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cantwaitvaca09

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We have been to WDW many times and mostly always rent a car. This next trip is my daughters and myself and with the new parking fee, we are not planning on renting a car. After reading on here the Magical Express took 2 hours to get from the airport, have anyone used a ride service instead? If so, what has been your experience/ cost with that? Thank you for your help!
 

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
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Jul 19, 2008
Review by mckenk, first time guest to the Beach Club, March 2019:

Hi Everyone! We stayed at the Beach Club a couple of weeks ago. It was our first stay there and we loved it! We absolutely loved the pool, being in the middle of the Crescent Lake action, and being close to the Boardwalk.
Hi Everyone! We stayed at the Beach Club a couple of weeks ago. It was our first stay there and we loved it! We absolutely loved the pool, being in the middle of the Crescent Lake action, and being close to the Boardwalk.

I thought it might be helpful to share a few things:

1. We took DME and it was 2 hours from the time we stepped off the plane until we got to the resort. (Our plane landed at 3:00 PM). **See comment below

2. We ate at Hurricane Hanna’s twice. My husband had a burger both times and liked them. I had the chicken sandwich and quinoa wrap. The chicken sandwich was salty, but I was so hungry that I didn’t care. The quinoa wrap was just okay, but I liked it because it had a ton of veggies. Overall I would say the food quality is typical for a bar and grill.

3. One thing I didn’t realize about Hurricane Hanna’s was that the bar and restaurant are separate. I was planning to get a fresh cocktail with my QS meal credit, but they weren’t serving those at the restaurant. Instead they had some the Cutwater canned cocktails, wine, and beer. Not a big deal, but I thought I would mention it. *** See comment below:

4. I was worried about my kids not having sand pails for the pool, but there were tons of the pails from Hurricane Hanna’s laying around.

5. We had mixed feelings about the Freestyle machines. One was broken, and the one that was working had a finicky touchscreen. It made for longish waits and frustration. But we liked the variety of choices.

6. We had a ton of fun pin trading. It was our first time, and we learned they have a book behind the check-in counter and a big board in the Sandcastle Club.

We stayed in a DVC studio. I'll try to share some balcony views when I get a chance!

**ETA- Disney Magical Express timing:

Thanks! Part of that time includes deboarding the plane and using the restroom. We were the last people on the bus, so it left the airport fairly soon after we got on. But the bus stopped at three resorts before arriving at the Beach Club. And, when we got there, there was another ME bus already there, so we had to sit and wait for 5-10 minutes, (which was tortuous because we could have gotten off and walked and been to the resort in 30 seconds, lol).
**ETA- availability of menu at the bar at Hurricane Hanna's

You can order the full restaurant menu at the bar if you want to use your QS credit to get a fun drink and a burger.
I was at BWV earlier this month and did this twice at Hanna's when we were walking around Crescent lake.
 
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Minniemoo15

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Jan 27, 2016
We just came back from our second stay at BCV and wanted to thank everyone for their help on this thread.

Some takeaways from this year....
-Hurricane Hanna’s was MUCH better... the new menu is really good and there were less birds trying to attack you while you ate! I’m glad we gave it another try this year because last year we all hated it. We ended up eating there multiple times over the 10 days. We also enjoyed the new options at Marketplace. The QS options have definitely improved

-The boat and bus transportation were all super efficient... we never had to wait more than 5-10 minutes for a bus/boat. The bus times on the app are super helpful.

-Cape May Cafe was a hit again this year...the addition of the omelette station is great. Everything was really delicious.

-if you are Canadian - walk to the International Gateway on your arrival day to activate your park tickets. It saved us a bunch of time for our first morning at the parks.

-Beach Club remains our favourite resort on property. We are in the process of buying DVC (unfortunately not at BCV due to the high cost and short number of years remaining) so I don’t know when we will stay there again. I do hope we will be back one day, though. It’s really a special spot where I hold a lot of good family memories.
 
  • Best Aunt

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    We have been to WDW many times and mostly always rent a car. This next trip is my daughters and myself and with the new parking fee, we are not planning on renting a car. After reading on here the Magical Express took 2 hours to get from the airport, have anyone used a ride service instead? If so, what has been your experience/ cost with that? Thank you for your help!
    I use Tiffany Towncar to get from the airport to a Disney Resort. Lately I have been booking just one way. I like to have gluten-free bread in the room for breakfast, so I do a grocery store stop on the way to the resort. Since the room might not be ready when I get there, this seems like a better use of my time than going to the resort and later going to the store. The grocery stop is included at no extra charge, and by the time I get to the resort it's a little later and the room might be more likely to be ready. (Yes, I know you can leave your bags with Bell Services and then go to a park if your room isn't ready, but by the time I get to a Disney hotel I've been travelling for hours and I feel more organized if I can go to my room first.)

