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Old 01-12-2014, 03:08 PM   #106
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Thank you very much for your response! We had reservations for Polynesian club level but with all the renovations going on there we changed to club level at the Beach Club.

I'm disappointed to hear you can't see the fireworks from there. It was so magical watching the fireworks from the Polynesian club level everynight!

I hope we can have a daybed. I'd love to see your pictures!!
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:13 PM   #107
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Great idea Dee!!! Trip reports! I'm off to read those now!

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Old 01-12-2014, 03:55 PM   #108
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I started up two View Threads in the Resort Photo Subforum:

Beach Club Room Views

Yacht Club Room Views


The purpose of these threads is to give some samples of rooms in various view categories (standard, garden, lagoon/pool) at the Yacht and Beach Clubs.
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Thank you very much for your response! We had reservations for Polynesian club level but with all the renovations going on there we changed to club level at the Beach Club.

I'm disappointed to hear you can't see the fireworks from there. It was so magical watching the fireworks from the Polynesian club level everynight!
View from Beach Club Level Lounge







Although you can't see fireworks from the lounge, there are a few areas around the resort where you can see them.

From the Other Useful Info Post on Page 1:


Can you see any of the Illuminations fireworks from places around the resort?

There are a few places where you can view some of the high fireworks from EPCOT's Illuminations show. Many people recommend watching the fireworks from the bridge between the Beach Club and the Boardwalk resort areas. You can also see some of the high fireworks from the Beach Club beach or from the Stormalong Bay pool. Another suggestion (EagleScout) is to view the fireworks from the bridge connecting the YC and Swan resorts.

From bridge between Beach Club and Boardwalk (photo by pixarmom), from the beach (photo by creativeamanda) and from Stormalong Bay (picture by natebenma):






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I hope we can have a daybed. I'd love to see your pictures!!
Here's all the info about daybeds from the FAQ post on Page 1. I have included the rollaway cot info too- they look to be full twin size.


Will my room have a daybed?

Some rooms at the Beach and Yacht Club have daybeds. You may request a room with a daybed, but it is not guaranteed. You may also request a rollaway cot to your room when you arrive. This is provided free of charge and is subject to availability.

There are two types of daybeds - one that fits a normal sized adult and the other that is best suited for a small teenager or a child. There is no way of knowing at the front desk which type of daybed is in what rooms. It's totally luck of the draw and the CM can't tell you which is in your room if you get a room with a daybed.

Daybeds

Some rooms have daybeds, which may be requested when you make your reservation, but are not guaranteed. Families of 5 (over the age of 3) are given priority access to the rooms with a daybed.

You may also request a rollaway cot to your room when you arrive. This is provided free of charge and is subject to availability.







Pittpantherfan, heatherbelle, sgtgoofy119, pixarmom, cburek and jcondrad have provided these pictures of daybeds and crib.


Here is a picture of the rollaway cot- These are provided upon request, free of charge, based on availability. Thanks for the photo, Feckless!



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Old 01-12-2014, 04:36 PM   #110
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I know it doesn't help if you are booked at the Beach Club, but I believe the Boardwalk Concierge Lounge has a balcony from which you can view Illuminations. For the Beach Club, if you get a room on the Epcot side, facing the park (I think these are technically Garden Views) then you can see a lot of the fireworks from your room. We were in this area on the ground floor and saw most of the fireworks, and I imagine the view from higher floors is better.
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I know it doesn't help if you are booked at the Beach Club, but I believe the Boardwalk Concierge Lounge has a balcony from which you can view Illuminations. For the Beach Club, if you get a room on the Epcot side, facing the park (I think these are technically Garden Views) then you can see a lot of the fireworks from your room. We were in this area on the ground floor and saw most of the fireworks, and I imagine the view from higher floors is better.
Yes and yes! We've stayed in what is now a garden view BC room (non-CL) facing Epcot and had what I thought was an amazing view of the high Illuminations fireworks from inside our room and out on our balcony. Music too! And the BWI club lounge balcony has a nice view of the high fireworks also. Our other outside-the-park viewing location is the bridge between BWI and BC - Dee just posted my photo of that location (which is not a great photo - it really is a better view than it looks in the picture!)
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:18 PM   #113
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Ok...so I won a trip to Port St. Lucie to Mets spring training for 2 days includes hotel and airfare... now the Mets are NOT the team I cheer for, but I attend their short season affiliate minor league team games (Brooklyn Cyclones). I played a game all last season online and low and behold I WON!! So I will go to see a game with the Mets then I said hmmm gonna be about half hour from Vero so I should go to Disney Vero Beach... sounds good to me since I've wanted go visit there anyway!!

