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natebenma

Beach Club Dee
Joined
Jul 19, 2008
page 122-125

Just want to say thanks to Catho72 and izzylovesmickey for the great live reports and especially for the descriptions of the unique tours. We appreciate you taking us along on your families journeys!

:goodvibes:


Thought you all might enjoy seeing this photo from when my WDW obsession started in 1974. (I am on the left)
That picture is way cute! Thanks for sharing!

:)


Here are some pictures from our recent BC stay - we were upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite - 3501 - and had an amazing stay!
Thank you so much for posting the pictures! Your daughter is adorable! I'm so happy you were sprinkled with Pixie Dust. pixiedust:

I'll add the pictures of the room to BC Deluxe Room thread- would you like me to blur out your daughter's face? Or are you ok with the pictures as is?

I would also love to use the closeup campfire picture on Page 1.

:cool1:

Ahhh nice picture! I sure do remember wearing those smock tops!!!
I know you have been posting and I think I welcomed you back, but I don't have you on the BOG list, so I will add you for Sept.

:welcome:

(Just in case)

:woohoo:


Hello! Been a while since I have checked in here. Lots going on in life.

Since we stayed at BCV in January and it was so cold and rainy and the slide was down for yearly repairs and didn't get to enjoy Stormalong Bay, I have us booked in a Lagoon/Pool view at YC from 09/13 - 09/16 before we head over to WL.

This was a surprise for DH who really really really wants to go down the slide.
And since he has been in Afghanistan since March and returns home on Aug 15 I thought he deserved that fun :)
:welcome: back and I would also like to add my thanks. I can only imagine how difficult it is for your family for your DH to be away.

I'm so happy to hear you have a wonderful welcome home trip planned.

I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list and wishing him lots of chances to slide!

:goodvibes:


Just put a deposit down to rent BC villa for DD 3's first trip to Disney. So excited. We have only stayed at Swan as a couple and I stayed at POR as a kid. I have always eyed the BC pool. Tell me what we must do at this resort with our DD especially since out of our six days only two will be at the parks!
:welcome:

When is your trip?

I haven't stayed in this area with a little one, but of course there is the sand bar area of Stormalong Bay that kids enjoy and there is a kiddie pool and small slide that some guests miss because it is behind (part of) the big slide.

Check out the activities on the monthly calendar (Page 1, Post 4) for some ideas of activities at the pool and resort. I remember seeing some coloring pages posted in the lobby on my last trip- picture of the day or something like that. Check out the campfire ('smores) on the beach and the nightly movie. Even if you aren't going into the park, there are places in the area where you can see some of the fireworks from EPCOT and if there are any from Hollywood studios. Pin trading with cast members (although this can get to be an expensive and time consuming habit for some) especially if your daughter refuses to trade the pins she has but wants new ones.

OK- who has some additional ideas???

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  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    page 126-128

    I could definitely handle touring like that. I would love skipping gates. Thanks for sharing!
    Can't remember if you have posted here before, so :welcome: to this thread.

    :)


    I arrive at BCV on Monday for a very short (less than 24 hours) stay before switching hotels to volunteer for Geekycon. if anyone has any requests for pictures or information, let me know. I know someone wanted a picture of BCV lobby and someone wanted a picture of BCV studio fridge. Any other requests in the YC/BC/BCV area?

    This is a resort only trip. I will just be hanging out, relaxing, so I should have time to check things out if asked.
    Have a fantastic trip!

    :goodvibes:


    Okay you've already gotten good responses to this (Yup the first week of November.) but I wanted to add a few more options to entice you... :rolleyes1

    My Mom & I are coming in on Oct 31st (1 night at BW) so that we can do the S&D's Food & Wine Classic on Sat, MNSSHP on Sunday, a week of F&W (staying at BCV), then off-property for a couple more days to hit the other things in Orlando (What? There are other things in Orlando!?!?!?! :D ), and doing MVMCP before flying home.

    Also during that 1st full weekend of Nov are the F&W marathons. So timed right you could do 5 different events over 10+ days.

