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  1. DisneyLifeMel

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    OK... here is what I remember. I am not a "prepared" iced tea drinker - I am pretty picky - but I do remember the dispensers at the Marketplace. Can't recall if they are at HH.

    We weren't on the dining plan, so I don't know about the bakery items. Though, I do recall one family using their snack credits for them.

    The hair wrap was $2 per inch - But someone may want to fact check me on that one.

    Hope that helps a little.
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  3. JulieODC

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    Ok, it's official - we're booked for YC, Nov 10-16!!

    We're doing a lagoon view/pool view room. It will be me, DH, and DD (26 months at the time) -- I'd love a king bed with daybed combo ideally (and do bed rails on the daybed) - are there king rooms like this? I've seen a few pics, but haven't been able to find more details.

    I'm sure I'll have lots of questions - esp about room requests as we get closer.

    We land Sunday morning at 10am at MCO - but won't do a park until Monday....we're really excited to have an almost full day to enjoy the resort and maybe visit DTD (if it isn't too much of pain to get there).

    Now, I just need to start thinking about ressies!! (And try to keep my mind off being at YC with a drink by the pool!).
     
  4. bigAWL

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    I think I have photos. Will try to check and upload later. My daughter did the hair wrap, and yes, it was $2 per inch. But I guess she also added some beads, so it was more. I might have the details in the photos.
     
  5. EagleScout

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    Dolphin hotel also has 24 hour counter service at Picabu - obviously not on Disney dining plan, but if paying out-of-pocket, clearly closer than downtown Disney (pmaybe even closer than Epcot, although obviously Epcot has more character and we love Morocco food - I love the fish and chips also at England but wife not a fan of fried food)
     
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    they put on a few skits for class grades, last year they made puppets (clothes and all) for a "puppet show". Needless to say DD's were all Disney princesses.

    She keeps taking the class hoping that one year a new teacher will come in and let them actually Perform :) After all her dream is to be the next Belle at WDW
     
  7. ocalla

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    Have a Wonderful Vacation!!!!pixiedust:
     
  8. DisneyLifeMel

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    Bus service at BCR had it's ups and downs, but I will say that our trip to & from Downtown Disney was one of the better commutes. The key factor was that the water parks were already closed for the day, so that was one big stop taken off the route.

    The trip took exactly 20 minutes each way. On the way to DTD we only stopped at the BWI. On the way home, it stopped at the Dolphin, Swan & YCR before the BCR stop. I was dreading that bus trip, but it was quite smooth.

    Now... don't even get me started on the AK bus route, but that story is for another day. lol
     
  9. DancinDaisyDuck

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    Morning friends! Still waiting to book our room until the 2014 prices come out in a couple months but my sister finally agreed to stay at Beach or Yacht Club! Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed for availability on our dates.

    Even though I am at work, when I stepped out of my house this morning it felt like one of those Disney mornings. You know the kind- clear blue sky, sun shining, cool and breezy but not cold and fresh air. If I closed my eyes it was almost like I had stepped out of my resort room and was on my way out to the park. Now if only my bus today had taken me to EPCOT instead of school.

    Have a great day everybody!
     
  10. CT Disney

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    I just wanted to thank everyone for the helpful replies and to tell you that we decided to keep our reservation at the YC. The extra space and the extra bathroom at the BWI were VERY tempting, but SAB and the close proximity of the CL lounge at YC were just too much to give up!

    So...only 5 more days until we arrive at the YC!! :goodvibes

    I have been looking forward to this day in particular for a while. We have been so busy this last month. My DS competed in the state gymnastics meet in March. And, my DD was in the middle school production of The Wizard of Oz this past weekend. But, now that those two big events are behind us and I can finally think about packing for our trip!

    On a side note....I posted the same question about the BWI cottages over on the BWI thread and got a few nice responses. However, since I posted my question over there, that thread has progressed a total of 2 pages while this thread has moved 31 pages! Holy cow...I knew this was a fast moving thread but didn't see how fast until I paid attention to another resort thread! You guys rock!!

    And, my DH does have one question for you all. For anyone who is there now...is there Sam Adams beer in the CL? And, if so, what kind? He's guessing it might be the spring season one.

    OK now, off to pack...finally!! :cool1:
     
  11. ella6599

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    Good luck to her! One of the local women who did makeup for DD's last show worked at Disney, and really hoped to be chosen to be Snow White- never made it though :( Playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast (the stage musical) is one of my DD's dream roles :)
     
  12. kpm76

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    Need some help deciding between YC and BC. We have never stayed at either resort. We own DVC and our home is BWV so we are familiar with and love the area. We are traveling Aug. 14-22 and booked at BC right now for Aug. 14 with an AP rate. Hoping to book 4 more nights with an AP rate as well, then we move to VWL for the last 3 nights. Anyway.....

    We picked BC because I thought it would be more relaxed theme for us since we have young kids, 5 and 2. However, a balcony is very important to me and I know that we will only have a 50% chance of getting a full balcony at the BC. Another reason for choosing BC was it's closer to the Marketplace and we like to refill mugs and get a quick meal.

