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

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  1. Grumpy Grandma

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    I think what you have booked now .... Poly and GF is perfect for you. It's really what you wanted all along.

    Maybe an Epcot resort in Jan??? :confused3
     
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  3. pixie08

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    Booked a Studio (2 studios actually my Sil & Bil are coming with us) for our fifth anniversary this August:banana: Dh and I were married at Disney and our reception was at the BWI. We stayed at the BWI during our wedding before heading to our honeymoon so this is a special vacation. Plus it is my Sil & Bil 10th anniversary as well!

    Very excited.:woohoo:
     
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    So happy you were able to book a studio, with a little luck maybe a BW view will open up but if not you are still staying at the BoardWalk :banana:
     
  5. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

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    I hope you have a great time.
     
  6. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

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    Yes that's correct.
     
  7. WDWKOOK

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    Boardwalk Inn leisure pool closed 3/19/12-3/22/12 for refurbishment. The feature pool and villas leisure pools will remain open.
     
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    We were there last year the week after they reopened the feature pool. Wow, that water was cold.
     
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    The 1BR part should be one long balcony between the two entrances, that's what we had. The studio balcony will be separate, and generally not a divider, like physically separate with some distance between. You can actually see/talk/etc., from balcony to balcony, they aren't "private" like cruise balconies.

    As CR said, absolutely yes to the first question, and to the second, they are scattered, so you might want to request a higher floor if that's your desire, though we requested that and got 2nd floor, so the requests obviously aren't always honored.

    Enjoy, you'll love it!
     
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    View across the balconies on the Villas side (Rm 2001, 1BR villa, from the living room side, those two chairs are in front of the bedroom doors to the balcony. The balcony had four chairs in total.)



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    In May there will be 10 adults staying at the BWV for the first time. We are so excited. We will be looking for a place to gather after we leave the parks for the day. How late is Leaping Libations open? How late is ESPN and Jelly rolls open? Any other suggestions?
     
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    In my experience, Leaping Libations closes pretty early. ESPN and Jelly Rolls I believe, are open until 2. At least 1am.
     
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    Leaping Libations is open from 11 - 6:30pm.

    ESPN is open 11:30 - 1am.

    The doors open to Jellyrolls at 7 and the piano playing starts at 8. They're open until 1:45am.

    Kimonos is a sushi bar at the Swan that's open very late. It may even close around the same time as ESPN and Jellyrolls.
     
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    :cool1: YAY i eagerly await your very much valued opinion on these "Little Gems" :) When is it you are staying in one? :cool1:
     
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    This thread is amazing & there is nothing like hearing from people who plenty of Disney experience! :thumbsup2 This is my first time staying at the BW Villas, so a few quick questions!

    1-About how long does it take to get to Epcot (via International Gateway) & Hollywood Studios using the boat?

    2-Can you see Illuminations from anywhere around the BWV?

    3-I'm staying in a DVC studio room with a garden/pool view. Is there any requests regarding room #'s or floors or anything that I should try for!

    Thanks!! :cheer2:
     
  17. WDWKOOK

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    :wave:
    And, I eagerly await my arrival exactly two weeks from today:yay:. I'll be posting my BWI/CL/Cottage opinion/observations:magnify: LIVE :surfweb:

    :welcome: to the BWI/BWV thread and the DIS, sportybears! I'm so glad you like the thread and find it useful:goodvibes

    I think that answers to your specific questions would be best left to those who've taken the boat to DHS, watched Illuminations from BWV and stayed in a Studiopopcorn::
     
  18. AirGoofy

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    It depends on where you are staying, but you will be able to walk to Epcot (5 min) before boat gets there. But, the boat does a cool turnaround move. I think it is a 15 min boat to DHS, but depends on line to get on boat.

    The best view of fireworks is at either bridge. We had a SV at BWV and could not see fireworks there. Plus, the way BWV curves, I found it easier to walk onto the boardwalk to view them.
     
  19. Grumpy Grandma

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    Still excited about my BWV stay in Oct!!! :goodvibes I've looked thru this entire thread but can't seem to find a picture of the interior of one of the villa studios .... does anyone have a picture that they could post? :confused3 Thanks!!!
     
  20. gometros

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    I can answer #1 this way. We have walked from the international gateway as the boat left the dock. Since it stops at Y&B Club first, it usually gets tot he Boardwalk dock at about the same time as we do, so I say roughly 10 minutes. DHS is a little longer, since it first stops at the Swan/Dolphin before continuing to DHS, which is a little farther away than EPCOT, so I'd estimate 15 minutes?

    We had a really nice view of the pool this past trip, on the hallway off of the main hallway on the fifth floor. Room 5024. You can ask for any even number from 5018 to 5026 or 5029 - 5066. The rooms from 5001 to 5017 do not overlook the pool. (The number sequence is the same on floors 3 and 4).
     
  21. WDWKOOK

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    Here is a link to many Studio interior photos, however, I think they are pre-rehab:

    http://allears.net/acc/g_bwv.htm


    Here is a 2011 video tour of a Studio:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF4ezU2pZkw

    I know you asked about a Studio, but there are numerous 2012 One Bedroom photos here:

    http://www.oyster.com/orlando/hotels/disney-boardwalk-villas/photos/one-bedroom-villa/
     
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