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Old 08-30-2012, 07:12 PM   #1651
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:30 PM   #1652
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If you look at a Downtown Disney map, it has the taxi stands labelled. There are either two or three across the various areas. After we saw La Nouba, the mass horde of people went walking towards the busses, we took the quick detour to the taxi stand (which was really close), and were back "home" at BW in exactly 12 minutes, if I remember correctly. I took note of the time because it was SO crazy quick.
Oh wow! We always take the buses so I never even knew there was a taxi place! That's awesome! I will definitely be on the lookout. Thanks!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:09 PM   #1653
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Then your "standard" BWV studio will be what is referred to as a DVC preferred view (pool/garden), but not a BW view (that is reserved for members on points). You might want to request a pool view of either Luna Park or the quiet pool. Or you could request the Village Green to get a "kind of" view of the BW.

There is only one elevator bank, so if that is important...
This is perfect. I am sure DD will want the Luna Park view, so I'll make a request for it. Thanks for the great info! We are really looking forward to staying at BWV and being able to enjoy living on the other side of the world for a week!
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Then your "standard" BWV studio will be what is referred to as a DVC preferred view (pool/garden), but not a BW view (that is reserved for members on points). You might want to request a pool view of either Luna Park or the quiet pool. Or you could request the Village Green to get a "kind of" view of the BW.

There is only one elevator bank, so if that is important...
What us the standard view of for rented DVC studios?
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:39 PM   #1655
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What us the standard view of for rented DVC studios?
Ours was a view of the resort parking area all the way at the front of the resort. It was a long walk from the elevators, but there was a door out to the front and we could go out there and across to the bus stop. That was a lot quicker than going back thru the lobby.
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Then your "standard" BWV studio will be what is referred to as a DVC preferred view (pool/garden), but not a BW view (that is reserved for members on points). You might want to request a pool view of either Luna Park or the quiet pool. Or you could request the Village Green to get a "kind of" view of the BW.

There is only one elevator bank, so if that is important...
Sorry to hijack, but I thought this would be the perfect time to ask this. If we rent points for BWV, what is the difference between a studio standard and a studio preferred as far as the view?

We have been a Moderate family so far. We are planning on October 2013 and want to save up and treat ourselves. I just want to know what I'm getting for the price difference between the two.

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Old 08-31-2012, 11:02 AM   #1657
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Sorry to hijack, but I thought this would be the perfect time to ask this. If we rent points for BWV, what is the difference between a studio standard and a studio preferred as far as the view?

We have been a Moderate family so far. We are planning on October 2013 and want to save up and treat ourselves. I just want to know what I'm getting for the price difference between the two.

Thanks in advance.
I think the BWV standard face parking lot and BWV face Boardwalk or pool. There should be someone with a better explanation sooner. I am standard view because I am points cheap.
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Standard view for points at BWV is along the front drive of the resort and only available for points. BW view (preferred) is the BW and only available for points. Preferred (non-BW view) is pool and garden and is what DRC calls standard. This is available for cash through DVC or DRC.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:25 PM   #1659
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Standard view for points at BWV is along the front drive of the resort and only available for points. BW view (preferred) is the BW and only available for points. Preferred (non-BW view) is pool and garden and is what DRC calls standard. This is available for cash through DVC or DRC.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:21 PM   #1660
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Sorry to hijack, but I thought this would be the perfect time to ask this. If we rent points for BWV, what is the difference between a studio standard and a studio preferred as far as the view?

We have been a Moderate family so far. We are planning on October 2013 and want to save up and treat ourselves. I just want to know what I'm getting for the price difference between the two.

Thanks in advance.
I think also in addition to what Deb & Bill wrote (though it's mentioned in their other email) is that the "Preferred (non-BW)" often (but not always) includes some sort of water -- Luna Park pool, the quiet pool, the canal (boatway) to DHS, side view of BW (if in Village Green area), etc.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:22 PM   #1662
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Back recently from a couple of weeks at WDW. We stayed a few nights in a BLT one bedroom (LOVED it!) and 9 nights WL/CL.

To everyone going soon - I hope you have a FANTASTIC vacation!!




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Newbie to BWI here. We check in in 18 days.. not making any requests..don't care where our room is. We are staying for 2 nights before our package at POFQ. We will have 3 kids age 10 and under with us. anything special we should be putting on our list of things to do? ( we are not doing parks these 2 days)..anything BWI specific we need to know ( where to check in, how to get to pool etc).. any input is greatly appreciated!
If you're not doing any parks, then maybe you'd enjoy some mini golf? It's just across the street and there's a path that runs from BWI, past the Swolphin to Fantasia Gardens.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/recreation/minigolf.htm

There are also free children's activities that are offered in the afternoons and will be listed on the Resort Activity sheet you'll receive at check-in.



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Old 09-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #1663
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Brief trip Report:

Just got back from an awesome 11 night journey...(BWV)...very late I might add, @ 12:30 this morning..

Here's a few things I'd like to recap:


1st off: Place is gorgeous....Grounds are amazing

2nd: Location is superb.....Soooo close to EVERYTHING.....And I mean everything...

3rd: Luna Park Pool: As good as , if not better, than advertised....Kids both young an old Loved the slide, lifeguards, activities, leaping libations.etc.

4th: Boardwalk activities: Plenty....And I do mean plenty...From the Surrey bikes, to the mickey boats, to thecarnival style midway games to the incredible entertainers( Soo much Fun ).

5th: Food choices: There are plenty to choose from on our side of the pond , not to mention the other side...

6th: Community Hall: Perfect for those lazy days or nights, or when there was just a lil too much rain.

B.T.W. We were in Room #4097, which also couldn't be in a more perfect location. Basically a right turn out of the elevators down to the first fork in the hallways. Our room was the first room right where the bldg juts out at a 22* angle. ( facing front entrance )...Also directly across from our door was the staircase heading down to the main pool...*Perfect.

I only had 2 problems but in comparison to the overall experience minor.

1. was the laundry room area. 3 washers & 2 dryers....1 of which was broke for a few days. I know they have the ones across by the BWI, but we had problems with those as well.....Needless to say I lost a lil time from the kids but, to be expected i guess.

2. The bus back from DTD. It felt like the longest ride. Literally a 40 minute ordeal.....No worries though....

Other than that I'd like to personally thank all that have posted before me that gave me pointers , ideas , tips etc....This trip was definetely a memorable one for us, and can't wait to book our next one...

Thnx...DizDad7
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Just got back from an awesome 11 night journey...(BWV)...very late I might add, @ 12:30 this morning.....
1. was the laundry room area. 3 washers & 2 dryers....1 of which was broke for a few days. I know they have the ones across by the BWI, but we had problems with those as well.....Needless to say I lost a lil time from the kids but, to be expected i guess....
Make sure you send an e-mail to member satisfaction about the laundry room. They don't get fixed unless someone less DVC know about the problems. That e-mail address in on the member website under Contact Us.
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Make sure you send an e-mail to member satisfaction about the laundry room. They don't get fixed unless someone less DVC know about the problems. That e-mail address in on the member website under Contact Us.
I let the manager on duty know about it, on 2 seperate occasions..Also there were a few other familes that I got to know while doing the laundry, that said they were going to voice their displeasure as well...
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