On Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 6:09:05 PM UTC-5, Sue/WDW1972 wrote:
> DAY 1 – Thursday 6/30/22
> Who: Sue (63), DVC Member
> Plan: Drive to BLT, Boathouse lunch
> Actual: This morning started with a couple of dental appointments after spending last night with Chris, Amanda & Ari.
My hygienist does xrays AND cleaning, one fewer covid risk contact. I only see the dentist once per year to recoup the savings to make up for a botched root canal and crown retreatment. Cleaning still semiannually.
Pro tip.. if your root canal tooth doesn't hurt skip any recommended retreat which only pays for Root Doctors Porsche.
> With that done I finally got on the road, hoping to make it to my 1:45 lunch at Boathouse in time but prepared to call them if I wasn’t going to make it. Close to Disney traffic on I-4 slowed to a crawl, as it seems to always do. I’d gotten a couple of texts letting me know my room wasn’t ready, but since I’m going to Disney Springs it’s no big deal. Just as I approached the Orange Garage I get a work call – but still managed to take a picture of my level/row sign with my other phone. That’s easier than actually trying to remember where I parked!
I'd leave I-4 around the Beachline (ripoff) tollway and take I-drive or the new parallel road to the west, Dr. Soles Blvd ???
The BLVD runs near Target AND Publix for your booze, snacks and poncho needs. Your time stuck on I.4 can instead go to deciding between muffins and/or scones. This is a newer shopping area and the tackiness of US192 was avoided by the progressive enlightened Orange co. Developers.
> The parking lot was a nightmare – so full! Finally someone pulled out and I got there before anyone else. I made a trip into the resort and waited forever for the elevator, and then it was stifling hot in there and we stopped several times for the other people riding. I’m on the 12th floor, so there are lots of rooms below mine. I get to the door and my magic band doesn’t work. I pulled out the other band and it doesn’t work either. I cursed under my breathe (vehemently) and trudged back to the slow hot elevator and went to the lobby. I heard the story about “you have so many bands” – yes I know, thanks to Disney not allowing us to opt out for a number of years of multiple trips. Most of them have been tagged “inactive” in the system, on the advice of cast members.
Wait till you try and quit the timeshare "club" ;(
> She fixed my bands, I went upstairs and thank goodness they worked! I unloaded what I had with me, took some photos, and then went down to get the suitcase and gallon jug of water from the car. After unpacking everything I headed out to walk around. I couldn’t find an ice machine but asked a bellman walking by and he said they’re only on floor 4, 9 & 14. Wow. Is it too much to have one on each floor??
Mostly a cleaning issue for the ice maker, cough Legionnaire's disease.
> Around 5:30 I went back inside to catch some local news. I think these rooms are due to be refurbished at some point reasonably soon and they need it. They do have plenty of storage, and the kitchenette is a nicer layout than most resorts, but they’ve still got the tiny little tv (32 inches or less). The balconies are nice & big, at least in the rooms facing the outside of the building.
Some resorts need to bolt down the 4 foot tvs.
> Today was partly a great day, but partly very stressful! I hate car issues. Did I mention I had 1-2 indicator lights on for the trip up here but leaving Disney Springs to BLT not a single light came on? I wish I had my monorail/Contemporary view. But, I’m staying in a lovely resort, not going to work in the morning, so I can’t complain. Lunch was great, the cookie looks great (too full to try it) and I’m looking forward to the next few days.
I'd watch the warnings but it's likely an electrical connection issue with the humidity. Autozone can scan the engine for diagnostics codes if they persist for Free or a small fee.
My ABS light intermittently stayed on after start up but went away.