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Old 04-08-2013, 01:33 PM   #2056
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Going to be at the Beach Club in Sept, I can't wait!!
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:54 PM   #2057
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Where are the best views located? There will be 5 of us so we will need a daybed. I would also like a full balcony. I am considering saving for water view but would want lagoon and not pool if I did this. Is this possible or wishful thinking? Would I be better off booking garden? If I pay for a water view, I would want lagoon. Are these rooms scarce?

Thanks for any advice
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:22 PM   #2058
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This was simply wonderful to read! Thanks for sharing your "Magical Moment"!!

I thought I would post to give everybody a heads up on airfares. Southwest Airlines merged with Air Tran awhile back and lately I've noticed that, in my region, Southwest has added even more flights to Orlando. What this is translating into is too many flights with really low prices in an attempt to fill the seats. I'm sure they are doing this in an attempt to "thin the herd" and see how the extra flights sell.

The point of all this is to remind you to check prices on your flights even if you have already booked them. The way I figure flight pricing works is this:
Flights are first released to the schedule with a low price. As the flights sell the price rises. Then at the last minute before travel, if there are empty seats the price drops in an attempt to fill those seats.

What I think I'm seeing now is that after the initial release of flights, Southwest added the Air Tran flights to the inventory and created the high inventory at the low demand time. I believe this is the mid point for summer travel flight booking where the early adopters have already booked and all that remains to fill the seats are the people who haven't made travel plans yet. With the addition of the Air Tran Inventory you have a unusual bubble where the prices are low due to the added inventory. I'm not sure if this is being seen in other Southwest/Air Tran markets as I don't follow them so I wouldn't know if this applies in YOUR area...

So.... the upshot of this post is to remind you to check your flight prices and see if the prices have dropped and it would pay to rebook on a cheaper flight, ESPECIALLY if you are in an Southwest/Air Tran market.

I follow the Southwest market and I snagged $115 flights each way for our June trip. We are even leaving earlier so we will get to see Yee Ha Bob at long last!

Here is another thing I've been thinking about based on posts that I've seen appear here on our list. As for counter service meals a lot of people overlook the bakeries at WDW. Since the Boardwalk bakery is undergoing refurbishment, we don't have an idea of the new menu but I'd bet that it might have some sandwiches on it. I had the chance to try out the new bakery in France for a counter service lunch and I have to say the sandwiches there were really good!!

Another quick walk from the resort is the Fish and Chips take out window located at England in the world Showcase. Both England and France are a quick 10 minute walk from the Hotel and since you are going to have to walk someplace for lunch what's another 5 minutes or so to get something quick and yummy.

I think people tend to nail the Beach Club/Yacht Club as a resort that doesn't have counter service options like other resorts with "Food Courts" do. The guests staying at the "food court resorts" are limited to what is available at the food court where as the guests staying at the BC/YC have a great selection of counter service options that are only a short walk away. Let's face it... you have to walk to the food court, so is it that much of a stretch to think that, when staying at the Yacht and Beach Clubs, walking just 5 minutes more will open up a 'World' of counter service dining options for you when you stay there?

So in the end I believe it's all in how you think about it. If you can break out of the food court mentality and think about all the dining options that really are right there in the BC/YC resort area you will see that you really have much better (IMHO) dining options than the typical food court line up, all for just a short and enjoyable stroll away!

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This was the main reason I was on the fence for BC. We tried it out 2 years ago in August and I was all excited to try out all the different options a short walk away. The only problem..it rained from ~1pm-9pm almost every day. So, we were stranded!!

But, I'm giving it another go! We'll be there next week and are so excited to spend more time at Epcot and try new foods around the world!

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Just received an e-mail yesterday that our wait list for BCV came through, so we will be visiting 8/24-8/27! My boys (6&9) are so excited for SAB I was soo sure that this wait list wouldn't come through.
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I think I have photos. Will try to check and upload later. My daughter did the hair wrap, and yes, it was $2 per inch. But I guess she also added some beads, so it was more. I might have the details in the photos.
Hair wraps: $2 per inch plus price of beads.
Hours: 10am-5pm (I think that's what it says - it's hard to see in the upload, but my original is a little more clear.)



Pearl Factory: $15.99 (that's the posted price, but I can't make out any of the details)

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:15 PM   #2061
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Morning friends! Still waiting to book our room until the 2014 prices come out in a couple months but my sister finally agreed to stay at Beach or Yacht Club! Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed for availability on our dates.

