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Old 02-04-2014, 04:33 PM   #751
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Just in case you missed the other thread on the Resorts sub-forum...

6 Disney World hotels won the Sliver Badge Award for best hotels in Orlando, including our beloved Yacht & Beach Clubs!!!

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...hotels-awards/

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Yep, I fly out on Wednesday, 2/19. Lily informed me on Skype the other night when she insisted I watch Cinderella with her ... I told her I was coming to her house soon and she said "No Nanny". I said, "You don't want Nanny to come visit you?" She informed me, "I come to your house and see Mickey and Pop-Pop on my airplane." So I told her that she can't come here because Mommy has to work and she then informed me that Mommy could stay home and she would come by herself. I left that up to Jeanne to work out with her. No way was I going to argue with her about that one. Jeanne has her hands full with that one!
I love this!! Love that you Skype and watch movies with her! So special! Enjoy the time coming up with both your girls!

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Old 02-04-2014, 05:13 PM   #753
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natebenma: thank you so much for making this thread. My husband and I are staying at the BC GV Oct. 17- 25 with our two DD ages 13 and 10. First time at the BC, so I'm sure I'll be lurking and asking lots of questions! Thanks again
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Thanks for all the great information!!!! This will be our 1st stay at BC and I can't wait. My family which includes myself, DH and our two DD 12 and 5 will be there 6/8 - 6/15. This is our 1st family trip in the summer and I'm feeling a little loss on our plans. We (b/c I don't give my family a choice) love to hit the parks at RD and stay till closing. With it being summer I am going to TRY to slow our pace down. Any suggestions on what time is best to head back to the parks after a break?
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All packed and ready to go!! Should be at the BC by 3 tomorrow afternoon.
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Just in case you missed the other thread on the Resorts sub-forum...

6 Disney World hotels won the Sliver Badge Award for best hotels in Orlando, including our beloved Yacht & Beach Clubs!!!

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...hotels-awards/

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I have stayed at 4 of the 6 and loved them all.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:27 PM   #757
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All packed and ready to go!! Should be at the BC by 3 tomorrow afternoon.
We're all packed and ready to check in at the Cabins tomorrow morning. We're meeting friends (SueM) at Cape May for dinner at 5 PM tomorrow night. Maybe I'll see you in the lobby before dinner!
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:57 PM   #758
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I just returned yesterday from a week long trip in which I stayed at the Yacht Club for the first time. It was my girlfriend and myself, and we had an almost perfect week at what was a wonderful and beautiful resort. The Yacht Club lobby always seemed to have more adults than children in it or going through it. The Beach Club lobby by contrast was much more child/family focused. I know that couples stay at the Beach Club and families stay at the Yacht Club, but we really liked the vibe at the Yacht Club as being just what we were looking for.

My only issue, not complaint, is that the water pressure is really high in the bathrooms at the Yacht Club. So much so, that when our neighbors decided to take showers at Midnight, I immediately knew because the water rushing through the pipes and hitting the tub in their room was louder than our television was at that time... I closed our bathroom door, and was still amazed at how loud the sound was through the walls. I say water pressure because when I took a shower, it felt like I was standing in front of a pressure washer, not a shower head...lol. No big deal, but like nothing I've ever heard at any other resort that I've stayed at. And no, it wasn't a connecting room.

Other than that, the rooms were themed beautifully, the bedding and pillows were luxurious, and the beds wonderfully comfortable. We loved the whole ambiance from the lighting of the resort, to the wallpaper and carpet. It all seemed fresh, and we commented on how the carpeting (on our floor at least) seemed fresh and not worn at all. The wood flooring on the first floor was beautiful, and the rich dark finished woods made the whole package come together.

The Captain's Grill (breakfast) and the Yachtsman Steakhouse (Hi Barry..) were fantastic. Beaches and Cream was fun and had great music. The Crew's Club lounge was like being in a Newport waterfront bar, and I closed Martha's Vineyard several times on principal, as the (real) Vineyard has been my second home ever since I started going there as a child with my parents.