    Thoughts??
     
  13. BusySpeechMom

    BusySpeechMom Earning My Ears

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    Hi! We just booked our first stay at the Beach Club. Saved a lot with the Disney Visa discount! We get to stay at the club level! :yay:
    Please add us to the BOG list! I am so excited to start researching!

    August 3-8, 2013
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    Celebrating DD's birthday as well as mine!
     
  14. Ninja Mom

    Ninja Mom Atention People of Earth, I come in Peace

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    This was simply wonderful to read! Thanks for sharing your "Magical Moment"!! :cool1:


    I thought I would post to give everybody a heads up on airfares. Southwest Airlines merged with Air Tran awhile back and lately I've noticed that, in my region, Southwest has added even more flights to Orlando. What this is translating into is too many flights with really low prices in an attempt to fill the seats. I'm sure they are doing this in an attempt to "thin the herd" and see how the extra flights sell.

    The point of all this is to remind you to check prices on your flights even if you have already booked them. The way I figure flight pricing works is this:
    Flights are first released to the schedule with a low price. As the flights sell the price rises. Then at the last minute before travel, if there are empty seats the price drops in an attempt to fill those seats.

    What I think I'm seeing now is that after the initial release of flights, Southwest added the Air Tran flights to the inventory and created the high inventory at the low demand time. I believe this is the mid point for summer travel flight booking where the early adopters have already booked and all that remains to fill the seats are the people who haven't made travel plans yet. With the addition of the Air Tran Inventory you have a unusual bubble where the prices are low due to the added inventory. I'm not sure if this is being seen in other Southwest/Air Tran markets as I don't follow them so I wouldn't know if this applies in YOUR area...

    So.... the upshot of this post is to remind you to check your flight prices and see if the prices have dropped and it would pay to rebook on a cheaper flight, ESPECIALLY if you are in an Southwest/Air Tran market.

    I follow the Southwest market and I snagged $115 flights each way for our June trip. :cool1: We are even leaving earlier so we will get to see Yee Ha Bob at long last! :mic: :wave2:

    Here is another thing I've been thinking about based on posts that I've seen appear here on our list. As for counter service meals a lot of people overlook the bakeries at WDW. Since the Boardwalk bakery is undergoing refurbishment, we don't have an idea of the new menu but I'd bet that it might have some sandwiches on it. I had the chance to try out the new bakery in France for a counter service lunch and I have to say the sandwiches there were really good!!

    Another quick walk from the resort is the Fish and Chips take out window located at England in the world Showcase. Both England and France are a quick 10 minute walk from the Hotel and since you are going to have to walk someplace for lunch what's another 5 minutes or so to get something quick and yummy.

    I think people tend to nail the Beach Club/Yacht Club as a resort that doesn't have counter service options like other resorts with "Food Courts" do. The guests staying at the "food court resorts" are limited to what is available at the food court where as the guests staying at the BC/YC have a great selection of counter service options that are only a short walk away. Let's face it... you have to walk to the food court, so is it that much of a stretch to think that, when staying at the Yacht and Beach Clubs, walking just 5 minutes more will open up a 'World' of counter service dining options for you when you stay there?

    So in the end I believe it's all in how you think about it. If you can break out of the food court mentality and think about all the dining options that really are right there in the BC/YC resort area you will see that you really have much better (IMHO) dining options than the typical food court line up, all for just a short and enjoyable stroll away!

    Nom, nom, nom!
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  15. Tink1073

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    Yay! See you Monday!

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  16. Tink1073

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    I'll see what I can get! I got a brand new camera for this trip, I'll be taking lots of pictures!

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  17. prune1977

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    Going to be at the Beach Club in Sept, I can't wait!!
     
  18. phoebec

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    Where are the best views located? There will be 5 of us so we will need a daybed. I would also like a full balcony. I am considering saving for water view but would want lagoon and not pool if I did this. Is this possible or wishful thinking? Would I be better off booking garden? If I pay for a water view, I would want lagoon. Are these rooms scarce?

    Thanks for any advice:)
     
  19. Tink1073

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    This was the main reason I was on the fence for BC. We tried it out 2 years ago in August and I was all excited to try out all the different options a short walk away. The only problem..it rained from ~1pm-9pm almost every day. So, we were stranded!!

    But, I'm giving it another go! We'll be there next week and are so excited to spend more time at Epcot and try new foods around the world!

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  20. kenly777

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    Just received an e-mail yesterday that our wait list for BCV came through, so we will be visiting 8/24-8/27! My boys (6&9) are so excited for SAB :) I was soo sure that this wait list wouldn't come through.
     
  21. bigAWL

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    Hair wraps: $2 per inch plus price of beads.
    Hours: 10am-5pm (I think that's what it says - it's hard to see in the upload, but my original is a little more clear.)

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    Pearl Factory: $15.99 (that's the posted price, but I can't make out any of the details)

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