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

focusondisney

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Does the new cabana area cut into the children's shallow pool area?
No, it is the area around that had chairs & landscaping. I haven’t spoken to any cast members about it yet. The area seems pretty small for cabanas actually. Unless it is going to be enlarged. It’s really just the one corner at the far end, near the walkway to the dock. I wish I was in a different room, I can’t see the construction area from my balcony at all.
 

focusondisney

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Does the new cabana area cut into the children's shallow pool area?
This is a picture Dee posted last year when the news first broke. I would say the current boarded off area is about half the circled area. As far as I can tell, the wading area is not affected at this time. There is definitely still seating between the construction walls & the building too. So again, a relatively small area.


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  • focusondisney

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    Pretty sure this sentence has never been said on the DIS before. :goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes

    Hope you're enjoying your trip.
    :rotfl2:And you would think after 6 weeks of remodeling at home, I wouldn’t be looking for construction on vacation too.

    We are having a good trip. Weather is great..... much better than the snow I was shoveling a few days ago. And should be perfect for DAH tomorrow!
     

    Bellabully

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    Cabana update: I spoke to DSS today about when they would be available to book and prices. They are available to book now for starting date 3/17/19, prices are $149-$199 half day (10:00am and 3:00pm) $249-$299 whole day (10:00am-close) the range reflects season (high low). Photo ID required to check in. 24 hour cancellation and they will switch day or refund for inclimate weather. I booked a whole day for 4/17/19 and it was $318 with tax. Expensive, but it is DH 50th birthday and DD Sweet 16. Hope this is helpful. If I find out anything else, I’ll post it.
    Shelly
     
  • focusondisney

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    Cabana update: I spoke to DSS today about when they would be available to book and prices. They are available to book now for starting date 3/17/19, prices are $149-$199 half day (10:00am and 3:00pm) $249-$299 whole day (10:00am-close) the range reflects season (high low). Photo ID required to check in. 24 hour cancellation and they will switch day or refund for inclimate weather. I booked a whole day for 4/17/19 and it was $318 with tax. Expensive, but it is DH 50th birthday and DD Sweet 16. Hope this is helpful. If I find out anything else, I’ll post it.
    Shelly
    Great! Thanks for the update. Do you have any info on what is included?
     

    Bellabully

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    Great! Thanks for the update. Do you have any info on what is included?
    I’m sorry, I can’t remember exactly. 2 lounge chairs, and servers for food and drink, is all I can remember. She told me more, but I was also cancelling and booking a few other things. I will ask next call and post.
     

    natebenma

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    Posting for Historical Purposes

    Yacht Club Convention Center- October 2016- 2018


    December 22, 2017- Topping Off, Final Steel Beam raised

    Oct 2017:



    Inside look at improvements to YC Convention Center:

    Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts Expansion – Coming 2018







    Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center, Newport Ballroom – Artist Concept Only

    As part of Disney’s commitment to creating exceptional meetings and events, we are providing meeting planners and event organizers with even more resources to deliver on their goals by expanding the convention center and renovating the Guest rooms at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.







    Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center, Pre-Function Area – Artist Concept Only

    A 28,000-square-foot expansion of the convention center at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort will bring the total amount of flexible meeting and event space at this popular resort location to 100,000 square feet.

    The new convention area will boast a 16,000 square-foot ballroom that can be divided into eight dynamic breakout spaces. The expansion will also include three pre-function areas and two distinct gathering rotundas providing unique networking spaces for attendees to relax and reconnect

    Oct 2016: Per Orlando Sentinel:

    "Yacht & Beach Club Resort plans to expand its convention space with an additional 25,000 square feet. That will bring total convention space at the resort to 100,000 square feet.

    Reedy Creek, the Disney-controlled taxing district, filed a permit application with the South Florida Water Management District this week for the work. Construction will also include additional parking space across Epcot Resorts Boulevard. Plans show the convention space being expanded to the north, where there is now a parking area.
    The work will start next month and be finished in spring of 2018."

    We don't expect this to have a big impact as far as disruptions to guests in their rooms, but it may result in inconvenience to drivers because there will be fewer parking spaces available at the resort.
     
  • GADisneyDad14

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    @focusondisney, or for anyone else who may have experience with this - what’s your take on YC CL Water View rooms with King Beds? Worth a request? No/low chances so don’t bother?

    Thanks!
     

    natebenma

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    Page 1390-1392

    Hi Dee! You can remove us from the BOG list in August as we just moved over to CSR to stay in one of their new Tower rooms. As much as we love BC, the savings was just too great to pass up!
    Will do!

    Enjoy your trip, and the extra $$$

    :goodvibes


    If anybody is at YC/BC, or has a trip planned, and is asked about participating in this, please provide details:

    "Well, at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club resorts, it appears they are testing out smart speakers (like the Google Home or the Amazon Alexa systems) in select rooms at the sister resorts. The speakers are just like the ones many use in their own smart homes, except they will have access to internal information stored in My Disney Experience, like wait times, bus arrival times, and park hours. The speakers can also play music on demand as well as answer questions about the weather. Guests can opt in or out of this test, depending on their preferences."



