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Jgeauxmo

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I'm 18 days out and super excited! This is our first deluxe trip. We are staying at Yacht club. Has the AC issue been resolved? Any other packing tips from people who have been recently? I'm hoping the weather will stay warm so we can enjoy SAB because i know my three year old will love it.
 

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
Joined
Jul 19, 2008
Page 1086-1087

Just got back from a 5 night stay at YC, we were room 2114 which was the second floor front corner room. There are 5 of us so we had 2 queens and a couch/daybed.

The 'TV' side of the room had 2 windows on it which was nice but the downside was that corner was right near maintenance and I could frequently hear them early in the morning. Not enough for me to complain though.

I am pretty sure that corner room might be 1' or so wider than normal rooms based on the pictures. There was a lot of space between the beds and the dressers.

I really liked the renovated rooms but that flooring can get annoying with the sand and everything else you track in your room. I noticed my feet were black from dirt and the only time I didn't wear shoes was in the room.

No dogs to be seen in the resort. Saw a few service dogs outside and around the boardwalk but I expect that anywhere.

I found the YC market to be a bit lacking in options compared to BC. Multiple times I walked over to the BC market for items like: Mickey Waffles, Bottle of Wine/alcohol(YC doesn't have full white bottles), better snack selection, etc. With that said YC had some higher end food choices like a Cheese platter and a charcuterie platter. YC also had 'action stations' each night with a different food item prepared.

It was pretty cold when we were there and interestingly on the chilly days there were no wristband checks at SAB. When it was nicer, they were checking.

All in all, our second trip to Disney in 8 months. We did an easter trip for 7 days at Contemporary. While I loved the walk to MK from Cont. I think I actually like YC better. The pool, the location to Epcot and Hollywood, the boardwalk, all combined make it a great spot for us and our kids.

Oh yeah, I also took about 8 minnie vans, so if you have questions on that, I am well versed on them.
:welcome: to posting on the thread!

Thank you so much for sharing your review and experiences from your trip.

Do you have any pictures of the view from your room?

:goodvibes



Please add us to March 5-11, 2018. Decided at the last minute, as an AP holder, to see what the discounts were like for Spring. We've never been for the Flower and Garden, if anyone wants to share their experiences, that would be great. Also taking a chance on this"Deluxe Room, Club level" category at the yacht club. Again, anyone with experience with this room category, please share. Pix would be great!
Will do!

We have very little info about the YC Deluxe Rooms :(

I would love if someone has pictures to share!

:cool1:


hi all!

Just wanted to say we are on our last day at Polynesian, and while we liked it here, we missed our normal stay with Beach/Yacht TREMENDOUSLY! The ease of Epcot, the beauty of the hotels is just too hard to top.

Will talk to you in 2020!
:welcome: to posting on the thread about your feelings about the Beach/Yacht Club.

And WHAT?!? You are disappearing for 2 years?

Feel free to hang around with us until your next trip.

:thumbsup2
 

shoreward

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jun 25, 2014
I just received a Disney Resorts survey for recent YC stay. The survey had the usual questions about the guest experience, but also had a new question, this time. The survey wanted to know if I:

  • Brought a service animal with me during my stay
  • Brought a dog with me (not a service animal)
  • Neither of the above
 
  • holden

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 21, 2005
    Room 3622 was a very pleasant stay at BC. Good housekeeping, relatively quiet area near elevators, and close to the lobby. There was some noise in the morning from the outside eating area (near Marketplace), but I guess that’s to be expected. All in all, we had a nice stay.
     
  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Page 1088-1089

    Hello - quick and weird question. We usually rent points to stay at Boardwalk and are currently looking at that option for late January but I'm guessing not much will be available. While scrolling through AP rates in late January I came across the Yacht Club for $277. Compared to other Epcot resorts this was half the price or more than half. Is this a normal AP rate? Am I missing something big? Is there major refurb going on? Thanks for any info! Never stayed at the Yacht Club but very tempted now.
    :welcome: to the thread!

    I'm not sure why the rate you got is significantly lower than others in the area. Room refurbs at the Yacht Club were completed this fall. Lobby restaurant and spaces remodeling are nearing completion and should be done by the end of the year. I'm not aware of anything major on the horizon.

    Did you jump on the rate and book?

    :goodvibes



    Can someone please tell me where exactly on the 5th floor is the Stone Harbor Club? I'm sending in my room request and would like to be close to the concierge room, but I don't know where it is!
    :welcome:

    When is your trip?

    Here is a detailed map showing the layout of rooms.

    Beach Club Room Layout

    :thumbsup2


    Just got back from a 7-day stay at Beach Club Villas in a studio room on the 3rd floor. It was our first time staying there and it definitely won’t be our last. We absolutely LOVED Beach Club - it’s a beautiful resort, the CMs were wonderful, the pool was great, and we loved being able to walk to Epcot and Boardwalk area and boat to HS.

    As much as I would love to try another resort, I can definitely see us staying here again for our next trip. I’m an official BC lover!
    Another convert! So glad to hear you loved the resort.

    :woohoo:


    We got back from our wonderful girls only trip four weeks ago after which I promptly started a new job so I've been a very lax DIS boards contributor! It was my second stay at the Yacht Club (third stay in the Y&B resort) and my Mum's first stay. Although we worked out my 8th visit and my Mum's 9th :D We had a lovely stay and I am going to be starting a full trip report either tonight or tomorrow but I thought I would do a quick brief on YC here!



