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Old 08-05-2012, 05:17 AM   #1
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2012 Beach and Yacht FAQ, Part 3- Don't Post Here!!! New Thread, November 2012

Beach Club and Yacht Club FAQ thread

to the Yacht & Beach Club FAQ forum!

We hope you like it here! There are a lot of interesting questions and some great information shared by veterans and newcomers alike.

We are a very friendly, chatty bunch! You'll laugh! You may cry. You will definitely learn things about this wonderful resort.
But as you follow along, you will mostly wish you could be at the Yacht or Beach Club RIGHT NOW!!!

We realize it can be hard to find info within the body of this thread, but we try to keep the info on the first page updated. The FAQ post (post number 12 on this page) is an excellent place to start. Don't forget that the search tool can be your friend. But if you have a question, please don't be afraid to ask. We will move mountains to try and get the information you are seeking.

Please Read the FAQ Section, Post 12


Table of Contents for Front Page 1:

Post 1: Introduction to the Beach & Yacht Club - Just keep reading!
includes differences between the two resorts, maps, transportation options, links to closed threads and picture/video threads
Post 2: Stormalong Bay Pool Complex
Post 3: Flying Jib Slide/Guppy Bay kiddie pool and slide/Quiet Pools/Hot Tubs
Post 4: Resort Activities
Post 5: Gift Shops and Solarium
BC Marketplace, YC Fittings & Fairings, Solarium
Post 6: Resort Ameneties
Arcade, Health Club and Spa, Beauty Salon, Marina, Laundry, Kids Programs
Post 7: Dining at the Beach & Yacht Club
Post 8: Beach Club Resort (Rooms)
Post 9: Yacht Club Resort (Rooms)
Post 10: Beach Club Villa Resort
Post 11: Club Level Info
Post 12: FAQ and Other Useful Info
Post 13: Be Our Guest list
Post 14: Noodle Family Historical Page
Post 15: Community Page
Post 16: Lily's Pad



If you see any information that needs to updated or changed, please PM or email me!

Thanks!!!

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You can also PM me at BeachClubDee



Introduction to Disney's Beach Club and Yacht Club

A sandy white beach along Crescent Lake creates a feeling reminiscent of the lazy days of summer along the eastern seaboard. Relaxed yet luxurious, Disneys Beach Club Resort shares an array of amenities with its sister resort Disney's Yacht Club Resort just a few feet away a sandbottom pool, health club, full service marina and a beachfront promenade with direct access to Epcot as well as the unique shops and restaurants at Disneys BoardWalk entertainment district. Classic surroundings capture the essence of New England luxury at the upscale Yacht Club Resort. Its comfy chairs, hardwood floors and shafts of sunlight streaming into a welcoming lobby invite you to linger.


The Beach Club






Thanks siouxi31 and MickeyT for the lobby photos!


The Yacht Club









Thanks kldmom2000, heatherbelle and MickeyT for the Yacht Club photos!


The Beach Club and Yacht Club are similar resorts in terms of service and amenities, and have equal access to the shared pool complex, health club and video arcade. Both resorts have the same management team in place.

Some minor differences have been noted by guests:

Beach Club
Lighter, beachy decor in lobby and rooms
Lobby can be active and lively with families waiting for meals at Cape May
Closer to EPCOT and Marketplace Gift Shop
Approximately 50% of rooms in all room categories have full balconies. The remaining are standing balconies.


Yacht Club
Darker woods and nautical decor in lobby and rooms
Lobby is more serene
Convention attendees are more likely to be booked at YC
Closer to Hollywood Studios and Friendship Boats
Most rooms have a full balcony



Want more details about the differences between the two resorts? Check out this awesome blog post (November 2011) from The World of Deej:
The World of Deej: BC vs. YC




Resort Map




Transportation

Motorcoach transportation is available to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.

Water launch is available to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Boardwalk,and the Swan and Dolphin Resorts.

Each boat makes the full circuit.
EPCOT Int Gateway -> Boardwalk Inn -> Yacht & Beach Club (shared dock) -> Swan & Dolphin (shared dock) -> Disney Hollywood Studios
Disney Hollywood Studios-> Swan & Dolphin -> Yacht & Beach Club -> Boardwalk Inn -> EPCOT International Gateway

The Yacht & Beach Club boat dock was closed for refurbishment in March 2011 but is now open again.


Walking is also an option to DHS and Epcot!

The walk to Epcot takes about 5-10 minutes depending on your pace.

The walk to DHS will take you a little longer but it is a beautiful walk! The distance from the Beach Club to Hollywood Studios is a little over a mile.

Here's a suggested shortcut if you get to the Boardwalk from the Beach Club side: when you are at the Boardwalk Inn, just before the Wyland Galleries store, is a little opening that leads out to their Luna Park pool area, which you can use as a short cut for getting to the Hollywood Studios walkway and there will be a sign saying which way to go. This way you don't need to walk past the whole Boardwalk area.

Alternatively, you can access the path by walking all the way to the end of the Yacht Club and crossing the bridge there.

Here's a map created by Robo that explains the walking paths from DHS to Epcot, and places in between, illustrated in colorful detail:



Thanks, Robo, for permitting me to post this extremely helpful picture!

Here is one more map, showing the EPCOT Resort area and walking/running distances around Crescent Lake:






Taxi Cabs are readily available to guests and can be hailed by one of the valet CMs outside of the Yacht or Beach Club lobby front entrances, however...

If you are traveling directly from the Y&BC to MK, the Disney bus will take you directly to the front entrance of the park, but if you drive, or take a taxi cab, you must park/get out at the TTC and either use the express monorail or ferry boat to get to the park

Here is one website link to help you determine the estimated cabfare from point to point during your trip: Taxi Fare Finder




As with any Disney resort, travel to and from DTD can be torturous. We have not found the buses TO DTD to be all that bad but we HATE the buses that return from DTD to BC. The trip takes forever since the buses often stop at a water park, or change drivers, or make dropoffs at all of the EPCOT resorts, or all of the above. And the DTD return buses are always crowded. Always.

To avoid frustration, my family usually takes a boat to one of the DTD resorts, then a bus to EPCOT, where we enjoy a few attractions before returning to our BC room. It really breaks up the travel. Note: Park Hoppers required. I describe this method in great detail at the end of the FAQ post.

Alternatively, a taxi back to the BC would probably be around $20 including tip, and worth every penny!

IMHO, taking a taxi TO Typhoon Lagoon is also a good call, since the buses make DTD stops before going to the waterpark.

For really cool arial views of the resort, check out this BING map application:

Arial Map of Beach Club Resort



Stormalong Bay Pool and Flying Jib Slide



Stormlong Bay is a beachside water park that offers up 3 acres of aquatic fun for the whole family. Catch currents in an expansive sand-bottomed pool or a lazy circular river, explore the "Shipwreck" and slide down one of the highest hotel waterslides at Walt Disney World Resort, or simply lie on the elevated tanning deck and soak up the sun's golden rays. With 750,000 gallons of water comprising an impressive complex of pools that range from swirling to placid every member of your family can find a place to make a splash at Stormalong Bay. Guppy Bay Kiddie pool lets even the youngest of guests in on the fun.







Thanks for the Jib Slide photo, Marlton Mom!


See more pictures and read more about this amazing pool complex in the next post!


Here's the links to the previous, "closed" threads



2012 Beach and Yacht Club FAQ, Part 2 (May, June, July 2012)
2012 Beach and Yacht Club FAQ, Part 1 (March, April, May 2012)
2011/2012 Beach and Yacht Club FAQ, Part IV (November 2011-March 2012)
2011 Beach and Yacht Club FAQ, Part III (August 2011-November 2011)
2011 Beach and Yacht Club FAQ, Part II (April 2011-July 2011)
2011 Beach and Yacht Club FAQ (February 2011 - April 2011)
2010 Yacht and Beach Club FAQ, Part II (August 2010 - March 2011)
2010 Beach and Yacht Club FAQ(June 2008- August 2010)


Need to feed your fix for pix?

Link to Yacht Club, Beach Club and Beach Club Villa Photos~ Post All Your Photos!!!


Check out this YouTube video with a mini-tour of parts of the resort. Room depicted is in the Beach Club resort Video Tour


THANK YOU to Joe Cool, a high school student who originally put together this FAQ thread and to Tete01830 for keeping it going.

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Stormalong Bay Pool

Stormlong Bay is a beachside water park that offers up 3 acres of aquatic fun for the whole family. Catch currents in an expansive sand-bottomed pool or a lazy circular river, explore the "Shipwreck" and slide down one of the highest hotel waterslides at Walt Disney World Resort, or simply lie on the elevated tanning deck and soak up the sun's golden rays. With 750,000 gallons of water comprising an impressive complex of pools that range from swirling to placid every member of your family can find a place to make a splash at Stormalong Bay. Guppy Bay Kiddie pool lets even the youngest of Guests in on the fun. There are also 3 Quiet Pools located at the resort.

Pictures and information about the Shipwreck Jib Slide, Guppy Bay Kiddie pool, the Quiet Pools and hot tubs appear in the next post.





THANK YOU so much to skelooch for providing this incredible labeled birds-eye view of Stormalong Bay!!!

please note that the playground equipment labeled above has been removed recently.


Stormalong Bay received the 2004 Disney Magazine Reader's Choice Award for Favorite Walt Disney World Resort Pool!!!


Hours: Until recently, the closing time at night definitely varied throughout the year and was based on things like crowd level, weather, etc.

Beginning on February 12, 2012 the official operating hours of Stormalong Bay are 10 am to 10 pm daily.

These hours will be in effect until further notice.



Refurbishment News:


[/COLOR]Some areas of Stormalong Bay may be closed during the winter months for scheduled maintenance, but there will always be a portion of the pool open for resort guests, weather permitting.

Please note:

ALL MEMBERS of your party must bring their room keys to Stormalong Bay for admittance!


DVC members who are staying at other resorts are not permitted to use the pool.

Child and adult life jackets are permitted in the pool and are available at no charge at the Poolside Giftshop at SAB. If SAB runs out of adult life jackets or doesn't have them for some reason, the marina can provide life jackets for use at SAB at no charge.

For everyone's safetey and enjoyment, diaper-age children are required to wear swim diapers or rubber pants when using any pool at WDW. Swim diapers available for purchase at Poolside Gifts.


Pool Side Gifts:





Tube rentals, complimentary life jackets and swim diapers are available at Poolside Gifts located under the gazebo.

The tubes are $3 for 1 hour or $10 per day.

Pool noodles may be purchased at Poolside Gifts or the Beach Club Marketplace for around $4-$5 each.

There are also lockers available for rent at PoolSide Gifts: $Add Price. You can also use the lockers in the Health Club.

