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Old 08-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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At bcv, some news

Sorry if this has already been posted...

Hurricane Hannahs is closing MONDAY for rehab and will reopen in December.

The solarium has been emptied and a cast member told me the fitness center is moving there (will try and confirm with another cast member tonight). The floor has been carpeted, and several water stations have been set up so it looks like it could be true.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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Hurricane Hannahs is closing MONDAY for rehab and will reopen in December.

The solarium has been emptied and a cast member told me the fitness center is moving there (will try and confirm with another cast member tonight). The floor has been carpeted, and several water stations have been set up so it looks like it could be true.
Thanks for the news....very interesting. We were there last month & I had no idea that would be my last time walking thru the Solarium. Sort of sad to see it go.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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I am very sad to hear this news about the solarium. I always enjoyed some quiet time there.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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Very disappointed to hear that. A number of times we have relatives or friends stop by to visit us when we stay at DW. And the solarium has always been the place to kick back, relax and catch up on the families.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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I am very sad to hear this news about the solarium. I always enjoyed some quiet time there.
Yes, the Solarium was one of my favorite places too. I remember last October, spending the entire day just lying there reading on the day after the Wine & Dine half marathon. The only way I'll forgive them is if they're moving the fitness center so they can enlarge Beaches and Cream. Meanwhile, RIP Solarium-

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Old 08-25-2012, 08:48 PM   #6
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Oh, that's so sad (the closing of the Solarium)...it was definitely one of my favorite spots...can't picture a fitness center in there, altho I can't imagine why...

But hearing that the Solarium is gone is definitely making me sad...things change, I know, but this is a change I don't like...
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #7
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Hurricane Hannahs is closing MONDAY for rehab and will reopen in December.

The solarium has been emptied and a cast member told me the fitness center is moving there (will try and confirm with another cast member tonight). The floor has been carpeted, and several water stations have been set up so it looks like it could be true.
There wouldn't be any locker rooms at the Solarium so it wouldn't seem likely that it's a permanent move. Maybe just remodeling the current location?
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #8
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Oh no....
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Where's Teena to give us the real scoop? I think that would be such a sad thing if it's permanent - I love that room.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:36 AM   #10
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Saw a sign on the exit door toward BCV that says "Solarium Health Club Exit Only" last night. I wonder like someone else said if it's temporary. They carpeted, but didn't change the walls at all. DH thinks it looks temporary.

It would be nice if they improved the health club--it's really crappy for a deluxe resort--but that wouldn't make them any money so I doubt they'd do it.

The only thing I could see is adding a spa. That would be fantastic. You could rework all of the things there (B & C, arcade, salon), get rid of Ariels, and make room. I think it would make more sense than a spa at SSR and they have one there. Y & B holds a lot of weddings and conventions.

I'll keep snooping
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I think I'm resistant to change...I hate the idea of losing Ariel's! (I have fantasies about my DS getting married there--of course, he shows no signs of wanting to get married anywhere, but that doesn't interfere w/my fantasies!...)

I don't use health clubs/gyms (my WDW exercise trends towards long walks, jogs and swims), and I'm also not a fan of spas...but I'm just one person and probably in the minority. I did love the Solarium and made use of it when we stay at BCV...

Oh, well...life is all about change, right? Reminder to self: embrace change cuz if you don't it means you're getting old!
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:50 AM   #12
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Movies had been moved to the Solarium when the weather is bad. I wonder what they'll do now.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:56 AM   #13
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Movies had been moved to the Solarium when the weather is bad. I wonder what they'll do now.
Oh cripe, that's what I was thinking! What about movies on the beach when the weather's bad. It's a sad day for me
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:00 AM   #14
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Bibbiwoz, haha I'm sure I'll find out this week where the movies are shown when it rains

I'll post.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:31 AM   #15
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We're staying there for the first time in Oct. and was looking forward to the Solarium. Oh well....I was also looking forward to getting a "beverage" at Hannah's and relaxing on the beach. I'm sure I can still find a way to do that.
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