Illuminations view from Boardwalk

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  1. Disbound

    Disbound Mouseketeer

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    we have reserved a Boardwalk View room for our next trip. Is it possible to see Illuminations from the room's balcony if we are on an upper floor?
     
  2. Missyrose

    Missyrose DIS Veteran

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    Are you talking a BW view villa? We had a second-floor BW view villa and we could see the higher fireworks from Illuminations. Our favorite spot to watch the fireworks from the resort was on the benches outside Jellyrolls, I think it had a better view than the bridge between BW and Epcot.
     
  3. TBdisneyMC

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    I don't believe so. With a boardwalk view, the only rooms with a chance would be on the Villa side (I think, based on maps). We were in a standard view room, looking into the courtyard, facing Epcot (we could see the Eiffel Tower.) We could only see the higher fireworks and we were on one of the higher floors.
     
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  5. Disbound

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    Yes we booked a Villa.
     
  6. Yellosno

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    I was wondering this myself as I have a villa booked in August!
     
  7. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt,vwl,bwv

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    did not know this - thanks?

    have watched wishes from the bench kinda of near the boats - the fireworks are between YC and BC - really a little closer to BC.

    to the OP - yes you should be able to see them. once you are in your room - look outside if you can see Spaceship earth (it is pretty big) then you should be able to see the fireworks
     
  8. J&J

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    No a lot of rooms no. Bwv only the preferred boardwalk view an you see the fireworks. You must asked fr this when booking or call and ask.
     
  9. ksu93

    ksu93 Earning My Ears

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    We've stayed at BW about 22 times both in the villas and in concierge level and only once (at the concierge level) was I ever able to even catch a glimpse of the fireworks. At BW you can't even see the fireworks from the boardwalk! (except way down at jellyrolls). So much of Illuminations needs to be seen from up close that we usually make the short stroll over to world show case to see it. Usually from a patio table at The Rose And Crown!
     
  10. Disbound

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    I am unclear as to which end of boardwalk the villas are on. Facing the building, are the villas on the left end?
     
  11. DebbieB

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    If you are on the boardwalk facing the building, the inn is on the left and is all white, the villas are on the right and are various colors.

    Inn:

    http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/showphoto.php/photo/46492/title/boarwalk-resort-056/cat/990

    Villas:

    http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/showphoto.php/photo/46468/title/boarwalk-resort-0321/cat/990

    You can see the fireworks from most boardwalk view villas and some standard view facing the driveway. I'm not sure about the inn, some in the courtyard area might have a glimpse.

    On this map, the inn is on the right and the villas on the left:

    http://www.wdwinfo.com/resortmaps/boardwalk.htm
     
  12. Disbound

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    Got it now! Thankyou!
     
  13. sharadoc

    sharadoc Visit WDW since '86, driving since '94.

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    The easiest way to remember is that the Inn is White and the Villas are colors.
     

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