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Old 01-06-2013, 10:52 AM   #871
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Mike- thanks for your awesome live reports and for posting the Be Our Guest Guide.

Wow, you have started out with some highs and lows. Can't wait to see pictures from your rock star room!!!

Sorry to hear about the scary incident with your wallet, but I'm glad that faith, trust and pixie dust were present for you and everything was returned intact. PHEW!!!

Continue to enjoy your trip!
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:58 AM   #872
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Live from the YC CL! We arrived today for our fourth YC stay, second on CL. Check in was great and our room was available at 2:30 when we arrived. We booked a lagoon view for the first time and our room location is fantastic. Just down the hall from the lounge with a dead center view of the lagoon and boardwalk. We could see illuminations from our balcony tonight! Just an amazing view I could look at the lights all night.

The room looks good. Not worn down at all. There's a stain on the chair but otherwise the room is perfect.

The bathroom is always my main criticism with this resort. It just doesn't rise to the level of a deluxe hotel It's small. Our shower head is really rusted and the floor is stained. That's my only complaint and it's certainly nothing to really be bothered by just an observation.

We received the new Be Our Guest booklet today and it's great. The poster is fantastic and discounts were available for much of the year.

Every cast member we've encountered has been great. The guard at the entrance was from our town and we had a great conversation and the CL staff is so accommodating and helpful.

We had a great meal at fultons tonight and DTD was packed! The parking lot was insane! We opted to go back and shop tomorrow when it might be less crowded.

The food in the lounge has been great. The chips and dip were wonderful this afternoon as were the cookies. Appetizers included pot stickers, chicken on a stick, cheese, olives, veggies, bread and crackers, and pbj. We've also managed ice dream at beaches and cream to go twice

I'll update tomorrow!!
Hope you are enjoying your trip and thank you for the mini review. in regards to the bathroom I have had similar experiences at deluxe resorts where the shower head was rusty/mold/stains/grout missing in other areas of the bathroom etc. Maybe when you get back write a quick email to the yacht club with the room number so they can address the problem. A deluxe resort should not have a rusty shower head. I love disney I love staying at their resorts but as of late the wear and tear on them truly get to me especially with the prices they are charging. When I have issues like this I always come back and write a letter to customer relations you will be happy with the outcome and the resort will address the problem and therefore be in better shape for the next guest and around and around we go. have a great trip
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:00 PM   #873
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Hi Everybody!

We are staying at YC June 1-8 (would love to be on the Be Our Guest list please). We have enjoyed the BC before but want to try the other side this trip. We had a nice stay at Poly last 'long' trip, but have to say part of me missed the relaxation of the BC (and the Poly rooms and interiors are a bit tired - thank you for the rehab Mickey!)

So, one question, is getting to the pool from YC a pain as compared to BC? We are bringing our BFF's for their first trip. I hope that we aren't wishing we stayed at BC versus YC. (I had an amazing discount at YC compared to BC - long story) Trying to look at maps, wondering the easiest route from say the lobby to stormalong bay pool? Only if someone has a minute to advise.

Thanks for the great thread and all the fun information!
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We are staying at YC June 1-8 (would love to be on the Be Our Guest list please). We have enjoyed the BC before but want to try the other side this trip. We had a nice stay at Poly last 'long' trip, but have to say part of me missed the relaxation of the BC (and the Poly rooms and interiors are a bit tired - thank you for the rehab Mickey!)

So, one question, is getting to the pool from YC a pain as compared to BC? We are bringing our BFF's for their first trip. I hope that we aren't wishing we stayed at BC versus YC. (I had an amazing discount at YC compared to BC - long story) Trying to look at maps, wondering the easiest route from say the lobby to stormalong bay pool? Only if someone has a minute to advise.

Thanks for the great thread and all the fun information!
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Straight out the back door of YC to the left. There's a gate just past the rocking chairs. Not far at all.
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Also to get to the pool at YC you can also walk inside down the hall past Yachtsman Steakhouse and go out of that door. Right there outside the door!
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Hi Everybody!

We are staying at YC June 1-8 (would love to be on the Be Our Guest list please). We have enjoyed the BC before but want to try the other side this trip. We had a nice stay at Poly last 'long' trip, but have to say part of me missed the relaxation of the BC (and the Poly rooms and interiors are a bit tired - thank you for the rehab Mickey!)

