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trishadono

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Good morning !

Wow that’s a nice upgrade ! I’d feel jealous but I got a great TA discount , way lower than the AP rate this weekend so I’m good :)

Oh and Happy Birthday @bookbabe626

My dd arrived 8:40 and instead of my arrival to mco of 9:40 , I landed WAY early and met her at ME about 9:20.

We got a room ready text soon after .

We got a full balcony and meh view . It’s fine tho , I didn’t want the front facing views so I’m good.

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trishadono

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Lotsa toiletries !

I really like this room . I have been so lucky to have stayed at almost all of the resorts and this has a nice layout . Lot of drawer space , the entry isn’t too tight, and I like the wide opening for the sink area.

We changed out of our winter clothes to shorts and went right to MK . We moved our evening Splash to noon and did that after lunch at CR.

We got SOAKED!

So we decided we might as well swim so headed back to BC . Got off at yc and checked out the shops on our way back .

What’s in that cup ? Hmm ? After getting up at 3am I was getting cranky so I bought a bottle of pinot noir . A few sips at the pool and a few spins on the lazy river and I was ready for a nap !

Around 5:30p we went to MK by bus and mono to poly . Had 2 each Appies at traders outdoor . This was just a great way to relax .

Then we hit the shops , mono to gf to shop , then boat to MK . No hurry because we had our fav SM fp for 7:30-8:30:)

Did that and buzz and back to resort . Shared a yummy PB cupcake and passed out by 10:30.

Today is Hs am . Then DS and more pool . Then illuminations dinner tonight .

Probably my best ever arrival day ! Everything just went smooth!3931A2FC-15AB-48C2-8947-8AB1482C86FF.jpegDE5E4047-71C1-475B-B44E-E75A91A4A3E8.jpeg5A336A63-9B06-4EE6-A304-A35442DBF1C4.jpegD89AE885-69CE-4171-9665-83B814474D8C.jpegB50422D4-B015-44CD-BDEC-C746E991FA47.jpeg7E204ED3-90B3-454B-BA04-6FA0C1D5660F.jpeg887144EF-FC17-4955-92C1-E6D7E28A17F5.jpeg55E1C185-3291-4C3B-AD05-A48890C65183.jpegA8B5F185-5A2A-4903-A774-CBD4546E3C04.jpeg
 

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Wood Nymph

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We got a full balcony and meh view . It’s fine tho , I didn’t want the front facing views so I’m good.
We seem to get that view every time we book a standard view room through the travel agent.;)

You should be able to see the high fireworks from DHS from that room, that is, if you are in the room when they go off. :)
 
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  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    Staying at YC this trip 4/30-5-7. We are normally BWI folks. Last time at YC was 1997. We could see Boardwalk being construction from our balcony. We saw Illuminations from the Breathless. Boat driver took us on high speed run all around the lake. There weren’t many boats back then traveling from Studios.
    :welcome:

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

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

    :cool1:


    Hi. Just made our booking at YC oct 4-11. Will you add us to the Be Our Guest list?
    :welcome: back!

    Of course! My pleasure to add you to the list.

    :woohoo:


    Hi!

    In the beginning of this week, I have been shocked to notice the changes regarding the FP+ (that "tiers" thing) since I was there the last time in 2017. I have been told by many that I should have inquired about those changes before my "picking FP+" day in order to avoid disappointment...

    :scratchin Okay. Sounds fair.

    So, I figured it would be the right thing to do with the Beach Club and the Club Level before we go in April.

    The last time I've stayed at the Yacht & Beach Club - YC Club Level was in 2015 (I've also stayed CL at the Grand Flo' during the same year) ...

    Was there any changes to the Beach Club and/or the way the Beach Club Club Level works since 2015?

    Thanks in advance!
    I'll add you to the list.

    Good question- I haven't stayed at club level since 2016, so the experience I have is even more ancient than yours.

    Some of the offerings have changed/expanded. They have a hot, rotating breakfast entrée each morning. The evening appetizers also have improved and become more meal-like than nibbles. Lounge is open 24 hours now (I think).

    Question for the masses:

    Is there still ice cream available in the coolers?

    What's the deal with fast pass service?

