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Old 03-31-2012, 11:00 AM   #841
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Hi WDWKOOK. I sure hope DD is feeling fine now. ... Wishes to you that you completely enjoy BWI CL and beyond... ...Anticipating the full report...
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We're sitting @ MCO waiting for our flight to board. We hated leaving this morning but after the crowds last night at the MK, I think we picked a good week to visit. It seemed to get progressively busy as the week passed.

Highlights of this trip were the fantastic, welcoming CM's at the BWI, seeing Wishes twice, seeing all the fantastic flowers and topiaries at the flower and garden show. Makes me want to go home and DIG!!! Dinner at The Flying Fish was so good. The chef works the room and we had a nice conversation about the Chef's Table experience which we did last December and the UK/Louisville game tonight! One of the restaurant managers dropped by to give us her card and we chatted about a little birthday dinner celebration for my DD, DGD and me in October. She offered to assist in getting a cake ordered as a surprise for my DD and DGD.

The Brown Derby redeemed themselves this trip. We had eaten there two years ago and it was dreadful!! Lousy food, lousy service!! We ate there for lunch this trip and it was delightful. A completely different experience!

I also enjoyed finding the quiet pool at the resort. It's such a lovely setting and the whole week's weather was grand!

Can't wait for October!!! Time to start planning
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We will be there June 14-17, 2012

We will be at BWV (DVC) June 14-17. This will be our first stay and we are excited. I have to say that I have gone over this whole thread and I am glad I did.

This stay actually ends our Driving Adventure (as I like to call it)

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WDWKOOK -- sorry your trip got off to a bit of a rough start, and hope your daughter is feeling MUCH better now. Enjoy your trip & can't wait to hear all about it!

Kathie859 -- Sounds like you had a great stay. We did a late lunch at Brown Derby in November and it was fantastic, from food to service, but I've definitely heard of others not being so lucky. Glad it worked out for you this time.

S'sMom -- This thread & everyone on it are just awesome. Hope you have a great trip!
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I multi-quoted everyone yesterday and when I went to post, the "server wasn't responding" and I couldn't post. The free WiFi has been less than reliable. I also tried to upload photos to PhotoBucket, but the connection was way too slow. I'm sorry for the lack of posting and photos

I want to thank everyone for all the well wishes. You're all great and I appreciate your concern. After a good night's sleep, DD was fine the next day. I think that lack of sleep and a long drive got the best of me and I certainly over-reacted about seeing that ambulance.

We've really enjoyed being able to walk to DHS and Epcot. Our morning jogs are also wonderful around the lake and back and forth to DHS. The lounge is busier at breakfast, but usually not busy at all from 5-10.

Yesterday, we went to DHS EMH and Epcot in the evening. We got back to BWI right before a downpour with lots of wind. Today is another Epcot day and tomorrow we switch over to WL.

I've got to head to breakfast now - the natives are restless. I will try (again) to post photos and more BWI and CL details later
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I multi-quoted everyone yesterday and when I went to post, the "server wasn't responding" and I couldn't post. The free WiFi has been less than reliable. I also tried to upload photos to PhotoBucket, but the connection was way too slow. I'm sorry for the lack of posting and photos

I want to thank everyone for all the well wishes. You're all great and I appreciate your concern. After a good night's sleep, DD was fine the next day. I think that lack of sleep and a long drive got the best of me and I certainly over-reacted about seeing that ambulance.

We've really enjoyed being able to walk to DHS and Epcot. Our morning jogs are also wonderful around the lake and back and forth to DHS. The lounge is busier at breakfast, but usually not busy at all from 5-10.

Yesterday, we went to DHS EMH and Epcot in the evening. We got back to BWI right before a downpour with lots of wind. Today is another Epcot day and tomorrow we switch over to WL.

I've got to head to breakfast now - the natives are restless. I will try (again) to post photos and more BWI and CL details later
Good Morning!

I had to come over and see how things are going at BWI, sounds like you are having a great time.

We also switch to the Epcot resorts at times, especially during Food and Wine. It's just so easy to walk everywhere. And, there are such beautiful resorts to stay at. We LOVE the Boardwalk's Belle Vue Lounge, great place for some fun and a fantastic drink!

Have a great day! We'll be looking forward to hearing on the Lodge soon.
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Here now at BWV and having a great time lounging in bed on the WiFi! We checked in yesterday and were greeted at our car by name, told our room was ready, walked inside and were handed our room keys right inside the sliding doors! Now that's what I call FANTASTIC WDW service!
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Here now at BWV and having a great time lounging in bed on the WiFi! We checked in yesterday and were greeted at our car by name, told our room was ready, walked inside and were handed our room keys right inside the sliding doors! Now that's what I call FANTASTIC WDW service!
Great start to the trip! I hope you enjoy the stay!
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Hi KOOK !

