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Old 08-16-2013, 12:27 PM   #3256
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HelenParr and Melanieri Thanks for the responses...

So the lounge does close for a time to prepare for the next offering..but you can still get drinks... Does it stay open after the evening desserts are finished just for lounging?? I not only want my beverages..I want to lounge in the lounge too...LOL...

Another question ... I was wondering about room locations..wanted something close to the lounge...we have a GV book... MickeyT was kind enough to tell me about a sight that had the floor lay outs last time that I inquired....but I'm sorry to say that I cannot remember the name of it....
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:30 PM   #3257
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Trip update! Tomorrow we hit the Turnpike for wdw, 6:00 am and I get to have dinner with Teena before she leaves
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The Rapid Fill mugs can be used at any resort hotel quick service fountain, regardless of where it was originally purchased. Although, we are not sure how practical a benefit that will be to most guests.
Sounds like they'll work anywhere... question would be split stays is there a way in that chip to tell the length of stay isn't up yet... Disney keeps you guessing and that's half the fun!!!

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Old 08-16-2013, 01:06 PM   #3258
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Hello All! My family and I arrive at the Beach Club in two days! We are so excited. It will be our fist stay at a deluxe resort. We have always considered the Caribbean Beach Resort our "home" away from home. I couldn't pass up a deal I got for this year to stay at the Beach Club though. I just had a quick question in regards to the refillable mugs. Has the RFID program been fully implemented at the Beach Club yet or are they still using the old mugs? I heard that the RFID machines have arrived but wasn't sure if they were up and running yet. Just curious as to what we should expect.

I'd also love to hear what other tips you might have for us while we are staying at the Beach Club. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 08-16-2013, 01:15 PM   #3259
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I am reading all these Magic Bands posts with great interest. Our trip isn't until late October/early November. I have an AP, DH does not. We start our trip with a 2 night stay at AKL CL and then move to BC for the last 7 nights. I imagine our combination will eventually work fine, but I am very glad not to have to try to make it all work now!

Good luck everyone!
My husband and I have AP's, and that is what is having the issues. I was able to add 2 9day parkhopper tickets for 2 other members of my party with no issues. Just my AP's. Tech support is still working on it. They are telling me that when I linked the AP's to MDE they attached somewhere but they aren't sure where. They are still working on it today!!! Not sure when it will be fixed. I hope that when it is resolved I will still be able to get the same fastpass+ times as my other party members are currently booking.

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Old 08-16-2013, 01:55 PM   #3260
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Another question ... I was wondering about room locations..wanted something close to the lounge...we have a GV book... MickeyT was kind enough to tell me about a sight that had the floor lay outs last time that I inquired....but I'm sorry to say that I cannot remember the name of it....
Here is a web site with the Yacht Club room numbers on it.

http://web.archive.org/web/201107090...t/ycresort.htm

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I just had a quick question in regards to the refillable mugs. Has the RFID program been fully implemented at the Beach Club yet or are they still using the old mugs? I heard that the RFID machines have arrived but wasn't sure if they were up and running yet. Just curious as to what we should expect.
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The RFID mugs system hasn't been activated yet at the BC, according to reports. They are hoping to have it up and running by the end of the month.
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Sadly, when I called Drc this morning I found that there were rooms available at the poly. I asked my kids what they wanted to do and they said either place was fine. I mulled it over and Dh really had his heart set on poly and he works hard all year for us to take this wonderful trip. So I make the switch, pay the difference and tell the kids. Ds13 is now mad at me for switching. I just can't win. So I guess I need to be removed from bog list. :-(. It's been nice planning with all of you and hearing all of your reports.
You made me smile cart-mom

Where else could someone be apprehensive about staying at the Poly other than the Y&BC thread. Go enjoy the Poly. It's (another) one of our favorites!
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:17 PM   #3262
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Banana Bunny has been located by lost and found and is flying up to our house!
Melinda at lost and found is awesome

I think Banana just wanted to hang out at SAB with Buzzy and Johnny Depp

(Banana is my DDs favorite stuffed animal - we left him there Saturday)
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:24 PM   #3263
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My check in date is September 18th... and I can set up fastpass+

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I am checking in on September 3!!! I have made all fastpass+ reservations, they became available to me earlier this week! So excited! No just hoping for magic bands
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:33 PM   #3264
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[QUOTE=BlueSkies;49302836]HelenParr and Melanieri Thanks for the responses...

