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Old 07-22-2014, 10:43 PM   #3151
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Good Morning BWI Fans!

Just wanted to let you know that my DH is going to be canceling our upcoming reservation at the BWI. Don't feel sad for us...just a change in vacation plans!

Our reservation is for a BWI Deluxe room from 7/31/14 - 8/8/14. I know there are only 10 deluxe rooms, so I just thought I'd post our cancellation here in case anyone was interested in grabbing the room. My DH will be calling at 10:00 (in about 10 minutes) to cancel the room.

Have a nice day everyone!
Very cool of you to give folks a heads up.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:55 PM   #3152
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Before asking another questions... I have to say - those chairs are going to give me nightmares! :D

Anyways - I figured people here would have the best answers. This fall we are staying in mid November. My daughter is now 7, and this will be our first trip where I'm not planning on using or renting any strollers. We've never stayed at the boardwalk before. I stayed at the BC years and years ago and I know the walk to Epcot isnt bad. Exactly how far is the walk to HS for little legs? I've never done this walk before. We usually rent our own car, but we've always stayed Value or offsite before so it made sense then. Now since we're so close to so many parks, I figured renting a car probably isnt necessary and we should just utilize the Magic Express. I also dont want to completely wipe out my little one either. I know I read that there are ferries available - what would people's recommendations be? We'll be doing a ton of walking anyway - so a walk isnt the problem, I'm just thinking late night walking back etc. I should have mentioned too that I'd like to avoid buses as much as possible too (just personal preference, of all things they cause me motion sickness). Thanks
I had VERY similar questions before we stayed at BWV this past October so you're in good company. LOL.

My daughters were 9 and 6 and we only took the ferries for sheer amusement. I think we took the boat 3-4 times. It was def quicker to walk, even with my youngest DDs little legs.


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Old 07-23-2014, 01:49 PM   #3153
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I used to walk to Epcot and boat to DHS. I always thought it was substantially longer to DHS. A few trips ago, youngest was 8 or 9, I figured we would try it. It was not a long walk at all. Now, we just let weather decide, but I prefer the walk.
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We always walk to both. I love the walk to DHS before rope drop, it's so quiet and pretty. The only time we boat, is if we happen are leaving the park and a boat happens to be arriving at the time.
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We walked it last month (one of our kids had just turned 7). We were at the Villas, though, so a little closer than the Inn (if that's where you're staying). We went back and forth a lot and it wasn't an issue at all for him. This was also in the heat/humidity, so in November, it should be a piece of cake.
We also walk (from the villas). It's such a peaceful walk along the canal, with the occasional jogger passing us by. It's also the one advantage of being at the wrong end of the hall.

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We also walk (from the villas). It's such a peaceful walk along the canal, with the occasional jogger passing us by. It's also the one advantage of being at the wrong end of the hall.

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Especially in the morning when before the chaos ensues. I enjoyed taking some pictures while we took our leisurely stroll to DHS for rope drop.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:57 AM   #3155
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We check into a 1 bedroom BWV (pool/garden view) two weeks from tomorrow. We have never stayed there before, and are really looking forward to it -- especially the walking access to DHS and Epcot.
My DS9 wants to sign up for JTA at DHS. How long does it take to walk from the Villas to DHS? We walk at a fairly brisk pace. Thanks so much!
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:15 PM   #3156
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Hello,

When you are staying at BWI, is there anyway to walk over to the Swan and Dolphins resorts, or do you have to take a bus from HS over?


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Old 07-24-2014, 08:24 PM   #3157
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When you are staying at BWI, is there anyway to walk over to the Swan and Dolphins resorts, or do you have to take a bus from HS over?


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Yes! There is a pedestrian bridge over the canal that separates the Boardwalk from the Swan & Dolphin resorts.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:46 PM   #3158
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when we stay at Boardwalk villas, we like to walk over tot he swan for karaoke... sometimes it is quicker to get off at the swan/dolphin boat dock and walk over to the boardwalk then to wait for the boat to unload, load, and go over.
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Another question- on laundry facilities, we are staying for a week in November. I always like to do a load or two of laundry while there to lessen the sadness of being home when we leave- . Last time we stayed at Art of Animation, and I felt like I could NEVER get a machine, they were always in use. Do any of you run into this during your stay?
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:13 PM   #3160
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Another question- on laundry facilities, we are staying for a week in November. I always like to do a load or two of laundry while there to lessen the sadness of being home when we leave- . Last time we stayed at Art of Animation, and I felt like I could NEVER get a machine, they were always in use. Do any of you run into this during your stay?
We're at Boardwalk right now. They have 3 washing machines and 2 dryers on the villas side. We were able to get a washing machine fairly easily but had to wait a couple if hours for a dryer . That was with my dh checking every 15-20 minutes.
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We are going back to the BWI in January!!!! Was able to get 2 club level rooms with the military rate, husband is retired military. We are going with my son and his family. It has been very hard to get the BWI club rooms with my cast discount, so I figured I would grab these. When cast rates for next year come out I will try for that rate, but am so very happy to be trying CL at my favorite home!!!! We will be there January 23-30!!!!
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We're at Boardwalk right now. They have 3 washing machines and 2 dryers on the villas side. We were able to get a washing machine fairly easily but had to wait a couple if hours for a dryer . That was with my dh checking every 15-20 minutes.
In the Inn (on the 3rd floor if I remember correctly) there's several washers and dryers. Seems to me there were 6 each. Never had a problem getting a machine but we tend to go during less busy times.
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:01 PM   #3163
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Deluxe room/suites renovated?

hi, does anyone know if the deluxe rooms and all the suites will be included in the recent bwi renovation? if so, any pics yet? tia, francie
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:39 PM   #3164
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So excited... I just upgraded our upcoming August trip to BWI, and am loving reading this thread!

I need some advice on what to say on my room request. I have booked a standard room & view. I'd prefer not having a long walk after returning from days at the parks, and have read about the long hallways. BUT, I don't want too much noise near the elevators either, and I'd prefer not to be on the 1st floor.

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Hi all, we're checking into a garden suite tomorrow and have been reading this thread non stop! Love it! We booked last minute to celebrate DH's recent promotion in his WDW job, and for our anniversary. Im out of my mind excited! Anyway, I'll report back on whether or not our garden cottage has been renovated. . Also, let me know if anyone wants photos of anything or has any questions.
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