Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by natebenma, Jul 9, 2013.
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I think some of this crew could be featured at the improv. Lol
Feckless-- sorry about your trip and bump! We are here YC CL too and I agree... Great staff and experience so far! I'll keep an eye out for you ...
We are home from our wonderful stay at the Yacht Club. I cannot say enough good things about this resort. Our room was in great shape with a fantastic view of the lagoon & we could see Illuminations fireworks from our balcony. Mousekeeping was terrific this trip and kept us well stocked in supplies & had our room cleaned by the time we returned for our mid-day break. Also, much to my surprise, we had turn-down service even though we weren't staying club level.
We thoroughly enjoyed Stormalong Bay. We had no trouble finding chairs mid-afternoon. We did have to use our key cards for access though as the Magic Band scanners weren't operational. And the drinks from the bar are sooo good too
Transportation was great. We never had a long wait for either buses or boats. And the walk to Epcot was convenient as well.
We were glad to have the opportunity to test the Magic Bands. Personally, we liked them very much. There was a little glitch with one of our bands at the airport getting on the Magical Express & another one upon checking in, but both were resolved. We had selected our FP+ before we left home. It was so nice to "sleep in" on our Epcot day, knowing that we already had secured Soarin' fastpasses for 9:00-10:00 a.m. & could just walk over at our leisure.
But the thing that really sticks in my mind is the high level of service at the resort. Each and every CM we encountered was helpful and friendly while seeming genuinely interested in providing service. This was our third stay at the YC and now I can't imagine staying anywhere else.
LoL you are keeping my mind off the pain in my toe!
Now I need to rethink my packed footwear. I think it may well be 11 nights in flip flops
Weather is gorgeous! Wish we could live here year round and be that much closer to family and WDW! I keep telling the office we need an East Coast location but they aren't biting yet...
She'll be the one with the black eye!!!
Sorry to break up the poop talk but I have a question with the new mug business coming up...
DH and I are just staying 4 nights, but we enjoy our daily coffee in the morning on our walk to the park as well as something to drink on our way back. Will we have to go out of our way to fill mugs? I'm used to Pop Century where the mug refill station is on the way to and from the bus pick up. If we have to go farther away, I'll just bring our plastic refillable water bottles and some crystal light single packs and drink water and pay OOP for coffee.
Segue from that paragraph...can I take my hard plastic water bottle into the park? (think the camelback water bottle with the straw)
That's what I saw too, in mid-July.
The Ale & Compass lounge, in the YC lobby (or close to it) has fresh brewed coffee in the morning. As far as I know you will be able to use your refill mug there- you can now and I haven't heard that is going to change.
The only thing is, it is only a refill area until 11 or noon when the bar opens for the day. When you are returning from the parks, I think you would need to stop at the Marketplace or the Hurricane Hanna's refill station near Stormalong Bay
Yes, you can bring a reusable, hard plastic water bottle to the parks. No glass (I think) and definitely no alcohol, but those are the only restrictions I can think of at the moment.
So that must get you some looks in the park - and I'm guessing your husband is getting his share of looks too! I agree with NM, go for the mad tour group story.
While we all appreciate how catchy Disney fever is, you should not be trying to keep up with Feckless by catching her tripitis! Not a good trend!
If Feckless gets home and spots a moose with a black eye, she'll know he tripped in her front yard.
Have a great trip!
Your review just got me extra excited! So glad you had a great trip!
LOVE IT! DS bought me a pirate eye patch this morning (trying out his new purchasing privileges with his MB - limited of course! I think he was disappointed I wouldn't wear it. LOL
I haven't found Ninjamom in the room *yet* but I'll keep looking! Yes, from her posts, I would think if she had been here she would have kept the open suitcases put away, thus avoiding the calamity in the first place!
Oh, feel better! My problem is just that my face feels funny and I look like a prize fighter. AND I'm not looking forward to taking out my left contact tonight...
Yes, nobody will be messing me with me at Disney this week!!!
