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Old 09-24-2012, 02:55 PM   #2146
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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.
I think the slide surface was not the main problem, the main issue was the broken component to the water pump. Though they did say during test runs lifeguards commented on the rough slide surface. I was told this by the recreation manager, three different pool staffers, a bellman and the front desk that a part broke which operates the water pump. it was th bellman that let me in on the fact that this is a problem they know will occur without fail every few months, yet they don't keep a back up part on hand.

Yes, I totally agree that the cm that blamed dvc was blowing smoke....I called dvc and reported it, they went back and confirmed that the announcement to close HH was so last minute they didn't even know about it at dvc when we booked.

Looking at the bright side, at least the gym wasn't in a parking lot tent!:-)
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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!!!

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Old 09-24-2012, 09:43 PM   #2148
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What a great trip you've planned! Wonderful mix.
Thanks . It will be alot of moving around without really getting settled in one place for very long, but I think it will be worth it .
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:08 AM   #2149
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can you please change my dates/resort on the guest list as i've had a slight change

i'm now 2-9 December at BC CL - first time staying at BC, love the look of the decor have stayed at YC before but thought it would be fun to try the BC.
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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.

Thanks!
Not sure we have heard firm dates, yet. IIRC, the gymnarium/solnasium will be around until mid Nov. and HH is scheduled to open sometime in December, but this is nothing official.

To the best of my knowledge, no disruption to the pool has been reported (other than the recent emergency slide repair, unrelated to the refurb work)

We have a couple of folks from this thread staying at the resort in early October and I expect we will get lots of pictures and reports about the situation there when they get back.

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can you please change my dates/resort on the guest list as i've had a slight change

i'm now 2-9 December at BC CL - first time staying at BC, love the look of the decor have stayed at YC before but thought it would be fun to try the BC.
I'll make the adjustment.

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Old 09-25-2012, 06:18 AM   #2151
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Hi, we're staying at BC 10/18 - 10/27 after four nights on board the Dream.

I have skimmed the thread but am still unsure about where we can refill our mugs while at the pool. Can anyone please clarify?
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:29 AM   #2152
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Hi, we're staying at BC 10/18 - 10/27 after four nights on board the Dream.

I have skimmed the thread but am still unsure about where we can refill our mugs while at the pool. Can anyone please clarify?
As of now with HH's closure, the only place near the pool for mug refills is Beaches and Cream takeout side. They don't have all the flavors, but it's better than nothing. They serve a very sticky sweet pink lemonade, not the light lemonade. The next closest location would be the Marketplace, but that's a far walk.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:50 AM   #2153
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Hi, we're staying at BC 10/18 - 10/27 after four nights on board the Dream.

I have skimmed the thread but am still unsure about where we can refill our mugs while at the pool. Can anyone please clarify?


I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list.



I thought in addition to the Beaches & Cream take out window, there was a refill station in the arcade, with the grab & go stuff.

Could someone who is there now check that out and report back?

Thanks!
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:58 AM   #2154
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14 Days till we go! Now that the kiddos know about the trip they are so excited.

Bummer that I am still traveling for work but this will be my last work trip till after our vacation.

Thursday we are going to get costumers for the MNSSHP.

Since last time we were there things were very different for our family, any suggestions or must haves when packing for park days?
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:04 AM   #2155
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Does the pool gift shop still sell noodles?

It appears that the noodle family has already been adopted during my upcoming visit. Since the poolside gift shop has been turned into a pool side bar, are they still selling noodles? I desperately need a noodle cause I'm afraid of the deep water in the lazy river.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:16 AM   #2156
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It appears that the noodle family has already been adopted during my upcoming visit. Since the poolside gift shop has been turned into a pool side bar, are they still selling noodles? I desperately need a noodle cause I'm afraid of the deep water in the lazy river.
Good question- hopefully someone can answer that for you. There are sometimes noodles for sale in the Marketplace, too.

Another mission for a current or soon to be traveler to report about.

PS- still waiting to hear if you can still get kids meals in the beach pails.
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I thought in addition to the Beaches & Cream take out window, there was a refill station in the arcade, with the grab & go stuff.

Could someone who is there now check that out and report back?

Thanks!
I checked into this last week. There is no refill station in the arcade, I asked and despite even having a few mugs there for sale, there is no plans for one.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:50 AM   #2158
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Can someone give me the low down on SAB? This will be a resort focused trip for 3 adults (Sept '13) and I'm a bit hesitant to book the Beach Club! I'm planning at least two days poolside and am a tad nervous!

Any recommendations on where to sit? I can see seating by the slide, shallow pool, and Hurricane Hannah's. Anywhere else that may be less "crowded" or more adult friendly? Would love to tuck [our northern chubby folk bodies] away from the hustle and bustle.

Some of the posts have mentioned "drink runners"... am I to assume this is for adult beverages (as well?) If so... how does that work?

Can I bring my own noodles? Because... you know... nothing goes better with poolside booze than foam noodles... safety third!

Bottom line... we'd really like to relax and enjoy ourselves... and I question if SAB can deliver?! It's my dream resort though... and I just can't stomach the GF price tag!
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Can someone give me the low down on SAB? This will be a resort focused trip for 3 adults (Sept '13) and I'm a bit hesitant to book the Beach Club! I'm planning at least two days poolside and am a tad nervous!

Any recommendations on where to sit? I can see seating by the slide, shallow pool, and Hurricane Hannah's. Anywhere else that may be less "crowded" or more adult friendly? Would love to tuck [our northern chubby folk bodies] away from the hustle and bustle.

Some of the posts have mentioned "drink runners"... am I to assume this is for adult beverages (as well?) If so... how does that work?

Can I bring my own noodles? Because... you know... nothing goes better with poolside booze than foam noodles... safety third!

Bottom line... we'd really like to relax and enjoy ourselves... and I question if SAB can deliver?! It's my dream resort though... and I just can't stomach the GF price tag!
We've have gone over to the pool at the BCV when SAB got too crowded. We would almost have the pool to ourselves sometimes. Otherwise, if you want to stay poolside at SAB, the side of the pool closest to the YC is good if you want to be close to the lazy river and hot tub. The side of the pool closest to the BC is best if you want to be near the deeper water for swimming or for using the slide. Some of the poolside areas are in the shade, which I always like.

You can also sit in the beach chairs on the shores of the lake. That is always quiet.
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hey everyone!!!

Did I read somewhere that the BC Marketplace menu has changed? I may have dreamed that................anything is possible for me lately!!!

Hope everyone has been doing OK?
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