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Old 08-20-2013, 10:02 PM   #3631
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Checked in at the YC yesterday! Got an awesome room with a great view.

At SAB now!
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:03 PM   #3632
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Wow could this room get any more amazing we are sat on our balcony watching the Illuminations fireworks in all their splendour with an adult drink in hand (naughty but much needed) we can also see the effects from the Fantasmic show behind it all!! The moon here is whole and huge in the sky too.
Going to the "dark side" tomorrow but the younglings are safe , keep smiling I'll tell you more tomorrow
Sounds wonderful. :-)
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:12 PM   #3633
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Hi!

Firstly just wanted to say how invaluable it has been finding this board and esp this thread as we are first timers...for everything. 1st time to the US (we are from Australia), 1st time to Disney World & of course, 1st time at BC! We (me, hubby and our 10yo daughter) have booked pool/lagoon view for 6 nights in October (if only I had found this board sooner, would have booked for longer!). Needless to say, we are really excited so hoping to get some advice.

Our 60 day window has opened up and we will be checking in late on a Fri night (using the ME - our flight gets in at 7:30pm).

Coming in that late at night, would you recommend doing the online check in? If so, what 2 requests would you recommend for 1st timers? Would like the large balcony as our first but not sure on the 2nd. Upper floor for better view perhaps?

Sorry if this has been asked so many times before, hard to keep up with everything, bit overwhelming but you are life savers! How much I have learnt in the past few weeks just from these boards, its been fantastic and so much help.

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On the way to the airport now!!!! Woohoo. Flight lands at 9:45
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:47 AM   #3635
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On the way to the airport now. Flight lands at. Mco at 9:45. Woohoo
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:38 AM   #3636
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Wow could this room get any more amazing we are sat on our balcony watching the Illuminations fireworks in all their splendour with an adult drink in hand (naughty but much needed) we can also see the effects from the Fantasmic show behind it all!! The moon here is whole and huge in the sky too.
Going to the "dark side" tomorrow but the younglings are safe , keep smiling I'll tell you more tomorrow
Loved your description. Sounds like a wonderful evening!! The moon has been beautiful the last couple of nights and was full last night.

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I feel like it has been forever since I posted on here!

So many of you are enjoying your WDW trips right now. Thanks for the pictures and mini TRs.

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Hi!

Firstly just wanted to say how invaluable it has been finding this board and esp this thread as we are first timers...for everything. 1st time to the US (we are from Australia), 1st time to Disney World & of course, 1st time at BC! We (me, hubby and our 10yo daughter) have booked pool/lagoon view for 6 nights in October (if only I had found this board sooner, would have booked for longer!). Needless to say, we are really excited so hoping to get some advice.

Our 60 day window has opened up and we will be checking in late on a Fri night (using the ME - our flight gets in at 7:30pm).

Coming in that late at night, would you recommend doing the online check in? If so, what 2 requests would you recommend for 1st timers? Would like the large balcony as our first but not sure on the 2nd. Upper floor for better view perhaps?

Sorry if this has been asked so many times before, hard to keep up with everything, bit overwhelming but you are life savers! How much I have learnt in the past few weeks just from these boards, its been fantastic and so much help.

Just wanted to say welcome!!!
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pages 235-243

I am going to start working on the new thread. I won't go live with it until we are closer to 250 pages, but that might be today so I want to be ready. Please don't post there yet- I'll let you know when we are ready.


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I'm so excited to be staying at the BC in February, from 2/16 through 2/21! I just booked a couple days ago. It will be my family's first time staying in the Epcot resort area and we're really looking forward to it. BC looks awesome!


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Can you share your thoughts on the Yacht Club CL, specifically the lounge and food offerings? Perhaps compared to the GF or Poly if you have stayed there as well. I was thinking of staying at the YC next Fall but have been scared off by some questionable CL reviews. Thanks!!
to this thread. There are a few links to resort specific trip reports and reviews on the 2nd page of this thread. And if you check the CL post on Page 1, I think there are some comparisons to CLs at different resorts. I think that's where I have put them.

Let us know if you end up booking the YC.




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Hi!

Firstly just wanted to say how invaluable it has been finding this board and esp this thread as we are first timers...for everything. 1st time to the US (we are from Australia), 1st time to Disney World & of course, 1st time at BC! We (me, hubby and our 10yo daughter) have booked pool/lagoon view for 6 nights in October (if only I had found this board sooner, would have booked for longer!). Needless to say, we are really excited so hoping to get some advice.

Our 60 day window has opened up and we will be checking in late on a Fri night (using the ME - our flight gets in at 7:30pm).

Coming in that late at night, would you recommend doing the online check in? If so, what 2 requests would you recommend for 1st timers? Would like the large balcony as our first but not sure on the 2nd. Upper floor for better view perhaps?

Sorry if this has been asked so many times before, hard to keep up with everything, bit overwhelming but you are life savers! How much I have learnt in the past few weeks just from these boards, its been fantastic and so much help.



I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list on Page 1- just a listing of DISers who are staying at the resort listed by date.



Please let us know if you have any questions.

There is some info about options for room requests in the FAQ section on Page 1 of this thread (Post 13). Right now these are the advanced check-in options for the Beach Club- if there is something else you want (daybed or upper floor), you need to call Disney, the Central Reservation Telephone number, and add the request to your reservation.


Beach Club 60 Day Check In:

Room Request Options- Choose 2 of the three listed:

Large balcony
Lower floor
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Some pics of our room, 5th floor, facing mostly trees and the bus stop, decent view of spaceship earth. Very, very far from the lounge. About as far as you can get.

