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Old 03-18-2013, 01:41 PM   #286
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Does anyone have a pictures of the Picnic/BBQ area?
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:41 PM   #287
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DF and I are staying in a 1 bedroom BCV for our Disney Wedding - any suggestions on what to request? We'd like to be as close to the main hotel as possible (navigating hallways in a full wedding gown with train isn't high on my hit list) but other than that, any tips? Something quiet would be nice, ditto to a big balcony. It's our first time in BCV, we stayed in a SSR 2 bedroom in January.

For what it's worth, we're staying on cash. The group reservations people worked a little magic for us.
Congrats!!! I agree with a PP and would suggest being near the lobby (I think ground floor might not be quiet though as folks were always walking in from main building or in from pool...maybe 4th floor would be quiet and there's no 5th floor above that section). How exciting...a wedding at WDW. I tell my kids that one of them has to get married there...they just have to!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #288
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Hi everyone,
Just a few more weeks before I can make adr's for our annual trip home to BCV. This year we are doing a ton of firsts for us. Our trip is from Oct.9th-Oct21st. I booked at the 11 month mark for the 10th-21st. Then due to airline prices needed to book the 9th as well, it's not available of course so I booked that one night at AK Kidani village with a savannah view. I wait listed BCV, but hope it doesn't become available because I want to check out AK. This year will be the first time we are buying annual passes, because we will be returning next year for 13 days in June. With getting two trips in we will save 800 on tickets. We will also be renting a car for four days and checking out Universal for the first time. We have all become harry potter fans thanks to my 9 year old daughter . Plus this will be the first time in all our trips that we are NOT doing a dining plan. We have decided we don't want to have to eat because we have 8 credits left, but because we are hungry lol.

Hoping to book: Be Our Guest, Tony's, Plaza, rainforest Cafe, Mythos, Margaritaville, and California Grill. We will do at least one night at beaches and cream. Plus a couple dinners off property since we have the rent a car for four days.
We are way excited to be trying a few different things
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #289
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Hi everyone,
Just a few more weeks before I can make adr's for our annual trip home to BCV. This year we are doing a ton of firsts for us. Our trip is from Oct.9th-Oct21st. I booked at the 11 month mark for the 10th-21st. Then due to airline prices needed to book the 9th as well, it's not available of course so I booked that one night at AK Kidani village with a savannah view. I wait listed BCV, but hope it doesn't become available because I want to check out AK. This year will be the first time we are buying annual passes, because we will be returning next year for 13 days in June. With getting two trips in we will save 800 on tickets. We will also be renting a car for four days and checking out Universal for the first time. We have all become harry potter fans thanks to my 9 year old daughter . Plus this will be the first time in all our trips that we are NOT doing a dining plan. We have decided we don't want to have to eat because we have 8 credits left, but because we are hungry lol.

Hoping to book: Be Our Guest, Tony's, Plaza, rainforest Cafe, Mythos, Margaritaville, and California Grill. We will do at least one night at beaches and cream. Plus a couple dinners off property since we have the rent a car for four days.
We are way excited to be trying a few different things
Sounds like my kind of trip. We had a 1st trip to VB last Aug for 4 nights and added 2 nights at Universal to see the Harry Potter stuff...it was a great trip (Universal was a blast...staying at the Hard Rock was super sweet). We also just did our 1st trip to BCV (in Jan) and loved it there. Also LOVED LOVED LOVED my lunch with my girls at Beaches and Cream...YUM! At Universal we wanted to eat at Mythos but it closed early every day and so we ate one dinner at the Harry Potter place (yuck!) and another at Pastamore (YUM!!!)...we also had drinks at the airplane bar at Margaritaville.

I do want to tell you that you may have trouble getting BOG. We are going to WDW at Xmas (1st time at AKV) and want to try BOG, so I looked up availability 180 days from now (checked at 8:54 this morning...online) and there was NADA...was looking for a table for 10 or 5 and checked from 4-10 pm. I did find 1 resie for 4 at 8:40pm...that was it. So, be sure you go online 6am the morning of your 180 day window. Since you're not doing the DP, are you getting a TIW card? Anyway...happy planning!
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Sounds like my kind of trip. We had a 1st trip to VB last Aug for 4 nights and added 2 nights at Universal to see the Harry Potter stuff...it was a great trip (Universal was a blast...staying at the Hard Rock was super sweet). We also just did our 1st trip to BCV (in Jan) and loved it there. Also LOVED LOVED LOVED my lunch with my girls at Beaches and Cream...YUM! At Universal we wanted to eat at Mythos but it closed early every day and so we ate one dinner at the Harry Potter place (yuck!) and another at Pastamore (YUM!!!)...we also had drinks at the airplane bar at Margaritaville.

