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Old 07-06-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Which Club Level?

We are planning our annual girls trip and trying to decide between Club Level resorts. We know we want to be near DHS and EPCOT so Boardwalk CL or Yacht Club or Beach Club CL?
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:15 AM   #2
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I have the exact same question. Of the three resorts, does one have something that makes their CL better than the others?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:40 AM   #3
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I've stayed at YC CL many times, and have enjoyed it every time. I find the decor at YC very relaxing after a busy day in the parks. My whole family loves SAB, so that's another plus.

In five weeks I am doing a split stay between BWI CL and BC CL. Both will be new to us. I'll be reporting about the experience when I get back, and part of that will be comparing all three.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:51 AM   #4
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Stayed at both at YC Club level & BWI Club level. Love them both. But I prefer the BWI Club level due to the CM's. You can't go wrong with either one. No idea about BC as I haven't tried it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:27 PM   #5
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We've stayed BC Club Level and BWI Club Level......we like BWI way more!! I also liked the general atmosphere of BWI for adults anyway.

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Old 07-07-2013, 01:35 PM   #6
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I don't think you could go wrong with either resort however, I'm a BC cheerleader. The decor, access to EPCOT...I don't know how any resort can top SAB. That alone is worth a BC/YC stay.

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Old 07-07-2013, 02:36 PM   #7
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There's lots of information available on the Conscierge/Club Level Thread located here...
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2959196

If you're strictly looking for opinions, mine would be BWI slightly edging out BC, only for it's size. BWI's lounge is much bigger, and location wise, it's just as close to Epcot as BC, and it's closer to DHS if you're planning on walking.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:36 PM   #8
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We loved the BCR CL on our last trip. And it's the closest to Epcot. Just strictly my own opinion - the BWI doesn't appeal to us. We aren't that crazy about the Boardwalk itself and that would be my last pick for a resort. I'm sure it's great. The theming and location just aren't for me.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:50 PM   #9
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I've stayed at all 3 and rank them BWI, YC and then BC. BC has been my least favorite at WDW.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #10
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My family and I have stayed at BC Club level in August 12 and January 13.

On BC: We love the pool, theme, Beaches and Cream, CMs, but most of all the location. Being within walking distance of our favorite parks - both Epcot and HS - has meant that at peak times we don't need to rely on Disney transportation.

On CL: I would give it a 8/10

Pros: CMs, breakfast, evening sweets/alcohol, comfortable seating

Cons: size of room itself (at about 9am and 5pm - it can be hard to find a seat/table), and of course the coffee is awful.

Overall, CL at Beach Club is great. I love being able to get something quick for breakfast, get a NY Times, and read a paper whist queuing at International Gateway waiting for Epcot to open!

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Old 07-07-2013, 05:06 PM   #11
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But I prefer the BWI Club level due to the CM's.
Ditto this! The CMs at Bwalk are amazing! So personable and helpful and just over the top Disney! Have stayed at GF and CR and found B'walk to be head and shoulders above them!
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:17 PM   #12
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I've stayed at all three. BWI CL the last two years, previous to that we stayed at BC CL and it has been many years since stayed at the YC cl. Out of these three I'd choose BWI CL.

I think the lounge feels more adult-oriented. This could be a plus or minus depending on your travelling party. The food presentations were displayed beautifully and the food was very good. I agree with the others about the friendly and helpful cm's. The decor was lovely!

BWI has a great location to walk to Epcot, YC & BC, Hollywood Studios and the shops and restaurants on the boardwalk. There always seemed to be activity without being noisy or intrusive.

I really didn't care for the BC club level. The lounge seemed very small and crowded and I wasn't impressed with the food offerings.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:50 PM   #13
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Thanks for the input everyone, very appreciated. We decided to stay YC CL for the first 5 nights of our Spring 2014 trip. We think it would be fun to celebrate DH's birthday with some CL nights. After the YC CL, we'll switch to AKL on our DVC points for the remaining 7 nights, which we already have booked. We have some friends joining us that week, so it makes sense to do the CL at the beginning of the trip while we are by ourselves.

We're doing a week long cruise in the Spring of 2015 out of Ft Lauderdale. After the cruise, we'll be spending 7 nights at WDW. We'll probably try a split stay of WL CL and AK CL for that trip. Then in the Fall of 2015, for F&W we'll try BC and BW CL. After that, who knows. We'd like to try CL at all the resorts at some point over the next few years.
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My family and I have stayed at BC Club level in August 12 and January 13.

On BC: We love the pool, theme, Beaches and Cream, CMs, but most of all the location. Being within walking distance of our favorite parks - both Epcot and HS - has meant that at peak times we don't need to rely on Disney transportation.

On CL: I would give it a 8/10

Pros: CMs, breakfast, evening sweets/alcohol, comfortable seating

Cons: size of room itself (at about 9am and 5pm - it can be hard to find a seat/table), and of course the coffee is awful.

Overall, CL at Beach Club is great. I love being able to get something quick for breakfast, get a NY Times, and read a paper whist queuing at International Gateway waiting for Epcot to open!

Enjoy!

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Old 07-08-2013, 03:44 PM   #15
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We've stayed CL at GF (main building), Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Boardwalk, Beach Club and Yacht Club.

Yacht Club is our favorite. CMs are terrific, food offerings are pretty decent and we love everything about the Epcot resort area.

I would rank GF and AK next. Then, BC and WL.

Last place goes to Boardwalk. We were totally not impressed with the CMs there. Food and wine offerings were unappealing, to say the least.
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