2010 Yacht and Beach Club FAQ, Part II---Inactive Thread--- Please do not post here!

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  1. natebenma

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    :welcome: to the Yacht & Beach Club FAQ forum!

    We hope you like it here! There are a lot of interesting questions and some great information shared by veterans and newcomers alike.

    We are a very friendly bunch! You'll laugh! :rotfl: You may cry :sad1: But as you follow along, you will mostly wish you could be at the Yacht or Beach Club RIGHT NOW!!!


    Here's the link to the previous, closed thread http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2442492
    THANK YOU to Tete01830 for the original information and initiating the FAQ thread!!!

    Link to Yacht Club, Beach Club and Beach Club Villa Photos~ Post All Your Photos!!! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1735844



    If you see any information that needs to updated or changed, please PM me!

    Thanks!!!

    Dee (Natebenma)



    Are you staying at the Yacht or Beach Club or the Beach Club Villas and want to meet or be recognized by other DIS'ers? Thanks to a wonderful design from RustManFan of the Creative Designs Forum, and the enthusiasm of DIS'er Janloz, we now have fashionable pins available upon request and free of charge!

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    If you would like to request one, please PM TeenaS at least one month prior to your visit to the YC/BC/BCV, providing the name on your reservation, resort and your arrival date. Your pin will be available for pick-up during your trip at the Beach Club front desk if you are staying at BC or BCV or at the Yacht Club front desk if you are staying there. Please tell the person at the front desk that a friend has left an envelope for you. Do NOT say that Teena left an envelope for you! This is the only option for pickup and since this is a volunteer project, we regret that we are unable to mail a pin to you prior to your stay.

    Due to the limited quantities available, we must limit requests to 1 pin per family so everyone who wants one will have the opportunity to get one.
     
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    Disney's Beach Club and Yacht Club FAQs thread


    A sandy white beach along a shimmering lake creates a feeling reminiscent of the lazy days of summer along the eastern seaboard. Relaxed yet luxurious, Disney’s Beach Club Resort shares an array of amenities with its “sister resort” Disney's Yacht Club Resort just a few feet away — a sandbottom pool, health club, full service marina and a beachfront promenade with direct access to Epcot as well as the unique shops and restaurants at Disney’s BoardWalk entertainment district. Classic surroundings capture the essence of New England luxury at the upscale Yacht Club Resort. Its comfy chairs, hardwood floors and shafts of sunlight streaming into a welcoming lobby invite you to linger.




    The Beach Club

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    Thanks siouxi31 for the lobby photos!

    The Yacht Club

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    Thanks kldmom2000 for the Yacht Club photos!


    Check out this YouTube video with a mini-tour of parts of the resort. Room depicted is in the Beach Club resort


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa-069xRMRs&feature=channel

    The Beach Club and Yacht Club are similar resorts in terms of service and amenities, and have equal access to the shared pool complex, health club and video arcade. Both resorts have the same management team in place.

    Some minor differences have been noted by guests:

    Beach Club
    Lighter, beachy decor in lobby and rooms
    Lobby can be active and lively with families waiting for meals at Cape May
    Closer to EPCOT and Marketplace Gift Shop
    Approximately 50% of rooms in all room categories have full balconies. The remaining are standing balconies.

    Yacht Club
    Darker woods and nautical decor in lobby and rooms
    Lobby is more serene
    Convention attendees are more likely to be booked at YC
    Closer to Hollywood Studios and Friendship Boats
    Most rooms have a full balcony



    Resort Map

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    Stormalong Bay Pool and Flying Jib Slide

    Check Posted Hours, Changes Seasonally

    Refurbishment News:

    While Stormalong Bay has provided guests with endless enjoyment for many years, it is time to refresh the pool's water slide as well as the kiddie slide. Beginning January 3, 2011, the pool slides will be closed to Guests for refurbishment. The slides are scheduled to reopen in early February. The pool area will continue to be open throughout this renovation and Guests staying at the Yacht and Beach Club and Beach Club Villas will be able to use the Luna slide at Boardwalk Inn while the Jib Slide and Kiddie Slide areas are not available. Shuttles will be available to bring guests to the Boardwalk Inn pool.

    While other areas of Stormalong Bay may be closed during the winter months for scheduled maintenance, there will always be a portion of the pool open for resort guests, weather permitting.

