(CLOSED) Disney's BOARDWALK INN and VILLAS Information Thread ~2012~

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by WDWKOOK, Jan 14, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Kerrio929

    Kerrio929 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    403
    We may. Just depends on the price. What kinds of breakfast foods are available if you stay CL?
     
  2. Avatar

    DIS Sponsor The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Reosrt.

    to hide this advert.
  3. justakrazymom

    justakrazymom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,933
    We agreed with pretty much everything you stated. We had no elevator issues, but we had no stroller. We felt the rooms were not very functional so the added size made it actually feel smaller than even our rooms at Pop honestly.
     
  4. debrapagliasotti

    debrapagliasotti DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Messages:
    2,348
    Thanks so much! I think I will forgo OCI for CL then :thumbsup2
     
  5. fizbobunny

    fizbobunny Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Messages:
    434
    We prefer the Publix on Vineland. Very nice grocery store. Very easy to get to. We love Publix bread especially.

    Goodings is very pricey, but is open 24 hours.
     
  6. gometros

    gometros <font color=teal>WDWWDS Chief Weapons Inspector an

    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Messages:
    7,230
    You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy donuts and latkes! ;-)

    Curious about the PP complaining about the elevators. In all my visits, I don't ever recall having to wait for an elevator, but to be honest, we don't usually go during overly busy times.
     
  7. psac

    psac DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,497
    I didn't see anyone give their thoughts on this. It's a good question, they do claim the baked goods in Club are from the Bakery. Maybe the ovens will still be operational during the remodel and that's how they'll also service the additional stand on the Boardwalk? Or maybe they'll bake stuff in Kouzzina? The evening items do come from Kouzzina, so you should be fine there. The question will be breakfast.

    Specifically there is that one elevator from the ground floor, I agree when we stayed on the Inn side, that one was slow. Once you're inside the main elevators are quick. On the Villa stay we just did, we were on the fifth floor and those elevators were always quick. There is an entrance to that elevator around the gym, and that one goes from the first floor all the way up to the fifth, but I don't know if you can cross over to the Inn side over the second floor.

    Ps -- the one time I do remember waiting on the Inn side for the elevator for a while, we were waiting with WWE wrestler Randy Orton.
     
  8. Kerrio929

    Kerrio929 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    403
    The way BWI is set up is that you have to take an elevator down to the lobby level from your room. You then either take stairs down to the outside area or you take an elevator. From the lobby to the lower level there is only 1 elevator. Bc we had a stroller we had to use it. It wasn't horrible but a couple of evenings we had to wait (at one point we were third in line and there were 2 scooter riders behind us). And the elevator is fairly small so a scooter and a large stroller wouldn't fit together. So it was one family up or down at a time. Not the end of the world but a little frustrating.
     
  9. teheber

    teheber CYCLING IS HOW I ROLL

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    We are interested in participating in this event(Flag Family). We were wondering at what time does this occur, and with whom does one call to reserve?? Thanks!!



    [​IMG]
     
  10. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Messages:
    7,032
    That is only available at the Wilderness Lodge, it's not offered at the Boardwalk. There is no way to reserve that before you arrive. When you check into the Wilderness let the CM know you are interested in being the Flag Family during your stay. Then hope that you are chosen.:thumbsup2
     
  11. teheber

    teheber CYCLING IS HOW I ROLL

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    starting mardi gras week at boardwalk and finishing at the lodge!!
    :mickeybar

    :thumbsup2
     
  12. Sandi

    Sandi A proud Spartans fan.

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 1999
    Messages:
    5,193
    Hello and thank you for such an informative thread. I'm usually posting on the Pop FAQ thread because that is where we stay when it's just me and DD going to the World. In March, it will be DH and me so I opted for BWI. That will be more his style and speed.

    I booked a standard room. DH will want a quiet room and I thought a standard room might be more quiet than a Boardwalk or water/pool view. Did I guess right?

    Also, I did not make any special requests when I booked and I don't know what options will appear when on-line check in becomes available. Can anyone help me out there? I read through a lot of this thread -- particularly the beginning, but I did not get through every single page.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  13. Wood Nymph

    Wood Nymph DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2012
    Messages:
    5,756
    We had the same elevator problems as Kerrio929, and it was in January, a very slow time of year. The elevator that we were dealing with came out near the Flying Fish restaurant. It is likely that the section of the Boardwalk resort that is on the other side of the lobby doesn't have this problem. But it was a real pain in the neck until we found some stairs somewhere.
     
  14. Kerrio929

    Kerrio929 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    403
    We had a standard room, standard view and ended up in a room that overlooked the quiet villa pool. It was sooooo quiet in our room. Only noise was from 9:30-10 every night during Illuminations. The fireworks are very loud at BWI.
     
  15. gometros

    gometros <font color=teal>WDWWDS Chief Weapons Inspector an

    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Messages:
    7,230
    That's explains my confusion. I always stay in the villas.
     
  16. Missyrose

    Missyrose DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    7,587
    A bit of news from the DVC boards. A DVC member reports that Members Services is telling people that Boardwalk guests will have access to Stormalong Bay while Luna Park Pool is being refurbed.
     
  17. Sandi

    Sandi A proud Spartans fan.

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 1999
    Messages:
    5,193
    Thanks Kerrio. That sounds great! Thanks for your other posts, too. Fortunately, we won't be pushing a stroller around this time -- Been there, done that!
     
  18. pixarmom

    pixarmom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    5,723
    Woo hoo! I hope this is true for all BWI guests! If so, our family will be THRILLED!
     
  19. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    16,511
    :wave2:teheber.
    We did the same split last March - BWI/CL then WL/CL. I think your FF question was also answered on the WL thread:)

    The POP thread has the hostess with the mostess, Janet B. I'm sure she misses not having you over there, but we're glad to have you over on the Epcot side of the World:). You can also add "quiet location" to your reservation so that the room assignor can try to put you there.

    Thanks for posting that. I saw on the DVC board that someone called member services and was told that they could use SAB and that a golf cart would transport them (or of course you can still take the boat or walk).
     
  20. LSUfan4444

    LSUfan4444 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2005
    Messages:
    4,078
    Do you know the dates of the refurb?
     
  21. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    16,511
    Luna Park pool is slated to be closed 1/28/2013- 3/1/2013.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page