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

JenluvsDisney

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How is the parking situation currently? Plenty of spaces? Decent locations or are you walking for days from the back of the lot?
We stayed at the Beach Club from March 6-16 and had a rental car for the entire length of our stay. It was a busy time due to spring breaks but, despite how crowded the parks and hotel were, we never had a problem finding a parking spot. I'd say the parking lot was always about two-thirds to three-quarters full but we were always able to find a spot in the front half of the lot closest to the Beach Club Villas and, by walking through the quiet pool deck at the Villas, then cutting through the "Breezeway" corridor of the villas, we were back at the Beach Club in no time :)
 

MusicalAstronaut

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Are parking fees automatically included in total cost of stay whether u do/do not have a vehicle?
I would check your bill regardless, because a lot of people have reported having the parking fee added even if they didn't have a car. This seems to happen if you don't take DME to your resort (maybe you take an uber or whatever), so I'd check to be safe.
 

focusondisney

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We will be at BCV in September! 9/8 - 9/15. This will be our first trip to this resort as BCV DVC owners. Can anyone comment on where we can get lunch on our check-in day? Our flight lands early (9:30) so we plan on ME from the airport and then some mini-golf and relaxing by the pool before heading to a park for the evening. Is there a must stop for lunch on the walk from mini golf back to the resort? Eat by the pool? I am so bummed that B&C will be closed for refurbishment - I was so looking forward to eating there! I hear Hurricane Hannah's has stepped up their game and might be a good choice and I also hear rumors of a satellite B&C location!!!????
We ate at the Fountain at the Dolphin on our trip in February. They have burgers, salads, sandwiches, fries, onion rings etc. And ice cream, similar to Beaches & Cream. We were there late so it wasn’t crowded. But it has the same atmosphere as B & C.

Also the Matketplace at Beach Club has a decent flat bread pizza that we enjoy once in awhile. ESPN club at Boardwalk has sandwiches, salads, wings, nachos. Usually not hard to get a table there as a walk in. Boardwalk Bakery has some nice sandwiches & there is a pizza window on the Boardwalk too. Actually, lots of options in the area, it might be a “wait & see what you feel like” situation!
 
  • Best Aunt

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    I would check your bill regardless, because a lot of people have reported having the parking fee added even if they didn't have a car. This seems to happen if you don't take DME to your resort (maybe you take an uber or whatever), so I'd check to be safe.
    Regarding being charged for parking when you don't have a car:

    My last stay was at Wilderness Lodge. The guard at the entrance scanned my Magic Band when I arrived in an Uber. I don't know what actually happens when they scan your Magic Band. Do they just see information? Or do they send information? Anyway, I was staying in a DVC room so no parking charge for me on that trip. I don't know what would have happen if I had been staying in a regular hotel room.
     

    ScubaCat

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    I would check your bill regardless, because a lot of people have reported having the parking fee added even if they didn't have a car. This seems to happen if you don't take DME to your resort (maybe you take an uber or whatever), so I'd check to be safe.
    Based on this information, I'd also specifically tell the guard on the way in that you are not parking your car. They're probably the ones marking down that you are parking, thereby generating the charge.
     

    MusicalAstronaut

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    Booked my half day cabana! I got the AP discount, but I had to ask for it & then insist it was real, after the CM told me there was no discount. I said I'd heard from multiple passholders that they had a 15% discount and she "double checked" and then said she saw it. I thought that was interesting, since when booking other things the CMs usually ask me if I'm DVC or AP to get any applicable discounts. Either way, I was able to have it applied.
     

    PCFriar80

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    Just back from another great stay at the BCVs and running the Star Wars 1/2 marathon! Note to self, if you're from New England and train in 30 degree weather, the heat and humidity that accompanied us for this run really knocks you down. Other than that, weather was great for touring!
    Great concerts at Epcot with Christopher Cross, The Spinners and Dennis DeYoung [Styx] last night. They put up the Easter Egg display in the BC lobby on Sunday and I've attached some pictures.




     
  • vinotinto

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    5C60A864-4DA5-41C4-AFB3-1255AE6F8C29.jpeg 49C6D246-0588-4D74-8532-FBCD4C072E35.jpeg We just got back on Sunday night from a lovely stay at YC. We requested a room with a daybed and got it. Loved the room refurbishment, which proves Disney can clean up and modernize the look of a room and maintain the theme. We booked garden view and had a really nice view of the quiet pool and the surrounding landscape. It was very pretty and quiet (prettier and quieter than SAB, IMHO).