    One thing to note is that even though the parties start on the 8th the resort decorations usually don't fully go up till after Veterans Day (Nov 11th). For example the Contemporary's Frozen gingerbread display was Nov 13th, GF the 23rd, & BC the 25th.

    (BTW I'm not new to this board, just haven't been around for a couple years since my last BC stay in 2012.)

    Rach
    :welcome: back!

    I don't have your birthday trip or your amazing F&W trip (that I may be copying...) on the Be Our Guest list. OK to add you?

    Thanks for sharing your itinerary

    :woohoo:


    Is there anything I should request or think about while requesting for a standard room at BC? I read somewhere that not all the rooms have queen beds which would be disasterous! Do they all have the daybed too?

    I think I want to be closer to EPCOT too. View - or do all standards come with the standard parking lot view? Higher floor or lower floor for less walking?
    :welcome:

    When is your trip?

    As others have mentioned, the rooms have either 2 queen beds or 1 King. Some with day beds, some without. Some of the rooms at the BC used to have double beds, but as far as I know, those beds are all gone.

    :cool1:


    Hi all, I have been reading this thread as much at I can, and I am super excited for my first visit to the Yacht Club in September. The budget only allows for one night, but I am looking forward to relaxing at the pool and enjoying some yummy drinks! Thank you for this wonderful thread full of info!!
    :welcome:

    I'll add you onto the Be Our Guest list we keep on Page 1. Sounds like a nice plan for your resort day!

    :thumbsup2


    Thanks to everyone for all the great info here! First stay at BC 8/27-9/2, usually we are at CBR 2 times a year but got a great rate for BC through TA, standard room.
    :welcome:

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

    Great time for a Beach Club visit.

    :cool2:
     

    Disney before Sally

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2011
    @SwanVT2. High! My family will be enjoying Beach Club for the first time in 21 days. We have ADRs at Beaches and Cream (lunch) and Cape May (dinner buffet). Check out the character buffet breakfast at Cape May. We actually plan to leave the parks mid-day to enjoy Storm Along Bay (SAB), the first time in many trips to take midday breaks. Besides the Marketplace, Bars for Sunken Treasures, No Way Jose from Beaches and Cream, and bringing chocolate and graham crackers for the toasted marshmallows by the nightly campfires- we are also planning on hand painting a ceramic of choice on Wednesday at Sandcastle Club. I'm still debating renting a water vehicle (DD14 wants to do this even though she has only driven a bicycle) and perhaps renting a bicycle cart/trolley. You could consider miniature golf which is within walking distance or by boat near Swan/Dolphin.
     
  • Disney before Sally

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2011
    Seriously, the CL food picks were very mouth watering! I'm still not going to plan on not being in the parks at the hours CL provides these offerings though. We'll see how we like leaving the park midday for the pool first on this trip.
     

    tarak

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 14, 2008
    When I took the pic aside from amusing my FB friends, I was tempted to ask someone there what it was, thinking they had a list of approved animals and I possibly had an unartistic mouse keeper who was trying to make a Mickey and got that instead. Knowing it is all up to the person I am glad I didn't as I might have gotten her in trouble w/o meaning to.



    Too funny!
    I'd have been tempted to ask if a bris was going on with the towel animals next door.

    catho72, thank you so much for the pictures. The resort looks lovely! Interesting about the Poly pool being so crowded. I've read some comments that they still aren't doing much to keep out pool hoppers (people just wait by the gate until someone lets them in, which is just weird to me - I don't get pool hopping at all). We're staying at the WL before going to the BC and I've also read they have issues with pool hoppers. SAB never really felt crowded to me last year. I can't wait to go back.
     

    jlundeen

    Mickey Fanatic
    Joined
    Mar 6, 2011
    That "towel animal" should be exclusively for guests celebrating their honeymoon at the resort!!

