Bc vs poly vs yc

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by prune1977, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. prune1977

    prune1977 DIS Veteran

    Oct 15, 2010
    Which one to do, we're going back to Disney in sept, kids are 8, 6, & 3. We've decided against gf and have it narrowed down to these 3. Bc we can do for about $400 less for the week than poly, we will be doing the waterparks & more for the first time this trip, thanks for any help.
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  3. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    We haven't stayed at the YC, but have stayed at both the BC and Poly and the Poly would my choice without hesitation. The BC/YC is great as they are close to Epcot/DHS and you can't beat being within walking distance to both parks (although the Poly is also convenient to Epcot as it's just a 5-7 minute walk to the TTC to catch the Epcot monorail). With that said, the Poly is our favorite for several reasons. We love the tropical atmosphere, the rooms are quite a bit larger with all rooms having a daybed, the beach is great for watching the fireworks, Captain Cooks is great for quick CS meals/snacks, and the volcano pool is great as it backs up to the beach with a view of the castle in the distance. We did enjoy our BC stay, but we think the atmosphere, pool, and dining options are better at the Poly. Good luck.
  4. Dis703

    Dis703 DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    Well BC vs. YC the only real differences are the decor and at YC you will definitely have a full balcony while at BC you can request it, but it isn't a guarantee. BC is a tad closer to Epcot, but you are only talking a few minutes nothing major.

    Poly honestly doesn't interest me as far as the theme. If it was cheaper than BC I might try it to be close to MK, but we booked BC this trip for the location. You get to walk to Epcot and HS (or take a boat) and we'll probably hop the monorail over to or back from MK to avoid the bus now and then as well. You also get the Boardwalk entertainment and a ton of dining options in the area which appealed to me. BC/YC's pool is said to be the best on property as well.

    Really it mostly depends on where you want to be and which resorts theme appeals to you most.
  5. AliceIn

    AliceIn DIS Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    If you are a hot tub lover, the Poly doesn't have one yet. I'm waiting to hear when they have one installed, then Poly will be the next resort on my to do list.

    This year we are doing the BC. My kids love Epcot and DHS, so the proximity to those two make it very attractive for us. Stormalong bay is an amazing pool, too!
  6. mmmears

    mmmears DIS Veteran

    Nov 30, 2005
    YC/BC have SAB -- which is a great pool -- but if you are going to the waterparks that might not matter as much. It's also a nice location if you like to visit Ep/DHS, not as good for the MK. We like to have dinner at Epcot, so this is a great location for us. YC pretty much guarantees a balcony.

    Poly -- looks like you've stayed there so you know what it's like. Great location to visit the MK -- another fun pool (not as elaborate as YC/BC, but very fun). Nice to watch the fireworks from the beach or balcony... and pretty good access to Epcot, too. The rooms at the Poly feel larger than the ones at the YC/BC.

    They are all great choices -- I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. I put YC/BC together because to me they are 2 parts of the same resort complex. I've stayed at both and liked both -- most people with kids seem to prefer the BC.
  7. momto3gr8boys

    momto3gr8boys DIS Veteran

    Jan 17, 2006
    I couldn't decide so I'm doing a split stay at the BC and Poly this summer! I think you'll be happy either way.
  8. clapton

    clapton DIS Veteran

    May 1, 2010
    Never stayed at YC, but have stayed at Poly & BC. Would pick BC. Not really a Poly fan. Love the atmosphere and pools at BC and walking to Epcot. Enjoy!
  9. Sammie

    Sammie DIS Veteran

    Aug 20, 1999
    Hard choice, all are great resorts and I have stayed at all 3 several times.

    I would think at the ages of your children, you will spend most of your time at the Magic Kingdom. Also with 3 children in the room, Polynesian rooms are larger.

    So Polynesian gets my vote.
  10. Sue M

    Sue M DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    No bad choices here! We've stayed at Poly & Bc, & going to GF & YC in August.
    With the ages of your kids, I'd prob go with Poly. Monorail or boat to & from MK, and a quick walk to TTC for Epcot. Plus Poly has a Zero entry pool, and you can watch Wishes & Electric Water Parade from the beach. Rooms are larger, and there's just something magical about seeing the Castle from your resort.

    We had a GV room in Tokelau in the beach end of the building. Great location, and all the rooms have balconies in Tokelau, Tahiti, and the other newer longhouses. The other ones don't have balconies on 2nd floor rooms. Having a balcony will give you some extra living space, ESP if the kids are going to bed earlier then you.
  11. Marionnette

    Marionnette Children see magic because they look for it

    Sep 26, 2009
    I've stayed at all 3. I like the Poly's atmosphere the best but I find the room decor and the main pool fall short in comparison to the YC&BC. I also prefer the convenience to Epcot and HS.

    However, with 3 children under 10, I would want the larger room and the convenient access to the MK. Poly gets my vote for your family as long as the $400 price difference is not going to have a huge impact on your vacation budget.

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