According to a lifeguard, July 2010:
Outside floats are not permitted for adults in SAB. Pool noodles, either from home or purchased at the pool gift shop, may be used in SAB. Young children may use floats that surround their body if an adult is within arm's reach. These rules are subject to change and may be affected by crowd conditions.



Stormalong Bay






Thanks heatherbelle for the SAB photo above




Above photo courtesy of Marlton Mom



Build a castle or dig in the sand in the shallow beach area. This pool section is zero-entry depth and perfect for little beachlovers. The kiddie pool is on the Yacht Club side.










Two photos above courtesy of pixarmom


Enjoy a swim in the unique sand-bottom pool section. Experience the sinking sands area, which is kind of like quick-sand. Your foot sinks into the sand when you put it down. An unusual, but fun sensation!








Float along under bridges and by a beautiful windmill in the lazy river.








Two photos above courtesy of lov2b@Disney


Take a spin or two around the whirlpool!





SAB at night








Thanks, scotmel, for the amazing picture above!


Lockers and Showers are available in the Ship Shape Health Club for guests to use on check-in or check-out day

Many more excellent pictures may be found on the following thread, posted by pixarmom with photos from her August 2011 visit to Stormalong Bay: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2790323


Stop the Hop!!!

In the past, after hours checking of room keys and wristbands at SAB has been inconsistent in the evening hours. Last summer admission was scrutinized the whole time the pool was open. As a guest of the Beach Club or Yacht Club resort, if the policy of Guests Only admission to SAB is important to you, please let the GM of the resorts know this!

You may write to:

Mim Flynn, General Manager
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
1800 EPCOT Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

If enough letters are written to Ms. Flynn about this subject, hopefully it will ensure that SAB admission will once again be scrutinized after 5 PM every day.


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Flying Jib Slide/Guppy Bay Kiddie Pool and Slide/Quiet Pools

Stormlong Bay is a beachside water park that offers up 3 acres of aquatic fun for the whole family. Catch currents in an expansive sand-bottomed pool or a lazy circular river, explore the "Shipwreck" and slide down one of the highest hotel waterslides at Walt Disney World Resort, or simply lie on the elevated tanning deck and soak up the sun's golden rays. With 750,000 gallons of water comprising an impressive complex of pools that range from swirling to placid every member of your family can find a place to make a splash at Stormalong Bay. Guppy Bay Kiddie pool lets even the youngest of Guests in on the fun. There are also 3 Quiet Pools at the resort, open 24 hours/7 days.





THANK YOU so much to skelooch for providing this incredible labeled birds-eye view of Stormalong Bay!!!

please note that the playground equipment labeled above has been removed recently.


Shipwreck Jib Slide


The Jib Slide is undergoing emergency repairs, Sept 20, 2012 until sometime next week, Thurs or Friday.











Here's a couple of pictures of the entrance to the Jib slide and Guppy Pool area:







The stairs leading up to the slide and the crow's nest:












*You must be able to swim in 4 ft of water without the use of a flotation device to use this slide. Also, please note that adults are not allowed to wait at the exit of the larger pool slide.



Guppy Bay Kiddie Pool and Slide


There's even a place for little pirates to slide and splash!

Water depth is approximately 2 1/2 to 3 feet throughout this section.











Thanks hockeymomR and pixarmom for the kiddie slide photos!


Quiet Pools and Hot Tubs


Quiet Pools are available at the Beach Club and Yacht Club 24 hours/7 days per week and at the Beach Club Villas (Check Posted Hours)

No lifeguards on duty.





Yacht Club Quiet Pool:




Photo of Yacht Club quiet pool courtesy of eandesmom


Beach Club Quiet Pool:







Photos of Beach Club quiet pool courtesy of pixarmom and sinderelly


Beach Club Villas Pool:









Thanks for the photos vicki_c and MickeyT



Hot tubs are also found at SAB and at the quiet pools.




Thanks eandesmom for the hot tub photo!


Lockers and Showers are available in the Ship Shape Health Club for guests to use on check-in or check-out day


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Resort Activities

There are many activities like volleyball, BINGO, poolside Karaoke, and t-shirt decorating held daily at SAB for guests staying at YC, BC or BCV.

Activities change daily and guest will receive an activities calendar upon check in.


A Campfire Sing-Along and Marshmallow Roast is held nightly on the beach in front of SAB. According to recent reports, marshmallows and sticks are provided but if you want to make 'smores you need to bring your own chocolate and graham crackers. I believe these items are available for purchase at the BC Marketplace.





Following the campfire nightly is "Movies Under the Stars".





Thanks for the photos kldmom2000 and JanetMom


Campfire time for November is ???? PM. Movie follows at 7:00 PM.


Movies by the Beach November 2012 Schedule,


Sun- The Aristocats (Rated G)
Mon- Cinderella (G)
Tues- Bolt (PG)
Wed- The Lady and the Tramp (G)
Thurs- The Great Mouse Detectiv (G)
Fri- Honey I Shrunk the Kids (PG)
Sat- Phineas and Ferb. Across the Dimension (TV-G)


Movie will be moved inside to the Solarium in the event of inclement weather.


Thanks for the movie listing, BCV23!





Thanks for sending the September, October and November lists, Cathy!


October and September 2012 Activities Schedule






Here are the July, June and May 2012 Activities Schedule- Thanks TigrLuvsPooh, Catho72, DisneyMom70, Gokimiko and MickeyT!




Link to Historical Activities Schedules: To Be Added


Here's a picture and description of the Tye-Dye Mickey Shirt activity:





The Mickey T-shirt activity is making a tie-dye Mickey t-shirt (with the Hidden Mickey outline in the center). The recreation CMs have already rubber banded the t-shirt for that particular design. You get to pick your colors and apply them to the shirt. DD8 did it last September and it was $17.95. I helped her with it, it was a lot of fun, and her shirt turned out to be very cute. I saw mostly kids doing it, some with parents, but I think that anyone could do it. They wrap your shirt in plastic wrap then put it in a ziploc bag for you. When you get home, you just have to rinse it out and wash it. The longer the color stays on the shirt, the more intense it is. We charged it to the room on our KTTW card and it showed up as babysitting charges.

Thanks cindydare!



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Gift Shops and Solarium








The Beach Club Marketplace has Disney-themed merchandise, swimwear and resort wear, books, groceries, sundries, suncare, candy and snacks.

Fresh pastries, yogurt parfaits, breakfast and lunch sandwiches and some prepackaged fresh food to go are available.

Here is a link to over 30 photos taken by Pixarmom in February 2011 and May 2011 showing some of the grocery items, sweets, treats, gifts and merchandise available in the Beach Club Marketplace. A price list of popular grocery items (August 2011) is also included on this thread- thanks for completing that mission, MickeyT(Mike)!

Beach Club Marketplace Photo and Information Thread

Beach Club Marketplace Photo and Information Thread updated October 2012



At the Yacht Club, you will find Fittings and Fairings Clothes and Notions, featuring adult clothing, resortwear, Dooney and Bourke purses, watches and other treasures.



Thanks YCFAN for the photo*. *Where's Sailor Mickey??? Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Mickey in the skiff Ariel has recently been removed, for either refurbishment and/or to make space for additional merchandise. We don't know if he will be back or not.

Here is a link to over 20 photos taken by Cinderumbrella in June 2011:
Fittings and Fairings

Photos of Yacht Club specific Resort Wear and Merchandise, taken by MickeyT in January 2012:
Yacht Club Resort Merchandise

Photos of Beach Club specific Resort Wear and Merchandise, taken in March 2012:
Beach Club Resort Merchandise




Solarium
Just around the corner from the Marketplace is a great place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, to sip a refreshing beverage after a busy day at a theme park or to visit with friends, old or new. The Solarium has hosted a lively World Cup soccer viewing as well as the first annual Yacht & Beach Club DIS meet.



Photos courtesy of pixarmom and Sinderelly

Please note that until mid-November 2012, the Solarium space will be used as a temporary gym/fitness location while the Health Club is being refurbished.


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Resort Amenities


Lafferty Place Arcade
Try some of the latest games that are sure to test your skills!



Photos courtesy of Sinderelly

To see more photos of the Lafferty Place Arcade (taken by aprilisis), click here! Arcade Pictures


Ship Shape Health Club and Spa Guests of the YC, BC and BCV will discover a new sense of well-being in the Ship Shape Health Club. State-of-the-art fitness equipment by Life Fitness and Hammer Strength includes treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers, regular and recumbent bicycles, weight machines and free weights.





A personal trainer is also available by appointment, for an additional cost.

Attendants are available from 6:30 AM to 7 PM. Hours may vary seasonally. 24 hour access is available. For club access beyond attendant hours, meet with an attendant during posted hours to sign a waiver and obtain a 24-hour access key.

Resort Guests must be 14 years of age or older to use the health-club facilities. Guests 14 to 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.


The Ship Shape Health Club was renovated in the Fall of 2012.



Niki Bryan Spa info and price list
Reservations: 407-934-3256


Here is a link to a coupon (expires December 2012): $50 off services at Disney Spas
The coupon lists the Spa at SSR, but it is possible that the coupon can be used at other spas at WDW. Never hurts to ask!


Beauty Salon
Periwig's Beauty and Barber Shop, a unisex salon, is located between Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney's Beach Club Resort. Hours are Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call (407) 934-3260 for information.



Marina
Boat rentals are available at the marina on the YC side. Boats include Sea Racers, Montauks, and Pontoon Boats. The hours are 10am-5pm.

Guided Fishing Excursions are available daily at 7am, 10am, and 1:30pm. For reservations, please call 407-WDW-BASS.

Illuminations cruises are also available for hire. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be booked by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.

Albatros Treasure Cruise
Little buccaneers sail the high seas to exotic "Ports of Call" along Crescent Lake and EPCOT in search of treasure. Pirates must be ages 4 to 12.




Thanks for the marina photos, heatherbelle and pixarmom!




Photo of sign with rental prices courtesy of MsCoz2000, December 2010. Click on thumbnail photo to enlarge.


Here is a review of one of the boat rentals from WDW4us2006 (August 2012)

Boston Whaler Montauk Rental, August 2012



Laundry Information

Self-service laundry rooms are located near the BC quiet pool and near the YC quiet pool. Another small laundry room may be found on the first floor of the YC, near the side exit (wedding gazebo side).

Washers are front loaders. According to repairmen working on disabled washers, HE (High Efficiency) detergent should be used in the machines. Regular laundry detergent is available for purchase in the laundry room ($1) or at the Beach Club Marketplace ($2). Don't forget to pack a few dryer sheets.

Both washers and dryers cost $2.00. Washers run for about 30 minutes. The sign in the laundry room says the dryers run for 20. Users have reported the dryers run for up to 30 minutes on regular and permanent press cycles.



