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Old 02-13-2013, 04:48 PM   #3106
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I'm sure this has been answered, but couldn't find it. I am staying CL Deluxe room in March Went to online check in and my only options for locations were ground floor or close to transportation. However, what I really want is a balcony. I did make this request months ago when I called IPO and they said they would make a note of it. A few weeks ago, I looked at my reservation and did not see any requests (but did for my longhouse request for the Poly) so I called central reservations and they said they would add my request for a balcony to my reservation. So, my questions are this:
1) Am I worrying for nothing and they have my request, I just can't see it on my online reservation?
2) Is it standard to only be able to request ground floor or close to transportation when doing online check in.

This trip has been planned for so long, I think I am driving myself (and any family member who will listen!) crazy.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can give me their thoughts on this.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:55 PM   #3107
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I'm sure this has been answered, but couldn't find it. I am staying CL Deluxe room in March Went to online check in and my only options for locations were ground floor or close to transportation. However, what I really want is a balcony. I did make this request months ago when I called IPO and they said they would make a note of it. A few weeks ago, I looked at my reservation and did not see any requests (but did for my longhouse request for the Poly) so I called central reservations and they said they would add my request for a balcony to my reservation. So, my questions are this:
1) Am I worrying for nothing and they have my request, I just can't see it on my online reservation?
2) Is it standard to only be able to request ground floor or close to transportation when doing online check in.

This trip has been planned for so long, I think I am driving myself (and any family member who will listen!) crazy.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can give me their thoughts on this.
I told IPO my requests and none were met. You are better of calling a cm and have them add the request to your ressie
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:58 PM   #3108
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I am bumping this question in the hopes that someone has an answer and I can stop having heart palpitations. We are booked YC GV CL in April and I was really, really, really counting on a full balcony. I just love them!! I was all set with my "gazebo view please" request and now I'm wondering if I need to change it to read "full balcony please". I know there are only 5 YC GV CL rooms so I'm in a panic that we're going to end up in the no balcony room.

On a side note, boy this thread moves fast!! I haven't been on since before the blizzard and it took me forever to catch up. We live in central CT and we were one of those towns in the 30+ inches range. Between clearing the driveway, the deck and, yes, the roof...we've been exhausted! But, the kids finally returned to school today and things are getting back to normal! Disney can't come soon enough.
You look like you did hit the jackpot, and not in a good way! Did you lose power at all during the storm?

I checked my notes to see what info I have on the YC CL rooms in GV category. I'm not sure what the classification of 5163 is. The weird thing is, in all of my time on this thread, I have only seen this room mentioned once or twice. I would probably be reporting back if about the lack of balcony if I was assigned to that room at the YC with the expectation of a full balcony. I wonder if this room is not assigned to guests unless necessary (pure speculation on my part)

More speculation by a guest who posted long ago. She thought the YC CL GV rooms were these:

5148
5150
5152
5154

(all are facing gazebo facing away from Epcot, making it difficult to see water too)

5198

(faces away from Epcot and just outside the main lake entrance, but no view of lake from that angle)

No mention of 5163.


Here is the Disney Zone Map:


Disney Zone Archived Room Layout Map for Yacht Club


So all of this info unfortunately doesn't really tell you anything.


My recommendation is to request "Full balcony, please, Gazebo view if possible". I think most of the YC CL GV have the view anyway, so chances are good you would get that without requesting the assignment.

Ask at checkin whether your room has a full balcony. If not, tell the CM that you booked at the YC because you really wanted a full balcony and see if there is a room that you can be reassigned to.

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Old 02-13-2013, 05:14 PM   #3109
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Thanks Dee for your lightening-fast reply! I appreciate the room numbers and the map. I will beg for a full balcony at check-in if I need to.

