinking we're due for a much needed stay!
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I just booked 5 nights at BVW, March 9-14, 2014. Staying in a studio with a garden/pool view, with a waitlist for standard view.

This will be my first trip to WDW that isn't in the summer, and I'm really looking forward to experiencing the parks in a different season. Also looking forward to Flower and Garden, if it's up and running by then.

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Not to worry. Can't see BWV from BCV. It's behind the BC. You won't even know it is across the lake because you'll be taking the short cut to Epcot and in Epcot in five minutes or less.
He's in luck then

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Have ressie and tickets synced on MDE, all ready to go, and following all the threads for news and updates.


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Are there any rumored refurbs at BWI within the next year or so? TIA
Not that I'm aware of...umm, why? What are you up to?

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Thank you for sharing!! Now I feel a bit down that I'm heading back to BWV soon, we went back and forth trying to decide on BWV vs VWL. Its been a while since we stayed at WL/VWL - I'm thinking we're due for a much needed stay!
VWL will be there for another stay, and it looks like they might be getting a rehab in 2014
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