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natebenma

Beach Club Dee
Joined
Jul 19, 2008
Which Fantasy cruise were you on? We were on the Eastern that became a Western that left Oct. 7.
We were two ships that passed in the morning...

I was on the Sept 30-Oct 7 sailing. My first time on a Disney cruise. We were supposed to be on Sept 9-16 Eastern that was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

I haven't started to write the trip report yet, I'm going to be tacking it onto my Alaska cruise report (Carnival) that is almost completed.

:sail:
 

megs1313

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jun 17, 2010
Can I rent a microwave for our room at BC? I'm guessing this is a "no" but I'll have a baby with us that will need bottles warmed.
 
  • shoreward

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 25, 2014
    Can I rent a microwave for our room at BC? I'm guessing this is a "no" but I'll have a baby with us that will need bottles warmed.
    No, you can't rent one, but you can request a microwave for your room, provided at no cost, subject to availability. I would place the request immediately upon arrival at the BC.

    There also is a microwave available for guests' use in the first floor Beach Club Marketplace.
     

    megs1313

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 17, 2010
    No, you can't rent one, but you can request a microwave for your room, provided at no cost, subject to availability. I would place the request immediately upon arrival at the BC.

    There also is a microwave available for guests' use in the first floor Beach Club Marketplace.
    I had no idea! so either way, i should be alright! Thank you!
     

    gometros

    <font color=teal>WDWWDS Chief Weapons Inspector an
    Joined
    May 4, 2001
    We were two ships that passed in the morning...

    I was on the Sept 30-Oct 7 sailing. My first time on a Disney cruise. We were supposed to be on Sept 9-16 Eastern that was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

    I haven't started to write the trip report yet, I'm going to be tacking it onto my Alaska cruise report (Carnival) that is almost completed.

    :sail:
    I figured as much. I would have thought I'd have known if we were on the same cruise. Glad you were able to reschedule the cancelled one.
     

    patster734

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 4, 2004
    Please add us to the “Be Our Guest” list. We just switched from a BWI Standard View AP rate to a BC Lagoon/Pool View AP rate for Feb 10th to Feb 12th. We’ve stayed at YC a few times recently, but this will be a first for BC.
     
  • ITALIANNYC

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 6, 2007
    2 Adults in the process of booking a beach club studio villa for this summer!

    Hope its the right resort choice. Only other one we have stayed in is animal kingdom lodge, and we wanted something a little different and closer this time.

    I know the theming won't be anywhere near AKL but hopefully it feels Disney while there lol. It was this, the poly, or wilderness lodge, and we were scared wilderness lodge might remind us of animal kingdom lodge. The poly was more money.

    Is the room bigger then animal kingdom jambo studio? Also, what view do I ask for to actually have one, and possibly a full size balcony

    Thanks fellow Disney stars
     

    LindyWebb

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 15, 2013
    Arrived today. We landed at 8 and we were at BC by 9. We got an upgrade from SV to GV but it wasn't the best choice maybe. Our room was ready at 10 but we were already at Epcot! We didn't get into it until 4:30 anyway. It's just me and dd11 and ds 14 and the upgrade was a queen and a pull out couch. Not what we really wanted but we decided to keep it. Small balcony but very close to secret entrance Which means far from lobby. Decorations are amazing and the smell is heavenly. Kids had the pool practically to themselves tonight. All the lifeguards are in parkas and the Canadians are swimming! Looking forward to a great week!
     

    Kimberle

    WL Vet
    Joined
    Jul 11, 2003
    Back from the YC. Our stay was 12-16-23. Room 4241
    Good
    Beautiful resort, beautiful decorations
    quiet
    Friendly staff
    Room always made up when I returned (no towel animals, though I don't care about them anyway)
    New quick serv place is good for a snack or muffin
    I actually like the new room décor
    I could see both the Epcot and HS fireworks from my balcony (upper parts, which was still a lot)
    Giant TV
    I like the new Kcup coffee machines. Maid left lots of coffee and tea kcups each day.

    Not so good
    Beds way to high
    Toilet also to high
    My room was about 5 miles from the lobby. it was so far it wasn't even on the room signs
    I had no sofa or comfy chair, just 2 desk chairs
    Deck furniture to uncomfortable
    Quick serv place doesn't have much in the way of an actual meal. I had the ham & cheese hot sandwich once which was OK, but not much else appealed to me.
    I didn't like the long roof view before I saw my water view.

    Would I stay here again? Prob not. I would stay at the BC. It just seems closer to everything.