    :goodvibes


    ETA:

    I noticed that you have a visit to Atlantis noted in your signature. My family loves it there- we have taken two trips where we stayed on Paradise Island. I put together a trip report and if you want to read about it, you can click on any of the links that interest you.

    Atlantis- Comfort Suites April 15-20, 2012
    Pages 58-73

    Preview Pictures, page 56:

    Around Atlantis and The Digs Aquarium


    Atlantis Waterpark


    Snorkeling in the Ruins and Snorkeling in the wild


    Atlantis- February 2009


    Arrival Day/Comfort Suites Paradise Island

    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=44802171&postcount=862

    CS Room 291


    Aquaventure Waterpark

    Best."Lazy" River. EVER! Part 1


    Best."Lazy" River. EVER! Part 2




    The Power Tower


    The Power Tower-The Drop and The Falls


    The Power Tower-The Surge


    The Power Tower- The Abyss



    The Mayan Temple, Part 1


    The Mayan Temple, Part 2


    The Rest of the Waterpark: Pools/Hot Tubs/Kiddie Area



    Finally, Food Porn!



    Let's Take a Walk Around Atlantis


    The Royal Towers Lobby and The Dig, Part I


    The Dig, Part II


    More of The Dig and the Ruins Lagoon


    Fins to the Left! Predator and Ray Lagoons


    Fins to the Right! Predator Tunnel


    Paradise Lagoon


    Under the Sea, Part 1


    Under the Sea, Part 2


    Snorkel The Ruins:

    Snorkeling The Ruins

    Pictures 1
    Pictures 2

    Atlantis Beaches


    Marina Village


    Tour of Nassau, Part 1

    Tour of Nassau, Part 2: Fort Charlotte and Fort Stanley
    Tour of Nassau, Part 3


    So at this time tomorrow we will be en route to our favorite resort!! !!

    Can't believe our trip is here!

    :mickeyjum

    So. EXCITED.
    Looks like you should be on your way!

    Have a fantastic trip!!!

    :cool2:


    My sister and I will be at BCV 9/14-9/18! DH and I enjoyed our pre-cruise stay at YC a couple of weeks ago and I'm looking forward to getting a chance to enjoy SAB again!
    :welcome: back!

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

    :dogdance:


    Hi all. We have added 2 nights YC club onto the end of our stay in late Aug.
    I enquired about one of the new Cabana at Stormalong as we will be have a resort day and thought this would be a nice surprise.
    So price was ;
    Half Day Rentals at Stormalong Bay (feature pool) at the moment are: $211.94 plus tax
    Half Day Rentals at the alternate pool are: $179 plus tax.
    Full Day Rentals at Stormalong Bay (feature pool) at the moment are: $318.44 plus tax
    Full Day Rentals at the alternate pool are: $265.19 plus tax.

    Not sure how this compares to other resort pools but it was higher than i had seen originally advertised.

    Be great to hear any reviews once they become available.

    Thanks
    :welcome:

    I'll add you to the list!

    Thank you so much for the detailed info and the new wrinkle of "alternate pool cabanas" That is the first we have heard of that!

    :fish:


    I just have to say, I love coming and reading this thread (about my favorite resort). It is by far the friendliest and most helpful of all the threads (on any of the boards)! Thanks so much Dee! :flower1:

    Can’t wait to be back at the BC this summer!
    Awwww!!!

    Thanks so much for the kind words!

    :hug:


    I have to post, ‘cause only you guys will get why I’m excited.

    Checked into ASMusic at midnight last night, got a fabulous pool view room in the building closest to the lobby, even with a king bed, which was my only request. And got a coupon in my email for 50% off my next ten Lyft trips, which was perfect timing since we needed a Lyft in the morning. So, I figured that was my birthday pixie dust. But no, the best was yet to come.

    Lyfted over to BC this morning to check in for our “real stay” and when we arrived at the front desk the CM said “Happy birthday, hang on one minute while I get someone to take you up to the club level to check in.”

    My heavily discounted standard view standard room magically became a water view club room. Best birthday ever! It’s way at the end of the hall, above B&C, with a king bed and two Juliette balconies, one of which provides a view over SAB and beyond to the lake and the Boardwalk. Oh, and it’s got a Keurig, for interest’s sake.

