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Old 01-11-2014, 07:45 AM   #76
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We are going back at BC Aug 17-30 . We just love the Epcot resorts and the pool is going to be awesome for the kids with the Florida heat .
we may see you round the pool. Our DDs are around the same age.
Our DD will turn 10 whilst we are at Yacht Club.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:24 AM   #77
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Does anyone know what percentage discount Beach Club got for last summer's discount? Mousesavers say the discounts were 5-30 percent but doesn't say what resorts got which. I just realized (how did I not know this?) that the delux resorts prices go down quite a bit late July and August. If I can get a discount too, I think I might be able to change my june POR reservation to early August Beach Club!!! Here's hoping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How is August? I know it will be hot and humid, but is it manageable? How are the crowds the first couple weeks of August? I have always wanted to stay at BC, but I always find myself going for the cheaper option, but this might be a way to finally swing it!!

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Old 01-11-2014, 08:40 AM   #78
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Joining thread . We stayed at YC last Oct and are staying at BC this Oct
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Does anyone know what percentage discount Beach Club got for last summer's discount? Mousesavers say the discounts were 5-30 percent but doesn't say what resorts got which. I just realized (how did I not know this?) that the delux resorts prices go down quite a bit late July and August. If I can get a discount too, I think I might be able to change my june POR reservation to early August Beach Club!!! Here's hoping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How is August? I know it will be hot and humid, but is it manageable? How are the crowds the first couple weeks of August? I have always wanted to stay at BC, but I always find myself going for the cheaper option, but this might be a way to finally swing it!!

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I kept a copy of last summer's offer. I don't know when it was released. though.

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Late Summer Savings Offer

With this offer, save up to 30% on Walt Disney World Resort hotel stays, most nights 8/15/13 – 9/28/13.

Sample discounts off rack rates:

• 5% off – all Deluxe suites, All-Star Movies, Animal Kingdom Lodge (savannah view and Club Level), Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Contemporary (theme park view & Club Level), Port Orleans-French Quarter

• 15% off - Art of Animation (family suites)

• 20% off – All-Star Music, All-Star Sports, Contemporary (some room types), Grand Floridian, Pop Century, Polynesian

• 25% off - Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans-Riverside, Ft. Wilderness Cabins

• 30% off – Animal Kingdom Lodge (standard/pool view rooms), Beach Club, Beach Club Villas, BoardWalk Inn, BoardWalk Villas, Contemporary (some room types), Old Key West, Villas at Wilderness Lodge, Saratoga Springs, Wilderness Lodge, Yacht Club

Other resorts and room types may be available at varying rates. Ft. Wilderness campsites, 3-bedroom villas and Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation Resort are not included in this offer. As with all Disney promotional discounts, some resorts, room types and date combinations will not be available. It’s important to be flexible if you want to book a discounted package.
This is a “room only” offer, but tickets and dining plans can be added (which will change your booking to a package, subject to package rules).
Book by 7/31/13.
Beach Club usually gets a 30% room only discount, although there can be exceptions for certain room categories.
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we may see you round the pool. Our DDs are around the same age.
Our DD will turn 10 whilst we are at Yacht Club.
Crossing my fingers SAB is not as crowded as it was the last time we went (Spring Break March 2013). We Couldn't even find 2 chairs together.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:17 AM   #81
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So excited! We just booked Thanksgiving at BCV, it will be our first stay at the Beach Club and my twins first trip! They will be 2.5 when we go and we'll celebrate DD's 8th birthday there.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:35 AM   #82
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Crossing my fingers SAB is not as crowded as it was the last time we went (Spring Break March 2013). We Couldn't even find 2 chairs together.
We'll be at the BC this March. I expect it to be crowded but I'm hoping we can still enjoy SAB. If not, then the quiet pool at BCV's is a great place to hang out.

Were the crowds horrible last March? It is our first ever trip over spring break, at least the first trip since the days when MK was the only park, which really doesn't count. I'm worried about the crowds but I really wanted to get away in March because by then we are sick of cold and snow but still have another month or two of cold weather ahead of us. March in Florida sounds like a perfect place to be.
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We'll be at the BC this March. I expect it to be crowded but I'm hoping we can still enjoy SAB. If not, then the quiet pool at BCV's is a great place to hang out.

