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Old 05-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #3316
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I called back and it shows highest floor with an Epcot view. I have no clue why I can't see it online but the cast member said the request is definitely there.

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:58 PM   #3318
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Hi we have a 2 bedroom booked at BWV with a garden/pool view for this June. We stayed there last year and loved the proximity to Epcot and HS. The only thing I did not like was our room was almost at the end of the last hallway from very far from the elevators. Lesson learned.. need to request (if possible a room closer to elevators).
Now, with my category view.. is it possible to request a room where we might be able to see the fireworks from our balcony. If not, can you all recommend a room close to the elevators with a nice view?

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Old 05-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #3319
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I have been reading through it all and it is great! I think my big question is what are some of the small things that make BWI special that I should make sure I don't miss?
For a week stay, I'd suggest getting the refillable mugs. You'll get your money's worth.

Do visit Jellyrolls at night and check out the Boardwalk entertainment.

Between the Boardwalk, the Y&B Club and the Swan and Dolphin, you have a lot of dining choices within walking distance. So take advantage.

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Yep I get the DVC points part. Will be renting points for this trip (hopefully). I know to book boardwalk view. would love to get a high-level room with balcony with view of Epcot/Illuminations. I don't know if that exists, how few are there, what other potential room requests to add on, things to avoid, etc, etc.

Just little things like "if you want to avoid a long walk, make sure to request xxx and yyyy and avoid zzzz"...things along those lines.

I understand this are all non-guaranteed requests but I've had pretty good luck in the past with these sort of things.

Walking distance is a subjective concept at BWV. There is only one bank of elevators, so the lower number rooms are the farthest walk. But then, you are closer to DHS. If long walk is an issue, ask for a room near the elevators.

Btw, little bit of trivia since kook mentioned being able to see the Eiffel Tower. France is the only pavilion in EPCOT where they had to decorate the backstage facing parts of France, since they realized when building the Yacht & Beach Club that the backstage areas are visible to guests staying there.

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For a week stay, I'd suggest getting the refillable mugs. You'll get your money's worth.

Do visit Jellyrolls at night and check out the Boardwalk entertainment.

Between the Boardwalk, the Y&B Club and the Swan and Dolphin, you have a lot of dining choices within walking distance. So take advantage.




Walking distance is a subjective concept at BWV. There is only one bank of elevators, so the lower number rooms are the farthest walk. But then, you are closer to DHS. If long walk is an issue, ask for a room near the elevators.

Btw, little bit of trivia since kook mentioned being able to see the Eiffel Tower. France is the only pavilion in EPCOT where they had to decorate the backstage facing parts of France, since they realized when building the Yacht & Beach Club that the backstage areas are visible to guests staying there.

One week from today and I will be there
Another bit of trivia is the back of Tower of Terror is painted and designed to match the Morrocan decor since you can see parts of it from Morocco. Not sure what that has to do with BW, so I'll give myself a


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Hi we have a 2 bedroom booked at BWV with a garden/pool view for this June. We stayed there last year and loved the proximity to Epcot and HS. The only thing I did not like was our room was almost at the end of the last hallway from very far from the elevators. Lesson learned.. need to request (if possible a room closer to elevators).
Now, with my category view.. is it possible to request a room where we might be able to see the fireworks from our balcony. If not, can you all recommend a room close to the elevators with a nice view?

thanks so much
In that category, probably the closest to the elevators will be the Luna Park pool view. The canal views look like they would be nice, but those would be further. Personally I would probably just request high floor close to the elevators.

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On the phone now and the cast member is laughing at me because I requested Epcot view!! She says you can't see Epcot from BoardWalk. I politely told her I've seen pictures of the view She went on to say maybe you will see some of Illuminations but didn't understand why I wouldn't just walk over to Epcot if that's what I wanted to see!! Is there any chance that we won't have a balcony?? I didn't want to ask the cast member.
There is literally one BWI room without a balcony (someone here got it a month or two ago), and if you were to get that room I would just immediately ask for a room change!!!

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I have been reading these posts trying to figure out exactly how to make a room request for our stay coming up on June 1st in a 1 BDRM Villa at BWV. We have three young children so likely will not be out late to see the fireworks and would love to see them from our balcony if possible. We paid with cash for a Standard View room as that was our only option I think?

I have read on here to request 5th Floor Epcot View for BWI. Does that also apply to BWV? I thought I had put in a request a few weeks back on the phone with a CM for a high floor, near elevator, Illuminations view. She said that with a standard view room there was no way we would see fireworks. I was confused because I thought it was possible when you pay with cash.

Anyway, bottom line...should I request 5th Floor Epcot View for an Illuminations view at BWV? Do I call and do that or check in online and try to do it?

