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

hammie59

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Staying at the YC/BC has pretty much ruined us for staying anywhere else haha. Our first trip ever to Disney World was for our honeymoon and we stayed at the Yacht Club. It was absolutely amazing. For us absolutely nothing beat the location. Being able to walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios is for us the most amazing perk you can have staying in this area. On our second trip we tried Art of Animation. While the resort itself was perfectly fine we found ourselves miserable at the end of the night having to always wait on huge lines for buses. For our next trip we are staying at the Beach Club Villas and can't wait to return to the Epcot area. I don't see how we could ever stay somewhere else now.
I know exactly what you mean. After we stayed at The Boardwalk a few years ago, we were hooked. So happy to be going back to an EPCOT resort.
 

Llama mama

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We stayed at Yacht Club this past Thanksgiving 2018 and absolutely loved it. Out of 8 Disney’s stays this was our first deluxe and now we too are spoiled and hooked. I was just able to snag a 40% off CL Yacht at the end of May . My husband fears we will not only get hooked on Yacht and the Epcot area but Club level too! The updated rooms are fantastic!
 
  • Wood Nymph

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    I researched and it appears BC std floors 2 and 3 facing the front? That will be fine I suppose since we will probably be at the pool or Epcot anyways.
    The majority of the standard view rooms are on the 3rd and 4th floors above the main restaurant and business section of the resort. You will either face Storm Along Bay or the parking lot sides of the resort. There are a few rooms on the 2nd floor that face the driveway area and a handful of standard view rooms in other areas, too. :)
     

    trishadono

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    The majority of the standard view rooms are on the 3rd and 4th floors above the main restaurant and business section of the resort. You will either face Storm Along Bay or the parking lot sides of the resort. There are a few rooms on the 2nd floor that face the driveway area and a handful of standard view rooms in other areas, too. :)
    Thanks Sue.

    I used touringplans but they only showed floors 2/3.

    I do love a balcony and a view but a room at bc std still seems better than POR. We are going to try to do the illuminations Dining package to see it before it's gone. So this time being at BW area will be a +!

    Besides DD has always wanted to go to breakfast at Trattoria al Forno and mean Mom kept sending pictures of it when I was with dh last week. So some things getting checked on our bucket list.
     

    Ariel620

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    are The coke freestyle machines at beach club rfid? If I buy a refillable mug can I use it there or only at traditional soda machines
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    I just switched my reservation from Coronado Springs to Yacht Club club level for December 2019. Super excited, it’s my first stay in the Epcot area. Figured the splurge was worth the money, especially if the club level fast pass program is still ongoing and Star Wars land is open.
    :welcome:

    I'll add your trip to the Be Our Guest list we keep on Page 1, Post 15.

    :cool1:


    It's been 4 looooong years... but we're going back! Yacht Club free dining 7/25-7/30! Can't wait! I'm so out of the loop! Lots of research to be done!
    :wave2:, my friend!

    I am so happy to hear you are coming back!

    I'll add you to the list.

    :woohoo:


    Changing my plans from May to August 24 - 31. Decided not to have kiddo miss any extra school this year. :( But we'll enjoy being back in August! Yacht Club as we did two years ago :)
    Noted- I'll make the change.

    ::yes::


    Heading back to YC February 23 - 27! It will be DH and me this time. He is not a big WDW fan, but knows I love it. Work is going to be horrible until February 22, so he suggested we go to WDW the next day. He didn’t have to suggest it twice! I have a water view room with an AP rate. No CL availability. Air is booked, too. Now i just need to book dining. Last year we went in March and it was cool. When DD and I were there last month, it was chilly. Hoping for warmer weather next month.
    :welcome: back!

    I'll add your trip to the list.

    :goodvibes


    Heading back to the World Sept 26 - 30 for girls’ trip. This will be my first time in YC and first adults only trip! (Most recent trip was BCV last August with husband and kids.)
    :welcome: back!

    Yay for a girls' trip!!!