So the lounge does close for a time to prepare for the next offering..but you can still get drinks... Does it stay open after the evening desserts are finished just for lounging?? I not only want my beverages..I want to lounge in the lounge too...LOL...

QUOTE]

Yes, you can lounge in the lounge late. There's just no food (but sometimes they do leave some pretzels and stuff out). We've gone to the lounge in the wee hours to spread out, or read a book without bothering travel mates. And the previous coffee/espresso Nescafe machine was always on -- not sure with switch to Joffrey's if that will change. I hope they have a similar one. Unlimited espresso at 2am can be awesome.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:34 PM   #3265
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I have added a BREAKING NEWS section to the very beginning of the thread. Lots of developing news on Refrigerators, FP+/MB and Rapid Refill Mugs.

BREAKING NEWS!!! (August 16, 2013)

CMs at the Yacht and Beach Club have been told that all defective refrigerators have been swapped out at both resorts. All rooms should now have a working fridge.

It looks like September guests of the Beach Club, Yacht Club and probably BCV will be involved in testing of the Fast Pass Plus system by logging in to their My Disney Experience accounts. For info, start reading around page 215 of this thread.

The Rapid Refill Reusable Mugs have not appeared at the resort as of mid-August, but the RFID-enabled dispensers have been set up, so this program will probably be starting soon. Possibly by the end of the month. For more info about the Rapid Refill Mugs, read the post in the FAQ section of this page, Post 13.


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Old 08-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #3266
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Can I just say I'm loving this FP+ more than I thought I would!! I just went in and got FP+ on our 1st MK day for BTMRR, Journey under the Sea, Splash, and HM (bonus), as well as a lunch at BOG. Then I did Soarin, TT, and Illuminations (have Soarin and TT in the a.m. then we can go back early afternoon to swim and pop over that night for preferred viewing of Illuminations!
Did you arrange your fastpass+ reservations before your trip? I have reserved all of mine (from home-I check in on Sept. 3), but I was only able to sign up for 3 per day. Also, lunch at BOG was not included in the options, although I was really hoping it would be. Do you, or does anyone know how to make this happen??
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Just was able to customize and order our Magic Bands

DT83097 - thank you again for the hint regarding FP+ Illuminations. Very excited to have a reservation for my favorite evening fireworks show!
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:53 PM   #3268
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Some things I will post as 'facts': (always a little hesitant to post 'facts')

1. You can have a shared balcony at Beach Club. Not sure about 4 or 5 rooms though. From page 1 FAQ.

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.


Think ground floor patio rooms. Can always see into those if curtains left open.

2.) There is no guarantee of a daybed. If all the rooms that have a daybed are taken you will be provided a rollaway at no charge. Not sure why CM's get this wrong.

3.) Key problem crosses other resorts and is a pain in the rear. We have experienced this at BLT, SSR and BCV's. Best setup was at BLT where they had an entry door with keyed access and could check the key right there. We had to make 3 or 4 trips to SSR lobby (a loooooong way) to get that one straightened out. I completely understand Simbas frustration.
Re number 2 above, does this apply to BC and YC? For my own purposes, I'm interested in YC. Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:55 PM   #3269
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I am checking in on September 3!!! I have made all fastpass+ reservations, they became available to me earlier this week! So excited! No just hoping for magic bands
This morning I was able to customize Magic Bands.. so check that site again maybe you have that option as well

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YC rooms: almost every room has full balcony (or patio first floor).

The shared balcony is just an oddity of a couple of rooms over the entrance -- you are so unlikely (statistically) to get one of those rooms (although I have ) that I would say it is not worth the effort of a request trying to avoid it.

If you hate your room, they will try to move you if they have another room in your category. They want you to be happy.

For what it's worth, we ended up loving that giant "shared" balcony -- we were the only people ever on it.

Edit: okay, time to leave work as I can no longer follow along...the question was about daybeds, not balconies!
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