Thanks so much!
The way the BWV is curved, and where the cash views are (the same as the non-Boardwalk Preferred views with DVC booking), I don't think there would be any or many rooms with any sort of Illuminations view. If anything, down far from the elevators with a canal view, you could probably see a little bit of the Fantasmic fireworks, but not nearly as much of it as Illuminations is up in the sky.


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Yep I get the DVC points part. Will be renting points for this trip (hopefully). I know to book boardwalk view. would love to get a high-level room with balcony with view of Epcot/Illuminations. I don't know if that exists, how few are there, what other potential room requests to add on, things to avoid, etc, etc.

Just little things like "if you want to avoid a long walk, make sure to request xxx and yyyy and avoid zzzz"...things along those lines.

I understand this are all non-guaranteed requests but I've had pretty good luck in the past with these sort of things.
Yes, there are definitely many 1BR BW view rooms on the BWV side with nice views of illuminations. When you look at the BWV facade, you can see some buildings jut out further the the others. I know some of those rooms that are inset back do have the illuminations view blocks from the adjacent building, but I don't know which room numbers. Our last stay we asked for top floor near elevators and had a fantastic view.
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Here are some things I like to enjoy: (1) Playing checkers in the Belle Vue Lounge in the afternoon. DD (who is now 18) still enjoys this quiet, cool down time with me. We get a soda and laugh when she whips me three games in a row. It's a lot more fun to play with real checkers than to play on an iPad. (2) Checking out the display cases in the elevator landings on the various floors. This is more of a 'me' thing than interesting to children or husbands (at least mine), but I love to look at the collection of sea shell frames, photos, tea sets, etc. from "the day." (3) Go into SeaShore Sweets and look at the photos of all the Miss Americas. (4) The quiet/leisure pool on the BWI side. It is a quiet escape. The gardens over there are quite lovely, too. (5) In the evening, the performers along the Boardwalk are fun. (6) Only for those 21 and older, but Jelly Rolls is a terrific dueling piano bar. Drinks are expensive, but the entertainment is fantastic. I believe it is $12 to enter.
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For a week stay, I'd suggest getting the refillable mugs. You'll get your money's worth.

Do visit Jellyrolls at night and check out the Boardwalk entertainment.

Between the Boardwalk, the Y&B Club and the Swan and Dolphin, you have a lot of dining choices within walking distance. So take advantage.




Walking distance is a subjective concept at BWV. There is only one bank of elevators, so the lower number rooms are the farthest walk. But then, you are closer to DHS. If long walk is an issue, ask for a room near the elevators.

Btw, little bit of trivia since kook mentioned being able to see the Eiffel Tower. France is the only pavilion in EPCOT where they had to decorate the backstage facing parts of France, since they realized when building the Yacht & Beach Club that the backstage areas are visible to guests staying there.

One week from today and I will be there
More great suggestions and I love the French pavilion trivia!

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Another bit of trivia is the back of Tower of Terror is painted and designed to match the Morrocan decor since you can see parts of it from Morocco. Not sure what that has to do with BW, so I'll give myself a

Keep all this great trivia coming - love it and it's not OT at all
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Hi there! Just booked 2 nights CL at BWI for mid June. BC is usually my home but we have friends staying at Boardwalk and we got a great passholder discount. Heading off property to stay at the Waldorf Astoria Bonnet Creek for three nights afterward.

Excited to learn about the ins and outs of Boardwalk on this thread!
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What is the bedding like at BWI (specifically a standard club level room if that matters)? I read a review that says the beds just have the thin blankets. Are there fluffy duvets or comforters? Can they be requested?
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Btw, I learned that but of trivia on something I highly recommend, the Keys to the Kingdom tour at EPCOT
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I did that tour a few years ago & still remember all the little tidbits I learned. GREAT tour, I highly recommend it!
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CL question - it looks like there are no hot appetizers at BWI CL (like at WL & BC, the only other ones I've stayed at) -just wine & cheese between 5-6:30 - is that correct? That's fine by me, I just want to be sure before I plan dinner ADRS. With hot apps I usually make a much later dinner ADR, without them, I'll probably try for more normal dinner time hours.
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CL question - it looks like there are no hot appetizers at BWI CL (like at WL & BC, the only other ones I've stayed at) -just wine & cheese between 5-6:30 - is that correct? That's fine by me, I just want to be sure before I plan dinner ADRS. With hot apps I usually make a much later dinner ADR, without them, I'll probably try for more normal dinner time hours.
They have hot appetizers at the Innkeeper's Club.
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CL question - it looks like there are no hot appetizers at BWI CL (like at WL & BC, the only other ones I've stayed at) -just wine & cheese between 5-6:30 - is that correct? That's fine by me, I just want to be sure before I plan dinner ADRS. With hot apps I usually make a much later dinner ADR, without them, I'll probably try for more normal dinner time hours.
As mentioned above, they have hot appetizers every evening. Last time we were there we especially enjoyed some yummy pot stickers.
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