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

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  1. mastermind307

    mastermind307 DIS Veteran

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    Just returned for our first stay at BWV. I learned a lot reading this thread. I really liked it, and can't wait to come back. I was a little nervous about staying at a resort I had never been to before. Everything went smoothly. I did online check in and our room was ready when we arrived. I loved our room location. We were in 4085, a standard view studio. It wasn't too far from the elevators, some stairs were right across the hall and the ice machine was right next door. I was afraid we might hear noise from it, but we never did. Our balcony overlooked the front of the resort and we could see parts Illuminations. It took a little while to figure out the layout of the resort, 2nd floor for the lobby and bus stop, and 1st floor for boardwalk and pool. But once I learned my way around it was wonderful.
    We walked to EPCOT and HS and rode the boat back a couple of times. Riding the boat back from EPCOT was nice because BW was the first stop, however from HS it was last stop. That made for a long ride and it was stuffy inside the boat. We took the bus to AK and MK. The only issue we had with the buses was when we rode it to AK. We didn't have to wait long for a bus, but by the time it made all the other stops (swan, dolphin, and waterpark) it took almost an hour to get to the park. The same things on the way home. The trips to and from MK were much better.
    I hope next time we come we will have more time to explore around the resort. This time we were just too busy. We did go swimming a few times. On our last night we decided to go the quiet pool since we hadn't been to it and it ended up being movie night. So we got to swim and watch Mulan at the same time.
    While it is always nice to be home, I am ready to go back. Unfortunately it'll be a few years until I can convice DH to go back and he didn't even go on this trip. He just doesn't like the Disney vacations like DD and I do. Until then I'll have to read the disboards to get my Disney fix.
     
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  3. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    Your hostess will be taking a vacation soon:beach:, so I might fall behind in posting for about a week:flower3:





    How exciting and congrats to DS! I'll add you to the BWB (BoardWalk Bulletin;))

    :welcome: friend of TaraPA to the DIS and the BWI/BWV thread! I'll put you in the BWB:)

    It's always great to have another trip booked before you leave:thumbsup2

    Poor girl will be run ragged with you:rotfl:

    Happy anniversary and I'll add you to the first post, too:)

    I think the contrast is even greater now since CR and WL just received soft rehabs and Poly is undergoing one right now. Usually the soft rehabs occur about every 6-8 years, so it could be another couple of years or more before another BWI rehab.

    Great link that I'm going to add to the first page, with credit to you, of course:thumbsup2

    Thanks so much for letting us know how your stay went. Looks like you and DD may need to visit WDW without DH so you can go sooner;)
     
  4. WDWKOOK

    WDWKOOK NOW WITH LESS TAG!

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    I started it in honor of your vacation - no, really:flower3:. I thought you would have plenty of time in between Margaritas, swimming with the dolphins, lounging on the beach and doing your Stats homework to peruse the updated thread.

    I've got to finish packing now:crazy2:
     
  5. LisaCM614

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    Have a great vacation KOOK!
     
  6. nascargirl

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    LisaCM614- We always rent a car. Sometimes we will take the MK bus to MK, then hop onto the WL bus. Then when we are ready to return, we take the DD bus and spend time there before we head back to the BWI.
     
  7. WDWKOOK

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    Thank you! I feel funny even mentioning vacation when it's not to WDW, but my next one is:goodvibes

    Now, I really need to finish packing:upsidedow
     
  8. LisaCM614

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    My next vacation isn't WDW either! OBX here we come!
     
  9. WDWKOOK

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    That is a really popular spot for Virginians. I hope you have great weather!

    I still haven't finished packing, UGH.
     
  10. psac

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    Enjoy your trip! We'll be here when you get back. :thumbsup2

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  11. psac

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    Glad you enjoyed even with his injury and that you're going back soon. :)

    We've never had good luck with a nighttime bus back from Downtown Disney to any resort. When we did the late Cirque show we took a taxi instead since there is a taxi stop really close by. Best decision, took less than 10 mins and wasn't too expensive.
     
  12. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

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    Enjoy your vacation WDWKook!:)
     
  13. WDWKOOK

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    Great photo - from near the Marina?

    We've never had good luck returning from DTD at any time to any Deluxe. It has always been arduous and I've pretty much sworn off DTD because of it.

    Thank you!

    Still need to finish packing:rolleyes1
     
  14. bluejasmine

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    I guess we better plan on driving to DTD we have plans to spend a day at the resort swimming and then having lunch at WGPE around 1 using our free DQ vouchers and then meeting two other families at Ragland Road..

    We have a reservation for a carriage ride at POR one evening too here I was trying to think of best way to get there and back... Not even thinking we will have our car.. I'm just so use to only using WDW transportation on our vacations! Lol

    ASMU/POR Dec 16-22, 2012 & BWI Sept 8-15, 2013
     
  15. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

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    A few years ago we were coming back from DTD around 9PM and it took us about an hour to get to the BW. We were the last stop and it seemed like everyone was going to the BW. When we finally arrived the whole bus applauded.

    I do love DTD but we only go once a visit because of the bus situation.
     
  16. elgerber

    elgerber <font color=deeppink>Sometimes you gotta bite the

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    Yeah, bussing there is not great. We always rent a car, and we drive to DTD and usually AK also. Walk to DHS/Epcot, and bus to MK. We usually try to go to DTD during the day also, as it's less crazy.
     
  17. rebeccaariel

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    I'm getting a bit nervous hearing about this DTD bus situation! We were intending to go on our arrival night so maybe we'll have to think about getting a taxi for the way back.
     
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    Last year we stayed at BC & it took over an hour to get back from DTD to BC & that was on a Saturday right after lunch! It was insane. First there weren't any buses pulling up for our resort, after watching multiple buses pull up for the same resorts, I went up to one of the drivers & ask him if he could get an ETA on the BC bus. By this time the area was FULL of people waiting to go to BC/YC, etc & we had been waiting a long time in the heat. He called in & one came by. We all got on & he went to the other side of DTD, stopped, picked up more people, then the bus driver got off to switch with another driver. Then waited as the inspection of the bus went on. And of course after finally taking off, they have to pass by one of the waterparks first, then the resorts. And BC was Last!:mad: All I could think of was "I should've taken a cab. I knew better. Why didn't I take a cab?" So for all those thinking of using Disney's bus service from DTD to their resort (no matter what day or time of day), DON'T DO IT! LOL. Take a cab. ;)
     
  19. mademluc

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    Thanks, Nascargirl. You, sfbank and a few others were one of the biggest reasons we stayed BWI CL four years ago and you didn't steer us wrong. Previously, we were Polynesian CL fans, and I guess we still are, it's just Epcot location is so wonderful as the kids are older now.
    Good luck to your DH, I've had a few relatives that have had knee and/or hip replacements and the key to success seemed to be to take the rehab seriously. The more work you put in then the better the success after. :wizard:
     
  20. psac

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    Thanks, yeah, was going through old pics on the phone, and that was from the boat dock. Here is the matching pic towards the Inn side. Maybe its just me, but something seems a little off on it though.


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    Here is another "BW in the background" pic. :)


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  21. TaraPA

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

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    Love the pics psac!

    Just posting to bump thread up & see my ticker.....:flower3:
     
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