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Old 09-10-2013, 10:42 AM   #811
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Fridge Update:

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Jul 10, 2013

Update 9/9/13: The fridges have been replaced at the Art of Animation, Boardwalk, Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge, Yacht Club and Beach Club. They have also been replaced at the Grand Californian, Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier at Disneyland.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:14 PM   #812
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:57 PM   #813
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Any suggestions or tips on how to get a free room upgrade? Maybe a better view, or room location? Anyone every get upgraded from e studio to a 1 bedroom?
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:31 PM   #814
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Any suggestions or tips on how to get a free room upgrade?
If your DVC, using points, I am quite certain you cannot be upgraded in any way.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:37 PM   #815
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Just changed from BWV to BWI for my F&W trip. Less than a month...
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:37 PM   #816
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Any suggestions or tips on how to get a free room upgrade? Maybe a better view, or room location? Anyone every get upgraded from e studio to a 1 bedroom?
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If your DVC, using points, I am quite certain you cannot be upgraded in any way.
Agreed. With DVC points, you get what you booked. But sometimes cash reservations do get upgraded occasionally. Short stays are usually the best way to make it happen.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:03 PM   #817
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We "cheated" on BWV a couple of weeks ago and stayed at BCV.

Previous poster is correct - rooms are practically identical to BWV. Of course there are nuances about best room locations. I prefer woods view or a view that does not face the pool. Why? Next paragraph.

I find BW's leisure pool to be a real job. Usually quiet, and rarely crowded or excessively noisy. BCV's pool, however, becomes noisy, crowded and unpleasant every evening once Stormalong Bay closes. Perhaps off season when Stormalong Bay closes earlier, the leisure pool calms down a bit earlier. But during August it was annoying until 12:30am.

Food: Used to be BC had the advantage but with the redone Boardwalk Bakery I am quite please with the food! Still wish it wasn't so far from the pools though. Also, Lobster roll at Boardwalk is hands down the best resort sandwich. But for counter service, BCV does have both the Marketplace and Hannah's and a wider selection between the two. (Poolside at Boardwalk is a joke to me.)

For sit down meals, there is no contest. No, really, no need to compare. All the restaurants are so accessible from BW to BYC to Swan and Dolphin that there is no need to compare! That abundance of food and locations to EPCOT and Studios make the whole area our favorite whether we are at BW or BYC.
I agree about the dining being no contest, but I also liked the way you wrote it! Well done. . Thanks for the review. How did Kidani compare? (Hopefully not too off topic!)
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:34 PM   #818
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The nearest Lobster Roll is at the BoardWalk Bakery. Here is a grand re-opening review with lots of photos. Scroll way down for the LR photo - yum!
Thank You for the great web site. My first trip was last Jan & The Bakery was closed. Can't wait to try it on our next trip.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:09 PM   #819
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Just wanted to stop in and say hello. Husband and I will be staying at BWI Sept. 20-22 for a quick, kid free weekend! It will be our first time at this resort. Have stayed at YC in the last and loved it. Hoping we will love this one as well.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:13 AM   #820
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Just changed from BWV to BWI for my F&W trip. Less than a month...

Did you make any location request?

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Thank You for the great web site. My first trip was last Jan & The Bakery was closed. Can't wait to try it on our next trip.
You're welcome and I think you're going to enjoy the new BWB. It's gotten positive reviews.

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Hello and welcome! A kid-free weekend sounds great! Though I have heard there are occasionally kids at WDW

I'll add your dates to the BoardWalk Bulletin.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:34 AM   #821
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Hello and welcome! A kid-free weekend sounds great! Though I have heard there are occasionally kids at WDW

I'll add your dates to the BoardWalk Bulletin.
You are correct about the kids BUT they won't be OUR kids! Woo hoo! Lol
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:36 AM   #822
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Headed to the boardwalk Tuesday 9/17 to 9/21! Just a few days away! First disney club level stay. Thanks to all the posters here for the great information and pictures!
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:25 AM   #823
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Well, I have been reading this thread for some time now. Having never stayed at the Boardwalk, I am quite excited for our trip (sep 17-23.) All my other DVC states have been OKW or Saratoga. This is an exciting trip for us. We will be celebrating our anniversary as well as our son's first trip to the world. I've got 40 something trips under my belt (as well as taking my first steps at the Polynesian.)
No matter what, even tho I said it already, we are excited to be staying in the Epcot/DHS resort area...

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Old 09-12-2013, 11:06 AM   #824
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Rapid Refill mugs- If I buy it at the little marketplace, are the pool, pizza place and bakery still able to refill it? I heard somewhere there is a disclaimer saying no pool bars, but I assume places without a food court will still do so. I really don't want to have to walk from pool to bakery to fill it. That would make it not worth it. Can anyone confirm filling them at the pool?
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:57 AM   #825
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We're staying 4 days starting this weekend in a 1 br on rented points as a "try out DVC before you buy it" vacation.

We're Florida residents, passholders and have averaged 20 nights in WDW the last few years - usually 8-10 days in the Poly or BC, the rest long weekends at POR/POFQ.

IF we buy DVC (yes it's still an 'if') we would buy either BWV or BCV - we take our long trip in October and I figure the only way to get a reservation at either would be to own there. We can live with SSR for short-notice weekend jaunts.

Anything specific we should be looking for as frequent CRO guests/first time DVC at BWV? Locations within the villas? (do you like 1st floor or higher? Why?) Helpful hints for dealing without Mousekeeping? Things to not forget to bring (due to DW's coffee addiction, we know to bring basket-style not cone paper filter and ground coffee! I'm a workout nut, so I'll sample Muscles & Bustles), etc.
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