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  1. jonofrio

    jonofrio Member

    Thanks everyone for the advice. This will be our first summer vacation at Disney, we are usually spring time guests ( March or April ). I'm thinking its going to be quite the experience. LOL. :)
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  3. Mousemommy1

    Mousemommy1 DIS Veteran

    Just wondering if it's neccessary to make a request to be "close to lobby" if in a YC SV CL room. Basically, I know we'll be on 5th floor, but I'd like to be close to the lounge and elevators. I'm not really clear on how the rooms are situated on the 5th floor, so is that a valid request? "Close to lounge and elevators?"

    And, if you are close to the lounge, is there alot of noticeable noise? :confused3

    Thanks guys!!!
  4. disneyfan61

    disneyfan61 Active Member

    Hi Dee & Teena!! You can add us to the list. DH & I will be at the BC on Oct. 4th-11th. Cannot wait!! Going for our 2nd Food & Wine trip.:thumbsup2
  5. mericletwins

    mericletwins Active Member

    Add us to the list! Family of 5 (myself, DHS, DD 14, DS 14, DS 13) we have stayed at the BC and BCV quite a few times before, but are staying Club Level this time thanks to Magical Vacations Travel end of August promo. We are reserved August 21-29. :)
  6. outahere

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    I think your request idea would work. From what I recall, most of the CL SV rooms are pretty close to the lounge. We have not stayed in one, but know someone who has and they did comment on the noise. Last year they started out in the room right next to the lounge and asked to be moved after one day, due to the noise. If you are near the lounge and elevators, almost everyone has to go past your room to get to theirs, so more chance of noise.
  7. Wood Nymph

    Wood Nymph DIS Veteran

    If it was me I'd go for the garden view room. It is only a few dollars more and you might not want to risk getting exactly what you booked, a standard view. We had a standard view once that was over the restaurant roof and looking at the parking lot. I really didn't like looking over the top of a huge flat roof. Although the room did have a balcony and the rooftop was clean. ;)
  8. natebenma

    natebenma DIS Veteran

    So I saw this info by following a link posted on another thread on the resort forum.

    I'm not really sure of the source, but the info on the Stormalong Bay slide refurb is what I have seen elsewhere. The info on the kiddie slide is new to me.

    Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

    Now – June 28, 2013: Rooftop HVAC hot water piping replacement will occur.

    Jan. 7 – 11, 2013: Yacht Club Lobby rug replacement will occur.

    Jan. 16 – 25, 2013: Stormalong Bay feature pool slide will be closed for refurbishment. Stormalong Bay Pool will be open during this time. Guests can use the slide at Luna Park Pool at the BoardWalk Resort.

    Feb. 1 – 12, 2013: Stormalong Bay kiddie pool slide will be closed for refurbishment.


    Interesting about the hot water piping. I wonder if that has anything to do with the complaints about water not getting very hot, or maybe is something entirely different. I believe someone mentioned a few days ago that they had read about work on the hot water pipes, so there you go!

  9. peaches00

    peaches00 Member

    Its official! Very excited...you can officially add me to list. Thanks to these boards, we have decided to spend week at yacht club in gvcl room! Big exhale!!!
  10. Ninja Mom

    Ninja Mom Active Member

    The added bonus is that you are right between two parks so it will make getting back to your room that much easier.

    You didn't say how old your kids are but if they are younger, definitely do the "Get to the parks right before rope drop" plan. If they are teens and can go to the parks by themselves the "going out in the late afternoon/dinner time and staying late in the parks" is an attractive alternative. The later it gets the more the parks clear out so it's something to keep in mind. The best thing of all for the evening touring plan is to go to a late night hours park after the fireworks. There is a mass exodus of people leaving the parks just as you are getting started and the lines for rides are short again.

    The BC/YC is the perfect resort for hot summer touring. It's close to two parks, the pool is to die for and it's got lots of attractive dining options that are close and convenient as well. That mid day break in the pool at Storm Along bay sounds heavenly right now!

    Now have you thought about Club level at all? Staying at club level and taking advantage of all of the offerings sounds ideal. You will be back at the resort for that mid day break so it will be easy to take advantage of the food and beverages.

    If you want, try to run the numbers for a Dining plan versus "Club level with a few table/counter service restaurants" numbers for your family.

    Check back in the last 20 pages of this thread to check out my discovery about club level and the way we got a lot more convenience for the same or less money.

    Oh Heck! here's a link: http://http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=46969963#post46969963

    Start here and read forward so see what myself and others have to teach you about staying club level.

    I hope that helps and don't worry! Yes it's going to be HOT. Yes you can do the parks and have a good time. You just have to think outside the box and get into "the heat of the summer touring plan."

