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Old 08-16-2013, 07:08 AM   #1
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YC questions..nervous

Hey guys!!! I know it's stupid to be nervous about a resort. I think because its such an investment, I just want to make sure I am choosing the best place for us.

I had posted about choosing between the poly and yc. I have stayed at the poly and we loved it. But the YC has the dates I want available and the poly does not. Originally was going 11/19-25. But because of school , I am leaning more toward 11/22-11/28. I know the week will be crowded...hopefully it isn't as horrible as people keep telling me. But with my daughter having ap classes, I really need her to not miss that much school the week before thanksgiving.

Anyway, I'm trying to sell myself on the YC. I know nothing about it. I am a tad anxious when it comes to cleanliness. I can't help it... I have heard some poor opinions of beach club. Are the bc and YC separate entities?

I know the pool area is supposed to be fantastic...but with the timing ..I'm not sure we will use it due to cooler temps. So the pool isn't too much of a selling point for me.

I hear people talking about the marketplace? What is that?

What do you all think about this hotel? Thanks so much !!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:15 AM   #2
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Hey guys!!! I know it's stupid to be nervous about a resort. I think because its such an investment, I just want to make sure I am choosing the best place for us.

I had posted about choosing between the poly and yc. I have stayed at the poly and we loved it. But the YC has the dates I want available and the poly does not. Originally was going 11/19-25. But because of school , I am leaning more toward 11/22-11/28. I know the week will be crowded...hopefully it isn't as horrible as people keep telling me. But with my daughter having ap classes, I really need her to not miss that much school the week before thanksgiving.

Anyway, I'm trying to sell myself on the YC. I know nothing about it. I am a tad anxious when it comes to cleanliness. I can't help it... I have heard some poor opinions of beach club. Are the bc and YC separate entities?

I know the pool area is supposed to be fantastic...but with the timing ..I'm not sure we will use it due to cooler temps. So the pool isn't too much of a selling point for me.

I hear people talking about the marketplace? What is that?

What do you all think about this hotel? Thanks so much !!!
Hello.

My family and I stayed at the YC in April. We really loved this resort. The location cannot be beat, where you are within walking distance of two parks (Epcot, and DHS). The pool is huge and pretty fun. It wasn't my favorite pool but it was very nice.

We had absolutely no issues with cleanliness at YC. Our room was pristine quite honestly, no complaints there. I've honestly seen more complaints of cleanliness issues regarding the Poly than the YC.

YC and BC are like two sides of the same hotel. Same management, just different themes.

The Marketplace is a quick service location inside the gift shop at BC. You can find quite a few grab and go food items there.

I honestly would not hesitate to stay at YC again, we really enjoyed our stay there.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:25 AM   #3
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Thank you for answering!!! I keep reading that the YC is a tad stuffy..my kids are 16,11 and 9... But want the feel of Disney. I read the yc has many convention goers and bc is more families? I was reading that bc is closer to Epcot, prettier decor and has the edge in refilling mugs and as dining? But yet I have seen some negative reviews of bc but not heard many about the YC except that maybe a lot like bc better. Bc isn't an option for me.


Is it really easy to get to Epcot from YC? If I wanted to go to mk.. I could just go to Epcot and catch the monorail? My kids love the monorail...lol. Is there a bus to ak?
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:28 AM   #4
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Thank you for answering!!! I keep reading that the YC is a tad stuffy..my kids are 16,11 and 9... But want the feel of Disney. I read the yc has many convention goers and bc is more families? I was reading that bc is closer to Epcot, prettier decor and has the edge in refilling mugs and as dining? But yet I have seen some negative reviews of bc but not heard many about the YC except that maybe a lot like bc better. Bc isn't an option for me.


Is it really easy to get to Epcot from YC? If I wanted to go to mk.. I could just go to Epcot and catch the monorail? My kids love the monorail...lol. Is there a bus to ak?
My kids are 9 and 6 and they loved YC. We didn't find it to be stuffy at all. We actually enjoyed that it was a lot more quiet than the BC. There were plenty of families at YC.

