Disney's YACHT & BEACH CLUB RESORTS Information & Questions Updated Info on Page 1 Post 1 & 13, 14

Scott MC

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I've made some great friends on this thread in particular, and most of y'all have my email, so feel free to keep in touch. Dee, thank you for all you do to make this arguably the most agreeable board on the "boards."
Have a very happy holiday season and a safe, happy, healthy 2018!

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MightyDuck001

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Does anyone there know if/when the yacht or beach is doing morning yoga? I saw a few resorts are offering it and would love to go when I get there on 1/2
 

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Good Morning, and an early happy holidays to everyone!

I'm going to be taking a long (maybe permanent) break from these boards as I disagree with some decisions that have been made by mods. I might peruse from time to time for information, but unless things change, I'm taking a very long break.
I've made some great friends on this thread in particular, and most of y'all have my email, so feel free to keep in touch. Dee, thank you for all you do to make this arguably the most agreeable board on the "boards."
Have a very happy holiday season and a safe, happy, healthy 2018!

XO
Sad to see you go, but I can understand.
 

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  • beesly

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    Does anyone there know if/when the yacht or beach is doing morning yoga? I saw a few resorts are offering it and would love to go when I get there on 1/2
    I would love that! Unfortunately it doesn't appear on the resort's recreation calendar like it does for the Contemporary (and maybe others?).
     

    anita46

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    Does anyone there know if/when the yacht or beach is doing morning yoga? I saw a few resorts are offering it and would love to go when I get there on 1/2
    Swan offered it around Easter...but didn't have it when we were there this Fall. Would love to join too.
     

    Simba's Girl

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    Good Morning, and an early happy holidays to everyone!

    I'm going to be taking a long (maybe permanent) break from these boards as I disagree with some decisions that have been made by mods. I might peruse from time to time for information, but unless things change, I'm taking a very long break.
    I've made some great friends on this thread in particular, and most of y'all have my email, so feel free to keep in touch. Dee, thank you for all you do to make this arguably the most agreeable board on the "boards."
    Have a very happy holiday season and a safe, happy, healthy 2018!

    XO
    I had a run in on FB the other day with a mod...so I get it. Happy New Year and hope to see you back after your break!
     

    natebenma

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    Page 1114

    Catching up...


    Out at the bus stop in front of the YC at 7:05am to catch the AK bus to transfer to AKL for an 8:35am breakfast at Boma. AK had early hours this morning. Bus didn't show until 7:25am but made it to the park in time for those doing rope drop (had to load an electric cart at the YC). We got our AKL transfer around 8:05am and made it in time for our breakfast reservation.
    Katesdad
    Thanks for this information about the morning buses. It is hard to get a straight answer about early morning travel. I will add ^^^ to the post about my experience.

    ::yes::



    Just got back from a 3 night trip CL. Our room was 5149, view of lake and fireworks. Which was nice so we could stay in room where it was warm to view them. Our room was a handicap room 2 queens which were very low to the floor. No space for luggage. Regular tub with some grab bars and bathroom was one large space. No separation from bathtub and sinks. It was a great location.
    Thank you so much for this information. I will add your description to the Room View thread. Any chance you have a picture of your view from the room? If you do, could you either post it here or email to me at beachclubdee at yahoo?

    Thanks!

    :thumbsup2


    Just got back from a 7 night trip, 12/2 - 12/9. Stayed all 7 nights at the Yacht Club. Paid for a garden view room, and did online check-in 1 day before arriving. Requested an upper floor first, and, hoping for some magic, requested water view second. Sure enough, Disney Magic delivered. According to Touring Plans, looks like there a few garden view rooms with water views. We ended up with room 2025, with a great view of the water and Epcot fireworks. Quite a haul to the lobby but other than that, great room and time at YC.

    :welcome: to posting on this thread.

    Thank you so much for the description and picture!

    What was the bedding in this room? Two Queen Beds? Daybed or no?

    I'll add this to the YC Room View thread.

    :goodvibes
     
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  • natebenma

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    I just booked September 8-12 at YC CL waterview with the bounceback offer. Following that with 3 nights at GF RPC. You only have a 40th anniversary once, so we’re doing it up right!! :cool1:
    I'll add you to the list.