    Please note: Effective August 1, 2010 ALL MEMBERS of your party must bring their room keys to SAB for admittance.
    There are also reports that DVC members who are staying at other resorts are not permitted to use the pool.


    Experience currents, a whirlpool, and a shipwreck water slide in this exciting pool complex. Tube rentals, complimentary life jackets and swim diapers are available at Poolside Gifts located under the gazebo. The tubes are $3 for 1 hour or $10 per day. According to a lifeguard, July 2010: Outside floats are not permitted for adults in SAB. Pool noodles, either from home or purchased at the pool gift shop, may be used in SAB. Young children may use floats that surround their body if an adult is within arm's reach. These rules are subject to change and may be affected by crowd conditions.

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    Build a castle or dig in the sand in the shallow beach area. Enjoy a swim in the unique sand-bottom pool section.

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    Experience the sinking sands area, which is kind of like quick-sand. Your foot sinks into the sand when you put it down.
    An unusual, but fun sensation!


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    Float along under bridges and by a beautiful windmill in the lazy river.

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    Take a spin or two around the whirlpool!


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    Shipwreck Jib Slide


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    *Please take note that you must be able to swim in 4 ft of water without the use of a flotation device.
    Also, adults are not allowed to wait at the exit of the larger pool slide.

    There's even a place for little pirates to slide and splash!

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    Thanks hockeymomR for the kiddie slide photos!

    The kiddie pool is on the Yacht Club side and also has a small playground next to it.

    Quiet Pools are available at the Beach Club and Yacht Club 24 hours/7 days per week and at the Beach Club Villas (Check Posted Hours). No lifeguards on duty.

    Hot tubs may also be found at SAB and at the quiet pools.


    Activities


    There are many childrens activites that are held daily at SAB for guests staying at YC, BC or BCV. For example, volleyball, Bingo, Poolside Karaoke, and tshirt decorating! Activities change daily and guest will receive a activites calendar upon check in!

    A Campfire Sing-Along and Marshmallow Roast is held nightly on the beach in front of SAB. Following the campfire nightly is "Movies Under the Stars". The movie changes nightly and currently the schedule is

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    Beach Movie February 2011 Schedule, according to Build a Better Mousetrip:

    Sunday Pinocchio
    Monday Beauty & the Beast
    Tuesday Chicken Little
    Wednesday Monsters, Inc.
    Thursday Bedtime Stories
    Friday Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
    Saturday Toy Story 3




    Arcade

    Lafferty Place Arcade-Try some of the latest games that are sure to test your skills!

    Fitness Club and Spa

    Ship Shape Health Club is available to guests at the YC and BC. Attendants are available from 6am-9pm.

    Niki Bryan Spa info and price list: http://relaxedyet.com/yacht_club_resort.asp

    Boat Rentals
    Boat rentals are available at the marina on the YC side. Boats include Sea Racers, Montauks, and Pontoon Boats. The hours are 10am-5pm.

    Guided Fishing Excursions are available daily at 7am, 10am, and 1:30pm. For reservations, please call 407-WDW-BASS.

    Illuminations cruises are also available for hire. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be booked by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.

    Transportation

    Motorcoach transportation is available to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Downtown Disney.

    Water launch is available to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Boarwalk,and the Swan and Dolphin Resorts.
    Each boat makes the full circuit.
    EPCOT Int Gateway -> Boardwalk Inn -> Yacht & Beach Club (shared dock) -> Swan & Dolphin (shared dock) -> Disney Hollywood Studios
    Disney Hollywood Studios-> Swan & Dolphin -> Yacht & Beach Club -> Boardwalk Inn -> EPCOT International Gateway

    Walking is also an option to DHS and Epcot! The walk to Epcot takes about 5-10 minutes depending on your pace. The walk to DHS will take you a little longer but it is a beautiful walk!


    Dining at the Beach Club


    The Beach Club is home to 2 counter service restaurants:
    Beach Club Marketplace and Hurricane Hanna's

    The Marketplace serves made to order items and also has sundries. Here is a link to some photos from the Marketplace. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37491714&postcount=370

    Hurricane Hanna's serves alcoholic beverages as well as quick bites to eat. The kids' meals are served in a pail with a shovel that can be used at the beach or at SAB!