    Other
    The parks were crowded. I had my daily 3 FP's, plus a TS restaurant booked for each day. The rest, I just wondered around and did more "minor" rides. With the exception of Sorin, I didn't get in a line longer than 30 minutes. Most of them were much less. I was very happy just "puttsing" around. I also slept late and didn't to the parks until late morning.

    No rain!!!! For a summer traveler, I can't tell you how wonderful that was! The temps were around 80 every day. It did cool down at night, but not "cold".

    Saw Neil Patrick Harris for Candlelight. AMAZING!!! He was so "into it" and thrilled to be there! He was signing along with the chorus.

    Did the Christmas Party. Wasn't impressed. The ride lines were still very long. We were 8 deep on Main St for the first parade. Only 1 person checked to see my bracelet, and that was for a cookie! I did like the parade. But that is a lot of money to pay for a parade!

    Had the most amazing steak at Spice Road Table! I'd highly recommend this restaurant. Book a table around 8 and you can see Illuminations from your table. They do NOT rush you out.

    It was fun seeing all the Christmas decorations on the other guests. Almost everybody wore a Christmas "something".
     
  • Wood Nymph

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 19, 2012
    Is the room bigger then animal kingdom jambo studio? Also, what view do I ask for to actually have one, and possibly a full size balcony
    I would guess that you could find the dimensions of the studios on the Disney Vacation Club forum, but as far as I know, the BCV studios are larger than the Jambo studios. The BCV studios all have a regular balcony, so you don't have to request one. The BCV's don't have the best view. If you get a room facing the woods then you might get a view of Illuminations through the trees. The other views would be pool, courtyard and parking lot. I like to request a room close to the lobby elevators, for convenience.
     

    Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
    Joined
    May 1, 2009
    Thank you to everyone who listened to me complain and who provided advice about my brother's family's Christmas trip to Disney World. They got back on Thursday. It worked out well for them. Apparently they weren't bothered by the crowds. They managed to do a lot more rides than I had anticipated. They had an ADR for the Candlelight Processional Dining Package, so they got to do that. I paid for the Jingle Bell Jingle Bam holiday dessert party as a gift, because one of my nieces really wanted to do that (and I am The Best Aunt in the World). I have an Annual Pass, so I downloaded their Photopass photos. Some of those photos were just fantastic.

    I was afraid they would hate it because of the crowds, and it would ruin Disney World for them. Happily I was wrong.

    I asked my nieces if they preferred the Contemporary or the Beach Club. They said it really just matters which theme park you want to spend the most time at.

    I visited my parents in the nursing home on the 24th. I had planned to see the new Star Wars movie on the 25th, but it snowed. I had planned to see Pitch Perfect 3 today, but it snowed. I've had enough of winter already, and it's not even January!
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Thank you to everyone who listened to me complain and who provided advice about my brother's family's Christmas trip to Disney World. They got back on Thursday. It worked out well for them. Apparently they weren't bothered by the crowds. They managed to do a lot more rides than I had anticipated. They had an ADR for the Candlelight Processional Dining Package, so they got to do that. I paid for the Jingle Bell Jingle Bam holiday dessert party as a gift, because one of my nieces really wanted to do that (and I am The Best Aunt in the World). I have an Annual Pass, so I downloaded their Photopass photos. Some of those photos were just fantastic.

    I was afraid they would hate it because of the crowds, and it would ruin Disney World for them. Happily I was wrong.

    I asked my nieces if they preferred the Contemporary or the Beach Club. They said it really just matters which theme park you want to spend the most time at.

    I visited my parents in the nursing home on the 24th. I had planned to see the new Star Wars movie on the 25th, but it snowed. I had planned to see Pitch Perfect 3 today, but it snowed. I've had enough of winter already, and it's not even January!
    Thanks for reporting back about your family's experience. I'm glad they had a great time. Your advice and planning help must have had a lot to do with that.

    I'm with you on being ready for winter to be over!

    :cold:
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
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    Returned from our trip on Monday. We had a great time but we all missed the BC. We have decided that for our 2019 trip (pending Galaxy's Edge opening) we want to stay at either the BC or YC. We did stop by to visit and see the Christmas decorations, which made us miss it more, lol. We stayed at Coronado this past trip and while we loved the new rooms we much prefer the Epcot resort area and deluxe resorts for the multiple transportation choices. I know we are weird but we enjoy going more in the summer than when there is a chance it will be cool weather. We enjoy taking mid-day breaks at the pool and even full days at the pool, with the weather we had this past trip it was too cold for that. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the best thread ever.