    :woohoo:



    Hey YC & BC friends. Just got back last night & wanted to share a couple things. Although I wasn't at YC or BC this trip I did make a couple trips over to visit with my CM friends at Crews Cup & the new Ale & Compass lounge. The new lounge looks great, but the bar is hidden behind a wall. If you don't know it's there or to look for it you wouldn't know & I think that is hurting the CMs. If you like a glass of wine or cocktail please do make the effort to visit the actual bar if you can. Also, although they're not advertising it you can get the full menu from A&C restaurant at the bar I was told. I didn't order from that menu, but I did try the parker house rolls & dips. Very good.

    New menu at the Crews Cup lounge actually looks quite nice and keep this on the down low because they are also not advertising this, but you can still get the truffle fries if you ask. :woohoo:

    Looking forward to our NYE trip two weeks from today. I hope the weather is warmer. I froze my butt off Sunday night at MVMCP & again at the DVC event at Epcot Monday night.

    Oh & I met Kurt Russell at the DVC wine tasting event on Sunday. What a nice guy! Got a great photo with him. Looks like we've been friends for years! :rotfl:
    Thanks so much for the info on the Crews Cup and the Ale & Compass lounge. Very helpful!

    And congrats on your new friend!

    :goodvibes


    The Beach Club carousel is gorgeous. The lighting is bad for pictures, but I did my best.
    The Yacht Club has an amazing Christmas train display.
    Thank you so much for the beautiful and detailed set of pictures!

    I have never seen the resort decorations in person, but I am blown away by the talented craftspeople who prepare these displays.


    :santa:


    Debating between garden view room at BC and deluxe studio in the BC villas. Thoughts? Views? Differences in location/walking distances to pool/Epcot? First time staying at the BC. Any input appreciated :)
    :welcome: to the thread and posting on the DIS!

    When is your trip planned for?

    Hopefully you have received some helpful advice in comparing the two room types. I think I have additional info on Page 1, Post 16 with past opinions and comparisons of the resort vs. villa rooms.

    :cool1:


    Waiting at MCO for our plane to go to Providence, delayed 4 hours! Wonderful end to a vacation. I'm going back with a sinus infection and no voice! The cast members could not be more helpful with all my issues, especially David at the CL desk! We'll be back in November, of course no Bounce back offer available for that time!
    Sorry to hear about the issues you had on the trip. I'm glad you were satisfied with the response from David and others.

    I'll make sure you are on the November list.

    :)


    Can anybody give a rough estimate on room availability at Beach Club during Food and Wine? How quickly does it book up? We booked a stay at AKL for late September 2018 using a bounce back but now I wish we had done BC for the easy walk to Epcot. I know we can’t switch and keep the bounce back but I’m hesitant to lose the discount and book something full price right now(and hope to use a discount later on).

    Thank you so much for your speedy and very helpful responses! I called this morning and was able to switch our reservation to Yacht Club. We looked at Beach as well, but Yacht was about $500 less so we went with that. No matter - stayed in both in the past and loved both! Haven't been in quite some time so I'm definitely counting down the days. Also counting down to Stormalong Bay; definitely expecting to make use of the pool in September lol.

    Edit - I guess I can get added to the Be Our Guest post. Will be there 9/22-9/29 2018!
    :welcome: to the thread!

    I'm so glad you were able to book a stay at the Yacht Club. It is SOOOOOO convenient for Food & Wine.

    I'll add you to the list.


    :cool2:
     

    MuppetFan418

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    Waiting at MCO for our plane to go to Providence, delayed 4 hours! Wonderful end to a vacation. I'm going back with a sinus infection and no voice! The cast members could not be more helpful with all my issues, especially David at the CL desk! We'll be back in November, of course no Bounce back offer available for that time!
    We flew back to PVD just 2 days before you--our flight (JetBlue 476, IIRC) was delayed as well but only by about an hour. Like you, we (all 8 people in my travel party) returned home from the BC with unanticipated souvenirs--nasty sinus and ear infections--my left ear is STILL blocked! Unlike you, our next trip to WDW is likely a few years away. :sad:
    Merry Christmas, fellow Southern New Englander!
     

