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Old 06-02-2013, 05:53 AM   #1351
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:19 AM   #1352
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I agree. I think the Spirit of Aloha Show is a waste of money. Now Hoop is another story. Love it and the food!!
Just stopping in to say hi to my YC friends. Caught up on a few posts and totally agree with this; the Spirit of Aloha Show was a big disappointment for us as well. We paid for the best seating category and were stuck behind a pole, the food wasn't great, and the entertainment was just so so imho.

Hope all my BC/YC friends are well! I've been spending numerous hours soaking up knowledge on the Dis Cruise boards as we booked the Fantasy for next May for our 15 year anniversary; concierge level
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:31 AM   #1353
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I did not have a chance to make any posts on the last day of our trip, so I will do so now.

On Friday, DS and I were up bright and early and walked over to HS for Star Wars Weekends. We arrived at 6:35 and were first at our gate. He was quite excited for his first SWW weekends and wanted to do Jedi Training.

The park opened at about 7:45, and he was signed up for JTA pretty quickly. We proceeded to ride Star Tours two times with no wait before pulling FPs for later. We then walked around to see where some characters were that he wanted to see, did Jedi Training and then more Star Tours and characters. All before lunch. Once again, getting to the park early definitely pays off.

Meanwhile, DW and DD were off riding RNR multiple times, backlot tour, and the Great Movie Ride. They were able to get a lot accomplished before lunch as well.

Anyway, after lunch DS and I continued with seeing characters, rode Star Tours again and then shopped in Darth's Mall. I would have spent a lot of money in there, but I held myself in check.

From reading the SWW thread, Friday was apparently the least crowded day of any of the weekends thus far. My only reason for this is because it was the designated Gay Days park. I think a lot of people might avoid the park on these days, thus decreasing crowds. I think we experienced the same thing at AK on Thursday when I felt the crowds there were really low compared to what we had seen in other parks earlier in the week. I made a comment to DW that if we take future trips this time of year, I might just plan our park days to coincide with the Gay Days park days.

By about 4:30, DS was ready to head back to the the resort and swim, so that is what we did. The kids spent the rest of the afternoon swimming and having fun on our last day.

No one was happy to leave yesterday, but our stay at BC was great. No major complaints whatsoever. My only minor observation would be that I wish they would figure out a way to have more places to sit for breakfast outside the marketplace in the morning. Those two person tables they have outside are not really family friendly, but that is just a minor observation.

This was the second time DW and I had been here, but first time for the kids. After all the fun they had in the pool, I doubt we will ever be able to stay at any other resort again.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:39 AM   #1354
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Well we have switched over to the Yacht Club and we love our room. We can look right onto the boat dock and we are by the lighthouse with a view across the lake.

Tonight we ate at Yachtsman and I cried. Good cry. (Story Ahead)........

Dh and I were celebrating our anniv. We had our buttons on. Our server asked us how many years and we told her. I also told her that dh held my hand when I had cancer and was in the coma for 2 days etc.

Well a little into our dinner, she said someone left you this note and wants you to read it. It said:

Life is precious and part of life is bringing a smile to someone you dont know.

Hope you all enjoyed your meal.

Have a wonderful evening.

Someone named Erin.

Dh said he saw that she was sitting and dining by herself. I am so sorry that I didnt notice her. I always have a lot of pain and just getting to the table and walking is sometimes an effort for sure.

I was so touched by this beautiful, wonderful woman. I dont know if she is a diser or not.

Our server said that has only happened once before to her. I told her if she ever saw this young lady again to make sure she told her thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Our server told us she said she does this once a month and picked us because she saw it was our anniv.

What a wonderful magical experience thanks to wonderful Erin

We were exhausted from the heat today. Guess we are not used to this, so we just sat on our balcony and watched Illuminations. The trees obstructed some of the view but we were really happy with what we saw.

Tomm. I will stop in and say hi to Teena.
How magical...

Happy Anniversary to you two!!! So...how many years were you celebrating?
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:19 AM   #1355
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Morning all,

I'm not ate sure where to ask this, so I'll ask my fellow BC lunatics.....

