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Old 02-11-2013, 04:19 PM   #2986
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When I did my online check-in a couple weeks ago, I think the standard options were (choose two out of the four):
  • Near Elevator
  • Lower Floor
  • Woods View
  • Larger Balcony

I had previously sent an e-mail to Member Services with a separate room request, and so with online check-in I left the choices blank in the hopes that they would not override my e-mail request. It's my first time doing online check-in... we'll see what happens.

It's my first time at BCV, so I don't have experience making these requests. But I'll let you know what I was looking for... My first choice was a high-floor woods view facing Epcot (hoping for a view of Illuminations over the trees). Second choice was to be close to the main Beach Club building and lobby (wanted quicker access to SAB and the Marketplace).

Good luck!
I am wondering if these are the most popular requests, I would want a high floor so if this is so I wonder if I have a better chance of getting it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:45 PM   #2987
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I am wondering if these are the most popular requests, I would want a high floor so if this is so I wonder if I have a better chance of getting it.
Don't really have the answer for you... Are you going to be staying at the villas or at one of the resorts?

I just wanted to tell you that "your" song (well, David Bowie's) came on the radio the other day and I thought of you!

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #2988
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Don't really have the answer for you... Are you going to be staying at the villas or at one of the resorts?

I just wanted to tell you that "your" song (well, David Bowie's) came on the radio the other day and I thought of you!

Hoping for the resort, still can't confirm dates due to DH's work, he's hoping to move jobs but it will be the end of July.

Nice to hear you thought of me , Bowie is so cool
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Hi guys... Does anyone know if the rooms with full-size balconies are more likely to have daybeds vs needing the rollaway? Thx!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:52 PM   #2990
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Hi guys... Does anyone know if the rooms with full-size balconies are more likely to have daybeds vs needing the rollaway? Thx!!
To my knowledge, the two room features are not related.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:34 PM   #2991
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pixarmom (or anybody else who has recent experience with this), were people with RFID tickets getting into the parks much quicker than you? I have a 6-day park hopper that I'm planning to upgrade to an AP. i was going to upgrade it on our first day, but I'm wondering if I should just have them put the ticket on my room key so that I'll be able to use the RFID scanners and wait until the end of the trip to upgrade. Based on your experience, what do you think?

So hard to believe that I have less than 3 weeks! Time to start pulling the warm weather clothes out of storage!!!
We just got back a week ago, and have APs. I did notice the RFiD lines were shorter, except on EMH mornings, then they were longer

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Here's a sneaky tip, there are always a bunch of CMs with scanners for non-RFID tickets standing at the RFID turnstiles. Walk up, ask them to scan your ticket and they will!

We did find having fewer normal turnstiles made for longer lines.
Good tip, but prob for our August trip things will have changed again. Although I'm going to try that anyway just to see. I doubt they'll have APs on the RFID bracelets by Aug, although I heard eventually they will be able to.
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I love walking around the resort outside when its dark. It's so magical. And sitting in the rocking chairs on the back porch at night. Wonderful!
I have never sat on the porch rocking chairs! I'm loving this idea at night! It sounds peaceful.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:09 PM   #2993
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Can you remember about how much is cost for a one way trip from Epcot area resort to MK resort?
We took a cab from the Poly back to YC last year it was I think $15& I gave $5 tip, so $20. Well worth it!
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #2994
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Well I caved to the peer pressure and changed our standard room to a club level room and dropped the dining plan. Really looking forward to not feeling forced to spend tons of time at sit down restaurants!! Only about 50 days.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:40 PM   #2995
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Is Hurricane Hannahs open yet? What about the health club. We were at the BC in October and they were closed. We are staying at the Yacht Club in May, and I am just wondering if construction is finished yet.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #2996
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Thanks for sharing, I'm glad to hear you liked the Garden Grille. What was your fav thing in the family style meal? Did you get to see a lot of the Land? I think this is on my imaginary list for the next trip along with BOG.
I liked everything. The salad was really fresh with a good creamy dressing, served with warm rolls- i think with honey butter. The meat was turkey, beef tenderloin and a fish (I think I remember it was talapia). The mashed potatoes tasted like home made. I don't recall the other side dishes. The desert was a blueberry cobbler or something like a cobbler. My kids like the adult stuff so they had no problem bringing more adult food for them instead of the kids meal. This was on our last trip in 2011. It is on our ressie list for our June trip this year.

The rotation let you see parts of the land. The rotation was very subtle but fun for the kids.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #2997
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Is Hurricane Hannahs open yet? What about the health club. We were at the BC in October and they were closed. We are staying at the Yacht Club in May, and I am just wondering if construction is finished yet.
Yes! I didn't take any health club photos, but here's the new Hurricane Hanna's!

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Wow - great improvements over at Hurricane Hanna's! I do hope they find more permanent fencing to separate the pool from the seating area - doesn't look quite right. But the setup is great - the bar is much improved and includes seating, everything looks updated and clean and the refill mug station is in its own alcove with the condiments - not in between the bar and the counter service area. Love it!























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Old 02-11-2013, 09:58 PM   #2998
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FYI- I do have the link to this series of photos accompanying the 3 photos from last year on page 1, I just can't fit them all on the YC Room Page.

Dang 25 photo limit!!!
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Pixarmom - we stayed right near the secret YC entrance both times we stayed at YC. We were on the first floor and loved it! No traipsing through the lobby in wet bathing suits (even though I always wear a cover up!). The best part was that we were right across from the small laundry room on the 1st floor. I could just throw a load in and listen for it to be done!
I love proximity to laundry! Why is that not a bookable category? Water view, standard view, close to laundry.
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Well I caved to the peer pressure and changed our standard room to a club level room and dropped the dining plan. Really looking forward to not feeling forced to spend tons of time at sit down restaurants!! Only about 50 days.
A question then??!! Do most people opt not to do the dining plan when staying club level?
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Well I caved to the peer pressure and changed our standard room to a club level room and dropped the dining plan. Really looking forward to not feeling forced to spend tons of time at sit down restaurants!! Only about 50 days.
Good going!
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