    The biggest surprise was Ale and Compass and its lounge. The food was really, really delicious and the atmosphere was quiet and, dare I say, sophisticated?! I’m posting a couple of pictures. One is a pic of the shrimp and grits at Ale and Compass breakfast and the other, the baked feta and buffalo cauliflower at the Ale and Compass Lounge. We lamented that we ran out of time and didn’t get to eat here again.
     
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    Ninja Mom

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    Holy Morning Sugar Rush, Batman!


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    This orange cream tart can be found at the Yacht Club’s Market at Ale & Compass and at the Beach Club Marketplace, and it is officially available today! Buuuuut the DFB is intrepid, and when we stopped in to try it yesterday, the cast member let us have one! (Further proof that it can’t hurt to ask at Disney World!)

    This square tart is covered in a marbled mirror glaze that perfectly suits the princess who inspired it. It’s edged in sweet buttercream, which adds the biggest hit of sugar in the dessert.

    Inside the tart is a thick vanilla custard that’s so dense as to eat more like a cheesecake. The orange cream comes in the (too) thin layer of orange custard on the bottom. Fans of orange won’t be thrilled that the flavor is so subtle, but if you’re in it more for the vanilla cream and the sweet pink color, you’ll be happy!

    The Briar Rose Gold Ears on top are comprised of white chocolate discs and bow, tinted rose gold (er, sorry: BRIAR rose gold) and dusted with copious amounts of edible glitter.

    :eek:
    I got diabetes just from reading that description.

    I would check your bill regardless, because a lot of people have reported having the parking fee added even if they didn't have a car. This seems to happen if you don't take DME to your resort (maybe you take an uber or whatever), so I'd check to be safe.
    In all likelihood there are multiple ways for Disney to mess things up and charge you erroneously for parking. I am seeing multiple reports of people having had their bands scanned at the guard shack when arriving in friend's cars or Lyft vehicles that won't be parking on property and then getting dinged with the parking charge.

    I'd have to wonder how many people were charged for parking cars that they didn't have and just missed the charge. Don't ask a CM if you were charged, you need to study your final bill. The format of that bill is very confusing so be diligent when checking.

    ~NM
     

    luvpoohandcompany

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    Super excited to be staying at YC for the first time May 21-26. It will be a girls trip with my mom, myself & my two daughters with my mom's best friend joining us as well. I am going to attempt room request thru touring plans. We have planned an "unplanned" day for Flower and Garden Food booth tastings and I am trying to decide on a late dinner reservation. We have narrowed it down to Chefs de France, Le Cellier or Flying Fish.
    Sounds like a great trip you’ve planned. I’ve eaten at all 3 restaurants many times and have always enjoyed our meals. Chefs is great value and only 1 credit if you’re on the dining plan. The other 2 are pricier but great experiences at both. Depending on your timing you may get a great view of the fireworks from Chefs if you have a window seat. You can’t go wrong with any of these choices :)
     

    ginny65

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    I got diabetes just from reading that description.
    I was thinking the same thing when I read that! :earseek: My son was diagnosed with Type 1 a couple years ago, and it is amazing how much you have to change your diet when having Type 1. We actually all changed the way we eat since learning just how certain foods affect your body. We still have treats but nothing so completely full of sugar as mentioned above. And actually, after you stop eating so much sugar, you really don't even crave it anymore. I'm sure we are all healthier now for it. I'm a true believer that something good comes out of everything bad. :earsboy:
     
  • mevelandry

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    Holy Morning Sugar Rush, Batman!


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    This orange cream tart can be found at the Yacht Club’s Market at Ale & Compass and at the Beach Club Marketplace, and it is officially available today! Buuuuut the DFB is intrepid, and when we stopped in to try it yesterday, the cast member let us have one! (Further proof that it can’t hurt to ask at Disney World!)

    This square tart is covered in a marbled mirror glaze that perfectly suits the princess who inspired it. It’s edged in sweet buttercream, which adds the biggest hit of sugar in the dessert.

    Inside the tart is a thick vanilla custard that’s so dense as to eat more like a cheesecake. The orange cream comes in the (too) thin layer of orange custard on the bottom. Fans of orange won’t be thrilled that the flavor is so subtle, but if you’re in it more for the vanilla cream and the sweet pink color, you’ll be happy!

    The Briar Rose Gold Ears on top are comprised of white chocolate discs and bow, tinted rose gold (er, sorry: BRIAR rose gold) and dusted with copious amounts of edible glitter.

