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  1. medicgirl177

    medicgirl177 Mouseketeer

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    Ahhhh, the finally at the BC!!!! So I'm sneaking a post from bed while the kids sleep and DH enjoys a cup of coffee on the balcony, lol. I need a moment of peace when typing! Really quick, it's beautiful weather! We came in Friday, stayed at AoA overnight (clean, colorful, crowded), Boma for dinner YUM! Up early yesterday and taxi to BC ($15) carryons came with, luggage ended up transferring to YC instead (story for later) no big deal, escorted upstairs, everyone went to lounge while I checked in. Went to parks via boats (which I won't do again because on the walk back i remembered the secret entrance, which it takes longer to walk from the lounge to the boats than the lounge to the entrance!). Went to the parks to find out KTTW cards weren't activated (?!?!). (They fixed, second long story)..... Until later.....!!!!
     
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  3. Couchy

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    Happy Mothers Day to all our BC\YC moms:)


    Special shout out to Dee our thread mom who is always making sure we have everything BC / YC we need
     
  4. natebenma

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    @ MM4: There is a taxi fare estimator on Page 1 of this thread- the first post, in the Transportation section.

    Here is one website link to help you determine the estimated cabfare from point to point during your trip: Taxi Fare Finder

    @ Nicnic

    Honestly, I think your best bet for a morning reservation is a cab. I'm not sure I trust the early morning transportation to get you where you want to go in time. I was burned once while staying at All Star Music- I was out at the stop before 6:30 for a 7:30 reservation and ended up very very late.

    I have heard rumors of the "breakfast buses" for early morning reservations, but I have no actual evidence that they actually exist.

    I think your plan to take an MK bus then monorail or resort boat to your day and evening reservations are fine.

    How crowded do people think the transporation will be on a party night?
     
  5. ocalla

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    Have a great time!!!
     
  6. Wood Nymph

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    We used the buses at HS to travel between the BC and the WL when we stayed there in February. It was a nice way to travel between the two resorts.

    :)
     
  7. ocalla

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    Happy Mother's Day!!

    Dee, I see you survived the night :rotfl2: Can't believe you are up this early!

    You chose the perfect picture to post.....as you can see DD named her cat after Marie!
     
  8. Best Aunt

    Best Aunt "That's the best-est present ever!"

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    I'm confused about the part I bolded. Are you booking a package or Room Only?

    If you book Room Only, you can get your park admission by (a) signing up for the Mousesavers newsletter, than (b) when the newsletter arrives, clicking on the Undercover Tourist link in it. That way you get a discount on park admission. Undercover Tourist mails the park admission to you. It's not on your KTTW room card, but you can use it before you get to your Disney hotel. I've never thought it was a big deal to have to carry one card for my room and a separate card for my park admission.

    If you are booking a package because you want the dining plan: When you get to your Disney hotel and check in, you get your KTTW room card even if your room isn't ready yet. So I would think your park admission could be on it - but somebody else would have to chime in, because I haven't done it this way.

    If you are booking a package but you don't want the dining plan: Why are you booking a package? Price it out - it's probably cheaper to book Room Only and get your park admission through UT.
     
  9. KerryCM

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    Happy Mother's day everyone. Only 2 more sleeps and we will be at the YC!!! I am so looking forward to going. My 3 yr. old granddaughter, Lucy, can't figure out why we are going without her. This is our annual "alone"trip and we will be taking Lucy and the rest of her family in December.

    Looking forward to trying the YC again after 2 years. I hope I get to meet some of the wonderful people on this thread while there.
     
  10. natebenma

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    pages 7-10

    I did not know about this "secret path" at all! I will definitely have to add something to the FAQ/Other Useful Info post about this!!!


    Got it!


    I have only been to Cape May, but I love the characters in their cute beach attire! Food was great, too.


    I'm not sure where the rooms that match your needs (daybed, full balcony) are, but you could add "Not too close to elevators, please" Please note that rooms close to the elevator are also close to the lounge, too.

    We had a BC SV room with a full balcony (no daybed) facing the BC parking lot and we had a view of some Illuminations fireworks and a nice view of the Nightastic MK fireworks show.


    I don't necessarily think you will be missing out on anything by skipping Cape May- unless you are interested in a really great character experience for breakfast.

    Then again, I TOTALLY want to try Kouzzina!!!

