Disney's BOARDWALK INN and VILLAS Information and Questions Thread

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  1. paqutte25

    paqutte25 member since 2001

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    Staying at BW Inn for first time as last minute vacation this weekend. First trip in 17 years of Disney without kids. Only available room was a standard room ( entire resort seems to be sold out ). Young couple who just need quiet room after the days events. I know requests are just that but, is there any request I could put in ( King bed, upper floor, quiet area ) that might be fulfilled?
    Thanks
     
  2. red712371

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    The perfect room is so subjective, but a couple of years ago, we were in 4308. End room, supremely quiet, nice view and a king bed. Always put your most important request first.
     
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  4. NH-to-FL

    NH-to-FL DIS Veteran

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    DW and I have had many wonderful visits to the BWI in standard rooms.

    If you want a king bed I would definitely make that your number one request as, if memory serves, most of the standard rooms have two queens.

    We almost always ended up in a room with a nice quiet view of the garden courtyard, fountain, or quiet pool. Once we got a view that looked out over the meeting center roof. In the beginning we requested an Epcot view and were rewarded with views of the Eiffel Tower or Spaceship Earth in the background. And a nice view of the higher Illumination fireworks.
    Wishing you a pixiedust: visit!
     
  5. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

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    Glad you had a great trip :).

    Hope you have a great time and enjoy BWI :wizard:.
     
  6. Linleedo

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    Are any of the holiday decorations up at the Boardwalk Inn yet?
     
  7. SweetSerenity

    SweetSerenity Thank you evenin' star!

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    I'm here now and have not seen any at the resort.
     
  8. Linleedo

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    Thank you!
     
  9. Farro

    Farro It's a pasta! It's a grain! What?

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    Hi all! I tried searching but I didn't see it, sorry as I'm sure this is a repeat question:

    Does Boardwalk share buses with Swan/Dolphin?
     
  10. SweetSerenity

    SweetSerenity Thank you evenin' star!

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    During our trip this week, we shared buses once and that was only because it was late at night and very few people left to board. Otherwise, our buses were dedicated to boardwalk
     
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  11. QueenElinor

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

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    I haven't stayed at BWI before but have heard from multiple sources that the bus service is unreliable. Did you find that not to be the case? I had basically decided to bypass the bus system in the morning because of this, but maybe my info is just old and things have changed.
     
  12. AngiTN

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    Sometimes. Depends on the destination and the time
    They pretty much always share to from DS
    They rarely share to from the parks except for off times when they may.
    No matter if they do share you can always up off at Swan/Dolphin, whichever is first stop, and walk over. If BWI isn't first
     
  13. AngiTN

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    The BW bus service is no more or no less reliable than every other resort. They are all hit and miss and purely based on how lucky or unlucky your timing happens to be
     
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  14. feet1

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    Packing now for our trip tomorrow morning!!! Quick question...we are staying in a studio at BWV. Do they have bowls and spoons in the room or is that just the larger villa rooms? Wondering if I need to pack two bowls and spoons for my husband and myself for quick cereal in the room. Thank you!!
     
  15. Tess

    Tess DIS Veteran - 1997

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    Paper bowls and plastic spoons in the room along with luncheon sized plates, glass coffee mugs and glasses. The bowls are perfect for cereal, soup, etc. We actually had sturdy paper coffee cups and lids as well although we brought our own. Utensils are all plastic and a can opener. Paper towel, dish soap and a dish sponge and towel too!
     
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  16. feet1

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    Thank you!!!
     
  17. Best Aunt

    Best Aunt "That's the best-est present ever!"

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    I have found that sometimes the studios don't have what they are supposed to have. If you will need bowls and spoons for cereal, I suggest that you look in the cupboards as soon as you get in the room, so that if something is missing, you can call housekeeping to request it.

    You don't want to start your first full day by waking up and realizing that you don't have what you need to eat breakfast.
     
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  18. SweetSerenity

    SweetSerenity Thank you evenin' star!

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    I've only stayed at BWI once so the only experience I have is from these past 10 days, but I did not have any issues with the bus service. I think the longest wait we had was about 20 minutes for MK, but the bus had just left by the time we got to the transportation hub so we had to wait the full cycle for it to come back. Of course, we only used the buses for AK and MK as we drove ourselves to DS.
     
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