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

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
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We got upgraded from a standard view to a water view at BC last April, but our “view” ended up being scaffolding and strange men on our balcony at all hours.:laughing: But we couldn’t complain, it was still an upgrade, it looked lovely at night, and our room was SUPER close to the lobby! :thumbsup2
:welcome: to the thread!

Thanks for posting about your experience.

:goodvibes


So excited.. Dh and I will be at YC 9/9- 9/12. I really need a Disney fix and I can't believe he has agreed to come with me. He hasn't been to DW since 2009. I stayed at BC in 2012. I can't wait to catch up on whats going on around the resort. Its been a long time
:welcome:

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

:cool1:


Oh, and Dee? Please modify our dates on the Be Our Guest List. We'll be there on the 17th! Thanks!
Will do!

:woohoo:


Just switched our honeymoon reservation from GF to YC!! Mainly for location and pool, and unreliability of monorail. Oh, and extra magic funds pixiedust: And lots of eating at Epcot..

Absolutely cannot wait!
:welcome: and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

:love:

I'll add your trip to the list. October?

:goodvibes


Hi all, this may be of interest to those of you with 4-12 year olds.
I have been trying to book Pixar play zone for our Aug stay
and was told tonight by Disney signature service that it is not running during the time we are staying.
They suggested a new event;

“We will have a new and exciting experience for your children to enjoy while they are with us called CaptainHook's Pirate Crew. Each night from 5-8:30 p.m., kids ages 4–12 are welcome aboard, participating in an escape room-style activity and treasure huntthroughout the resort. The pirate recruits will embark on a short boat ride across Crescent Lake in search for the treasure, and later return to Seaside Retreat to feast together after their excursion. Captain Hook comes to check on hisrecruits, teaching them the secret pirate hand shake, and making sure they found where “X” marks the spot.”

Its running from Beach and Yacht club on a nightly basis and is $55 plus tax per child.

It starts mid april and i have booked for Aug. I would call the disney play number which you use for other tours.

Thanks for sharing the info on this. Sounds very cool!

pirate:


I used Buena Vista Rentals (866) 484-4797. The chair was waiting for us when we arrived at the hotel.No problems at all and you leave the chair with bell services when you check out.
:welcome: to posting on the thread!

Thanks for the helpful info and endorsement for the rental company.

:cool2:


Here is the picture of the bus info sign that I took this afternoon.
Perfect!

Thank you so much!

::yes::
 

Ninja Mom

Attention People of Earth, I come in Peace...
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
I did the Regatta Run at the Yacht Club Marina this morning and it was a lot of fun. My husband took a few pictures of it. We had approximately ten runners with two of them being young teens who smoked the field. It was tons of fun. :)

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table of things for the finishers

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I am on the far left.
Good job! When I compete against the young ones I'm not adverse to cheating in the name of old age. I like to yell things like "NANA NEEDS SOME CPR" or "YOU DROPPED YOUR PHONE!!!" to get them to slow down.

The phone one always works with the kids and you can gain even more extra time by saying "Sorry, I accidently kicked it into those bushes over there"...

~NM
 
  • PPFlight75

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 22, 2015
    I did the Regatta Run at the Yacht Club Marina this morning and it was a lot of fun. My husband took a few pictures of it. We had approximately ten runners with two of them being young teens who smoked the field. It was tons of fun. :)

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    table of things for the finishers

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    I am on the far left.
    Thanks for these pics. My DH is interested in this in March.(I will be sleeping lol!)
    Can he do it if we are at BWI? I think they have one too but the YC date works out better.
     

    Wood Nymph

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 19, 2012
    The elevators now have Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, one voice per elevator, announcing what floor you are on. It is a little unnerving to hear the voices for old BC fans like us who have stayed here for years. They said that they added the announcements recently.

    I have one more bus area sign for you.

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    We are very sad to be going home today. We will be hanging out at Storm Along Bay until it is time to go to the airport. It has been a great trip.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    The elevators now have Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, one voice per elevator, announcing what floor you are on. It is a little unnerving to hear the voices for old BC fans like us who have stayed here for years. They said that they added the announcements recently.

    I have one more bus area sign for you.

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    We are very sad to be going home today. We will be hanging out at Storm Along Bay until it is time to go to the airport. It has been a great trip.

    Thanks so much for all of the info, pictures and reports.

    Take a lap around SAB for me today.

    :fish:
     
  • focusondisney

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 7, 2009
    The elevators now have Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, one voice per elevator, announcing what floor you are on. It is a little unnerving to hear the voices for old BC fans like us who have stayed here for years. They said that they added the announcements recently.
    Wow that’s cute! I think this is the first time I’ve read about that. Wonder if they will add it at YC too.
     

    PCFriar80

    BCV/CT
    Joined
    Dec 19, 2004
    Wow that’s cute! I think this is the first time I’ve read about that. Wonder if they will add it at YC too.
    I can attest that the BCVs have the voices too! Just Minnie and Mickey since there are only two lobby elevators. It hasn't made it to the single elevator in the middle of the Villas. I was riding solo when we first got there and had to do a double-take! Creeped me out at first, but being the change agent that I am, quickly warmed up to it. It's funny to watch other guests mouthing or mimicking the floor announcements.
     