Thanks for the photos, Sinderelly!

BCV Laundry Room- 4th Floor, off main elevators

Washers and Dryers:





Sitting Area/Folding Table, TV and Change Machine




Thank you bellebookworm9 for the BCV laundry room photos!


Valet Laundry Service

The Yacht and Beach Club has a valet laundry service where you can send out items to be cleaned by the Housekeeping department. They will come to your room and pick up the items and then place them back in the room when they are finished. The fee is per item by the item.

Price list, August 2012:




Kids Programs

Sandcastle Club
Hours: 4:30 PM to 12 midnight
Reservations: (407) WDW-DINE
Designed especially for children ages 4-12 years old.
Supervised activities including free play arcade games, Sega/Nintendo, board games, Disney movies), "play" kitchen and living room area, dolls and stuffed animals, arts and crafts, and much more!! Charge is approximately $12 USD per hour per child, with a two-hour minimum. Sandcastle Club provides a complimentary dinner for children that is available at 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM in the Club. Reservations required.

Visit the Sandcastle Open House each day from 1 PM to 3 PM for a variety of video games, toys and arts and crafts. Fun for the whole family!

Kid's Nite Out, Inc.
Kid's Nite Out caregivers can provide one-on-one in-room childcare in the comfort of a Walt Disney World® Resort room. The professional staff of Kid's Nite Out gives the child individual attention by playing a variety of fun-filled activities with him/her including reading books, coloring, or playing "I Spy" games. They can also provide a fun, well-trained sitter to just hang out with the family if they need a father's/mother's helper. Kid's Nite Out also plans and works children's parties, camps, and children's theme conventions.

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Dining at the Beach Club and Yacht Club


Dining at the Beach Club

The Beach Club is home to 2 counter service locations-Beach Club Marketplace and Hurricane Hanna's



The Marketplace serves made to order items, grab and go selections and also has sundries.

The Marketplace is open from 6 am to 7 am for coffee and drink refills only
Breakfast is served from 7 am to 11 am
Lunch/Dinner Entrees are served from 11 am to 11 pm

Check out the link to this thread with pictures of the Marketplace menus and many of the food selections: BC Marketplace Thread

Here is a menu listing from the allears website: Beach Club Marketplace Menu




Thanks for the breakfast picture, bellebookworm9 and for the flatbread picture, sinderelly!





Hurricane Hanna's is a quick service location near SAB, featuring sandwiches and other quick bites.
The kids' meals are served in a pail with a shovel that can be used at the beach or at SAB!
Alcoholic beverages are also available.

Please note that Hurricane Hanna's will be undergoing refurbishment for several months, beginning on August 27, 2012.

A grab and go location with sandwich options will be available at Martha's Vineyard Lounge while HH is closed down. Poolside gifts will become a Poolside bar with mixed drink options available as well as frozen pina coladas and strawberry daiqueris. Waitress service will still be available poolside for food and drink.





photo by pixarmom October 2012


According to pool server Rocky- several food options can be ordered from the pool servers- cheeseburgers, turkey sandwich, vegetable sandwich, and a few others (but no grilled chese)





Full standard bar, but frozen options are limited to pina colada and strawberry daquiri (from machines).




Hurricane Hanna's Menu





The Beach Club is also home to 2 table service restaurants:




-- A summer refurbishment has been announced for the Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club Resort. This buffet restaurant, which hosts a character breakfast and a nighttime clambake buffet, will be closed from July 9 - August 4, 2012 (please note, dates are subject to change).


Cape May Cafe is a character dining buffet for breakfast and hosts a New England Style Clam Bake at night

Cape May Cafe Menu













Beaches and Cream is situated between the Yacht Club and Beach Club and is a classic ice cream parlor serving burgers and ice cream (and more)!
Please note: Disney Dining Plan is accepted here but no advanced reservations are available for Beaches and Cream.

Beaches and Cream Menu




Thank you to MsCoz2000 and to an anonymous poster for the Beaches and Cream photos!


Lounge:

Martha's Vineyard Lounge is open daily from 5:00 to 10 PM (last call 9:45) for appetizers and drinks. Martha's Vineyard Lounge Menu



Dining at the Yacht Club

The Yacht Club has 2 full service restaurants:




The Captain's Grille (formerly the Yacht Club Galley) serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Captain's Grille Menu





Captain's Grille Breakfast Buffet, Review by emmysmommy

Here is a link to a few pictures from the daily breakfast buffet provided by TaraPA: Breakfast Buffet pictures








The Yachtsman Steakhouse is a Signature Restaurant serving a wide variety of beef cooked the way you like it and much more!

Yachtsman Steakhouse will be closed from Aug. 27-Sept. 14, 2012 for refurbishment (please note, dates are subject to change).

Yachtsman Steakhouse Menu



Thanks, vinotinto, for the photos!


Yachtsman Steak House Dining Review, Part 1 by emmysmommy
Yachtsman Steak House Dining Review, Part 2 by emmysmommy

More Pictures, by vinotinto


Lounges:

Ale and Compass is located just off the Yacht Club Lobby.
In the morning, breakfast items are available like a DECENT cup of coffee and tea, pastries, an assortment of cereal and fruit.



Thanks, Niki in NJ for the photo!

Ale and Compass Menu

Ale and Compass Continental Breakfast Photos

Thanks, MickeyT and Nicki in NJ


Crew's Cup Lounge is next to the Yachtsman Steakhouse and offers cocktails,appetizers and meals from 12 noon to midnight.

Here is a menu listing on the allears website Crew's Club Lounge Menu


Please click on the links to see the dining menus to each restaurant.



Room Service:

Here is a link to photos of the room service menu taken by pixarmom in August 2011 Room Service Menu
or from allears website: In Room Dining Menu



Dining reservations may be made on-line at the Disney World website or by calling (407) WDW-DINE, (407) 939-3463.


Private Dining is also available at the Beach Club and the Yacht. To order cakes for delivery to your room, please contact the hotel at 407-934-8000 (Beach Club) or 407-934-7000 (Yacht Club) and ask for private dining.

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Epcot Resort Area Counter Service Options (BW/YC/BC)

Here is a link to pictures of the menus at various CS restaurants around the EPCOT resort area. Thanks, Pixarmom!

EPCOT resort Counter Service Menus

The info below is from a sticky on the DIS restaurant forum. Thanks, TDC Nala!!!


ON DDP:
Breakfast: Beach Club Marketplace, Boardwalk Bakery, continental breakfast at Ale & Compass lounge (YC) and Belle View Lounge (BW)

Other meals:
Beach Club Marketplace, Boardwalk Bakery, Hurricane Hannas (BC/YC pool, open during pool hours, wristband admission to Stormalong Bay pool area is NOT required)

Snacks: above plus Seashore Sweets (BW) and the stores at each resort

I do not know if you can use snack credits for any food items that may be available at the Leaping Horse Libations pool bar at BW, someone else may be able to post that.

NOT ON DDP:
Picabu cafeteria (Dolphin), Boardwalk kiosks (Boardwalk Joe's, Boardwalk To Go, Funnel Cakes, Boardwalk Pizza Window)


If you have park admission, you can also visit CS restaurants inside Epcot or Hollywood Studios.
Most of these are on DDP except for a couple of kiosks at Epcot


Refillable Mugs

Refillable Mugs may be purchased and filled at the Beach Club Marketplace (self-serve station), Beaches and Cream (CM assisted service, get into the ice cream takeout line), Hurricane Hanna's (self-serve station) and the Ale and Compass Lounge in the Yacht Club resort (coffee/tea self-service, juices and soda behind the bar, until 12 Noon).

During the 2012 refurbishment of Hurricane Hanna's, there is an additional refill station set up in the arcade with the Grab and Go food options.



Pizza Options at the Yacht & Beach Club:

1) Flatbreads are available in the Beach Club Marketplace which is open from 11 am until 11 pm. See photo above for picture of the flatbread.

2) The Yacht Club and Beach Club In-room Dining Service will deliver pizza to your room.

In Room Dining Menu Link- from allears website: In Room Dining Menu

If you are on the dining plan, you may redeem 2 Adult Table Service Credits for 1 Pizza Entrée, 2 Single Serve Non-alcoholic Drinks and 2 Desserts. According to the dining plan brochure, gratuity is included.

IMHO, this is a relatively expensive way to satisfy your pizza craving!

3) The Boardwalk Pizza Take Out Window is a short walk or boat ride away Boardwalk Pizza Take Out Menu

4) Local pizza restaurants will deliver to the resort.

You will need to meet the delivery person in the lobby to pay for and pick up the food.

Here is a recent thread with pizza delivery information: Pizza Delivery at Disney World

I have personally never ordered from any of the places listed, but these were a few area pizza restaurants recommended by posters on the thread:

Giordano’s: (407) 397 0044

Westgate Pizza Hut: (866) 438-2507

Papa John’s: (352) 243-1800

Flipper's Pizza: (407) 938-9633

Under NO circumstances should you order from any place that slips flyers under the door of your resort room (at Disney or elsewhere).
This is a common scam where you are asked to provide your credit card number and you may be charged much more than you authorize.




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Disney's Beach Club Resort






Disney's Beach Club Resort
1800 Epcot Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
407-934-8000


Check In/Check Out
3:00 PM (EST) / 11:00 AM (EST)

Payment Method(s)
Disney Gift Card, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, JCB.

Please visit the Beach Club page on the wdwinfo.com


Guest Rooms












Additional detailed room pictures may be found on using these links: ...add links...

576 guest rooms that are all non smoking
Accessible rooms are available

Disney offers many amenities to the guests at the Beach Club including:

Alarm Clock
Balcony/Patio
Ceiling Fan
Coffee Maker & Setup (4 cup coffee pots, flat bottom filter basket, coffee filled filter pads provided)
Tea Setup
Dial-Up Internet* (daily charge)
DVD Player (suites)
Hair Dryer
In-Room Wall Safe
Iron and Board
Mini-Refrigerator
Table & Chairs
Telephone*
Television
- ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
USA Today Delivery (Mon-Fri)
Vanity Area
Voice Mail
Bathroom Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, bath & facial soap)


Balconies at the Beach Club:

Around 50% of the rooms at the Beach Club have full balconies with a table and two chairs. The remaining 50% of rooms have a standing "Juliet" balcony which can fit one person. Almost all rooms at the Yacht Club have the full sized balconies. The picture below will give you an idea about the two different balcony types and the first floor patios.



Thank you for the very helpful photo, pittpantherfan!