    I’m over the moon. Talk about an awesome surprise. Seriously, best birthday ever!
    Wow! Oh Wow!!!

    That is so awesome- thanks for sharing the great news with us!

    Enjoy!

    party:

    Good morning !
    *snip*

    Thanks so much for the detailed, live updates!

    Can you private message me your room number so I can post your view pix after your trip?

    Have such a great time!!!

    ::MickeyMo
     
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    PPFlight75

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    Lotsa toiletries !

    I really like this room . I have been so lucky to have stayed at almost all of the resorts and this has a nice layout . Lot of drawer space , the entry isn’t too tight, and I like the wide opening for the sink area.

    We changed out of our winter clothes to shorts and went right to MK . We moved our evening Splash to noon and did that after lunch at CR.

    We got SOAKED!

    So we decided we might as well swim so headed back to BC . Got off at yc and checked out the shops on our way back .

    What’s in that cup ? Hmm ? After getting up at 3am I was getting cranky so I bought a bottle of pinot noir . A few sips at the pool and a few spins on the lazy river and I was ready for a nap !

    Around 5:30p we went to MK by bus and mono to poly . Had 2 each Appies at traders outdoor . This was just a great way to relax .

    Then we hit the shops , mono to gf to shop , then boat to MK . No hurry because we had our fav SM fp for 7:30-8:30:)

    Did that and buzz and back to resort . Shared a yummy PB cupcake and passed out by 10:30.

    Today is Hs am . Then DS and more pool . Then illuminations dinner tonight .

    Probably my best ever arrival day ! Everything just went smooth!View attachment 382727View attachment 382728View attachment 382729View attachment 382730View attachment 382731View attachment 382732View attachment 382733View attachment 382734View attachment 382735
    Great camo for that wine! I'll have to remember that on my next trip. Have a great time!
     

    TJA

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    Lotsa toiletries !

    I really like this room . I have been so lucky to have stayed at almost all of the resorts and this has a nice layout . Lot of drawer space , the entry isn’t too tight, and I like the wide opening for the sink area.

    We changed out of our winter clothes to shorts and went right to MK . We moved our evening Splash to noon and did that after lunch at CR.

    We got SOAKED!

    So we decided we might as well swim so headed back to BC . Got off at yc and checked out the shops on our way back .

    What’s in that cup ? Hmm ? After getting up at 3am I was getting cranky so I bought a bottle of pinot noir . A few sips at the pool and a few spins on the lazy river and I was ready for a nap !

    Around 5:30p we went to MK by bus and mono to poly . Had 2 each Appies at traders outdoor . This was just a great way to relax .

    Then we hit the shops , mono to gf to shop , then boat to MK . No hurry because we had our fav SM fp for 7:30-8:30:)

    Did that and buzz and back to resort . Shared a yummy PB cupcake and passed out by 10:30.

    Today is Hs am . Then DS and more pool . Then illuminations dinner tonight .

    Probably my best ever arrival day ! Everything just went smooth!View attachment 382727View attachment 382728View attachment 382729View attachment 382730View attachment 382731View attachment 382732View attachment 382733View attachment 382734View attachment 382735
    THANKS for checking in and so glad you're having fun!! There's just something warm and inviting about the BC rooms - we always sort of feel "home" when we get there. Enjoy the rest of your trip! :flower1:
     

    GADisneyDad14

    Disney Resorts Board
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    This is a long overdue YC room report from mid-December 2018. It is pic heavy and covers multiple posts, sorry for being a thread hog but maybe this will be helpful for others for future reference.

    For this trip we booked a 2BR suite (frankly, we were doing some :magnify: for a potential larger family trip later this year) and I had a hard time finding accurate/current/post-renovation info on these particular rooms. I owe @natebenma a huge thank you as she was kind enough to set me straight on a few fronts before our trip!

    The room type here is the "2 Bedroom Suite - Club Level Access" that you see on Disney's website. There are a few other types of 2BRs suites around YC...the Admiral Suite, Captains Deck, Turret Suites, etc - this room category is NOT one of those rooms, those are separate room categories and have to be booked over the phone.

