Disney's BOARDWALK INN and VILLAS Information and Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by WDWKOOK, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. preemiemama

    preemiemama DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,089
    For the DP, you should be just fine since it's supposed to start on your BWV check in day. We've done split stays with 2 DDPs and we had to use up all the credits on the first before switching to the second. You only have one plan so you should be fine.

    I'd recommend checking out at the desk at POR. They can call BWV and let them know you are coming. It probably won't get you a room any earlier, but it should help make things smoother. They should also be able to verify that the DDP is active and ready to be used.
     
    catfan98 likes this.
  2. ksromack

    ksromack DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012
    Messages:
    2,706
    We just stayed non-club level on the Inn side......on the 4th floor. It was supposed to be "garden view" but we actually overlooked part of the Boardwalk. The garden view we had was where they set up the blow up movie screen. In any case, they did not have Keurigs in our room......we had the standard 2 cup pod coffee machines in our room. The only Keurig we saw was when we checked into the Grand Floridian for one night at the end of our trip.
     
    VAfamily1998 likes this.
  3. Avatar

    Advertisement


  4. Linleedo

    Linleedo DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    849
    Thanks for checking it out.
     
    ksromack likes this.
  5. catfan98

    catfan98 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Messages:
    602
    Does anyone know if the BW gift shop sells distilled water? My husband uses a Cpap machine and is supposed to use distilled water in it.
     
  6. CarolynFH

    CarolynFH DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2000
    Messages:
    2,648
    You can get it at the Screen Door on the Boardwalk (not at the gift shop off the lobby).
     
    catfan98 likes this.
  7. snappy

    snappy Survivor

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2002
    Messages:
    7,450
    We have bought it here if we don’t drive offsite to pick up groceries the day is check in.
     
    catfan98 likes this.
  8. francie

    francie DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Messages:
    531
    Hello, for anyone who has recently taken the boat from bwi to the studios, do you know if the studios boat dock is located in the same spot since the new construction? Once you gt off the boat, is the walk the same as it was before the construction to the entrance of the studios from the dock? Tia
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2018
  9. snappy

    snappy Survivor

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2002
    Messages:
    7,450
    Used boat to get to HS at least 4 times earlier in October. Same exact location
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2018
  10. AngiTN

    AngiTN DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    22,332
    Only thing changed about the boats right now are the numbers using it. So many are scared off from walking after reading the blogs and other posts talking about how horrific the walk is now the numbers riding are significantly higher. Instead, they opt to stand and wait, many in the heat as the cover is not that long, 30+ min for a boat, often times needing 2 boat cycles to get on. Compared to a walk that takes at the most 20 min.
     
    need2travel and Tess like this.
  11. Dug720

    Dug720 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    15,924
    Just switched over to a Standard Room at BWI for my one night pre-cruise in Feb (was in AOA)! It’s pricier, yes, but since my plan is Epcot all day - Festival of the Arts and gotta get an Illuminations viewing in since no one knows what “late summer” means to Disney (my flight is scheduled to land around 9:30am) it just makes sense to stay in an Epcot-area resort. Getting a Bon Voyage Breakfast ADR just sealed the deal.

    Super excited for my first stay here!
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2018
  12. francie

    francie DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Messages:
    531
    Thanks, angi!
     
  13. gometros

    gometros <font color=teal>WDWWDS Chief Weapons Inspector an

    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Messages:
    7,980
    I assume you needing leaving DHS. We were on line where it extended out of the cover sheet it turned and I'd say 20 people more and we still made it on first time.
     
  14. QueenElinor

    QueenElinor It's not my fault they're all redheads.

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    645
    They're gonna need a bigger boat.
     
    need2travel likes this.
  15. AngiTN

    AngiTN DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    22,332
    That's shorter than any line I saw during our two trips since the closure. It went well past the benches up the hill
    Still takes less time to walk even if you get on the boat
     
  16. disneyfan123

    disneyfan123 <font color=magenta>He got my hubbies steak once<b

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    411
    Just checked out of our studio villa today, and very sad to leave! BWI is great, I would definitely stay again. The location is tough to beat (although we've never stayed at a monorail hotel), the boardwalk was great, and the community hall was a favourite with the kids (along with the pool). One staff member in particular that worked the hall, Noah, was fantastic and made the stay much more magical! This was the third DVC room we've had and it's my favourite by far (AKL and SSR are the others).

    I loved being able to walk to both Epcot and HS, as it made transportation so much easier.
     
  17. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2000
    Messages:
    53,000
    If you were in a studio villa, you stayed at BWVillas, not BWInn. The Inn is all hotel rooms.
     
    Denise W, mlittig and DVC4US like this.
  18. Dizzytime

    Dizzytime DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,133
    Really glad to hear it. To me, terms like BWI/BWV can be confusing, but you made a special trip to stay there and it sounds like it was magical. We've stayed at AKL and think it's wonderful, too, but like the Epcot resorts so much that we've been doing a split say AKL and Beach Club. LOVE the easy excess to World Showcase/ Epcot!

    Glad you had a great stay, disneyfan123!!!
     
  19. Linleedo

    Linleedo DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    849
    When staying at the Boardwalk Inn, where are the closest locations to purchase refilllable mugs and get coffee in the morning? Thanks for your help.
     
  20. AngiTN

    AngiTN DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    22,332
    You purchase them at the Boardwalk Bakery. Can refill them there, at Bellvue Lounge off the lobby or at the Pool bar, Leaping something or other.
     
    Linleedo likes this.
  21. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Messages:
    18,616
    Leaping Horse Libations.
     
    AngiTN, Linleedo and snappy like this.

Share This Page