Wow, what a trip!
We celebrated our 20th anniversary as well as Christmas, we got out of NJ before the blizzard hit, and we had a near-perfect week of low crowds. What more can you ask for?
This one was really special for a zillion reasons, and I will share as many as I can in this TR. Bear with me on the posting of pics, as my computer is not cooperating with me or my camera!
OK, let’s start with a few lessons learned: first, always rent a car, even when staying on property; always book a two-bedroom villa and then downsize later if you need to; and finally yes, two lapu lapus are plenty.
OK, on with the TR:
We took a limo to the airport, which meant we were driving on the Garden State Parkway in near whiteout conditions. I mean, it was snowing hard. We were absolutely certain that we’d be getting to the airport only to be turned away. Bizarrely, the skies cleared long enough for our flight to get out on time! Bizarre because the next JetBlue flights were postponed 120 minutes! Whew!
When we got to Orlando, we found the ME desk quickly and boarded a bus that was ready to leave immediately. BWV was the second stop, after CBR, and it was such a rush to see that beautiful lobby, the most beautiful in all of WDW, and know that we were actually going to be checking in there as DVC members!
The Christmas decorations at BWV are so incredible, and they are like what I’ve always dreamed my own little house might look like someday – ha! The gingerbread house is a gazebo with Donald and Daisy and a train that goes around, in addition to the incredible trees and garlands!
They gave us room 4129, which is [B]278 steps from the elevators… that’s right, count them yourselves… 278[/B]!!! However, we have stayed in rooms in that wing before, so we knew the drill, and we also knew that those rooms have the most incredible views EVER!