|03-16-2005, 09:07 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Mar 2005
BWI vs. Beach Club vs. Yacht Club
Wondering if anyone had been to the bwi lately? Have reservations for May at bwi. Going with 3 children ages 6,4, and 2. Would Yacht Club or Beach Club be better? Currenly Beach Club and Yacht Club are booked-up the week we plan to go to Disney. Should I bother trying to change because of pools? thank you http://www.disboards.com/newthread.php#
|03-16-2005, 10:09 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Space town, AL
I hate to throw this in the mix....but have you considered Poly? I only say this because we went when ours were your ages and the Poly would be my first choice for three reasons....
1. At that age, Magic Kingdom rules the roost...being able to get there and back to the hotel for a swim in 10 minutes makes for some very happy little guys...not to mention napping.
2. The monorail...strollers were still a must when mine were those ages...even my 6 year old had to rest his feet...getting on and off monorail was a treat and easy.
3. The rooms at the Poly are very spacious...
I would choose one of the three you're looking at when they're all able to swim very well and need less supervision (meaning not constant)...the pool area at those (with exception of BWI) is so spread out and long that you and your wife will feel it's a mission to keep track rather than enjoying the pool. At the Poly, you could see the entire pool from several vantage points...my husband could easily be in the zero entry with our youngest and I could man the slide area to keep an eye on the older two.
I would choose BWI if you're sold on those three options purely for the smaller pool area and more manageable with kids your ages.
Have a great time!
|03-16-2005, 10:41 AM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: New York
We've stayed at all three resorts with our sons who are 6 and 4. From their point for view, I don't think it made much difference where we stayed. My kids are not swimmers yet, so the water slide was out. They enjoyed the sand-bottom pool at SAB, but they also liked the wading pool at BWI.
They really liked the carnival atmosphere of Boardwalk at night, and also loved going to the bakery everyday. I don't think you should change the resort just for the pool.
We've stayed at Poly as well. The pool there is more pre-schooler-friendly. That said, our family prefers Epcot resorts.
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|03-16-2005, 10:46 AM||#4|
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Join Date: May 2001
Location: Franklin, NJ
we just returned on sunday from bwi.. and loved it.. we also are big poly lovers, but we also love the bwi.. we usually split our stay between an epcot resort and mk resort..
as far as the bwi goes and changing your resort based on the pool.. i dunno, everybody has different opinions on it.. i did read not too long ago from a poster on here that SAB is so large, it's hard to keep an eye on the kids.. the bwi has a nice pool, with a big slide also..
personally, i'd just stay right where you are.. just my opinion..
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|03-16-2005, 10:50 AM||#5|
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You really can't go wrong either way. I love YC, also love BWI, and also love Poly! Your kids are probably going to be happy with any of them. I do have to say that the sand bottom kiddie pool at YC/BC is a favorite of my little guys. But the clown pool at BW is nice too. I wouldn't worry too much about it... since YC/BC are booked up that pretty much makes up your mind for you.
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|03-16-2005, 01:33 PM||#6|
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I agree with those that said Stormalong Bay is too spread out. It does make it more difficult to watch young kids. The slide is geared towards older children. Only one of my kids prefers the SAB and he's 10. The younger ones prefer BW. Although the POLY wasn't one of the choices you mentioned, I agree it is a great place to stay with young children.
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