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Old 05-13-2014, 04:49 AM   #2521
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Probably a good idea. Honestly, most of the time it isn't too bad. But we've had some long waits and crowded busses. When they finally come, the crowd has built and you generally have the last people there charge up to the front of the bus.
I heard BW gets picked up after BC/YC, Dolphin and Swan...would be be better to walk over to one of those resorts to catch the bus to ensure a seat?
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:12 AM   #2522
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We just got back yesterday from 10 days at BWV. Only shared with Swan Dolphin and BW was first pickup. Yacht & Beach had their own separate bus. I'm sure it depends on how busy it is. I wouldn't walk to the other resorts. Long walk and you wouldn't know the sharing situation ahead of time.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:55 AM   #2523
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We were there last weekend, only caught the bus to the MK, and we were the first on. We did wait around 10 min or so to get there, and then around 20 to get "home." It say the waits were average; not bad and not spectacular for buses.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:32 AM   #2524
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This has probably been answered in this 169-page long thread and I'll try to back-read, but in the meantime...

We're planning a trip this fall for ~10 days. We'll be three adults (husband and I, and my best friend) and one toddler (2 yo). We're thinking of getting a BWV studio. How cramped would the room be with a pack n play? Our other option is going to Pop, but we'd really like the Epcot location (food & wine!). Of course I know Pop would also be cramped, but it'd also be much much cheaper! We wouldn't want to do a moderate because location is our main reason for going deluxe. Thoughts?
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I heard BW gets picked up after BC/YC, Dolphin and Swan...would be be better to walk over to one of those resorts to catch the bus to ensure a seat?
I did not ever have to do that and wouldn't recommend it. Those resorts can be just as busy. Now we only shared with the Swalphin in October and BW was first so not an issue there. Coming back from the parks - I would go to the BC/YC bus if it was there or walk over to it if it came first and didn't want to wait for the BW bus. When we were headed to MNSSHP we did have to wait for 2 buses at BW but the second bus came very quickly after the first. I wouldn't worry!
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:16 PM   #2526
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This has probably been answered in this 169-page long thread and I'll try to back-read, but in the meantime...

We're planning a trip this fall for ~10 days. We'll be three adults (husband and I, and my best friend) and one toddler (2 yo). We're thinking of getting a BWV studio. How cramped would the room be with a pack n play? Our other option is going to Pop, but we'd really like the Epcot location (food & wine!). Of course I know Pop would also be cramped, but it'd also be much much cheaper! We wouldn't want to do a moderate because location is our main reason for going deluxe. Thoughts?
Are you planning on using the little kitchenette? IF not - I think you might be fine in a BWI room. As far as space, the villa would have more space for the pack n play than the pop room. Even a BWI room would have more space than Pop. You can't beat BWI for location for a F&W trip for adults!
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This has probably been answered in this 169-page long thread and I'll try to back-read, but in the meantime...

We're planning a trip this fall for ~10 days. We'll be three adults (husband and I, and my best friend) and one toddler (2 yo). We're thinking of getting a BWV studio. How cramped would the room be with a pack n play? Our other option is going to Pop, but we'd really like the Epcot location (food & wine!). Of course I know Pop would also be cramped, but it'd also be much much cheaper! We wouldn't want to do a moderate because location is our main reason for going deluxe. Thoughts?
As long as 2 adults share the queen & the 3rd adult sleeps on the sofa NOT pulled out into the sofa bed, you will be fine. If you pull the sofa bed out and try to get a pack & play in there its going to bed very tight. You could also try & put the pack & play up against the door to the hallway, if it fits.
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We just got back from our first stay at the Boardwalk Villas and I have to say it was so nice. We were in a corner room so maybe that is why it felt bigger. I liked the long hallways because there were plenty of stairwells. I hope to stay there again soon. Walking to Epcot and Hollywood studios was better than taking a bus.
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We just got back from our first stay at the Boardwalk Villas and I have to say it was so nice. We were in a corner room so maybe that is why it felt bigger. I liked the long hallways because there were plenty of stairwells. I hope to stay there again soon. Walking to Epcot and Hollywood studios was better than taking a bus.
I'm glad you had a great trip! I love being able to walk to the parks too. It's one of the reasons why we can't give up staying in that area.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:48 AM   #2530
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Well, we booked! We'll be there Sept 23 to Oct 3rd! I hope I won't find it too soon after our last trip in January... but I wanted to bring my kid once more before she turned into a paying three year-old Last time at BLT we loved walking to Magic Kingdom every night after the nap, but the food options were lackluster... I don't think this'll be the case this time! Food & Wine festival, baby!
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Checking out tomorrow 5/12/14. Have leftover Smirnoff Ice Mango, Raspbrry, Green Apple, Original.

Also 10 or more bottles of water. I can leave it at Bell Services if anyone is interested. Lemme know.
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Just booked BWV standard view for August 10th through 15th. First time staying at the villas, usually stay at the Inn. Can't wait!
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We just got back from our first stay at the Boardwalk Villas and I have to say it was so nice. We were in a corner room so maybe that is why it felt bigger. I liked the long hallways because there were plenty of stairwells. I hope to stay there again soon. Walking to Epcot and Hollywood studios was better than taking a bus.
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Well, we booked! We'll be there Sept 23 to Oct 3rd! I hope I won't find it too soon after our last trip in January... but I wanted to bring my kid once more before she turned into a paying three year-old Last time at BLT we loved walking to Magic Kingdom every night after the nap, but the food options were lackluster... I don't think this'll be the case this time! Food & Wine festival, baby!
Congratulations on booking and I'll log your dates.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:38 PM   #2532
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And thank you, as well! Booking a bounceback offer would be awesome!

And thanks to everyone for all the helpful information about this resort! I'll finally get to contribute responses after this trip.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:04 PM   #2533
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Staying at BWI for first time June 13-15! So excited! (My attempt at making birthday less painful!)
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:20 PM   #2534
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Staying at BWI for first time June 13-15! So excited! (My attempt at making birthday less painful!)
I see now where this birthday trip is heading...a tri-split stay perhaps or is it just two? I'll add this date, too.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:14 PM   #2535
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Hi! My husband and I are booked at the BWI, Std view in November. When I booked, I figured most "Std" views would be the parking lot, so my only request was for a King bed, and not an accessible room.
But now, after reading some of the post on here, I went to the Disney site and found that the Std rooms may be Garden, Leisure Pool or Parking Area views. I also read on here, some have suggested requesting the 5th floor, and "Epcot View".
Would I be better off removing the King bed request and adding the 5th floor, Epcot?
If so, should I call back and change it? Or is that something to do at the online check-in?
Thanks for your help.
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