Were the crowds horrible last March? It is our first ever trip over spring break, at least the first trip since the days when MK was the only park, which really doesn't count. I'm worried about the crowds but I really wanted to get away in March because by then we are sick of cold and snow but still have another month or two of cold weather ahead of us. March in Florida sounds like a perfect place to be.
This is our first ever March trip coming up and I am a bit nervous about the spring break crowds. We were at YC the last week in August and into Labor Day last year, and at times we had trouble finding spots together at SAB...still had a great time though and IMO best pool on property.
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This is our first ever March trip coming up and I am a bit nervous about the spring break crowds. We were at YC the last week in August and into Labor Day last year, and at times we had trouble finding spots together at SAB...still had a great time though and IMO best pool on property.
We'll be there at the same time, almost.

Ninja Mom has great advice for finding chairs at SAB. Just search out a chair that appears abandoned, with only a resort towel holding its spot, then grab it a move it to a new location. They'll never know what happened.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:31 AM   #85
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Has anyone ever booked through the *** deals? The deal for late august is standard view. Is it possible to be upgraded from this upon check in? Has it every happened to anyone while booked through ***? The deal is awesome, but I would really prefer garden view. Some of the standard views I have seen in photos are ok and others are not so ok.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:39 PM   #86
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We are staying at the Beach Club this coming June (June 23-30, unless the opening of Diagon Alley is in the middle of that, in which case we will switch our Universal nights with our WDW nights, and stay at BC June 21-27).

Last time we were at BC in a Garden View room on the ground floor right around the corner from the secret room 1501 exit door. We loved it, and the kids enjoyed watching the Illuminations fireworks on the patio every night as a prelude to bedtime. My DH and I loved how easy it was to pop into the backside of Epcot for a quick bite. I mean, who can beat popping in just for a crepe? Yum! We loved it so much we have booked the same thing (garden view) and put in a room request for the exact same area. It was also a good location because it was a 30 second walk from the quiet pool, with about 90 seconds to Stormalong Bay.

I don't see anyone here mentioning that Beaches & Cream now takes ADRs! I am so happy about this! We love coming back from the parks at night and grabbing a quick bite to eat at the hotel, but the Beach Club Marketplace is always crowded. Whenever we went by Beaches & Cream, it was usually a 60-90 minute wait. No longer! On our arrival day we are spending the morning at Universal (take advantage of onsite guest early entry) and then coming over after lunch to check in at BC. I'm planning on booking DHS FP+ for the afternoon, and then a relaxing 6 pm ADR at Beaches & Cream, with an evening vegging out at Stormalong Bay. Perfect! So nice that I can now plan my dinnertime there!

I hope it's okay to post a link to another site here, but this place just posted the most wonderful diagram of the Beach Club and Yacht Club hotel rooms (BCV coming soon). It shows all the rooms (by floor) and the view from those rooms. You can even see how each room is classified (do a search) to know what category each room is called!

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http://touringplans.com/hotel_maps/d...ch-club-resort

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http://touringplans.com/hotel_maps/d...ht-club-resort
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[QUOTE=Were the crowds horrible last March? It is our first ever trip over spring break, at least the first trip since the days when MK was the only park, which really doesn't count. I'm worried about the crowds but I really wanted to get away in March because by then we are sick of cold and snow but still have another month or two of cold weather ahead of us. March in Florida sounds like a perfect place to be.[/QUOTE]

So if I would of been asked this question before this recent Christmas trip, my response would have been busy but manageable . Now after my first Christmas/NYE at Disney, Spring Break doesn't even compare. I was one to always have us get to parks at rope drop, afternoon break/swim and back for evening hours. It was a bit difficult with the new FP+ and the size of crowds.

I was irritated (and I know it happens at all pools) by people taking a chair for everyone in their party and no one is even there until they come back to dry off and leave. Why get all those chairs then ?

I am hoping that by going the end of August we'll finally see our lowest crowds (we only have been during Spring Break/Easter and Christmas) and be able to enjoy more of the atmosphere having room to move around. I know I just left, but with this weather, I am so ready to go back.
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WOW I am late to this new thread party!
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