We returned last night from our week at Disney (myself, DD15 and DF16) - so depressed to be back to the real world. The weather was beautiful every day - the best we've ever had! Magical Express was great - arrived at SSR less than one hour after landing in Orlando. Return was great, too - but they didn't have the movie monitors on and a few kids could have used them! SSR Studio- Tuesday, 3/28-Sun. 4/2 They had a studio ready for us in Congress Park and also offered us one in the Springs if we wanted to wait as they were aware we didn't have a car. We chose Congress Park and had a view of Downtown Disney and the quiet pool This is the nicest quiet pool I've seen yet at the DVC resorts. The view is great. Things I liked about SSR: -Artists Palette had a nice selection of food for both the teens and myself -The view from our room -The quiet pool at Congress Park - the main pool was nice but too crowded for us -Great bus service (never waited long) -Quiet - never heard anything once we were in our room Things I didn't like: -If you're in Congress Park the walk to the main bldg. is through parking lots and roads. -The place will be HUGE when complete and there doesn't seem to be enough common areas to accomodate this. Also, the common areas didn't seem very inviting. -Looked at a Grand Villa - only 1 balcony that holds 2-3 people - what's with that? There should be at least 2+ balconies - it sleeps 12! -2 bedrooms also only have 2 balconies instead of the 3 at other DVC resorts. -Many views are directly over parking lots or roads. Sorry, I would be upset if I waited a year to come to Disney and looked at a parking lot. They should change the point structure to standard for these views. -Store and eating area is only open until 10 pm instead of 11 pm like other resorts - this should really be changed. If you want a snack, mug refill, movie, etc. you should be able to get one after the parks close. -Saw one internal bus the whole time - a street car or small bus would be more in order than one of the large buses to get around internally. BCV 1 bedroom - Sunday 4/2-Tues. 4/4 We then moved for 2 nights to BCV in a one 1 bedroom. Had bell services move our luggage which was great. We took the bus to Downtown Disney and then a bus to Beach Club - never again! It took well over 1 hour. The bus stopped at PI, Typhoon Lagoon, Swan, Dolphin, Yacht Club and he hit every red light. We will take a cab next time. Checked in at Beach Club and the CM stated our room wasn't ready. Another CM man stepped in and started goofing around with the computer and stated we could get a room right now. I said that was great as long as it wasn't over a road. The first CM seemed very annoyed with him. We walked in and the girls were thrilled we had a 1 bedroom (it was a surprise) but there we were right over the service road. I called the front desk and stated we'd rather have the original room. I'm a view person and even the worst view rooms at BWV are better than this - the point structure should be lower for these rooms. When our room was ready it was to the side of the quiet pool and looking toward the entrance - much better! Things I liked about BCV: -It was close to our home BWV so I could visit -Loved the store and refillable mug area (they need this at BWV!) -Common areas are beautiful and relaxing -Really close to Epcot! -Nice quiet pool Things I didn't like: -It was noisy - could hear toilets flush in other rooms and lots of hallway noise. We've never had this problem at BWV. A baby was crying one night from 2-4 a.m. and it sounded like it was in our room! -I would be disappointed in some of the views - they should be lower point values. Stormalong Bay was okay but just too crowded for us, we preferred the quiet pool. One big disappointment and rant - After waiting a year I finally got to ride Soarin'. We got a fast pass and returned 2 hours later. I sat next to a little girl but she was really terrified and screamed the entire time (she was screaming before she got on the ride!). I loved the ride but it was ruined for me. We couldn't go again as all fast passes were gone and it was our last day. WHY would you put your kid on a ride like this if they were so terrified (also, why wasn't she between the two parents)? Parents, if your kid is terrified please don't put them on a Fast Pass ride (or any ride) next to someone else. I'm sure this little girl had nightmares....I felt sorry for her and me! At least I know I'll be back someday. All in all a great trip! We liked both SSR and BCV. I prefer the Epcot resorts but the teens liked SSR and BCV equally - they preferred the pool at Congress Park and we all liked the walk to Downtown Disney. SSR has some growing up to do. The landscaping will be lovely when it matures. I am concerned that it is almost half of all DVC resort rooms. I think it will be difficult to get rooms in the preferred areas of SSR when it is complete and also to get rooms at other DVC's outside of the 7 month window. I hope DVC has plans to make this a true destination resort by adding things that will attract people - such as mini-golf, snack areas by the quiet pools, etc., more common areas. Sorry this is so long.... we had a great time and I wish we were still there!