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Old 03-08-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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Question Is the Yatch or BEach club really worth it??

DH and I have talked about staying at the Yatch or Beach club for our upcoming trip in Dec. I started pricing it out.... WOW is all I can say.
We love Epcot and find our way over there almost every night during our trips. This is one of the reason we would love to stay there, so we just could walk back in the evening, really nice stroll. What other great benfits are there to staying at either resorts.

I just don't know if I can justify the cost?
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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If the weather is warm, the pool area at YC/BC is awesome! We went in July 2 years ago, and spent most of our days there--going to parks early am and in the evening.

We've been in December before, and the weather was rather chilly, so don't know if it would be worth it then. It is an easy walk to Epcot, but there is no food court. Don't know if that's important to you.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:22 PM   #3
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If the weather is warm, the pool area at YC/BC is awesome! We went in July 2 years ago, and spent most of our days there--going to parks early am and in the evening.

We've been in December before, and the weather was rather chilly, so don't know if it would be worth it then. It is an easy walk to Epcot, but there is no food court. Don't know if that's important to you.
There is a food court it is located next to the gift shop.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:27 PM   #4
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My family loves YC and BC -- love the area, the pools, and especially the location. December is an unreliable time for swimming, though...

We think being so close to Epcot makes it "worth it" for us -- we tend to spend a number of evenings there, having dinner, wandering around WS, and watching Illuminations. It's just so easy to get there and back from the YC/BC and we appreciate being able to walk over to Epcot whenever we feel like it.

That said, if you want that location but can't get a good "deal" on a room there, you could always check out the S/D (yes, I know it's not Disney, but it does share a similar location).

Worth is relative... we like to stay there but always try to find a good room discount wherever we stay at WDW.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:39 PM   #5
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There is a food court it is located next to the gift shop.
Not really a food court, IMHO. Counter service, yes. Food court compared to moderates and values, no.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #6
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It was worth it for my family. We love Epcot and the ease to just walk there everyday was fantastic. I love the atmosphere and theming at the Beach Club and the pool is great. A couple nights we strolled around the boardwalk it was a great way to wind down. I would definitely go back.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:27 PM   #7
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I'm staying at BC in December and even with a 35% discount, I'm balking at the cost. We previously stayed at YC and BWV for December trips and really like being in that area for the holidays. Lots of things to see in all three lobbies and easy to get to DHS and Epcot for their special events.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:08 AM   #8
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BC totally worth the $$$

Is it worth it? Absolutely yes. I am a big fan of Deluxe resorts- we've spent spring break vacations at each if them, and BC is my favorite. It is the convience: Great location, entertainment on spot, best pool of any resort. I was a safari guide at AK and am fond of AKL, but BC is hands down the place I recommend to friends and family.... Especially if you have kids. We paid more to stay at GF and I really think we had a more enjoyable time at BC.

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Old 03-09-2013, 10:19 AM   #9
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For us it is. We stay there each August. We aren't the type of family to hit the parks from dusk to dawn. We like to hang by the pool and enjoy where we stay. The BC/YC is perfect for someone who travels like we do.

If you want to enjoy your resort and what down time you may have then definitely stay there!

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Also...Beaches N Cream! Awesome!
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:12 PM   #11
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Not really a food court, IMHO. Counter service, yes. Food court compared to moderates and values, no.
We stayed at the BC for the first time last year. While we were impressed overall with the resort, we found the CS location to be extremely lacking. Hopefully they re-think that area in the future. Very limited selection and subpar food. No seating. And the YC doesn't even have one, they share it with the BC.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:11 AM   #12
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Question OP Here :)

Thanks so much for all the imput


I am soooooo leaning towards one of these resorts, CS is not a big issue for us. We have been swimming in dec. before, and its nice to sit out by the pool.

Is there a pool bar?
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #13
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This really is a personal choice, only you and DH know what your definition of "worth" is. You will see post from folks that think $200 more a night is worth it to them for the location, others will say no way. Since there is only the 2 of you, what about a split stay? Also; you can look into renting DVC points, either directly from the owners or from DVC rental sites. Both will help save some $$
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #14
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We are staying at BC in May so I can't say for sure yet, but I think it will be well worth it for us. We have 3 young kids and the back and forth on the buses was a pain when it was just one. So I love that we'll be able to walk to two of the parks and take the monorail from Epcot to MK or back if we want. And having the entertainment of the Boardwalk I think is another great perk. People seem to really love the pool although I'm not much of a swimmer myself so that doesn't really excite me.

I agree if it's just the two of you and you are concerned about cost but want to try it out go with a split stay.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:59 AM   #15
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If it's the location you want, not the pool or other YC-specific features, price the Dolphin and Swan. Depending on season and whether you qualify for senior/teacher/nurse/etc discounts, they can be much more reasonable. No ME or dining plan, though.
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