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Old 07-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #1411
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Well hello everyone! First post! Anyway I have a quick question, we are leaving for BWV in a week and I am curious about the coffee maker in the room. We have a one bedroom villa. Is it a generic Mr coffee style machine or a Keurig that uses the special cups?

Thanks in advance!
The DVC villas do not have the Cuisinart coffee makers like the hotel rooms. They all have the Mr Coffee style coffee maker. Basket style filter.
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thanks for your tips!! sounds like flying fish is a favorite!
Yes, it is!! Many good meals there. The fish dishes, steak, pork tenderloin, etc., are all good.

To add to Deb & Bill, it's a 12-cup basket filter.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:44 PM   #1413
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So, I was on page 20 of what evidently was the old thread! So now I have to read this thread, but I'm too excited to sit still. My wait list for the last 2 days of my trip for BWV came through!! YAY!! Time to read so I know what view to request, pool or garden?? EEEEK! So excited!!
So glad your wait list came through, Kathy!

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Well hello everyone! First post! Anyway I have a quick question, we are leaving for BWV in a week and I am curious about the coffee maker in the room. We have a one bedroom villa. Is it a generic Mr coffee style machine or a Keurig that uses the special cups?

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Well we finally made it! We finally arrived at boardwalk villas at around 230 Saturday morning. We're in room 2107 which faces the main entrance to the resort. View is blocked by shrubs, but we're just here to crash. Room is I'm great shape, and staff here couldn't be nicer! Had lunch at Beaches and Cream across the lake, and had a great dinner at the Wave at the Contemporary. TOTWL wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be, but still plenty busy.

Saw a couple of your groups in our adventures, one of them a huge group if about 80 people! For the most part, they were pretty well behaved , except for the few annoying kids that had no chaperone. No worries though, it was a great first day here!

Will be checking into a 2BR later today since the in-laws are starting to come in today. Feel free to ask any and all questions, I'll try to check in throughout our stay here!
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:14 AM   #1415
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Well we finally made it! We finally arrived at boardwalk villas at around 230 Saturday morning. We're in room 2107 which faces the main entrance to the resort. View is blocked by shrubs, but we're just here to crash. Room is I'm great shape, and staff here couldn't be nicer! Had lunch at Beaches and Cream across the lake, and had a great dinner at the Wave at the Contemporary. TOTWL wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be, but still plenty busy.

Saw a couple of your groups in our adventures, one of them a huge group if about 80 people! For the most part, they were pretty well behaved , except for the few annoying kids that had no chaperone. No worries though, it was a great first day here!

Will be checking into a 2BR later today since the in-laws are starting to come in today. Feel free to ask any and all questions, I'll try to check in throughout our stay here!
Sorry for the typos, tough to post on my iPhone sometimes!
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:00 AM   #1416
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Hello all. I recently booked my first stay at BWI (April 2013) and we will be staying in a club level room (first time for that too). I just received a welcome email from Disney's Itinerary Planning Team with a very high level description of what they offer.

Can anyone who has stayed in a club level room let me know what type of things they typically request of the IPO before arrival? Along the same lines, can you describe some of the services offered by the club level concierge staff you typically utilize during your stay?

I want to be sure I get the most out of my club level stay but am a little unclear about what exactly the staff can do for me.

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Old 07-29-2012, 10:19 AM   #1417
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Hello all. I recently booked my first stay at BWI (April 2013) and we will be staying in a club level room (first time for that too). I just received a welcome email from Disney's Itinerary Planning Team with a very high level description of what they offer.

Can anyone who has stayed in a club level room let me know what type of things they typically request of the IPO before arrival? Along the same lines, can you describe some of the services offered by the club level concierge staff you typically utilize during your stay?

I want to be sure I get the most out of my club level stay but am a little unclear about what exactly the staff can do for me.

Thanks!
BWI CL is great! If you need assistance with ADR's they will help. Also if anyone in your party has special food needs, it'd be good to start that conversation now. The CL CM's will give you advice on various tours, etc and help with overall trip planning should you need that type of help.

I like making my own ADR's and have no special needs in the family--I only have asked one question about a tour and was given an honest assessment of the trip and decided against it

I assume you read the whole beginning of the thread and understand that you'll be escorted upstairs to the CL check in desk. FWIW, we've always done online check in and it's a breeze to check in when you get there.

Have fun...we're second guessing ourselves right now. I book AKL CL since we'll have the DGKs with us and hope it's as nice as BWI.
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There may be another post with this question but with 95 pages its hard to look through all of them. Does anybody have pictures of the hide-a-bed folded out in the boardwalk villas studio? Is it comfortable for an adult to sleep on?

