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Old 03-22-2013, 05:02 PM   #1156
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Here is a pic of the safe in the regular BC rooms. They seem to be smaller than the Villas. That is an ipod classic in it for reference.

Same size as the ones in BWI CL rooms. I was able to fit my iPad and my son's Kindle in comfortably inside. The iPad with a cover on it needs to be maneuvered to get it inside, but it does fit.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #1157
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Just changed my May reservation from the Beach Club to the yacht Club. I am a retired cast member and the deal they had was only available at the YC. So, I have to change to a standard view, but I got the DDP and saved $1.303.79!!!!!
My husband is thrilled. Love being retired from Disney.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:22 PM   #1158
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Just changed my May reservation from the Beach Club to the yacht Club. I am a retired cast member and the deal they had was only available at the YC. So, I have to change to a standard view, but I got the DDP and saved $1.303.79!!!!!
My husband is thrilled. Love being retired from Disney.
Congratulations!
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I've been lurking but haven't posted in a long time on this thread. We usually do a split stay between BC/Poly but decided to try the Yacht Club this time since it is a little cheaper. I really love BC and am worried that I made the wrong decision Can you Yacht Club experts reassure me?
My first two trips to the Epcot resorts were BWV and BC. On the third trip I was trying to book BC again but it was not available. The CM at CRO talked me in to trying YC and I've been returning there since. I've still had a few return trips to BC and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again but if I have my first choice, it's YC. I just love it there!! I like the theming of the rooms better, the views and the proximity to the marina and bus stop. I hope you like it as much as I do. . The resorts share so much that you can't go wrong with either.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:02 PM   #1160
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Thanks for the quick reply.... just so I understand, we are NOT using ME on the way down because we are staying offsite for a few days prior to checking in at BC. Only using ME back to the airport on departure day. So, I don't need the green stickers at all?? Then they sent them to me in error?? Just assuming that I was using it on arrival day too??? The kids want to use the address tags to put on luggage today!! To make it official, your saying that its ok to use those, right?? thanks!!!
We fly into Ft Lauderdale first to visit family, so only use DME returning home, and I always get sent the luggage tags. No idea why they send them anyway.
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Just changed my May reservation from the Beach Club to the yacht Club. I am a retired cast member and the deal they had was only available at the YC. So, I have to change to a standard view, but I got the DDP and saved $1.303.79!!!!!
My husband is thrilled. Love being retired from Disney.
congrats. We have a standard YC view booked too, you'll have to post when you get back how you liked it, view, location, etc!!
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #1161
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Thanks again for the pictures. I have revised the info about room safes on the front page. May I include this photo?

BTW- BCV guests- I haven't seen the safes in this configuration before- portrait style rather than landscape. Are all of the BCV safes like this, or do they vary from room to room?

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Absolutely. Please feel free to use anything I post. This is the only BCV villa I've been in so I don't know if there are any differences.
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congrats. We have a standard YC view booked too, you'll have to post when you get back how you liked it, view, location, etc!!
Yes, please, I would love to read all about the YC standard experiences of both of you as we don't go until October (and anyone else reading!). I got a great discount but only standard was possible and, typical for me, I am obsessing about it.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:18 PM   #1163
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another safe photo

Here's another BCV room safe photo, from March 2012:



That's an iPad 2 in there. The red thing behind it is the cover, folded back.

One day we put two iPod Touches in there with the iPad. That was about all we could fit in there.

These photos always make the safe look like a walk-in closet.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:43 PM   #1164
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I'm so excited! We just booked today for my 21st birthday trip!!! We are staying at YC! I just wanted to say thanks to this thread for all the information and helping to make the decision of where to stay!
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:43 PM   #1165
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How comfortable are the beds and pillows at the BC? Are the mattresses firm/soft/just right? Does it get cold at night with the A/C on, and are there extra blankets in the room, or do you need to request them from housekeeping? I may need to ask for extras up front, because my husband likes it really cold at night.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:24 PM   #1166
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How comfortable are the beds and pillows at the BC? Are the mattresses firm/soft/just right?
The beds are right in the middle between firm and soft IMHO. I like a very soft bed but I had no trouble with the firmer one at the BC when compared to my Memory foam pit at home.

Does it get cold at night with the A/C on,
Yes the AC does a great job of chilling the room. During our December 2012 stay we used both the AC and the heat when the weather turned cold. The AC/Heating unit is also one of the type that stays where you set it, so there is no worry that it will turn off in the middle of the night or while you are at the parks.

and are there extra blankets in the room, or do you need to request them from housekeeping?
There is an extra blanket already in the room. You can get as many extra blankets and pillows as you need by calling housekeeping and making a request. I also noticed that the pillows came in a variety of softness levels with some being firmer than others. This worked out fine for me as I like to use a lot of pillows.

I may need to ask for extras up front, because my husband likes it really cold at night.
This sounds like us! We are cold sleepers and with the 5 of us in the one room the AC handled the job nicely. Those extra blankets they have are really nice too. They are soft but on the thick side so they do the job nicely.
Now to contrast this with our room at Port Orleans French Quarter there were no extra blankets in the room. The pillows seem to be the same as above and I did request extras from housekeeping. The AC/heater unit was really a beast to work with though. It went from uncontrollably cold to shooting out hot air when the temp was put at 73 degrees. That unit drove us crazy all week. It wasn't like it wasn't working at all so we didn't feel the need to call Maintenance but it was either freezing or devilishly hot. The one we had at the Beach Club behaved admirably compared to the Devil unit we had at POFQ!!

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Now to contrast this with our room at Port Orleans French Quarter there were no extra blankets in the room. The pillows seem to be the same as above and I did request extras from housekeeping. The AC/heater unit was really a beast to work with though. It went from uncontrollably cold to shooting out hot air when the temp was put at 73 degrees. That unit drove us crazy all week. It wasn't like it wasn't working at all so we didn't feel the need to call Maintenance but it was either freezing or devilishly hot. The one we had at the Beach Club behaved admirably compared to the Devil unit we had at POFQ!!

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I'd much rather cold than hot. You can always pile another blanket on, but once you move into the too hot zone, ugh. Glad to hear that the A/C at BC is good!
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Crazy to ask this here, but here goes:

It's been a long, cold winter in New England, so even though our vacation is just over 2 weeks away, I want it to come sooner! I somehow got my husband to agree to 2 more days on the front of the trip!! But, I'm having trouble pulling the trigger. Those 2 days would be CL at YC, while the rest of the trip booked is GV. Should I hold out and hope that GV becomes available? Is 9 days too long for 2 adults and 3 kids in one room? I know in my opinion, longer is better, and flights and tickets are roughly the same.... Thoughts?
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Crazy to ask this here, but here goes:

It's been a long, cold winter in New England, so even though our vacation is just over 2 weeks away, I want it to come sooner! I somehow got my husband to agree to 2 more days on the front of the trip!! But, I'm having trouble pulling the trigger. Those 2 days would be CL at YC, while the rest of the trip booked is GV. Should I hold out and hope that GV becomes available? Is 9 days too long for 2 adults and 3 kids in one room? I know in my opinion, longer is better, and flights and tickets are roughly the same.... Thoughts?
We typically holiday for 14-16 nights and never have a problem with all 5 of us in a room but it might be hard to go from club level to non-club level after 2 days? I would book it in a heartbeat though-an extra 2 days would definitely add extra enjoyment to your trip
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We typically holiday for 14-16 nights and never have a problem with all 5 of us in a room but it might be hard to go from club level to non-club level after 2 days? I would book it in a heartbeat though-an extra 2 days would definitely add extra enjoyment to your trip
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