This resort is just lovely. Our room is adorable and very clean, although it seems a bit smaller than the rooms at GF and Poly. It could just be that the kids are bigger! Everything is in working order. The CL staff are amazing. I have to say that they are leaps and bounds beyond the Poly CL staff and <gasp> even better than most (but not all) of the GF RPC staff. They are very personable, courteous, and helpful.

The food in the CL lounge is good. Not amazing or fabulous but good. Well, now that I think about it, the chips and dip actually could be described as amazing! The lounge is just too small. I must say that I actually find it to be insulting to the staying CL and have nowhere to sit or have to schlep back to my room (have I mentioned that my room is almost the farthest possible from the lounge??) with my food. The wine glasses are also teeny tiny. Maybe all of the resorts have switched over to them- I will see on Thursday when we get to the GF. With that said, the staff are wonderful and they are replenishing often. They are also politely asking guests to cover up their bathing suits and to wear shoes, which I appreciate. Oh, and they have even corrected kids for not using the tongs to take food, which I also appreciate.

The ambience of the hotel really is wonderful and the grounds are beautiful. We were completely floored by how close to walk to Epcot was. I kept reading that it was a five minute walk but WOW. It is awesome. We are really enjoying our time here and we would definitely plan to return someday. I believe that I read on here that they are expanding the CL lounge and if they do, I would definitely book CL again, as well. The only thing that would make me possibly not choose BC for a trip would just be that I am really, really a MK person. I am almost embarrassed to admit this, but Epcot is my least favorite park, followed by HS. It's not that I dislike either park, I just love MK so much with AK being a second favorite. So, unfortunately for me, the location of BC is not ideal. I realize for most people it is a huge plus and I totally respect that!
Fabulous view and pictures! Thanks for sharing them and your impressions of the resort. Enjoy the rest of your stay!




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View from our YC room!
Wow!!! Great views! Thanks so much for posting the pictures. Enjoy!




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Ok people lets give this a go then
Great job with the pictures. Awesome view!!! How cool that you can see Illuminations and bits of Fantasmic! Hope the rest of your trip is fabulous.




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Hi Scott. We booked a garden view
Very nice for a garden view. Is that what your paperwork says or were you upgraded to water view? I have no idea!

If you could post those on the view thread when you get home, I would appreciate it! Thanks.

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We were actually given a different gv room at check in. The CM asked if we woud mind having a king bed room so we could check in straight away (About 1:30pm). We went up to the room an we weren't happy, it was really small and when we went to look out on the balcony we could see the car park but with a few trees in front, it was really noisy too. I decided to go back to the desk and ask if we could wait and have a different room. The CM wasn't overly friendly and I was left to feel like I was just being fussy, but I guess I was! When he was on the phone, the person must have suggested a wv room and he said to them no they're staying gv, then offered us this one. He said he didn't know how quiet it would be but I said as long as I'm not looking at a car park and hearing buses repeatedly come and go I don't mind. I tried to explain I've never asked to move to a different room at any hotel before but he wasn't interested. Either way I love our room now, we don't actually have any paperwork for this room but from what he said I was lead to believe it is a gv room.
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We were actually given a different gv room at check in. The CM asked if we woud mind having a king bed room so we could check in straight away (About 1:30pm). We went up to the room an we weren't happy, it was really small and when we went to look out on the balcony we could see the car park but with a few trees in front, it was really noisy too. I decided to go back to the desk and ask if we could wait and have a different room. The CM wasn't overly friendly and I was left to feel like I was just being fussy, but I guess I was! When he was on the phone, the person must have suggested a wv room and he said to them no they're staying gv, then offered us this one. He said he didn't know how quiet it would be but I said as long as I'm not looking at a car park and hearing buses repeatedly come and go I don't mind. I tried to explain I've never asked to move to a different room at any hotel before but he wasn't interested. Either way I love our room now, we don't actually have any paperwork for this room but from what he said I was lead to believe it is a gv room.
Thanks for the additional info! Sorry about the hassle you experienced.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:06 AM   #3642
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Claire Bear, that is too bad you had some unfriendly service at the desk. All if our interactions with CMs there were great

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Update...

Thanks everyone for the kind words. DD is finally feeling better - not 100% herself yet but finally able to leave the room last night and join us for dinner . Have to give a shout out to the CL staff...they have been wonderful and extremely accommodating to our family even going as far as offering us a cot so we could separate our DD's with the attempt of trying to keep our youngest from catching what the other had. Also can't say enough about housekeeping...they've been great dealing with some unpleasant tasks.

On another note, our room is the 2nd room from the lounge...really nice view for a standard VW and while we thought it was going to be noisy since it's so close to the lounge, we've found it to be the exact opposite. One thing we noticed last night for the first time during evening's apps was that there was a CM standing outside the lounge asking to see everyone's room key before they were allowed to enter the lounge - a first since we've checked in and a first we've ever seen. Even when I walked out of my room & he saw me do so, he
asked for my card...another CM who knew us told him it was ok for me to go in. Found it odd, but then heard from another guest that they heard it was b/c a few guests not staying CL were caught using the lounge...not sure how true this is but I can see it happening very easily.
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mommyrosa2:Great news about your DD!!! I hope the rest of your vacation is filled with fun
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Glad DD is doing better

How can a non CL even get to the lounge area? Isn't there a keyed area/door/ gate?
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