For information about adding a request for a full balcony at the Beach Club on your reservation, see the FAQ post on this thread



Layout of standard rooms


Room Categories

Standard View= can sleep 5+
Garden/Courtyard View= can sleep 5+
Water or Pool View= can sleep 5+

Standard View Club Level= can sleep 5+
Garden/Courtyard View Club Level=
Lagoon View Club Level= can sleep 4+
Deluxe Room Club Level=can sleep 5+ (not on 5th floor)


1 Bedroom Suites (Club Level, not on 5th floor)= can sleep 3+
2 Bedroom Suites (Club Level, not on 5th floor)= can sleep 7+
Nantucket Vice Presidential Suite=can sleep 2+
Newport Presidential Suite=can sleep 7+

+ = one child under 3 in a crib


Detailed balcony information on Deluxe Concierge Rooms from guests who have stayed there and reported back:

There are six deluxe Concierge rooms at BC.

1557 has a patio and lots of windows.
2557 and 4557 have extra large balconies.
3557 has the standing room only balcony.

3691 has both a standing room balcony and a full balcony
4681 has a standing room only balcony.

So 3 of the 6 have full balconies, 1 has a patio, and 2 have standing room only balconies.

Here are a couple of threads about Deluxe Rooms:

Beach Club Deluxe, Suites, VP and Presidential Rooms

Deluxe room thread




Rooms in all view categories; standard, garden and waterview- may have a variety of bedding layouts. This includes the regular (not deluxe) Concierge Level Rooms:

Very few rooms have a king bed or single queen bed. These may be requested on your reservation, but are not guaranteed.

The rest of the rooms have two queen beds.

Some rooms have daybeds, which may be requested when you make your reservation, but are not guaranteed.

You may also request a rollaway cot to your room when you arrive. This is provided free of charge and is subject to availability.





Pittpantherfan, heatherbelle, sgtgoofy119, cburek and jcondrad have provided these pictures of daybeds and crib.


Room Numbers: I hesitantly post this map. Please use with caution. It is outdated, pre resort rehab and prior to the addition of the Beach Club Concierge Lounge (the lounge is now on the 5th floor where you see the word "ICE". The view categories are also different. When this map was created, there were only standard view rooms and water view rooms (no garden view), so many of these rooms now have a different view category than what is indicated on this map.

www.disneyzone.net/bcresort.htm


Beach Club during the holidays:





Thanks to MickeyT for the entrance photo and MsCoz2000 for the holiday decor photos!


Step-Saving Super Secret Entrance to the Beach Club

There is a side entrance/exit to the Beach Club which takes you mere steps, probably 3 minutes, from the International Gateway Entrance. It is near room 1501.

This was really handy for us a couple of times this summer when it was wicked hot and when it had just started pouring.

You have to go through a lot of hallways to find it, so the best way to do this is to follow the signs to room 1501 from the lobby.

Here are photos of the exit door near room 1501, the pathway and the gate to the "secret entrance"




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Disney's Yacht Club Resort



Disney's Yacht Club
1700 Epcot Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
407-934-7000


Check In/Check Out
3:00 PM (EST) / 11:00 AM (EST)

Payment Method(s)
Disney Gift Card, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, JCB.


Please visit the Yacht Club page on wdwinfo.com


Guest Rooms








Thanks to eandesmom and heatherbelle for YC room photos.

This is a standard room with daybed. Please note, not all rooms have a daybed. A daybed may be requested on your reservation, but is not guaranteed. Rollaway cots also available upon request, free of charge.

621 guest rooms that are all non smoking

Accessible rooms are available and Disney offers many amenities to the guests at the Yacht Club!

These Amenities include:

Alarm Clock
Balcony/Patio
Ceiling Fan
Coffee Maker & Setup (4 cup coffee pot, flat bottomed filter, coffee filter packs provided)
Tea Setup
Dial-Up Internet* (daily charge)
DVD Player (suites)
Hair Dryer
In-Room Wall Safe
Iron and Board
Mini-Refrigerator
Table & Chairs
Telephone*
Television
- ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
USA Today Delivery (Mon-Fri)
Vanity Area
Voice Mail
Bathroom Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, bath & facial soap)

Layout of the standard rooms

Insert photo of room layout

Room Categories

Standard View= can sleep 5+
Garden/Courtyard View= can sleep 5+
Water or Pool View= can sleep 5+

Standard View Club Level= can sleep 5+
Garden/Courtyard View Club Level=
Lagoon View Club Level= can sleep 4+

There are two Deluxe Concierge Rooms at the Yacht Club, located on the Third Floor (3201) and Fourth Floor (4201)
(Bedding: 2 queens)= can sleep 4+
Both Deluxe Rooms have a view of Stormalong Bay
Although they are not located on the 5th floor, guests in these rooms do have access to the YC Concierge Lounge.


Turret 2 BR Suite Club Level= can sleep 8+
2 Bedroom Suites Club Level= can sleep 4+
Commodore Vice Presidential Suite Club Level= can sleep 6+
Presidential 2 BR Suite Club Level=can sleep 6+
Admiral 2 BR Suite Club Level= can sleep 6+
Captain's Deck 2 BR Suite Club Level= can sleep 6+

+ = one child under 3 in a crib

Here is a very old thread discussing these rooms. I’m not sure how much of the information is still accurate. YC Deluxe Rooms and Suites


Rooms in all view categories; standard, garden and waterview- may have a variety of bedding layouts. This includes the regular (not deluxe) Concierge Level Rooms:

Very few rooms have a king bed or single queen bed. These may be requested on your reservation, but are not guaranteed.

The rest of the rooms have two queen beds.

Some rooms have daybeds, which may be requested when you make your reservation, but are not guaranteed.

You may also request a rollaway cot to your room when you arrive. This is provided free of charge and is subject to availability.




heatherbelle, cburek and jcondrad have provided these pictures of daybeds and crib.


Room Numbers: I hesitantly post this link. Please use the map with caution as it is outdated, pre resort rehab. The view categories are also different. When this map was created, there were only standard view rooms and water view rooms (no garden view), so many of these rooms now have a different view category than what is indicated on this map.


www.disneyzone.net/ycresort.htm



Yacht Club during the holidays:







Thanks to MickeyT, MsCoz2000 and an anonymous poster for these holiday photos


Yacht Club Secret Entrance/Exit





This is the room closest to the entrance to help you find the exit from inside.



According to the small sign you can see in the picture, this door has keyed entry during the hours of 11 PM to 7 AM



Thanks, pixarmom, for the photos!

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Disney's Beach Club Villas Deluxe Resorts





Drawing Room:





Thank you Jade1, MickeyT, 333disneymom and bellebookworm9 for the above photos


If you can't find the information you are looking for on this thread, you may want to visit the DIS DVC forum: DIS DVC forum

Here is a link to a great website with information about the Beach Club Villas: Park Info 2 go (Beach Club Villas)
link posted with the permission of the owner of the Park Info 2 Go site

The following DIS thread from WebmasterDoc is around 10 years old, but has some really helpful info about the room configuration at BCV: Room Configurations


Services and Amenities:

Room Service
Concierge desk
Health club
Babysitting and child services
Pak-n-Play Crib available
Convenient self-parking
Valet parking available for a nominal fee
Rooms and facilities for Guests with disabilities
Laundry facilities/services
Meeting and banquet facilities
Business Center
Barber and beauty shop
Resort Benefits

As a Disney Vacation Club Member, you enjoy the comforts of home as well as the same benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel:

Extra Magic Hours — Each day, one of the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park hours. This benefit allows you to enjoy a more relaxed pace knowing that you'll have extra time to visit the Theme Parks.

Disney's Magical Express Service — This exclusive complimentary shuttle and luggage delivery service takes you from Orlando International Airport directly to your Resort. At the end of your stay, you'll enjoy the same convenience from your Resort to Orlando International Airport.

Convenient Transportation — Buses arrive right at your Resort to get you to and from Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, Water Parks and more.

A Retreat Close to the Magic — When you stay at a Disney Vacation Club Resort, you're not only surrounded by magic 24 hours a day, you're also close enough to hop back to your Resort for a snack, nap or dip in the pool.

Incredible Disney Service — Disney Cast Members are on hand to make your vacations as easy and worry-free as possible, providing you with the signature Disney service you expect.

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Housekeeping Info:

If you are not using Disney Vacation Club points and paying "cash" you will have daily housekeeping.

Housekeeping is different using Disney Vacation Club points than when you pay nightly for a hotel room.

Trash & Towel Service - For stays of seven or less nights, Trash & Towel Service is provided on day four. With Trash & Towel service, Housekeeping will: Empty trash and replace liners in trash bins, provide fresh bathroom linens, replace shampoo, facial soap and bath soap, replenish facial tissues, paper towels and toilet paper, replenish coffee, sugar, cream and sweeteners, replenish dishwashing liquid, dishwashing detergent, sponges and laundry detergent as needed in one-, two- and three-bedroom Vacation Homes.

Full Cleaning Service - For stays of eight or more nights, Full-Cleaning Service is provided on day four and Trash & Towel Service is provided on day eight. After that, the cycle begins again on day 12. With Full-Cleaning service, Housekeeping will provide everything included with the Trash & Towel Service, plus: Change the bed linens, vacuum and dust, clean the bathroom(s), clean the kitchen/kitchenette and wash the dishes.

You may also choose to pay for daily housekeeping or have additional towels etc. Check with the front desk for information and pricing. 2010 Pricing: Housekeeping Studio Full Cleaning $30; Trash and Towell $15; Laundry Soap $1; Soap and Shampoo Package $5; Extra Towel Package $6 per bathroom; Coffee Package $3.

2011/2012 pricing:

This is posted in the room.

Trash and Towel service is included in all stays of more than four days. If your stay is for less than eight nights, you will receive Trash & Towel service on day four. If your stay is for eight nights or longer, you will receive a full cleaning service on day four, and Trash & Towel service on day eight. After that, the cycle begins again on day twelve. Day one is check-in day. Daily housekeeping can be arranged and paid for at time of check-in. The following rates are subject to change:

Additional Full Cleaning Rates:
Studio - $30.00 for each day requested
One-Bedroom - $45.00 for each day requested
Two-Bedroom - $60.00 for each day requested
Three-Bedroom - $75.00 for each day requested

Additional Trash & Towel Rates:
Studio - $15.00 for each day requested
One-Bedroom - $20.00 for each day requested
Two-Bedroom - $25.00 for each day requested
Three-Bedroom - $35.00 for each day requested


Special Thanks to bytheblood for the information about Beach Club Villas

For pictures of the BCV Laundry Room, see the Activities and Ameneties post above.

