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

kristin0216

Earning My Ears
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Jun 20, 2016
Hi all. We'll be taking our second family trip to Disney this coming April, 2019. First time staying at Beach Club. I booked a standard room, standard view, but our travel agent was able to upgrade us to Deluxe Room for 83$ less. I'm very excited, but not exactly sure what the difference is in rooms. Any insight? It's not club level.
There are 5 of us going. me, husband, 2 kids (8 and 6) and my mom.

Thanks!
 
  • MarBee

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 4, 2015
    Congrats! Which resort are you at? Not sure what dining plans you have, but the breakfast & especially the evening appetizers have been taken up a notch this year. I would say definitely take advantage of those. And I love the resort specific juice that is available in the afternoon. I think it is called StormAlong Breeze. So good! Have a great time! :goodvibes
    Thanks! We are at BC. Loving it!
     

    focusondisney

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 7, 2009
    Thanks! We are at BC. Loving it!
    We stay at YC, but I think the food offerings are the same at both. Watch for crepes with strawberries, chocolate & whipped cream at breakfast, short ribs with mashed potatoes & salmon with grains in the evening & the warm apple pie & chocolate mickey desserts. Those are some of my favorite things.
    Enjoy!
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Just got upgraded to Club Level!!!! I’m so excited! I cried at check in :) Any tips for those who have stayed CL before?
    Congrats!!!

    If you make a purchase in the parks (and Disney Springs, I believe), you can have it sent to the resort and it will be delivered directly to your room instead of to the gift shop.

    :goodvibes
     

    KerryCM

    DIS Veteran
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    Aug 20, 1999
    Arrived at BC about 5:15 yesterday and brought right upstairs to begin our checking. My son, a party of 5 did not get a room with a day bed, but that was very quickly fixed by them. Had dinner in the lounge actually, kids ate Mac and cheese, grown ups ate salad, seafood rolls and my husband made sandwiches out of the cold cuts and rolls. We then walked over to Epcot to activate Military Salute passes and buy the military photo pass and back to get a good night sleep for the kids.
    We are off to the Studios today.
     
  • RolloTomasi

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2017
    Checked out today after an amazing (and very hot lol) week at YC. I have to say though, as much as I loved the vibe and the pool and the easy walk to Epcot (not so much HS, with all the construction and the crazy walkway detours), what I'll miss most is the lobby smell. I don't know what it was but it honestly might be my new favorite Disney smell.
     
  • dansdad

    DIS Veteran
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    Sep 21, 2011
    Checked out today after an amazing (and very hot lol) week at YC. I have to say though, as much as I loved the vibe and the pool and the easy walk to Epcot (not so much HS, with all the construction and the crazy walkway detours), what I'll miss most is the lobby smell. I don't know what it was but it honestly might be my new favorite Disney smell.
    We have found this to transport us back to our stays at YC.

    https://magiccandlecompany.com/products/yacht
     

    ArmyVet80

    DIS Veteran
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    Aug 29, 2012
    We just got home from our Yacht Club visit. Stayed in room 5227 (club level) and it was amazing. They were starting to do some roof work just below our room last Thursday but it wasn't very noticeable until Saturday (yesterday) morning when we were packing everything up to head home. I'm guessing since we weren't normally around between 9 am and 7 pm we didn't notice it until our last day.

    We did utilize the pool and lounge a significant amount. Since it was pretty warm during our whole trip we hit up the pool around 1500/3:00 pm each day for an hour or so and then would stop and get an adult beverage before heading back to the parks around 1700/5:00 pm.

    I've gotta get my pictures moved to my computer and will more than likely start my 1st ever trip report (in 12 trips). :)
     

    gwynne

    Happily planning our next adventure
    Joined
    Jan 1, 2012
    We just got home from our Yacht Club visit. Stayed in room 5227 (club level) and it was amazing. They were starting to do some roof work just below our room last Thursday but it wasn't very noticeable until Saturday (yesterday) morning when we were packing everything up to head home. I'm guessing since we weren't normally around between 9 am and 7 pm we didn't notice it until our last day.

    We did utilize the pool and lounge a significant amount. Since it was pretty warm during our whole trip we hit up the pool around 1500/3:00 pm each day for an hour or so and then would stop and get an adult beverage before heading back to the parks around 1700/5:00 pm.

    I've gotta get my pictures moved to my computer and will more than likely start my 1st ever trip report (in 12 trips). :)
    Glad you had a great stay! Looking forward to seeing your photos. If you get a chance, would you post a bit about evening appetizers?
     

    gillep

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 12, 2009
    Hello from:
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    We arrived early yesterday morning on our own private ME bus. We had received a text that our room wasn't quite ready while on the bus, but I still stopped by the desk let them know we were there. We went to the BCV quiet pool to take a nap. For those interested BCV has it's own concierge desk and between yesterday and today it has been staffed more than it hasn't. I don't know if you can check in there as it says concierge, and any time it has been staffed the person has been busy helping other guests, so I haven't had a chance to ask. The villas also had their own water dispenser today right by the elevators.