    I use Uber or Lyft to get from the hotel to the airport on departure day.

    I have not used Uber or Lyft to get from the airport to the hotel, but there is a great Uber/Lyft thread over on the transportation board if you have questions. Here is the link:
    https://www.disboards.com/threads/everthing-you-wanted-to-know-about-uber-lyft-at-wdw.3443634/
     

    cantwaitvaca09

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    I use Tiffany Towncar to get from the airport to a Disney Resort. Lately I have been booking just one way. I like to have gluten-free bread in the room for breakfast, so I do a grocery store stop on the way to the resort. Since the room might not be ready when I get there, this seems like a better use of my time than going to the resort and later going to the store. The grocery stop is included at no extra charge, and by the time I get to the resort it's a little later and the room might be more likely to be ready. (Yes, I know you can leave your bags with Bell Services and then go to a park if your room isn't ready, but by the time I get to a Disney hotel I've been travelling for hours and I feel more organized if I can go to my room first.)

    I use Uber or Lyft to get from the hotel to the airport on departure day.

    I have not used Uber or Lyft to get from the airport to the hotel, but there is a great Uber/Lyft thread over on the transportation board if you have questions. Here is the link:
    https://www.disboards.com/threads/everthing-you-wanted-to-know-about-uber-lyft-at-wdw.3443634/
    Thanks for the link, how much is the town car?
     
  • Euby

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    Feb 26, 2014
    Thank you @PolyRob for the picture! That helps a lot! Is there a size difference between the CL rooms and the non-CL rooms?
     

    antmaril

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    My adult son and I will be at the Yacht Club November 17-22, 2019. We have stayed at BC, BWI and YC. YC is our favorite! He is a HUGE Star Wars fan, so the close proximity will be great. He can go fight the crowds and I can hang around the YC. Win/Win, I say!
     

    ginny65

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    Jan 3, 2004
    I'm wondering what the construction will look like and what affects it will have on guests during the August reconstruction of Beaches & Cream.
     
  • bphilb

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    May 8, 2013
    I check in Wednesday morning. We are going to the after hours event at Animal Kingdom but will be hanging around the YC and SAB until the evening. We are staying club level the first two days which is exciting.
     

    PCFriar80

    BCV/CT
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    Dec 19, 2004
    I'm wondering what the construction will look like and what affects it will have on guests during the August reconstruction of Beaches & Cream.
    I think the impacts to the guests will be minimal as Disney does a nice job of covering up construction. From what I have read, the expansion and renovations will be contained to the existing B&C layout and extended in to what is now the Arcade. How far? Don't know. The bulk of the construction will be done in existing footprint with assumed impacts to the walkway between B&C and SAB. I don't anticipate that walkway being fully shut down as its a major access way between the YC/BC and also allows access to the health club/spa from the BC.
     

    adrock1212

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    Jun 19, 2007
    Does anyone know if there are showers available for use on day of departure? Looking to freshen up before heading to airport!
     

    PCFriar80

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    Does anyone know if there are showers available for use on day of departure? Looking to freshen up before heading to airport!
    A new indoor shower area was added in 2017 just to right of the restrooms adjacent to SAB. Or to better put it, to the left of arcade. Post #2 of this thread has pictures. So, if you walk past beaches and cream, the arcade (lafferty place), the showers will be on your right.
     

    Monorail_Man_NJ

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    :welcome: home!!!

    That is excellent news.

    I'll add your trip to the list.

    :cool1:




    :welcome:

    When is your trip?

    I have heard great things about the BW Club Level so I'll be interested in hearing your comparison after your stay.

    Have a great time!

    :goodvibes





    :welcome: back!

    I'll add you to the list.

    :dogdance:




    :welcome: home!

    It always makes me smile when I read about your traditional family trip.

    :woohoo:




    :welcome: home!

    Always good to see you back again for another marathon trip!

    :cheer2:
    Im coming in next month May 19 - 21st 2019 (YC Club Level)
     

    baler31

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    Apr 14, 2010
    Does anyone know how many king rooms on CL? Would I be better booking non CL if king is most important? Thx.
     

    always

    Mouseketeer
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    Jul 5, 2010
    Hello again!
    I made reservations for two rooms at the YC in June. My parents also have a reservation the same week. What are the odds that any of the three rooms will be near one another? Two of the rooms are Garden View, one room is Water View.
     


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