    Thank you both for this. I have added the info you provided to Page 1 in a post titled "Hey, Google! What time is the 3:00 parade?"

    :listen:


    More news... new monthly (2nd Wednesday) wine tasting event at Yachtsman.

    http://blogmickey.com/2019/02/the-wonderful-world-of-wine-coming-to-yachtsman-steakhouse/
    Cool! I haven't read the link yet, but will be doing that in a minute.

    :drinking1


    Our first stay at Beach Club booked for this year, 8/16-8/24!

    Really bummed about Beaches and Cream. I saw on some sites that the 5th is the closing date but I am hoping it is a little later than that since it was going to be our first night dinner :(
    :welcome:

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

    :cool1:

    Sorry for your disappointment. I guess the good news is, there are a few excellent restaurants at either the Beach & Yacht Club, a short walk away at the Boardwalk or if you have park tickets for that day, in EPCOT.

    ::yes::



    Hi, all. Going to YC in 2 days! 1st timer!

    Just wanted to confirm this: it looks like there is a microwave available for guest use in the Market at Ale and Compass. Is this still there?

    Thanks.
    :welcome: to the thread!

    Sorry to take so long to reply, especially since it appears you arrive today!

    As far as I know, there is a microwave available in the Market at Ale & Compass. You can also request one for your room from housekeeping, and if there are any available, it will be provided free of charge.

    :woohoo:


    Alright. I upgraded to club level! I showed DH the few youtube videos I could find on the YC CL lounge and the house chips + soda sold him on it.
    I'll revise your listing.

    :cheer2:


    Dee, add me to the Be Our Guest list for YC CL April 20-26! My last spring break trip with Andrew before he graduates high school. :(
    :welcome: back!

    Will do!

    How can it be that our youngest are both off to college later this year?!? :faint:

    What a nice way to celebrate Andrew's accomplishments and his future plans.

    ::yes::

    There is definitely still seating between the construction walls & the building too. So again, a relatively small area.

    Pretty sure this sentence has never been said on the DIS before. :goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes

    Hope you're enjoying your trip.
    LOLOLOLOL!!!!:rotfl2:

    Cabana update: I spoke to DSS today about when they would be available to book and prices. They are available to book now for starting date 3/17/19, prices are $149-$199 half day (10:00am and 3:00pm) $249-$299 whole day (10:00am-close) the range reflects season (high low). Photo ID required to check in. 24 hour cancellation and they will switch day or refund for inclimate weather. I booked a whole day for 4/17/19 and it was $318 with tax. Expensive, but it is DH 50th birthday and DD Sweet 16. Hope this is helpful. If I find out anything else, I’ll post it.
    Shelly
    We really appreciate this info!

    :thanks:


    This thread is so wonderful - thank you to the mod and all the posters! We are getting soooooooooooooooo excited!
    Thanks so much for the kind words. Definitely a team effort here, everyone pitches in with info and opinions to help others.

    :grouphug:


    @focusondisney, or for anyone else who may have experience with this - what’s your take on YC CL Water View rooms with King Beds? Worth a request? No/low chances so don’t bother?

    Thanks!
    Is there anything else that you want to request?

    I wonder if the folks at Disney Signature Service will tell you if there are any WV rooms with a king bed in that booking category.

    Worth a shot!

    :thumbsup2
     

    focusondisney

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    @focusondisney, or for anyone else who may have experience with this - what’s your take on YC CL Water View rooms with King Beds? Worth a request? No/low chances so don’t bother?
    Thanks!
    I don’t there are many king rooms at all. In all the times we’ve been here, I think we’ve only had a king bed once. And that room was across from the club desks, right behind the elevators. So not quiet at all. I used to ocassionally request a king room but after that, I started requesting a quiet room. I’m sure there must be others, but we never got another king room. Sorry not more help.
     

    GADisneyDad14

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    Yes definitely worth requesting. 5173 is my favorite.
    I don’t there are many king rooms at all. In all the times we’ve been here, I think we’ve only had a king bed once. And that room was across from the club desks, right behind the elevators. So not quiet at all. I used to ocassionally request a king room but after that, I started requesting a quiet room. I’m sure there must be others, but we never got another king room. Sorry not more help.
    Good to know. I’ll have to start requesting a king room too !
    Thanks y’all. I have 3am runD wake up calls so sounds like I definitely don’t want that room by the elevator. For the first time in forever I may just request “far from the lounge” and not worry about king vs queens. Lol!
     

    focusondisney

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    . I wish I was in a different room, I can’t see the construction area from my balcony at all.
    Pretty sure this sentence has never been said on the DIS before. :goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes
    .

    And the lesson learned is: when you do speak them, karma is listening. :rolleyes:

    It’s a long story that I’ll post later, but this is the construction view from our new room.

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    Ya gotta laugh. :lmao:
     


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