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Old 05-02-2013, 10:25 PM   #3256
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They become little kids at WDW and hate sharing, don't they? You should have gotten a special opening day pin for being the first in


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Husbands are very territorial when it comes to food, aren't they!
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We are so thrilled to be staying at BWV at the end of the summer (8/31-9/7)!! We have fallen in love with WDW, and stay at Moderates (CSR and POFQ). We lucked OUT being able to trade our Hawaii RCI points for this trip at BWV -1br. Woo HOO!! Question - I'm assuming (HOPING) not, but are RCI traders into BWV treated like second class citizens, or will we not even notice a difference from the check in cast members? We have LOVED just soaking up the magic from booking the trip through DW to the last moments on the ME back to the airport... Just not sure of the differences between DVC / Villas and a regular Moderate stay thru Disney. I know there is not daily mouse keeping (not a problem - head over heels that we will have a kitchen and in-unit laundry!), but will we still get a Key to the World card (room key, pass tickets, charging privileges)? We just can't wait for this trip - SO EXCITED!! But not sure if there is a difference with us getting the room via RCI or through Disney, directly. Thanks for any input / experiences! :-)
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That's a nice change, will make things a lot easier. Now if they did the same thing for dinners.
It's actually not a change, it's something I was confused about on the WL thread so I did some research and found the early ADR info. on AllEars - those buses have apparently been doing this for years. We never do pre-park opening ADRs and if we did, they were resort ADRs which we walked to or we took the boat over to another resort, so I never knew about this perk.

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We are so thrilled to be staying at BWV at the end of the summer (8/31-9/7)!! We have fallen in love with WDW, and stay at Moderates (CSR and POFQ). We lucked OUT being able to trade our Hawaii RCI points for this trip at BWV -1br. Woo HOO!! Question - I'm assuming (HOPING) not, but are RCI traders into BWV treated like second class citizens, or will we not even notice a difference from the check in cast members? We have LOVED just soaking up the magic from booking the trip through DW to the last moments on the ME back to the airport... Just not sure of the differences between DVC / Villas and a regular Moderate stay thru Disney. I know there is not daily mouse keeping (not a problem - head over heels that we will have a kitchen and in-unit laundry!), but will we still get a Key to the World card (room key, pass tickets, charging privileges)? We just can't wait for this trip - SO EXCITED!! But not sure if there is a difference with us getting the room via RCI or through Disney, directly. Thanks for any input / experiences! :-)
Welcome! I don't know anything about booking with RCI, but I can tell you that in my experience, CMs tend to treat every guest with the same level of respect. Your party will get KTTW cards and if you have purchased tickets and dining, those will be on your KTTW card, too.

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A lot of close up pics on the Boardwalk Bakery food items AND a review of the lobster roll!

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...2%80%93-42913/
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It's actually not a change, it's something I was confused about on the WL thread so I did some research and found the early ADR info. on AllEars - those buses have apparently been doing this for years. We never do pre-park opening ADRs and if we did, they were resort ADRs which we walked to or we took the boat over to another resort, so I never knew about this perk.

Are you all settled back into reality and unpacked?

Yeah, now it will feel like "forever" until our September (mostly resort only) Poly trip, but then luckily it will be a short wait after that until our November BW visit!

All in with the mouse this year on our vacations...
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A lot of close up pics on the Boardwalk Bakery food items AND a review of the lobster roll!

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...2%80%93-42913/
Thanks for the link. The lobster roll looks really good. I'm hopeful the service will be quicker once the CMs get used to the new bakery.
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cannot wait for the lobster roll...hubby is gonna freak!
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:13 PM   #3263
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Wondering if the new bakery sandwiches are made to order (can remove ingredients) or come pre-made.
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A lot of close up pics on the Boardwalk Bakery food items AND a review of the lobster roll!

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...2%80%93-42913/
That does look like a good lobster roll.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:30 PM   #3265
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I am now totally spoiled by having a BW view 1BR villa on my last trip. Since I can't find any availability thru cash or points for my August dates for one, I'm toying with the Deluxe CL rooms, since they are all BW view, and a bigger room. Space is important to our family, DH said he will not share a standard size room with us ever again! Thankfully, there is still availability on those with either the Summer GP discount, as well as with the AP discount. I still want to faint at the sight of the room rate even with the discount, but since I can't find a 1BR BW view, I need to come up with Plan B.

My question....I know these are above either BB or SS...are there any elevators or stairs that exit out on the BW near there - or do you have to trek back through the hallways to the lobby to get outside?

