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Old 09-23-2012, 08:14 PM   #2131
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To anyone else who enjoys trip reports-here is a plug for the ones from Missyrose- Absolutely amazing photos from her boyfriend Franklin accompanied by well-written commentary by Missy. Great food porn, too, if you are into that!

Can't wait to see her report after her stay at BCV!

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I love a good trip report! Heading over to check it out now.

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Old 09-23-2012, 08:28 PM   #2132
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Have you checked the Be Our Guest list lately?

Is your info correct?
Hello - Could you please add us to the list?

BC - Oct 18th - 21st
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:56 PM   #2133
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Mount Washington Hotel?

Sorry this off topic.

My DH & I wanted to stay at BC for our anniversary, but we couldn't pull it off this time.

We are looking at the Mount Washington Hotel in NH. If any of you have stayed there, please share your thoughts. Thanks.

To all at BC/YC, Enjoy!
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:57 PM   #2134
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Have you checked the Be Our Guest list lately?

Is your info correct?

Who will be there at the same time as you???

Post 13: Be Our Guest list
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:01 PM   #2135
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Just had to stop by and share that I just saw that we finally have a narrator for our Candlelight Processional reservation (via Rose and Crown)...Blair Underwood! I'm excited! I must admit to being jealous of those who will get Gary Sinise at Christmas , but I'll take Blair Underwood!

Soooo excited to be staying within walking distance of Epcot for this trip!! The kids will be at Sandcastle Club while we enjoy a night out. Can't wait!!!

Just 69 more days!
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:35 AM   #2136
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I don't have any advice for you, Angel, but wanted to say congratulations!!! Enjoy your anniversary celebration!
Thank you my friend . How many years have we known each other now? A long time...from old concierge threads. we are here at the world now, staying at Shades of Green moving over to Beach Club CL tomorrow.
We had a little Pixie Dust sprinkled today, we were going to ride POTC, the CM noticed our anniversary buttons and made us Captains of the ship we sailed. . It really was fun seeing the ride from the front row, complete different prospective. Same thing happened a little later on Splash Mountain, they insisted that we had to ride the front row for our anniversary. It was So much fun.....and we were SO wet. We didn't care just laught and laughted.

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thread? I love club level at Beach Club. So wonderful coming to start off the day with breakfast in the lounge and to end the day with a cordial and sweet treat. You can ask for water and they will bring you large bottles of Evian to have in your room. Last trip, they actually delivered them to our room. Usually they will hand them to you. We often got two or three (when there were 5 of us in the deluxe cl room). If you have any special dietary needs (e.g.,lactose free milk) tell them and they will accomodate you at the lounge. Make sure the club level concierge knows its your anniversary and if you have any special requests, let them know. They will also do personal shopping for you so if you see something special you want to have waiting in the room as a surprise, they will do that for you. Have a great trip!
Thank you for the information. I LOVE dark chocolate covered strawberries
love to have some delivered. We can't wait for tomorrow.

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Old 09-24-2012, 06:34 AM   #2137
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We've stayed at both the Beach Club and the Beach Club Villas many times. The BCVs are actually a closer walk to Epcot than many of the BC rooms. We love the fact that it is so easy to walk to Epcot. And the walk to HS isn't too bad, either. It is a great resort to stay at when you have teenagers or family groups, because everyone can go their separate ways and it is easy to meet up again later. It is also easy to walk over to watch the Grand Illumination at night.

That being said, we are opting for the Wilderness Lodge for the first time ever, since we now have grandchildren and the MK is not that easy to reach from the BC.
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After much thought and review we have booked! We had such a great experience at the Beach Club last year, I didn't seem to have it in me to try anywhere else. I looked and looked but nothing seemed to compare or meet our needs as well. A little nervous about the crowds and heat in June but now that the kids are getting older, their school schedule just doesn't seem to accomodate times during the school year. So we are going in June and going to make the best of it! I look at it as better to be there than not to be!

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All of our recent trips have been in the summer and the best advice I can give you is to get to the parks early! Because the herds of vacationers don't start arriving until 10:30 or 11, you can get more done in the first couple of hours than you can the rest of the day. And it is coolest time of the day, too.