    It is also home to 2 table service restaurants:
    Cape May Cafe is a character dining buffet for breakfast and hosts a New England Style Clam Bake at night!
    http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dining/diningdetail.cfm?Restaurant.ID=292

    Beaches and Cream is situated between the Yacht Club and Beach Club and is a classic ice cream parlor serving burgers and ice cream (and more)! Please note: Disney Dining Plan is accepted here but no advanced reservations are available for Beaches and Cream.
    http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dining/diningdetail.cfm?Restaurant.ID=9

    Lounge:

    Martha's Vinyard Lounge is open daily from 5:00 to 10 PM (last call 9:45) for appetizers and drinks.


    Dining at the Yacht Club

    The Yacht Club has 2 full service restaurants:
    The Captain's Grille (formerly the Yacht Club Gallery) serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dining/diningdetail.cfm?Restaurant.ID=12
    The Yachtsman Steakhouse is a Signature Restaurant serving a wide variety of beef cooked the way you like it and much more!
    http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dining/diningdetail.cfm?Restaurant.ID=13

    Hurricane Hanna's is a quick service location near SAB, featuring sandwiches and other quick bites. Alcoholic beverages are also available.The kids' meals are served in a pail with a shovel that can be used at the beach or at SAB!
    http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dining/diningdetail.cfm?Restaurant.ID=11

    Ale and Compass Lounge is located just off the Yacht Club Lobby.
    Crew's Cup Lounge is next to the Yachtsman Steakhouse and offers cocktails,appetizers and meals from 12 noon to midnight. There is a menu listing on the allears website.

    Please click on the links to see the dining menus to each restaurant.


    Dining reservations may be made on-line at the Disney World website or by calling (407) WDW-DINE, (407) 939-3463.

    Private Dining is also available at the Beach Club and the Yacht. To order cakes for delivery to your room, please contact the hotel at 407-974-8000 (Beach Club) or 407-934-7000 (Yacht Club) and ask for private dining!
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    The info below is from a sticky on the DIS restaurant forum. Thanks, TDC Nala!!!

    Here are the Epcot Resort Area Counter Service Options (BW/YC/BC)

    ON DDP:
    Breakfast: Beach Club Marketplace, Boardwalk Bakery, continental breakfast at Ale & Compass lounge (YC) and Belle View Lounge (BW)

    Other meals:
    Beach Club Marketplace, Boardwalk Bakery, Hurricane Hannas (BC/YC pool, open during pool hours, wristband admission to Stormalong Bay pool area is NOT required)

    Snacks: above plus Seashore Sweets (BW) and the stores at each resort

    I do not know if you can use snack credits for any food items that may be available at the Leaping Horse Libations pool bar at BW, someone else may be able to post that.

    NOT ON DDP:
    Picabu cafeteria (Dolphin), Boardwalk kiosks (Boardwalk Joe's, Boardwalk To Go, Funnel Cakes, Boardwalk Pizza Window)


    If you have park admission, you can also visit CS restaurants inside Epcot or Hollywood Studios. Most of these are on DDP except for a couple of kiosks at Epcot.


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    Laundry Information :laundy:

    Self-service laundry rooms are located near the BC quiet pool and near the YC quiet pool. Another small laundry room may be found on the first floor of the YC, near the side exit (wedding gazebo side).

    Washers are High Efficiency machines.

    Both washers and dryers cost $2.00. Washers run for about 30 minutes. The sign in the laundry room says the dryers run for 20. Users have reported the dryers run for up to 30 minutes on regular and permanent press cycles.


    Kids Programs

    Sandcastle Club

    Hours: 4:30 pm to 12 midnight
    Reservations: (407) WDW-DINE
    Supervised activities including free play arcade games, Sega/Nintendo, board games, Disney movies), "play" kitchen and living room area, dolls and stuffed animals, arts and crafts, and much more!! Charge is $11 USD per hour per child, with a two-hour minimum. Sandcastle Club provides a complimentary dinner for children that is available at 6:00 p.m., 7:00p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Club. Reservations required.

    Kid's Nite Out, Inc.
    Kid's Nite Out caregivers can provide one-on-one in-room childcare in the comfort of a Walt Disney World® Resort room. The professional staff of Kid's Nite Out gives the child individual attention by playing a variety of fun-filled activities with him/her including reading books, coloring, or playing "I Spy" games. They can also provide a fun, well-trained sitter to just hang out with the family if they need a father's/mother's helper. Kid's Nite Out also plans and works children's parties, camps, and children's theme conventions.

