I'm really excited - just booked our first stay at the beach club for the last week of January! Originally we were going to the grand Californian this fall, but a job change for dh meant that was out. Then we tried to book the second week of October, just last week, and couldn't get anything. So we finally decided on January and since we wanted the end of the month, just about everything was available ( at least in studios) so then we had to decide the best place to stay. We own at Blt and have stayed there twice. We also stayed at SSR twice on developer points when we bought in. Last fall we stayed at bwv and we really enjoyed the location, so we decided to try for beach club for something new. (we want to stay at every Wdw hotel and then work on our big plan to visit all the parks world wide in our lifetime!) I'm looking forward to having a real counter service place on site and keeping my fingers crossed that we can spend a little time at storm along bay at some point in our trip. We'll be hitting beaches and cream again for sure. So what else should I know about beach club? Is the character meal good food? What characters are there? We will have our ds who will be just 2 on the trip and so far he loves characters (we were there in April and June).