Berserkistani tour groups are the WORST. All that chanting AND flailing about of the arms and rending of the garments... Very distracting from the magic.
I am documenting the daily progression. Yes, this is certainly a story to tell! LOL
On the MDE issues, don't panic - all of my dining reservations have disappeared and when I try to re-link them it says that they are associated with a different guest. Also it says our FPs are for 3 not 4 but they all are working. So, just keep the faith! It's probably the app.
Yes, keep an eye out for my eye!!! LOL
I totally agree with this. Especially for Soarin' and TSMM - no worries, just show up before the end of your FP time. No runners, no problem. Very relaxing!
And black swollen cheek (a new development tonight. Awesome)
LMAO Janet!!!! (For those who don't know, a moose was in my front yard at home when I was at Disney last year.)
And yes, the sunglasses are really more for DH than me. I don't care, but I don't want him to feel self-conscious! He was falling over himself apologizing to me this morning (it was his suitcase left open that I fell over!) and I told him to stop because people might think he was apologizing for the wrong reason! LOL
MINI TR ALERT!
Had dinner at Yachtsman last night - delish. Expensive but worth it. Kids were even trying their best not to be themselves. LOL
Today was Epcot day. Arrived in time for Soarin' FPs - the FP+ really takes the stress out of making rope drop! Extremely hot and extremely humid - welcome to FLA in August! Did Soarin', Living with the Land, Figment, Test Track (LOVED IT), Mission Space Orange (skipped it), lunch at Sunshine seasons (beet salad and chicken enchilada soup - YUM), then Ellen and SSE. Great day. Ate and drank and drank at the lounge. Kids went swimming. DS is crabby beyond belief. The heat is not doing it for him. LOL
Saw TEENA! So happy to see her.
Heading to Chefs de France... More later.
Sorry to hear that. I lost my furry baby two years ago while we were on a cruise.
Feckless hope you feel better soon.
Glad the kids were super surprised.
Quick question - we had some comments on our stay that we mailed a letter to Ms Flynn (at the address on page 1). It's been about a month since we mailed the letter with no response. Is this normal for the Beach Club?
In the past, we've at least had a note acknowledged by a hotel GM after sending it. I'm a little surprised we have haven't heard back at all.
I'm so excited! I called last night to upgrade our May 2014 reservations to BC-club level! Only because we're celebrating our 10 year anniversary and our son will be celebrating his kindergarten graduation. this will be our first deluxe stay, we're usually at a mod. I fell in love with BC when I started researching WDW, I'm like a kid at Christmas LOL
We aren't part of the Magic Band testing, probably because our trip isn't until Nov 30th, but there has been a KTTW card on our profiles on MDE and it has been there for months, listed as active. I am expecting that at some point I'll be able to customize the bands, but I'm sure that won't be for awhile yet. We haven't bought our tickets yet, either, but have been considering buying AP's, since we are returning at the end of April.
You looked like a movie star trying not to be recognized!!
More refillable mug information.
OK, I talked to the merchandise manager about the question asked about a split stay where first part of stay is at a resort and the guest has dining plan and second half of stay is at a resort without the dining plan. Question was do you have to buy a second mug since dining plan mug is for length of dining plan.
He said any "length of stay mug" whether it be purchased as length of stay or it is a free mug for length of dining plan is good for 14 days. So if your total trip between the two resorts is under 14 days, you are good to go with the first free mug you get at the first resort that comes with the dining plan. It can be used at the second resort even though you do not have a dining plan there.
Secondly, somebody said earlier that a CM in the market place said that the mug you get with the dining plan expires at 11 AM (check out time) on the last day of your dining plan. The manager said that is not true. It's good for 14 days.
I think with all the "different" information out there, that the only way to tell how it is definitely going to work is to live with it. Once it goes active, we'll all get reports and I'm sure there will be bugs to work out with this too.
But the above information was given to me by a merchandise manager from the Marketplace so I'm betting its right.
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