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We are staying at the Yacht Club from 11/28/12-12/5/12. We originally booked CL at BC but since my mom is coming and her only request was a balcony we switched to YC CL to make sure she's happy.

Please add us to the Be Our Guest list. We'd love some time with the noodles when they aren't in use by others.

Morrie K


I'll add you to the list!



It looks like the noodles are already booked during your stay. I'll put you on the waiting list, and you should probably check in with us shortly before your trip to see if the situation with the noodles has changed.



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Hello - Could you please add us to the list?

BC - Oct 18th - 21st
WL - Oct 21st - 29th

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Poly GV CL - 7/21-7/24


Sounds like a really fantastic lineup!

I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:24 AM   #2138
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Just had to stop by and share that I just saw that we finally have a narrator for our Candlelight Processional reservation (via Rose and Crown)...Blair Underwood! I'm excited! I must admit to being jealous of those who will get Gary Sinise at Christmas , but I'll take Blair Underwood!

Soooo excited to be staying within walking distance of Epcot for this trip!! The kids will be at Sandcastle Club while we enjoy a night out. Can't wait!!!

Just 69 more days!
Have a great trip......the next 69 days will fly by .

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We had a little Pixie Dust sprinkled today, we were going to ride POTC, the CM noticed our anniversary buttons and made us Captains of the ship we sailed. . It really was fun seeing the ride from the front row, complete different prospective. Same thing happened a little later on Splash Mountain, they insisted that we had to ride the front row for our anniversary. It was So much fun.....and we were SO wet. We didn't care just laught and laughted.

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Sounds like a really fantastic lineup!

I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list.
Thanks . This will be our first Disney cruise as well as our first stay at the YC, so we're excited .
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:48 AM   #2139
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Just back from BCV after a split stay with BLT. I posted a pool update while I was there, but here's a little more feedback about our stay.

Compared to BLT, the 2 br villa was tiny, and had very little drawer space for clothes. Thr bathrooms and kitchen appeared clean, though the furniture appeared to not be dusted in weeks.

The good: the pool is big. The recreation staff seemed great, including many lifeguards that even ran routine safety drills. The location is great, the walk to International Gateway is so short, and the boat the DHS a nice perk.
We had breakfast at Captains grill at YC and it was great.

The bad: hurricane Hannas closed for renovation. This is a total inconvenience for refill cups, bar and food services, bathrooms...the line at the pool bar was often very deep, and they only have 1 pool server (the others reportedly call out all the time). The famous pool slide( the reason we stayed there) was down during our entire stay, a part was ordered from California but was not installed in the 4 days we were there. We were told by staff that this happens every few months, e same part needing replacement, and they then wait for the part to arrive from California each time. The gym is also closed and was moved to the solarium, which is machines only, no weights.
Dinner at cape may cafe still had good crab legs and clams, but there was a lot less variety. The kids selections were awful. The chicken nuggets were replaced with cod nuggets, the pizza was inedible. Our waiter brought us chicken nuggets, but they were e gross processed McDonalds style. For the price, it was not a great meal.
On the last day of our trip, someone stole my son's arcade card from the air hockey table. I finally went to the concierge, as the hostesses suggested at beaches and cream. After 3 calls for a manager, they never showed. I expressed concern over the state of BC during our stay, and was told that DVC knew of the closures and it was "all on dvc" to tell us. Thr bartender at Arielles had flagged down the recreation manager, who was so kind and brought my son a new arcade card.
Our villa location overlooked trees, eater, and the quiet pool. I would avoid this location. Quiet it is not, particularly late at night. Lots of hooting and hollering.

Overall, it's a great location and a nice pool, but I would never recommend anyone go there in it's current state, as the closures do affect the quality of your stay. The villAs need a refresh. Other guests told us the regular rooms were much nicer, but they also were upset over the closures and lack of service at BC.
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I was hoping the gym would be done before our trip, which starts Thursday are they allowing you to use the gym at the Boardwalk while the BC gym is not open? (We would need weights so I don't think the solarium space would work for us)
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Does anyone know when the refurb will be done?

Also is the pool itself impacted? Our last two trips sections of it was closed.

