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luvpoohandcompany

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Does anyone know how much they charge for the s'mores that they have by the fire pit. I have two 9 year olds who could eat a few. Wondering if it is cheaper to just bring my own stuff. Thanks!! 34 days and counting:fish:
I seem to remember paying around $9/10 for a smores kit back in 2013 It had enough for 4 smores
 

natebenma

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Beach Club Villa vs. Boardwalk Villa Comparison, for Page 1 Post 16

I asked this same question on the Boardwalk thread. For those of you who have stayed in the BCV and the BWV, do you have a preference? I hadn't really considered the BW before because I love having a sandy beach wherever I stay, but after finding out how difficult it is to get a 2BR at BCV during F&W I started looking for other options. Everyone seems to love the BW for location, the slide, and the ambience. The 2BRs are all lock-offs, but other than that and the lack of a beach, (and that scary clown), I am having trouble finding negatives. Not that I want to! I just was wondering if someone who has experienced both could give me their opinions. I will consider myself lucky if I can get either one when the time comes!


I've stayed in a Studio at BCV & a 1BR at BWV. I really think is 6 of one, half dozen of the other.
SAB is the "best" pool on property, but you do have to exit the main area to go to the slide (which I think will be problematic for my family/ages of my kids). I enjoy the lazy river/deep loop in SAB, but that's really just a short fun few minutes for me and a danger to my kids.
I think there is a slight edge on BWV for better access to QS with the Bakery vs. the Marketplace at BC.
BCV is closer to EP, but BWV is closer to DHS so that really equals out.
We need to alter our dates for our August 2016 trip. I'm currently booked at BC, but if I have to end up switching to BW, I really won't mind.
The only thing that I can think of that might be "worse" at BWV is that I'm not sure exactly how the buses are. I know if you stay at BCV the bus goes to YC first, then BC. At BWV, I think it shares with Swalphin, but I'm not sure what the order is.
If you want to add these thoughts to my comparison you may:
I'm noticing how the feature Clown pool is actually at BWV and not BWI.
I was a bit upset to see the reformed BC rooms as looking more "high end hotel" and less "Disney Deluxe", but now that I'm looking at photos of the BWI rooms, I'll take the less magical BC rooms any day! (BWI rooms have dark spindle post bed, green carpet and pink sofa. I'm not really a hotel snob, but YUCK!) Oh well, a gaudy room at Disney is better than sleeping in my own room at home! ;-)

I have stayed in both as well. I agree with a lot of what the PP said.
That said, I prefer the BCV for their proximity to WS in Epcot. We spend a lot of time in Epcot and no where near as much time at DHS.
I agree you can't go wrong with either.
Enjoy

I have stayed at both. I will stay at BWV (because I like the Epcot resort area), but only if BCV is not available. For me, it's about the atmosphere. The Beach Club Resort says, "Stay here and relax." The Boardwalk Resort says, "Get out." The reason I feel that way about the Boardwalk Resort is:

(1) You have to exit the hotel and go down to the Boardwalk itself to get to the gift shop and restaurants; at Beach Club the gift shop and restaurants are within the hotel.

(2) Beach Club has many places to relax in addition to the lobby, such as the two rooms (whose names I can never remember) off the BCV lobby and the Solarium (when not being used for Tea). Boardwalk has no such places other than the lobby.

(3) The BCV quiet pool is lovely. The BWV quiet pool is not lovely.

(4) BoardWalk Resort has a reputation for calling your room early on the morning of your departure day, to make sure you are up and leave on time. You might think you have paid to be undisturbed in your room until check out time; hotel management thinks otherwise.

(5) Also, on a hot, sunny day, the walk between BCV and Epcot is much more pleasant than the walk between BWV and Epcot. The sun really beats off that boardwalk.

(6) My personal experience has been that my BCV room is sometimes available before the designated check-in time. My BWV room is never available until after the designated check-in time, sometimes 90 minutes after.
 

MaC410

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So my honeymoon is officially only one week away! Everything is set and ready to go and the packing has begun! I have one last question that I probably should have asked earlier but it wasn't a top concern. How do they go about assigning guests rooms with king beds? Obviously since it will just be the two of us we wont need two beds in the room and while it's not a necessity it would be nice to get a king bed. Was I supposed to ask for this earlier in my booking somehow? Do you request it when you check in?
 
  • Cluelyss

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    So my honeymoon is officially only one week away! Everything is set and ready to go and the packing has begun! I have one last question that I probably should have asked earlier but it wasn't a top concern. How do they go about assigning guests rooms with king beds? Obviously since it will just be the two of us we wont need two beds in the room and while it's not a necessity it would be nice to get a king bed. Was I supposed to ask for this earlier in my booking somehow? Do you request it when you check in?
    Call the resort and have it added to your reservation ASAP (number in 1st post). Rooms are assigned 3-4 days out, so you still have time! And upon checkin, ask if your room does, in fact, have a king, and if not, ask if there are any available that do. They will always try to accommodate you if possible. Have a great trip!!!
     

    gottalovepluto

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    Are the smores and campfire really just a kids activity? We're in our mid 20s and would love to do smores on our trip but I totally get it if it's a kids activity.
     

    natebenma

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    Are the smores and campfire really just a kids activity? We're in our mid 20s and would love to do smores on our trip but I totally get it if it's a kids activity.
    Everyone is a kid while at Disney, right? ::MickeyMo

    I have not done this, but there are families, with adults who are toasting marshmallows. I don't see anything wrong with you joining in on the fun.