    Shipping items to the Yacht Club or Beach Club:

    Mail by United States Postal Service, not anything else!!! If you mail other than USPS, your items will be shipped to the convention center and the shipping department will charge the recipient a handling charge.

    Disney's Beach Club Resort (or Disney's Beach Club Villas)
    1800 Epcot Resort Boulevard
    Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
    Please give to Guest, (name on reservation)
    Check-in date 9/1/10 (for example)

    or

    Disney's Yacht Club Resort
    1700 Epcot Resort Boulevard
    Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
    Please give to Guest, (name on reservation)
    Check-in date 9/1/10 (for example)

    Orders from Garden Grocer are delivered to Bell Services at YC or BC, so they are not subject to the delivery fee. You can ask Bell Services to deliver the order to your room when you are there.

    Want to feel like you are living at the Yacht or Beach Club all year long??? You can purchase the body products provided for use during your stay, you can buy the same type of mattress that encourages restful vacation sleep and you can even purchase the scent system used in the lobbies so that your house can smell like your "Home away from home":

    Check out the Disney Resort Collection for bedding and bath products (h2oProducts, Aquatics line)
    www.disneyresortcollection.com

    The scent generator may be purchased at www.scentairhome.com The scent used is green clover and aloe
     
  4. natebenma

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    Disney's Beach Club Resort
    1800 Epcot Resort Boulevard
    Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
    407-934-8000


    Check In/Check Out

    3:00 PM (EST) / 11:00 AM (EST)

    Payment Method(s)
    Disney Gift Card, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, JCB.

    Please visit the Beach Club page on the wdwinfo.com


    Guest Rooms


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    Additional detailed room pictures may be found on this thread: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1735844&page=63

    576 guest rooms that are all non smoking
    Accessible rooms are available

    Disney offers many amenities to the guests at the Beach Club including:

    Alarm Clock
    Balcony/Patio
    Ceiling Fan
    Coffee Maker & Setup (4 cup coffee pots, flat bottom filter basket, coffee filled filter pads provided)
    Dial-Up Internet* (9.99 a day)
    DVD Player (suites)
    Hair Dryer
    In-Room Wall Safe
    Iron and Board
    Mini-Refrigerator
    Table & Chairs
    Tea Setup
    Telephone*
    Television
    - ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
    USA Today Delivery (Mon-Fri)
    Vanity Area
    Voice Mail
    Bathroom Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, bath & facial soap)


    Layout of standard rooms


    Room Categories
    Standard View= can sleep 5+
    Garden/Courtyard View= can sleep 5+
    Water or Pool View= can sleep 5+
    Standard View Club Level= can sleep 5+
    Garden/Courtyard View Club Level= can sleep 5+
    Deluxe Room Club Level=can sleep 5+ (not on 5th floor)
    Lagoon View Club Level= can sleep 4+
    1 Bedroom Suites (Club Level, not on 5th floor)= can sleep 3+
    2 Bedroom Suites (Club Level, not on 5th floor)= can sleep 7+
    Nantucket Vice Presidential Suite=can sleep 2+
    Newport Presidential Suite=can sleep 7+

    + = one child under 3 in a crib

    Rooms in all view categories; standard, garden and waterview- may have a variety of bedding layouts. This includes the regular (not deluxe) Concierge Level Rooms:

    Very few rooms have a king bed or single queen bed. These may be requested on your reservation, but are not guaranteed.

    The rest of the rooms have two queen beds.

    Some rooms have daybeds. These rooms are guaranteed for families of five, with all members over age 3. If you have fewer than 5 people on your reservation, 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.


    Detailed balcony information on Deluxe Concierge Rooms:

    There are six deluxe Concierge rooms at BC.

    1557 has a patio and lots of windows.
    2557 and 4557 have extra large balconies.
    3557 has the standing room only balcony.

    3691 has both a standing room balcony and a full balcony
    4681 has a standing room only balcony.

    So 3 of the 6 have full balconies, 1 has a patio, and 2 have standing room only balconies.



    Club Level Information


    Stone Harbor Club
    7:00 am - 10:00 pm 5th Floor, Main Building


    Note: Starting September 2010, on a trial basis, the BC CL lounge will be open 24 hours a day for coffee and cold drinks.

