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Melissa1977

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I've had Garden views that overlooked worksheds and "quiet" pools with bright lights and loud people at 1am, and those were at the farrrrrrrr end of the building. My favorite room I ever had at the yacht club was on the ground floor, one of the first ones past the elevator, that opened out onto a courtyard. Quiet at night and lots of natural light in the morning. It also didn't take 20 minutes to run back to the room to grab something, haha. I don't recall the room number though.
thanks! That's very good information!
 

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Melissa1977

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:welcome: to this forum!

When is your trip?

On the Resorts Community Board, we have a couple of threads with a sample of views by category for the Yacht Club and the Beach Club.

This is the indexed listing of Garden View YC rooms. The rooms starting with 5 are on the fifth floor and are club level.

Please note that we generally do not recommend that you request a room by specific room number, but instead make your request using a description of what you want. The suggestion by a previous poster of "Wedding Gazebo View" is a good one and in many cases offers a peek at Crescent Lake.

:goodvibes


Garden View- Garden View rooms at the Yacht Club may have a view of the Wedding Gazebo or the back entrance courtyard (lake side). There are also some GV rooms near the tennis courts/quiet pool.

???? First Floor

Room 1016

Room 1018

Room 1040

Room 1054

Room 1097

Room 1148

Room 1152

Room 1152

Room 2025

Room 2067

Room 2093

Room 2097

Room 2147

Room 2154

Room 3070
Room 3070, pictures

Room 3087

Room 3100

Room 3112

Room 3150

???? beebeeryan, tennis courts

Room 4097

Room 4110

Room 4137

Room 4150

Room 4223

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One of the YC CL GV rooms

Room 5150

Room 5152

Room 5154

Room 5198

5198, March 2019 King Bed
thank you so much! We are going in May! Can't wait!!!
 
  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    I'm going to ask a noob question because I've never bothered to do this before, but you have to fax in room requests, right? There's no other way to do one? What number do you send a fax to and is it just a letter with like your name, reservation info, and your request?
    Actually, I have been told by CMs who have been involved with room assignments at the resort that they pay more attention to the requests that are called in than the ones that are faxed.

    Your mileage may vary- some guests have reported being successful with faxes, particularly when they are part of a subscription service, but our recommendation is to call in your request through Disney's Central Reservation Office.


    These are the numbers I have listed in the FAQ/Other Useful Info Section- the second number ending in 1936 is the one listed on the WDW phone directory:

    Walt Disney World (number on wdw website): (407) 939-5277
    7 am to 11 pm

    Walt Disney World Resort Reservations: (407) 939-1936
    0800 16 90 730 (UK)

    :thumbsup2
     

    bookbabe626

    DIS Veteran
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    Aug 25, 2006
    We just got back and it opened at 9am and I *think* closed at 11pm. I'm not positive about closing time but I think I remember being in the room close to 11 one night and it was still open.
    Thanks! DH will be thrilled. In February the hours were 10-8, and it frustrated him to no end. He loves going for a swim in the morning before we hit the parks and then again after we get back.
     

    Nicnic

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 2, 2012
    A few transportation questions

    Has anyone recently taken a taxi cab or Uber/Lyft to the water parks or Disney Springs?

    What was the approx. cost?

    What is the deal with Minnie Vans- is it still a flat fee for anywhere on Disney property? If so, what is that cost?

    Thanks!

    :thanks:

    We used Uber last year to DS, drop off is West side zones 8 and 9 where the regular busses are and was less than $10 there. We didn't realise the drop off point and we needed to be the other side of DS! Pickup is at East and West and uses a FIFO (first in,first out) system like a virtual que. They have designated pick up points once you have booked your request.
     
  • JessietheNCCowgirl

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 2, 2010
    A few transportation questions

    Has anyone recently taken a taxi cab or Uber/Lyft to the water parks or Disney Springs?

    What was the approx. cost?

    What is the deal with Minnie Vans- is it still a flat fee for anywhere on Disney property? If so, what is that cost?

    Thanks!

    :thanks:
    Hi Dee, we just returned from a great stay at the Beach Club (miss it already). My DD and I ran the Star Wars 10k and half-marathon this past weekend. The evening after the half-marathon we decided to take a Minnie Van from Beach Club to Hollywood Studios. The charge was $21.87 before gratuity, so I don't think it's a flat $25 fee anymore. We normally walk to HS, but we were 'dis-bounding' as Star Wars characters for the Star Wars Dessert Party, and didn't want to be sweaty before we got there! :)
     

    Tess

    DIS Veteran - 1997
    Joined
    Aug 19, 1999
    Hi Dee, we just returned from a great stay at the Beach Club (miss it already). My DD and I ran the Star Wars 10k and half-marathon this past weekend. The evening after the half-marathon we decided to take a Minnie Van from Beach Club to Hollywood Studios. The charge was $21.87 before gratuity, so I don't think it's a flat $25 fee anymore. We normally walk to HS, but we were 'dis-bounding' as Star Wars characters for the Star Wars Dessert Party, and didn't want to be sweaty before we got there! :)
    WHAT? Am I reading that correctly, $22 for a ride that is less than 2 miles--probably less than 1 mile? WOW! :headache::crazy2: I guess I shouldn't be so shocked--it is Disney, but egads! Okay--back to the regularly scheduled thread. . .but wow!:scared1:
     
  • MusicalAstronaut

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    Jul 6, 2017
    Actually, I have been told by CMs who have been involved with room assignments at the resort that they pay more attention to the requests that are called in than the ones that are faxed.

