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Old 07-08-2012, 09:25 AM   #1291
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Mary just posted this to the MouseSavers website:

I think a big fall offer for Walt Disney World resorts is coming next week! Watch here and the MouseSavers Facebook page for information as soon as it's official.
That would be the FD promotion. More Room Only discounts should come after that.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:13 AM   #1292
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I am considering switching to CL but I do have a Question about the CL room locations. I did look at the reviews on page one and it seems the rooms are on the 3rd and 4th floors (the lounge being located on the 4th). I also know that some are outside of the locked lounge door but my concern is the number of CL rooms with a BW View as opposed to the courtyard view. DH says he would rather keep our WV room than be in one with the courtyard view. It is sorta funny since before we stayed at BWI in March he wanted no part of being near the "action" on the boardwalk but found he loved it.

What's my chances if I request BW View I will end up in a room with a courtyard view?

Are there any CL rooms with a King bed?

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Old 07-08-2012, 11:14 AM   #1293
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:20 AM   #1294
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I am considering switching to CL but I do have a Question about the CL room locations. I did look at the reviews on page one and it seems the rooms are on the 3rd and 4th floors (the lounge being located on the 4th). I also know that some are outside of the locked lounge door but my concern is the number of CL rooms with a BW View as opposed to the courtyard view. DH says he would rather keep our WV room than be in one with the courtyard view. It is sorta funny since before we stayed at BWI in March he wanted no part of being near the "action" on the boardwalk but found he loved it.

What's my chances if I request BW View I will end up in a room with a courtyard view?

Are there any CL rooms with a King bed?

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We've stayed BWI CL three times; once on the 3rd floor and twice on the 4th.
We had BW views every time and a king sized bed 2 times.

We found the third floor room a little inconvenient (we are an older couple) but really enjoy the BW view and don't find the noise to be a consideration at all. On the 4th floor, we stayed at a room right outside the locked area and once in a room opposite the lounge--my favorite!!!!
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:23 PM   #1295
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We've stayed BWI CL three times; once on the 3rd floor and twice on the 4th.
We had BW views every time and a king sized bed 2 times.

We found the third floor room a little inconvenient (we are an older couple) but really enjoy the BW view and don't find the noise to be a consideration at all. On the 4th floor, we stayed at a room right outside the locked area and once in a room opposite the lounge--my favorite!!!!
Oh that is encouraging to hear, thank you. Still trying to decide what we want to do.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:59 PM   #1296
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Thanks for all the helpful replies on here. This is a wonderful forum!

I have a bit of a dilemma in terms of sleeping arrangements. We are staying for 9 nights in a 2 bedroom in September and initially it was just going to be 2 couples (1 for each bedroom) and my 2 younger sibs on air mattresses in the living area for a total of 6. (Sibs prefer their air mattresses for whatever reason). Now, there are 2 sisters-in-law who are signing up to come along. We can do that since the room sleeps 8, but I know the way this is counted according to Disney is to cram a family of 4+ into each bedroom.

Instead, we will need to cram the 2 sibs and the 2 sisters into the living area. Now, they all know it will be like a giant sleepover and everyone is cool with that. My question is, do you think there is any difficulty in putting 1 on a sofa and 3 on twin air mattresses in that living area? I think there will be plenty of room since we're not pulling out the couch bed in there, but any thoughts would be very much appreciated!

We spent some time last night looking at the room layout and looks like we could just move the little round table by the kitchen aside if we really ran into space trouble near the TV...



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Old 07-08-2012, 01:11 PM   #1297
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Thanks for all the helpful replies on here. This is a wonderful forum!

I have a bit of a dilemma in terms of sleeping arrangements. We are staying for 9 nights in a 2 bedroom in September and initially it was just going to be 2 couples (1 for each bedroom) and my 2 younger sibs on air mattresses in the living area for a total of 6. (Sibs prefer their air mattresses for whatever reason). Now, there are 2 sisters-in-law who are signing up to come along. We can do that since the room sleeps 8, but I know the way this is counted according to Disney is to cram a family of 4+ into each bedroom.

Instead, we will need to cram the 2 sibs and the 2 sisters into the living area. Now, they all know it will be like a giant sleepover and everyone is cool with that. My question is, do you think there is any difficulty in putting 1 on a sofa and 3 on twin air mattresses in that living area? I think there will be plenty of room since we're not pulling out the couch bed in there, but any thoughts would be very much appreciated!

We spent some time last night looking at the room layout and looks like we could just move the little round table by the kitchen aside if we really ran into space trouble near the TV... ...
You are not going to put three twin sized air mattresses in the living area. They just aren't going to fit even with the sleeper sofa kept closed. The door to the studio portion is in the living room and you'll block that access. Is there a reason why no on will be sleeping on the sleeper sofa in the studio portion? Seems like a waste.

Bathroom scheduling also sounds like a nightmare. You are going to have six using the master bathroom so the couple in the studio portion get their own room?

Just try to get another studio for the two SILs. This is just too crowded for my vacation. Blood will be shed.

We've done seven in an OKW two bedroom and eight in an OKW two bedroom, but half of the group was small children who slept with their parents. Plus OKW villas are so much bigger.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #1298
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Deb & Bill - thanks for the feedback!!
Yes, we did an almost identical stay in a 2 bedroom OKW villa before (minus 1 person) and it was extremely roomy! I told everyone we will be like sardines since the rooms are considerably smaller and they are still excited

You are right... and supposing we decide not to block off that access area for the studio and things don't fit, we can always put sister-in-law in on the sleeper sofa in the studio. Not ideal, but everyone's cool with that too. So, yes, this is our backup plan and should make things a lot more reasonable for everyone.