It is a 5 minute walk to Epcot from YC. 15 minutes to DHS.
Bus to AK and bus to MK. You could walk through Epcot and take the monorail to MK if you wanted, but that seems like alot of extra work and you would definitely need hopper passes to do so.

Honestly, BC and YC are attached, so there is really no edge, IMHO for amenities from one to the other...
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:33 AM   #5
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Is it really easy to get to Epcot from YC? If I wanted to go to mk.. I could just go to Epcot and catch the monorail? My kids love the monorail...lol. Is there a bus to ak?
It is a very short walk to Epcot's International Gateway from the YC. You enter the park between France and the UK. You will love it. To get to MK from the YC you would take the resort bus. Otherwise you would have to walk from World Showcase through Future World to get to the front of Epcot and the monorail. Also, you can't get into Epcot until 9:00 so if you are trying to get to the MK at or near park opening, you'll never make it. The bus is the way to go from the YC. It's easy!

You will love the YC and Stormalong Bay, the pool there! The kids will love the entire Boardwalk area!
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Thank you for answering!!! I keep reading that the YC is a tad stuffy..my kids are 16,11 and 9... But want the feel of Disney. I read the yc has many convention goers and bc is more families? I was reading that bc is closer to Epcot, prettier decor and has the edge in refilling mugs and as dining? But yet I have seen some negative reviews of bc but not heard many about the YC except that maybe a lot like bc better. Bc isn't an option for me.


Is it really easy to get to Epcot from YC? If I wanted to go to mk.. I could just go to Epcot and catch the monorail? My kids love the monorail...lol. Is there a bus to ak?
The longer you are on the boards the sooner you will recognize that there will be strong positive AND negative reviews about the same resort, restaurant, quick service location, park etc. Each and every one. Everyone's likes and dislikes are different. You can not take them to heart. That is what is so good about Disney. There is somewhere for everyone.
The Yacht Club is great. Visit the Yc/BC thread here and review pages 1 and 2 even if you don't want to participate there. There is tons of information and pictures about both resorts
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:53 AM   #7
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Hi There! We stayed at the YC for a week this April and then we stayed at the Poly for a week this August (just a few weeks ago). I have a DS10 and a DD13, so my kids are similar in ages to yours.

Having stayed at both just recently, I can assure you that you and your family will love YC! And, I think it has just as much to offer as the Poly does. Both of my kids really liked the YC! It didn't feel too formal or stuffy. And, we saw plenty of other families there.

Here were some of the best parts of our YC stay:

SAB - yes it's large, so it's a bit more difficult to keep an eye on the kids, but because of that, my DH and I actually found ourselves in the water more, actually playing with the kids. We had so much fun in the pool together. And then, when DH and I were ready for a break on the lounge chairs, we just had the kids stick to one area of the pool. Another thing about SAB...it's absolutely lovely. So much to look at. Plus, there are so many seating options. If you want to see more action, take a seat by the slide exit. If you want some peace and quiet, just head to one of the upper decks or to one of the chairs in the shade a little further back.

The rooms - I thought they were awesome! Very clean and my favorite part is that they were bright and open. Plus, they all have full balconies!! This was our room in April:



Proximity to the Boardwalk Area and Epcot - This was one of the best parts of our stay. On evenings that you're not in the mood for a park...just head over to the Boardwalk for some shopping, eating, or entertainment. My kids loved the magicians and jugglers that performed! They also loved pin trading through the shops and at the Boardwalk Inn. Also, nothing beats being able to stroll into Epcot's WS for the evening! Walking to Epcot from YC is a breeze!

Beaches and Cream - Because sometimes you just gotta have a whopping big sundae for lunch! Every time we go to Disney we take the kids for a special 'ice cream only' lunch. It's one of their favorite things to do...and something we would definitely only do on vacation

The one thing I can say having stayed at both the Poly and YC within the last few months is that they felt like totally different vacations. I think it's so much fun to try new resorts...it makes it feel like a whole new experience! Don't be nervous; you're going to have a great time!

One more pic taken from the YC, looking toward the BWI...so pretty!

