Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-18-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
ColinCodyMom
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 797

How have families dealt with limited food choices at BC/YC/BW?

Hi all! My family of 4(2 adults and 2 kiddos, 12 and 15) are currently booked at AKL for June. I love this resort and have stayed a couple times before. We have also stayed at CR, BLT, WL, Pop and OKW. I have to say we have enjoyed every stay we've had. I have been contemplating a moderate stay because of the savings (were looking pretty closely at CSR) but I keep being swayed back to the deluxes. I kinda want a change just to see another resort. I've been looking at BC, YC, or BW but all seem to have horrible food options for the morning or quick service. For those with kids who don't enjoy cold cereal, how do you manage with the options at these resorts? Or maybe I should count them out for that reason. There seemed to be a kiosk at boardwalk but I'm not sure where that is in relation to BC. Of course, I love SAB so I'd prefer BC or YC. Every time I get close to a decision, something sways my mind again. It seems that's pretty common on these boards . For anyone with advice who would advocate one resort over another, I'd appreciate the feedback. Thanks!
__________________
Me DH DS17 DS14




2014 Trip: June 25-July 2 AKL
2013 Trip: June 18-22 AKL and June 22-25 AoA
2011 Trip: July 20-23 CR TPV and July 23-26 BLT
2010 Trips: May 1-6 AKL and May 6-9 POP
2009 Trips: May 6-13 AKL Sep.30-Oct.2 WL
2008 Trip: May Caribe Royale
2007 Trip: August Caribe Royale
2001 Trip: OKW
1998 Trip: OKW
ColinCodyMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
sweetcreams
Mouseketeer
 
sweetcreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 139

We stayed at the BC one year. I loved being so close to the back gate of Epcot, but the buses to other parks picked up at other hotels too, so it was a long ride to MK. The BC Marketplace has quick service food. I remember the flatbread being pretty good, and the veggie sandwich. We didn't eat breakfast there, but they do have hot food like eggs, breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal etc. The BW is right around the lake from there, so we also went to the Bakery, which also has some pretty good breakfast and lunch choices. You can pack oatmeal or dry cereal for the room, or make a stop at the grocery store on your way in if you have a car. If not, try Garden Grocer. They have a website where you can choose exactly what you want and they deliver groceries to your hotel. We used them when staying at the cabins at FW and had really great service, and prompt responses to any questions we had.
sweetcreams is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-18-2013, 04:03 PM   #3
Kim1964
Was intimidated by her bug, but don't worry she's conquered it!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,502

The BC marketplace has some breakfast stuff: Along with these menu items, a variety of Grab 'n' Go items are also available, including breakfast cereals, whole fruit, chips and other snacks, and pre-made sandwiches and salads.

Breakfast 7 - 11 a.m.

Scrambled Egg Platter - with bacon, potato casserole and a biscuit $6.79

Breakfast Sandwich - - with bacon, egg, cheese, potato casserole $6.99

Oatmeal $2.79

Espresso $2.99
Latte or Cappuccino $3.39


YC has the Captain's Grille for a sitdown breakfast. BC has Cape May for a character breakfast.
Kim1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #4
triciari
DIS Veteran
 
triciari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 960

There's also a coffee shop off the YC lobby that has pastries.
__________________
triciari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #5
mmmears
DIS Veteran
 
mmmears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: California
Posts: 8,258

Like pp's have said, the Marketplace does have some options. There is also a good sit down breakfast at the YC, if that is more what you are looking for. My family eats a light breakfast before the parks open and then we have a nice sit-down lunch in whatever park we happen to be that day, so the breakfast options at the YC/BC haven't bothered us. When we did want a big breakfast we went to the restaurant (Captain's Grille, I believe) at the YC -- it's great since you can have the buffet or order a la carte.

YC/BC is great for the location and the pools. We love AKL, too -- you have some great resorts to choose from.
__________________


* Disneyland * Walt Disney World * Disneyland Paris ** Disney Wonder Bahamas * Disney Wonder Alaska *
*Grand Floridian Resort* Animal Kingdom Lodge * Polynesian Resort * Yacht Club * Beach Club * Disneyland Hotel * Grand Californian Resort *
mmmears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 04:26 PM   #6
bookgirl
I don't eat onions-they squelch when you bite into them
I don't eat raisins-they look like dried up bugs
Can we say food issues?
 
bookgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: In a OK state
Posts: 6,041

Took my parents to BC a few years ago. My stepdad wants breakfast, a real breakfast, every day. We had to deal with the morning food question.

