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Old 09-17-2013, 02:21 PM   #16
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I always wanted to stay at BC to try SAB but I can't pay rack rate for it and haven't been able to nab a discount for it. But this thread is making me feel a bit better about my choice of POR.
BC is great for the location, but yeah, don't feel like you are missing out on SAB. For a different water experience, I think the waterparks are the way to go. We had an awesome day at Blizzard Beach.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:22 PM   #17
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Surprised you did not enjoy it, but to each his/her own.

I love that there is so much pool, and it does not ever seem overcrowded to me... and there are 3 more leisure pools for quieter locations.

The layout may be annoying at first, but if you use the walkway that runs snug against the building you can go around the big pool and river pool at ground level to Hurricane Hannah's with no bridge crossing.

There are 3 entrances normally: One at the ends of the hallways from both Beach and Yacht Clubs, one at Hurricane Hannah's, and around the left as you look toward lake and meant to be a way to get to the pool slide.

Why does crossing the walk bother you so much?
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:23 PM   #18
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But yes, going to Hurricane Hannah's was a PITA because you had to go over all of God's creation to get there. There was no opening when we were there. Not so much fun when your carrying a bunch of food and drinks....
LOL That was me trying to balance the food and find the darn opening back in.

Why doesn't HH face the pool? It's so odd how it faces the path and you have to walk so far.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:28 PM   #19
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Why does crossing the walk bother you so much?
I just think it's a very awkward setup the way you have to cross the path. I would not have designed a pool slide like that!
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:45 PM   #20
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LOL That was me trying to balance the food and find the darn opening back in.

Why doesn't HH face the pool? It's so odd how it faces the path and you have to walk so far.
I think its just an angle to serve the beach side and the pool.

Was this entrance not open below?

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Old 09-17-2013, 02:55 PM   #21
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I think the sand bottom feels great on sore feet after a day at the parks.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:08 PM   #22
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I think its just an angle to serve the beach side and the pool.

Was this entrance not open below?

Yep, that's the one. It was roped off with white roping/netting.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:16 PM   #23
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We love SAB! We thought about choosing a new resort for the trip we just returned from, but in the end we love SAB too much to pass it over. We like the deep lazy river and love all waterfalls and sand on the bottom. We also like that it is all broken up with different nooks and crannies - it makes it feel like there are less people in the pool than there really are!
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:26 PM   #24
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Everyone has a different opinion but we LOVE SAB!

We stayed at BC when we did our Grand Gathering and had family that ranged in age from 3-80 and everyone thought SAB was fabulous!
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #25
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We stayed at BC in April after not staying there for 5 years. I was really looking forward to SAB but it didn't live up to my memories. I found the lazy river section a bit stressful, the current seemed stronger than other lazy rivers I've been in and it made it hard to swim out.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:36 PM   #26
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We stayed at BC in April after not staying there for 5 years. I was really looking forward to SAB but it didn't live up to my memories. I found the lazy river section a bit stressful, the current seemed stronger than other lazy rivers I've been in and it made it hard to swim out.
They changed it recently. When we were there last month it was barely moving. They said a lot of people complained it was too strong. they need to find a happy medium.
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We were at BC for a week in early August. The pool never felt overcrowded the few times we went during the day. At night it was pretty dead

We had our DS12 and DD6 and they loved the slide. Our daughter always either went with our son or one of us. I did not feel the slide was rough but I went too fast when I lay on my back. Sitting up was better but I barely cleared the roof of the tunnel. I am 5'9" so I would think 6 footer would have trouble

We loved the sand bottom but in spots where it changes to gunnite or concrete those transitions can be rough

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Old 09-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #28
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We love SAB -- often it's more important to us than the parks. We love the variety of things to do there. It doesn't bother us to walk across the pathway to get to the slide. We can spend hours on a tube enjoying the lazy river. We love the sandy bottom, too.
It's our favorite , but to each their own.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:44 PM   #29
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BC is great for the location, but yeah, don't feel like you are missing out on SAB. For a different water experience, I think the waterparks are the way to go. We had an awesome day at Blizzard Beach.
We are staying there for the first time in November. It is not the main reason we are staying there (location!) but we are really excited to try it out. I have to say though, Blizzard Beach seems like it would be much more work and walking.
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We just got back from a stay at Beach Club...We have two kids, elementary-school age.

I was SO not impressed with Stormalong Bay.

First of all, the pirate ship slide, while it looks awesome, is the biggest pain ever. The way you have to walk across the path and all the way over and then come back down. Ugh.

All of the ropes are annoying too. I understand the need to keep the pool for guests, but they need to have more openings. I felt like I had to walk a mile just to get back into the pool area from Hurricane Hanna's.

It was also SO crowded. Enough said there.

The layout is so confusing as well. Maybe I just didn't figure it out enough.

Anyway, SAB was the reason we went with BC, but to us, it's a minus now. I would much prefer a regular pool. I think with older children it might be more fun.

Anyone else not a fan?
We got back from our first visit to the Beach Club and felt the same way. It's a bunch of pools that are not connected and if you have a younger child you cannot just grab a chair and relax. Not impressed at all. it was a lot of fun, but it's not for us.
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