(CLOSED) Disney's BOARDWALK INN and VILLAS INFORMATION THREAD

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  1. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

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    From the Luna Park Pool to the turnstiles at HS is 3/4 of a mile and takes about 15-18 minutes at a leisurely pace. If you're not in a hurry, I would take the boat. After getting on at the Boardwalk, you will stop at BC/YC and then at the Swan/Dolphin before continuiing on to HS. Those stops take longer than you would expect. Although the boat ride is lovely, it just takes longer than walking.
     
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  3. brettcw23

    brettcw23 DIS Dad #722 Pittsburgh, PA

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    I will most def check that out. It was annoying having to search over and over again!
     
  4. CT Disney

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    Good Morning BWI Fans!

    Just wanted to let you know that my DH is going to be canceling our upcoming reservation at the BWI. Don't feel sad for us...just a change in vacation plans! :)

    Our reservation is for a BWI Deluxe room from 7/31/14 - 8/8/14. I know there are only 10 deluxe rooms, so I just thought I'd post our cancellation here in case anyone was interested in grabbing the room. My DH will be calling at 10:00 (in about 10 minutes) to cancel the room.

    Have a nice day everyone! :goodvibes
     
  5. HFC1969

    HFC1969 Grand Floridian Junkie!

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    Thanks for replying...


    Still looking, for anyone that would have an activity calendar for the month of December. :confused3

    5 months til :santa:
     
  6. smidgy

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    from BW we almost always walk to epcot. but we have never walked to DHS. hubby has a bum foot. the boat is like another ride to us.. love it!

    one suggestion: many people walk over to the swan/dolphin boat dock. it's actaully very close to the canal exit of the Luna pool. then you eliminate all those other stops,saving time!
     
  7. lovegrumpy

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    Staying in a villa here for the first time. Now I need to go back and read everything.
     
  8. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    I used to walk to Epcot and boat to DHS. I always thought it was substantially longer to DHS. A few trips ago, youngest was 8 or 9, I figured we would try it. It was not a long walk at all. Now, we just let weather decide, but I prefer the walk.
     
  9. elgerber

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    We always walk to both. I love the walk to DHS before rope drop, it's so quiet and pretty. The only time we boat, is if we happen are leaving the park and a boat happens to be arriving at the time.
     
  10. Music City Mama

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    We walked it last month (one of our kids had just turned 7). We were at the Villas, though, so a little closer than the Inn (if that's where you're staying). We went back and forth a lot and it wasn't an issue at all for him. This was also in the heat/humidity, so in November, it should be a piece of cake.
     
  11. smidgy

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    that's good to know! we'll have to try it next time.
     
  12. brettcw23

    brettcw23 DIS Dad #722 Pittsburgh, PA

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    Very cool of you to give folks a heads up.
    :thumbsup2
     
  13. brettcw23

    brettcw23 DIS Dad #722 Pittsburgh, PA

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    I had VERY similar questions before we stayed at BWV this past October so you're in good company. LOL.

    My daughters were 9 and 6 and we only took the ferries for sheer amusement. I think we took the boat 3-4 times. It was def quicker to walk, even with my youngest DDs little legs.:goodvibes


    Check out a post that I started before our trip to BWV in October 2013.
    Distance from BWV to DHS
     
  14. gometros

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    We also walk (from the villas). It's such a peaceful walk along the canal, with the occasional jogger passing us by. It's also the one advantage of being at the wrong end of the hall.

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    brettcw23 DIS Dad #722 Pittsburgh, PA

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    Especially in the morning when before the chaos ensues. I enjoyed taking some pictures while we took our leisurely stroll to DHS for rope drop.
     
  16. Marypoppins14

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    We check into a 1 bedroom BWV (pool/garden view) two weeks from tomorrow. We have never stayed there before, and are really looking forward to it -- especially the walking access to DHS and Epcot.
    My DS9 wants to sign up for JTA at DHS. How long does it take to walk from the Villas to DHS? We walk at a fairly brisk pace. Thanks so much!
     
  17. UrsulaTheSeaWitch

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    Hello,

    When you are staying at BWI, is there anyway to walk over to the Swan and Dolphins resorts, or do you have to take a bus from HS over?


    Thanks
     
  18. Pete W.

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    Yes! There is a pedestrian bridge over the canal that separates the Boardwalk from the Swan & Dolphin resorts.
     
  19. smidgy

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    when we stay at Boardwalk villas, we like to walk over tot he swan for karaoke... sometimes it is quicker to get off at the swan/dolphin boat dock and walk over to the boardwalk then to wait for the boat to unload, load, and go over.
     
  20. KMcCP

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    Another question- on laundry facilities, we are staying for a week in November. I always like to do a load or two of laundry while there to lessen the sadness of being home when we leave- ;). Last time we stayed at Art of Animation, and I felt like I could NEVER get a machine, they were always in use. Do any of you run into this during your stay?
     
  21. princeprincess

    princeprincess Earning My Ears

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    We're at Boardwalk right now. They have 3 washing machines and 2 dryers on the villas side. We were able to get a washing machine fairly easily but had to wait a couple if hours for a dryer . That was with my dh checking every 15-20 minutes.
     
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