    I'll add you to the list. '

    :cheer2:


    When I heard about free dinning I made reservations at the Beach Club for August 13th thru the 20th. There's 5 of us, myself, wife and 3 kids but now I'm seriously starting to think about changing them for beginning of summer, like mid June. We'd loose the free dinning but gain 30% off room rate. Tough decision but thinking if we mainly did counter service with maybe just a breakfast and dinner at Cape May we might come out ahead. Also wonder if the weather in June might be just a tad nicer, (or at least not as rainy?). Naw, who am I kidding, summer in Florida is summer in Florida :)
    Looking for some feedback. Normally we're pretty content with just counter service, and have had free dinning before and jeez, even the tips can get expensive :) Though it is fun to splurge on occasion and free dinning certainly pushes one to look for the expensive restaurants ... on the other hand, just having cs can leave more flexibility and with BC or Yacht Club being so close to Epcot or HS ....

    June is my favorite month to visit Disney and you are right, summer is summer, doesn’t matter if it’s June, July, August. Personally, I’d switch to June and eat mostly counter service. On our trip last summer, we decided we are forgoing sit-down meals for counter service meals on our next trip. Money is a big reason, but it’s also the time involved. Honestly, my pre-teens would much rather spend their time riding rides then sitting down for a meal. I feel like Disney has a lot of great counter service options, too (read - more than burgers, chicken fingers, and pizza).

    Good luck with your decision. Either way, you’re going to Disney!
    This is a great reply!!! ^^^

    *******************************************************************************

    Sounds like you have a couple of interesting options to choose between:

    I have been on a couple of trips of June and 3 in August. Hit or miss on the rain at both of those times, so I wouldn't base a decision on weather.

    Our most recent trips have been booked room only instead of the meal plan- we found it more cost effective. With the meal plan, you are spending extra time dining, and sometimes getting more than you actually want to eat since it is "included". Meal portions are huge at Disney and sometimes my family prefers to share an entrée or desserts. But if it is included, then everyone gets one! In the summer, when it is hot, we don't necessarily want large meals. We also love the convenience of the many interesting counter service dining options in the World showcase.

    Let us know which you decide to do.

    :thumbsup2


    We are booked in a BC deluxe room. Did these room used to be club level and now they are not? I am getting confused when I see old posts saying the deluxe was club level.

    Thanks!
    :welcome:


    Thanks! That's what I figured. Just trying to figure out where the room might be located :)

    Very excited to stay at BC for the first time!
    When is your trip?

    You are correct- up until recently, the Deluxe Rooms were considered club level and guests had access to the concierge lounge and amenities. I am not sure how the booking of these rooms work now- I believe some are CL and some are not, but I don't know which are which or if you can ask to book CL services for these rooms.

    At any rate, these are the Deluxe Rooms at the Beach Club. There is a map on Page 1, Post 8 where you can see where these rooms are.

    Detailed balcony information on Deluxe Rooms from guests who have stayed there and reported back:

    There are six deluxe Concierge rooms at BC.

    1557 has a patio and lots of windows.
    2557 and 4557 have extra large balconies.
    3557 has the standing room only balcony.

    3691 has both a standing room balcony and a full balcony
    4681 has a standing room only balcony.

    So 3 of the 6 have full balconies, 1 has a patio, and 2 have standing room only balconies.

    **********************************************************************

    Hope this helps. :cool2:
     
  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    Just booked a night at Yacht Club on Feb 10th, through priceline express (huzzah good deals!). It turned out to be a "Garden or Woods View"; if I'm looking to get room as close to Epcot as possible, what would people recommend?

    Also, it's my first time at Yacht Club--I'm excited!! :)
    :welcome: to the thread!

    The previous suggestion to ask for "Close to lobby" to get you closest to EPCOT is a good one.

    :cool1:


    Hi! Can u update the BOG list to Jan 9-15 @ BC? I dropped the CL room at YC awhile back and didn’t update! My room is booked as two separate stays so fingers crossed I get to stay in the same room!
    Will do!

    :thumbsup2


    Booked one night at BC for our trip later this month. So excited to see a new deluxe! Our friends who convinced us to initially go to Disney (they’ve been going for decades and have a relative higher up in management) only stay at BC so I’m excited to see what the hype is all about.

    That being said, the Ale & Compass menu looks pretty good... is it a good bet for a casual dinner?
    :welcome:

    I hope you love the Beach Club as much as your friends (and most of us here) do!

    Yes, Ale & Compass is a great place for a casual dinner.

    :goodvibes


    @natebenma Please add us to the BOG list. After a years hiatus (sadly) we will be back in a 2 BR BCV Villa December 7th - December 14 2019. So very excited to be coming home again!!
    That's excellent news!