You make a great point about the bathroom usage. Just spoke to my husband and the other couple about this, and we agree that the couples will wake 30 min before everyone else to shower, then wake up everyone else in pairs so they can get ready as efficiently as possible and utilize both showers.

Also worthy of note, our schedule is so stuffed to the gills that we'll only be in the room to sleep. For example, we have 3 nights in a row where we'll be out until nearly midnight! Should be very interesting

Thanks again!
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:44 PM   #1299
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:22 PM   #1300
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So we're live from the Beach Club for a short trip, and I have an important burger update for the Boardwalk area. Over our multiple trips, after trying Beaches & Cream, Fountains, Captains Grill, and ESPN finally for lunch yesterday, I think we have a new winner. The ESPN cheddar bacon burger wins by a landslide. Way better than any of the other burgers in the area.

The ice cream at Seashore Sweets was a nice follow up, too. The sundae creations at B&C are better, but for something closer and with much short lines, SSweets does well, very generous scoops.

That is all.
Thanks for the tip! Many a DISer on this thread has recommended ESPN and I can't wait because I'll be there during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics so it should be good! But on another very biased note - I can't stand the Fountain's burgers (cardboard I think??) and I found Beaches n Cream to be average. BUT I always make my burgers at home with bacon and cheddar so this one sounds divine!!!

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I thought of one other question, sorry if this has been asked already but - Does anyone have an opinion of the coffee you can get with the refillable mugs at BW? My older brother is a coffee snob and drinks it almost every morning. In terms of economy, getting the refillable mug for coffee just seems to be the best choice, rather than paying for a cup each morning.
I believe I'm the only DISer that likes the Nescafe coffee. But I drink coffee everyday with milk (or cream). Perhaps because I use the milk, it alters the taste but the Nescafe tastes just fine to me - not the worst, not the best, and I could drink it everyday. It also brings back fond memories of backpacking through Europe and having Nescafe at the cafes in Greece so I'm nostalgic for the brand

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When we were at the BWI about 2 weeks ago I noticed something different at some of the restaurants. The coffee was not Nescafé! I asked the waitress at askershus why the coffee was so much better, drinkable even. She said they were using some whole beans from Jeffrey's or joffreys. Anyway the coffee was good and my mother said the bell vue lounge also had good coffee. I don't know about the places outside on the boardwalk, but for the first time ever I enjoyed my morning coffee.

And I agree ESPN is great. We always go here on our first day and it's so nice to escape the blazing heat. It's like a cave that sells food. Awesome. I've never been bugged by the noise but then we usually go at off times in early or late afternoon. I really like the hamburgers and that turkey thing with cranberry and Brie.
Turkey with cranberry and brie??? Say it isn't so! YUM!!!!
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We are staying at the YC in a few weeks, and as silly as it my sound, I am starting to think about where we want to stay for the following trip. The YC is beautiful, and you can't beat that Stormalong Bay (the real reason we are going back to the YC), but I am looking for a more girlie looking inn, more romantic. I started thinking about the GF, but it is not my style. Then I peeked at the BWI. Wowee!! I love the look. My concern is the pool. Is the slide an open or a closed tube? I can't find this info, but I have not read through all of these pages yet. Can someone help describe the pool and slide for me. SAB has so many nice features. I need to know what the features are for the BWI pool.
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We are staying at the YC in a few weeks, and as silly as it my sound, I am starting to think about where we want to stay for the following trip. The YC is beautiful, and you can't beat that Stormalong Bay (the real reason we are going back to the YC), but I am looking for a more girlie looking inn, more romantic. I started thinking about the GF, but it is not my style. Then I peeked at the BWI. Wowee!! I love the look. My concern is the pool. Is the slide an open or a closed tube? I can't find this info, but I have not read through all of these pages yet. Can someone help describe the pool and slide for me. SAB has so many nice features. I need to know what the features are for the BWI pool.
Its an open tube. we laughed as we could see the top of my husband's head as he came down
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Okay, now I am seriously thinking about trying to switch to BWI for this trip. Crazy?! I know, but the only reason we are staying at YC is the pool. Frankly, I hate the slide at SAB because you have to fry the bottoms of your feet just trying to get to the slide, and then it has a closed tube which my daughter and I hate. Please, someone, tell me more about the pool. Does it have deep sections or is it shallow throughout? We like swimming in the deeper water, plus it stays cooler in the Florida summer. Sometimes, the shallow SAB sections are too warm and we swim right over to the lazy river to just get out of the warm water. Are there any other pool features that are entertaining? Help.....I really want to switch hotels, and I only have seven hours until my DH gets home to talk him into it!!
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We are staying at the YC in a few weeks, and as silly as it my sound, I am starting to think about where we want to stay for the following trip. The YC is beautiful, and you can't beat that Stormalong Bay (the real reason we are going back to the YC), but I am looking for a more girlie looking inn, more romantic. I started thinking about the GF, but it is not my style. Then I peeked at the BWI. Wowee!! I love the look. My concern is the pool. Is the slide an open or a closed tube? I can't find this info, but I have not read through all of these pages yet. Can someone help describe the pool and slide for me. SAB has so many nice features. I need to know what the features are for the BWI pool.
The slide is open. Here are some pics from our stay. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=107

The BWI pool is very fun and relaxing. I can't say the same for the SAB pool over at the BC/YC. I know lots of people love SAB, but it just wasn't for us. Too crowded, loud, & hectic, and we hated the slide set up - how you have to walk so far (and out onto a public walkway) to get to it. We much prefer the BWI pool. Just a calmer, more relaxing vacation feel to it.

Hope that helps!
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We only went to the pool early one morning, it was very quiet but I don't know if that's the norm or its always like that. To me it just looked like a standard pool with a slide. There is a quiet pool too without a slide.
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