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

KerryCM

DIS Veteran
Joined
Aug 20, 1999
Can I ask what happened with your paid Fastpasses?
My son paid for him, his wife and 3 children. The first day, only his wife’s worked, back to the resort and 45 minutes later supposedly all fixed. Next morning, again only his wife’s was working. This time she had all the print outs showing payments, letters, and MDE. Back at resort and tried fixing issue. I called guest services and was talked to so rudely, I hung up. He finally called someone and it was finally fixed, but what a mess. This was a thank you gift of a trip for my son for helping me deal with some recent health issues I had. I got a cast rate on the room, but he bought the passes and paired for the fast passes. Did not like the way he was treated by the cast at all. The only one empathetic to us was a manager Hope at the Stoneharbor Club, but she could only do so much.
 

titansgal

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 1, 2013
We leave tomorrow for our one night stay near the airport, then we check in to Yacht Club on Saturday for a week! We have stayed at Beach Club, but this is our first stay at Yacht. We are so excited!!!! Have the Halloween mugs shown up yet at Yacht Club? I saw someone say they were at Boardwalk but not Beach last week.
 

jake1year

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jul 25, 2011
My son paid for him, his wife and 3 children. The first day, only his wife’s worked, back to the resort and 45 minutes later supposedly all fixed. Next morning, again only his wife’s was working. This time she had all the print outs showing payments, letters, and MDE. Back at resort and tried fixing issue. I called guest services and was talked to so rudely, I hung up. He finally called someone and it was finally fixed, but what a mess. This was a thank you gift of a trip for my son for helping me deal with some recent health issues I had. I got a cast rate on the room, but he bought the passes and paired for the fast passes. Did not like the way he was treated by the cast at all. The only one empathetic to us was a manager Hope at the Stoneharbor Club, but she could only do so much.
Wow, that really is awful. Sorry to hear of your troubles and the way they handled it. Hopefully they made it right but that doesn’t change wasted vacation time that can be very precious!
 
  • WorldWalker18

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Apr 3, 2018
    Just left YC a few hours ago, love the room refurb. We were in room 5237, which I believe is the second to last room and a nice little hike to everything. They are working on the roof so if the sound of torches would be annoying for afternoon rests, you may want to request a room away from the action. I have no idea how long the work is planned to take. I had no problem whatsoever with the background noise and easily dozed through it one afternoon.
    This is the view straight out:
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    View looking down from balcony
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    ktlm

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 20, 2008
    Are the small cartons of ice cream still offered in the lounge refrigerators?

    :goodvibes
    The cartons of ice cream are in the YC lounge refrigerator this afternoon.

    There are 6 guys working on the roof directly below our room right now. They are using a flamethrower. It really isn’t that loud- sounds like someone is taking a shower. Their talking is not as loud as people walking down the hall. We don’t think it is that bad.
     
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  • em36

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Feb 8, 2010
    I’ve been taking a little break from the Disboards because for the first time in about ten years, we were going to take a year off of our Disney trips. I just didn’t want to be reminded of what we were missing.

    Well, as luck would have it, my daughter was just accepted for the Disney College Program for Spring Advantage!! Guess who just went from zero Disney trips to an annual pass? This girl!! I can’t wait to spend a little time at Yacht and Beach during her program. We love this resort, and we are so excited for our daughter’s opportunity! She will be working in merchandising, so her placement could be anywhere.
     

    Jimmy Mouse

    My other car is the Monorail
    Joined
    Sep 3, 2017
    @natebenma We will be staying at both Beach Cub and Yacht Club! Dec 22-28th 2018 at Beach Club Club Level and April 20-28th 2019 at Yacht Club (waiting on 2019 Passholder discounts before we upgrade to Club Level) but we are excited to be at WDW during Christmas! We decided against the CL FP+ for our Christmas stay. I did them for 8 of our 10 days last month and honestly, I didn't feel it was worth the money. Our last 3 trips have been at The Contemporary. Excited to try something new!
     
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    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Page 1325

    Happy to say, we are heading back to YC once again next year! This time it's Sept. 25 - Oct. 2! Can't wait for another F&W trip!
    :welcome: back!

    I'll add you to the list.

    :woohoo:


    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.
    Thanks so much for your comments. In addition to the suggestion from dansdad below, we have a section in the FAQ about different products which mimic the lobby smell according to guests.

    Check the next post.

    ::yes::

    We have found this to transport us back to our stays at YC.

    https://magiccandlecompany.com/products/yacht
    I have to see if this is one of the suggestions listed.

