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Old 03-08-2013, 12:12 PM   #16
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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 03-08-2013, 12:23 PM   #17
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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?
Boy, I hope it's worth it -- I just booked YC for a trip in June.

Seriously, we stayed at BWI last year and found it well worth the price. The convenience alone is a HUGE benefit. We're trying YC this time because we ultimately prefer a resort with everything under one roof (shops & restaurants at BWI are out on the Boardwalk).

Oh! And I *always* book with a discount. This time I booked with a 30% off Disney Visa rate, but I'm hoping a FL resident rate will come out that's a bit higher (35% at least). Probably wouldn't be worth it to me without a discount.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:27 PM   #18
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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 03-08-2013, 02:34 PM   #19
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We stayed there for the first time this past December, and yes, I'd say it's well worth it especially that time of the year. It was super easy to go back and forth to Epcot for the Candlelight Processional, boat to DHS for the Osbourne Lights, see the Christmas decorations at the surrounding resorts. We also took the monorail over to the MK resorts to see their decorations.

We love Epcot and all the restaurants, so it was great to be so close by.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:45 PM   #21
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YC is my favorite Disney hotel so far. We've stayed at YC, WL, POR, POFQ, CSR, ASMu (FS), and Pop. We are trying BC and BWI this year, and I expect they will be pretty equal to YC.

I know YC is expensive, but for me it is totally worth it. I love walking to Epcot, my favorite park. Stormalong Bay is a hit with my whole family. I really love the decor of the rooms, too. I say no to a lot of things all year to afford my trip, and I want to love my hotel while I'm there. After 11 trips to the World, I spend almost as much time at the resort as I do at the parks, so how I feel about the resort matters.....it isn't just a place to shower and sleep for me.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #22
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We just got back from our first stay at the BC a week ago and it was like a dream. I am pinching myself still wondering if it really happened! We loved everything about it. Even though we couldn't use the pool that much because of the cool weather, it was still fantastic. The location, the atmosphere, the boardwalk, everything was perfect for us.

That said, we did get a 35% discount on the room only. I don't know that we could afford it (or if we could I would have a hard time swallowing that price) if we had to pay full price. We walked through the Swan and Dolphin while we were there, and I hated the feel of them. That's just my opinion of course, but I thought it was tacky and had a business-like feel. Wouldn't want to stay there.
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And we also got lucky in December, we had a couple of hot days 84 and 85 degrees to use the pool.
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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 03-09-2013, 07:17 AM   #25
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Hurricane Hanna's is poolside and it serves food and all kinds of beverages, with and without alcohol.
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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?
The pool bar is Hurricane Hannah's and it serves food as well. You can find out more about the Beach Club, see plenty of pictures of everything, including the pool bar, and ask more questions in this thread:

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It definitely was not a fit for us. I grew up always staying on the monorail and I felt removed from Disney at BC. The room was a huge let down with no balcony and a view of a tiny courtyard. This was over $450.00 a night (Spring Break). The store was small with a super-limited selection of food and gifts (I am comparing it to the numerous shops at the Poly and dedicated quick service restaurant). I am totally in the minority, but Stormalong Bay was not great either. It was so crowded that we had the last two chairs in the back, so far from the massive pool, making it tough to keep an eye on our kids (9 and 7). I hated the feel of sand on the bottom of the pool. Beaches and Cream was so expensive and really not good (except dessert!). So, I know we are in the minority on here, but I will never stay here again. The experience and ambiance of the Poly or GF of even WL plus their convenience to the monorail/boat system just makes those much more "Disney" to us.
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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?
The Epcot resorts are great if you will be spending alot of time at Epcot and DHS as you can't beat being within walking distance to both parks. The year we stayed at the BC was in December and the resort was beautifully decorated (as are all of the resorts, IMO). We haven't stayed at the YC, but have visited many times over the years and although both resorts are very kid friendly, the YC seems a little quieter to me. Also, if a balcony is important to you, you might want to go with the YC as all rooms there come with a balcony, whereas only some rooms at the BC have a full balcony while the rest have a standing Juliet balcony. Good luck.

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There is a food court it is located next to the gift shop.
The Marketplace offers quick grab-n-go items, but is not equivalent to a "food court" like that found at the values and moderates. It also does not have the variety, IMO, like the variety offered at the other deluxe resorts.

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we found the CS location to be extremely lacking.
We feel the same way.
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It definitely was not a fit for us. I grew up always staying on the monorail and I felt removed from Disney at BC. The room was a huge let down with no balcony and a view of a tiny courtyard. This was over $450.00 a night (Spring Break). The store was small with a super-limited selection of food and gifts (I am comparing it to the numerous shops at the Poly and dedicated quick service restaurant). I am totally in the minority, but Stormalong Bay was not great either. It was so crowded that we had the last two chairs in the back, so far from the massive pool, making it tough to keep an eye on our kids (9 and 7). I hated the feel of sand on the bottom of the pool. Beaches and Cream was so expensive and really not good (except dessert!). So, I know we are in the minority on here, but I will never stay here again. The experience and ambiance of the Poly or GF of even WL plus their convenience to the monorail/boat system just makes those much more "Disney" to us.
Ouch. At $450/night, I'm not sure anything would live up to my expectations.

We have a YC CL for April for $338/night, definitely the most I've spent for a room at Disney, but at least we'll get the balcony and the nice CL treats.

OP, I'll let you know when I get back if I thought it was worth it, but I truly think it will be!
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:08 AM   #30
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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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