Our next trip to home is coming up in July, and my wife and I are planning on coming down a day earlier than the rest of my family in order to prepare for my nephew's first trip to WDW. As of now, I have a standard room booked at AKL for our first night, but now, as I always do, am beginning to have second thoughts about staying there. I already received my DME tags in the mail, my question is if we decide to switch resorts, must I request new tags since the ones I have currently read AKL? Thanks in advance...
The bar code on the luggage tag has your reservation number tied to it, so you really don't need new luggage tags. You could always take a marker and cross out the old resort name and write in the new one, too, just to be sure. If your reservation number changes, like ours did when we switched from a room only to a package ten days before our check in date, just tell the CM and they will link the old reservation number in the luggage tag bar code to the new reservation number. You can also call the Magical Express service and ask then to send new tags, too.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:26 AM   #1356
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I did not have a chance to make any posts on the last day of our trip, so I will do so now.

On Friday, DS and I were up bright and early and walked over to HS for Star Wars Weekends. We arrived at 6:35 and were first at our gate. He was quite excited for his first SWW weekends and wanted to do Jedi Training.

The park opened at about 7:45, and he was signed up for JTA pretty quickly. We proceeded to ride Star Tours two times with no wait before pulling FPs for later. We then walked around to see where some characters were that he wanted to see, did Jedi Training and then more Star Tours and characters. All before lunch. Once again, getting to the park early definitely pays off.

Meanwhile, DW and DD were off riding RNR multiple times, backlot tour, and the Great Movie Ride. They were able to get a lot accomplished before lunch as well.

Anyway, after lunch DS and I continued with seeing characters, rode Star Tours again and then shopped in Darth's Mall. I would have spent a lot of money in there, but I held myself in check.

From reading the SWW thread, Friday was apparently the least crowded day of any of the weekends thus far. My only reason for this is because it was the designated Gay Days park. I think a lot of people might avoid the park on these days, thus decreasing crowds. I think we experienced the same thing at AK on Thursday when I felt the crowds there were really low compared to what we had seen in other parks earlier in the week. I made a comment to DW that if we take future trips this time of year, I might just plan our park days to coincide with the Gay Days park days.

By about 4:30, DS was ready to head back to the the resort and swim, so that is what we did. The kids spent the rest of the afternoon swimming and having fun on our last day.

No one was happy to leave yesterday, but our stay at BC was great. No major complaints whatsoever. My only minor observation would be that I wish they would figure out a way to have more places to sit for breakfast outside the marketplace in the morning. Those two person tables they have outside are not really family friendly, but that is just a minor observation.

This was the second time DW and I had been here, but first time for the kids. After all the fun they had in the pool, I doubt we will ever be able to stay at any other resort again.
Sounds like you had a great plan for SWW!!!

After we took DD's to BC/YC, they fell head over heals also!!
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:29 AM   #1357
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We are switching from BC to YC because military discount didn't have rooms available at the BC. We've never stayed at the YC so we're excited to try it. Before, we've always stayed at the BC toward the Epcot end and quiet pool. September 14-21 means only 4 months away. I'm a teacher but work part time seeing preschool/daycare kids who have special needs. Because of the part time and the flexibility with seeing kids on my schedule, I am able to take some time off and make it up the week before or after or trip.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:36 AM   #1358
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[SIZE="3"]Time to check to make sure I have you listed in the right place:
We're listed correctly, and on this coming Friday morning we'll be flying down! SO excited. Sitting here having my morning (iced) coffee, listening to the birds sing, and looking forward to getting back to BC!

Dee, seeing the June activities schedule that you posted (thanks) reminded me -- is the Changing of the Guard at the pool still so much fun? One of our favorite memories of a previous trip was DS getting up to dance with the lifeguards. It's actually worth making a point to be at the pool when this happens (I'm assuming that since they still list it on the activities sheet, they still make it such a fun experience...)
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Time to check to make sure I have you listed in the right place:

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I see several going to be there when we are there (6/8-6/15)- major countdown is on, can't wait! Safe travels to all and fingers crossed for good weather!

So excited!!
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Nole95 - helpful hint. You can sit in the solarium or on the tables outside the back door of the solarium - a lot more room there then just the table outside marketplace.

Glad you had such a good time. BC is our absolute favorite resort!
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We're listed correctly, and on this coming Friday morning we'll be flying down! SO excited. Sitting here having my morning (iced) coffee, listening to the birds sing, and looking forward to getting back to BC!