    Contact Information:

    PH: 407-934-1448
    FX: 407-934-1487
    Yacht.Beach.Club.Itinerary.Planning@disneyworld.co
    (PLEASE DON'T USE THIS INFORMATION IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CONFIRMED CONCIERGE RESERVATION)

    Available at *ALL* Disney Deluxe Resorts for Concierge Guests :

    Nightly Turndown Service
    High Speed Internet Access (access fees apply)
    Bathroom Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, bath & facial soap)
    Complimentary Fax Assistance
    Complimentary Health Club Access
    2 Adult-Size Spa Bathrobes (in-room use, additional robes can be requested)
    Club Level Check-In from 7am - 10pm
    Club Level Assistance from 7am - 10pm (tickets, dining, recreation, special events)
    Advanced Itinerary Planning
    Refreshments throughout the day in Concierge Lounges
    Secured Key Access to Club Level Floors
    USA Today Newspaper
    Coffee Maker with Coffee & Tea Assortment
    Iron and Board
    Safe
    Hair Dryer
    Refrigerator - not stocked (available upon request at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
    Library of Disney Movies at Concierge Desk
    VCR and/or DVD Players in suites (upon request at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
    CD/Clock Radios in Suites
    Discovery Wildlife Excursion


    Concierge Lounge hours:

    Sunrise Starters: 7-10:30 am
    pastry, cereal, bagels, fruit, hardboiled eggs, oatmeal, coffee machine, juices, milk, chocolate milk

    Seaside Snacks: 11:30-4:00
    home-made kettle chips and red pepper dip, swedish fish, trail mix, cookies, lemonade, ice tea, soda???

    Twilight Treasures: 5-7 PM
    Beer, wine, soda, other drinks, appetizers (see photo link)

    Regatta Delights: 8-10 PM
    cordials, other drinks, dessert offerings

    Here are a few pictures of the Stone Harbor Club lounge:

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    And a link to more pictures, including food offerings, from the Concierge Lounge: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37476416&postcount=2797


    There is a side entrance/exit to the Beach Club which takes you mere steps, probably 3 minutes, from the International Gateway Entrance. It is near room 1501.

    This was really handy for us a couple of times this summer when it was wicked hot and when it had just started pouring.

    You have to go through a lot of hallways to find it, so the best way to do this is to follow the signs to room 1501 from the lobby.

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  5. natebenma

    natebenma DIS Veteran

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    Disney's Yacht Club
    1700 Epcot Resort Boulevard
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
    407-934-7000



    Check In/Check Out
    3:00 PM (EST) / 11:00 AM (EST)

    Payment Method(s)
    Disney Gift Card, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, JCB.

    Please visit the Yacht Club page on wdwinfo.com

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    Guest Rooms

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    Thanks to eandesmom for YC room photos. Please note, this is a standard room with daybed- available for parties of 5. A daybed may be requested on reservation, but is not guaranteed for smaller parties. Rollaway cots also available upon request.

    621 guest rooms that are all non smoking
    Accessible rooms are available and Disney offers many amenities to the guests at the Yacht Club! These Amenities include

    Alarm Clock
    Balcony/Patio
    Ceiling Fan
    Coffee Maker & Setup (4 cup coffee pot, flat bottomed filter, coffee filter packs provided)
    Dial-Up Internet* (9.99 a day)
    DVD Player (suites)
    Hair Dryer
    In-Room Wall Safe
    Iron and Board
    Mini-Refrigerator
    Table & Chairs
    Tea Setup
    Telephone*
    Television
    - ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
    USA Today Delivery (Mon-Fri)
    Vanity Area
    Voice Mail
    Bathroom Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, bath & facial soap)

    Layout of the standard rooms

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    Room Categories

    Standard View= can sleep 5+
    Garden/Courtyard View= can sleep 5+
    Water or Pool View= can sleep 5+
    Standard View Club Level= can sleep 5+
    Garden/Courtyard View Club Level= can sleep 5+
    Water View Club Level= can sleep 4+
    Lagoon View Club Level =can sleep 4+Junior Suites Club Level= can sleep 4+
    Turret Suite Club Level= can sleep 8+
    2 Bedroom Suites (Club Level)= can sleep 4+
    Commodore Vice Presidential Suite Club Level+can sleep 6+
    Presidential Suite Club Level=can sleep 6+
    Admiral Suite Club Level= can sleep 6+
    Captain's Deck Suite Club Level= can sleep 6+

    + = one child under 3 in a crib

    Rooms in all view categories; standard, garden and waterview- may have a variety of bedding layouts. This includes the regular (not deluxe) Concierge Level Rooms:

    Very few rooms have a king bed or single queen bed. These may be requested on your reservation, but are not guaranteed.