Even though I am at work, when I stepped out of my house this morning it felt like one of those Disney mornings. You know the kind- clear blue sky, sun shining, cool and breezy but not cold and fresh air. If I closed my eyes it was almost like I had stepped out of my resort room and was on my way out to the park. Now if only my bus today had taken me to EPCOT instead of school.

Have a great day everybody!
Hi there!! I know what you mean... feels like a vacation sort of morning huh!

I was getting caught up over here and noticed you posted and coincidently I just updated my TR for the big reveal for the YC Admiral Suite. I know Dee is going to post some photos for the Special Suites thread but if anyone wants a sneak peek, just come on over to my TR.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:42 PM   #2062
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HOLY COW! We leave on Friday!

I don't know what to do with myself! I usually have the week leading up to this trip off, but this time am working right up until 3.5 hours before our flight!

How will I EVER make it though this week?
I leave Sunday and am having the same problem!! Bring me the weekend!
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I just read about fifty pages of this thread to catch up!!! LOL I love reading about everyone's upcoming trips and reports back. Makes the time go faster for me.


Dee if you still need any of those other photos when I go back next month I will be sure to get them for you.

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24 hours from now we will be on our way to 9 nights at the BC. It seems like it has taken years to get to this point and now it seems like things are happening too fast. I'm trying to make sure I don't forget anything and before we leave for what I am sure will be a wonderful trip I wanted to make sure to thank the people who helped make our vacation great.

Thank you everyone who took the time to answer all of the questions I have had. I feel like I have learned so much in the last year it amazes me. This thread has been one of the most educational and fun threads I have found on the Disboards. I want to say a special thanks to Natebenma, your work on this thread has helped me to make this vacation the best I can for my family.
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Just at my 180 as of 15 minutes ago and got everything on my list for 7 people!!!!including BOG!!! Now I can go back to sleep...but I am too excited!!! Just had to share. BC here I come... In 180 days



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Just got home... at 12:30 last night... still in a fog. Don't want to get back to real life, but I must. Beach Club was wonderful. We had a great room (1579). It was on the first floor overlooking the sand volleyball court.

Will put together more cohesive thoughts on our week at BCR soon! What a vacation!
Glad you enjoyed the Beach Club. Looking forward to hearing about your trip!




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I just wanted to thank everyone for the helpful replies and to tell you that we decided to keep our reservation at the YC.
So...only 5 more days until we arrive at the YC!!

And, my DH does have one question for you all. For anyone who is there now...is there Sam Adams beer in the CL? And, if so, what kind? He's guessing it might be the spring season one.
Glad to hear that! Have a fantastic trip!



Does anyone know the types of beer currently offered in the CL?


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Where are the best views located? There will be 5 of us so we will need a daybed. I would also like a full balcony. I am considering saving for water view but would want lagoon and not pool if I did this. Is this possible or wishful thinking? Would I be better off booking garden? If I pay for a water view, I would want lagoon. Are these rooms scarce?

Thanks for any advice
Are all of the members of your traveling party over the age of 3? In that case, you would have priority for a daybed or you would get a room with a rollaway if a daybed is not available.

If any of your party is under the age of 3, I think the request for a daybed should be one of your requests.

I don't know the number/percentage of rooms in the LV category, overlooking the lagoon, with a daybed and full balcony.

If you would not be happy with a pool view, then I don't know if it is worth it to pay the extra money for the WV category. With requests for a daybed (if needed), full balcony and lagoon view, there is a possibility you may not get all 3.

Would you want a lagoon view if the room only had a standing balcony?




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Hours: 10am-5pm (I think that's what it says - it's hard to see in the upload, but my original is a little more clear.)

Pearl Factory: $15.99 (that's the posted price, but I can't make out any of the details)
Thanks for the pictures and info! They are perfect! When I get a chance, I will add them to the Ameneties section on Page 1.




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I just read about fifty pages of this thread to catch up!!! LOL I love reading about everyone's upcoming trips and reports back. Makes the time go faster for me.


Dee if you still need any of those other photos when I go back next month I will be sure to get them for you.

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Random question I hope someone has answer to. Does anyone know if bingo will be coming back to the poolside activities? My kids and I loved that and I haven't seen it listed for a few months now on the activities sheet. Thanks!