The bounce back offer was a room only offer for 35% off deluxe resorts and villa resorts, with other discounts for moderates and values. We liked the Yacht Club so much that we booked another room there to coincide with the ending week of the Flower and Garden Festival and the Beginning of Star Wars Weekends. We also made it part of our split stay next September, as the Poly will be under construction at that time. Then we'll bounce to the AKL.

Great service, friendly staff, great food. Met some great people that we drank, laughed, and hung out with on our trip all week. Magic bands worked great, and we never had one issue with them other than the fact that I could never get mine to work on the scanner in the elevator that allows you to get to the fifth floor. (it became a running joke that my magic band was broken because it didn't work to get me to the fifth floor, even though we weren't staying club level..)..

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Can't Wait for September!

DH and I will be staying at BC for the first time to celebrate our 36th anniversary September 2-6! We've traditionally been WL fans, but we're excited to try something new and love the proximity to Epcot!

We're getting another 8 inches of snow tonight, so September can't get here soon enough!
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June 7th can't come here fast enough! Today I called over to WDW just to see if any of the standard club rooms had opened up for any part of our stay... They hadn't, but I thought it was worth a shot. The cm who answered could not have been a nicer person to talk to!

I've been spending the last few days trying to get caught up on fastpass+ since we never tested it on past trips.
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THIS WEEKEND! Life is BREEZY! Meet us at the Breezeway, which connects the Beach Club Resort with the Beach Club Villas! Pick up a beverage or a snack at the nearby Beach Club Marketplace if you like, then join The Debs, AllEars.Net's Deb Wills and Deb Koma, as well as bloggers Jack Spence and Kristin Ford, photographer Linda Eckwerth and our tech guru Jack Marshall, for an informal gathering on Sunday, February 9, at 2:30 p.m. We'll have some AllEars.Net swag and the latest AllEars® Trading Cards, too! RSVP not necessary, but you can let us know if you'll be there by dropping us a note on FB page...
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:47 AM   #762
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Forgive me Father but it's been awhile since my last confession.... About our December trip with Buzzy the Fly that is!

Post #1 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....0#post50208750

Post#2 http://www.disboards.com/showthread....6#post50222866

Bonus content! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post50289961

When last we left off http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post50438071

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So..... Buzzy was schlepping Nannette and I around the World Showcase on our way to meet up with Couchy. When it comes to touring the parks I thought Buzzy got around but even he couldn't hold a candle to Couchy who beat hoofs all the way around the World Showcase when she got the text that we had dragged Nannette off of the dance floor and out the door of the Biergarten.

Buzzy was the first to spot Couchy but I don't think it was because of his eagle compound eyes. I'm pretty sure it's because she waved her beverage seductively at him as she knew he could not resist the lure of 151 proof grain alcohol or what ever it was she was drinking. Well bum Buzzy out because it turned out it was only a glass of ice water! Score: Couchy 1, Buzzy minus 151.





Off we went to 'La Hacienda Next to the Water Near Mexico' or whatever it is called, for a little liquid refreshment. Because of the bait and switch Buzzy was crushed at Couchy's trickery. I couldn't take much more of his pouting so I sprung for a, unbeknownst to Buzzy, "virgin" margarita. Most people assume I was looking after Buzzy's best interests and avoiding the alcohol because he is a hopeless sot. This proved not to be the case as I was simply not interested in having to listen to Buzzy try to explain to our server why even though he was well over 21 days he had no legal I.D. to serve as proof.





Despite the no alcohol content of his drink Buzzy got a little tipsy and started to threaten the birds who were moving in on his table. Those birds may be aggressive but they proved no match for our tubby little fly and they soon decided it was worth their while to leave us alone as we gabbed. At last it was time to part ways and we watched Couchy run free into the sunset, leaving Nannette and I stuck with Buzzy once again!