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Villas Offered as:
Studio
One Bedroom
Two Bedroom

Disney Beach Club Villa Studio













Kitchenette








Thanks bellebookworm9 and 333disneymomfor the studio pictures above!


http://allears.net/acc/bcv/bcvstudiolayout.jpg

365 Sq Feet
Sleeps 4
• Kitchenette with microwave oven, under-counter refrigerator, wet bar and coffee maker
• Queen-size bed
• Double-size sleeper sofa
• TV
• Private porch or balcony

Listed below are the typical amenities found in the Disney Vacation Club Studio Villas according to Allears website- I don't have independent confirmation that this information is correct. The listing (and prices) are subject to change without notice! You may want to check out one of the DVC forums on DIS for verification or with specific questions.

Quantities are ONE unless noted

Kitchen
Beverage Glasses 4 (maybe paper or styrofoam), Can Opener, Coffee, Coffee Maker, Coffee cups 4, Corkscrew, Dish Soap, Dish Towel, Ice Bucket

Paper Bowls 4, Paper Plates 4, Plastic Forks 4, Plastic Knives 4, Plastic Spoons 4

Recycle Basket, Sponge, Toaster, Waste Basket, Sugar Basket,

Closet
Broom, Graco Pack n Play w/Sheet, Hanger Regular 10, Hanger Skirt 4, Iron, Ironing Board, Luggage Rack, Vacuum Cleaner

Items Available Upon Request and Based on Availability
Bed Rails, Blankets, Blender, Decaf Coffee, Hangers, High Chair, Pillows, Voltage Converter

Also included initially:
Facial and Bath Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel.

Towels based on Number of Registered Guests.

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Disney Beach Club Villa One Bedroom














Thanks for the photos MMrules



http://allears.net/acc/bcv/bcv1bedroomlayout.jpg

726 Sq Ft
Sleeps 4
• Master suite with king-size bed and whirlpool tub
• Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room
• TV & DVD player
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Washer/dryer
• Private porch or balcony


Disney Beach Club Villa Two Bedroom

Please note that the configuration with 2 Queen Beds is a Member Only Booking Category.

master bedroom and bathroom








bedroom 2











Thanks for the photos 1Minnie & 3Mickeys!



http://allears.net/acc/bcv/bcv2bedroomlayout.jpg

1083 Sq Ft
Sleeps 8
• Master suite with king-size bed and whirlpool tub
• Separate bedroom with private bathroom and either one queen-size bed and double-size sleeper sofa or two queen-size beds
• Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room
• TV & DVD player
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Washer/dryer
• Private porch or balcony


Listed below are the typical amenities found in the Disney Vacation Club One and Two Bedroom Villas according to Allears website- I don't have independent confirmation that this information is correct. The listing (and prices) are subject to change without notice! You may want to check out one of the DVC forums on DIS for verification or with specific questions.

Quantities are ONE unless noted

Kitchen
Beverage Glasses 8, Broiler Pan, Cereal Bowls 8, Coffee, Coffee Maker, Coffee Mugs 8, Colander, Cookie Sheet, Cookware Set 11 piece, Covered 2 Quart Casserole, Creamer/Sugar Bowl Set, Cutting Board, Dinner Plates 8, Dish Drainer
Dish Towel, Dish Detergent, Dishwashing Soap, Grater, Ice Bucket, Juice Glasses 8, Measuring Cup, Mixing Bowl - 3 piece set, Oblong 3 Quart Dish, Pitcher, Platter
Pot Holders 2, Recycle Basket, Salad Bowl, Salad Plates 8, Storate Containers 3, Tea Kettle, Toaster, Vegetable Bowl, Wastebasket, Wine Glasses 8

Kitchen Drawers
Bottle Opener, Bread Knife, Can Opener, Corkscrew, Cutlery Tray, Dinner Forks 8, Dinner Knives 8, Measuring Spoon set, Paring Knife, Roaster Slicer, Salad Forks 8, Serving Fork, Slotted Spoon, Serving Spoon, Soup Ladle, Soup Spoons 8, Spatula, Sponge, Steak Knives 8, Tablespoons 2, Teaspoons 8, Tongs 1, Vegetable Peeler, Whisk

Bedroom Closet
Blankets 2, Graco Pack n Play with Sheet, Hangers Regular 10, Hangers Skirt 4,
Iron and Ironing Board, Laundry Basket, Pillows 2, Vacuum Cleaner

Laundry Area
Broom, Dust Pan, Laundry Soap, Mop

Items Available Upon Request and Based on Availability
Bed Rails, Blender, Decaf Coffee, Electric Mixer, Hangers, High Chair, Pillows
Salt and Pepper, Tea, Voltage Converter

Also included intially:
Facial and Bath Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel.
Towels for Number of Registered Guests.

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Club Level Information

Concierge Lounge hours:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm 5th Floor, Main Building

Note: Starting September 2010, on a trial basis, the BC CL lounge will be open 24 hours a day for coffee and cold drinks.


Sunrise Starters: 7-10:30 am
pastry, cereal, bagels, fruit, hardboiled eggs, oatmeal, coffee machine, juices, milk, chocolate milk




Seaside Snacks: 11:30-4:00
home-made kettle chips and red pepper dip, swedish fish, trail mix, cookies, lemonade, ice tea, soda




Twilight Treasures: 5-7 PM
Beer, wine, soda, other drinks, appetizers




Regatta Delights: 8-10 PM
cordials, other drinks, dessert offerings




Stone Harbor Club- Beach Club

Contact Information:

PH: 407-934-1448
FX: 407-934-1487
Yacht.Beach.Club.Itinerary.Planning@disneyworld.co m;

(PLEASE DON'T USE THIS INFORMATION IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CONFIRMED CONCIERGE RESERVATION)

Here are a few pictures of the Stone Harbor Club lounge:











Regatta Club- Yacht Club

Contact Information:

PH: 407-934-1448
FX: 407-934-1487
Yacht.Beach.Club.Itinerary.Planning@disneyworld.co m;

(PLEASE DON'T USE THIS INFORMATION IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CONFIRMED CONCIERGE RESERVATION)


And a couple of pictures of the lounge courtesy of WDWKOOK and cburek:











A blog entry from Everything Walt Disney World gives a very well written, comprehensive description of the Concierge service offered at WDW resorts, including the BC and YC. The article will also give you the factors to help you decide if club level is worth it for your family.

The blog entry is Disney's Club Level- What is it and Do I want it


Info about Rooms:


I believe that the regular (non-deluxe, non-suite) Concierge Rooms follow the same layout and are approximately the same size as the rooms in the regular resorts. All regular CL rooms are on the same floor as the lounge (5th floor), accessible by special key-card elevator access.

The Deluxe Rooms and Suites may be on other floors of the resort, but still have access to the Concierge Lounge.


Beach Club Deluxe, Suites, VP and Presidential Rooms




Here is a slideshow, prepared by DawnMaree, of pictures from the Beach Club Concierge Lounge. Food offerings are essentially the same at the YC lounge:

DawnMaree's BC CL Slideshow


Concierge Check-In Service:

Club Level guests should be welcomed by name as they enter the resort, and will be escorted to the 5th floor for check-in. If you are not immediately greeted upon arrival, tell one of the CMs when you have arrived that you staying in a concierge room, and they should be able to help you.


Available at *ALL* Disney Deluxe Resorts for Concierge Guests :

Nightly Turndown Service
High Speed Internet Access (access fees apply)
Bathroom Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, bath & facial soap)
Complimentary Fax Assistance
Complimentary Health Club Access
2 Adult-Size Spa Bathrobes (in-room use, additional robes can be requested)
Club Level Check-In from 7am - 10pm
Club Level Assistance from 7am - 10pm (tickets, dining, recreation, special events)
Advanced Itinerary Planning
Refreshments throughout the day in Concierge Lounges
Secured Key Access to Club Level Floors
USA Today Newspaper
Coffee Maker with Coffee & Tea Assortment
Iron and Board
Safe
Hair Dryer
Refrigerator - not stocked (available upon request at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
Library of Disney Movies at Concierge Desk
VCR and/or DVD Players in suites (upon request at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
CD/Clock Radios in Suites
Discovery Wildlife Excursion

Purchases made at Disney stores are delivered directly to your room instead of to the resort gift shop



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Frequently Asked Questions and Other Useful Information



What are the differences between the Beach Club and the Yacht Club?

The Beach Club and Yacht Club are similar resorts in terms of service and amenities, and have equal access to the shared pool complex, health club and video arcade. Both resorts have the same management team in place.

Some minor differences have been noted by guests:

Beach Club
Lighter, beachy decor in lobby and rooms
Lobby can be active and lively with families waiting for meals at Cape May
Closer to EPCOT and Marketplace Gift Shop
Approximately 50% of rooms in all room categories have full balconies. The remaining are standing balconies.


Yacht Club
Darker woods and nautical decor in lobby and rooms
Lobby is more serene
Convention attendees are more likely to be booked at YC
Closer to Hollywood Studios and Friendship Boats
Most rooms have a full balcony



Want more details about the differences between the two resorts? Check out this awesome blog post (November 2011) from The World of Deej:
The World of Deej: BC vs. YC


What will the view from my room be?

Effective with reservations on January 1, 2011, the view categories at the Beach and Yacht Clubs were reclassified into 3 booking categories:

Standard view- parking lot or rooftops
Garden view- something green- trees or courtyard
Lagoon or Water view- lake or pool


Will I have a full balcony?

Almost all of the rooms at the Yacht Club have a full balcony. A few rooms have extra large balconies that may be shared with another room.
About 50% of the rooms at the Beach Club have full balconies with a table and two chairs. The remaining 50% have standing or "Juliet" balconies.

If you are staying at the Beach Club and a full balcony is important to you, you should have "Full balcony, please" as your first or only request.

When you check-in at the desk, ask about your balcony and if you are not happy with it, ask if there is a full balcony available. CMs will try their best to satisfy you. Don't do the advanced online check-in. This is for guests who will just pickup their key and go, no questions asked and is not designed for people who may request changes to their assigned room.

Here are a couple of pictures. The first one by pittpantherfan shows BC patio, full and Juliet balcony rooms.
The second picture by Natebenma shows a full size balcony:




Will my room have a daybed?

Some rooms at the Beach and Yacht Club have daybeds. You may request a room with a daybed, but it is not guaranteed. You may also request a rollaway cot to your room when you arrive. This is provided free of charge and is subject to availability.

There are two types of daybeds - one that fits a normal sized adult and the other that is best suited for a small teenager or a child. There is no way of knowing at the front desk which type of daybed is in what rooms. It's totally luck of the draw and the CM can't tell you which is in your room if you get a room with a daybed.

If you go to Post 8 or Post 9 (Beach Club Resort and Yacht Club Resort) there are pictures of the different styles of daybeds, the daybed set up as a crib, and a regular crib.

Here are a couple of pictures of the rollaway cot- These are provided upon request, free of charge, based on availability. Thanks for the photo, Feckless!





How do I make a request on my reservation? How many requests should I make? What should I request?