And, thankfully no, we never lost power. In fact, I was a little sad when the plow finally cleared our street late Sunday night. I was kind of enjoying the snowed-in time with my family. Sometimes it feels good when the world just stops for a bit.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #3110
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I've always gotten a full balcony at yc. Cl and not. You should be fine. I would worry with BC.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:40 PM   #3111
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I was under the impression that nearly all the rooms at YC have full balconies, we didn't even bother to put it in the reservation that we would want one, because I thought it was basically a guarantee. We are staying YC SV CL, is it necessary to put it in our ressie that we want a full balcony? Thanks
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:45 PM   #3112
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I always ask, even when I'm pretty darn sure the answer will be no (like at the pop corn stand at the MK). I then had great fun asking all the cashiers if they took TIW, even if I was buying a pin or something obviously not food. Usually, they got the joke and laughed a little. Between my Annual Pass discount, my Disney Visa and my TIW discounts I would tell the cashiers surely they accepted ONE of them!

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #3113
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I was under the impression that nearly all the rooms at YC have full balconies, we didn't even bother to put it in the reservation that we would want one, because I thought it was basically a guarantee. We are staying YC SV CL, is it necessary to put it in our ressie that we want a full balcony? Thanks
Yes, nearly all rooms at YC have full balconies. As far as I know, there is just that one room at club level (out of around 70 rooms) and very few, if any in the regular non-CL rooms. And although we don't know if room 5163 is WV or GV, pretty sure it is not SV.

I don't think you need to specify full balcony, but if by some remote chance you do get that room, politely ask if you may be switched to another room.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:10 PM   #3114
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Yes, nearly all rooms at YC have full balconies. As far as I know, there is just that one room at club level (out of around 70 rooms) and very few, if any in the regular non-CL rooms. And although we don't know if room 5163 is WV or GV, pretty sure it is not SV.

I don't think you need to specify full balcony, but if by some remote chance you do get that room, politely ask if you may be switched to another room.
Thank you. I guess I'll be aware of the room # at arrival!
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:41 PM   #3115
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I keep hearing about the distance between the parks, and quite honestly it does concern me a bit, especially since we won't have a car. I went ahead and purchased parkhoppers because Epcot is walkable from BC. Since Epcot is so different from DL I have a feeling we will spend the majority of our time there.
We also purchased hoppers for the same reason. We stayed at YC on our last trip too and wound up heading to Epcot many evenings even when we had been to other parks in the morning. As for the transportation, we used Disney transportation except for our dinner at Hoop de Doo (took a cab) and we really had few issues. As long as you are putting travel time in your plan, you should be good. The only challenge we had was leaving MK after fireworks and then we had to wait for the third bus before getting on. It is very different from DL, but not terribly hard to plan for on the whole, in my experience.

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:43 PM   #3116
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Is there some advantage to a gazebo view room at YC? Can you see the water from those rooms, or is it just a prettier garden view than others?
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:14 PM   #3117
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Club Level Question: Do the breakfast hours vary with EMH park openings, or does it pretty much always open at 7:00?
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:11 PM   #3118
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Regarding the dining plan...


We have been having trouble deciding if we should go for it or not, so I've been reading a lot on the dining plan boards. Today I saw this link. Someone created a calculator! It is really fantastic.

If you want to download the calculator, I recommend you use Firefox or Chrome to go to the website. I had some trouble with IE.

The video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jMDg...456VJg&index=1

The website with the file is here: http:/www.seeyareelsoon.wix.com/seeyareelsoon
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:18 PM   #3119
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I did not realize that you get a reminder for your dining reservations. Do they send you an email or do they call you? For some reason when I make my online dining reservations my home phone number always shows up as the contact number....obviously I won't be home! I have manually changed the number to my cell.Hopefully that will work. For some reason I thought dining had to be cancelled 24 hours in advance...am I wrong? That would be so cool if I could cancel it several hours before if I wasn't in the mood for a huge meal that evening.
I received the reminders via email, the same email address that Disney uses for confirmations. They came more than 24 hours ahead of time. The reservation that I cancelled wasn't one of the reservations that required a credit card to hold it.
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Club Level Question: Do the breakfast hours vary with EMH park openings, or does it pretty much always open at 7:00?
In my experience, the club level hours do not vary and are not at all related to EMH.
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