Dee, seeing the June activities schedule that you posted (thanks) reminded me -- is the Changing of the Guard at the pool still so much fun? One of our favorite memories of a previous trip was DS getting up to dance with the lifeguards. It's actually worth making a point to be at the pool when this happens (I'm assuming that since they still list it on the activities sheet, they still make it such a fun experience...)
Yes the kiddos loved this when we were 2 weeks ago!!
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:13 AM   #1362
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I did not have a chance to make any posts on the last day of our trip, so I will do so now.

*SNIP*

No one was happy to leave yesterday, but our stay at BC was great. No major complaints whatsoever. My only minor observation would be that I wish they would figure out a way to have more places to sit for breakfast outside the marketplace in the morning. Those two person tables they have outside are not really family friendly, but that is just a minor observation.

This was the second time DW and I had been here, but first time for the kids. After all the fun they had in the pool, I doubt we will ever be able to stay at any other resort again.
What a great final day! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us!

So glad to hear the whole family loves this resort!

Although I have never personally been in there (another shocker!), I recommend taking your food into the Solarium for a nice relaxing place to enjoy your breakfast from the Marketplace.




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The bar code on the luggage tag has your reservation number tied to it, so you really don't need new luggage tags. You could always take a marker and cross out the old resort name and write in the new one, too, just to be sure. If your reservation number changes, like ours did when we switched from a room only to a package ten days before our check in date, just tell the CM and they will link the old reservation number in the luggage tag bar code to the new reservation number. You can also call the Magical Express service and ask then to send new tags, too.
Thanks for posting this info! I did not know that!

Actually, now that I think of it- does the ME tag have the resort name listed or just the resort area. I remember wondering for the longest time why my luggage tags had the initials "AK" for our first onsite stay at AsMu.




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We are switching from BC to YC because military discount didn't have rooms available at the BC. We've never stayed at the YC so we're excited to try it. Before, we've always stayed at the BC toward the Epcot end and quiet pool. September 14-21 means only 4 months away. I'm a teacher but work part time seeing preschool/daycare kids who have special needs. Because of the part time and the flexibility with seeing kids on my schedule, I am able to take some time off and make it up the week before or after or trip.
I have you on the list, so I will update your info.

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We're listed correctly, and on this coming Friday morning we'll be flying down! SO excited. Sitting here having my morning (iced) coffee, listening to the birds sing, and looking forward to getting back to BC!

Dee, seeing the June activities schedule that you posted (thanks) reminded me -- is the Changing of the Guard at the pool still so much fun? One of our favorite memories of a previous trip was DS getting up to dance with the lifeguards. It's actually worth making a point to be at the pool when this happens (I'm assuming that since they still list it on the activities sheet, they still make it such a fun experience...)
Too funny, "neighbor"! I start every morning with a cup (or 3) of hot black coffee. Today, I had iced coffee. Last time I had iced coffee as my starter cup was when I was in Disney. We stayed at ASMo for a class trip, and since there was no coffee maker or microwave in the room, I made sure my iced coffee was all prepared in the fridge for my morning stroll to the food court to get my hot coffee.

Have a fantastic trip!!!
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The Spirit of Aloha certainly elicited some interesting responses! None positive!

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Thank you for the welcome. We have stayed at Pop, GF, Poly, POFQ, and WL on previous trips. I am planning a surprise trip for my daughter from Feb1-8, 2014. This trip is a celebration of the 10th anniversary of her adoption. I hope to book a room at YC CL. I want to book a resort in the EPCOT area so that we can be close to her favorite ride RNR and my favorite park EPCOT.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:51 AM   #1365
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DW and I did discover the Solarium while the kids were out on their pirate cruise. I am not sure how we missed it before that. I also did not know that there were more tables out the back of the Solarium. That's a good tip for next time.

In regards to the Pirate cruise, I highly recommend it. The kids did it on Wednesday morning and had a blast. Even though it poured on them at the beginning of the trip, they did not complain about getting soaked. Since there was no lightning, the trip continued on. The cast members were great and made sure all the kids had fun. Great way for mom and dad to have a couple hours of quiet time in the middle of the trip.
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