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Old 10-23-2013, 02:42 PM   #1171
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Hoping to be at BWV February 13-21. Our favorite resort! Right now we are at BLT with wait list for BWV.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:44 PM   #1172
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Peeking in on the lovely Kooksterlicious' thread to say... we'll be checking in Saturday!
If it isn't MissPackingCube. Will you be posting LIVE? Someone posted live from WL and reported that the resort has been at 100% occ. all week. What has been going on in the World this week? I hope they all depart on your arrival day

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I need to read through the entire thread. But in the meantime I'm joining in as we are going to BWV February 8-15. Its our second trip to DW and first stay at BW. So excited to be close to EP and DHS. Last time we stayed at OKW but we are excited this time to be closer to the action.
I'll add you to the BWB and congratulations on booking!
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:47 PM   #1173
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Hoping to be at BWV February 13-21. Our favorite resort! Right now we are at BLT with wait list for BWV.
to the DIS and the BWI/BWV thread. BLT is wonderful, we loved it! But I hope you get your waitlist
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:07 PM   #1174
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to the DIS and the BWI/BWV thread. BLT is wonderful, we loved it! But I hope you get your waitlist
Don't get me wrong I enjoy staying at BLT too, but have friends booked at Dolphin that week so we would love to be close.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:15 PM   #1175
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If it isn't MissPackingCube. Will you be posting LIVE? Someone posted live from WL and reported that the resort has been at 100% occ. all week. What has been going on in the World this week? I hope they all depart on your arrival day

I wish you safe travels and a wonderful vacation
I'll do my best to check in! Oh no, at 100%? I'm hoping that was just a carry-over from Columbus Day? Please, please, please let it be a carry-over. Fall semester break? Eep.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:04 PM   #1176
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The Good, the bad & the ugly!

We just got back from BWV on 10\19. It was a wonderful stay! The location could not have been better. Nestled in between EPCOT and DHS during the F&W Festival was awesome!

We were in 4094...which was PRETTY FAR from the elevators. Upside was that we were adjacent to a stairwell that put us right on the path to DHS and was nestled in between the clown pool and the Community Hall.

While we loved the ambiance and the the theme, we were a little bit underwhelmed by the room. Given that we had stayed at Kidani Village and BLT where there were multiple bathrooms, that may have spoiled us!

The other thing was getting our mugs refilled. The only refill station was at the BW Bakery. The other locations to get them filled was at the Leaping Libations Pool Bar and the Lounge. But with both of them, I felt like a cheapskate waiting in line with paying\tipping customers, just to get a free refill of diet Coke.

Not to put the resort down, it was fabulous. And if I think it would be super awesome if going with adults or older kids. I think the Belle Vue Lounge was really cool. To grab a cocktail and hang out in a relaxed space like that would have really cool.

And then the chairs on the deck overlooking the BoardWalk, good stuff.

And I can't say enough about the pool. We had upper 80* temps all week and the pool was like a gift from the Heavens. My girls LOVED the slide (which consequently, was perfectly visible from our balcony!).

We spent a lot of time at DHS and EPCOT and we were pleasantly surprised at how short the walk was to DHS. I dare say it was about the same as our walk to MK from BLT.

We started off on the wrong foot when we arrived at 12:30 and our room wasn't ready until 4:15 and then our MagicBands and KTTW didn't work. We think our room was readya long time before we got it. I never got a text on my phone saying that it was ready until I was at the front desk (2nd time) to have our keys fixed. "Magically" after the bands and cards were activated, I got my text. Hmmmm

But I don't hold the resort responsible for that. However, that can negatively influence your perception.

being in the DVC, we like to try different resorts and this was #3 for us. And it wa the perfect spot for the F&W Festival. We didn't get to try Fantasia mini gold or the surrey bikes, but they're on our agenda for next year.

Ohhh...the Boardwalk Bakery....too good to pass up. If you've never been to, and you see a line, just hop right into that line. It moves quick and the treats are spectacular!
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We just got back from BWV on 10\19. It was a wonderful stay! The location could not have been better. Nestled in between EPCOT and DHS during the F&W Festival was awesome!