    I'll add you to the list.

    :thumbsup2


    To Yacht or not.

    The BC is our home but thinking of trying the YC this time (Aug). I need convincing that I'm doing the right thing!

    The full balcony and 1st on/off the bus is appealing , but the YC market place and dogs is not.

    Also , is there a smell in the lobby like the BC. Is it very 'confrencie'.

    I don't know what to do heeeeellllllp. We also like to have the day bed , is this more of a guarantee at the YC?

    TIA xx
    Are you booked?

    The balcony and YC bus pickup/dropoff order are very big draws for the resort.

    I can't really comment on the marketplace or dog situation since I haven't stayed since those changes have taken place.

    The Yacht Club does use the same scent machine as the Beach Club- differing opinions about the strength of the smell at the Yacht Club.

    Confrencie! :rotfl2: I stayed at the YC during one of the biggest conferences of the year and there wasn't much of an impact from the convention guests. If anything, the public spaces were less crowded during the day.

    Good luck with your decision. To be honest, I would happily stay at either resort and price or room type would probably sway my decision.

    Hope that helps.

    :cool2:
     

    Momager

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    I've looked at maps trying to find room sections (so I can request a specific section), but I'm not finding it. Can someone tell me....

    At the Beach Club, where is the best room/section to stay so we're close to Epcot, and can possibly see the fireworks from our room (if that's even possible?)


    Thank you!!
     

    dnllmz

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    We're booked for the BC 8/23-8/31 with the free dining promo. It'll be our first stay at the BC. We stayed at the BWV in Nov 2017 and we LOVED the Epcot resort area. Walking to Epcot was amazing. We're planning on spending more time at the pool this trip than we normally do. The kids are going to love it!
     
  • Iced-Coffee-Addict

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    Thanks! That's what I figured. Just trying to figure out where the room might be located :)

    Very excited to stay at BC for the first time!
    We are booked in a BC deluxe room. Did these room used to be club level and now they are not? I am getting confused when I see old posts saying the deluxe was club level.

    Thanks!
    I’m trying to figure out the same. Isn’t there only 6 deluxe rooms at BC? So how do we figure out which ones are CL? Or is it only 6 Deluxe CL rooms?
     
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    cmorris303

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    We just booked our stay for Aug 22-29 at BC. We stayed at the BC two summer trips ago. Last summer trip we did a split stay between Poly and BWI. We enjoyed both, but for this trip we are going with two sets of friends and their families that have never stayed Deluxe and we felt like we had to bring them to BC!! The Epcot area is our favorite and nothing beats walking to Epcot and cooling off in SAB. We can't wait!!
     

    ChristianR

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    Jan 7, 2005
    I called Disney yesterday to have my request for a full balcony added to my BC reservation. The CM on the phone told me that the "full balcony" request for the BC has been disconntinued recently and I could only request it at check in. My day bed request was added to my reservation with no problem. Of course I will call again to see if it was just the CM.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Page 1375

    I have a room booked for myself and a room for a friend and her bf. He will be on a scooter. We have club level rooms booked, will they fit in the rooms with 2 queen beds do you think or should we request a king bed for them?
    They should be fine- a frequent poster here shared a picture of a stay with 2 scooters in the room.

    This room had 2 Queen beds and a daybed, however I would think that one of the rooms without a daybed would have more space. I believe there is a lower percentage of daybed rooms at Club Level, so possibly the first time in history, perhaps a request of "Room without a daybed, please" might be best for them if they do not need the couch. They should both call in the request and register with Disney Signature Services.

    ECVs .jpg ECVs in room.jpg

    :goodvibes


    We are not that long back from our Christmas and New Year stay.

    I thought I’d come on first to say thanks for all the invaluable info on here that helped make our trip fabulous.

    We stayed the first 5 nights at the contemporary in a theme park view room then moved over to a garden view room at beachclub.

    We had requested a day bed, high floor and to be on the same side as the volleyball court. We ended up in room 2583. It had everything we had asked for and a full balcony, I will try to upload a picture of the view later. It was fairly close to the lobby and I don’t know if it’s just me but I loved walking down the little staircase into the lobby each day, it felt very princessy.

    The room itself was nice but my goodness the toilets are noisy and the soundproofing is not great. Mousekeeping was fine but not proactive with providing things like extra toiletries although they were always left when we asked.