    The rest of the rooms have two queen beds.

    Some rooms have daybeds. These rooms are guaranteed for families of five with all members over the age of 3. If you have fewer than 5 people on your reservation, 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.




    Club Level

    Regatta Club
    7:00 am - 10:00 pm 5th Floor, Main Building


    Contact Information:

    PH: 407-934-1448
    FX: 407-934-1487
    Yacht.Beach.Club.Itinerary.Planning@disneyworld.co m
    (PLEASE DON'T USE THIS INFORMATION IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CONFIRMED CONCIERGE RESERVATION)

    Available at *ALL* Disney Deluxe Resorts for Concierge Guests :

    Nightly Turndown Service
    High Speed Internet Access (access fees apply)
    Bathroom Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, bath & facial soap)
    Complimentary Fax Assistance
    Complimentary Health Club Access
    2 Adult-Size Spa Bathrobes (in-room use, additional robes can be requested)
    Club Level Check-In from 7am - 10pm
    Club Level Assistance from 7am - 10pm (tickets, dining, recreation, special events)
    Advanced Itinerary Planning
    Refreshments throughout the day in Concierge Lounges
    Secured Key Access to Club Level Floors
    USA Today Newspaper
    Coffee Maker with Coffee & Tea Assortment
    Iron and Board
    Safe
    Hair Dryer
    Refrigerator - not stocked (available upon request at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
    Library of Disney Movies at Concierge Desk
    VCR and/or DVD Players in suites (upon request at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
    CD/Clock Radios in Suites
    Discovery Wildlife Excursion

    Concierge Lounge hours:

    Note: Starting September 2010, on a trial basis, the YC CL lounge will be open 24 hours a day for coffee and cold drinks.

    Sunrise Starters: 7-10:30 am
    pastry, cereal, bagels, fruit, hardboiled eggs, oatmeal, coffee machine, juices, milk, chocolate milk

    Seaside Snacks: 11:30-4:00
    home-made kettle chips and red pepper dip, swedish fish, trail mix, cookies, lemonade, ice tea, soda???

    Twilight Treasures: 5-7 PM
    Beer, wine, soda, other drinks, appetizers (see photo link)

    Regatta Delights: 8-10 PM
    cordials, other drinks, dessert offerings

    Here is a link to pictures from the Beach Club Concierge Lounge. Food offerings are essentially the same at the YC lounge: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37476416&postcount=2797


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  6. natebenma

    natebenma DIS Veteran

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    Disney's Beach Club Villas
    Disney Deluxe Villas Resorts


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    Thanks to MickeyT for the photo!

    Here is a link to a great website with information about the Beach Club Villas- link posted with the permission of the owner of the site:


    http://www.parkinfo2go.com/dvc-bcv/


    Services and Amenities

    Room Service
    Concierge desk
    Health club
    Babysitting and child services
    Pak-n-Play Crib available
    Convenient self-parking
    Valet parking available for a nominal fee
    Rooms and facilities for Guests with disabilities
    Laundry facilities/services
    Meeting and banquet facilities
    Business Center
    Barber and beauty shop
    Resort Benefits

    As a Disney Vacation Club Member, you enjoy the comforts of home as well as the same benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel:

    Extra Magic Hours — Each day, one of the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park hours. This benefit allows you to enjoy a more relaxed pace knowing that you'll have extra time to visit the Theme Parks.

    Disney's Magical Express Service — This exclusive complimentary shuttle and luggage delivery service takes you from Orlando International Airport directly to your Resort. At the end of your stay, you'll enjoy the same convenience from your Resort to Orlando International Airport.

    Convenient Transportation — Buses arrive right at your Resort to get you to and from Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, Water Parks and more.

    A Retreat Close to the Magic — When you stay at a Disney Vacation Club Resort, you're not only surrounded by magic 24 hours a day, you're also close enough to hop back to your Resort for a snack, nap or dip in the pool.

    Incredible Disney Service — Disney Cast Members are on hand to make your vacations as easy and worry-free as possible, providing you with the signature Disney service you expect.


