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Old 04-05-2013, 10:04 AM   #1891
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I've been a lurker on here for a while and I must say this great thread has helped me make up my mind: We will be at the Beach Club June 2014. I was waffling between BC and Poly and I have to go with BC. It looks fabulous.
It will be me, DH, DS11, DS9 and DD6 (ages for next year).

I would like any tips on room requests. We would like to be maybe partway between being close to Epcot and close to the main lobby. I would probably book garden view unless I save up enough to do the upgrade to Lagoon. Any suggestions.
Are there any maps of room numbers and categories/locations out there? I haven't been able to find it if there are.
How is the bus situation in early June to MK and AK? I have heard that BC shares with all the Epcot resorts and I have heard that it only shares with YC.
Thanks so much, I get so excited looking at all the great photos. Any and all suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated.
We do early June all the time. YC & BC share buses to MK, with BC last. They share with all 5 to DTD. In non peak time all 5 share to AK, but not at park opening or closing, IIRC. I believe it's just YC & BC then.
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Hello all my fellow BC/YC crazies!!

I'm happy to be back on the DIS after quite a long sabbatical. My wife and I found out on January 26th that our 11 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. As you can imagine this was a huge shock and a kick in the stomach to all of us and for the last 2 and a half months have been dealing with all that comes with her condition.

Though I haven't had time to post I have briefly lurked around and I have to say that the few minutes here and there on the site has done as much as anything else to keep me sane. T1D can be overwhelming at times, especially when it hits your beautiful, young 11 year old, so any break from reality has helped.

I wouldn't say that things have gotten easier but I do feel like I may be able to visit more often and actually start to post again. As my wife and I have said, we have never needed a trip to our beloved BC more than now. August seems like eons away and this trip will certainly not be as care free as past trips given everything that now encompases our day to day routine, but we need it and can't wait for it more than ever before.

Just wanted to say hello and let you all know that you have all inadvertently helped me through this difficult time by allowing me to read your posts and dream about the BC. I can't thank you enough. Hopefully I can start to contribute again and join the cause!!

Jay
Welcome back, Jay. Sorry to hear your news. Yes, you need a trip!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:13 AM   #1893
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Does anyone know what brand of beers are offered in the CL Lounge?
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:45 AM   #1894
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Here are just a few more photos from my trip.












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Loving all the pics bigAWL!!
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Thanks Teena! We won't be in our room that much, and if we are it would be at night. I requested a full balcony, so my dh and I can unwind at night with a glass of wine! I guess the view doesn't matter if it's night time!
We had one of those SV rooms overlooking a flat roof. We had a full balcony and it was the quietest location we ever had at the BC. The parking lot and bus stop are relatively far away. We didn't hear any traffic noise from buses or cars, either.
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I just saw this and LOVED it. Thanks for making me laugh out loud in my cubicle!
Thanks for all the lovin! When I was a little girl I was the one that all the parents needed to keep an eye on....

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OMG I just snorted out loud!!!! I needed this advice last year when I got attacked at SAB by crazy chair hogs!!! I need to go find that story and relive the insanity of it.
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Hello all my fellow BC/YC crazies!!

I'm happy to be back on the DIS after quite a long sabbatical. My wife and I found out on January 26th that our 11 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. As you can imagine this was a huge shock and a kick in the stomach to all of us and for the last 2 and a half months have been dealing with all that comes with her condition.

Though I haven't had time to post I have briefly lurked around and I have to say that the few minutes here and there on the site has done as much as anything else to keep me sane. T1D can be overwhelming at times, especially when it hits your beautiful, young 11 year old, so any break from reality has helped.

I wouldn't say that things have gotten easier but I do feel like I may be able to visit more often and actually start to post again. As my wife and I have said, we have never needed a trip to our beloved BC more than now. August seems like eons away and this trip will certainly not be as care free as past trips given everything that now encompases our day to day routine, but we need it and can't wait for it more than ever before.

Just wanted to say hello and let you all know that you have all inadvertently helped me through this difficult time by allowing me to read your posts and dream about the BC. I can't thank you enough. Hopefully I can start to contribute again and join the cause!!

Jay
Oh Jay!! You will all get through this I just know it. I wish you the best of luck and much success making this transition.

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Old 04-05-2013, 11:33 AM   #1898
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We had one of those SV rooms overlooking a flat roof. We had a full balcony and it was the quietest location we ever had at the BC. The parking lot and bus stop are relatively far away. We didn't hear any traffic noise from buses or cars, either.
Does anyone else think it's a good idea if the hotel decided to "theme" the roof VIEW in a beach motif? I'm talking sand colored rocks with blue colored rocks near the edge of the roof for that zero entry ocean effect. Maybe there could be a couple of plastic rocks to simulate a jetty and a fake wooden pier with a couple of those audio animatronic seagulls from Finding Nemo yelling "Mine, mine, mine!!!" every time someone hogs a pool chair....?

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Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I love those pictures. We used to exit through a door at the bottom of the stairs for our shortcut to Epcot. That is a nice section of the Villas because it isn't close to the road there.