You should note any requests on your reservation through Disney's CRO (Central Reservation Office) or your travel agent can add it when your trip is booked, or anytime thereafter. Requests should be made no later than 2 weeks before you will arrive at the resort.

Please remember that requests are not guaranteed.

The fewer requests you have, the more likely there will be a room available that meets your most important preference(s).

Your best bet is to request what you want in words, not room numbers. The chance that a particular room will be available during your trip is not as likely as finding a room that satisfies your room preferences. If you request a specific room, and there is someone staying in the room on the day you check in, the room assigner will have to place you in a different room. If they don't know what your priorities are, they will have trouble giving you another room that has the attributes you want.

When you arrive at the resort for checkin, you can ask before you take your keys if your requests were granted, and if not, see if there is anything available that meets your needs. Please note that you should do this through REGULAR checkin.

Online checkin is designed for grabbing your keys and going, no questions asked, so if there is a possibility you will ask for a room change, you shouldn't do this.

Requests vary because what is important to one family may be different for another family. Some popular requests are full balcony at the Beach Club, a day bed, close to lobby (or elevator or Stormalong Bay), close to Concierge Lounge (if you are staying club level) or close to EPCOT.


Should I checkin online in advance or wait until I am at the resort?

As noted in the responses above, if you don't have any questions and if you are going to just grab your keys and go, then you are great candidate for the online checkin. If there is a possibility that you will ask for a room change because you are not satisfied with the one that has been assigned to you, then you should wait until you arrive at the resort to check in.


What is a Club Level room? Is Concierge service worth it?

A blog entry from Everything Walt Disney World gives a very well written, comprehensive description of the Concierge service offered at WDW resorts, including the BC and YC. The article will also give you the factors to consider to help you decide if club level is worth it for your family.

Search for Disney's Club Level What is It and Do I Want It?

For more info and pictures about club level at the Beach and Yacht club, see Post 11 on this page of the thread.


How do I enter EPCOT at rope drop/park opening?

Guests who enter EPCOT through the International Gateway prior to the park opening time should proceed on the walkway outside of UK and Canada. Cast members are stationed along the way (bridge to France being #1) to guide you through UK and Canada. After you pass the last little cart coming out of Canada you are directed onto the small pathway that leads toward the Fountain of Nations. There you will experience a real rope with CMs and characters milling around. Across from you, maybe forty yards away, are the guests that arrived from the front entrance.

After the countdown, the rope is removed and CMs will escort you to Soarin’ in an orderly fashion. Usually, you will arrive at Soarin' either at the same time or just a moment or so after those who enter through the main gates.

If you have a pre-opening breakfast scheduled at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, you will provide your name and/or reservation to a CM at the International Gateway. You proceed through UK and Canada as described above, then continue past Mexico to Norway.

However, guests of the BC/YC/BCV who need to be at the front of the park BEFORE park opening (for example, marathon runners or for special tours) will probably need to take a taxi from the resort to the front entrance of EPCOT.


Should I take the bus* from the Beach Club to the Magic Kingdom or go through EPCOT and use the monorail?

We always take the bus from BC to MK!

Bus is definitely quicker:
The ride is less than 15 minutes from BC to MK, then you just have to add in the wait. I think 15 minutes is the most I have ever waited for a bus, it is usually around 5 minutes.

Here is a very conservative estimate of the trip from BC-EP-mono-MK:
5 minute walk to International Gateway, bag check and entry at IG
walk though United Kingdom, Canada and Future World to EP front entrance, 25 min
wait for mono ?
mono from EP to TTC plus changeover to express monorail, 15 min
mono to MK, 5 min.

So a minimum 50 minutes, with a lot of walking, an extra bag check and switching monorails.

Please note: You need Park Hoppers and EPCOT must be open if you are doing this.

That being said, we often take the monorail back to the BC from MK. That way, we can enjoy a couple of attractions along the way, or get some takeout from Sunshine Seasons or one of the World Showcase restaurants on the way back to our room.

* even if you have a car on property during your trip, it probably makes sense to take the bus when you are traveling to MK. If you are driving, you will have to park at the TTC and take the monorail or ferry boat to the MK entrance. If you take a bus, you are delivered to the front entrance. A taxi cab is another option, but again, this will only bring you to the TTC, so you may want to have the cab leave you off at the Contemporary Resort and walk or take the monorail, or to one of the other monorail resorts.


Where can I purchase and refill a refillable mug?

Refillable Mugs may be purchased and filled at the Beach Club Marketplace (self-serve station), Beaches and Cream (CM assisted service, get into the ice cream takeout line), Hurricane Hanna's* (self-serve station) and the Ale and Compass Lounge** in the Yacht Club resort (coffee/tea self-service, juices and soda behind the bar).

* During the Hurricane Hanna's refurb, an additional refill station is located inside the arcade where the grab and go food is offered.

**Recent reports say that the Ale & Compass location is only available until 12 noon, when the lounge opens up as a bar.

Pixarmom provided pictures of the beverage dispensers at the Marketplace.




Can you tell me the hours for Stormalong Bay pool?

Yes, I can!!!

Until recently, the closing time at night definitely varied throughout the year and was based on things like crowd level, weather, etc.

Beginning on February 12, 2012 the official operating hours of Stormalong Bay are 10 am to 10 pm daily.
These hours will be in effect until further notice.

The pool may remain open longer during the summer or other busy times of the year subject to the discretion of the lifeguards on duty.


My trip is in December (November/January/February). Will it be warm enough to swim in SAB?

That depends. Where are you from?

The weather and temperature in Florida can vary greatly in the winter months. One day you are bundled up in coat and wool hat. The next you are in shorts. You can have extreme conditions in the same week.

The pools at Disney are all heated. The problem is usually not when you are in the pool, but it is the air temperature when you get out. Make sure you have a towel close by.

There is certainly a chance that one or more days of your vacation will be warm enough for swimming. As Scar so eloquently sings in the Lion King "Be Prepared!"

Pack your swimsuit and hope for the best!



Can I bring a float from home to use at Stormalong Bay?

According to a lifeguard, July 2010 (and confirmed periodically):

Outside floats are not permitted for adults in SAB. You may rent floats for $3/hour or $10 day. Life jackets are available, free of charge, from Poolside Gifts.

Pool noodles, either from home or purchased at the pool gift shop, may be used in SAB. Young children may use floats that surround their body if an adult is within arm's reach. These rules are subject to change and may be affected by crowd conditions.


Can I use Stormalong Bay on my checkout day?

Yes! You will still have your room key after you check out, and you still need to show it to the CMs before entering the pool area. You can store large bags with Bell Services. You may also use the lockers and showers/changing room at the Health Club (see below for pictures of the lockers in the Health Club- Men's room). There are FREE lockers available as well - get the key from PoolSide Gifts.




I've heard there are no Counter Service options at the EPCOT resorts. Is my family going to starve???

Um. No. Check out this link- pixarmom walked around the area and took pictures of the menus of all of the counter service restaurants in the area. Thanks!

EPCOT resort Counter Service Menus



I'm arriving at the resort after 10 PM. Will I be able to get something to eat???

The Marketplace- Closes at 11 pm
Located off the BC lobby, enjoy salads, sandwiches and desserts from this Quick Service location.

Beaches and Cream- Closes at 11 pm
Located between the BC and YC resorts, step into this classic soda shoppe and enjoy mouth-watering burger and classic sandwiches and top it off with our famous kitchen sink dessert.

Martha's Vineyard Lounge- Closes at 11:30 pm
Located at the BC resort. Relax and enjoy savory appetizers and beverages from the full bar.

Crews Club Lounge- Closes at midnight
Located in the Yachtsman Steakhouse, enjoy a late night bite in this sailing-themed lounge that features beer and wine from the world's famous seaports.

Yacht and Beach Club Private Dining- 24 hours
Enjoy a light snack or casual meal in the comfort of your room or any public area of the resorts. Touch dining options from yoru room phone.

If you would like a full selection of menu items available 24 hours/day, consider visiting Picabu Cafeteria at the nearby Dolphin Resort. The Dolphin is a short walk (10 minutes) from the Yacht & Beach Club.


Are the lobbies of the Beach Club and Yacht Club connected?

No. Yes. Kind of...

There is a corridor that will take you from the BC lobby to the YC lobby. Some of it is inside, some of it is open to the outside, but the entire route is covered.

From the Yacht Club lobby, you walk inside until you reach Yachtsman's Steakhouse, then you have to exit. You walk outside on a covered walkway, past the hair salon, exercise room & Beaches & Cream. Then you go back inside into the Beach Club, on the far side of Cape May, around the hallway & into the BC lobby. You wil be protected from rain, unless there is a real downpour with lots of wind.


Can I ship a package to Beach Club or Yacht Club for my stay?

If you ship a package to the resort, Mail by United States Postal Service, not anything else!!! If you mail other than USPS, your items will be shipped to the convention center and the shipping department will charge the recipient a handling charge, based on the weight of your package.

Disney's Beach Club Resort (or Disney's Beach Club Villas)
1800 Epcot Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Please give to Guest, (name on reservation)
Check-in date 9/1/10 (for example)

or

Disney's Yacht Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Please give to Guest, (name on reservation)
Check-in date 9/1/10 (for example)

Orders from Garden Grocer are delivered to Bell Services at YC or BC, so they are not subject to the delivery fee. You can ask Bell Services to deliver the order to your room when you are there.


Can you see any of the Illuminations fireworks from places around the resort?

There are a few places where you can view some of the high fireworks from EPCOT's Illuminations show. Many people recommend watching the fireworks from the bridge between the Beach Club and the Boardwalk resort areas. You can also see some of the high fireworks from the Beach Club beach or from the Stormalong Bay pool.

From bridge between Beach Club and Boardwalk (photo by pixarmom), from the beach (photo by creativeamanda) and from Stormalong Bay (picture by natebenma):




What kind of coffeemakers are in the resort rooms?

As of October 2011, the drip coffee makers in the BC and YC resort rooms were replaced.

The regular resort rooms and club level rooms (including Deluxe Rooms) now have the Cuisinart Double Pod Machines:



Thanks for the photos Rorey, Cinderumbrella and MickeyT!

Here is what I believe are in the rooms currently. Anyone who has been there more recently, please correct this info if it is wrong:

All regular (non-club level) rooms: Cuisinart Pods

All standard club level rooms, all views (standard meaning non-suite), including Deluxe Club Level Rooms: Cuisinart Pods

Suites (1 BR, 2 BR, VP, Presidential Suites): Keurig K-cup

Beach Club Villas- Mr. Coffee-type makers (4 cup for studio, 10 cup for 1BR, 2BR)

I think this applies to both BC and YC- again, let me know if I am wrong!


