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Old 03-27-2012, 04:57 PM   #796
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kathie859-We have had that room on many occasions and it is awesome. DH and I love going to the quiet pool. It is very relaxing. The CM are outstanding. Keep up the live trip report when you are able.

CR-After having 2 weeks of Florida type weather I am so ready to head South.
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kathie859 So glad to hear you are enjoying your room so much! Any trip report makes me feel closer to our own trip. Can't wait to hear more!

My phone app says we are now 209 days from check-in, so it won't be too long before we're making our ADRs With only 5 brunches and 4 dinners planned, we will have to make some tough decisions.

So, does the ESPN Club serve food after 11pm? Or just drinks? I'm still on the fence about what to do for a late-night snack when we get in. Room service, maybe?

To those of you planning ADRs for next year... I am secretly thinking about doing a F&G trip next spring, but no one outside the DIS would even understand that, let alone planning where we'll eat.
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So, does the ESPN Club serve food after 11pm? Or just drinks? I'm still on the fence about what to do for a late-night snack when we get in. Room service, maybe?
Their main items are available until 11:30 PM and after that you can only order from their various appetizers. That was according to the Boardwalk information channel when I was there in December 2011 once they listed all the Boardwalk restaurants and specifc information about them, like their hours and etc.
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We arrived yesterday around 5ish and were met at the door and escorted to the 4th floor. We scored a great room!!!! We'd requested a king (got it!!!) and it's directly opposite the lounge (HOORAY!! Last trip we were relegated to the 3rd floor and it was a hike to the lounge).

CL CM's have been as gracious as ever and I went to the quiet pool for the first time (why have I not done this before??) after visiting EPCOT this morning to take a few photos of the topiaries and floral displays. This evening we're going over to the MK for a few hours.

This is our relaxing, just the 2 of us trip. EPCOT crowds seem medium---Not nearly summer level let alone Christmas week levels. I'm interested to see the MK crowds tonight and tomorrow at DHS.

The only thing I'm bummed about is the week we're coming back in October with DD, DSIL and the grands is not available on the bounce back offer. Here's hoping for a PIN or AP rate!!
Not sure if that is good or bad for us that the crowd levels don't seem to bad right now. We check in around 12pm on Thursday and will be at EPCOT Friday night. SO EXCITED The anticipation of staying at the BWI for the first time is killing me (I've only stayed once at the BWV for my anniversary in Nov 2011). I called BWI and requested a courtyard view (since we are standard level). Crossing my fingers we get it and not a parking lot view.
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I am here too. So excited for everyone who has a trip coming up soon. When was KOOK leaving? Maybe she has been busy packing.
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Their main items are available until 11:30 PM and after that you can only order from their various appetizers. That was according to the Boardwalk information channel when I was there in December 2011 once they listed all the Boardwalk restaurants and specifc information about them, like their hours and etc.
Ok, thanks. If we have to survive on appetizers, I think we could. I guess we'll weigh that against the late-night room service menu when we get there. Maybe we'll be more tired than hungry and won't even want to eat anyway.
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Ok, thanks. If we have to survive on appetizers, I think we could. I guess we'll weigh that against the late-night room service menu when we get there. Maybe we'll be more tired than hungry and won't even want to eat anyway.
Honestly their Chicken Wings are very good and filling, so those would be a great appetizer if you had to order them and I sometimes order them as my main meal. Another example of a filling appetizers is their Macho Nachos For Two and their Clam Chowder Soup.
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Honestly their Chicken Wings are very good and filling, so those would be a great appetizer if you had to order them and I sometimes order them as my main meal. Another example of a filling appetizers is their Macho Nachos For Two and their Clam Chowder Soup.
That all sounds so yummy right now. We are hoping to have stop and watch the Final Four on Saturday and have appetizers.
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That all sounds so yummy right now. We are hoping to have stop and watch the Final Four on Saturday and have appetizers.
Plan to get there well ahead of game time or be prepared to wait an hour or more for a table. ESPN gets very, VERY crowded for big sports events and Saturday is indeed a biggie.
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Plan to get there well ahead of game time or be prepared to wait an hour or more for a table. ESPN gets very, VERY crowded for big sports events and Saturday is indeed a biggie.
No matter what sporting events are happening I would say they are always be busy on Saturday nights.

For example this past September I happened to be at the Boardwalk during the 1st day of the NCAA College Football season and there was lineups from the afternoon well until the evening. Plus that same night LSU was playing Oregon that I remember seeing a lot of LSU fans.

Then this past December I went there to watch a Hockey game which I was able to see, although they were once again busy because it was a Saturday. However the only major game happening was the Dallas Cowboys vs the Tampa Bay Buccanners.
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We arrived yesterday around 5ish and were met at the door and escorted to the 4th floor. We scored a great room!!!! We'd requested a king (got it!!!) and it's directly opposite the lounge (HOORAY!! This is our relaxing, just the 2 of us trip.
Hi kathie859! Hope you are having fun. I had the same room just under a month ago. It was perfect for us... just DH and I also for our trip. Enjoy your trip and tell us all about it.