  • Wood Nymph

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 19, 2012
    We are back from our six night WL/BC split stay and this time we really wished we could stay in warm and sunny Florida. We had good weather for most of the trip, just a little rain but that was in late afternoon and evening on Tuesday and Wednesday, and we were always in the resort at those times. Our four nights at the WL were a little quieter than the always busy BC resort days. We tried club level at the BC for the first time because we had a 35% passholder discount and Disney math made it possible. ;) We checked into the BC on Wednesday via taxi from the WL around 10am. We went to the front desk and as soon as they saw we were CL, they took us upstairs to complete the check in. Wednesday was the first day of Disney's new credit card policy and they explained how they would be putting a $100 hold on our credit card at check in. Our room wasn't ready yet so we grabbed a few snacks and headed down to SAB. We finally got the room ready text a little after 2pm and headed up to our room.

    We were given room 5652, the room right next door to the club lounge and across the hall from the ice machine. It was a rather noisy area with people chatting while going to the lounge or elevators. We had just come from the serenity of the WL, where their club lounge is very quiet, and the bright and noisy BC was a tough transition. But we ended up taking full advantage of the food offerings in the lounge and cancelled our dinner reservations. We also spent a lot of time at SAB. In fact, we never made it into a park on either Wednesday or yesterday. The weather was fantastic for most of the trip and we really enjoying just hanging out at the pool. We had a great time at the BC, too, just like at the WL.

    We were in room 5652 - standard view, 2 queens and a daybed, and a full balcony. It is the first room down the hall from the lounge and very convenient to run back and forth to the lounge from that room. I put pillows in front of the door at night to muffle the sound, and that worked very well.

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    This room was right above the area where they do airline check in, although we didn't hear any noise from there. In fact, we didn't hear a lot of noise from the driveway below at all.

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    This is the view slightly to the left. We could see the fireworks from Magic Kingdom from the balcony.

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    This is the view to the right. I could see the Illuminations fireworks from the balcony by leaning over just a bit. It was a pretty good view.

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    I marked our room, 5652, with a yellow circle and the club lounge with a blue circle. That is the Solarium at the bottom left and the area where they do airline check in directly below our room. We enjoyed the view and people watching. I was able to watch fireworks from MK and Epcot from this balcony.

    All in all it was a great trip. We had club level access for both resorts and ended up only eating dinner at only one restaurant. The rest of the time we used the lounge for breakfast and dinner. I can see why people like club level. It made the trip a little less stressful. :)
     
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    lovingeire

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Nov 3, 2012
    We are booked for our first stay at the Beach Club October 30-November 6th this year. I'll be participating in the Wine & Dine races. DH may be too. He is lamenting not staying at the Contemporary, but I know the kids will love the pool! Plus, being able to walk to Epcot for F&W fun is a win for me!
     

    lisalonglash

    Yes, I love Pluto!
    Joined
    Jun 21, 2007
    I wonder if anyone has a picture (or pictures) of the mug refill stations at Hurricane Hanna's and/or Beach Club Marketplace taken recently? I don't know why I want to see what is available, but I do LOL Thank you!
     

    ninafeliz

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 30, 2001
    I wonder if anyone has a picture (or pictures) of the mug refill stations at Hurricane Hanna's and/or Beach Club Marketplace taken recently? I don't know why I want to see what is available, but I do LOL Thank you!
    The beach club marketplace has 2 Coca Cola freestyle machines. So any of the choices it has are available.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
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    Haven't been to Beach Club in a few years, but our family is going in December to celebrate my birthday and my husband's birthday. Can't wait to return to my favorite resort!
    :welcome: back!

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

    :cool1:

    Yes! Thank you!! Oct 27-Nov 5th :cool1:
    Thanks for the dates!

    :goodvibes


    We are back from our six night WL/BC split stay and this time we really wished we could stay in warm and sunny Florida.
    Thanks again for another excellent, detailed report.

    :thumbsup2


    We are booked for our first stay at the Beach Club October 30-November 6th this year. I'll be participating in the Wine & Dine races. DH may be too. He is lamenting not staying at the Contemporary, but I know the kids will love the pool! Plus, being able to walk to Epcot for F&W fun is a win for me!
    :welcome:

    I'll add your trip to the list.

    The location of the resort makes it so convenient to get to EPCOT. I hope your family loves the Beach Club- I suspect they will!

    :woohoo:
     

    looloo24

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Aug 5, 2018
    Not sure about BC, but the market at Ale and Compass at YC had at least three different brands of Cabernet Sauvignon in October that you could purchase by the bottle. They also had those single cup type containers of Woodbridge CS.

    I can't answer about the BC Marketplace either, but to add to @gillep's excellent adivice, here is what was available at the Market at Ale & Compass this past weekend:

    For cabs, it looks like:

    BR Cohn
    Chateau Smith
    Simi
    Woodbridge (individual servings)

    I'd need others to vouch if any of these are any good! LOL!

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    Thank you both very much. We were debating about bringing wine with us or just purchasing a bottle while at the YC. :thanks:
     

    nllmncsu

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
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    :welcome: back!

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

    :cool1:



    Thanks for the dates!

    :goodvibes




    Thanks again for another excellent, detailed report.

    :thumbsup2




    :welcome:

    I'll add your trip to the list.

    The location of the resort makes it so convenient to get to EPCOT. I hope your family loves the Beach Club- I suspect they will!

    :woohoo:
     


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