    We had Room 3209. This room included:
    • Master Bedroom w/ King Bed & Master Bath & Separate Balcony
    • Second Bedroom w/ King Bed & Full Standard Bath (this room is more or less the same as a standard resort room, with some exceptions) & Separate Balcony
    • Living Room w/ Pull-Out Queen Sleeper Sofa & Full Standard Bath & No Balcony
    So, 2 King Beds, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa, 3 full bathrooms. Room capacity per Disney is 6.

    As for location, see the red arrow on Dee's map below.
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    For a secondary visual (which isn't drawn particularly well), here's the floor map in the room:
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    And lastly, here's a screenshot from the Touring Plans Room Finder map, also not drawn quite to scale, but close enough to show general room location within the resort.

    TouringPlans Map.png

    The labeling turned out pretty small below, but the circle is the balcony off the Master Bedroom. The Second Bedroom balcony is not visible here but is in the corner behind that faux dormer/turret thing (that is not a part of the room).
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    Here's a view looking up at the room windows. Again, those dormers aren't part of this room, that's just an architectural accent that covers a sitting area below. The Second Bedroom balcony is just to the left off picture.
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    A similar, but different angle...
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    Continued on next post....
     
  • GADisneyDad14

    Disney Resorts Board
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    Here's a look at the Living Room. This part of the suite has hard wood floors, the bedrooms have carpet. That couch is the sleeper pullout.

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    The door you see in the back goes to the Second Bedroom. The Master Bedroom and Second Bedroom are on opposite sides of the suite.
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    IMG_2408.jpeg

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    This is the full bathroom off the Living Room, which includes a tub/shower. There is a small refrigerator underneath the cabinet with the coffee maker/microwave.
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    Nespresso coffee machine here (there is also a standard K-Cup machine in the Second Bedroom).
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    These are the main doors to the suite. The Second Bedroom also has a door to the hallway.
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    A view out the Living Room windows.
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    The full bathroom off the Living Room.
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    Even the "fancy" rooms get their dents and dings...
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    Continued on next post...
     
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    GADisneyDad14

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    The Master Bedroom feels nicely isolated from the Living Room and Second Bedroom. It's a nice size, but maybe a touch awkward in layout though.

    I'm standing in the Master Bedroom, looking back at the Living Room. Closet doors to the right.
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    Master King. The bathroom is on the left/not visible.
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    From the bed looking back at the TV. The Living Room is to your top right in this image. This is a good, usable room - but it's not pompous or overly luxurious (which I mean to imply is a good thing).
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    Unfortunately I have NO PICS of the bathroom, which is probably the best part of the suite! It's a nice size bathroom with a walk-in full tile shower that is different than a normal room. Dual vanities and a separate toilet room. Two adults getting ready was a breeze here!



    Master closet...
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    Balcony view. I'm not necessarily a fan of these partially enclosed balconies as they feel smaller/cramped, but I'm not complaining with this view!
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    Seems like the cabanas that are now under construction would be right there in the middle of this view.
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    A panorama view from the balcony.
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    Continued on next post...
     
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    Wood Nymph

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    Here's a view looking up at the room windows. Again, those dormers aren't part of this room, that's just an architectural accent that covers a sitting area below. The Second Bedroom balcony is just to the left off picture.
    Thanks for posting your pictures. The picture of the windows solves a mystery for me. I always wondered if those rooms were normal resort rooms without a balcony. But it makes perfect sense that they are part of a two bedroom suite. :)

    The suite looks gorgeous. I think they did a good job when they remodeled it.
     

    GADisneyDad14

    Disney Resorts Board
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    The Second Bedroom in this room had a King Bed, full bathroom, and seperate balcony. This room is more or less the same size as a standard YC room with a similar layout, generally speaking.

    Looking into the room from the connecting door to the Living Room.
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    The door to the hallway is behind me in this pic. Bathroom with the normal sliding door to the left.
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    Standard fridge and coffee setup in this room.
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    The toilet in this room had a pull-down HC-accessible bar. Up position.
    IMG_2751.jpeg


    Down position.
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    Not a ton of privacy on this balcony.
    IMG_2727.jpeg

    But a nice nighttime view looking left...
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    And a panorama...
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  • GADisneyDad14

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    So, that's about it on Room 3209 / 2 Bedroom Suite-Club Level Access.