Is there WiFi available at the resort? Is it free?

Yes and Yes! In late 2011, the BC/YC/BCV started offering free WiFi in the resort common areas and in the guest rooms!


Will it fit???

Does an ipad fit in the room safe?

Quote:
Originally Posted by catho72 View Post
I was able to fit two iPad's, a Kindle, a wallet, and a wallet size zippered pouch in our BC safe. Nothing got smooshed or broken. I wish it were a tad larger so I could have put the kid's iPod's into it, but oh well. I was impressed with all I DID fit in there.


MsCoz2000 provided the photo of the safe.

Safe dimensions: coming


Will a gallon of milk fit in the room fridge?

No, but at least one half-gallons will fit in the door and possibly more in the main compartment.





Photos by cmcadoo66 and natebenma.

Fridge dimensions: coming



Where can I rent a scooter, wheelchair or other mobility items during my stay?

www.KM-Rentals.com and Mobility Equipment Rentals both deliver to the resorts and both run about $125 weekly. KM-Rentals offers free delivery and pick-up ... not sure about Mobility Equipment Rentals.

Wheelchairs may also be provided free of charge to resort guests, subject to availability upon check-in.

A piece of advice about charging your scooter: Charge your scooter in your room. There are limited outlets outside the room, and if you leave the scooter to charge overnight, someone else may come along, unplug your scooter to use the outlet. The next morning, you will discover your scooter has not been charged.


What is a Bounce Back Offer?

Bounce Back is a promotion offered at selected times throughout the year offering a discount on a future trip if you book WHILE YOU ARE STILL AT THE RESORT. It is usually left on a card in your room, but if you don't see a card, you can dial #8844 from any resort phone to see if a bounceback promotion is being offered and what the eligibility requirements are.

You MUST book it before you check-out. Once you get home, you can change the dates or cancel it. However, once you check-out, even if you give them your reservation number and say you were just there, they won't allow you to book it.



Thanks for the photos, lynn46356!


What is that awesome smell at the Beach Club? Where can I purchase the bath products used at the Yacht Club?
I've never slept better in my life- can I buy the mattress?


Yes!!!

Want to feel like you are living at the Yacht or Beach Club all year long??? You can purchase the body products provided for use during your stay, you can buy the same type of mattress that encourages restful vacation sleep and you can even purchase the scent system used in the lobbies so that your house can smell like your "Home away from home":

The scent generator may be purchased at www.scentairhome.com
The scent used is green clover and aloe

Check out the Disney Resort Collection for bedding and bath products (h2oProducts, Aquatics line)
www.disneyresortcollection.com

According to cindydare you may want to check out Beyond Down Pillows by Carpenter.
One of the few places that carries them is Belk Dept. Stores in the Southeast.

Here are the direct links to the haircare and bath products
Hair Products
Bath and Body Products


Redneck scent solutions- if you can't affort the scentair system, there are reports that certain fragrances at Bath & Body Works are good matches. Unfortunately, some of these lines have been discontinued:

BBW: Rainkissed Leaves, Exotic Rainforest, Oceanside

Please let us know if you have found other good substitutions.


Who can I contact if I have concerns about something during my vacation, I have a great suggestion or better still, to compliment something wonderful about my trip or to recognize a CM who helped make my stay magical?

Comments, Compliments or Complaints:

You can go to City Hall or Guest Relations during your stay

or email wdw.guest.communications@disneyworld.com

or send a letter to:
Walt Disney World Guest Communications
Executive Offices
Post Office Box 10040
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-0040

When you write or email, please include your name, address, phone number and email address.

If it is a comment specific to the Yacht & Beach Club, you can write to the General Manager of the resort (perhaps copy Guest Communications as well):

Mim Flynn, General Manager
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
1800 EPCOT Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


Another excellent way to be heard is through exit surveys. Surveys are sent to every guest by mail or by email after a stay.

The surveys are reviewed at the actual resort as well as WDW with a fine tooth comb!!! It's the perfect way to get your comments (good or bad) about the resort and/or cast members and/or experiences during your vacation.

If you were given incorrect information from the Central Reservations Booking Office, or if you miss resort-specific merchandise in the gift shops or if you want to recognize a CM who went out of their way to make your trip magical, this is a very effective way for the powers to be to see your message!


Directions to Super Target, from the Beach Club:

Head towards Animal Kingdom Lodge (not park) and turn left at the light before you get to the Lodge (Sherberth Road). When you get to 192, turn right (west) and it's up the road a bit on the left. Lots of nice restaurants around there and much less crowded that the other side of WDW.


Important Contact Numbers:
Walt Disney World Lost and Found: (407) 824-4245, 9 am to 7 pm

Magical Express contact number: (866) 599-0951 or call reservations

WDW Mail Order/Merchandise: (407) 363-6200 or www.mail.order@disneyworld.com

Turner Drugs: (407) 828-8125 www.turnerdrug.com This pharmacy will deliver to WDW resorts


How Do I Keep My Grey Goose Slushie from Sloshing out of the Flismy Cup They Gave Me?


About the only problem with the Grey Goose Slushie is that it is sold in a very flimsy martini glass. I find that as I drained more and more slushie, I was surprisingly more and more likely to tip over the cup while booking across the World Showcase trying to balance the cup and also snap pictures while walking. There must be a better way!

Very important tip from pixarmom: Use your refillable mug for the slushie. Pop on the lid. Insert straw. Enjoy!





And a great side benefit offered up by Marlton Mom:

A refillable mug provides a 'stealth' container so you can travel with it out of the parks and back to the Beach/Yacht club. Florida has a "No open container of alcohol" law so if Cast Members see you coming toward the exit of EPCOT with what's obviously a slushie or other alcoholic drink they will tell you to finish it or dump it.

Marlton Mom braved an Ice Cream headache because she wasn't about to dump her hard earned slushie!

~So take a container or chug the remainder!~


How do I...

Multi-quote more than one post?
There are 3 buttons on the bottom right corner of every post. The normal Quote button, the Multi Quote button ("+) and the Quick Reply button (scroll and quill). Click the middle Multi Quote button ("+) on all of the posts you want to quote. The buttons will backlight red when you select it. When you have selected all of the posts, go to the bottom of the page and click on the POST REPLY button. You will be taken to a Dialog box where all of the posts will be quoted, ready for your answers.

Make a ticker?

Post a Photo on the DIS?
sub-lesson: Upload all of your pictures into Photobucket in Large, not Full-size, format

Hyperlink a post?

How do I go from this: Stormalong Bay Pool Complex http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...51&postcount=2

To this? Stormalong Bay Pool Complex

People can click on this and it will bring them to the post about SAB.

To hyperlink (that is, show just the words that you want to click on instead of the link address above, you need to add the following symbols. I am going to replace brackets [ with braces { or otherwise you wouldn’t be able to see what I was typing

add {url= before the address
add } after the address
Type the name of the chapter
Highlight the name of the chapter you have just typed, then use the symbols to underline and color (Blue is commonly used)
End the post with {/url}

So your line will look like:
{url=http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44296451&postcount=2}{U}{COLOR="Blu e"}Stormalong Bay Pool Complex{/COLOR}{/U}{/url}



One Suggestion for Avoiding Frustration on your return trip from DTD-Dee's tip for avoiding the worst leg of travel in the World!

Please note that the opinions expressed are those of Natebenma alone (but have been been expressed by everyone else I have ever talked to)

The return trip from Downtown Disney to the Yacht & Beach Club, or to any resort for that matter is notoriously torturous. It's bad! We have not found the buses TO DTD to be all that bad but we HATE the buses that return from DTD to BC, it takes forever since the buses often stop at a water park, or change drivers, or make dropoffs at all of the EPCOT resorts, or all of the above. And the DTD return buses are always crowded. Always.

This is what we do, and it has made our trips to DTD SO much more enjoyable. Not faster. But funner! You need park hopper tickets for this, which IMHO is a great idea anyway when you are staying at BC/YC. It also requires that you return prior to the closing time for EP- either 9 PM or midnight on EMH nights.

When we are on our way back to the Beach Club, we take one of the DTD resort boats (to POR, OKW or Saratoga Springs). We find the bus stop at the resort and hop on a bus to EPCOT, then we walk through the park, enjoying attractions along the way.

Both days we did this we planned our DTD on a morning we had been at EP, and as a double bonus, we pulled a FP to Soarin' before leaving the park in the morning, and then used it on our way back to the room.

ETA: with new FP enforcement rules, this perk may be kaput

Here are the two posts from my TR where we did this.

July 2010

July 2009

A similar method works for us when we are traveling from another resort back to the BC- we take the monorail or bus to EP first.



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November 2012

janinev7 Nov
Fall1 Nov BCV
goofy78 Nov BC

tinkerbell1988 Nov 1-15 BC (belated Disneymoon, First Trip to Dsiney)
cocoabean1 Nov 2-7 YC CL
holden Nov 2-10 BC WV
Loca Roja Nov 3-10 BCV
mjc2003 Nov 3-10 BCV
Michelle3000 Nov 4-11? BC
ski37 Nov 6-10 BC CL LV
gwynne Nov 7-9 YC CL
Nole95 Nov 8-11 BC (Wine & Dine Half Marathon, first stay)
RobinHoodGirl Nov 8-14 BC WV (Birthday celebration)
OrangeCat04 Nov 9-16 BC
TCups4Me Nov 10-13 BCV, change to SSR in December
jamala Nov 10-18 BC
Roma Nov 11-15 BC
homeatssr Nov 11-17 BCV
RhettsMom Nov 11-18 BCV
MMemory Nov 12-15 BC
saquin Nov 12-16 BCV
forr2grls Nov 12-19 BC (Girls only trip!)
Gymbomom Nov 13-21 BCV
klinlin Nov 16-23 BC CL
blueeyesrnc Nov 20-25 BCV
Akess Nov 20-27 BC
AnnR (and extended family) BC Nov 22-27 BC (3 Generations, 4 rooms & counting)
Nancyg56 Nov 22-Dec 1 BC CL
travelgoddess Nov 22-Dec 1 BC CL
WendyWuWu Nov 23-Dec 3 YC
milmore104 Nov 23-Dec 4 BC (Celebrating Grandma and 15th anniversary)
redgrapes2 Nov 24-Dec 1 BCV (extended family of 11)
LaurieN Nov 25-Dec 1 BC CL GV (after split stay with AoA Cars Suite, 11/22-11/25)
luvmarypoppins Nov 26-Dec 2 BC (who knows which celebrities she'll spot this year!)
merriwthr Nov 28-Nov 30 (Before DCL Cruise)
BackstoryWorthy Nov 28-Dec 2 BC (3 generations, 3 rooms)
msk368 Nov 28-Dec 5 YC CL
spacy9 Nov 28-Dec 6 BC CL GV
Amommy21 Nov 29-??? BC (DH 40th BD)
chefmb Nov 29-Dec 4 BC
sndral Nov 30-Dec 9 YC
TinkerbellLuvr7 end of Nov? YC GV


