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

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  1. Dreamsdocometrue9112

    Dreamsdocometrue9112 "hang onto your hats and glasses 'cause this here'

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    Love love love pixie dust upgrades!!:lovestruc

    I have a question for Boardwalk experts. DH and I really love having the refillable mugs on vacation. I noticed there is no real "quick service" area at the BWI. Does BWI have a place to accommodate using the refillable mugs or are they not even really provided for sale? Can you go over to BC/YC to fill up??
     
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  3. KerryCM

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    You can refill them at the pool bar and once the Bakery reopens there will be a refill station there.
     
  4. gometros

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    You have a number of options at BWI; the Boardwalk Bakery, the Belle Vue Lounge, Boardwalk Joes and Leaping Horse Libations.
     
  5. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    Sounds like you're having a great vacation! The STD View BWI rooms actually include all views except of the BoardWalk/Crescent Lake. You actually didn't receive an upgrade, but the room assignor did give you the perfect STD View 5th floor room location, IMHO. Enjoy Illuminations!

    Yes, they sell the mugs at BW Joe's and the BW Bakery and here are the closest refill locations:

    The Pool (Leaping Libations), BoardWalk Pizza, BoardWalk Joe's, Seashore Sweets, BoardWalk Bakery and Belle Vue Lounge.
     
  6. Dreamsdocometrue9112

    Dreamsdocometrue9112 "hang onto your hats and glasses 'cause this here'

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    Wow, who knew there were so many options here! I guess I'll have a lot of exploring to do at this resort, which makes me so much more excited!! Thanks!
     
  7. gometros

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    Thanks for adding Boardwalk Pizza and Seashore Sweets. I had forgotten those two. Now if only I could refill with a chocolate shake at Seashore Sweets!
     
  8. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    I didn't see yours and Kerry's posts until after I posted - looks like we covered it all:thumbsup2

    Speaking of shake refills, Whispering Canyon Café at WL has all-you-can-drink shakes. I have it on good authority:rolleyes1, that if you ask for them without whipped cream, you'll be able to down more;)
     
  9. Niewoe

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    When is the boardwalk bakery scheduled to reopen? I thought it was going to be done before our trip in 16 days!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope I get to see the new bakery! So so so excited either way :)
     
  10. TaraPA

    TaraPA <font color=navy>I will think of that animatronic

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    Hey Quakertown! Lower Saucon in the house!!! I'm only 5 miles from Quakertown, I'm on the far far south end of Lower Saucon.

    BB is scheduled to re-open the end of next week. The day after I leave. Darn!

    Half of our ladies group arrived at BWV today - so look out! The rest of us arrive on Sunday. I think altogether we have 5 or 6 villas reserved.
     
  11. psac

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    Now you're talking! I think Seashore Sweets is a hidden gem. Most of the times we've gone they are EXTREMELY generous with the scoops, so a two-scoop ice cream cup is huge. Enough for two to share, or one to have half and save half for later if you have a DVC-room freezer. :) and you can mix and match flavors with the two scoops...
     
  12. TaraPA

    TaraPA <font color=navy>I will think of that animatronic

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    You know in all my trips to the Boardwalk area, I've never been inside this place! I am definitely trying it on my next trip. Thanks for the tip!
     
  13. Sandi

    Sandi A proud Spartans fan.

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    If you eat at Flying Fish, you have to go through Seashore Sweets to use the restroom. It's really easy to get distracted by the sweets on your way back to FF. I love the sweet shop. They have photos of Miss Americas along the upper parts of the walls. It's fun the look around.

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  14. LSchrow

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    they have restricted parking for the past few years during the F&WF, as well as at certain other times.
    after you use your room to open the gates (bypassing the huge line of non-resort guests that are being directed to valet or use lot across street), the first lot entrance (on the right) has poles up to prevent entry, make the right, and there will be a CM at the lot entrance (mostly there during F&WF, on friday nights, and weekends), allowing only those with active BWI/BWV room keys.
    the parking availability can change during a BW convention or "event", but we have not had a single problem finding fairly close parking since they have restricted it (during may, august, sept/october visits).
    hth:)
     
  15. Ziggy

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    Thanks Laurie, last time we had a car when staying at the villas we were directed to the car park on the left if that one just for the villas and the one on the right for the inn? :)
     
  16. LSchrow

    LSchrow <font color=green>We're eating brussel sprouts & a

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    no.....but they restrict the one on your right more. the left one has a large section of the front sectioned off for valet. we've seen them direct non-resort guests to that one (not during F&WF weekends - then both lots have guards, and non-resort ppl are directed to use valet or the lot across the street).

    a few ppl have posted that they have had to use the across the street lot during conventions at the BW (while staying BWI/BWV), but we've been there thru quite a few conventions, marathons, weddings, etc, and never had a problem.
    there might have been a large convention while you were there.
     
  17. Niewoe

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    I love when I "meet" people on the DIS who are local to me!! What ladies group are you a part of? Just some friends or a more organized group? Hope you have a wonderful stay... Nice to know eastern PA will be represented at BW throughout the month!! :)

    Thanks for the BB info!! I'll take some pics... Although I'm sure the boards will be loaded with them by time I post!
     
  18. TaraPA

    TaraPA <font color=navy>I will think of that animatronic

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    Our "ladies group" consists of about 8 gals that all met right here on The DIS years ago. We chatted for years, then started having overlapping trips with our families, then in 2009 we said what the heck - lets just all get a villa & go together! We've gone 2-3 times a year since! Most are from PA - you should join us! 2 of us work at Yankee Candle at The Promenade - stop by & say hello sometime. I've met a ton is DIS-ers in there!

    Ah there's my email for 24-hour online check-in for my flight....I'm SO EXCITED!! I've never stayed at BW before so this is awesome. I can't wait!
     
  19. TaraPA

    TaraPA <font color=navy>I will think of that animatronic

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    I'm off to the airport....can't wait to see BWV!!!!! Everyone have a great week!
     
  20. Cee

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    We will be there in three weeks! Have a wonderful vacation!

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  21. Niewoe

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    Have a great trip!! We'll be there in 2 weeks!! Can't wait!!
     
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