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The famous pool slide( the reason we stayed there) was down during our entire stay, a part was ordered from California but was not installed in the 4 days we were there. We were told by staff that this happens every few months, e same part needing replacement, and they then wait for the part to arrive from California each time.
Hi! I just got back yesterday too (from YC). It's funny that's what you were told about why the slide was closed, because I was told something different.

On Thursday, 9/20 I asked a CM by the pool why the slide was closed. He told me that there were a lot of complaints about the slide hurting guests backs. So they needed "sand down" the slide, so it needed to be dried, then sanded down, repainted, then dried again. He told me it was possible it would be open the next day (Friday) but more likely that Saturday or Sunday would be the first day it would open again.

It wasn't too big a deal to me, as I was on a "grown ups" trip...but if my kids were with me, we would have been very disappointed.
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I was hoping the gym would be done before our trip, which starts Thursday are they allowing you to use the gym at the Boardwalk while the BC gym is not open? (We would need weights so I don't think the solarium space would work for us)
Can't wait to go!
Yes, when I was at YC this past week they told us we could use the Boardwalk gym. I was asking specifically because we knew check out was 11 am, but our planes didn't leave 'till night time, so we wanted to spend the day in the parks. It was SO hot and humid and my brother was really concerned about being gross/sweaty/smelly on the plane ride, so he wanted to know if he could use the Boardwalk gym showers before getting on the Magical Express back to the airport. The CM we spoke to even called up the Boardwalk Gym and verified for us that we could use the showers there. HTH
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Hi! I just got back yesterday too (from YC). It's funny that's what you were told about why the slide was closed, because I was told something different.

On Thursday, 9/20 I asked a CM by the pool why the slide was closed. He told me that there were a lot of complaints about the slide hurting guests backs. So they needed "sand down" the slide, so it needed to be dried, then sanded down, repainted, then dried again. He told me it was possible it would be open the next day (Friday) but more likely that Saturday or Sunday would be the first day it would open again.

It wasn't too big a deal to me, as I was on a "grown ups" trip...but if my kids were with me, we would have been very disappointed.
Welcome back to those returning and welcome to those joining the Be Our Guest list!!!

VaFamily, funny you should mention this, because our boys always note that the slide hurts their backs. They still say it's the best resort pool and slide on property so far (see list of resorts in my signature!) I'll let them know that's a reason reported for the closure and see if they can tell the difference (in just 12 days!)
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #2145
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Just had to stop by and share that I just saw that we finally have a narrator for our Candlelight Processional reservation (via Rose and Crown)...Blair Underwood! I'm excited! I must admit to being jealous of those who will get Gary Sinise at Christmas , but I'll take Blair Underwood!
Love, love the CP. We've done it with dinner at R&C several times. Gary Sinise is wonderful but I bet Blair Underwood is as well. Wish we were going to be in the World this year for the CP. Changed our reservation to make better use of APs.

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Thank you my friend . How many years have we known each other now? A long time...from old concierge threads. we are here at the world now, staying at Shades of Green moving over to Beach Club CL tomorrow.
We had a little Pixie Dust sprinkled today, we were going to ride POTC, the CM noticed our anniversary buttons and made us Captains of the ship we sailed. . It really was fun seeing the ride from the front row, complete different prospective. Same thing happened a little later on Splash Mountain, they insisted that we had to ride the front row for our anniversary. It was So much fun.....and we were SO wet. We didn't care just laught and laughted.



Thank you for the information. I LOVE dark chocolate covered strawberries
love to have some delivered. We can't wait for tomorrow.

Ann
How fun! You're right....so many years now. Enjoy your split stay.

clc053103, I think whoever told you that it was DVC's fault you didn't know was blowing smoke. We've gotten letters from the resort itself in the past when there were plans to close SAB. I don't think they usually send out letters for partial closures and of course not for unplanned ones. Aren't those BLT 2 BRs large? Of course, the points are much higher, too. I like BLT but my DH totally prefers BCV. Since we both love BCV, it makes it easy for us.

Re the gym closure, have any of you read the GF FAQ? Apparently the gym there will be relocated to a tent in the convention center parking lot short term.
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