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Old 01-14-2013, 07:25 PM   #2416
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The big difference is the 3rd floor rooms have bigger balconies, but the fourth floor rooms are closer to the club lounge, since the lounge is on the fourth floor. We had the center room on 4 over Seashore Sweets and loved it. Enjoy!
Thanks. I don't really have a preference of balcony size vs lounge proximity, so I'll skip the requests and just leave it to fate.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:31 PM   #2417
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What's the general consensus here about preferred pool/garden 1 bedroom villas at boardwalk? Is the price of $420/night reasonable? For $317 a night we could stay in a standard view studio instead.

We are staying 6 nights in April a Sat-Fri and one night at the swan on friday (because it's free from starwood credit card sign up bonus points)

We'd be renting points at $11 a point for the 1 bedroom and booking directly through Disney for the standard studio room.

There's only two of us, but we do love the idea of having the washer/dryer, kitchen, and the extra space.

Also, what view should we request if we go with pool/garden?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:53 PM   #2418
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What's the general consensus here about preferred pool/garden 1 bedroom villas at boardwalk? Is the price of $420/night reasonable? For $317 a night we could stay in a standard view studio instead.

We are staying 6 nights in April a Sat-Fri and one night at the swan on friday (because it's free from starwood credit card sign up bonus points)

We'd be renting points at $11 a point for the 1 bedroom and booking directly through Disney for the standard studio room.

There's only two of us, but we do love the idea of having the washer/dryer, kitchen, and the extra space.

Also, what view should we request if we go with pool/garden?
Are you talking about this April? Availability might be an issue this close to arrival.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:27 AM   #2419
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BoardWalk Bakery (BoardWalk Resort) closed through 4/26/13 for expansion. A coffee cart will be available on the BoardWalk during this time.

Luna Park Pool (BoardWalk Resort) closed 1/28/13-3/1/13 for refurbishment. Guests may use other leisure pools.




Stormalong Bay – The Flying Jib Pool Slide (Yacht & Beach Club Resort) closed 1/16/13-1/25/13 for refurbishment. Pool will remain open. Guests can use Luna Park Pool Slide at BoardWalk Resort.

Stormalong Bay Kiddie Pool Slide (Yacht & Beach Club Resort) closed 2/1/13-2/12/13 for refurbishment.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #2420
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Are they putting a seating area in the Boardwalk Bakery?
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:35 AM   #2421
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Are they putting a seating area in the Boardwalk Bakery?
I don't know. In this description from wdwmagic it doesn't mention it:

The Boardwalk Bakery will be closing for an extensive refurbishment in 2013.

Closing on January 6, 2013, the Bakery will be be fitted with an all new entrance, new queue, and expanded menu offering soups, salads and sandwiches alongside the baked goods. Also to be added is a refillable mug station. The bakery is expected to reopen again on April 27 2013.

During the work a temporary location will be available on the Boardwalk opposite the bakery, offering a limited selection of baked goods.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #2422
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I seen a picture of the Bakery on a Live Trip Report. The trip reporter said that the arcade was closed down and there were bricks piled up in front of the arcade. They were also putting up those construction walls. So I would think that they will be adding some kind of seating inside the Bakery. But I'm just speculating really...
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #2423
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Oh, I would love it so much if they would turn the Bakery in a real CS restaurant!!
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Oh, I would love it so much if they would turn the Bakery in a real CS restaurant!!
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...4&postcount=64

This is the link to the pictures of the Temporary Bakery and the start of the construction on the Bakery.

I guess the trip reporter wasn't the one that I read that the arcade was closed from... I think I just put the two things together from someone else reporting that the arcade was closed.
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This is the link to the pictures of the Temporary Bakery and the start of the construction on the Bakery.

I guess the trip reporter wasn't the one that I read that the arcade was closed from... I think I just put the two things together from someone else reporting that the arcade was closed.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #2426
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We are staying CL standard view in April. When I made the ressie I asked that if possible could they note we wanted a boardwalk view. Looking at my conformation there are no notes stating my request. Would that be visable on the conformation or should I assume they noted it. If not should I call back? TIA
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #2427
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We are staying CL standard view in April. When I made the ressie I asked that if possible could they note we wanted a boardwalk view. Looking at my conformation there are no notes stating my request. Would that be visable on the conformation or should I assume they noted it. If not should I call back? TIA
I would contact IPO. (actually that is what I did to request the 4th floor instead of the 3rd floor)
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:40 PM   #2428
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What's the general consensus here about preferred pool/garden 1 bedroom villas at boardwalk? Is the price of $420/night reasonable? For $317 a night we could stay in a standard view studio instead.

We are staying 6 nights in April a Sat-Fri and one night at the swan on friday (because it's free from starwood credit card sign up bonus points)

We'd be renting points at $11 a point for the 1 bedroom and booking directly through Disney for the standard studio room.

There's only two of us, but we do love the idea of having the washer/dryer, kitchen, and the extra space.

Also, what view should we request if we go with pool/garden?
Cash standard view is the same as preferred pool/garden points view. So you basically have either one of the two pools or the Village Green area.

But like Missy said, if you haven't booked that DVC points stay for April yet, you might be out of luck.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:57 PM   #2429
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What's the general consensus here about preferred pool/garden 1 bedroom villas at boardwalk? Is the price of $420/night reasonable? For $317 a night we could stay in a standard view studio instead.

We are staying 6 nights in April a Sat-Fri and one night at the swan on friday (because it's free from starwood credit card sign up bonus points)

We'd be renting points at $11 a point for the 1 bedroom and booking directly through Disney for the standard studio room.

There's only two of us, but we do love the idea of having the washer/dryer, kitchen, and the extra space.

Also, what view should we request if we go with pool/garden?
If you can get the 1BR for April, my personal opinion is that it is "worth" the extra money. However, worth is very relative depending on income, how often you vacation, etc. That extra $100 can pay for breakfast and lunch for two people. But, we are DVC members, and just for the two of us, we love having the 1BRs. It really makes the stay about the Resort just as much (or more than) as about the parks. Makes for a much more relaxing trip for us. Also keep in mind you won't have daily housekeeping for the rented DVC stay.
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Help for the newbie, please

So happy to announce that we will be staying at the BWI for the first time at the end of May! This will be our first stay there and I've tried to read all that I can, but still seem to have a couple of questions.

1. Do most of the rooms have daybeds? What are my chances of securing a standard room w/ a daybed if that's my only request?

2. When facing the resort (looking at the port cochere), are the rooms to the left and the villas to the right? I'm so confused about this. When I look at the map, it seems that the villas are on the left by the main pool, but when I read comments---it seems the opposite is true.

Any help would be extra appreciated!

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