    Villas Offered as:
    Studio
    One Bedroom
    Two Bedroom

    Disney Beach Club Villa Studio
    365 Sq Feet
    Sleeps 4
    • Kitchenette with microwave oven, under-counter refrigerator, wet bar and coffee maker
    • Queen-size bed
    • Double-size sleeper sofa
    • TV
    • Private porch or balcony

    Listed below are the typical amenities found in the Disney Vacation Club Studio Villas according to Allears website- I don't have independent confirmation that this information is correct. The listing (and prices) are subject to change without notice! You may want to check out one of the DVC forums on DIS for verification or with specific questions.

    Quantities are ONE unless noted

    Kitchen
    Beverage Glasses 4 (maybe paper or styrofoam), Can Opener, Coffee, Coffee Maker, Coffee cups 4, Corkscrew, Dish Soap, Dish Towel, Ice Bucket

    Paper Bowls 4, Paper Plates 4, Plastic Forks 4, Plastic Knives 4, Plastic Spoons 4

    Recycle Basket, Sponge, Toaster, Waste Basket, Sugar Basket,

    Closet
    Broom, Graco Pack n Play w/Sheet, Hanger Regular 10, Hanger Skirt 4, Iron, Ironing Board, Luggage Rack, Vacuum Cleaner

    Items Available Upon Request and Based on Availability
    Bed Rails, Blankets, Blender, Decaf Coffee, Hangers, High Chair, Pillows, Voltage Converter

    Also included initially:
    Facial and Bath Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel.

    Towels based on Number of Registered Guests.

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    Disney Beach Club Villa One Bedroom
    726 Sq Ft
    Sleeps 4
    • Master suite with king-size bed and whirlpool tub
    • Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room
    • TV & DVD player
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Washer/dryer
    • Private porch or balcony


    Disney Beach Club Villa Two Bedroom
    1083 Sq Ft
    Sleeps 8
    • Master suite with king-size bed and whirlpool tub
    • Separate bedroom with private bathroom and either one queen-size bed and double-size sleeper sofa or two queen-size beds
    • Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room
    • TV & DVD player
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Washer/dryer
    • Private porch or balcony


    Listed below are the typical amenities found in the Disney Vacation Club One and Two Bedroom Villas according to Allears website- I don't have independent confirmation that this information is correct. The listing (and prices) are subject to change without notice! You may want to check out one of the DVC forums on DIS for verification or with specific questions.


    Quantities are ONE unless noted


    Kitchen

    Beverage Glasses 8, Broiler Pan, Cereal Bowls 8, Coffee, Coffee Maker, Coffee Mugs 8, Colander, Cookie Sheet, Cookware Set 11 piece, Covered 2 Quart Casserole, Creamer/Sugar Bowl Set, Cutting Board, Dinner Plates 8, Dish Drainer
    Dish Towel, Dish Detergent, Dishwashing Soap, Grater, Ice Bucket, Juice Glasses 8, Measuring Cup, Mixing Bowl - 3 piece set, Oblong 3 Quart Dish, Pitcher, Platter
    Pot Holders 2, Recycle Basket, Salad Bowl, Salad Plates 8, Storate Containers 3, Tea Kettle, Toaster, Vegetable Bowl, Wastebasket, Wine Glasses 8

    Kitchen Drawers
    Bottle Opener, Bread Knife, Can Opener, Corkscrew, Cutlery Tray, Dinner Forks 8, Dinner Knives 8, Measuring Spoon set, Paring Knife, Roaster Slicer, Salad Forks 8, Serving Fork, Slotted Spoon, Serving Spoon, Soup Ladle, Soup Spoons 8, Spatula, Sponge, Steak Knives 8, Tablespoons 2, Teaspoons 8, Tongs 1, Vegetable Peeler, Whisk

    Bedroom Closet
    Blankets 2, Graco Pack n Play with Sheet, Hangers Regular 10, Hangers Skirt 4,
    Iron and Ironing Board, Laundry Basket, Pillows 2, Vacuum Cleaner

    Laundry Area
    Broom, Dust Pan, Laundry Soap, Mop

    Items Available Upon Request and Based on Availability
    Bed Rails, Blender, Decaf Coffee, Electric Mixer, Hangers, High Chair, Pillows
    Salt and Pepper, Tea, Voltage Converter

    Also included intially:
    Facial and Bath Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel.
    Towels for Number of Registered Guests.



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    Housekeeping is different using Disney Vacation Club points than when you pay nightly for a hotel room.

