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Old 08-18-2012, 08:08 AM   #1576
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Just back from BWV and can't wait to stay again!

I just returned from my first stay at BWI/BWV and absolutely loved it!!! I want to thank everyone here for your advice and knowledge. If it wasn't for you, I know my stay would not have been as magical. The location and vibe could not be beat! We have stayed at BCV, AKV Kidani & Jambo, BLT, spent time at SSR with friends, but don't miss staying at this resort!

We stayed in a studio and it was very spacious, especially after we had just spent four nights at Pop! We had a small daybed where I would have thought a desk might go, which was the perfect size for DS and he was happy to not share a bed with his DSis. We had a rather large balcony compared to some of the others near us, but even those had ample space for the two chairs and table. One word of caution, be very careful on your room requests and I did my research. I asked for Village Green and close to elevators. The hallways are really long and there is only one set of elevators, so if you are on the top floor, watch out! We got our requests and we were close to everything! We could also see the top of Wishes from our balcony from the 4th floor. I think that was DS's favorite part of the day.

As I had read, the CS choices are very limited but we ate breakfast in the room most mornings but I can see why BW Bakery is a favorite. We could get pizza and use our CS credits from the take out window by Kouzzina when we were at the resort during the afternoon. We didn't eat at any of the TS locations at BW, but very convenient to EP and the BC.

The real hidden gem was the quiet pool and Community Hall. I loved that they were together so my kids could go back and forth. I never saw more than 10 people at the pool. Everyone was fighting for space in and outside of the main pool. The quiet pool was awesome for the kids when they really didn't want the slide anymore but they still wanted to swim. The pool was rather small but it really didn't matter at all for us. The staff at the CH was awesome and I know my kids absolutely adored them!

If you ever have a chance to stay at BWV, don't pass it up!!!!!!!! We have our next DVC already planned but I am really looking forward to planning another BWV vacation.
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Glad you had a good trip. We are on our way home today after 8 fun filled nights with our gang at the Innkeepers. We have had a wonderful trip and look forward to Oct with DH and next May with family and Nascargirl and her dh
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:23 AM   #1578
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Glad everyone had a good time!!!
Does Village Green need to be noted on DVC reservation? Or when checking in online?
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:06 AM   #1579
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Does Village Green need to be noted on DVC reservation? Or when checking in online?
Village Green would be a request to be added to the reservation for preferred/garden/pool locations. Not available for BW view or standard view.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:28 AM   #1580
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Village Green would be a request to be added to the reservation for preferred/garden/pool locations. Not available for BW view or standard view.
Thanks we booked garden / pool view so I will add the request!
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:46 PM   #1581
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The real hidden gem was the quiet pool and Community Hall. I loved that they were together so my kids could go back and forth. I never saw more than 10 people at the pool. Everyone was fighting for space in and outside of the main pool. The quiet pool was awesome for the kids when they really didn't want the slide anymore but they still wanted to swim. The pool was rather small but it really didn't matter at all for us. The staff at the CH was awesome and I know my kids absolutely adored them!
This is so true -and goes for some of the other resorts as well. It's nice to have the pools like SAB/Luna Park/High Rock but my kids(teens) always preferred the quiet pools, which try had mostly to themselves -they didn't like having lots of younger children that they had to look out for in the pool.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:55 PM   #1582
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Another awesome stay at the Boardwalk came to an end today, but not before my DW (sfbank) booked our room for next May!! We have been sitting at the airport in Minneapolis since 4:15 this afternoon and she pretty much has next years trip planned out already. Nascargirl you better speak up fast if you want to get any ADRs on the schedule because she is filling them up fast. Its only 277 days away you know!:D
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I just returned from my first stay at BWI/BWV and absolutely loved it!!! I want to thank everyone here for your advice and knowledge. If it wasn't for you, I know my stay would not have been as magical. The location and vibe could not be beat! We have stayed at BCV, AKV Kidani & Jambo, BLT, spent time at SSR with friends, but don't miss staying at this resort!