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Old 07-29-2012, 02:12 PM   #1419
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There may be another post with this question but with 95 pages its hard to look through all of them. Does anybody have pictures of the hide-a-bed folded out in the boardwalk villas studio? Is it comfortable for an adult to sleep on?

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That is one of the more comfortable sleeper sofas. They flip from the back and the cushions stay attached to help support the foot of the bed. The pillows are blankets are stored in a little compartment inside the bed. You'll see them when you start to flip the back forward. My son has slept on them a few times.
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Hello all. I recently booked my first stay at BWI (April 2013) and we will be staying in a club level room (first time for that too). I just received a welcome email from Disney's Itinerary Planning Team with a very high level description of what they offer.

Can anyone who has stayed in a club level room let me know what type of things they typically request of the IPO before arrival? Along the same lines, can you describe some of the services offered by the club level concierge staff you typically utilize during your stay?

I want to be sure I get the most out of my club level stay but am a little unclear about what exactly the staff can do for me.

Thanks!
We are staying BW CL in Dec. A few weeks before our ADR date we received an email for all of our planning. You can give them all of your ADR choices, any tours/golf you want booked, any transportation they can arrange for you, special occassions/celebrations, childcare.

IPO did a great job with all of our ADRs. Most were the exact time we wanted, only a couple were within 5-10min. We also had them book our Candlelight Processional pkg when those came avail. They also took care of our Magic Express booking as well as kids club for one evening.

IPO is great to work with, quickly answer questions.

From everything I hear, the CMs at Inkeepers Club are some of the best.
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Coffee is served at 0630 and when the lounge is open.
Breakfast: 0700 - 10:30
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Well we finally made it! We finally arrived at boardwalk villas at around 230 Saturday morning. We're in room 2107 which faces the main entrance to the resort. View is blocked by shrubs, but we're just here to crash. Room is I'm great shape, and staff here couldn't be nicer! Had lunch at Beaches and Cream across the lake, and had a great dinner at the Wave at the Contemporary. TOTWL wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be, but still plenty busy.

Saw a couple of your groups in our adventures, one of them a huge group if about 80 people! For the most part, they were pretty well behaved , except for the few annoying kids that had no chaperone. No worries though, it was a great first day here!

Will be checking into a 2BR later today since the in-laws are starting to come in today. Feel free to ask any and all questions, I'll try to check in throughout our stay here!
Let the fun begin! Thanks for checking in with us and I hope you have a great vacation!

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Hello all. I recently booked my first stay at BWI (April 2013) and we will be staying in a club level room (first time for that too). I just received a welcome email from Disney's Itinerary Planning Team with a very high level description of what they offer.

Can anyone who has stayed in a club level room let me know what type of things they typically request of the IPO before arrival? Along the same lines, can you describe some of the services offered by the club level concierge staff you typically utilize during your stay?

I want to be sure I get the most out of my club level stay but am a little unclear about what exactly the staff can do for me.

Thanks!
Nice to see you over from the CR thread and congratulations on booking your BWI/CL stay for 2013. I stayed in the Innkeeper's Club in March/April (and other CLs) and one thing I love about staying CL is that if you have any problems or need help during your stay, instead of going downstairs or calling a call center in another part of FL, you can get help from a club level concierge. I also like being able to confirm my room location requests with the IPO in advance of my arrival and have them make recreation and tour reservations for us.



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There may be another post with this question but with 95 pages its hard to look through all of them. Does anybody have pictures of the hide-a-bed folded out in the boardwalk villas studio? Is it comfortable for an adult to sleep on?

Thanks!
I don't think that photo has been posted here before, but here is a link to a recent DISboards post on another thread showing photos of the BWV daybed both open and closed:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2925665



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Old 07-29-2012, 06:58 PM   #1424
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Secret staircase

hi everyone! ive read a few things on here about a secret staircase at BWI. where is it and where does it lead to? i know that the garden suites we are staying in are a bit of a hike to the CL...does this staircase cut the walk down? i have stayed at BWI in a regular room a few years back but I dont recall where the Garden Suites are located. a little over seven months until we go!!
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Nice to see you over from the CR thread and congratulations on booking your BWI/CL stay for 2013. I stayed in the Innkeeper's Club in March/April (and other CLs) and one thing I love about staying CL is that if you have any problems or need help during your stay, instead of going downstairs or calling a call center in another part of FL, you can get help from a club level concierge. I also like being able to confirm my room location requests with the IPO in advance of my arrival and have them make recreation and tour reservations for us.
Haha...thanks Kook! Great tip on the room location request. Good to hear from you!
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