I found the same problem with the WiFi. I blamed it on the conventions there at the same time as my trip since it seemed to worked fine in the early am and in the evening.

Did you get over to Kouzzina yet?

Walking to Epcot & DHS is the Best!

Glad you are enjoying your stay at BW,Have a Great day.
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We are home (or here). I am so happy we got the courtyard view and are close to the lobby. We are in 2270. It is so peaceful in the courtyard right now. Just trying to relax and take it all in.
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Hello BWI fans. Just back to the room after a little swim and sun by the quiet pool. This morning we ran over to Epcot specifically to use the 20% off coupon DH received on his receipt at Casey's (he was jonesing for a hot dog Tuesday night!). I love these discounts that are printed on the receipts of most (all?) CS spots. You just have to use them before noon. I had everything shipped back to our resort. Crowds are still medium. We did TSM last night at DHS. We had gotten FP's in the morning and came back to the BWI after a lunch at BD and took the boat back over around 6. Tuesday evening was spent at the MK. I love the Main Street Electrical Parade and Wishes. What I really liked were the special effects on the castle for the new Memories show. I will say that the photograph quality on the castle is lousy. I don't think I'd recognize MYSELF if they flashed my picture up there. But overall the effects are cool. We've not had any transportation issues and am already bummed we have to leave on Saturday


Tonight is dinner at The Flying Fish and tomorrow is AK day. We'll have dinner at the California Grill on Friday night and the MK is open until midnight so we'll have our last "hoorah" until October.
I love those discounts on the receipts . I hope they are still doing those when we are there in December. On our last trip, I used 4 or 5 of them......you can't beat 20% off .

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Good morning from BWI! It was really touch and go yesterday, but everything is great now. We are in one of the 3 rooms not inside the Innkeeper's Club door which means we have the ginormous balcony right next to Crescent Lake and the dock and the extra window behind the sofa. It's not a problem at all not being inside CL. This view is amazing. But, it is VERY loud when the performers are out right next to the room, but that ended about 10:15 last night.

Yesterday, DD13 who never gets sick, said her ear was really hurting and her head pounding about 3/4 of the way in the car yesterday. She got up at 0300, so we figured she was also very tired. I gave her a decongestant and when we arrived at BWI she said it hurt a lot so she just wanted to sit on a bench next to the port cochere while DH and I parked the car and brought back a few things. We were gone only 5-10 minutes. When we started walking back from the car, right in front of the port cochere was an ambulance and fire truck with their lights on. I don't think I've ever been so scared and worried. I ran all the way there like a crazy person, only to find DD just sitting there still on the bench wondering what I was freaking out about. I was shaking and crying picturing her in the ambulance after having fainted and hitting her head, but no such thing at all. It took a few minutes to compose myself. I think having been up since 0200 might have had something to do with my unstable condition and my imagination took the best of me

We were immediately taken to our room and skipped Epcot since DD wasn't well. She hasn't even been to the lounge yet, but it feeling much better this morning and still has no fever so she's ready for breakfast, which is a good sign. We're going to take it easy today and walk over and exchange our AP vouchers and get our TIW and go to Epcot.

The lounge, BTW, was empty for apps. and dessert last night. I'm sure this will change soon now that it's Friday and the weekend is almost here. I'll check-in later and post photos, too
Hi, KOOK . Glad you made it safely, but sorry DD got sick . I would have reacted the same way after seeing the ambulance......that would have been scary. Did you end up going with a standard CL room or deluxe? The balcony sounds amazing......would love to see a pic if you can post one .

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We will be at BWV (DVC) June 14-17. This will be our first stay and we are excited. I have to say that I have gone over this whole thread and I am glad I did.

This stay actually ends our Driving Adventure (as I like to call it)

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We will be trying the BWI for the first time in June 2013 and I have read nothing but great things about it........I'm sure you'll have a great time .

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I multi-quoted everyone yesterday and when I went to post, the "server wasn't responding" and I couldn't post. The free WiFi has been less than reliable. I also tried to upload photos to PhotoBucket, but the connection was way too slow. I'm sorry for the lack of posting and photos

I want to thank everyone for all the well wishes. You're all great and I appreciate your concern. After a good night's sleep, DD was fine the next day. I think that lack of sleep and a long drive got the best of me and I certainly over-reacted about seeing that ambulance.

We've really enjoyed being able to walk to DHS and Epcot. Our morning jogs are also wonderful around the lake and back and forth to DHS. The lounge is busier at breakfast, but usually not busy at all from 5-10.

Yesterday, we went to DHS EMH and Epcot in the evening. We got back to BWI right before a downpour with lots of wind. Today is another Epcot day and tomorrow we switch over to WL.

I've got to head to breakfast now - the natives are restless. I will try (again) to post photos and more BWI and CL details later
Glad to hear DD is doing better . Sounds like you are having a wonderful time....can't wait to see pics .