    :eek:
    How much did you pay for this beauty?
     

    stitchfan18

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    DH and I are getting a date night while we’re staying at the YC this summer, and I’m trying to figure out some fun things my in-laws can do with our kids while we are gone. We’re planning to swim that afternoon, and will probably meet up for dessert at Ample Hills after dinner. Since my in-laws aren’t going to have park tickets that day, they’ll need to stay around the Epcot resort area. (Plus they aren’t very familiar with Disney, so I’d worry about them getting lost if we sent them somewhere else ) Where should I tell them to go for a low key dinner, and what are some fun things to do besides the pool? Our kids are 5, 3 & 1 and we’ll probably be gone from 5-8 on our date night if that helps!
     

    luvpoohandcompany

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    DH and I are getting a date night while we’re staying at the YC this summer, and I’m trying to figure out some fun things my in-laws can do with our kids while we are gone. We’re planning to swim that afternoon, and will probably meet up for dessert at Ample Hills after dinner. Since my in-laws aren’t going to have park tickets that day, they’ll need to stay around the Epcot resort area. (Plus they aren’t very familiar with Disney, so I’d worry about them getting lost if we sent them somewhere else ) Where should I tell them to go for a low key dinner, and what are some fun things to do besides the pool? Our kids are 5, 3 & 1 and we’ll probably be gone from 5-8 on our date night if that helps!
    Check out the activities schedule for your date night- kids might enjoy the movie under the stars or roasting marshmallows if that’s available. My kids love the entertainers on the boardwalk which makes for a pleasant stroll :)
     

    Llama mama

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    View attachment 393710 View attachment 393711 We just got back on Sunday night from a lovely stay at YC. We requested a room with a daybed and got it. Loved the room refurbishment, which proves Disney can clean up and modernize the look of a room and maintain the theme. We booked garden view and had a really nice view of the quiet pool and the surrounding landscape. It was very pretty and quiet (prettier and quieter than SAB, IMHO).

    The biggest surprise was Ale and Compass and its lounge. The food was really, really delicious and the atmosphere was quiet and, dare I say, sophisticated?! I’m posting a couple of pictures. One is a pic of the shrimp and grits at Ale and Compass breakfast and the other, the baked feta and buffalo cauliflower at the Ale and Compass Lounge. We lamented that we ran out of time and didn’t get to eat here again.
    Great timing of posts ! I just booked a lunch at Ale and Compass for our June YC trip ! Pictures look fantastic.
     
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    Llama mama

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    I saw on TP yesterday that the IG was moving to one tapstyle today as they do gondola stuff at IG.

    Is anyone there that can confirm a change?[/QUOTE? Hopefully not . I truly hope the skyline doesn’t effect our favorite resort to vacation in being YC. I hope the IG traffic stays low . It’s very convenient to stroll over to Epcot nightly.
     

    shoreward

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    DH and I are getting a date night while we’re staying at the YC this summer, and I’m trying to figure out some fun things my in-laws can do with our kids while we are gone. We’re planning to swim that afternoon, and will probably meet up for dessert at Ample Hills after dinner. Since my in-laws aren’t going to have park tickets that day, they’ll need to stay around the Epcot resort area. (Plus they aren’t very familiar with Disney, so I’d worry about them getting lost if we sent them somewhere else ) Where should I tell them to go for a low key dinner, and what are some fun things to do besides the pool? Our kids are 5, 3 & 1 and we’ll probably be gone from 5-8 on our date night if that helps!
    Check out the activities schedule for your date night- kids might enjoy the movie under the stars or roasting marshmallows if that’s available. My kids love the entertainers on the boardwalk which makes for a pleasant stroll :)
    The monthly resort activities calendar is always posted in this thread.
    April calendar: https://www.disboards.com/threads/disneys-yacht-beach-club-resorts-information-questions-updated-info-on-page-1-post-1-13-14.3400342/page-1431#post-60466307

    They can eat outside at Hurricane Hanna's, which is around Stormalong Bay. Some kids' meals come with a pail for playing on the beach.
    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/beach-club-resort/hurricane-hanna-grill/

    They can also take a ride on the FriendShip boat, that runs between EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. If Beaches and Cream is open (not closed for refurbishment starting July 2019), it's is a great place to eat. Reservations highly recommended, if you can land one.
     

    Turksmom

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    Check out the activities schedule for your date night- kids might enjoy the movie under the stars or roasting marshmallows if that’s available. My kids love the entertainers on the boardwalk which makes for a pleasant stroll :)
    The photo booths on the Boardwalk are included in Memory Maker (if you have it- if you don't, consider it, especially with grandparents!). My kids enjoy choosing character frames and making a few funny faces.
     

    NicoleLarson

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    The photo booths on the Boardwalk are included in Memory Maker (if you have it- if you don't, consider it, especially with grandparents!). My kids enjoy choosing character frames and making a few funny faces.
    What?! When did this happen? Thx for that tidbit, my kids love those booths.
     


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