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Our favorite deluxe is the Poly, but we stayed at the YC too and loved it. I wouldn't say the atmosphere is "stuffy". To us it just seemed more refined than its' sister resort (BC). Lots of families with children at both resorts. There is a good possibility that the Poly will be in some form of construction for the addition of DVC during your visit, so it may be a blessing in disguise that you had to book YC.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:10 AM   #9
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our kids loved the YC (much moreso than the BC and BCVs, which they felt was more noisy and geared toward very little kids).
YC staff treated them very well (at BC & BCV, they were often "overlooked" with all the older kids).
it is a gorgeous resort (btw, we also loved the poly), with short walks/friendship rides to EPCOT & DHS, as well as all the BW fun.

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CT Disney, your pics are awesome! We're staying at the YC in December and one thing I was worried about was whether the rooms would feel outdated because IIRC the YC is up for a renovation soon. From your photo, I can see there's nothing to worry about. I can't wait to see the place in person!
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You can always find out more on one of the dedicated threads titled 2013 Beach and Yacht Club FAQ, Fun and friends:***July and August 2013*** they are very helpful and friendly and have an amazing list of facts and features on the first few pages. I recommend giving it some time and make sure to check out the maps and photos there are even some of the different room view categories there.
We are taking our DS 13 years old to YC it's not at all stuffy or too formal for children of any age, don't let the lack of large characters everywhere mislead you, subtlety and old world theming is the key to this resort there are cute little touches here and there too and the rooms at the moment have a Mickey lamp. I can't wait for DS to see that we are at this resort he was gutted on our last vacation that he couldn't play in SAB after our meal at Yachtsman's Steakhouse he fell in love with the pool here.
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<3 yc!!!

We did a split-stay at YC last year and I am in LOOOOOVE!!!

We started at POR which was great save for a few hiccups not attributable to the actual resort (some miscommunication and CM error). We figured we would have to wait until we got home to resolve, but when the CM at YC heard us talking about it, he grabbed a manager and the situation was resolved in minutes... a great way to start the stay.

We had adjoining rooms with our in-laws and were amazed at how quiet the rooms were - my FIL and BIL are very loud baritones, and we barely heard them.

DD, who was 4, LOVED the resort: I was worried it was too stuffy, but she loved the 'ship look'. She talked to the Captain in the lobby every time we went through. She seemed interested in BC when we stopped over for a visit, but said she felt her resort was 'nicer' (I think part of it was the multitude of kids outside Cape May).

SAB was definitely an appeal for our whole group, but we also took advantage of the quiet pool. Proximity to EPCOT and HS was a great feature, especially because we did an Illuminations Cruise (right outside our hotel can't be beat!)

I think that 'stuffy' at Disney probably means something totally different than 'stuffy' in real life. YC definitely gave me the DELUXE taste (though, I wouldn't hesitate to stay at POR again). The only reasons we aren't staying at YC next trip is price, location (2 kiddos = extra MK time) and having a tiny that won't be able to take advantage of SAB. But, we've already decided that when our Little Peanut becomes a good swimmer, we're going back to YC!
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Youve picked a great resort to stay at. We will be staying at the YC for the first time in October. Weve stayed at the Beach Club several times and always found it to be clean. I havent read any negative reviews on the YCs cleanliness either. Plus, you can use Stormalong Bay, which IMO is the best pool on Disney property. You are also only a 5 minute walk to Epcot and 10-15 to HS ( or you can take the boat). You can take the monorail to MK if you have parkhoppers (we do all of the time), but youll still have to take a bus to AK or DTD.

I think youve made a great decision and your family will love the YC. Have a great trip!
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Just had an idea if you have park hopping on your tickets it could be worth trying to catch a bus to POFQ or POR from the front of Epcot and take a boat down to DTD it's a pleasant alternative route to get there and you could do the reverse trip to get back to the hotel later in the day when you only need to take a quick walk through Epcot and IG to be back to your room.
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CT Disney, your pics are awesome! We're staying at the YC in December and one thing I was worried about was whether the rooms would feel outdated because IIRC the YC is up for a renovation soon. From your photo, I can see there's nothing to worry about. I can't wait to see the place in person!

And, the funny thing is, that room picture came out pretty dark because of the backlighting from the window. It's actually much lighter and brighter in real life.

Here are some pics of the pool. Love how pretty it is! Hope you get to use it in December







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