    Good luck and welcome to the thread! :banana: :banana: :banana:

  11. haleofafamily

    haleofafamily Active Member

    On my way to YC and I know next to nothing about it.

    My mom and I are going to WDW for the Princess half-marathon at the end of Feb. We were booked at GF but with all the construction going on there we decided to switch to YC. I have stayed at BCV a couple of times but never YC so I'm so excited!!

    We booked standard view because that is all the was left. Is there anything to request if we want to be closer to SAB? Is there more than one elevator?
  12. jonofrio

    jonofrio Member

    I'm coming with my daughter and her husband, their two kids DD7 DS3, last year we stayed made rate (port Orleans) never again will we stay moderate. This year we booked threw Magical Vacations, we got a great deal, although its the end of Aug. I'm not too happy about that but we did book CLub level and are looking forward to that
  13. bzzelady

    bzzelady Active Member

    And you can add us to the "Be Our Guest" list again...because our waitlisted post cruise stay at BCV came through this afternoon! We are already on the list for January 22-24th and now we will be there January 27-29th too :banana::banana:
  14. pixarmom

    pixarmom DIS Veteran

    I've been watching SAB stuff lately and saw the SAB slide closures on the Dis in the refurb section - not sure about the rest. I was SO happy because our SAB access as themed pool-less BWI guests will be right in between the two slide closures. Pixie dust!

    Don't count out the teens yet! :) Our teen is still leading the charge at rope drop! While he doesn't spring out of bed like his two younger brothers, he's very speedy once he checks the clock. In fact, he's the reason I know the timing from BC to MK - he always thinks we're going to miss rope drop and watches the clock on the bus VERY carefully.

    The funny thing is that the only time we DID miss rope drop was when we were staying at CR and the monorail stopped several times along the way. Yes, that's 45 minutes from CR to MK, but only 15 minutes from BC to MK! (Should have walked but they wanted to take the monorail!)

    I don't post photos of my kids, but if I did, you'd see three boys (including teen) at a Disney bus stop at 6am excited to get to 7am MK EMH! Otherwise, as Ninja Mom says, there is always Disney bacon to make it work . . .
  15. mericletwins

    mericletwins Active Member

    I keep trying the link, but it won't work. :confused3
  16. Ninja Mom

    Ninja Mom Active Member

    Then you've got it made in the shade baby! Nice work. :thumbsup2

    I like to think of Bacon as the 'carrot' in the metaphor of using the carrot or the stick. The stick is obviously the Stacey TV show, turned up moderately in volume at o dark thirty in the morning when there are 5 people in line for the bathroom. Stacey in the morning before coffee is NOT a good thing as Martha Stewart would say.

    Sorry about that link. Try this one: you'll have to scroll down a bit to post # 454


  17. ALMinVA

    ALMinVA Member

    So I'm at the 10 day mark and because i have nothing better to do, I call DW to ensure that my request for a day bed is on my reservation. When I made the reservation, i requested a day bed even though we are 4 people because my dd has night terrors and her thrashing can be disruptive to ds so a daybed or even a roll away would be ideal for us. Teena was kind enough to share that YC GV CL has i believe 2 of these types of rooms so I thought what the heck, may as well ask for one and if it doesn't happen, no problem we will just ask for a roll away. So today I call to make sure the request is on my reservation - no wait at all I get a CM right away - excellent! And guess what? No daybed request AND the CM tells me she doesn't think there is a daybed in the GV CL category but she'll check so please hold...ok....20 minutes later...she's back and NOPE she says, its not possible - she claims she even called the YC directly and was told there are no rooms with 2 Queens and a daybed CL - but she assured me when we check in we can pay for a roll away. Good bye. HUH?
    Looks like I am going to be calling back and trying out the next CM LOL! :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: Guess she didn't talk to Teena like those of us here! Still laughing!
  18. medicgirl177

    medicgirl177 Member

    I thought the rollaway was free at CL?
  19. BLTtinkerbell

    BLTtinkerbell Active Member

    Robyn, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. :grouphug:
  20. DoleWhipMom

    DoleWhipMom Member

    Would like to be added to the list for BC for Aug 18-??? (Bounceback). Tried going back to a moderate last year but ended up switching to AKL then to YC last summer lol. Once we got into the pool we felt like we were back home. This year we will be celebrating our 10th trip to Disney :).
  21. Ninja Mom

    Ninja Mom Active Member

    OK I'm more back now and I have sufficiently recovered from the holidays and my BC December vacation.

    I thought it might be fun to answer my own cliff hanger post as the next installment of my Trip report. My answers will be in RED

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