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Old 03-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question Is the boardwalk inn the best overall Disney World Resort?

I say yes.

What do you say?
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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I'd say no, but then everyone on this board is going to say that they best resort is the one they like.

I did a BC stay and I loved the atmosphere and the walk to Epcot and boat to DHS, but not the price so haven't been back to that area yet. I looked at Boardwalk but it seemed to have even less appeal to me atmosphere wise.

I think the only pro I could see would be that actual Boardwalk front with the resturants and such, but that is not going to sell me on any resort alone.

Then there's the creepy clown slide.....which while I very rarely hang out beside the feature pool anywhere I sure wouldn't there. eeeeeek!

For me and my style of travel I think for the best mix of value$/atmosphere/location/transportation, I'd rank POFQ as the best resort at WDW.

But someone else will disagree with me, I'm sure. It's the nature of the beast.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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Not with that maniacal clown staring at me! Just looking at pics gives me the heebie jeebies
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I would definately have to agree Love the Boardwalk-our favorite resort and favorite place to be in the evenings for relaxation. Nothing calms me more. Love the smell of the boards after a rain or in the afternoon Florida sun
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Not with that maniacal clown staring at me! Just looking at pics gives me the heebie jeebies
I think if Disney re-themed the whole pool area and ditched the stupid clown slide they could up the nightly room price 15%-20% and people would still flock to the resort! It's a red herring though- the ugly clown is there to push people toward the beach club so that discerning disney-philes can stay on the gorgeous boardwalk with a massive selection of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment just a few steps away.

The room decor at the boardwalk is beautiful- it's perhaps one of the only resorts without hideous bedspreads. The gardens are gorgeous and the boardwalk water view is to die for. You can walk or boat to hollywood studios and epcot. The club level lounge and service put the other resorts to shame.

We just use the quiet pools and leave the clown pool to the psycho children who for some reason Disney keeps trying to appeal to. In my observation all the adults at Disney are smiling ear to ear while all the kids are crying, whining, and generally having an awful time. Seriously though, I'm kidding. Sort of.
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I have heard that the BWI has a great club level, but I've also been told the Poly is the winner in CL. (Poly is on my list of Disney Deluxes I want to try but would probably not do CL)

I keep pricing out CL and with my touring style I don't think the bump up in price would cover my use of the amenities, plus I don't do DDP so I wouldn't need them to book my ADRs, what few ADR's and Activity reservation need to be made I prefer to do myself.

But like I said before I think the Boardwalk itself is probably the big draw for BWI. I quess you could pitch the adults only resort to the world but then those threads never end well, very interesting but they never end well.
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Yes. And the clown isn't that bad. I much prefer that pool over SB (almost as over-hyped as Dole Whips)
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I have heard that the BWI has a great club level, but I've also been told the Poly is the winner in CL. (Poly is on my list of Disney Deluxes I want to try but would probably not do CL)

I keep pricing out CL and with my touring style I don't think the bump up in price would cover my use of the amenities, plus I don't do DDP so I wouldn't need them to book my ADRs, what few ADR's and Activity reservation need to be made I prefer to do myself.

But like I said before I think the Boardwalk itself is probably the big draw for BWI. I quess you could pitch the adults only resort to the world but then those threads never end well, very interesting but they never end well.
Club level is for people with more money than common sense. But if you fall into that category, boardwalk inn offers you the nicest lounge and service.
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I say yes.

What do you say?
Good grief no. Not even close.
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Good grief no. Not even close.
Then you better explain because we chose that resort and could have stayed anywhere else on property.
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To be honest the BWI has the least appeal of the deluxe resorts to me. Along with the Contemporary. I'm not even that big of a fan of the boardwalk area. It does nothing for us. BCR is our favorite!
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To be honest the BWI has the least appeal of the deluxe resorts to me. Along with the Contemporary. I'm not even that big of a fan of the boardwalk area. It does nothing for us. BCR is our favorite!
I totally agree -- those are the 2 resorts I have no desire to stay at.
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Well you did ask, No, actually it is our least favorite resort of them all.

Which is fine, I like that Disney offers different things for different choices. There are no bad choices, only different ones.

If choosing an Epcot resort, Yacht Club or Beach Club would be ours. As to best overall, then I agree with mmears, Grand Floridian.

As to the bedspreads, I think you need some more research on that one.

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I do think the Boardwalk is a beautiful view, from the Yacht or Beach.

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Old 03-01-2013, 05:45 PM   #14
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We fell in love with the BWI last March went back and stayed there again for Christmas time while the location is the best I still want to stay on the Monorail line so this Fall it is the Poly for us. I really do not think there is any one resort that is the best overall they all have pros and cons.
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BWI/BWV is the favorite of my family!

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