    You definitely make the most of the dining plan by using your credits for dinner. That is one reason we are skipping the plan this year. Of the 4 meals we have planned, 2 are dinners, one is lunch and one is breakfast.


    Got it!

    After your trip, if you can, please let me know about your experience dealing with allergies at the resort. I would love to post some tips for people who have similar issues.


    BUMP!

    Can someone who has done the online checkin for YC let us know what your options were. I think someone has posted (in the previous thread), but apparently, I didn't take note of it.


    Sounds like some bumps in the road at the beginning. I'm glad to hear you are getting into the groove now.



    Crazy times for me, too, but I'll send you a message soon so we can catch up!
     
  11. pamkat1820

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    I would be freaking too, lol! How about if you stayed at a value just for that night then switched to YC/BC the next day. Then you have the best of both worlds. You are still on property and saving a little extra $$
     
  12. 1971DBday

    1971DBday Keep moving forward!

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    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO EVERYONE ON THE YC/BC THREAD!!!!!

    Yesterday my DSis decided to join us on our trip along with her two kids my Dnephew11 and Dniece 9! Unfortunately she didn't listen to me and book it earlier and now I can't get a discount for her. :scared: However, she booked BC SV for 6/6 to 6/10.

    This will be a surprise for my niece and nephew and I was really teasing them last night telling them I will send them pictures from WDW. They looked so sad...:sad1: My sister is going to "take them out to dinner" after their last day of school and show up at the airport.

    I am also leaving this as a surprise for my DS13 and DD7. They love hanging out/playing with their cousins so we are just letting them show up in WDW. DSis is going to tell her kids we are going to WDW at the end of the month and that we are not there the same time as them - so double surprise hopefully for them.

    :grouphug: Only 25 days to go!!!! Today I am helping my Dsis link reservations and do online check-in!!!!
     
  13. Tarheel girl 1975

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    That sounds like a great surprise. DH and I always talk about surprising the kids sometime, but I just don't think I could ever keep it a secret.
     
  14. suemom2kay

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    There is no taxis savings that is going to make up for $500... I would use the convenience argument. Eveyone will be tired and will sleep better not having to worry about packing up and moving in the morning. Good luck!

    Very good choice!

    Sounds like you're have a great time... We LOVE Garden Grill. It has replaced Chef Mickey's as our traditional first Table Service Meal at Disney. We'll be there Friday... Cannot wait!!!

    Love the secret entrance! Glad you're enjoying your trip despite the bumps. Looking forward to your stories!

    We HAD to stay at WL last year (long story) so we also are looking forward to getting back to the beach!!! Enjoy your alone trip. We haven't done one of those yet!

    Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there. It is bittersweet for me since losing my Mom, but it is also a day for some wonderful memories!
     
  15. WeLoveLilo05

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    Sorry I posted this on the older thread and then I saw you had made a newer one. But was wondering about the Jib Slide. My daughter is 8 and she still wears a life vest. Hoping that this summer is the summer she learns how to swim, but I think I would still keep the vest on her at Disney bc there is just so much pool to cover at BC. She could probably just touch the bottom of the 4 ft pool. Will she be able ot go on the Jib Slide? She was doing the slides at CBR last year. Thanks!
     
  16. magicalmoments4

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    :hippie: :goodvibes :lovestruc :hug:

    Happy Mother's Day to all my BC/YC mommy friends!! May your families give you the gift to gab about all things Disney today :thumbsup2

    :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:
     
  17. maa

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    How is Captain's Grille for breakfast? Is it crowded? How is the food? I'm intrigued by the dark chocolate waffles...
     
  18. 2manypets

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    I'd love to, looking forward to the stay and know they and I will handle it well.
     
  19. Wood Nymph

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    I just wanted to give you a little warning about this secret pathway. It doesn't work if you are using the secret exit from the BC. The beginning of the "walkway to Epcot that goes under the bridge instead of over the hill" begins to the west of the secret exit from the BC. So you would have to walk towards the Yacht Club to pick up the "under bridge" walkway, which is the opposite direction you want to go. It is worth it if you are pushing a stroller, though. :goodvibes And for anyone not using the BC exit near room 1501, the under bridge walkway is great. :)
     
  20. Wood Nymph

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    It was pretty much empty when we had breakfast there. It took us years to finally discover this great breakfast spot. :goodvibes
     
  21. vicki_c

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    Good point! Works better if you happen to be coming from/going to BC lobby.
     
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