We spent a lot of time at DHS and EPCOT and we were pleasantly surprised at how short the walk was to DHS. I dare say it was about the same as our walk to MK from BLT.
Glad you made it home safely. Sorry to hear about the magic bands stuff. The evil twins are still connected to my account, and I'm hopeful the bugs will be worked out soon enough. The BWV has a great location. Did you all get to watch the night entertainment?
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:22 PM   #1178
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...And then the chairs on the deck overlooking the BoardWalk, good stuff....
I hated those chairs on the porch overlooking the Boardwalk. My villa (on the second floor) was right next to them and I had all sorts of people staring at me while I was sitting on my balcony. In my followup with DVC on this stay, I recommended they install a wall of sorts between that villa balcony and the lobby porch.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:15 AM   #1179
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Glad you made it home safely. Sorry to hear about the magic bands stuff. The evil twins are still connected to my account, and I'm hopeful the bugs will be worked out soon enough. The BWV has a great location. Did you all get to watch the night entertainment?
We got to see a few different acts there which was fun but the Illuminations display was not as viewable as I had expected given the location to BWV.

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I hated those chairs on the porch overlooking the Boardwalk. My villa (on the second floor) was right next to them and I had all sorts of people staring at me while I was sitting on my balcony. In my followup with DVC on this stay, I recommended they install a wall of sorts between that villa balcony and the lobby porch.
I never thought of that! I guess b\c I was on the back side overlooking the Luna Pool, something like that never occurred to me. We just looked out at the Boardwalk. Never even thought to look at the balconies to our left or right on the Resort.

Were you up to no good on that balcony that everyone was looking at you

Truthfully, any of the *negative* comments I've made are really nitpicking. BWV is a great resort. Location and atmosphere are top notch here. I can see how people fall in love with it. We'll def make our way back there.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:32 AM   #1180
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #1181
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We got to see a few different acts there which was fun but the Illuminations display was not as viewable as I had expected given the location to BWV.


I never thought of that! I guess b\c I was on the back side overlooking the Luna Pool, something like that never occurred to me. We just looked out at the Boardwalk. Never even thought to look at the balconies to our left or right on the Resort.

Were you up to no good on that balcony that everyone was looking at you

Truthfully, any of the *negative* comments I've made are really nitpicking. BWV is a great resort. Location and atmosphere are top notch here. I can see how people fall in love with it. We'll def make our way back there.
Nope, just sitting there reading. And ducking the guest above who kept dumping his drink on the floor (and it ran down on top of me - the balcony was larger than most at BWV).
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Kouzzina by Cat Cora at Disney's BoardWalk has introduced a new, seasonal, five-course prix fixe menu that will be offered every day. A beverage is not included, and no substitutions are allowed. The basic Disney Dining Plan is accepted -- the menu requires one entitlement, plus $19.50 surcharge. The Deluxe Dining Plan is also accepted -- one entitlement, plus $5 surcharge. A wine pairing is available for an additional $35.

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Nope, just sitting there reading. And ducking the guest above who kept dumping his drink on the floor (and it ran down on top of me - the balcony was larger than most at BWV).
That sounds awesome.
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Are there any backdoors out the BWV side of the resort that allow a shortcut to the DHS path without having to walk across the parking lot or go around the boardwalk? Does the door to the Luna pool area have access to that path, or is the entire area now fenced in? Thanks!!!
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:57 PM   #1185
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I'll do my best to check in! Oh no, at 100%? I'm hoping that was just a carry-over from Columbus Day? Please, please, please let it be a carry-over. Fall semester break? Eep.
Only the messenger... I just saw this post HERE:

"I have been visiting WDW twice a year for the last 4 or 5 years now. I am here now, and this would be my 4th trip this year.

I looked at easywdw to check the crowd calendar and it could not be more WRONG! On top of that, the undercover tourist app is totally wrong too! easywdw showed today as a 3. I have been many times when it is a 3 and it never included lines that were 60+ minutes for several rides at MK. Even Stitch had a 20 minute wait!! Then at lunch I was looking at the undercover tourist app. It had MK, Epcot and HS all at yellow and AK was red. I looked at AK ride times just for the heck of it and it was the ONLY park that had reasonable ride times. It was just crazy!

We love Disney, more than most anything. We love coming here. But the crowds this year are completely not what we are used to and we don't care for it. It is no longer fun when all you are doing is fighting crowds. That along with this fast pass + thing, I think we are done with Disney for a while. We went to Epcot yesterday morning and fast passes for Soarin and Test Track were gone by 10:30am.

So I think that we both decided that in 2014, we are going to skip Disney. We are not renewing our annual passes and we are going to try somewhere else. It is so sad to even think about, but it has become more of a hassle, than fun. That usually means that it is time to move on."

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