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Old 05-18-2014, 08:33 AM   #31
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Thanks, Dee!

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Old 05-18-2014, 08:37 AM   #33
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Can anyone recommend some good YouTube clips of Yacht and Beach Club please. We have just installed a 40inch Smart TV and I've discovered that I can connect the TV and the iPad by wifi and send YouTube clips to the big screen. I'm currently watching the Yacht Club overview.
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Thanks so much for the new thread! We are currently less than 7 out and starting our packing SO EXCITED! SO READY!!!

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Hello! I was wondering if my party consists of 5, do I need to request a daybed at BC? If it's already known by disney do I have still request one? Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:04 AM   #36
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Really!!! I beat NM and Buzzy to the new home!!!???!!!

Thanks Dee as always great job!!

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Hello! I was wondering if my party consists of 5, do I need to request a daybed at BC? If it's already known by disney do I have still request one? Thanks!
Most of the time you will get a room with a daybed when you have five. If it doesn't happen then they give you a roll away bed.
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Thank you natebenma!!! If anyone has any other insight I'd appreciate it. I think my question got lost before we moved to the new thread

Originally Posted by msdroz
I'm sorry if this has been asked before but if you are staying in the CL do you need to do the 60 day advance online check in? Our situation is a little different as we are staying off property our first night and we will arrive at the YC very early. We will leave our luggage with bell services (or CL staff)?, check in, and head right to Epcot. Would online check in speed up this process, or should we rely on checking in with the CL when we get there?

I don't think it matters to much if you do the advanced checkin or not when staying CL. Can anyone think of major advantages? Maybe a slightly quicker checkin since you have already provided your credit card info.

We have had 3 BC CL stays, never did the online checkin and our room was ready every time (approx. 11:30 am).
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Go away for a couple of days and I see we moved ,as always Dee great job .You are a true master. I attended my nieces wedding yesterday,it was a location wedding in Delray Beach Fl. . Sitting at the pool now wishing I was at the Beach Club SAB instead but in about 30 days I will be there . I can not wait.
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YAY, a new thread!
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Yay!!! Thanks for helping us move, Dee!
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Thanks for the magic, Dee!
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Originally Posted by nannette View Post
Really!!! I beat NM and Buzzy to the new home!!!???!!!

Thanks Dee as always great job!!

Yep you did! That Ninja Mom is Such a SLACKER!

Signed, your thread Pal Buzzy the Fly, the Beach Club Resort guy
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Can anyone recommend some good YouTube clips of Yacht and Beach Club please. We have just installed a 40inch Smart TV and I've discovered that I can connect the TV and the iPad by wifi and send YouTube clips to the big screen. I'm currently watching the Yacht Club overview.
Here you go:

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Carryover from previous thread

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Originally Posted by TigrLvsPooh View Post
I got lucky again!! Been checking availability at YC/BC for months looking for anything to open up the first week of June. Some of you might even remember me posting several times about not having any Epcot resorts available that week. We had booked a 1br at BWV as our only option. Finally yesterday I was able to get 4 of our nights at YC CL LV!!!! I don't know what happened but suddenly they had every room category available!!!??? It must have been a block of rooms on hold. Maybe Mark Hamill released them??? I don't know how I got lucky again, this is the exact same thing that happened to us in March. I had been checking YC/BC availability since Christmas and was finally able to get it a couple of weeks before our Spring Break. Fate must be working on my side. I will keep checking for more days to open up earlier in the week, but as it stands right now we'll be there June 4-8. The kids are going to be so shocked and excited!!! It's their favorite resort.


I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list and keep my fingers, toes and eyes crossed that more days open up for you at YC.

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Thank you for the detailed times and I hope we're that lucky! We're coming in on a Monday morning so hopefully as easy.

Grey Gooses are yum. I have a sangria in my sights at Via Napoli. What's in a Sunken Treasure I keep seeing mentioned? Will have to enjoy one of those as well.
There is a tribute to the Sunken Treasure on Page 2 of this thread, in the Community post. I'll come back and edit in the recipe.

Please note that the Sunken Treasure is no longer on the menu at Hurricane Hanna's, however if you get a bartender who knows how to make the drink, you may still be in luck!

Thanks to medicgirl177, who experiemented at great personal risk to decipher the secret formula:

Sunken Treasure- recipe by medicgirl177
1 1/2 shots Midori
1 shot Malibu Coconut Rum
1 shot orange juice
1 shot pineapple juice
Sprite or 7-Up to fizzy taste
1 shot Blue Curaçao
Over ice
Dress with Pineapple slice, cherry, or umbrella

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LOL, I love that we can't *not* have a thread! It's there, waiting in the wings...
Of course! We always need a home.

Originally Posted by nharding20 View Post
Hi to all the awesome YC/BC experts!

In two weeks we will be at the Yacht Club, and this is our very first time staying there as a family. We're really excited.

I have a couple questions I'm hoping you all might be able to answer...

What time do the buses/boats start running in the morning?
Does anyone know how long it takes to get to MK, AK and DTD?
Is it realistic to think of walking to HS? Or is that just too far?
Is the pool crazy crowded in the afternoons since everyone has the same idea to take a break then? (i.e. how likely are we to score chairs in early afternoon?)
Would there ever be a hope of a walk-up at Beaches & Cream, or should we make a reservation?

I've read these boards through for many tips - and I'm super grateful for everything I've learned. Any other info you wish to impart is appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
Here are some of my answers to your questions-

I hesitate to definitively state when buses and boats start operating, but I think an hour before that park opens is a good rule of thumb.

The trip to MK takes between 12-15 minutes and about 15 minutes to AK (plus whatever wait time you have for the bus). The travel time to DTD is approx. 25-30 minutes. Consider getting a taxi back to the resort from DTD. I'm a total cheapo, but paying for the cab fare for that route of travel is worth every penny!

How little are the legs that are joining you on the trip? We have done the walk back to the resort from HS. We beat the boat when we are briskly walking. We haven't done the walk TO HS because we don't want to wear ourselves out early in the day. Whether or not you want to do the walk should probably depend on weather and how tired you are. About a 20-25 minute walk between YC and HS.

Not sure about the Beaches & Cream wait or crowd conditions at the pool.

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Is there a list of connecting rooms for YC??
Not that I have ever seen.

Originally Posted by amg35 View Post
I will say the Yacht Club quiet pool was always empty!! One day I chose to go to that pool and it was a completely relaxing afternoon. I had a cocktail, laid by the pool, a great getaway from the crowds.

I live in Chicago, near downtown!
Here's a question- where did you get the cocktail? Did you BYOB or get something from Hurricane Hanna's or elsewhere before going to the quiet pool?

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