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Old 01-13-2014, 07:47 PM   #151
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Those puddles count as an unofficial resort water view!
Consider yourself "Upgraded"....

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Hey Y&BC family. Back from our whirlwind Marathon Weekend trip.

Started off kind of rough but we ended up having a great time. Stayed in room 352 in the Villas. Met many new friends on our running team and as you can see by this photo saw many 'dear' old friends.

I will post one of my mini trip reports when I get settled in but until then if anyone has any questions fire away. Not sure if I can answer but will give it a shot.




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Great picture MickeyT - thanks for sharing!

Nice to hear you are having such a good time.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:22 AM   #153
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Those puddles count as an unofficial resort water view!
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Awh gee, we have a standard view booked and I was hoping for puddles so that I could use the free upgrade joke. Humph, its been done now.
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My husband and I will be visiting at the beginning of April and enjoy strolling around the Boardwalk and into Epcot and MGM. We usually stay at the Dolphin but could get a similar rate at the Beach Club this time. Any thoughts of which is the best place to stay?
to this thread and to the DIS!!!

For a similar price, I would absolutely choose the Beach Club over the Dolphin:

1) Fast pass plus perks
2) Stormalong Bay is an amazing pool complex- lots of pictures and info on page 1 of this thread
3) Close proximity to EPCOT is incredible
4) Beach Club is a great resort!!!

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Hi! This will be our first trip to the Beach Club to stay. We will be there June 7-12. We've always stayed at CSR in the past, but decided that we would rather drop a day of our trip so we can stay at the Beach Club. On our checkin day, we scheduled Akershus breakfast for our girls, since its easy walking distance from the BC. When will we be able to check in (not get into the room, just check in?) so we can get into the park to eat? Will our bands automatically work on the first day of our trip? We last visited in March 2012, so the bands are new for us.


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As others have mentioned, you can check in as early as 7 am and should have no problem activating your bands to start enjoying the parks and resort even if your room is not available yet.



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Hello everyone! We are planning our first stay at Beach Club and we are so excited! Just curious for those who have stayed at any of the Epcot area resorts - have you ever made the decision to upgrade to park hoppers because you are so close to both Epcot and DHS? We usually just use base tickets but I'm tempted since the parks are so easily accessible.


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We were originally listed as a maybe for June in the BOG list.
We are now a definite and booked for August 12-19!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so excited. I got a great deal through ***. The only thing is, I could only book a standard view. How bad are these? I don't mind some of the views in the photo thread but the one with the big flat roof in front with puddles all over it was not so good. With the deal, I don't think there is any way for me to pay for an upgrade. Has anyone had any luck with pixie dust upgrades at checkin? I would be happy with an upgrade to garden view!!!!
Would you recommend online or regular checkin? Either way, I'll be at Disney and the Beach Club!!!!! This will also be our first time with parkhoppers.
I have always planned my days at one park and did an ADR for that park. How do you guys handle ADRs with the parkhoppers. Plan out ahead of time where to hop or just pick where you want to eat and travel to it from whatever park you are in?
Thanks for any advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll make the adjustment to your listing.




I have had 3 stays at the Beach Club with rooms in all 3 view categories. I always book either standard or garden view, but this past summer I received some pixie dust and was magically upgraded to a water view room. It was a FABULOUS room and I loved it, but it is not worth it to us to pay extra for a view because my family doesn't spend very much time in the room while we are at Disney.



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Hi Everyone!
I would like to be added to the Be Our Guest List.
We are staying at BC from 5/26 - 6/2.
Celebrating a lot!
10th anniversary! DS/DD 6th/1st birthdays! DD's 1st trip!

This is our 1st time at BC and I'm really excited!


Wow, that is a lot to celebrate!

I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list.



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Hello! I have lurked for a long time but don't post very often.

Can you add us to the Be Our Guest list for Feb 2-8? Staying at YC CL SV, myself, DH, DS1 (7) and DS2 (20 months). The countdown is getting very small!


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Hi,

Can you change my dates from 10/1-10/10 to 10/21-10/30? thanks!! We decided on later in the month.

And do we think any of the regular rooms will be refurbished by then? Not that it matters really.
I'll make the adjustment to your dates.

It is possible that some of the regular rooms will be refurbished by then if the work starts in the summer, but we don't know for sure. I don't think the start date is set in stone. I haven't heard anything official yet. Hopefully we will have more info by the end of the summer once we know how long the work is taking. Your chance of getting a refurbished room is better if you have a room on an upper floor since the work will start on the 5th floor (club level), then move on to the 4th floor and so on.




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Hi Dee. We have tweeked our dates some. We will be at the YC from August 16 -23rd. It's a friends and family gathering. The group is growing. Thanks for all you do!
I will make the adjustment to your dates. Sounds like your trip is getting better and better!




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Hi everyone, thanks for all of the info on this thread, it's been very helpful!

We are officially booked for our stay at Beach Club for August 25-30th!

This will be our first trip back to Disney since our daughter's MAW trip in Dec 2010. Our other kids (and I) have been dying to come back since we left three years ago!!

Our daughter, Emily, will not be coming with us on this trip, for various reasons. For anyone who remembers us, or reads our old trip report, she is doing okay. But, even though Disney is the most accessible place we've ever taken her, it is still extremely difficult for her to handle, and limits what we can do with our other children. Please, no judging, it's been VERY difficult for us to decide to go without her. She will be staying at home with family members and her nurses.

Our party is me, my DH, our oldest son, 10, and our other two triplets (one boy, one girl), who will have just turned 7. DH and I will have just celebrated our 15th anniversary as well!

We've requested a room with a daybed and one close to the lobby/transportation because our triplet son, Carter, has hf autism and tires very easily. An extra long walk to the buses could ruin his whole day! I will say that he handled Disney very well on our last trip, so I'm hopeful things will be smooth this time too. It's the magic of Disney I guess.