I don't think I have you on the Be Our Guest list. Would you like to be added? Early July? BC or YC?



I'm not sure about Bingo. I went back a few months, too. They did have Bingo at SAB last March and April. The last month it was listed was September 2012.

I hope it will be back for the summer.


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Ok, it's official - we're booked for YC, Nov 10-16!!

We're doing a lagoon view/pool view room. It will be me, DH, and DD (26 months at the time) -- I'd love a king bed with daybed combo ideally (and do bed rails on the daybed) - are there king rooms like this? I've seen a few pics, but haven't been able to find more details.

I'm sure I'll have lots of questions - esp about room requests as we get closer.

We land Sunday morning at 10am at MCO - but won't do a park until Monday....we're really excited to have an almost full day to enjoy the resort and maybe visit DTD (if it isn't too much of pain to get there).

Now, I just need to start thinking about ressies!! (And try to keep my mind off being at YC with a drink by the pool!).
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Do you know if all king bed rooms have a daybed?

Would a family of 3 (with everyone over the age of 3) be assigned to king bed room if they requested it? (or stated differently, what is the occupancy of a king bed room with daybed)

In this case, the daughter is under age 3, they would be a party of 2, right?


Has anyone stayed in a king bed room that does NOT have a daybed?


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Need some help deciding between YC and BC. We have never stayed at either resort. We own DVC and our home is BWV so we are familiar with and love the area. We are traveling Aug. 14-22 and booked at BC right now for Aug. 14 with an AP rate. Hoping to book 4 more nights with an AP rate as well, then we move to VWL for the last 3 nights. Anyway.....

We picked BC because I thought it would be more relaxed theme for us since we have young kids, 5 and 2. However, a balcony is very important to me and I know that we will only have a 50% chance of getting a full balcony at the BC. Another reason for choosing BC was it's closer to the Marketplace and we like to refill mugs and get a quick meal.

Thoughts??


I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list, at the BC, for now.



Have you been following the BC vs. YC thread from yesterday?

The two resorts are very similar and I would be perfectly happy staying at either. I have a slight preference to the Beach Club because I like the decor better, but if a balcony is important, I would probably steer you to the YC. The distance to the Marketplace is not a factor for my family because my boys are older, but with younger kids, that may be an important consideration.

So, it looks like I have just rephrased your observations which probably serves as no help at all to you!



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Hi! We just booked our first stay at the Beach Club. Saved a lot with the Disney Visa discount! We get to stay at the club level!
Please add us to the BOG list! I am so excited to start researching!

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Going to be at the Beach Club in Sept, I can't wait!!


I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list.




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Morning friends! Still waiting to book our room until the 2014 prices come out in a couple months but my sister finally agreed to stay at Beach or Yacht Club! Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed for availability on our dates.

Even though I am at work, when I stepped out of my house this morning it felt like one of those Disney mornings. You know the kind- clear blue sky, sun shining, cool and breezy but not cold and fresh air. If I closed my eyes it was almost like I had stepped out of my resort room and was on my way out to the park. Now if only my bus today had taken me to EPCOT instead of school.

Have a great day everybody!
I know you have posted before, but here's an official

Thanks for sharing your Disney moment!

I see I have you on the BOG for January.




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Just received an e-mail yesterday that our wait list for BCV came through, so we will be visiting 8/24-8/27! My boys (6&9) are so excited for SAB I was soo sure that this wait list wouldn't come through.
and congratulations!!!

I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list.


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I'm new to this and was wondering if the Be Our Guest list is for BCI and BCV or just BCI? I will be at the BCV 8/24-8/27. So excited!

Edit: Thanks for adding us!!!! Counting the days!
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I'll do the dirty work and find out all of the beer types in the YC CL! (Should be the same in BC I would imagine)

Anything else you need information on Dee???

9 more days!!!
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I'll do the dirty work and find out all of the beer types in the YC CL! (Should be the same in BC I would imagine)

Anything else you need information on Dee???

9 more days!!!
I would imagine that's gonna be a tough job Hmmmmm, bet you might Sample all of them too??!!!??
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I would imagine that's gonna be a tough job Hmmmmm, bet you might Sample all of them too??!!!??
In the name of research and in the interest of the common good, I will shoulder that burden.
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