KOOK: Anxiously awaiting your arrival! Maybe I will see you Thursday at MK.

So I am going back AGAIN and staying at a MK resort (TBD tonight) for one night Thursday night with mom and DH. It will be her early Bday present as the weather is supposed to be gorgeous and June is getting too hot for her nowadays. Wish it was BWI... but mom is a MK view girl. Leaning toward CR for her. Let me go see what is available.
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Hi kathie859! Hope you are having fun. I had the same room just under a month ago. It was perfect for us... just DH and I also for our trip. Enjoy your trip and tell us all about it.

KOOK: Anxiously awaiting your arrival! Maybe I will see you Thursday at MK.

So I am going back AGAIN and staying at a MK resort (TBD tonight) for one night Thursday night with mom and DH. It will be her early Bday present as the weather is supposed to be gorgeous and June is getting too hot for her nowadays. Wish it was BWI... but mom is a MK view girl. Leaning toward CR for her. Let me go see what is available.
Linda sounds like a wonderful Birthday present... CR I so get about having to pick your dates to avoid the heat, I can not do the warmer months either
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Where are the BW peeps......KOOK 2 days

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I'm here, too. Hi to all the Boardwalk peeps!

WDWKOOK, it won't be long at all until you hear, "Welcome Home!" Have a wonderful stay!
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I am here and waiting for Kook to arrive at the BWI so we can hear her live trip report.
It won't be long now. My ticker's off a day since we added a day so we'll be arriving (hopefully) around appetizer time tomorrow.

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I'm here also. We are under the 1 month mark officially.
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We arrived yesterday around 5ish and were met at the door and escorted to the 4th floor. We scored a great room!!!! We'd requested a king (got it!!!) and it's directly opposite the lounge (HOORAY!! Last trip we were relegated to the 3rd floor and it was a hike to the lounge).

CL CM's have been as gracious as ever and I went to the quiet pool for the first time (why have I not done this before??) after visiting EPCOT this morning to take a few photos of the topiaries and floral displays. This evening we're going over to the MK for a few hours.

This is our relaxing, just the 2 of us trip. EPCOT crowds seem medium---Not nearly summer level let alone Christmas week levels. I'm interested to see the MK crowds tonight and tomorrow at DHS.

The only thing I'm bummed about is the week we're coming back in October with DD, DSIL and the grands is not available on the bounce back offer. Here's hoping for a PIN or AP rate!!
I think they'll be an AP or general public rate for your dates - fingers crossed. So glad to hear that so far your trip is going great. Maybe we'll see each other in the lounge if you're still there. I might have an Orange Bird pin on at some point.

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Not sure if that is good or bad for us that the crowd levels don't seem to bad right now. We check in around 12pm on Thursday and will be at EPCOT Friday night. SO EXCITED The anticipation of staying at the BWI for the first time is killing me (I've only stayed once at the BWV for my anniversary in Nov 2011). I called BWI and requested a courtyard view (since we are standard level). Crossing my fingers we get it and not a parking lot view.
I do hope you get your request. the Courtyard/Garden Views are lovely and you can even see some of Illuminations from the upper floors. Ask at check-in if it's a CV room you've been assigned, and if it isn't, ask if there might be one available.

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I am here too. So excited for everyone who has a trip coming up soon. When was KOOK leaving? Maybe she has been busy packing.
KOOK is leaving tomorrow and hopefully arriving between 5 and 6. It's going to be a loooooooong day, but I know that as soon as we see the Welcome to the Boardwalk sign and pull-up to the porte-cochère, we'll feel revived and excited
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KOOK: Anxiously awaiting your arrival! Maybe I will see you Thursday at MK.

So I am going back AGAIN and staying at a MK resort (TBD tonight) for one night Thursday night with mom and DH. It will be her early Bday present as the weather is supposed to be gorgeous and June is getting too hot for her nowadays. Wish it was BWI... but mom is a MK view girl. Leaning toward CR for her. Let me go see what is available.
Blimey! We don't arrive until Thursday evening and the only park we might go to is Epcot, and that's only if we're not feeling like zombies after driving almost 14 hours
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When staying in standard CL, can one request a room near the lounge? We will have 4 kids (1 under 3), and are looking for the best spot for us
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I've been reading a lot about how loud it can be if we have a room with Boardwalk View. Is it that bad? We're used to a bit of noise at home since we live on a major street. Also, we don't usually go to bed before 10pm. We had a view of the lake when we had a waterview YC room, which we loved, but we also loved seeing Illuminations from there, too. Maybe we'd be better off asking for a courtyard view that might have a view of Illuminations? Either way, we'd like to be close to the lounge, so I wonder if that changes our viewing options.

CR Resort Fan 4 Life I noticed you mentioned earlier that you always request Boardwalk View. What do you enjoy about it?
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