I've been checking out the Vero Beach thread, but felt like I could come here and ask if anyone has stayed at Vero and if so, can you tell me about it... should I get the ocean view room or garden view??? Also I remember Teena talking about a seafood restaurant.... what was the name of it Teena?? Any ideas anyone has for while I'm there please let me know! I'm not sure exactly when I'm going yet, I just sent in 2 sets of dates.. So I should know within the week when I'm going, but I know it's in March!

Ok thank you for listening and please send advice!!

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Ok...so I won a trip to Port St. Lucie to Mets spring training for 2 days includes hotel and airfare... now the Mets are NOT the team I cheer for, but I attend their short season affiliate minor league team games (Brooklyn Cyclones). I played a game all last season online and low and behold I WON!! So I will go to see a game with the Mets then I said hmmm gonna be about half hour from Vero so I should go to Disney Vero Beach... sounds good to me since I've wanted go visit there anyway!!

I've been checking out the Vero Beach thread, but felt like I could come here and ask if anyone has stayed at Vero and if so, can you tell me about it... should I get the ocean view room or garden view??? Also I remember Teena talking about a seafood restaurant.... what was the name of it Teena?? Any ideas anyone has for while I'm there please let me know! I'm not sure exactly when I'm going yet, I just sent in 2 sets of dates.. So I should know within the week when I'm going, but I know it's in March!

Ok thank you for listening and please send advice!!

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We always get garden view because we had a "water" view once and it was over by the pool and the noise drove us nuts. The name of the restaurant in Vero we love is the Ocean Grill. We go nuts over the crab au gratin.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:05 PM   #115
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We always get garden view because we had a "water" view once and it was over by the pool and the noise drove us nuts. The name of the restaurant in Vero we love is the Ocean Grill. We go nuts over the crab au gratin.
Awesome! I remembered you talked about that restaurant... I'll be giving it a shot when I'm down there. Through my DVC website it says OceanView... I'll ask when I call if it's water or Ocean because I don't want a pool view!!

Thanks for the advice!!

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Thanks for the thread! BC and/or YC have been long-time dream locations of mine, and we'll be having our first stay there from 1/18 through 1/25. Very very excited.
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Hi all, love love this thread!! We will be checking into the YC 2/7 and staying thru the 12th. Yahoo, cant wait!!
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Absolutely the best time in the summer!! However, get out of there before around the 8th of September when the love bugs show up!!!!!! Doing parks isn't bad but being at a pool (unless you are in the water the entire time) is not doable during the heavy part of love bug season.
Well then, it's a good thing I'm leaving Sept 3 on my summer trip!! I've heard of these bugs! But never seen them. Are they any relation to Buzzy? Cousins maybe

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Ok...so I won a trip to Port St. Lucie to Mets spring training for 2 days includes hotel and airfare... now the Mets are NOT the team I cheer for, but I attend their short season affiliate minor league team games (Brooklyn Cyclones). I played a game all last season online and low and behold I WON!! So I will go to see a game with the Mets then I said hmmm gonna be about half hour from Vero so I should go to Disney Vero Beach... sounds good to me since I've wanted go visit there anyway!!

I've been checking out the Vero Beach thread, but felt like I could come here and ask if anyone has stayed at Vero and if so, can you tell me about it... should I get the ocean view room or garden view??? Also I remember Teena talking about a seafood restaurant.... what was the name of it Teena?? Any ideas anyone has for while I'm there please let me know! I'm not sure exactly when I'm going yet, I just sent in 2 sets of dates.. So I should know within the week when I'm going, but I know it's in March!

Ok thank you for listening and please send advice!!

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Question. My DH is driving me bananas with his procrastination. We are flying into MCO on Sunday and renting a car, staying off site for 2 nights while visiting friends. On Tuesday, we are going to AK for breakfast and about 1/2 day of fun. My plan is to have DH drop DD and I off at the YC to get checked in (staying CL if that matters) and he is going to go back to MCO to return the rental car. My question is. Can he take ME back to the YC? I have requested twice, but we have yet to receive our updated ME tags, which we need for our return trip home, but I do still have our original ME tags from when we were supposed to go in December, but had to reschedule (it's the same flight numbers, just different dates).

Any advice on the best way to do this? I'm going to call today and I'm hoping they will just input the updated flight info, again, and tell me that DH can just use his voucher dated 11/30 to show to the CMs at the counter and be able to hop on a bus. That seems easiest at this point. He'll have no luggage, just needs to hitch a ride
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Thanks for the thread! BC and/or YC have been long-time dream locations of mine, and we'll be having our first stay there from 1/18 through 1/25. Very very excited.


I'll add you and Susiecat to the Be Our Guest list we keep on Page 1.

Please let us know if you have any last minute questions about the resort.




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I didn't have you on the Be Our Guest list, so I have added you.

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