    Jay
    You guys are so funny!! I guess my question is "are you sure that the mousekeepers left this towel?" Or could it have been someone in the room playing a joke...a pretty funny and creative joke..LOL
     
  • Aerinha

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 31, 2014
    You guys are so funny!! I guess my question is "are you sure that the mousekeepers left this towel?" Or could it have been someone in the room playing a joke...a pretty funny and creative joke..LOL
    I was traveling solo. Unless another guest got in while mouse keeping had the door propped it had to be them. Maybe she was annoyed that day's tip was smaller, but the previous one had only been bigger because I flooded the bathroom. I cleaned it up but used every towel I had. Previous guest had apparently been washing an elephant in the shower the setting was so hard.
     

    disny_luvr

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 7, 2008
    Here is our room view from our recent stay at the BC. We booked a standard view room but were upgraded to a garden view room. We loved the room and location. Our room number was 4614.
     

    disny_luvr

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 7, 2008
    Here is our room view from our recent stay at the BC. We booked a standard view room but were upgraded to a garden view room. We loved the room and location. Our room number was 4614.
    Never mind. I'm having trouble uploading the pic; it says it's too large. How do I make it smaller? These photos are on my phone if it makes a difference. I've never posted pics before.
     

    Minnie121

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Dec 31, 2012
    19 days until my family's first stay at the Yacht Club. So excited!! Magic Bands came this week, now I'm just waiting until I can start packing. When I booked this hotel I came right here to find out more info and you have all been so helpful. Thank you!!
     

    izzylovesmickey

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 5, 2014
    Club Level lounge and offerings










    This was super delicious!






    This was super yummy, too!

    I'm so glad you took pictures, we were too busy trying everything to remember to take some! We really liked the seafood salad, the smoked salmon and to give Chef Chris extra credit, I liked the sweet potato salad and I never really like sweet potatoes! We thought everything was really fresh and light. Will really miss it when we stay in December-no club that trip...sigh.
     

    izzylovesmickey

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 5, 2014
    We got home late last night. I think I'm suffering from post Disney-partum depression! We had a really great vacation. It was nice to meet both Teena and Cath072. They both inspired me to go to the local Disney store and apply for a job and hope for some benefits to feed my addiction...

    Dee-our room # was 5667. It was a water view that looked out the back entrance. I will try to figure out how to post the pictures I took, but I did them from my tablet and it acted wonky a few times so we'll see if I can get it to work.

    We ended our vacation with a few days at the WL. It was ok. We had a deluxe room that was a great size, but didn't like the location and it had some issues (air conditioning unit sounded like a plane taking off and it ran constantly, refrig stopped working the first night, bathroom fan kicked on if you walked by the door, etc.) It made us really miss BC. Club CMs were no where near as friendly and helpful except for one (may have just hit the wrong group). So for us, BC CL is still the place to be!
     

    tarak

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 14, 2008
    We got home late last night. I think I'm suffering from post Disney-partum depression! We had a really great vacation. It was nice to meet both Teena and Cath072. They both inspired me to go to the local Disney store and apply for a job and hope for some benefits to feed my addiction...

    Dee-our room # was 5667. It was a water view that looked out the back entrance. I will try to figure out how to post the pictures I took, but I did them from my tablet and it acted wonky a few times so we'll see if I can get it to work.

    We ended our vacation with a few days at the WL. It was ok. We had a deluxe room that was a great size, but didn't like the location and it had some issues (air conditioning unit sounded like a plane taking off and it ran constantly, refrig stopped working the first night, bathroom fan kicked on if you walked by the door, etc.) It made us really miss BC. Club CMs were no where near as friendly and helpful except for one (may have just hit the wrong group). So for us, BC CL is still the place to be!
    We have the opposite trip planned, although we're not staying CL at the BC (only SV available on the magical deal). Where were you located at the WL? We have a deluxe room booked and I admit I'm a bit leery about the potential for construction. I know most of it hasn't started, but there are folks who've reported hearing hammering at the resort and the WL CMs are denying that anything is taking place. We requested a courtyard view room. Hoping that keeps us away from whatever might be going on by the villa side of things.
     
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