    :thumbsup2
     

    busymommy2pink

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    Well we were pixie dusted a little bit! We had sent an email to guest services about our less than stellar familymoon experience. We didn't expect anything at all, just wanted to let Disney know there were a few things that should probably be looked at. After all, if you don't say anything, they'll never know right? Anyways, I got a lovely letter from them saying they are so sorry and would love to offer us 2 nights free at any deluxe of our choice and a $200 gift card. I am blown away!!! Disney has definitely shown our family that famous customer service that keeps us coming back.

    So we did tweak our holiday dates. We've always wanted to sample the monorail resorts, but didn't want to pay more and not be at our favourite, beach club. So we are now arrive Mother's Day weekend 2017 (May13-15) and will be spending those days taking in the resort at grand Floridian, no parks. Then moving over to beach club to start our parks trip for our usual 8 nights! So May 15-23. I'm so excited!! We thought about using it to reduce our cost for our trip, but then figured, what the heck, we have the trip budgeted for, let's add those two days instead ;).
     
  • mommyrosa2

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    In our quest to try all the deluxe resorts (and thanks to a wonderful TA discount), we decided to do a split stay this summer.

    Dee...please adjust our dates on the BOG list when you can. We will now be at the BC from 8/10-8/15, then we visit the "creepy clown" across the way for the remainder of our trip :).
     
  • DevonsDisneyMom

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    Ok so just to confirm the renovated studios at BCV can now sleep 5? They will now have a regular bed, couch bed and murphy pull down bed? Just wondering as its myself, DS14 and my sister in law and if we could all have our own beds that would be amazing! If this is the case, should I call and request a refurbed room? Or what are your suggestions on what/how to request? We are only staying in the villas for 1 might before switching over to BC.
     

    Wood Nymph

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    Ok so just to confirm the renovated studios at BCV can now sleep 5? They will now have a regular bed, couch bed and murphy pull down bed? Just wondering as its myself, DS14 and my sister in law and if we could all have our own beds that would be amazing! If this is the case, should I call and request a refurbed room? Or what are your suggestions on what/how to request? We are only staying in the villas for 1 might before switching over to BC.
    Original answer deleted ;)
     
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    Hopefully

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    Will you be getting a cash reservation through Disney or will it you be buying points? Disney won't let you book a room if it doesn't have a bed for everyone. So if you are booking through Disney they will have to give you a refurbed studio.
    I don't think that is correct. A non refurbed studio sleeps 4. 2 on queen bed, 2 on sleeper sofa. I get that isn't what the poster wants, but they only have 3 & will fit in the old studio.
     

    Wood Nymph

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    I don't think that is correct. A non refurbed studio sleeps 4. 2 on queen bed, 2 on sleeper sofa. I get that isn't what the poster wants, but they only have 3 & will fit in the old studio.
    I didn't notice that. I don't know what I was thinking. That's for the correction. :)
     

    bookbabe626

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    So my honeymoon is officially only one week away! Everything is set and ready to go and the packing has begun! I have one last question that I probably should have asked earlier but it wasn't a top concern. How do they go about assigning guests rooms with king beds? Obviously since it will just be the two of us we wont need two beds in the room and while it's not a necessity it would be nice to get a king bed. Was I supposed to ask for this earlier in my booking somehow? Do you request it when you check in?
    As Cluelyss said, call and add it right away. I'd phrase it "king bed please - honeymoon" to make sure they know why. :-)
     

    momtwoboys

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    anyone that has booked with a magical vacations.... how much did you save off rack rate? and if you prefer to PM me you can. We are staying in a DVC studio this april and was thinking ahead to next april and wondering what deals I could score for a regular room at BC!
     

    mommyrosa2

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    anyone that has booked with a magical vacations.... how much did you save off rack rate? and if you prefer to PM me you can. We are staying in a DVC studio this april and was thinking ahead to next april and wondering what deals I could score for a regular room at BC!
    I sent you a message
     

    tinkerbella16

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    Be warned! Once you stay there you are spoiled for life! In 2014 we just thought we'd "treat" ourselves to one stay at BC.........Ha! Like having ONE potato chip!!
    Haha this is what I'm afraid of! We usually always stay at POR, but decided to try something new this trip. Oh boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

    momtwoboys

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    anyone staying at Beach club this april and scored a deal with Magical vacations? I am just so hopeful we will love it just a little over a week! we will ask for and wait for a new room if we have to!
     


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