    Edited to add: We had our first celebrity sighting this trip. We were on the same train as Mike Tyson and his family on Rockin' Roller Coaster. Only two seats back, lol. Walked out of the ride down the ramp with him. I didn't say anything as I didn't want to disrupt his family vacation but when we came out there were people every where taking his picture. Its kinda funny though cause we were just talking about him like 2 days before. Our daughter loves the henna and my husband jokingly said she should get one around her eye like Mike Tysons tattoo. She had no idea who he was so we showed her pictures.
    I'll pencil you in on the 2019 list, because it is never too early!

    That is really cool about your celebrity sighting.


    ::yes::


    Good Morning Everyone! Thank you to everyone who posts here and helped us have a fabulous Christmas trip and Yacht Club stay. We just got back yesterday from our second stay here and first stay since the refurb. This is now the perfect resort for us. Loved the location of course, the peaceful vibe, the very helpful cast members, the restaurants, and the room décor, design, and furnishings, and the lovely pool area!

    *snip*

    I can't wait to stay here again!
    :welcome: to posting on the thread. I love your avatar photo with the linked arms and magic bands.

    I'm glad you were able to find some helpful info here before your trip.

    Love your detailed review- may I add link it to the trip report section I have on Page 1 (Post 16)- I haven't been good about keeping that section up, but maybe I'll try to do a better job in 2018...

    :thumbsup2


    Please add us to the “Be Our Guest” list. We just switched from a BWI Standard View AP rate to a BC Lagoon/Pool View AP rate for Feb 10th to Feb 12th. We’ve stayed at YC a few times recently, but this will be a first for BC.
    :welcome: back!

    Will do!

    :cool1:


    Back from the YC. Our stay was 12-16-23. Room 4241


    *snip*
    Thanks for your comments!

    I would love to add your review to the trip report section.

    ::yes::
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    The renovation of all rooms at the Yacht Club has been completed as of Summer 2017- posting the following information for historical archives


    Condition of Yacht Club, 2016-

    With a refurb at the Yacht Club imminent, but no start date reported yet, there is a lot of concern about the condition of rooms at the resort. I will post some threads and reviews addressing this question:

    How are the rooms at the Yacht Club, Feb 2016

    YC Trip Advisor Reviews thread- Should I be concerned? by Crazyhorse
    Yacht Club Worn Out? by toodycat


    Recent reviews addressing condition
    louey, May 2016
    DSLRuser, March 2016

    pinktink88, Feb 2016
    YC review, Lollipop's Mom Jan 2016
    Shoreward Jan 2016
     
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    tarak

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 14, 2008
    Thank you to everyone who listened to me complain and who provided advice about my brother's family's Christmas trip to Disney World. They got back on Thursday. It worked out well for them. Apparently they weren't bothered by the crowds. They managed to do a lot more rides than I had anticipated. They had an ADR for the Candlelight Processional Dining Package, so they got to do that. I paid for the Jingle Bell Jingle Bam holiday dessert party as a gift, because one of my nieces really wanted to do that (and I am The Best Aunt in the World). I have an Annual Pass, so I downloaded their Photopass photos. Some of those photos were just fantastic.

    I was afraid they would hate it because of the crowds, and it would ruin Disney World for them. Happily I was wrong.

    I asked my nieces if they preferred the Contemporary or the Beach Club. They said it really just matters which theme park you want to spend the most time at.

    I visited my parents in the nursing home on the 24th. I had planned to see the new Star Wars movie on the 25th, but it snowed. I had planned to see Pitch Perfect 3 today, but it snowed. I've had enough of winter already, and it's not even January!
    I'm glad it worked out for them - and you are the Best Aunt for helping them plan things! I hear you on the weather. It hasn't snowed too much here, but the temps have been about twenty degrees cooler than usual - getting sick of temps in the teens.

    I wanted to pop in and wish everyone a healthy and happy new year! This is my favorite place to hang out on this board. :)
     

    Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
    Joined
    May 1, 2009
    I'm glad it worked out for them - and you are the Best Aunt for helping them plan things! I hear you on the weather. It hasn't snowed too much here, but the temps have been about twenty degrees cooler than usual - getting sick of temps in the teens.

    I wanted to pop in and wish everyone a healthy and happy new year! This is my favorite place to hang out on this board. :)
    Thank you!
     

    cocoabean1

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 22, 2007
    we have confirmed our dates for November- can you add the dates Nov 9-17 at the BC CL to the Be Our Guest list? We originally were going to stay at the YC, but after finding out that I would need a stool to get in and out of bed (hahaha) we decided to go back to the BC!

    Now to wait for discounts!

    thanks


    :rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow:
     

    TylerK

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Dec 29, 2017
    I have a studio booked for Feb. Would I be able to rent a cott or bring in an air mattress? My cousin and I would have to share a bed and we are both quite big guys so sharing a bed is not really an option.
     


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