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  1. ocalla

    ocalla DIS Veteran

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    First off, congrats on your weight loss goal. keep up the great work!!!

    And second as Teena has suggested, keep checking. You never know when something will open up!!

    Have a great time planning :thumbsup2
     
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  3. Vaninou

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    Finally the time has come :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

    Leaving to Orlando on Thursday :)
    And we'll be staying at the Beach Club from 17th until 24th :cheer2:

    Hope to see some of you there

    I will be with my DH and my DS, we'll be celebrating my bday there (19th) but also my DH and DS bdays and our wedding anniversary
    Counting the hours :cool1:

    :wave2:
     
  4. natebenma

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    Bumping- I have never been to the Swan or Dolphin, so I don't know the answer to your question. Some who post here have stayed or visited. My guess is that you would be ok without a reservation, but really that is based on nothing other than a hunch.

    :)

    Great! I have updated your dates on the list.

    :goodvibes


    Unfortunately, it looks doubtful. If June is anything like April and May were for me and my family I will be lucky if my head stops spinning before my July trip!

    :(

    It sounds like a great event, though, so I hope the turnout is fantastic. If anyone from this area of the country is interested in checking it out, here is the link:

    Third Annual New England Give Kids the World DIS meet

    :grouphug:


    From everything I have heard, sending a fax to the resort is not a very effective method for getting your room requests. Best way is to make sure your request is listed on your reservation.

    I always add my requests as soon as I make my reservations and then follow up (through Disney Central Reservation Office or IPO if I have a club level reservation) about 10 days before my trip.

    Hope that helps!

    :thumbsup2


    Too funny! I am not aware of any relatives in your neck of the woods. My family background is French, by way of Canada.

    It hasn't happened lately, but people used to tell me all the time that I look like someone they know. Then, one day we were boarding a plane from Orlando (cruise) to Boston and the flight attendant said "I know you!" I told her I get that all the time. Then she said "No, you live in my town" and she was right! Small World, huh?

    :lmao:


    Bummer! :(

    As others have said, keep checking. Hope you can plan a stay at the Beach Club, but I certainly can't fault you for going for those savings.

    Thanks for letting us know!

    :goodvibes


    Have a fantastic trip!!!

    :woohoo:
     
  5. Dis703

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    Thanks, that info helps a lot! I was thinking the fees were going to be much higher, but this may make it worthwhile to look into FedEx ground. You are right I do have to figure on bringing them home but I think with our food supply and diaper supply used up we will have a little more room on the trip back. Plus they will no longer need to be hidden from sight.

    And very cute idea, but as I intend for these to be our only at the park souvenirs I really want to surprise them there.
     
  6. ocalla

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    Great News!! :dance3::dance3:
     
  7. dansdad

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    As Dee replied earlier, it will do you no good to fax any room requests. POR and POFQ are the only resorts that still even read faxed room requests. All the others get tossed. It's best to call and have any requests added to your reservation.
     
  8. Sue M

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    Yup. I was looking for our window & balcony too :rotfl:
    Yay!! Almost there! :banana::banana::banana:
     
  9. jemh628

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    So my vacation panic has set in. Three days until our first stay at BC and my OCD is in full effect with a healthy dose of anxiety. NO ME tags yet although Pat from ME assures me they will be here via UPS. One PTO meeting, Two soccer practices and two doctors appointments between now and arrival but I keep repeating I will be in Disney, I will be in Disney.

    I read the first page but would like to confirm something about the coffee situation...

    Room machines have filter packs of coffee grounds that are nescafe.
    BC Marketplace serves Nescafe ( changeover has not happened)
    Ale & Compass has real coffee in the mornings.
    Boardwalk bakery is serving???

    DH just called to ask if I bought the Starbucks VIA we used during our last trip and I told him no becuase I did not think we needed it but now I realized the changeover may have not happened and we do.

    Any insight my dear BC/YC friends
     
  10. Dis703

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    Okay my brain is apparently addled this week because I read your post and for just a few seconds thought I had lost a week and was freaking out thinking I was wrong and our 17th to the 24th trip was this week and not the next. Wow what a scare. :lmao:
     
  11. Vaninou

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    :-)
    Sorry for the confusion
    I'm spending a week doing other parks before going to BCV
    :-) see you there
     
  12. Dis703

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    Ha ha yeah, I figured that was probably the case. I'm just a little slow today apparently.
     