December 2012

tofubeast Dec BCV
jenij Dec YC GV (10th Anniversary)
QueenElinor Dec YC
wdw lifer Dec BC

sndral Nov 30-Dec 9 YC
Steph H Dec 1-8 YC CL
tntski Dec 2-6 BC (DS BD)
WDWRocksMySocks Dec 2-8 BCV (30th BD Celebration)
JoshMom5 Dec 2-8 BC
ClareH37 Dec 2-9 BC CL
SuperNinja Dec 2-12 BCV (after Disney cruise, DH BD and Happy Anniversary)
Erin1700 Dec 7-15 BC
donnishobson Dec 9-15 BCV
NinjaMom Dec 9-16 BC
333disneymom Dec 9-16 BCV
jcondrad Dec 9-17 BC CL
Debbart Dec 10-20
jasec2 Dec 12-16 BC
gr8vthsfam Dec 13-16 YC CL (following GF Anniversary trip and Dream Cruise)
btk2333 Dec 15-18 BCV followed by 3 days at BLT (DW's BD and 3rd Anniversary)
*Dreamin'Dad* Dec 16-23 BCV 2BR
deebeck week of Dec 20 4 nights BC
anniegsu Dec 20-23 YC (Celebrating DS' Christmas BD)
M&C Dec 25-Jan 3 BC


2013

January 2013

Missoutandabout Jan YC
Disney0010 Jan BC
beanbunny Jan
ronmel Jan 2-10 BC
T&G1994 Jan 4-9 YC CL
MickeyT and Crazy Sisters Jan 10-14 BCV (5th Annual Marathon Trip)
Rikkilee Jan 13-18 BC 18th BD
Me!Thatswho Jan 17-22 YC CL (DDs 10th BD)
mariamouse Jan 18-23 BCV
west&east MLK weekend BC
LoriJune Jan 19-26 BC
Roccosmom Jan 24-30 BCV 2BR
reking96 Jan 26-Feb 1 BC
ALMinVA Jan 26-Feb 1 YC CL GV
pixarmom Jan 26-Feb 1 (at Poly/BWI CL, but she'll sneak over to BC for a fix)
PxyShan Jan 31-Feb 4 YC


February 2013

nanhol Feb BC
tink68 Feb 13-18 BC
InNeverlandWithPan Feb 18-24 BCV studio (Disneymoon, pre Dream cruise stay, AoA 2/17)
WsPrincess Feb 22-25 BCV race weekend
Princess on the Run Feb 22-March 2 BCV
iScrap Feb 27-March 4 BCV & YC (Birthday Celebrations)


March 2013

BCV23 March BCV
BurleyGirl March YC
JulieT3 March BC (maybe)
mom2_3girls March 6-8 BCV studio (before Wonder cruise)
Tisha_PA March 7-16 BCV (7th BD for twin boys)
GraceMonica March 10-15 BC CL (21st Birthday!)
Springdragon2727 March 19-24 YC
DannysMom March 20-27 BCV
2girlsR2good March 21-26 BC or YC?
DonaldDuckFamily March 21-30 BC
ybcvet March 23-27 YC


April 2013

Fall1 April BCV
LittleStinkerbelle April BC (and POR)
bellabully April 10-17 BCV
CT Disney April 13-20 YC CL GV
BradleyB April 13-20 BCV
john64 April 15-?? BCV
kimberle mid-April BC
gtpoohbear April 18-26 YC
Mousemommy1 April 18-28 BC
Hunclemarco April 19-30 BCV
NemoLeo April 20-26 YC
MickeyAgain April 21-28 BC (15th Anniversary, DH's BD)
loweschickie April 24-27 BCV (then BWV, then AKL-Kidani)
jad215 April 25-May 4 BCV


May 2013

disneydee6 May(be) BC
gingerale82 May 4-9 BC
dreamlinda May 11-17 BCV
vaninou May 17-24 BCV (following a trip to the "other Orlando")
suemom2kay May 17-26 BCV
ocalla May 30-June 6 BC?


June 2013

AlohaAnnie June BCV/BLT

goofyredraider June BC
LynnTH June 1-7 BC
skatingmom June 2-9 BCV
1971DBday June 6-15 BC
PittPantherfan June 8-15 BC
asaj June 9-15 BC GV
em36 June 9-16 YC CL GV
scottmel June 18-25 BC
98cpTyphoonGuard June 22-29 BC
dandydad12 June 22-30 BC (Then Tree House Villas for DGD 1st trip)
dd53 June 23-27 BC (6/18-23 POR)


July 2013

Disneymomx7 July 6-15 BC (following June 29-July 6 GF)
louey July 11-19 YC (celebrating DD's 24th BD)
catho72 July 13-17 BC (followed by Poly July 17-21)
mickeynut1 July 15-18 YC CL LV (then Disney cruise and Poly GV CL)
wdisneyaholic July 25-Aug 4 YC CL
elmpark July/Aug BC


Aug 2013

franc Aug
Avenger117 Aug YC (Disney honeymoom)
autumnpalm Aug BC (3 nights, before GF)
vyrg August 5-16 YC (Our friend from France)
KAZPRINCESS BC Aug 6-20 (2 weeks!)
Disney-Partyof5 Aug 16-30 BC
StayCool Aug 18-24 BC
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Yacht and Beach Club Voluptuous Noodle Swap Historical Page


I am sorry to inform everyone that the resort will no longer allow pool noodles to be held in storage and passed between guests, so the private Noodle Swap coordinated on the BC/YC FAQ thread has been discontinued. Bell Services will no longer be permitted to accept or keep noodles turned in to them.


Thank you to everyone who has participated in the swap! The posters on the this forum were able to successfully execute a pool noodle swap from June 2011 until September 2012. It was certainly fun and lasted a lot longer than anyone ever imagined when we started this!


Meet the Noodle Family:



Paul, Pastina, Penne and Ramen

They will making their first visit to Disney World and the Beach Club in June 2011. They have decided to take up permanent residence at the resort and will be spending time with different families as part of a "noodle relocation program"

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Well, after their introduction to the Beach Club/Yacht Club and Stormalong Bay, the Noodle Family has decided to stick around. The first handoff was successful!


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(Photo) "Diary of a Non-Wimpy Noodle"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63237606@N03/


December 2011 antics by heatherbabydoll1:

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=413





Here's Bellebookworm9 enjoying the Noodle Family in October 2011:





The Noodles are having a little International Fun with ChipNDaleRule's family:

Anticipating the Upcoming Olympic Games- Is there a Yoga Competition???






Celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee





The Noodles Get Married, August 22, 2012
Unfortunately, it didn't work out. Pinkgirl wanted to take them back to the UK, but, surprisingly, the noodles were inflexible. They wanted to stay at Stormalong Bay. Can't say I blame them!





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IN MARCH 2012, THE NOODLES WENT MISSING!





Are they pool hopping at another Disney resort? (why would they?)
Did they leave along with Matthew, Johnny or Robert after their guest appearances at Captains Grille?
Or did a more nefarious fate befall the family???

We have a few leads and have assembled a crack (crack-pot?) team of imaginary detectives to solve the case of the Great Noodle Caper (mmm... noodles with capers...). We will let you all know what Thomas Magnum, Jessica Fletcher, Barnaby Jones or the team from Scooby Doo discover.
(Check the abandoned Wonders of Life Pavilion- old man Jones was seen skulking about)

Update- due to the generosity of guests, a new set of noodles "resurfaced" and the swap continued for several additional months.



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Beach and Yacht Club Community Page


Are you staying at the Yacht or Beach Club or the Beach Club Villas and want to meet or be recognized by other DIS'ers? Thanks to a wonderful design from RustManFan of the Creative Designs Forum, and the enthusiasm of DIS'er Janloz, we now have fashionable pins available upon request and free of charge!





Thanks to a very generous offer by Nannette, we can once again start distributing Yacht and Beach Club pins.

Please note that this is entirely a volunteer project by everyone involved so your patience and courtesy is appreciated!

Postage expenses are being generously covered by Nannette!

If you would like to request one, please PM Nannette at least one month prior to your visit to the YC/BC/BCV, providing your arrival month, name and a mailing address. Please note that since we are mailing the pins, you will need to provide an address to Nannette so you must be comfortable with that arrangement. You may use an office address or even a friend's address if you prefer to keep some confidentiality.

Please note that the pins will be sent out on a first requested, first mailed basis, but if there are multiple requests in a short period of time, Nannette may delay the mailing of your pin to help spread out the postage expense, especially if your vacation is a few months away. The goal will be to send the pins no later than 3 weeks before your vacation, so please give plenty of time when you make your request.

Due to the limited quantities available, we must limit requests to 1 pin per family so everyone who wants one will have the opportunity to get one.

Dis User Name: nannette
She has a post on the next page (???) of this thread so you can left mouse click to "send PM to nannette"





July 2012 Yacht & Beach Club 3rd Annual DIS meet:

Sunday July 22, 6 PM
Solarium at the Beach Club


Here are a couple of photos from the Y&BC DIS meet on Sunday.

The first picture is DisneyDadinPA and his wife, with Lauren(The Magical One), another CM at the resort and Teena.





Here is the rest of the group:





Here is a closeup of one of the "Flat" visitors:




There was also a visit from the 3 Caballeros- I'm not sure if I have a closeup of this.


Expected attendees: TeenaS, Disneymomx7 (Robyn), Magical One (Lauren), catho72, tinacaplan, Flat Dee (Natebenma) and friends

And there was a surprise appearance by YCFan!!!

Be there or Be Square! said Flat Dee who is more like a rectangle...


July 2011 Second Annual Beach & Yacht Club DIS meet and surprise "Nanny Shower":

Monday July 25, 6 PM
Solarium at the Beach Club









Thanks for the photos, kldmom2000!

For more pictures from the meet/shower, check out this thread: http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post42109256


Expected attendees: TeenaS, Disneymomx7 (Robyn), jennb, lov2b@disney (Sandy), kldmom2000, YCFAN, Magical One (Lauren), jultomzach (maybe), Flat Dee (Natebenma), Flat pixarmom

August 2010 Yacht & Beach Club DIS meet:




Thanks for the photo, LovintheLodge!


Sunken Treasure: The unofficial beverage of the Beach and Yacht Club FAQ forum:




Contents: Malibu Rum, Midori, orange juice, pineapple juice and Sprite with a splash of BOLS Blue Curacao.


Thanks, pixarmom, Feckless, and WDW4us2006 for the photos!

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!
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