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Old 04-23-2013, 04:52 AM   #2866
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Hi Jonathan-

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The answers to your questions depend a lot on what is important for your family.

As far as a room request- one thing that is important to know is that not all rooms at the Beach Club have full balconies. About 50% of the rooms have standing only balconies- so if this is important to you, make sure you add this request to your reservation.

As far as a room location- do you want to be close to the lobby/transportation/pool? Would you prefer to be closer to EPCOT? First floor or something higher? These are all personal preferences that can differ for each person.

Same on the upgrade to waterview. Do you spend a lot of time in your room or are you mostly at the parks? For me, the view from the room is not all that important, so I wouldn't do the upgrade. There are others here who have different opinions.

I am providing the links to a couple of posts on Page 1. This may be helpful as you are making decisions. There are further links that give some examples of the views from the different room categories.



Hope this helps!

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I have a 14 year old daughter and a 12 year old son, we go to the parks early, and are usually back at the hotel mid afternoon for a swim, before heading into the parks again in the evening for dinner.

As such we don't spend a lot of time in the room.

I booked BC for its access to Epcot; how far a walk is SAB / Lobby / Transportation from a room at the Epcot end?

And yes i will be requesting a full balcony, as am used to one having had one before at the WL.

Any further tips / advice greatfully received.

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Old 04-23-2013, 05:08 AM   #2867
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Not really a "resort" question, but since you guys know everything......Where in the World can you get frappacino's? My husband likes to get them everyday we are on vacation. I know where you can get them at Disneyland and California Adventure but where can we get them at WDW?

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Regarding frappuccinos, I may have missed these suggestions, but here are some-

1) the "Java Bar" at the Swan - this is just the "lower" or "back" entrance/lobby near the epcot boat dock. I have seen frappuccinos on menu periodically - usually at breakfast time (loosely defined), but sometimes other times. It might be worth a call if important to you.

2). Kiosks/stands in epcot - I have sometimes (but not always) seen them (or heard from others) about them being available at stands near universe of energy (sometimes closer to mexico) as well as outside gates toward monorail (never actually see that one b/c we are usually rushing to/from monorail).

3) new starbucks - as Dee suggested, both mk (main st bakery) and epcot (FOUNTAIN VIEW CAFE) are having starbucks drinks available as of "mid summer", so you may be in luck, depending on your travel times and disney/starbucks construction delays.

4) if all else fails, beaches and cream - their mocha milkshake is actually a somewhat similar taste (actually a bit smoother due to ice cream) - and the nutritional content is actually probably similar. If you really wanted, you could also stir in some extra coffee.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:11 AM   #2868
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I have a 14 year old daughter and a 12 year old son, we go to the parks early, and are usually back at the hotel mid afternoon for a swim, before heading into the parks again in the evening for dinner.

As such we don't spend a lot of time in the room.

I booked BC for its access to Epcot; how far a walk is SAB / Lobby / Transportation from a room at the Epcot end?

And yes i will be requesting a full balcony, as am used to one having had one before at the WL.

Any further tips / advice greatfully received.

Jonathan.
It is less than a 5 minute walk from the EPCOT end of the resort. Beach Club resort has some long hallways, but not terribly long compared to some other Disney Resorts. You will be amazed at how quickly you can get from one are of the resort to another. And walk to Epcot is wonderfu!

Also, your kids are old enough that you may want to walk to DHS as well.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:58 AM   #2869
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Awwwww!!! Yeah, I was probably making a quick escape before my kids could knock a plate out of someone's hands!!

Oh, and I happened to log onto MDE today and it confirmed that we are in a lagoon View room!! Hooray for pixie dust!!!

Are you home now?? If so, hope you had a fantastic trip!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:42 AM   #2870
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Does BC have lots of exit doors to use or do you have to walk to the main lobby area to get out? For example, if we had a room by the volleyball court, are there exits in that area or do you have to walk inside to the main entrances? I know it sounds like a silly question, but we've always stayed at the mods, so not sure what the set up is like here

Thanks!!!!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:44 AM   #2871
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Morning everyone!!! Sure has been quiet here lately??