    If anybody is interested in more of our trip I've started a trip report here.
    Thank you so much for your detailed review and link to your trip report. I'll check it out when (if) I ever get caught up...

    ::yes::



    I know others answered your question but I wanted to add that we used our AAA discount when renting them. I think they said there were a few other discounts available, but I don't remember what they were. Always ready to save a few bucks!

    ~Cari~ pluto:
    Thanks for the tip!!! I'll add the info to the Page 1, Post 5 posting about the marina.

    :thanks:
     
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    Shellyb84

    DIS Veteran
    DVC Gold
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    It's official! I just booked our split stay for next summer, 4 nights POFQ (June 18-21), 1 night GF (June 22), and 8 glorious nights at BC from June 23-July 1 :yay:. 221 days to go...

    The first 4 nights are subject to change once the AP discounts come out - I'm really wanting to go back to AKL but it depends on what kind of deal we can get.
     
  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Page 1090-1093

    Long time reader. First time poster to this thread.
    We will be at BC from December 1-9!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :welcome: to posting on the thread!!!

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list we keep on Page 1, Post 15

    :cool1:
    You can add us January 27-29 YC. :dogdance: The Disney Visa code was so good I just had to add a couple days to our trip. :D
    Will do!!!

    :woohoo:


    Ok Dee,
    We've finally picked Honeymoon dates and places! I still hate the dog policy, but have received enough reassurance about it that we're comfortable booking part of hour Honeymoon at YC! We're staying there currently from 8/23-8/27 after 8/16-23 at the GF. We'll keep an eye on how the dog situation is going and potentially adjust accordingly, but it's nice to check something else off the wedding "to do" list!
    Congrats, my friends!

    I'll add your trip to the list.

    :love2:

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    :offtopic:

    @YCFAN

    Reporting on elder abuse...

    We recently moved my dad into a senior housing apartment. Thought of you the other day when I went into one of the community rooms. Look where Capt. Salty is spending his retirement years after being removed from the YC walls during the recent renovation...

    IMG_2194[1].JPG

    :sail:


    We also always wipe down the remote, phone, door knobs and other "much touched" areas with a clorox wipe as soon as we enter the room - the wipe came away pretty dirty, so, you might want to think about bringing some of them along. (We always bring them the plane to wipe down the trays, armrests, etc.)

    I am another one who wipes down those things in the room before I touch them :rolleyes1I do the light switches on the walls too and also carry the wipes on the plane :thumbsup2 Nice to meet so many other germ avoidance people ::yes::
    ^^^ I always bring a pack of wipes on board the plane with me (although I almost always forget to use them)

    On a recent flight, on the way to the Fantasy Cruise, my pack of wipes was flagged for extra scrutiny, along with the Tasty Cakes I had brought as a gift to Teena.

    :sad2:


    I have just changed my reservations, April 8 - 14th to YC. My DH has never stayed at a deluxe as he loves POFQ. Since it will just be the two of us and we have never been during Flower and Garden, I thought I would surprise him!

    Natebenma, your thread is well done, Thanks!!
    :welcome: and thanks so much for the kind words!

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list.

    :cool2:

    I'm 18 days out and super excited! This is our first deluxe trip. We are staying at Yacht club. Has the AC issue been resolved? Any other packing tips from people who have been recently? I'm hoping the weather will stay warm so we can enjoy SAB because i know my three year old will love it.
    Are you concerned about temps that are too hot or too cold in the room? Recent reports are that the AC is working fine- sufficiently chilly.

    :cold:


    Room 3622 was a very pleasant stay at BC. Good housekeeping, relatively quiet area near elevators, and close to the lobby. There was some noise in the morning from the outside eating area (near Marketplace), but I guess that’s to be expected. All in all, we had a nice stay.
    :welcome: to the thread.

    So glad to hear you had a great stay.

    Do you happen to have any room view pix?

    ::yes::

    YAY!

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list for January.

    :cheer2:

    It's official! I just booked our split stay for next summer, 4 nights POFQ (June 18-21), 1 night GF (June 22), and 8 glorious nights at BC from June 23-July 1 :yay:. 221 days to go...

    The first 4 nights are subject to change once the AP discounts come out - I'm really wanting to go back to AKL but it depends on what kind of deal we can get.
    I'll add your trip to the list.

    :woohoo:
     
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    holden

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 21, 2005
    I didn’t take any room view pics. Sorry.

    We had a Juliet balcony and a view of a courtyard (room 3622). The same courtyard you are when you eat outside The Marketplace.
     

    jlundeen

    Mickey Fanatic
    Joined
    Mar 6, 2011
    It's official! I just booked our split stay for next summer, 4 nights POFQ (June 18-21), 1 night GF (June 22), and 8 glorious nights at BC from June 23-July 1 :yay:. 221 days to go...

    The first 4 nights are subject to change once the AP discounts come out - I'm really wanting to go back to AKL but it depends on what kind of deal we can get.
    Since POFQ is under refurbishment, there has been little if any discounts available in the Special Offers, including the current AP Spring offer. Maybe it will open up for you for June...
     

    Shellyb84

    DIS Veteran
    DVC Gold
    Joined
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    Since POFQ is under refurbishment, there has been little if any discounts available in the Special Offers, including the current AP Spring offer. Maybe it will open up for you for June...
    I got a 20% discount for POFQ through my TA, so not too bad. She didn't have a discount for AKL next June though, so I'm waiting to see about the AP offer there and then I might switch to AKL. The AP discount last June was actually better than the agency exclusive so I'm hopeful.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
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