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SL6827

Them, loving the lake. Me- not so much!
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There's also a great shady area on the BC side where the slide ends. We've never had a problem getting a shaded spot and have always stayed when the hotel is at capacity :)
Thanks for the tip. Was there a few years back but couldn't remember that well about the shady areas. Plus when we went last time we did the parks, not happening this time. We will spending a great deal of our time at the pool.
 

goofynut41

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Thanks for the tip. Was there a few years back but couldn't remember that well about the shady areas. Plus when we went last time we did the parks, not happening this time. We will spending a great deal of our time at the pool.
Yes thanks for the tip cause i will be spending a lot of time at the pool because of my recent surgery, this is gonna be a relaxing vacation...
 

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  • cindernat

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    Does anyone know whether you could pick up your Magic Bands the day before check in (I guess this is not a specific BCV question but that is where we are staying) - we are international guests so our MBs can't be sent out to us. Would love to have it organised as our check in day is our first day in the park so would prefer to be able to go straight to Magic Kingdom. Would it be something I could call ahead to arrange? Thanks!
     

    mlittig

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    SAME! I think I remember you being from MA too? we're in Danvers, but so ready to be a Southern Belle if this weather keeps up :goodvibes
    Another Massachusetts girl here, I'm from Pepperell just south of Nashua, NH :goodvibes The meteorologists are now saying most of the area will be getting another 12 to 18 inches from late Monday through most of Tuesday :eek: Stay safe everyone :wave2:
     

    Crazyhorse

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    Just returned from YC. 6 nights in a Deluxe room, club level. Room 4201. The rehabbed rooms are amazing. I want that double shower head in my bathroom! Very clean, though I did miss the ceiling fan. Mousekeeping was awesome. I called for robes and slippers and they were delivered within 30 minutes...I also requested that the room be cleaned before noon every day and it was. Had evening turn down service 2 out of the 6 nights. The club level lounge does seem to be a little small for the amount of people using it. I didn't like that we had to request liquor v.s. self serve, exception being evening cordials. We were at the BWI Club level in December and they had beer in the fridge every afternoon/evening. Wine was self serve too, wonder why the YC doesn't do it the same way. The club staff were certainly kept busy, making it hard to catch an eye to request a beer or glass of wine. I did see that certain foods that went quickly didn't get replaced quickly. We were fortunate enough to be able to grab one of the two outside balcony tables several times to enjoy the sun.

    I think we're gonna move back to the BWI for our December trip. It's gonna be hard to go back to carpeting and the dreaded smelly shower curtain but the club level lounge just kicks butt over the YC. All and all, loved the YC/BC pool for people watching and Hurricane Hannah's is always a fun place to hang out. Tried many Flower and Garden booths, food was pretty good but the crazy price for the small beers kinda turned me off. Couldn't wait to get to Great Britain and Germany for a full size beer!

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    JennLTX

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    We check in for our Disney wedding THIS THURSDAY! I can’t believe it’s already here. We’ve never stayed at YC/BC, so this will be our first time. I’m just as excited for the hotel stay as I am for the wedding I think! :laughing: Can’t wait to post an update when it’s all said and done!
    PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!!! :cool1:

    Seriously, would LOVE to see any of your wedding that you'd be willing to share!!!
     
  • eeyoreland

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    Got back just a little over a week ago from a wonderful 4-night stay at the BC. We booked a standard room and my concerns of rooftop views went quickly out the window. We were in room 2579 and if that was a standard view, I'd take it any day, however I do wonder if we were upgraded. There was a rather large bush in front of the balcony (full), but immediately to the left was the volleyball court and a wonderful view of the boardwalk and Crescent Lake. I didn't spend a lot of time on the balcony, but for the time I did spend, it was a lovely view. I was surprised by the nice selection of shampoo, etc. Larger containers than in the past, although not as many refills were provided :-). Not a complaint, just an observation. Any questions, please ask!!!
     

    shoreward

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    Got back just a little over a week ago from a wonderful 4-night stay at the BC. We booked a standard room and my concerns of rooftop views went quickly out the window. We were in room 2579 and if that was a standard view, I'd take it any day, however I do wonder if we were upgraded. There was a rather large bush in front of the balcony (full), but immediately to the left was the volleyball court and a wonderful view of the boardwalk and Crescent Lake. I didn't spend a lot of time on the balcony, but for the time I did spend, it was a lovely view.
    You received an upgrade to Garden/Woods View!

    Rooms overlooking the volleyball courtyard are often requested for garden/woods view reservations.
     