I do want to tell you that you may have trouble getting BOG. We are going to WDW at Xmas (1st time at AKV) and want to try BOG, so I looked up availability 180 days from now (checked at 8:54 this morning...online) and there was NADA...was looking for a table for 10 or 5 and checked from 4-10 pm. I did find 1 resie for 4 at 8:40pm...that was it. So, be sure you go online 6am the morning of your 180 day window. Since you're not doing the DP, are you getting a TIW card? Anyway...happy planning!
So true regarding BOG. I just made our ADRs on Monday. Logged in at 6am and all I could get was 4:20pm at BOG the day we get there. I called Member Services at 7am to book the rest of our reservations and they actually had a 4:40pm BOG reservation which I don't think is bad b/c by the time we actually eat it will be 5:00pm. I would just not have my heart set on a particular day or time for BOG b/c chances are you will have to be flexible.
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Sounds like my kind of trip. We had a 1st trip to VB last Aug for 4 nights and added 2 nights at Universal to see the Harry Potter stuff...it was a great trip (Universal was a blast...staying at the Hard Rock was super sweet). We also just did our 1st trip to BCV (in Jan) and loved it there. Also LOVED LOVED LOVED my lunch with my girls at Beaches and Cream...YUM! At Universal we wanted to eat at Mythos but it closed early every day and so we ate one dinner at the Harry Potter place (yuck!) and another at Pastamore (YUM!!!)...we also had drinks at the airplane bar at Margaritaville.

I do want to tell you that you may have trouble getting BOG. We are going to WDW at Xmas (1st time at AKV) and want to try BOG, so I looked up availability 180 days from now (checked at 8:54 this morning...online) and there was NADA...was looking for a table for 10 or 5 and checked from 4-10 pm. I did find 1 resie for 4 at 8:40pm...that was it. So, be sure you go online 6am the morning of your 180 day window. Since you're not doing the DP, are you getting a TIW card? Anyway...happy planning!
Thanks for the heads up on BOG, I am hoping to have some . Everyone used to say it was hard to get into Le Cellier and every time we went I was able to get a 6:30 dinner adr. So I am going to think positive and know it probably won't be reality . Maybe by October the newness will wear off and it will be easier--- one can dream. We actually thought about coming back for Christmas since we are buying annual passes but I thought with it only be about 7 weeks apart from our Oct trip and knowing the crowds will be night and day between the two times we decided against that. Instead we will be spending Christmas at Disneyland. It has been two years since we have been there and they have done alot since then. We were there opening weekend of World of Color, so I would like to go back and see it again without the craziness of opening weekend.
Thanks for the tip on Three Broomsticks, we may try there for lunch but hadn't planned on dinner there. I will have to check the hours on Mythos knowing that we are going in Oct the hours may be shortened as well. I went to allears.net and we did a mock ticket for four of the table dining places we know we are going. We have eaten at every one of them excpet for BOG, so we knew what we would all order or pretty close. We then took an average of those three dinners times it by the number of dinners we will be eating on property and by our calculations if we bought TIW we would maybe save 5 dollars. And now as I am typing this I realize we didn't take into account that it would last for both trips. So now I have to talk to hubby about that again .
The biggest planning problem this trip is going to be planning our MK days to miss MNSSHP, and to work around the Halloween Horror Nights as well. Although now that we will have an annual pass we can do split days so that can leave some flexibilty.
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So true regarding BOG. I just made our ADRs on Monday. Logged in at 6am and all I could get was 4:20pm at BOG the day we get there. I called Member Services at 7am to book the rest of our reservations and they actually had a 4:40pm BOG reservation which I don't think is bad b/c by the time we actually eat it will be 5:00pm. I would just not have my heart set on a particular day or time for BOG b/c chances are you will have to be flexible.
Good to know that it is going to be a challenge. I will have to make sure I am up very early that morning. The good thing is that I have 4 days planned for MK and the only thing that is really set in stone is the three days in a row that we are going to Universal because we are only getting the rent a car for those days. So that leaves 8 days that I can try and get at least one adr I hope. I am betting it is hard to get because of the whole 180+ 10, so by the time we get to the date someone 10 days prior has booked it all up, so hopefully if I go towards the end of the trip I will have better luck. Honestly, I won't be heartbroken if we don't get it. And we will just be sure to eat there for counterservice at lunch.
Two years in a row we went for our 11night/12 day trip and we did deluxe dining both times. I had to make 33 adr's... and our receipt said you have 132 table dining credits (33 * 4). It was insane. We have eaten at so many wonderful places. But at this point our kids 15 and 10 are not as excited about character buffets and want to spend way more time riding rides and less time eating. Looking back seems like on those two trips we had to plan a ride or two around our next table adr.
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Is there any way to ship a case of water to your villa at BCV without incurring the convention center charge?
Is there a charge for garden grocer too?? I had not heard of this and didn't realize BCV counted as convention hotel - thought that was YC
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Is there a charge for garden grocer too?? I had not heard of this and didn't realize BCV counted as convention hotel - thought that was YC
As far as shipping goes, I've read that if you ship via US Postal Service, there is no convention charge. Other shippers do charge for handling.