We ate at the Captains Grille for a sit down breakfast, which was very good and moderate in price. You can order eggs alacarte if you get the buffet so he could get an omelet plus the other offerings and that made him happy. Buffett runs around $17.

We ate at the Marketplace before the menu change but we were fine with a breakfast sandwich (they used to have french toast sticks as well). But my step dad really does not like this, we got him a sandwich and some fruit and he had part of my mom's french toast sticks, but it was not what he considered 'having breakfast'.

Last morning we ate off site at IHOP as I was taking them to the airport to go home. Honestly it was a relief, to not have to deal with morning food questions after he left.

I'm more of a grab something on the run type, so all my solo stays I keep some quick/easy on the go snacks or bagels w/PB in my room then plan an early lunch or snack.
__________________
DL 3/2000 OFFSITE WDW 1/2009 ASMu WDW 9/2011 BC&POFQ WDW/IOA 10/2012 AoA/POFQ/ASMu WDW 10/2013 POR WDW 3/2014 AllStarSports WDW 7/2014 Offsite AAU Nationals @ WWoS
UPCOMING: 10/14 F&W Festival (in planning) WL 1/15 AllStar Movies WDW/US

bookgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 04:31 PM   #7
Sandi
A proud Spartans fan!
 
Sandi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: East Lansing, Michigan USA
Posts: 5,343

DH and I just returned from BWI and I'm going back with DD in August. We ordered breakfast (and other) food from Garden Grocer (yogurt, cheese, bread). Depending on when you are going, the Boardwalk Bakery expansion/renovation may be completed as well. It's supposed to be done at the end of April. I'm not sure what the menu will be like, but I suspect it will be more expansive than it was. Another thing we did was pick up pastries from France at Epcot a couple of evenings and one pastry actually made it to breakfast!
__________________
Have a Disney Day! -Sandi

Sandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #8
gtpoohbear
DIS Veteran
 
gtpoohbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 980

We are staying at YC next month, and the morning food dilemma has been giving me fits already! DH is another one of those who NEEDS a big, sit-down breakfast every day. Captain's Grille seems to be a good choice (in YC) if you can wait until 7:30am. But if you are trying to make an 8am park opening, that won't work. We are probably going to end up doing room service a lot of mornings because I can't come up with much else. The Swan/Dolphin, which are nearby, have a couple of options too if you don't mind walking over there (not on the DDP though).
__________________
Me (Jaime) * DH (Brian) *DD (Lily-10) * DS (Owen-3)

All Trip Reports & Photo Albums are located here!
Previous Trips: 2008: Poly, Hilton GVC | 2010: CBR | 2012: ASMo | 2013: YC | 2014: AKL, AoA
Upcoming Trips: Oct 2014: POR | Dec 2014 - WL | July 2015 - ASMusic | Nov 2015 - FW Campground
gtpoohbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 05:02 PM   #9
jenjersnap
yadda yadda yadda
 
jenjersnap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: CO
Posts: 4,603

We have always found the Marketplace and BW Bakery perfectly adequate for our CS needs and Captains Grille and Cape May (Kouzzina is on our to do list) for times we want TS. If heading into Epcot for rope drop, I have read the bakery in France is open now. Yes, there isn't a food court at these resorts but I personally think the issue is overstated.
__________________
Jen, mom to three

Upcoming: Disneyland 7/14 Mom & DS3, BCV 11/14

YC & Poly 10/13 Poly & BC 12/10GC at Disneyland 06/09Mom and DS2, WL 1/09YC & BC (yes, both!) 9/08 Hojo's near Disneyland 6/08Mom and DS1, WL 1/08Poly 9/07 BC 10/06 AKL & Poly 12/05 Mom and DS1, WL & Dolphin 2/05 First trip as an adult to AK & FW cabins, 12/04