    bluecastle

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    Hi guys! It's been a long time since I have posted. Once we decided on the BWV for our October trip, I spent most of my DIS time on that thread and also learning as much as I could about all the new things, especially Pandora.
    Anyhow, we all loved Food and Wine. Then we talked about when the 4 of us would go back, probably 2021, both to save money for it and to ensure there would be lots of new things to do. Meanwhile, my DD told me she can't wait that long! She wants a mom/daughter trip!! I am very excited because even though our DHs like going, they are not as fanatical as we are. :)
    So, target date: 2019, (still need time to save up), with our goal being to bridge the end of F&W and beginning of Christmas.
    Where to stay: originally S/D, but neither of us really want to stay there. Then I thought we should stay at a moderate since we will be flying. (we usually drive) When I mentioned that plan to my DH, he said having only bus transportation would not be good for me and my rented scooter. ( btw, scooter worked out great for our trips to Epcot- I walked in the other parks) Anyhow, to make a long story short (too late!) my DD and I want to stay at the BC!! I already figured out my 455 days out date to call and make our room only reservation. :) The last time we stayed there she was 5 years old!! (she's 31)
    I am very happy to be following this thread again. We all enjoyed the BWV, but we didn't love it. I can't explain why. We visited our favorite WL while we were there and we knew that we would never feel the same way about the BW. I'm hoping that during our 2021 trip we will be staying at Copper Creek!
    Anyhow, just wanted to say hi and Happy Holidays, and I am looking forward to hanging out here. As of the end of June I will be retiring and will really be able to spend more time here!
    Sorry to see Scott MC go. I have always enjoyed his posts. I must not be following any of the threads that have had moderator problems. I haven't noticed any changes.
    Also, how is Teena doing? (Corrected spelling. I knew "Tina" didn't look right!)
    Thanks for reading my rambling!!
     
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  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    Hi guys! It's been a long time since I have posted. Once we decided on the BWV for our October trip, I spent most of my DIS time on that thread and also learning as much as I could about all the new things, especially Pandora.
    Anyhow, we all loved Food and Wine. Then we talked about when the 4 of us would go back, probably 2021, both to save money for it and to ensure there would be lots of new things to do. Meanwhile, my DD told me she can't wait that long! She wants a mom/daughter trip!! I am very excited because even though our DHs like going, they are not as fanatical as we are. :)
    So, target date: 2019, (still need time to save up), with our goal being to bridge the end of F&W and beginning of Christmas.
    Where to stay: originally S/D, but neither of us really want to stay there. Then I thought we should stay at a moderate since we will be flying. (we usually drive) When I mentioned that plan to my DH, he said having only bus transportation would not be good for me and my rented scooter. ( btw, scooter worked out great for our trips to Epcot- I walked in the other parks) Anyhow, to make a long story short (too late!) my DD and I want to stay at the BC!! I already figured out my 455 days out date to call and make our room only reservation. :) The last time we stayed there she was 5 years old!! (she's 31)
    I am very happy to be following this thread again. We all enjoyed the BWV, but we didn't love it. I can't explain why. We visited our favorite WL while we were there and we knew that we would never feel the same way about the BW. I'm hoping that during our 2021 trip we will be staying at Copper Creek!
    Anyhow, just wanted to say hi and Happy Holidays, and I am looking forward to hanging out here. As of the end of June I will be retiring and will really be able to spend more time here!
    Sorry to see Scott MC go. I have always enjoyed his posts. I must not be following any of the threads that have had moderator problems. I haven't noticed any changes.
    Also, how is Tina doing?
    Thanks for reading my rambling!!
    :wave2:

    Great to hear from you and I'm excited to hear you will be hanging out here while planning an upcoming trip!

    I do have a list for 2019 going- want me to pencil you in???

    Thanks so much for asking about Teena. I was actually going to post an update about her and her most recent trip today when I have a chance.

    :goodvibes
     

    natebenma

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    For those of you who have asked about @TeenaS here is a quick update about what she has been up to recently.

    Today is her birthday, so if you happen to see this Teena, know that lots of good wishes are being sent your way!!!

    :bday::cake:

    She is very busy out in Vegas with her daughter and granddaughter, helping out in the school where Jeanne teaches.

    She misses Florida, and Disney, and the Beach Club terribly, but tries to get back to the World as much as she can.

    I was able to cruise with her on the Fantasy in early October and then we had overlapping trips to WDW in October.


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    Teena and her family visited Aulani for the first time earlier this month. The verdict- They LOVED it!!!

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    Lilly Stitch statue.jpg


    Teena and Lilly.jpg

    :beach:


    Teena has some upcoming trips to WDW with Lilly- early January, mid February and mid-March, I believe, so if anyone is there around those times, Be On the Look Out!
     

    natebenma

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    Good Morning, and an early happy holidays to everyone!