It was time to head back to the room but before we made our way out of the park Buzzy dragged us over to one of the few remaining pay phones in the world and insisted on looking to see if it had a phone book. He said he often reads the phone book to the larva at night in an effort to get them to go to sleep but for some mysterious reason phone books are becoming harder and harder to find at the Beach Club. Finally finding one he liked, Buzzy made a mighty effort and attempted to fly off with it so he could keep a copy at the resort. Alas it was chained to the pay phone and Buzzy gave up in disgust knowing that this was his one chance to put right a grievous deficiency at the resort.





At Buzzy's insistence we stopped at the Pool bar before we went all the way back to the room. Unfortunately for Buzzy, his slovenly reputation preceded him, and the bartender saw him coming. By the time we got up to the window we saw this and Buzzy was out of luck...





Many of you have wondered (well ok, nobody really wondered) what it is like to room with Buzzy. Nannette and I can assure you it is the nightmare you may have envisioned. First of all Buzzy is a bed hog as evidenced in this photo. Housekeeping fears him as he demands ALL of their spare pillows, which for a resort with THOUSANDS of rooms means about 12.





He also is a TV hog who has a deep dark secret.... He is OBSESSED with Stacey!!! We frequently tease him about his Stacey crush and we threaten to tell Mrs. Buzzy.... but then he buys us dinner and we shut up.




The other thing that Buzzy likes to do is crank up the heat. We constantly had to remind him that we were in Florida and that if he wanted 90 degrees he should haul butt out the door and feel it for free. If certain obsessed DVC owners got wind of this tremendous waste of their owners fees they would pull Buzzy's legs off, slowly and painfully, one at a time...





The next day we took Buzzy to his absolute favorite park... Disney's Animal Kingdom, where he totally embarrassed us by making a bee line towards every manure pile he could find. This is the only decent picture we could get of him at Animal Kingdom.





We were hoping someone would come along and smash him but he kept telling everybody he was the "Ringo Starr of Fly drummers" and we couldn't get anybody to take a swat.

Later we took him to Hollywood Studios where he further embarrassed us by landing on every trash can and screaming "Take my picture, TAKE my picture!!!".





We were over the Trash Can Selfies so we headed back to the Osborne lights.





He liked the Osborne lights but it was very late and time for us to hit the hay, so we headed back to Saratoga Century or where ever it was we were staying (It's all one big blur...) and called it a night. Tomorrow would be a big day.... We were having breakfast at the Boardwalk and heading over to Buzzy's favorite resort to say hello to all of our friends.

Would there be a restraining order? Tune in for the next installment to find out!

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Best. TR. Ever!!! I'm new to the world of Buzzy, but he's a good read. can't wait for the next installment.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:14 AM   #764
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Forgive me Father but it's been awhile since my last confession.... About our December trip with Buzzy the Fly that is!

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Tomorrow would be a big day.... We were having breakfast at the Boardwalk and heading over to Buzzy's favorite resort to say hello to all of our friends.

Would there be a restraining order? Tune in for the next installment to find out!

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Thanks for reposting the links. I said I was going to go back and dig them up, but yeah, I really wasn't!

However, in the interest of stretching out the "important" info in the introductory pages of the thread to say, 200 pages before we get to the chit-chat, I will be adding a separate post on Page 2 for Buzzy's Trip Report. For now, I am going to include the links on the Noodle page.

We need a title for Buzzy's Adventures. Something that's fitting for an insect that's flitting.

Right now I am going with "Time Flies When You are At the World" but I know someone can do better than that.


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I suppose I should say hello...I've been lurking for weeks. BC is our fav resort, we've got another weekend planned in March for our DDs 17th birthday. She and DH are planning on doing the nerd thing and going to Megacon, I get to chill by the pool with our other two DD. it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. the 8yo will be thrilled, when we were there in January it was too cold to swim (but the sun is out, mommy!) and our surprise upgrade to a pool view room was such a tease...I swear that child would dive thru a skim of ice if it meant she got to swim, lol. I know the pools are heated, but the air temp was 50 and breezy. I was sure she'd turn into a shivering Popsicle.

I remember being able to make payments towards the remaining balance online, but with the new MDE section and app, I can't find it. Does that mean I need to call it in now?
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