Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by TigrLvsPooh, May 29, 2015.
@trishadono , THANK YOU for this amazingly detailed reply! So very helpful!!!
Hello! So IMO, If you want quiet, I’d suggest GF. As far as the lounges, there’s pretty much nothing I would eat during evening apps at Poly. I’m extremely picky and am not an adventurous eater in anyway, shape or form. So again, I’d pick GF. (Granted, GF does have some things I won’t either lol) We wanted to stay Poly CL this upcoming trip for one reason, and it’s the beautiful view from the lounge, but we didn’t feel that was enough to not stay at our beloved GF. You need to weigh the pros and cons and see which fits your family best. In the end, only you guys really know what’s best for you! Good luck deciding!!!!
That’s disappointing. But yes, the dance party was great!! My kids loved it!
Oh no! I thought they did the hotdogs, sliders etc this past July 4th. Oops! That's what I told DH and he was looking forward to it. I hope it is somewhat themed this year, but at least there will be a great viewing spot!
Ahhh, yes - those fatty ribs. There’s a reason I didn’t post any pics from this year.
Yeah, Poly does it right for the holidays. They do the same dance party on 12/31. If you have little ones, it’s hard to beat that for quality entertainment.
If there are no available chairs or tables in the lounge, are you able to take a plate to your room? Or do you just stand in line for a table?
We are trying to decide if we should change to Beach Club since it looks like it may have more seating than Yacht Club. This is our first time trying CL at Disney.
I’ve never been in a situation where there were no tables, but we have taken stuff back to the room if we didn’t feel like sitting in the lounge. You can definitely bring stuff back with you. Enjoy!
@mrsap , great points! Thanks so much for responding! I think we share a love for GF!
NP!! I do love the GF!! Hope your DH makes the ‘right’ decision lol
I never feel helpful when people ask about the mono resorts. I really have a great trip every time at all of them.
Nothing bad to say lol.
Oh and you are welcome.
You can bring things to your room. My daughter prefers to do this, lol. Actually I sometimes prefer it, too. We often end up sitting on the balcony enjoying whatever we brought back with us, which can be peaceful if the lounge is busy. I haven’t stayed at YC so no experience with how busy it gets. We do try to remember to bring any dishes we’ve taken to our room back the lounge. They probably appreciate it, and I dislike the clutter so it works out well for everyone!
I don't know what you're asking exactly. Maybe you mean charge extra for CL per day instead of per night? If so, I sure as hell hope not as it would cost more for the same use of the CL lounge.
Maybe they just skipped a year??! The 7/4 food was always pretty popular there!
This is like speaking of “he who shall not be named” here......
Yes, it would cost more if they charged for it by the day and not the night as with one night you are eligible for two days worth of Club Level food, services, ect. I was thinking I read where they were going to try that with the lounge at Reservation Station? Or I could be wrong about that? I think that parking at the port works like that as to where they charge by the day and many spots are paid for twice with a vehicle that is parked in a spot and will be leaving when its owners return from a cruise, (paid for once) and then the cruiser who is leaving out of the same day parks in that same spot and pays for the spot again (paid for twice). Skimming off of the top.
I can't see them doing that. I feel it's already priced to include that "extra" day.
Just back from YC and overheard CM talking about this. She said that there would be 'very few' rooms that accommodate 5 at YC. Not sure if the suites are the 'very few rooms'.
We were in 5154 GV CL. There were two queen beds and a chair in it.
They also had an open house in the Presidential Suite one day. It's the suite on the fifth floor with the turret room. Gorgeous suite, ~2000 sq ft, list price $2762 per night
I was greeted off the ME at WL on a non club level stay. We got off the bus and a cm with an ipad was waiting for us. Checked us in in the chairs in that beautiful lobby. Best check in at disney by far.
Just back from first time at YC CL. As usual, there are pros and cons. (previous CL stays include Poly, CR, BWI, and GF RPC for comparison).
Loved the rooms with the hardwood floors. Room felt very new and clean. Liked the overall feel of the resort but it may be a bit dark for some.
Breakfast: was described as 'continental'. They would always have hard boiled eggs but they only had a crustless quiche (very good) one day. They put out some kind of cold cut each day (roast beef, ham, salami or turkey) but it just felt a little spartan. They also put out brie and goat cheese each morning. Bowls of individual cut up fruit and a daily choice of oatmeal or cheese grits. Danish, croissants, and bagels available.
Lunch time snacks: basic, sometimes bananas, but limited cheese and fruit compared to what you would see at Poly or GF. Chips, mini pitas and tomato pesto. Yogurt pretzels, goldfish, house chex mix. Not worth returning to resort unless you need a glass of wine.
Dinner: Some really good main dishes, and a soup every night. Mains included salmon and lentils, Buffalo chicken (our favorite), spiced pork with polenta, meatballs with marinara and pot roast with mash. The small dishes included on various nights: spiced shrimp cocktail, tomato and mozzarella, beef on toast, tuna poke in a cone. They had romaine hearts with ceasar dressing one night, and chicken nuggets alternated with mac and cheese. They provide big plates and servings are portioned on the larger side.
We loved the Edy's ice cream fridge. And btw they sell those Olaf bars in Epcot for $5.25 each
The CM vibe was weird here. Their desks are situated so that you have to pass them every time you enter the lounge. They would always stop whatever they were doing and I realized that I actually like to feel a little more anonymous rather than have CMs staring at me every time I went by. Lounge service was mixed: most CMs left plates sit for a very long time and no where to drop a used glass or dish. Also, they closed up shop early each night. One night all the cordials were gone by 9:45pm. We were met with a fairly combative CM who insisted they didn't carry Kahlua (we had just seen it there). When he finally agreed they had it, he said that it couldn't be served over ice and brought a very small cordial glass over to my husband. From then on he was Kahlua Man and we tried to avoid him. Another night they took the juices away at 9:20. My husband requested iced tea just after I had just seen CM wheel the stuff away. CM then tried making it from a tea bag and squeezing a lemon into it, then spilled the whole thing. Most of the CMs were friendly.
Loved the location with the boat dock right outside and first pick up and drop off on the buses. Overall we had a great time (the weather helped) and I would stay here again.
One thing that is new to us with this stay is that with each turndown service we receive a personalized ‘Guide To The Magic’ printout with our plans for the next day, the weather, and personalized tips based on our plans. So for instance we have Epcot FP for tomorrow and our tips are about Epcot rides and restaurants.
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