    BCV desk.jpg BCV water.jpg

    After our nap we went to Epcot. We went directly to the Festival center where we got our AP magnets (no line at ~10am) then my husband grabbed a beer (triple chocolate milk stout) while I stood in line for mimosas (key lime and blood orange) and an almond croissant. The croissant was just OK as were the mimosas, I prefer mimosas with a larger wine to juice ratio so these were not something I would go back for. The beer was good, but if you didn't tell me it was supposed to be chocolate I would not have known. We hit up a few booths before we left around noon. The only negative was that a lot of the frozen beverages were either not ready that early (shake from Ireland) or not even close to frozen yet (frozen caipirinha). We cooled off in The Solarium while I moved around our AK FPs since we were done with Epcot earlier than anticipated. I love the bus times in the app we walked over to the bus stop and waited less than 2 min for an AK bus. We hit Kali, did Everest single rider then used our Everest FP+ then went to Nomad lounge to cool down and I got an awesome lotus glow cube (I may be obsessed with glow cubes)! Around 1:10 or so we received our room ready text.
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    Then we rode Navi and went back to the buses. We waited 10-15 min for a bus to arrive and then we were off to our room.

    I like the view from our room, but this is NOT a location that I would choose, although it has been better than I anticipated, once we leave the room I will post the number and my concerns with it. The room was very clean and I am in love with the Murphy bed, it is so cute and I would find it comfortable as an adult female if I needed to sleep on it. I love the newer BCV rooms, we have not stayed since the renovation and the room seems so much bigger than previously. Let me know if you have questions about studio amenities I have pics, to note we had real mugs and glasses as well as disposable cups.
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    We did Yachtsman for dinner, which was delicious, and we both agreed was our favorite Yachtsman meal to date. We then went to Jellyrolls which was so much fun, we have been meaning to get there but have never made it, and now we are hooked, will definitely be back!

    My husband did the Beignet Dash at POFQ this morning, he said it was fun and about 5 runners and 7 walkers, I anticipate the Regatta run being similar, so I wouldn't worry about participating if you aren't a fast runner, the only time this ratio would likely change is around RunDisney events. We had brunch at CA grill (delicious) and now I am back at SAB while my husband naps (no issue finding a shaded lounger, it is quite quiet here). Tonight is the Halloween party so if anyone is there and sees a guy in a figment shirt and ears and a woman in a Spaceship Earth dress, say hi!!!

    View from our table:
    CA Grill view.jpg

    Random thoughts: CMs at BC and BCV have been so friendly, awesome experiences thus far. The Marketplace is very loud and chaotic, although they have a cold brew coffee dispenser that I have never seen before (pic below). I personally prefer the new CS at Yacht club, it is less chaotic and I think they have better food.

    BCV cold brew.jpg

    I have not seen the October activities calendar yet, hopefully I can post that tomorrow if no one gets to it first. No Halloween mugs at BC or YC or Contemporary.

    Only downside of this trip thus far is the heat, it is really hot! Have not seen any swarms of lovebugs, a couple here and there but nothing that has been annoying or concerning, if I wasn't specifically looking for them due to another thread here I would not have noticed at all.

    Let me know if anyone has any specific questions, we are here until Wednesday.
     

    gillep

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 12, 2009
    Here is the October calendar, sorry it is so wrinkly it was in my pool bag.

    October Calendar.jpg

    I also had to stop by the BCV concierge to fix a MB and he said that they can do check in but it isn't the preference, and that if you have to have your MBs shipped to the resort they will not be here, only at the main BC desk.
     

    kiki50

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Aug 18, 2007
    Does anyone know what the Beach/Yacht Club does on Halloween for trick or treating? We've been there in the past on Halloween and have seen something set up outside, in the Beaches and Cream area, with a few characters. Wondering if this still happens. This is our first time taking our 3 year old grandson!
     

    FoxC63

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    Jun 19, 2016
    Does anyone know what the Beach/Yacht Club does on Halloween for trick or treating? We've been there in the past on Halloween and have seen something set up outside, in the Beaches and Cream area, with a few characters. Wondering if this still happens. This is our first time taking our 3 year old grandson!
    This is the info I was hoping to see. I guess that has not been released yet? Last year I thought I read about pumpkin decorating contests and kits you could purchase like tie dyeing Mickey Mouse, if I'm staying at Wilderness Lodge can I pay for these events?
     


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