    I'm going to be taking a long (maybe permanent) break from these boards as I disagree with some decisions that have been made by mods. I might peruse from time to time for information, but unless things change, I'm taking a very long break.
    I've made some great friends on this thread in particular, and most of y'all have my email, so feel free to keep in touch. Dee, thank you for all you do to make this arguably the most agreeable board on the "boards."
    Have a very happy holiday season and a safe, happy, healthy 2018!

    XO

    Sorry to hear that Scott, but totally understand! Ain't nobody got time for negativity!

    Glad I can keep in touch with you IRL!

    Wishing you a most magical 2018!

    :hug:


    Does anyone there know if/when the yacht or beach is doing morning yoga? I saw a few resorts are offering it and would love to go when I get there on 1/2
    :welcome: to the thread.

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list we keep on Page 1, Post 15. Which resort: BC/YC or BCV?

    As others have indicated, so far we have not seen yoga offered here. Activities calendar for January won't be available until the very end of December or first of January.

    I believe that you would be able to take part in any offerings at nearby resorts although that is certainly not as convenient as it would be to have yoga available right there at the beach.

    :cool1:
     

    bluecastle

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    :wave2:

    Great to hear from you and I'm excited to hear you will be hanging out here while planning an upcoming trip!

    I do have a list for 2019 going- want me to pencil you in???

    Thanks so much for asking about Teena. I was actually going to post an update about her and her most recent trip today when I have a chance.

    :goodvibes
    Thanks! I would love to have our mom daughter trip penciled in. Since we don't have exact dates yet, I would just say November 2019.
    Love the pictures! Looks like I arrived just in time to celebrate Teena's birthday!
    :tink:
    Happy Birthday, Teena!
     

    shoreward

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    New Convention Center update:

    Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center Expansion Milestone


    See how Cast Members took part in a Disney tradition by adding their names to a piece of Disney history
    December 22, 2017




    We’re thrilled to share a historic moment captured behind-the-scenes during the expansion of Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center at Walt Disney World Resort. Disney Cast Members celebrated a major construction milestone with the signing of a support beam which was then lifted into the sky towards the new convention area structure.




    “We are proud to be a part of this Disney tradition today and to celebrate the progress of this exciting new development,” said Morgan Palfreyman, Lead Project Manager. “This project has been a long time in the making. The next steps are putting the roof on so our team can work on the exterior finishes and interior finishes simultaneously.”




    The 28,000-square-foot expansion of the convention center at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts will bring the total amount of flexible meeting and event space at this popular resort location to 100,000 square feet. The new convention area will boast a 16,000 square-foot ballroom that can be divided into eight dynamic breakout spaces. The expansion will also include three pre-function areas and two distinct gathering rotundas providing unique networking spaces for attendees to relax and reconnect.



    “We look forward to seeing this project’s progression and The Walt Disney Company’s vision come to life for the future of meeting and convention attendees who meet in this new space,” said Project Manager Chad Schroeder.


    The new convention center area at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts is set to open in 2018.
     
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    Miked0292

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    New Convention Center update:

    Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center Expansion Milestone Celebrated at Walt Disney World Resort
    See how Cast Members took part in a Disney tradition by adding their names to a piece of Disney history

    December 22, 2017




    We’re thrilled to share a historic moment captured behind-the-scenes during the expansion of Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center at Walt Disney World Resort. Disney Cast Members celebrated a major construction milestone with the signing of a support beam which was then lifted into the sky towards the new convention area structure.




    “We are proud to be a part of this Disney tradition today and to celebrate the progress of this exciting new development,” said Morgan Palfreyman, Lead Project Manager. “This project has been a long time in the making. The next steps are putting the roof on so our team can work on the exterior finishes and interior finishes simultaneously.”




    The 28,000-square-foot expansion of the convention center at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts will bring the total amount of flexible meeting and event space at this popular resort location to 100,000 square feet. The new convention area will boast a 16,000 square-foot ballroom that can be divided into eight dynamic breakout spaces. The expansion will also include three pre-function areas and two distinct gathering rotundas providing unique networking spaces for attendees to relax and reconnect.



    “We look forward to seeing this project’s progression and The Walt Disney Company’s vision come to life for the future of meeting and convention attendees who meet in this new space,” said Project Manager Chad Schroeder.


    The new convention center area at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts is set to open in 2018.
    Coming from the Construction industry here, but this is what they call the topping off, it is most likely the last piece of steel to go in and if you ae on site that day you sign the beam, or whatever then after it is installed there is normally a lunch paid for by the general contractor
     

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