    :thumbsup2


    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). :)
    Thank you for the review and pictures you posted!

    I'll check out your report, and add the lounge and view pictures where needed.

    Thanks, again!

    :cool1:


    *snip*

    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.
    Thank you so much for your detailed information and comments!

    I was looking for confirmation that the BCV concierge desk was still staffed, so I appreciate that.

    As much as I love coffee (I LOVE coffee and I would testify to that under oath), I have never had Cold Brew. Which my husband says is excellent (I am not a coffee snob by any measure and would probably drink mud if it had a hit of caffeine)

    There is a question I am getting at here- The cold brew dispenser has hot coffee (not iced), right?

    :coffee:



    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!
    :welcome: to the thread!

    Are you staying at the resort at the end of October or just visiting during a stay elsewhere.

    If and when I get a listing of the Halloween activities at the Yacht & Beach Club, I will post it here.

    Does anyone have an upcoming club level stay at either resort at the end of the month? If so, would you mind contacting Disney Signature Services to see if they have a schedule of Halloween activities available.

    :maleficen
     
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  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    From Page 1, Post 14- Other Useful Info

    Ooo-Ooo, That Smell!

    The smell in the lobbies of the Beach Club and Yacht Club is green clover and aloe, generated with the Enviroscent system/ www.scentairhome.com
    note: The unit is quite expensive (around $300 plus cost of cartridges). The company has sold it to individuals in the past but some recent reports indicate that the companies have not been accommodating to non-business customers.

    Clever and Inquisitive Guests have sniffed out some Red Neck Scent Substitutions.

    Candles:

    Certain candle fragrances mimic the Beach Club lobby scent:

    Bath & Body Works: Rainkissed Leaves, Beach House, Beach Cabana (essence of BC)
    Yankee Candle: Exotic Rainforest, Oceanside Retreat, Cotton Blossom, A Summer's Wish (similar), Beach Walk
    Aldi: Water Lily & Aloe
    Columbia Fragrance Company: Walt's Wonderful World- Green Clover & Aloe
    Walter and Rosie Candle Company: Beach Club

    Spireside (formerly Anthology): Beach Club or Clover Fields (see below for review)
    Maple and Whiskey- a company from the UK
    Etsy- search on Beach Club/Disney/Mouse Scents candles or scents
    WEDway Candle Company

    ETA: Magic Candle Company- Yacht Club


    Note: some of these fragrances have been discontinued
    Also, some customers indicated that Walter and Rosie Candle Company have had some fulfillment issues and complaints in the past, but under new management the situation has improved.



    In the words of the candlemaker: "Fresh green notes accented with white jasmine, blond woods and musk. And the candle is spot on with the scent of the lobby."

    You can also order the scents to make your own candles!
    The Candlemakers Store, Rainkissed Leaves


    Other Products- Hand lotions, soap, room sprays:


     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Sandcastle Club- for Historical Purposes

    All Disneyworld resort Kid's Clubs closed at the end of July, 2018





    Hours: 4:30 PM to 12 midnight
    Reservations: (407) WDW-DINE
    Designed especially for children ages 4-12 years old.
    Supervised activities including free play arcade games, Sega/Nintendo, board games, Disney movies), "play" kitchen and living room area, dolls and stuffed animals, arts and crafts, and much more!! Charge is approximately $12 USD per hour per child, with a two-hour minimum. Sandcastle Club provides a complimentary dinner for children that is available at 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM in the Club. Reservations required.

    Visit the Sandcastle Open House each day from 1 PM to 3 PM for a variety of video games, toys and arts and crafts. Fun for the whole family!

    Beginning December 4, the Sandcastle Club at Disney's Beach Club Resort and Lilo's Playhouse at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort will offer new programming similar to that onboard Disney Cruise Line. Children left at these supervised children's activity centers that cater to kids 3 to 12 will now be able to participate in cooking activities, adventures in science, plus character interactions. In addition there will be the usual toys and games, dress up, crafts, storytelling and dancing, and dinner is included! Pricing is $55 per child from 4:30 to midnight. Call 407-WDW-DINE for reservations and more information.


    I wanted to post a brief review of the new kids club program. We dropped Aria off at just around 4:30 yesterday. It's now a flat $55 fee for the night - whether your child is there an hour or all night. They provide dinner and a snack if your child is there past ten. We picked her up before then, though, so she missed out on that Rice Krispie treat.