Last edited by jenjersnap; 03-18-2013 at 05:10 PM.
jenjersnap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 05:05 PM   #10
elaw
DIS Veteran
 
elaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,753

Due to YC/BC/BWI's proximity to EPCOT, We tend to wander over to the World Showcase for food needs. We usually stay CL, so our breakfast is covered.
__________________
elaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 05:28 PM   #11
Mousemommy1
DIS Veteran
 
Mousemommy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 10,912

Quote:
Originally Posted by elaw View Post
Due to YC/BC/BWI's proximity to EPCOT, We tend to wander over to the World Showcase for food needs. We usually stay CL, so our breakfast is covered.
Exactly why we chose CL!
__________________
(DH) (ME) (DD10) (DD7) (DS Due 1/16/15!!)


PAST TRIPS:
JUL 1985 OFFSITE • JUL 1989 OFFSITE • MAR 2000 ASMO • SEP 2000 ASMU • SEP 2002 ASSP • NOV 2009 POP • FEB 2011 CBR • JUL 2012 WL CL • APR 2013 YC CL • SEP 2013 POFQ • AUG 2014 BC CL
Mousemommy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 05:37 PM   #12
goofy4tink
Likes little devils
I know I'm getting old...I get it, I really do
Prisoner of Toy Story Mania
 
goofy4tink's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Central Ma
Posts: 48,067
DISboards Moderator

The Bakery at BW is be rehabbed to enlarge it and allow them to offer more grab and go things.
I stay at BWV a lot....but we tend to have a bagel or such before leaving for the parks and then we get a big breakfast around 10ish. It's kind of like brunch at that point.
__________________
goofy4tink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 06:05 PM   #13
karly05
DIS Veteran
 
karly05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: I am here with the Bird
Posts: 1,693

I'll be honest, this is exactly why, when I stayed at BC last year, I went to Captain's Grille at YC 3 out of 4 mornings for Breakfast. (The other morning I hit AM EMH at AK and grabbed a pastry and juice in the park.) Really liked CG, good buffet and quick service.

That's one thing I really appreciated about POFQ this year was more variety for a hot, multi-item breakfast from the food court.
__________________
1999 - Beach Club - Me & Sis
2004 - Polynesian - Me, Sis & Dad
2012 - Beach Club - My Awesome Solo Trip Adventure!
2013 - POFQ - Mardi Gras in the Little Easy
2014 - POFQ - "Eat Around the World" - Yes. Yes, I did.
karly05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #14
sethschroeder
DIS Veteran
 
sethschroeder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 899

Quote:
Originally Posted by elaw View Post
Due to YC/BC/BWI's proximity to EPCOT, We tend to wander over to the World Showcase for food needs. We usually stay CL, so our breakfast is covered.
First time to Walt Disney World this summer and BINGO!

I decided club level for a few reasons but when I threw in:
Breakfast each morning (no hot food but oh well)
Lunch Snacks
Pre Dinner Apps
Post Dinner Dessert
Drinks all day
Wine/Beer/Liquor in the evening

You really can't beat it also you get someone to book all your dining or outings if you choose. I would say skip breakfast go club level and eat an earlier lunch after the morning continental breakfast.
sethschroeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 06:28 PM   #15
jenjersnap
yadda yadda yadda
 
jenjersnap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: CO
Posts: 4,603

We stayed CL at BC last trip and would never repeat it. The lounge was a crowded zoo with not enough places to sit and the food was snatched up the second it was put out. People acted like it was their last meal. There was never any food left at midday unless you count the gummy bears. we planned for all these "savings" but it didn't work out that way at all. So, egg sandwiches at Marketplace and the lovely buffet at Captains Grille are A-ok for us.
__________________
Jen, mom to three

Upcoming: Disneyland 7/14 Mom & DS3, BCV 11/14

YC & Poly 10/13 Poly & BC 12/10GC at Disneyland 06/09Mom and DS2, WL 1/09YC & BC (yes, both!) 9/08 Hojo's near Disneyland 6/08Mom and DS1, WL 1/08Poly 9/07 BC 10/06 AKL & Poly 12/05 Mom and DS1, WL & Dolphin 2/05 First trip as an adult to AK & FW cabins, 12/04
jenjersnap is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.