    Some overall thoughts:

    - Lots of space, the bedrooms being on either side of the suite would be good for traveling families/couples that want some separation.
    - I'm biased, but I like CL at YC a lot, so that's always nice. It is a long'ish, but pretty easy trek to the lounge from this room. You could have a longer walk at the end of the CL floor for some rooms.
    - Three full bathrooms would really come in handy for some traveling parties. A combination of showers and tubs helps with adults/little ones as well.
    - Good central room location within the context of the resort - easy to get to everything.
    - Reasonably good views from both bedrooms, although the balconies are kind of small'ish. I think maybe I was expecting a bigger "wow" balcony with the suites, but that's not the case with this particular suite type. It's OK.
    - No full-sized fridge and no full-sized sink, there are other WDW suites that have more of a real kitchen if that is something that is important to you.

    Always happy to answer any questions, just let me know. Thanks!
     
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    trishadono

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    So, that's about it on Room 3209 / 2 Bedroom Suite-Club Level Access.

    Some overall thoughts:

    - Lots of space, the bedrooms being on either side of the suite would be good for traveling families/couples that want some separation.
    - I'm biased, but I like CL at YC a lot, so that's always nice. It is a long'ish, but pretty easy trek to the lounge from this room. You could have a longer walk at the end of the CL floor for some rooms.
    - Three full bathrooms would really come in handy for some traveling parties. A combination of showers and tubs helps with adults/little ones as well.
    - Good central room location within the context of the resort - easy to get to everything.
    - Reasonably good views from both bedrooms, although the balconies are kind of small'ish. I think maybe I was expecting a bigger "wow" balcony with the suites, but that's not the case with this particular suite type. It's OK.
    - No full-sized fridge and no full-sized sink, there are other WDW suites that have more of a real kitchen if that is something that is important to you.

    Always happy to answer any questions, just let me know. Thanks!
    I just walked past YC and like woodnymph I was wondering about those windows lol.

    Love the pix!
     

    trishadono

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    Joined
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    Yesterday’s wine I grabbed in the Marketplace is Parker Staion Pinot Noir. The complimentary wine with the Illuminations dining package? The same Pinot Noir.

    So I am glad I know that is a nice wine after my poolside sampling yesterday.

    We walked to HS today. It was an easy walk! Room 7:56( shortly before we left) by boat dock 8:03 by the big BOARDWALK sign at start of walkway 8:08: at park entrance around 8:15 and in line for Starbucks 8:28.

    Parks are busy so we did 3 rr then boated to Epcot for TT that broke so we can do tonight instead. We took a bus to OKW and boated from there to DS. Then we shopped and had blaze pizza and now it’s nap time.

    I do love Disney boats on a mad busy day, so relaxing.!
     

    trishadono

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    I forgot , we just got back and the maid replaced the big tubes of shampoo , body wash and conditioner, I did leave a tip so maybe that helps.

    Most resorts don’t replace with the larger tubes so I liked that. Now I have a set for dh as a thank you for my trip :)
     

    natebenma

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    Joined
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    So, that's about it on Room 3209 / 2 Bedroom Suite-Club Level Access.

    Some overall thoughts:

    - Lots of space, the bedrooms being on either side of the suite would be good for traveling families/couples that want some separation.
    - I'm biased, but I like CL at YC a lot, so that's always nice. It is a long'ish, but pretty easy trek to the lounge from this room. You could have a longer walk at the end of the CL floor for some rooms.
    - Three full bathrooms would really come in handy for some traveling parties. A combination of showers and tubs helps with adults/little ones as well.
    - Good central room location within the context of the resort - easy to get to everything.
    - Reasonably good views from both bedrooms, although the balconies are kind of small'ish. I think maybe I was expecting a bigger "wow" balcony with the suites, but that's not the case with this particular suite type. It's OK.
    - No full-sized fridge and no full-sized sink, there are other WDW suites that have more of a real kitchen if that is something that is important to you.

    Always happy to answer any questions, just let me know. Thanks!
    Thank you!

    Thank you!

    Thank you!!!

    :thanks:
     
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