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Old 07-09-2013, 01:51 AM   #271
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Hi, I've booked to stay in October in a 2 bedroom standard view villa and am just wondering if there are some that have a better view than others?
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:52 AM   #272
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This is called a "boardwalk greens" view. There are a limited # that are considered standard view, so don't get your hopes up, but they are just lovely.
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Thank you so much! I stayed here my first trip to the Boardwalk, and was wondering what I could say to request it!

Actually, I would love anywhere just not reaaaaally far away from the lobby or facing the parking lot, so could i request "Close to lobby, not parking lot view?"

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:01 AM   #273
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Wow this is quite the thread!

Sorry to post some questions that have probably already been answered, but here goes.

How long before gates to Epcot open does boat service start?

Do gates to Epcot open early at the back entrance since WS is not open yet? (Wondering about the race for FP.)

How long is the walk to Hollywood Studios? (From villas)

We are staying in a 1br standard view studio through DVC renting points, are those located in a particular area/wing? (By community center?). I'm trying to get my bearings.

Thanks in advance, I'm sorry to post questions that are probably repeats.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:08 AM   #274
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Wow this is quite the thread!

Sorry to post some questions that have probably already been answered, but here goes.

How long before gates to Epcot open does boat service start?

Do gates to Epcot open early at the back entrance since WS is not open yet? (Wondering about the race for FP.)

How long is the walk to Hollywood Studios? (From villas)

We are staying in a 1br standard view studio through DVC renting points, are those located in a particular area/wing? (By community center?). I'm trying to get my bearings.

Thanks in advance, I'm sorry to post questions that are probably repeats.
Standard villas face the front of the resort where the car port and parking lot are located.

I've never walked to HS but I hear it's about 15-20 min. depending on how fast you walk. You can exit out near the quiet pool on the villas side and that will bring you closer to HS and you'll still be in AC.

Last year when we were at the International Gateway Entrance for park opening they didn't start letting people in until exactly park opening.

I'm not sure when the boats to Epcot start because we always walk over to there. It's an easy walk. Maybe 5-10 minutes.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:23 AM   #275
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:35 AM   #276
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Hi, I've booked to stay in October in a 2 bedroom standard view villa and am just wondering if there are some that have a better view than others?
DVC reservation or DRC reservation? It makes a difference.

You know you have a lockoff two bedroom, right? There are no dedicated two bedroom villas at BWV.

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DVC Standard view is along the front drive and parking lot.

DRC standard view is what DVC calls pool/garden because all the DVC standard view villas are booked at 11 months out.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:43 AM   #277
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We are officially booked for one night January 18, 2014 at BWV. I am know hoping our waitlist comes through for the rest of our week January 19-25, 2014. Otherwise we will remain at BLT for those days.

Does anyone have any experience with MLK weekend and crowds? I am trying to plan our days this trip and wasn't sure if we should opt for a pool day on Saturday, January 19th or opt to go to HS.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #278
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Wow this is quite the thread!

Sorry to post some questions that have probably already been answered, but here goes.

How long before gates to Epcot open does boat service start?

Do gates to Epcot open early at the back entrance since WS is not open yet? (Wondering about the race for FP.)

How long is the walk to Hollywood Studios? (From villas)

We are staying in a 1br standard view studio through DVC renting points, are those located in a particular area/wing? (By community center?). I'm trying to get my bearings.

Thanks in advance, I'm sorry to post questions that are probably repeats.
Not sure about the boats but I assume around 7am. The back entrance getting into Epcot is the best way & quickness. You can get in & walk to Future World but you walk through England & Canada. The World Show case will open at 11AM and there will be a rope across the bridge going into France. But you can get into Epcot this way
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #279
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Not sure about the boats but I assume around 7am. The back entrance getting into Epcot is the best way & quickness. You can get in & walk to Future World but you walk through England & Canada. The World Show case will open at 11AM and there will be a rope across the bridge going into France. But you can get into Epcot this way
Just wanted to throw in that, with the new and improved France bakery opening earlier now, you can go over the bridge in the morning to get to that CS restaurant. It opens at 9:00 (at least that was the case in March).
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:10 PM   #280
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That's not the way it is done. You'll just get the call center with that number.

