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Old 11-21-2013, 02:05 PM   #3031
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well I'm glad I came to read about CL. I was thinking about upgrading us to CL at the Poly but not after reading this. thanks guys!.

what about the beach club CL though? We have a one nighter there and I could upgrade it to CL, worth it or not?
While I do think cl has changed over the years we will still book it as long as we enjoy our trips. We do! Especially the poly cl. Please don't read my comment to mean more than that.

Cl has always has been an overall good experience for us. The fact that it used to be better or different in some ways does not mean we don't think it's worth it. Just didn't want to leave the wrong impression. If you'd never been before I don't know if you would notice.

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Old 11-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #3032
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While I do think cl has changed over the years we will still book it as long as we enjoy our trips. We do! Especially the poly cl. Please don't read my comment to mean more than that. Cl has always has been an overall good experience for us. The fact that it used to be better or different in some ways does not mean we don't think it's worth it. Just didn't want to leave the wrong impression. If you'd never been before I don't know if you would notice. Sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
My comment also was just my observation re: the changes in CL.

Just as PP stated above, if you've never stayed, or have stayed recently, you prob wouldn't even know the difference & some of the views or even the size of the room (Deluxe) is booked CL.

Book what you want & what your needs are & enjoy! It's Disney!
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:00 PM   #3033
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We've stayed CL at the Poly once before. On our prior trip, we did not. For me, I like booking CL to have the luxury of the lounge and the IPO. I'm on the west coast and not having to get up at 4am to make adrs matters a TON to me and I'm willing to pay extra for my sleep and sanity.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:00 PM   #3034
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Just returned from YC CL. Left feeling "meh." Our last 4 trips were CL at either GF or CR and we have always left thrilled. I am really curious to know if this is a CL issue or a YC CL issue. Thoughts?

Are we expecting too much to have a bit of variety in the appetizers like we have always had before or at least some helpful people at the CM CL? Does the YC CL offer similar variations to the CR or GF or have all clubs gone standard?

We have always been extremely pleased with our CL experience. This is the first one that left us with buyer's remorse.

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Old 11-22-2013, 05:23 AM   #3035
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Just returned from YC CL. Left feeling "meh." Our last 4 trips were CL at either GF or CR and we have always left thrilled. I am really curious to know if this is a CL issue or a YC CL issue. Thoughts?

Are we expecting too much to have a bit of variety in the appetizers like we have always had before or at least some helpful people at the CM CL? Does the YC CL offer similar variations to the CR or GF or have all clubs gone standard?

We have always been extremely pleased with our CL experience. This is the first one that left us with buyer's remorse.

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We stayed YC CL back in April. We had been previously in LOVE with WL CL (so awesome). "Meh" is the same way we were feeling about YC CL after our stay. I mean, we loved YC and had a great stay. There were so many positives about the resort overall, but the CL was just okay. You are right about the lack of the variety of foods. I don't know. We'd stay at YC again, but feel no reason to shell out the $$$ for CL there again.
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I don't make it over to this thread often, but I thought this would be a good place to post a link to my thread with pictures of the Beach Club Concierge Lounge and the food/drink offerings during my summer trip.


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I loved your beach club concierge thread ... I am wondering which is better, the CL at Beach Club or the CL at Yacht Club.....?
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I loved your beach club concierge thread ... I am wondering which is better, the CL at Beach Club or the CL at Yacht Club.....?
I have only stayed at the Beach Club. From what I understand, the YC lounge may be a little larger, although that will probably change when the BC lounge undergoes a refurb. Possibly this summer.

Management is the same for both. I believe the food offerings are the same as well.

One big difference between the two resorts is that all of the YC rooms have full balconies (with the exception of one CL WV room, 5163, I think). About half of the Beach Club rooms have full balconies, the rest have Juliet (standing) balconies which are not large enough for a chair. The percentage is higher at club level at the BC, though, like 75%
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:35 PM   #3039
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A little disappointed in Yacht Club IPO, they could not get BOG on the day and time we wanted. I kept trying a got it on my own tonight. I sent my requests to them two weeks before the 180 month. So anyone really wanting it may want to consider trying on their own.
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A little disappointed in Yacht Club IPO, they could not get BOG on the day and time we wanted. I kept trying a got it on my own tonight. I sent my requests to them two weeks before the 180 month. So anyone really wanting it may want to consider trying on their own.
Although I love CL, I don't use the IPO services. I prefer to do that myself for sure. I have heard more than a few issues with IPO "dropping the ball" on reservations. If I don't get a reservation, I want it to be because I didn't get it, not because I trusted someone to do it for me. But I'm a control freak like that!
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Although I love CL, I don't use the IPO services. I prefer to do that myself for sure. I have heard more than a few issues with IPO "dropping the ball" on reservations. If I don't get a reservation, I want it to be because I didn't get it, not because I trusted someone to do it for me. But I'm a control freak like that!
Thats normally the way i handle it but thought i would give it a try this time around. I have been pretty busy at work so it was nice not stressing about it that morning. I wont do it again i suppose.
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Thats normally the way i handle it but thought i would give it a try this time around. I have been pretty busy at work so it was nice not stressing about it that morning. I wont do it again i suppose.
Well, at least you ended up getting the reservation! We loved BOG!
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Well, at least you ended up getting the reservation! We loved BOG!
Glad to hear you loved it! My 3 princesses just have to eat in that castle! Last time we ate at CRT they were 5, 12 and 14. This trip they are 13, 21 and 22!!! We haven't been on a trip all 5 of us in 6 years.
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A little disappointed in Yacht Club IPO, they could not get BOG on the day and time we wanted. I kept trying a got it on my own tonight. I sent my requests to them two weeks before the 180 month. So anyone really wanting it may want to consider trying on their own.
AKL IPO couldn't get that reservation for us either. However, I don't really think it's their fault. Like you, we turned in our paperwork in ample time. The problem is that the IPO has no extra pull to get reservations. They use the same system as everyone else not staying CL.

As BOG is probably the hardest ADR to get, I imagine that was what worked against you, not the YC IPO slacking on the job. We were able to get our BOG adr. We just had to put it toward the end of our trip rather than at the beginning. You could try that?
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AKL IPO couldn't get that reservation for us either. However, I don't really think it's their fault. Like you, we turned in our paperwork in ample time. The problem is that the IPO has no extra pull to get reservations. They use the same system as everyone else not staying CL. As BOG is probably the hardest ADR to get, I imagine that was what worked against you, not the YC IPO slacking on the job. We were able to get our BOG adr. We just had to put it toward the end of our trip rather than at the beginning. You could try that?
I had requested it for the 21st and we check out on the 23rd, so it was for the end of our trip. Im just glad i kept checking (when i had time)
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