    We found the marketplace to be pretty busy most of the time and I was a little disappointed in the bakery selection, the yacht club marketplace had better choice. I did love the clam chowder though.

    The location was great especially over new year and we had a nice stay. The buses were fine, a couple of times we had just missed a bus and had a longer wait but nothing crazy.

    Having now stayed in the beach and yacht club I can firmly say my heart lies in the yacht club camp and if we return to the Epcot resorts that’s where we will stay.

    Nothing wrong with the beach club but I prefer the decor and quieter feel of the yacht club and I liked their christmas colour scheme better, the carousel as lovely as it was has a very strong smell that I did get a little fed up with.
    Thank you so much for your review!

    Yes, I love descending that staircase from the second floor!

    I would love to see the view from your room. If you can't upload it, please email a picture to me: beachclubdee at yahoo

    :thumbsup2


    Thanks @natebenma!

    Our dates are June 5-11, Regatta Club
    Thanks! Got it!
    :cool2:


    Yes! We'll be there from 12/22/19-12/27/19 -- we rebooked the 1 BR suite for those dates. :goodvibes
    Fantastic!

    ::yes::
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    I called Disney yesterday to have my request for a full balcony added to my BC reservation. The CM on the phone told me that the "full balcony" request for the BC has been disconntinued recently and I could only request it at check in. My day bed request was added to my reservation with no problem. Of course I will call again to see if it was just the CM.

    :welcome: back!

    When is your new trip?

    1) Definitely call back!

    2) I'll be horrified if this is true, but if you (or anyone else) gets the same answer, please let us know.

    :eek:
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Page 1375

    We just booked yacht club CL standard view for January 28-31!! We have never been to yc or done CL so we are super excited! Anything I should know about CL or any room requests I should make?
    :welcome: back!

    I'll add you to the list!

    :cool1:



    Happy New Year Everyone!
    So happy to say that we are now booked at the BC, August 14-21.

    Dee.... please add us to the BOG list when you get a chance. So excited to finally be coming "home" after such a long break :banana:
    :wave2:

    :welcome: back!

    Will do!

    :banana::banana::banana:


    MommyRosa2...great minds!

    Dee? Could you add us to the BOG list for 8/15-26 at BC? We need to celebrate our 1st Anniversary, right? :earboy2::earboy2:
    Awesome anniversary celebration!

    I'll add you to the list.

    :woohoo:


    Add me too lol. BC std 2/15-18 with dd23.

    Dh and I were at Dolphin for late Dec and for the 1st time we liked the boardwalk area. I am a mono snob but love to mix it up so not to get bored lol.

    If disney site out of inventory I have found your TA's still do and even undercover tourist.

    I am glad I asked because for what I could find /afford it was going to be POR for only like $70 a nite less tax incl.

    I researched and it appears BC std floors 2 and 3 facing the front? That will be fine I suppose since we will probably be at the pool or Epcot anyways.

    Does BC have the soap dispensers now?

    Best place for coffee to grab for the room? Or should I room service it?

    Thx!
    :welcome: back!

    I'll add you to the list.

    I don't think anyone answered your coffee question. As far as I know, the Beach Club still has the Cuisninart coffee pod machines in-room, not the Keurigs like the YC has. The coffee is not the best, but it does the trick until I can get myself out of the room to Marketplace when it opens for coffee. 6 am? 6:30? I'm not really sure. I have never used room service for coffee or anything else at the resort, so I am no help there.

    :coffee:


    I have stayed at BC once and YC going on my third stay Aug 2019. For reference I have stayed at every deluxe and moderate on property except for the BWI and SSR. We usually go every year but pick a different resort just to mix it up. Well once we stayed at the BC that changed everything! YCBC became our absolute favorite. It's literally the only pool I long to get in after the parks at Disney. We now though as a family have proclaimed the YC over the BC to be the perfect resort for all future trips for these reasons. #1 All ( or most except maybe 5) rooms come with full balcony #2 First stop on and off the buses. This is huge trust me! many times we arrived at the BC with a full to almost full bus #3 the entrance to SAB is much more convenient from the YC side than the BC side. And the sandy area in on the YC side. #4 Friendship boats to HS and Epcot is right outside the YC back entrance. #5 only the YC has a door separating the bathroom from the main area which we need for privacy when dressing etc. #6 YC rooms are absolutely lovely and the bathroom showers have two shower heads lol. #7 Better restaurant choices in the YC. We had our best meal of the trip at Ale and Compass. Hope this helps :sunny:
    :welcome: back here!