    Trash & Towel Service - For stays of seven or less nights, Trash & Towel Service is provided on day four. With Trash & Towel service, Housekeeping will: Empty trash and replace liners in trash bins, provide fresh bathroom linens, replace shampoo, facial soap and bath soap, replenish facial tissues, paper towels and toilet paper, replenish coffee, sugar, cream and sweeteners, replenish dishwashing liquid, dishwashing detergent, sponges and laundry detergent as needed in one-, two- and three-bedroom Vacation Homes.


    Full Cleaning Service - For stays of eight or more nights, Full-Cleaning Service is provided on day four and Trash & Towel Service is provided on day eight. After that, the cycle begins again on day 12. With Full-Cleaning service, Housekeeping will provide everything included with the Trash & Towel Service, plus: Change the bed linens, vacuum and dust, clean the bathroom(s), clean the kitchen/kitchenette and wash the dishes.


    You may also choose to pay for daily housekeeping or have additional towels etc. Check with the front desk for information and pricing. 2010 Pricing: Housekeeping Studio Full Cleaning $30; Trash and Towell $15; Laundry Soap $1; Soap and Shampoo Package $5; Extra Towel Package $6 per bathroom; Coffee Package $3.

    If you are not using Disney Vacation Club points and paying "cash" you will have daily housekeeping.


    Villa Floor Layouts- Does anyone have these, or a decent link???

    Special Thanks to bytheblood for the information about Beach Club Villas
     
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    Way to go, Dee! :cool1: Thanks. :surfweb:
     
  8. PNO4TE

    PNO4TE I used to be the DIS Musician and a Jamborini...

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    Thanks for doing this, Dee!
     
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    Thanks Dee for starting the new thread!!

    Everyone remember to add this to your subscriptions!

    I think this is something I should know but am having memory problems!! BC and YC have separate check in areas, right? Does ME drop everyone off at one spot or does it have two separate stops? If two separate, which is first, BC or YC?

    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks Dee! I love this thread and have learned so much from all of you wonderful people! :grouphug:
     
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    Thanks for starting the new thread.

    Called this evening and added our flight info for ME. We have great flights and have almost an extra day (arrive at 12 pm and leave at 6 pm) so we can do a park on the day we leave and have lunch (DHS is having the EMH that morning so one more spin on TSM before going).

    We have water/pool view booked so I also put in room request of lake view (most important) and king bed (if one is available). Hope it works. Made sure she put that the lake view is most important.

    The next thing is dining. I have some reservations but I am not 100% with them. DH says he doesn't care to know until we are leaving (looks like no dining plan as I have park tickets and it seems like a waste to buy them in order to get dining plan).
     
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    Thanks for the new thread Dee!
     
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    Been busy tonight! Don't think I'm going to get to my T-Rex update on my trip report!!! :)
     
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    Someone was busy today!!! :rotfl: Thanks for starting the new thread Dee!!!:thumbsup2 Looks great!
     
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    @ Cinderumbrella
    regarding your question about the depth of the water at the bottom of the big slide- I don't remember how deep it was, but I was reviewing a photo of the bottom of the slide and the pool is marked 4 feet (12 meters) where the slide lets out. So that seems to agree with the info you got from brunette earlier.
     
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    Thanks for starting the new thread Dee!! I love this thread it's become my addiction... along with Disney!!!

    ~Nannette
     
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    moving on over to the new thread!

    Teena- so sad we are going to miss meeting you by one day. we move over from POR check in on 8/24 - our first CL stay! we missed you last year too, when we went at the end of july and I think you were out visiting Jeanne then too. maybe one of these years... anyway, thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge and time with all of us and have a wonderful time with Jeanne and the kids!

    Kelly
     
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    Yes, they are separate. When we went this past July, Beach Club was first of the two, but we stopped at the Boardwalk and one other hotel before the Beach Club.

    Enjoy your trip!
     
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    THANKS DEE!!

    Love the Yacht Club! This is our new home!! LOL!

    We're still here and posting using their $9.99 service. lol

    Any questions let me know.

    Brunette
     
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    Thanks Kelly ... I'm so sorry we're going to miss each other again. I'm sure you will love CL and I can't wait to hear all about it when I get back from Jeanne's.
     
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    Dee: Thanks so much for all that hard work getting the new thread started. You may want to edit where it says smores are available to purchase at the beach in the evening. They did away with the smores and now only have marshmallows. We asked in the Marketplace and they don't sell the crackers and chocolate there either. I suppose everybody could bring their own though.

    Looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow ... so many disboarders are arriving this week and next!
     
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