Also - where is the laundry located on the Inn side? With 2 teenage boys in August, I will surely need to do a load or 2! That is another reason I love love love the villas, having a washer & dryer right in the unit. (This is a plea for someone, anyone, to please cancel your August 1BR BW view villa so I can grab it LOL!!)
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I am pretty certain my egg, cheese, and bacon biscuit was assembled after i ordered it.
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I am now totally spoiled by having a BW view 1BR villa on my last trip. Since I can't find any availability thru cash or points for my August dates for one, I'm toying with the Deluxe CL rooms, since they are all BW view, and a bigger room. Space is important to our family, DH said he will not share a standard size room with us ever again! Thankfully, there is still availability on those with either the Summer GP discount, as well as with the AP discount. I still want to faint at the sight of the room rate even with the discount, but since I can't find a 1BR BW view, I need to come up with Plan B.

My question....I know these are above either BB or SS...are there any elevators or stairs that exit out on the BW near there - or do you have to trek back through the hallways to the lobby to get outside?

Also - where is the laundry located on the Inn side? With 2 teenage boys in August, I will surely need to do a load or 2! That is another reason I love love love the villas, having a washer & dryer right in the unit. (This is a plea for someone, anyone, to please cancel your August 1BR BW view villa so I can grab it LOL!!)
As a general note, the deluxe rooms are nice. Nice layout, better than the Deluxes at BC for instance.

The only stairs exit out to the quiet pool and inside courtyards. For the boardwalk, yes, you have to go all the way back to the lobby area. Poor design, though they always say it was for security purposes.

No idea on the laundry!

If you do love the BW 1BRs so much and go as often as you do, you might want to look into a DVC resale contract. We bought 3 years ago and so don't regret it. We do a mix of point and cash stays. Now we're adding on a second contract at AKL, but we could always use the point for BW at 7 months, too. (Though BW view gets tough at 7 mos.)
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As a general note, the deluxe rooms are nice. Nice layout, better than the Deluxes at BC for instance.

The only stairs exit out to the quiet pool and inside courtyards. For the boardwalk, yes, you have to go all the way back to the lobby area. Poor design, though they always say it was for security purposes.

No idea on the laundry!

If you do love the BW 1BRs so much and go as often as you do, you might want to look into a DVC resale contract. We bought 3 years ago and so don't regret it. We do a mix of point and cash stays. Now we're adding on a second contract at AKL, but we could always use the point for BW at 7 months, too. (Though BW view gets tough at 7 mos.)
You are so right about looking into a DVC resale. If I could only convince DH! I'm assuming DVC resales are only sold thru Disney, is that correct?

Glad to hear BWI Deluxe CL are nicer than BC, we stayed in a Deluxe CL room there last year, and loved it - so this could be even better! It was a LONG hike to the CL lounge at BC so that was a downer. I think at BWI I'd request 3rd floor for the larger balcony - I spend a lot of time out there. Are there stairs anywhere near the CL lounge on the 4th floor - or do you need to go back to the balcony to go up a level?

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You are so right about looking into a DVC resale. If I could only convince DH! I'm assuming DVC resales are only sold thru Disney, is that correct?

Glad to hear BWI Deluxe CL are nicer than BC, we stayed in a Deluxe CL room there last year, and loved it - so this could be even better! It was a LONG hike to the CL lounge at BC so that was a downer. I think at BWI I'd request 3rd floor for the larger balcony - I spend a lot of time out there. Are there stairs anywhere near the CL lounge on the 4th floor - or do you need to go back to the balcony to go up a level?

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We are so thrilled to be staying at BWV at the end of the summer (8/31-9/7)!! We have fallen in love with WDW, and stay at Moderates (CSR and POFQ). We lucked OUT being able to trade our Hawaii RCI points for this trip at BWV -1br. Woo HOO!! Question - I'm assuming (HOPING) not, but are RCI traders into BWV treated like second class citizens, or will we not even notice a difference from the check in cast members? We have LOVED just soaking up the magic from booking the trip through DW to the last moments on the ME back to the airport... Just not sure of the differences between DVC / Villas and a regular Moderate stay thru Disney. I know there is not daily mouse keeping (not a problem - head over heels that we will have a kitchen and in-unit laundry!), but will we still get a Key to the World card (room key, pass tickets, charging privileges)? We just can't wait for this trip - SO EXCITED!! But not sure if there is a difference with us getting the room via RCI or through Disney, directly. Thanks for any input / experiences! :-)
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