I am really looking forward to the pool at SAB, my kids are going to freak out!!! We are surprising them.

Sorry for the long intro, I'm super excited!!!!!!
and thanks for the introduction.

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You know what it is best for your family and your daughter. Don't pay attention if others make judgments about situations they don't understand.



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Old 01-14-2014, 08:03 AM   #155
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We are staying at the BC end of February. We are renting a car that we are picking up from Alamo at the Dolphin. We are set for ME. I assume we can check in and walk over to the Dolphin to pick up our car? It sounds so easy that I thought I would ask here if anyone knows if it will really be that easy. Certainly don't want any surprises once we get there.
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I booked CL GV for September. Which rooms would that likely include? Last time we booked CL GV but ended up in a deluxe room on the 3rd floor. But, that was just pixie dust at check-in so I'm assuming we will likely be on the 5th floor, correct? Am I able to see which room are CL GV and if they have balconies, etc.?

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Yes, the Beach Club CL GV rooms are on the 5th floor. There are only 9 of these rooms and they all have full balconies. There may be just one with a daybed, but the rest don't have them, so these rooms are generally not bookable for families of 5 or more.

Can anyone who has stayed in a BC CL GV room provide their room number?

I believe I stayed in one, Room 5631, but it was before the resort had a GV designation. The room overlooked the back entrance courtyard, no daybed and had the best people watching of any room I have had anywhere!




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It was great thanks Already counting down to March!!!! When are you back again Dee?? One of these times I'm going to meet you!!!!!

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Great question!

Right now, my only upcoming Disney plans include a special family trip to Disneyland (on the way to Hawaii) in July, and then hopefully my son's 8th grade class trip in June 2015, but that stay will be at All Star Movies.

I will be marking a milestone birthday this fall and would love to celebrate it with a solo or girls only trip to the World, but I'm not sure whether that will be possible.


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Hey Y&BC family. Back from our whirlwind Marathon Weekend trip.

Started off kind of rough but we ended up having a great time. Stayed in room 352 in the Villas. Met many new friends on our running team and as you can see by this photo saw many 'dear' old friends.

I will post one of my mini trip reports when I get settled in but until then if anyone has any questions fire away. Not sure if I can answer but will give it a shot.




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Awh gee, we have a standard view booked and I was hoping for puddles so that I could use the free upgrade joke. Humph, its been done now.
You can still use it. Most of us have short attention spans around... !


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Old 01-14-2014, 11:11 AM   #157
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MickeyT welcome back! Nice pic of you all!

Dee Remember the problem with having a RCer, we change a lot Date and category change...August 22-29th back to SV CL We are doing Anna Maria Island first then Beach Club
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Is it possible that we would not get a daybed with 5 of us booked YC SV CL?

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Is it possible that we would not get a daybed with 5 of us booked YC SV CL?

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I have heard of instances where a cot was provided if the daybed was not...Since you have 5 people your chances are pretty darn good but yes there is a chance you would not. Funny thing, we are a party of 3 and we ALWAYS get a daybed and never have requested them...I don't know why you would think that would be held for bigger parties???
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I have heard of instances where a cot was provided if the daybed was not...Since you have 5 people your chances are pretty darn good but yes there is a chance you would not. Funny thing, we are a party of 3 and we ALWAYS get a daybed and never have requested them...I don't know why you would think that would be held for bigger parties???
Thanks for the info. I wonder if the cot is comfy or takes up any more space then the daybed?
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Thanks for the info[IMG][/IMG]. I wonder if the cot is comfy or takes up any more space then the daybed?
By cot do you mean roll away bed? If so DD had one.

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We are staying at the BC end of February. We are renting a car that we are picking up from Alamo at the Dolphin. We are set for ME. I assume we can check in and walk over to the Dolphin to pick up our car? It sounds so easy that I thought I would ask here if anyone knows if it will really be that easy. Certainly don't want any surprises once we get there.
We have rented from Alamo and picked up at the Dolphin, and it really was that easy.

And not that you would need it but just in case: we've had flat tires or similar -- and the car care center near MK was super helpful and quick -- they just switched the car out for a new one.
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MickeyT welcome back! Nice pic of you all!

Dee Remember the problem with having a RCer, we change a lot Date and category change...August 22-29th back to SV CL We are doing Anna Maria Island first then Beach Club
Sorry, and thank you..
Not a problem at all!!!

I'd rather have a dozen nice RCers who change reservations every day than 1 sourpuss who stays put.

I'll make the change.





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Thanks for the info. I wonder if the cot is comfy or takes up any more space then the daybed?
Although parties of 5 are given priority for rooms with a daybed, as Scottmel indicated, it is possible for you to be assigned a room without one if there are none available when you check in.

But you have to be given a room that will sleep everyone, so you would be provided with a rollaway cot (as pictured above, and also on Page 1, posts 7 and 8 I think, plus the FAQ). My understanding from guests who have used them is that they are pretty comfortable. I think they fold up during the day, but they do take up more room than the daybed does.

Hope that helps.

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Not a problem at all!!! I'd rather have a dozen nice RCers who change reservations every day than 1 sourpuss who stays put. I'll make the change. Although parties of 5 are given priority for rooms with a daybed, as Scottmel indicated, it is possible for you to be assigned a room without one if there are none available when you check in. But you have to be given a room that will sleep everyone, so you would be provided with a rollaway cot (as pictured above, and also on Page 1, posts 7 and 8 I think, plus the FAQ). My understanding from guests who have used them is that they are pretty comfortable. I think they fold up during the day, but they do take up more room than the daybed does. Hope that helps.
Oh well...that stinks about it taking up more room. I really hope we get the daybed.
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