We stayed in a studio and it was very spacious, especially after we had just spent four nights at Pop! We had a small daybed where I would have thought a desk might go, which was the perfect size for DS and he was happy to not share a bed with his DSis. We had a rather large balcony compared to some of the others near us, but even those had ample space for the two chairs and table. One word of caution, be very careful on your room requests and I did my research. I asked for Village Green and close to elevators. The hallways are really long and there is only one set of elevators, so if you are on the top floor, watch out! We got our requests and we were close to everything! We could also see the top of Wishes from our balcony from the 4th floor. I think that was DS's favorite part of the day.

As I had read, the CS choices are very limited but we ate breakfast in the room most mornings but I can see why BW Bakery is a favorite. We could get pizza and use our CS credits from the take out window by Kouzzina when we were at the resort during the afternoon. We didn't eat at any of the TS locations at BW, but very convenient to EP and the BC.

The real hidden gem was the quiet pool and Community Hall. I loved that they were together so my kids could go back and forth. I never saw more than 10 people at the pool. Everyone was fighting for space in and outside of the main pool. The quiet pool was awesome for the kids when they really didn't want the slide anymore but they still wanted to swim. The pool was rather small but it really didn't matter at all for us. The staff at the CH was awesome and I know my kids absolutely adored them!

If you ever have a chance to stay at BWV, don't pass it up!!!!!!!! We have our next DVC already planned but I am really looking forward to planning another BWV vacation.
Glad you had a good trip. But, don't tell anyone about the quiet pool and CH. It was so nice over there.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #1584
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Glad everyone had great trips!

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Iowa Hawkeye I see your wife now has you on the boards. I hope both of you will be doing trip reports even tho I know how it went. The time will go by quick.
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As if i wasn't excited enough already. You guys / girls have me pumped up for this trip,more so than my kids i think lol. Now i only have 1 day left before my 1 st BWV stay.

BTW. With all these requests and all. We're staying in a standard studio. I just requested a middle to high floor. Is there a particular spot that would be a good spot to request? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanx.
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What is everyone's favorite thing about BW??


Being a New Yorker, the boardwalk has a familiar, homey feeling to me. Reminding me of Coney Island and even Atlantic City. Walking around or sitting and people watching during the day and enjoying different performers at night is so relaxing and lots of fun.

Having the ability to walk to Epcot or DHS at any time of the day or night, without waiting for transportation can't be beat.

The hotel itself is elegant with a very comfortable atmosphere.

But, after taking yearly trips to WDW and staying on CL at different deluxe resorts, for over 15 years, I have never encountered a group of cast members such as those in the Innkeeper's Club. When I arrive, I feel like I am being welcomed by my family members. They go out of their way to make each guest's stay a memorable and comfortable one. My family feels the same way. After our first stay at the BWI, we knew that we could never think of staying at a different WDW hotel again.

Hope that answers your question!
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Being a New Yorker, the boardwalk has a familiar, homey feeling to me. Reminding me of Coney Island and even Atlantic City. Walking around or sitting and people watching during the day and enjoying different performers at night is so relaxing and lots of fun.

Having the ability to walk to Epcot or DHS at any time of the day or night, without waiting for transportation can't be beat.

The hotel itself is elegant with a very comfortable atmosphere.

But, after taking yearly trips to WDW and staying on CL at different deluxe resorts, for over 15 years, I have never encountered a group of cast members such as those in the Innkeeper's Club. When I arrive, I feel like I am being welcomed by my family members. They go out of their way to make each guest's stay a memorable and comfortable one. My family feels the same way. After our first stay at the BWI, we knew that we could never think of staying at a different WDW hotel again.

Hope that answers your question!

Thanks!!! Can't wait
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Iowa Hawkeye I see your wife now has you on the boards. I hope both of you will be doing trip reports even tho I know how it went. The time will go by quick.
Saying you know how it went might be an understatement, a couple of days I think she talked to you more than she talked to me!
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I've just been sitting here reading thru this thread and catching up. We are staying at the BW in mid Oct, cannot wait to go back! When we were there last year, my DH and Lorenzo were watching a wedding party outside of the lounge area, and he had us laughing so hard, that my DH is more excited to see the CL staff than anything, and that says alot for my DH.
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