    There were the typical craft activities, which for Aria consisted of slapping stickers all over a blank sheet of paper. She said they baked cookies. When I picked her up, they had a CM in mad scientist garb performing experiments. Aria was perfecting her mad scientist cackle. She has continued doing so, to the delight of her brother. She had a fabulous time. I don't know that they've beefed up the program as much as advertised. The photo they have when you check in shows Chip (or Dale, can't recall) hugging a child and Aria only mentioned the mad scientist visiting. When the brochure is touting they'll meet Disney friends and they include a photo of Chip/Dale, I think it's safe to assume parents might expect a character meet. The CMs were fabulous, though, and seemed to genuine enjoy Aria. I know we usually had the kids there for at least three hours, so I don't think the price is much different from what we paid before. We'd absolutely use it again.

    I reserved ahead of time. But when we dropped Aria off, a couple came in without a reservation and they had space. Granted, it was a weekend in January, but still a Saturday night. They were quite relieved. :)
    January 2016

    More Sandcastle Club Reviews


     

    Lou'sMommy

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Feb 4, 2003
    I use Disney transportation (or Uber for resort-resort trips), so I will rely on others to help you with the parking situation at Beach & Yacht Club. As you probably know, Disney buses will bring you to the MK gates, but if you drive to the park, you will be parking at the TTC and need to take the ferry or monorail to the gates. I have never had a long wait for a bus TO the MK, but sometimes the bus back to the resort can have a long wait. More often than not, my family returns to the Beach Club from MK via the monorail so that we can spend some time/walk through EPCOT. It is not a quicker way back and involves a lot more walking, but we love the monorail and EPCOT so we enjoy this return route.

    ::yes::
    We always use the bus transportation when going to MK from the Beach Club. It is so much easier and faster than driving to the TTC then catching a boat or monorail to MK. I don't remember ever waiting long for a bus to MK. Our return strategy is to take the first bus going to Yacht & Beach, Swan & Dolphin or Boardwalk. Since it is a short from Swan & Dolphin or Boardwalk to the Beach Club, this has worked well for us.

    We do drive to AK, walk to Epcot, and take the boat to the Studios.
     

    jlundeen

    Mickey Fanatic
    Joined
    Mar 6, 2011
    Just a reminder in case some haven't already been aware of this... Boat service will not be available from Swan and Dolphin from Nov 27 thru Dec 25, according to the notice from Costco.... Apparently they will be working on the Gondola cables and can't have the boats under it. Not sure how they will handle folks walking, but they say buses will be available for Epcot and HS from each of affected resorts. Hope it's delayed a bit since our trip is Nov 24 - Dec 1, but no matter when they do it, it will impact someone's Holiday plans!
    Boats HS-Epcot down.jpeg

    Edited to add: I'm assuming this means that the boats will only run between Epcot and BWI and BC/YC, and will NOT run to D/S and HS.

    EDITED AGAIN: I'm now being told ALL boats will be discontinued.... doesn't make a lot of sense to not allow the boats when the only area they would be under the cabling is at IG...but then they WILL allow people to walk under it? I'm confused.....
     
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    jlundeen

    Mickey Fanatic
    Joined
    Mar 6, 2011
    Rather than edit again, I'll post a new one.

    Since I'm staying Club Level, I decided to write to the Signature Services folks, and ask them... they answered almost right away that they were unaware of any disruption of service of the Friendship Boats.... so.... who do we believe? Since only the Dolphin/Swan seems to have alerted anyone, can we count of just that stop being affected? Who knows? I guess we just show up and find out then.
     

    gwynne

    Happily planning our next adventure
    Joined
    Jan 1, 2012
    Rather than edit again, I'll post a new one.

    Since I'm staying Club Level, I decided to write to the Signature Services folks, and ask them... they answered almost right away that they were unaware of any disruption of service of the Friendship Boats.... so.... who do we believe? Since only the Dolphin/Swan seems to have alerted anyone, can we count of just that stop being affected? Who knows? I guess we just show up and find out then.
    I emailed the DSS folks a few minutes after your earlier post. I got the same response. I am hoping WDW won't opt for a big disruption in service over the holidays, but who knows?
    Fingers crossed! :flower:
     

    jlundeen

    Mickey Fanatic
    Joined
    Mar 6, 2011
    I emailed the DSS folks a few minutes after your earlier post. I got the same response. I am hoping WDW won't opt for a big disruption in service over the holidays, but who knows?
    Fingers crossed! :flower:
    Well, with only about 8 weeks until this was supposed to go into effect, (according to the Costco Dolphin note) I sure hope that the Resort folks have been notified, and it would be really nice if they would let their guests know too....
     


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