As far as Garden Grocer goes, I had a delivery at the BC a couple weeks ago. On an $89.12 bill, I was charged $4.52 in tax and $14 for "delivery" plus my tip.

This is from the 2013 Beach and Yacht Club FAQ, Friends & Fun thread:
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Can I ship a package to Beach Club or Yacht Club for my stay?

If you ship a package to the resort, Mail by United States Postal Service, not anything else!!! If you mail other than USPS, your items will be shipped to the convention center and the shipping department will charge the recipient a handling charge, based on the weight of your package.

Disney's Beach Club Resort (or Disney's Beach Club Villas)
1800 Epcot Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Please give to Guest, (name on reservation)
Check-in date 9/1/10 (for example)

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Disney's Yacht Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Please give to Guest, (name on reservation)
Check-in date 9/1/10 (for example)

Orders from Garden Grocer are delivered to Bell Services at YC or BC, so they are not subject to the delivery fee. You can ask Bell Services to deliver the order to your room when you are there.
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43 days till we are back HOME !!!

Does anyone know what the current rates for laundry service at the BCV?
I do not mind washing but the idea of ironing on vacation stinks.
What do they charge per shirt to clean/press and do they do a good job?

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Hello everyone. I just booked my first BCV stay this morning for December 14-19 in a 1 bedroom with my then 2 1/2 year old son. We'll be at SSR December 8-14 as I had a reservation at AKL and decided instead to check out a couple resorts I have not seen yet.

After looking through some of the pictures on here I'm pretty excited about my stay though. Not sure how I'll like doing a split stay as it's my first but I figure if I don't like it then I know not to do a split the next time
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Hello everyone. I just booked my first BCV stay this morning for December 14-19 in a 1 bedroom with my then 2 1/2 year old son. We'll be at SSR December 8-14 as I had a reservation at AKL and decided instead to check out a couple resorts I have not seen yet.

After looking through some of the pictures on here I'm pretty excited about my stay though. Not sure how I'll like doing a split stay as it's my first but I figure if I don't like it then I know not to do a split the next time
Hello Californian neighbor! (I'm from So Cal) Welcome home to BCV! We will be there Dec. 23rd to Jan. 2nd! Also doing split stay for the 1st time as well!
Although ours will be - BCV then a non Disney then back to BCV so I hope it goes well! Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your time at Beach Club & WDW!!
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Hello Californian neighbor! (I'm from So Cal) Welcome home to BCV! We will be there Dec. 23rd to Jan. 2nd! Also doing split stay for the 1st time as well!
Although ours will be - BCV then a non Disney then back to BCV so I hope it goes well! Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your time at Beach Club & WDW!!
I'm up in Northern Cal Thanks for the welcome and I hope you have a great time on your trip as well
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Hi Everyone. I am new to this thread so hi. I hoe you don't mind me joining you! My name is Paula. DW and I own at SSR and love it but recently we stayed at AKV and loved that too. We visited Beach Club and really liked it and would love to stay for a few nights but it seems fully booked at 7 months with just standby list. Is this a consistent theme? Maybe because of fewer rooms and popularity? Problem is I need an accessible studio. So any tips on how to get a room? We can't afford to rent any points right now. Need to use our SSR points.
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