I just returned from my first stay at BWI/BWV and absolutely loved it!!! The location and vibe could not be beat! We have stayed at BCV, AKV Kidani & Jambo, BLT, spent time at SSR with friends, but don't miss staying at this resort!
We stayed in a studio and it was very spacious, especially after we had just spent four nights at Pop! We had a small daybed where I would have thought a desk might go, which was the perfect size for DS and he was happy to not share a bed with his DSis. We had a rather large balcony compared to some of the others near us, but even those had ample space for the two chairs and table. One word of caution, be very careful on your room requests and I did my research. I asked for Village Green and close to elevators. The hallways are really long and there is only one set of elevators, so if you are on the top floor, watch out! We got our requests and we were close to everything! We could also see the top of Wishes from our balcony from the 4th floor. I think that was DS's favorite part of the day.
As I had read, the CS choices are very limited but we ate breakfast in the room most mornings but I can see why BW Bakery is a favorite. We could get pizza and use our CS credits from the take out window by Kouzzina when we were at the resort during the afternoon. We didn't eat at any of the TS locations at BW, but very convenient to EP and the BC.
The real hidden gem was the quiet pool and Community Hall. I loved that they were together so my kids could go back and forth. I never saw more than 10 people at the pool. Everyone was fighting for space in and outside of the main pool. The quiet pool was awesome for the kids when they really didn't want the slide anymore but they still wanted to swim. The pool was rather small but it really didn't matter at all for us. The staff at the CH was awesome and I know my kids absolutely adored them!
If you ever have a chance to stay at BWV, don't pass it up!!!!!!!! We have our next DVC already planned but I am really looking forward to planning another BWV vacation.