With your DVC reservation, contact MS and ask them to put "traveling with" on your reservation and your mom's reservation number and name on the reservation. Do the same on her's with your name and reservation. They'll do the best they can.

You might be on one side of the hallway and she would probably be on the other side. Her "standard" view is what DVC calls pool/garden.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:28 AM   #281
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This is called a "boardwalk greens" view. There are a limited # that are considered standard view, so don't get your hopes up, but they are just lovely.
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Thank you for posting this information. I'm going to add it to the first page

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Wow this is quite the thread!

Sorry to post some questions that have probably already been answered, but here goes.

How long before gates to Epcot open does boat service start?

Do gates to Epcot open early at the back entrance since WS is not open yet? (Wondering about the race for FP.)

How long is the walk to Hollywood Studios? (From villas)

We are staying in a 1br standard view studio through DVC renting points, are those located in a particular area/wing? (By community center?). I'm trying to get my bearings.

Thanks in advance, I'm sorry to post questions that are probably repeats.
Welcome and feel free to post any questions you'd like. The Friendship boats operate one hour prior to park opening, including AM EMH days.

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We are officially booked for one night January 18, 2014 at BWV. I am know hoping our waitlist comes through for the rest of our week January 19-25, 2014. Otherwise we will remain at BLT for those days.
I hope your wait-list comes through, too. Keep us posted.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #282
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Room Request - preferred view

Hi there! My husband and I will be staying at BWV in September and I'm hoping for some direction on the best room request.

We've rented DVC points and have a "Deluxe Studio - Garden or Pool View" room. We have stayed at BWV once before while celebrating our anniversary, but we made reservations directly through Disney's website. I'm not sure if certain rooms are for DVC points only and some for DRC (is that the right abbreviation?).

Anyway, when we stayed before we were in room 5034 and it was PERFECT. If I knew how to post videos I'd show you my reaction when we went on the balcony - I flipped out. I was expecting a parking lot view, but somehow we had this amazing view of the Luna Park pool and Hollywood Studios. It was our first time in a deluxe resort and I was hooked from that moment on!

So, this time around I am hoping to get a view just as awesome! The online check-in site only gives me a few options (ground floor, upper floor, near lobby or elevator, pool view). Should I call and make a specific request to be in that same area or just mark "pool view, upper floor" when doing online check in? Or, alternatively, do you know of a better view that I'm totally oblivious to?

Thanks in advance for the help!
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The online check-in site only gives me a few options (ground floor, upper floor, near lobby or elevator, pool view). Should I call and make a specific request to be in that same area or just mark "pool view, upper floor" when doing online check in? Or, alternatively, do you know of a better view that I'm totally oblivious to?

Thanks in advance for the help!
We've rented DVC points for BWV in the past, and are doing so again for our trip in January. However, I've never been given the option for 'room request' on the online check-in website! Where did you get to these options? We've always just played luck-of-the-draw when it comes to view, but it would be nice to have a bit of control! Maybe I always get glitches....
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:41 AM   #284
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JustLikeBelle...The person you rented points from should be able to add a request to your reservation.

If you like quiet and peaceful, we had a beautiful top floor villa that overlooked the quiet pool, waterway, and faced HS. We could see Tower of Terror and even EE in the distance. It was lovely and did I mention quiet.
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We've rented DVC points for BWV in the past, and are doing so again for our trip in January. However, I've never been given the option for 'room request' on the online check-in website! Where did you get to these options? We've always just played luck-of-the-draw when it comes to view, but it would be nice to have a bit of control! Maybe I always get glitches....

Hi! We rented points through a 3rd party company. I'm not really sure if that makes any difference when doing online check-in, but I thought I'd throw that out there. It's glitching for me right now so I can't tell you exactly what it says, but I think it's on the 3rd page of the check-in process. There is a line that says something like "you haven't made any room requests" or something along those lines, but it's a hyperlink and when I click on it it opens up a new page with the different options. It allows me to choose 2 of those options. The disney website drives me crazy - so many glitches all the time!!
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