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  • jpalasky

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    Another Massachusetts girl here, I'm from Pepperell just south of Nashua, NH :goodvibes The meteorologists are now saying most of the area will be getting another 12 to 18 inches from late Monday through most of Tuesday :eek: Stay safe everyone :wave2:
    I am just outside of Philly. Looks like we are missing it except for rain/snow mix. I am over this, three storms in less then two weeks. Good Luck!!
     

    jpalasky

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    Just returned from YC. 6 nights in a Deluxe room, club level. Room 4201. The rehabbed rooms are amazing. I want that double shower head in my bathroom! Very clean, though I did miss the ceiling fan. Mousekeeping was awesome. I called for robes and slippers and they were delivered within 30 minutes...I also requested that the room be cleaned before noon every day and it was. Had evening turn down service 2 out of the 6 nights. The club level lounge does seem to be a little small for the amount of people using it. I didn't like that we had to request liquor v.s. self serve, exception being evening cordials. We were at the BWI Club level in December and they had beer in the fridge every afternoon/evening. Wine was self serve too, wonder why the YC doesn't do it the same way. The club staff were certainly kept busy, making it hard to catch an eye to request a beer or glass of wine. I did see that certain foods that went quickly didn't get replaced quickly. We were fortunate enough to be able to grab one of the two outside balcony tables several times to enjoy the sun.

    I think we're gonna move back to the BWI for our December trip. It's gonna be hard to go back to carpeting and the dreaded smelly shower curtain but the club level lounge just kicks butt over the YC. All and all, loved the YC/BC pool for people watching and Hurricane Hannah's is always a fun place to hang out. Tried many Flower and Garden booths, food was pretty good but the crazy price for the small beers kinda turned me off. Couldn't wait to get to Great Britain and Germany for a full size beer!

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    We are headed there in May. Can I ask what was served in the evenings? Hot/cold apps
     

    Amy M

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    Don’t know if anyone on this thread would know the answer to this, but I thought I would try here first. I have been doing some research on the fireworks cruise that leaves out of the yacht club to watch illuminations. Has anyone had any experience with that? If so, is it worth the money, or is it just as good to walk over by the international gateway and watch from there? This will be our first stay at BC, so I actually don’t even know if it is possible to watch from the international gateway either. I am looking into something special to do on our first night and this seemed like something to look into.
     

    shoreward

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    Don’t know if anyone on this thread would know the answer to this, but I thought I would try here first. I have been doing some research on the fireworks cruise that leaves out of the yacht club to watch illuminations. Has anyone had any experience with that? If so, is it worth the money, or is it just as good to walk over by the international gateway and watch from there? This will be our first stay at BC, so I actually don’t even know if it is possible to watch from the international gateway either. I am looking into something special to do on our first night and this seemed like something to look into.
    If you don't mind staking out your spot about one hour before Illuminations starts, find a place on the bridge just to your right, after entering EPCOT from the International Gateway. When standing on the bridge, above the canal entrance, you will see the fireworks cruise boats park right below you, starting about 10-15 before showtime. There are usually quite a few that pull up there.

    Basically, watching from the bridge is the same view, at no extra cost! The major difference is that guests on the boats can sit and enjoy their snacks, while watching the show.

    The time when it might be worth booking the cruise would be during those super busy, peak crowd times, such as Spring Break, Winter Break, or on holidays.

    If you don't want the extra expense for the cruise, there should not be any problem finding a good spot; anywhere on the bridge will give you a good view.
     

    Amy M

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    If you don't mind staking out your spot about one hour before Illuminations starts, find a place on the bridge just to your right, after entering EPCOT from the International Gateway. When standing on the bridge, above the canal entrance, you will see the fireworks cruise boats park right below you, starting about 10-15 before showtime. There are usually quite a few that pull up there.

    Basically, watching from the bridge is the same view, at no extra cost! The major difference is that guests on the boats can sit and enjoy their snacks, while watching the show.

    The time when it might be worth booking the cruise would be during those super busy, peak crowd times, such as Spring Break, Winter Break, or on holidays.

    If you don't want the extra expense for the cruise, there should not be any problem finding a good spot; anywhere on the bridge will give you a good view.
    Thanks for the info!!!
     

    natebenma

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    Don’t know if anyone on this thread would know the answer to this, but I thought I would try here first. I have been doing some research on the fireworks cruise that leaves out of the yacht club to watch illuminations. Has anyone had any experience with that? If so, is it worth the money, or is it just as good to walk over by the international gateway and watch from there? This will be our first stay at BC, so I actually don’t even know if it is possible to watch from the international gateway either. I am looking into something special to do on our first night and this seemed like something to look into.
    There are a couple of descriptions/reviews from guests who have done the Illuminations cruise on Page 1, Post 5 of this thread (look for the Marina info to find the links).

    Simple snacks are provided as part of the price of the cruise. You can bring aboard food for the show if you wish.

    I will often watch the show from the bridge between UK/France- unless it is a super-busy time of year, I have been able to watch from there without having to grab a space far in advance. I love this location, because it is super quick to get back to the Yacht & Beach after the show ends. I believe this is essentially the same view as the Illuminations cruise boat passengers have.

    I haven't done the cruise, or watched Illuminations from the IG. Are you talking about entering the park, or watching without going in? I have watched the fireworks from the bridge between BC and BW. You can see some comments/suggestions about seeing the fireworks from the resort on Page 1, Post 13, I believe.

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