Dee: have you gotten any updates from Teena??? I am sure her and Bob are having a fabulous time

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:49 AM   #2872
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Regarding frappuccinos, I may have missed these suggestions, but here are some-

1) the "Java Bar" at the Swan - this is just the "lower" or "back" entrance/lobby near the epcot boat dock. I have seen frappuccinos on menu periodically - usually at breakfast time (loosely defined), but sometimes other times. It might be worth a call if important to you.

2). Kiosks/stands in epcot - I have sometimes (but not always) seen them (or heard from others) about them being available at stands near universe of energy (sometimes closer to mexico) as well as outside gates toward monorail (never actually see that one b/c we are usually rushing to/from monorail).

3) new starbucks - as Dee suggested, both mk (main st bakery) and epcot (FOUNTAIN VIEW CAFE) are having starbucks drinks available as of "mid summer", so you may be in luck, depending on your travel times and disney/starbucks construction delays.

4) if all else fails, beaches and cream - their mocha milkshake is actually a somewhat similar taste (actually a bit smoother due to ice cream) - and the nutritional content is actually probably similar. If you really wanted, you could also stir in some extra coffee.
Thank you.

We travel mid May, so Starbucks will probably be out for us. Thanks for mentioning the Java Bar at Swan. Sounds like that may be our daily stop since it is "next door".

I so appreciate everyone's input. See....I knew that y'all knew everything!

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Does BC have lots of exit doors to use or do you have to walk to the main lobby area to get out? For example, if we had a room by the volleyball court, are there exits in that area or do you have to walk inside to the main entrances? I know it sounds like a silly question, but we've always stayed at the mods, so not sure what the set up is like here

Thanks!!!!!!
BC has lots of exit doors including the door by room 1501 which is about as close to Epcot as you can get.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:33 AM   #2874
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Leave tomorrow to visit my daughter and her family in California. We come home on May 1st and leave for the Yacht Club on May 14th!!!!! Cannot wait to see my boys, but I am soooo looking forward to our trip to the YC. We are home for just 3 weeks after our trip when we go back to California for my first trip to Disneyland! Got to love when your grandchildren pick a Disney trip for their birthday present. All 5 of my grandchildren take after their grandmother and LOVE anything Disney.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #2875
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just got back. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The whole trip was amazing. Beach Club is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful and relaxing. The people there are all so nice. The pool was soooooooooo beautiful and relaxing. OMG- just one of the most relaxing and beautiful places I have ever been too. I am from New England and we love Cape Cod - so combining Disney and a New England seaside resort was just the perfect match for us.

Now how will we stay anywhere else?
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just got back. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The whole trip was amazing. Beach Club is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful and relaxing. The people there are all so nice. The pool was soooooooooo beautiful and relaxing. OMG- just one of the most relaxing and beautiful places I have ever been too. I am from New England and we love Cape Cod - so combining Disney and a New England seaside resort was just the perfect match for us.

Now how will we stay anywhere else?
I see you caught the BC bug?? There are no cures, the only remedy is to start planning your next trip

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Morning everyone!!! Sure has been quiet here lately??

Dee: have you gotten any updates from Teena??? I am sure her and Bob are having a fabulous time

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Yes, I have. They are in St. Thomas today. They went out this morning to replenish Bob's supply of vodka. Mission accomplished, they headed back to a quiet boat and uncrowded pool and are now at lunch. So happy for them!
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Does BC have lots of exit doors to use or do you have to walk to the main lobby area to get out? For example, if we had a room by the volleyball court, are there exits in that area or do you have to walk inside to the main entrances? I know it sounds like a silly question, but we've always stayed at the mods, so not sure what the set up is like here

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BC has lots of exit doors including the door by room 1501 which is about as close to Epcot as you can get.
Here is the post from Page 1, describing the exit near Room 1501:

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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Yes, I have. They are in St. Thomas today. They went out this morning to replenish Bob's supply of vodka. Mission accomplished, they headed back to a quiet boat and uncrowded pool and are now at lunch. So happy for them!
I was hoping he would forget to purchase the Vodka.......and they would have to book another trip ASAP

I bet St. Thomas must be a beautiful sight!!!
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