So, one question, is getting to the pool from YC a pain as compared to BC? We are bringing our BFF's for their first trip. I hope that we aren't wishing we stayed at BC versus YC. (I had an amazing discount at YC compared to BC - long story) Trying to look at maps, wondering the easiest route from say the lobby to stormalong bay pool? Only if someone has a minute to advise.

Thanks for the great thread and all the fun information!
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That's great to hear that you find BC more relaxing than Poly!! We're booked for Poly in Sept, and we love staying there, but I'm having 2nd thoughts because it is more expensive than BC or YC and we spent most of our time in EPCOT. I think it would be so nice to be so close to EPCOT but I'm afraid we won't find the BC or YC as relaxing as Poly. Decisions, decisions....

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Do all BCV studios have a toaster or is it just sort of luck of the draw? How well does it work?

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Hi All and Happy New Year (a bit late)!
I'm getting back onto the DIS more regularly now that the holidays are over. We are set to head down to BC CL on 1/18 (I'm already on the BOG list) and then we are busy planning our Fantasy Cruise for 3/30!

Regarding the short cruises, I would always recommend a 7 night over a 3 night if at all possible, even for a first time cruiser. The shorter cruisers have a different feel. They just seem more crowded even if they are not, because everyone is trying to pack all the most popular experiences into a shorter time frame. Everything seems more rushed and you are getting off the ship almost as soon as you get on. In my opinion, you really don't get to experience the best parts of a cruise. Now that I am addicted to cruising, I still prefer the full week but would consider a short cruise if it was an amazing deal.
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Would You upgrade from A GV to a LV at YC?

ok folks we are 18 days out from a 7 day YC GV CL stay first timers.
I just checked the site and there is no availability at all within the YC except for a CL LV room which I can upgrade to for about $300 more. (I'm surprised the hotel would be sold out - perhaps conferences? ) My question for those who are familiar with the fifth floor - would you upgrade? Is a LV worth the cost I would incur? We do plan on spending some time in the room during the visit.
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ok folks we are 18 days out from a 7 day YC GV CL stay first timers.
I just checked the site and there is no availability at all within the YC except for a CL LV room which I can upgrade to for about $300 more. (I'm surprised the hotel would be sold out - perhaps conferences? ) My question for those who are familiar with the fifth floor - would you upgrade? Is a LV worth the cost I would incur? We do plan on spending some time in the room during the visit.
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I wouldn't upgrade, because any of the garden views will be gorgeous. If it is important to you, the $300 might be worth it, but to me it wouldn't be.

On our last trip, we took Standard View, because GV wasn't available. We found out we could see wishes at night, which was a great treat, and I did not regret our room view.
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Hi everyone. I am new to this thread. We just got back from 10 days at the Poly over Christmas. The family wants to go back again and this time stay at the Yacht Club.
We found we spent most of our time at HS and Epcot. Kids are adults now so a day or two max is needed in the MK.

Just wondering if YC rooms have been renovated lately. Also do all Waterview rooms have balconies?
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Getting ready for our 1/25 two night stay before our first cruise. This will be our first time at YC. Thank you to everyone for sharing all of your information on this thread. With just two nights at the hotel I want to be prepared before we arrive.

Now I am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be one day warm enough to at least jump in the pool! My kids have been asking to stay at the hotel with the pirate ship by Epcot for a while now, and of course I book it for January and not when we go in August!!
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Hi everyone. I am new to this thread. We just got back from 10 days at the Poly over Christmas. The family wants to go back again and this time stay at the Yacht Club.
We found we spent most of our time at HS and Epcot. Kids are adults now so a day or two max is needed in the MK.

Just wondering if YC rooms have been renovated lately. Also do all Waterview rooms have balconies?
There are only a handful of rooms in all of YC without a full balcony. Hour chances of getting one is slim but just ask at check-in to make sure. The rooms had a soft renovation not too long ago.
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Getting ready for our 1/25 two night stay before our first cruise. This will be our first time at YC. Thank you to everyone for sharing all of your information on this thread. With just two nights at the hotel I want to be prepared before we arrive.

Now I am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be one day warm enough to at least jump in the pool! My kids have been asking to stay at the hotel with the pirate ship by Epcot for a while now, and of course I book it for January and not when we go in August!!
We're heading down to WDW on January 26, and know from personal experience that January weather is unpredictable . . . but the forecast for the short term is looking good! My parents are down at their condo in SW Florida and it's looking like a warmer January than they've seen in years. Keeping our fingers crossed with you!
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