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Here now at BWV and having a great time lounging in bed on the WiFi! We checked in yesterday and were greeted at our car by name, told our room was ready, walked inside and were handed our room keys right inside the sliding doors! Now that's what I call FANTASTIC WDW service!
Sounds like your trip is off to a great start .

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I agree......you can't beat being able to walk to Epcot and DHS .
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We just booked a 1-bedroom at BWV during October. I was unable to get the boardwalk view and was only able to get the Preferred View. We usually like to eat breakfast out on the balcony, will I just be starring at trees or are there some good views? I am wondering if it is still worth the extra money. Thoughts?
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. The chef works the room and we had a nice conversation about the Chef's Table experience which we did last December and the UK/Louisville game tonight!

Can't wait for October!!! Time to start planning
And what a great game it was. Go UK.

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We pick the standard view to save points. For me, the appeal is the resort amenities and proximity to the parks. Have a great trip.
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We're sitting @ MCO waiting for our flight to board. We hated leaving this morning but after the crowds last night at the MK, I think we picked a good week to visit. It seemed to get progressively busy as the week passed.

The chef works the room and we had a nice conversation about the Chef's Table experience which we did last December and the UK/Louisville game tonight! One of the restaurant managers dropped by to give us her card and we chatted about a little birthday dinner celebration for my DD, DGD and me in October. She offered to assist in getting a cake ordered as a surprise for my DD and DGD.
Welcome home! I happened to be in the Edgewood Dollar Tree picking up some travel stuff when the game was ending. Ohhhh the hoopla in there--it was priceless to witness The cake would be an awesome surprise!! I see you're heading to DL soon!! We went in February and it was amazing!! The Monroe outlets had lots of Disneyland gear last week... so if you wanted to get anything to prep--they had lots! Glad you had a great trip!

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I multi-quoted everyone yesterday and when I went to post, the "server wasn't responding" and I couldn't post. The free WiFi has been less than reliable. I also tried to upload photos to PhotoBucket, but the connection was way too slow. I'm sorry for the lack of posting and photos

I want to thank everyone for all the well wishes. You're all great and I appreciate your concern. After a good night's sleep, DD was fine the next day. I think that lack of sleep and a long drive got the best of me and I certainly over-reacted about seeing that ambulance.

We've really enjoyed being able to walk to DHS and Epcot. Our morning jogs are also wonderful around the lake and back and forth to DHS. The lounge is busier at breakfast, but usually not busy at all from 5-10.

Yesterday, we went to DHS EMH and Epcot in the evening. We got back to BWI right before a downpour with lots of wind. Today is another Epcot day and tomorrow we switch over to WL.

I've got to head to breakfast now - the natives are restless. I will try (again) to post photos and more BWI and CL details later
Glad you're having a great time!! Enjoy WL!!
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Good morning from BWI! It was really touch and go yesterday, but everything is great now. We are in one of the 3 rooms not inside the Innkeeper's Club door which means we have the ginormous balcony right next to Crescent Lake and the dock and the extra window behind the sofa. It's not a problem at all not being inside CL. This view is amazing. But, it is VERY loud when the performers are out right next to the room, but that ended about 10:15 last night.

Yesterday, DD13 who never gets sick, said her ear was really hurting and her head pounding about 3/4 of the way in the car yesterday. She got up at 0300, so we figured she was also very tired. I gave her a decongestant and when we arrived at BWI she said it hurt a lot so she just wanted to sit on a bench next to the port cochere while DH and I parked the car and brought back a few things. We were gone only 5-10 minutes. When we started walking back from the car, right in front of the port cochere was an ambulance and fire truck with their lights on. I don't think I've ever been so scared and worried. I ran all the way there like a crazy person, only to find DD just sitting there still on the bench wondering what I was freaking out about. I was shaking and crying picturing her in the ambulance after having fainted and hitting her head, but no such thing at all. It took a few minutes to compose myself. I think having been up since 0200 might have had something to do with my unstable condition and my imagination took the best of me

We were immediately taken to our room and skipped Epcot since DD wasn't well. She hasn't even been to the lounge yet, but it feeling much better this morning and still has no fever so she's ready for breakfast, which is a good sign. We're going to take it easy today and walk over and exchange our AP vouchers and get our TIW and go to Epcot.

The lounge, BTW, was empty for apps. and dessert last night. I'm sure this will change soon now that it's Friday and the weekend is almost here. I'll check-in later and post photos, too
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We just booked a 1-bedroom at BWV during October. I was unable to get the boardwalk view and was only able to get the Preferred View. We usually like to eat breakfast out on the balcony, will I just be starring at trees or are there some good views? I am wondering if it is still worth the extra money. Thoughts?
There is a map around somewhere of the different categories, but basically the preferred views include the Luna Park pool (aka evil clown pool), the villas quiet pool/community center, and the waterway to Hollywood Studios. So I think there are some decent views in there, but probably some not so great ones, too.
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