  13. natebenma

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    Hey Robyn- I'll put something up on the second page (Community Post) about the proposed meet date.

    Saturday July 6

    Time to get working on Flat Dee 2013

    :hippie:


    Thought I had quoted your post when I went though earlier today, but apparently not...

    :welcome:

    Glad you have ended up back at the Yacht & Beach Club!

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list.

    :woohoo:
     
  14. Lulu'sMom

    Lulu'sMom You.Had.Me.At. Sticky.Mickey. ~And DOLE WHIPS too!

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    We LOVE Fresh at the Dolphin! It's located on the first floor past the Fountain!
    Wonderful buffet, most things made to order, right in front of your eyes!
    Priced right, too! :thumbsup2
    Takes 7 minutes to walk to Dolphin, work up a nice appetite and walk it off coming back!;)
     
  15. medicgirl177

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    Only a mere 4 days away, filled with a sixth grade chorus concert, three doctors appointments, one hair appointment, car appointment, two 12hr shifts (work) Wednesday/Thursday, a Friday morning Mothers Day Tea with my little forst grader two hours before our flight, (and a partridge in a pear tree...), before "leeaving on a jet plaaanneee".... So the week should fly by. Eek! Did I mention my kitchen looks like four carry-ons threw up and my bedroom a war zone of luggage? Lol
     
  16. disneymagicgirl

    disneymagicgirl Been there, Done that, Going back!

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    I was wondering the same thing!:lmao:

    Then my mind shifted to "3 days from now I will be boarding our flight!!!":dance3:

    On that note, I should really go get some packing/laundry done!:wave2:
     
  17. disneymagicgirl

    disneymagicgirl Been there, Done that, Going back!

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    Look at all of us leaving this wee! :yay: Hoping to get some crowd updates from our friends who are already there soon!


    jemh628 May 9-18 BC
    disneymagicgirl May 9-18 (arrival night YC GV, BC WV (5/10-18)
    dreamlinda May 11-17 BCV
    Eagle Scout May 11-17 BC
    Tinkerbellie16 May 11-17 BC
    pmdeve May 11-17 BCV
    JJ&JSMom May 11-19 BC
    medicgirl177 May 11-20 BC GV CL (3 Birthdays and Mothers Day)
    BlovesC May 12-15 BC
    njprincess601 May 12-17 YC
     
  18. HubbDave

    HubbDave Remember, no matter where you go, there you are

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    Silly question...
    Can you still use SAB on the day of checkout?
     
  19. medicgirl177

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    Yes.
     
  20. 1coolnini

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    I am so excited for all of you leaving this week. We leave on the 17th, but I still have lots to do. Praying my ears clear up. First time I have ever had ear pain with flying was 3 weeks ago (coming home from Nashville)...I thought my ear drum was going to rupture (it ruptured in November). Trying new meds now.

    My question is where is everyone eating dinner on your arrival night? I am still up in the air on that one. Our plane arrives at 4:30pm (1:30 California time). I originally had reservations for Cape May, but with the CC guarantee I thought it might be too risky. I then made reservations for Captain's Grille, but I have recently read that they have changed their menu and read poor reviews...so I cancelled that! Ideas?

    Jan
     
  21. natebenma

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    That is correct!

    You are considered a guest of the Yacht and Beach Club until midnight of your checkout day. You will have access to all features of the resort (SAB, health club with showers, locker room for changing) and the concierge lounge for those staying club level. Bell services can hold any of your stuff that you keep with you. You just won't have a room after checking out.


    Good luck with your ears!!!

    We have stayed at the BC twice, and our arrival dinner was Cape May the first time and Captain's Grille the second. We loved Cape May, but found that we were so tired it was a hassle even getting up for the buffet. We much preferred sitting and being served at Captain's Grille the following year. We enjoyed Cape May more during the week.

    Our meal at Captain's Grille was in 2010. We loved it and will be returning again this year.

    With the cancelation penalty and buffet vs. sitdown, I would recommend Captain's Grille for you. Or possibly one of the lounges- people have raved about the meals they have had there, so take a moment to check out the menus if that might appeal to you. I think they are on the dining plan for meals if that is an issue.
     
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