    I'll add your August trip to the Be Our Guest list.

    Thanks for your input.

    :cool2:

    We really prefer the Beach Club. The Yacht Club is fine, but it seems more stuffy, and now with the new conference, more adult. As we always travel with our kids we prefer the relaxed friendly atmosphere of the BC. We also like that it is closer to Epcot, since we spend a fair amount of time there (and we are not HS people). And I can’t forget to mention the smell of the BC lobby! Wish they would bottle that!:cool2:
    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!

    :thumbsup2


    And I can’t forget to mention the smell of the BC lobby! Wish they would bottle that!:cool2:
    Have you seen this post?

    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
    Magic Candle Company: Yacht Club
    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

    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:








     
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    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    We stayed at Yacht Club this past Thanksgiving 2018 and absolutely loved it. Out of 8 Disney’s stays this was our first deluxe and now we too are spoiled and hooked. I was just able to snag a 40% off CL Yacht at the end of May . My husband fears we will not only get hooked on Yacht and the Epcot area but Club level too! The updated rooms are fantastic!
    :welcome:

    Glad to hear you will be coming back so soon.

    I'll add your trip to the Be Our Guest list we keep on Page 1, Post 15.

    :cool1:


    are The coke freestyle machines at beach club rfid? If I buy a refillable mug can I use it there or only at traditional soda machines
    :welcome:

    Do you have an upcoming trip to the resort booked?

    :goodvibes


    You can use the rapid refill mugs at all of the resort soda machines. The Coke Freestyle and traditional fountains all use the same chip technology on WDW property.
    I know you have been to the resorts recently. Can you shed some light on the soft drink refill machines in the two Marketplaces? Are there two of the Freestyle machines in the BC and YC Marketplaces? Are there any traditional soda machines as well, or just the Freestyles?

    The refill stations at Hurricane Hanna's are still the traditional soda dispensers aren't they?

    :drinking1


    I've looked at maps trying to find room sections (so I can request a specific section), but I'm not finding it. Can someone tell me....
    At the Beach Club, where is the best room/section to stay so we're close to Epcot, and can possibly see the fireworks from our room (if that's even possible?)


    Thank you!!
    :welcome:

    There aren't really any officially "named" sections, so the best way to make a request is to do it by description.

    What view category have you booked? Standard, Garden/Woods or Water view?

    The end of the wing between the BC Marketplace and lobby would be closest to EPCOT (near rooms X501), but rooms close to the lobby or lobby elevators would also provide a quick (outside) route to the park.

    Some of the garden view rooms near the EPCOT exit have obstructed views of the higher Illuminations fireworks. I believe you are able to see the HS fireworks from some water view rooms that face the Boardwalk.

    ::yes::

    We're booked for the BC 8/23-8/31 with the free dining promo. It'll be our first stay at the BC. We stayed at the BWV in Nov 2017 and we LOVED the Epcot resort area. Walking to Epcot was amazing. We're planning on spending more time at the pool this trip than we normally do. The kids are going to love it!
    :welcome:

    I'll add you to the list!

    :cool2:

    I’m trying to figure out the same. Isn’t there only 6 deluxe rooms at BC? So how do we figure out which ones are CL? Or is it only 6 Deluxe CL rooms?
    :welcome:

    Have you booked a stay or are you in research mode?

    There were (are) 6 Deluxe Rooms that were all Club Level until recently. I'm not sure now how many remain CL now. I'll see if I am able to find out.

    ::yes::


    We just booked our stay for Aug 22-29 at BC. We stayed at the BC two summer trips ago. Last summer trip we did a split stay between Poly and BWI. We enjoyed both, but for this trip we are going with two sets of friends and their families that have never stayed Deluxe and we felt like we had to bring them to BC!! The Epcot area is our favorite and nothing beats walking to Epcot and cooling off in SAB. We can't wait!!
    :welcome: back!

    What a great place to take a group trip with friends!

    I'll add you to the list.

    :dogdance:

    We’re booked at the BC 5/22/19-5/27/19 :cheer2:
    Can you please add us to the list
    :wave2:

    Will do!!!

    :woohoo:

     
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