We were in a 2BR villa that had two queen beds. Someone told me I was wrong, that all the studios had one queen and a sleeper sofa. I am so glad that you confirmed my memory of having two queen beds in the second bedroom.
You are correct. There are (I think) 24 2BR units with two queen beds in the second bedroom. This is a separate booking category than the othe 2BR units with a sleeper sofa, and the two-queen rooms are typically booked faster than the others.

And I believe that all the two-queen rooms are dedicated 2BR units, meaning they don't have a separating door to be split for booking as a 1BR and a studio. So there are no studios that have the two-queen set up.
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2008 May-Jun .. Shades of Green ................. Wonder 4-night Bahamas Double-dip
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2010 Jun ........................................ Magic 12-night Northern Europe
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2012 Jun ...... Bay Lake Tower .................. Fantasy 7-night W. Caribbean
2013 Mar ...... Beach Club Villas - BLT ......... Dream 4/3-night Bahamas Back-to-Back
2014 Jun ........................................ Magic 12-night Med. Barcelona-Venice

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Does anyone know what brand of beers are offered in the CL Lounge?
I can definitely recall Yuengling and I am pretty certain Bud Light and I think Heineken but not for sure. I think there are some photos out there showing the cooler with them.
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EEEEK!!! 1 week and 6 days until our 1st YC stay!!!!!

I am having such a hard time concentrating at work!
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80 more days until Beach Club. This will be our first Beach Club visit. I can't wait
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Does anyone else think it's a good idea if the hotel decided to "theme" the roof VIEW in a beach motif? I'm talking sand colored rocks with blue colored rocks near the edge of the roof for that zero entry ocean effect. Maybe there could be a couple of plastic rocks to simulate a jetty and a fake wooden pier with a couple of those audio animatronic seagulls from Finding Nemo yelling "Mine, mine, mine!!!" every time someone hogs a pool chair....?

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EEEEK!!! 1 week and 6 days until our 1st YC stay!!!!!

I am having such a hard time concentrating at work!
It is getting SO CLOSE!!!!!

I can't wait to hear what you think of this resort.
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bigAWL, love the photos! Our next WDW trip is quite far into the future, so I really appreciate the happy photos!

Jay, welcome back! Sorry to hear about the diagnosis, and sending well wishes to your family.

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Pixarmom: You beach photos are absolutely breathtaking. Ahhhh.....
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Your pictures are gorgeous. We always do our "beach vacation" at Hilton Head. Your pictures are seriously making me consider Vero Beach!

Just booked CL today!
Thanks so much, Jenny and Robyn! I'll be right here lobbying for Vero Beach! Just a warning - no time to shop (especially with three boys), but the shopping looked quite good!

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There only appears to be about a $50 to $60 difference to book a GV over a SV with the summer discount that's available right now. Should I book the GV? Are these rooms in a better location than the SV? I'm guessing most of the SV rooms are at the back of the building overlooking the parking lot. I guess I'm more interested in location than the view. Would like something close to the pool or the walkway to Epcot, but don't want to splurge for the water view.

Thanks for the advice!
Smiling Chesire Cat, I'll add another vote for GV!! Since that category debuted a couple years ago, we've always booked GV whenever possible. It's a nice middle ground between the parking lot view and the expense of a water view. We really loved our most recent GV near the lobby overlooking the courtyard on the lake side. We did see a bit of lake along with garden. And it was so easy to hop down to BC Marketplace, SAB or the path to Epcot. We've stayed in CL and non-CL rooms all over BC, and this was our favorite non-CL room.

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Beautiful pictures! I'm glad to hear you had a nice time at the beach. I think our next FL trip will include some beach time. We couldn't swing it this year. How far is Vero beach from Orlando?
Thank you, AliceIn! It's approximately 2 hours away. Wish it were a bit closer, but I'd say it's well worth it!

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Recap of Day 2....
Another great day! Thankful for that nap or we would not have made it to EMH at EP - not even close!
Thanks for the update, mommakacie! Hope you continue to have a great time - the story of your day reminds me of why the Epcot resorts are so convenient for families!

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Pixar beautiful pics. My daughters enjoy taking surf lessons from Ron Jon's in Cocoa Beach. Last time they got the same instructor that also goes to TL! We are looking forward to 9 days Pre wdw this August in Deerfield Beach.

True about the incentive to book short stay, I added on 2 days at GF before our YC stay. Got a good discount.
Thanks, Sue! After boogie boarding all these years, I'd love to take surf lessons. I've decided against TL lessons, but keep thinking about lessons in California. Always looking for more beach locations, so I need to look into Deerfield Beach!

for extra days. I'll look forward to hearing about your stay at the new shiny GF (or at least shiny on the outside with the new pool.) It's the only deluxe that we haven't stayed at yet, but it's hard to give up our favorites to try it!

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AWESOME pictures!!!

You put this one in to make me jealous, didn't you!?!

(actually, all of them made me jealous)

Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Dee! You know how much we love the waves, but it was too cold for me to go in (high of 66!) so I had to settle for taking photos. Another "break a leg" for Ben!
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