    Your mileage may vary- some guests have reported being successful with faxes, particularly when they are part of a subscription service, but our recommendation is to call in your request through Disney's Central Reservation Office.


    These are the numbers I have listed in the FAQ/Other Useful Info Section- the second number ending in 1936 is the one listed on the WDW phone directory:

    Walt Disney World (number on wdw website): (407) 939-5277
    7 am to 11 pm

    Walt Disney World Resort Reservations: (407) 939-1936
    0800 16 90 730 (UK)

    :thumbsup2
    Thank you! :D Called & made my first ever room request (in like 6 years, omg). *fingers crossed*
     

    Ashleybritton

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Nov 10, 2014
    Do you know what hotels the Magical Express delivers to in addition to Beach Club and where Beach Club generally is in that order?

    We added a day at Beach Club before transferring to the Poly. Our plan was Chef Mickey's breakfast (we get in early that morning), swim at the pool, and then head into the Magic Kingdom for dinner at CRT. It makes the most sense to do breakfast at Cape May, but Chef Mickey's is such a tradition for us I can't imagine not doing it. The distance seems like it would be a pain though.

    If you had a leisurely day at Beach Club before spending the evening in the Magic Kingdom what would you do with your time? My 180 is tomorrow and we just added this day today so it's throwing me for a loop!
     

    PCFriar80

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 19, 2004
    Do you know what hotels the Magical Express delivers to in addition to Beach Club and where Beach Club generally is in that order?

    We added a day at Beach Club before transferring to the Poly. Our plan was Chef Mickey's breakfast (we get in early that morning), swim at the pool, and then head into the Magic Kingdom for dinner at CRT. It makes the most sense to do breakfast at Cape May, but Chef Mickey's is such a tradition for us I can't imagine not doing it. The distance seems like it would be a pain though.

    If you had a leisurely day at Beach Club before spending the evening in the Magic Kingdom what would you do with your time? My 180 is tomorrow and we just added this day today so it's throwing me for a loop!
    95% of our Magical Express trips from MCO to BC/BCV have been; 1. CBR, 2. BW, 3. BC/BCV, & 4. YC. That's also the way the lanes are set up at MCO. BC, YC, and BW are lane 4 and CBR is lane 5 when entering the loading queue. The other 5%, we've had a stop at POR which is maybe twice in my recollection.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Do you know what hotels the Magical Express delivers to in addition to Beach Club and where Beach Club generally is in that order?

    We added a day at Beach Club before transferring to the Poly. Our plan was Chef Mickey's breakfast (we get in early that morning), swim at the pool, and then head into the Magic Kingdom for dinner at CRT. It makes the most sense to do breakfast at Cape May, but Chef Mickey's is such a tradition for us I can't imagine not doing it. The distance seems like it would be a pain though.

    If you had a leisurely day at Beach Club before spending the evening in the Magic Kingdom what would you do with your time? My 180 is tomorrow and we just added this day today so it's throwing me for a loop!
    :welcome: to this thread!

    When is your trip?

    Have you ever gone to the Cape May Café breakfast? If not, I think the convenience would make this the perfect opportunity to try it.

    Although it has been years since I have done any character dining, I did both of these in the past and for what it's worth I preferred the character interaction at Cape May.

    But I totally understand sticking to "tradition" as well.

    Good luck with your decision.

    :thumbsup2
     

    disny_luvr

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 7, 2008
    Wondering if anyone stayed in a Garden View Room at the Yacht club that they just absolutely loved the view from? Looking for ideas for room request. Was thinking the rooms that face the smaller pool but not sure. Are there any garden views that might get a glimpse of the water or possibly even a view of fireworks at Epcot?
    We had a garden view room that faced the gazebo that had a partial view of Crescent Lake. We absolutely loved that room.
     

    CaleCakes

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 1, 2016
    I was having dinner with a friend last week and she was asking about my Disney plans. She has been a lot with her family but it's been a few years. I told her we were going to take DME to BC and she gave me some warnings that it takes a long time and one time her sister's luggage was missing for a whole day. Kinda made me nervous. I don't really want to sit on a bus for 2 hours with 2 toddlers after we just had a 3 hour flight. I sort of just want to get to the resort. So I was thinking about getting a rental car one way dropping it off at Dolphin (read that a few pages back) or taking a car service like Tiffany town car (also read about a few pages ago). The rental car would be about $60 and the car service about $85. We will have 2 carseats that we use on the plane. Last time we went to WDW we rented a car for the week and it worked out well. I wouldn't keep it more than the 1st day though. Both of these options would allow for a quick drop to get a case of bottled water- I love water and drink copious amounts of it. (The cl lounge doesn't have bottled water unless you ask, right? ) Scanning in at the gate to dropped off my dad and the kids might accrue charges?
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    ::yes::
    A few transportation questions

    Has anyone recently taken a taxi cab or Uber/Lyft to the water parks or Disney Springs?

    What was the approx. cost?

    What is the deal with Minnie Vans- is it still a flat fee for anywhere on Disney property? If so, what is that cost?

    Thanks!

    :thanks:
    I think they did away with flat rate pricing for Minnie Vans:

    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/guest-services/minnie-van-service/
    Thanks!

    ::yes::

    We used Uber last year to DS, drop off is West side zones 8 and 9 where the regular busses are and was less than $10 there. We didn't realise the drop off point and we needed to be the other side of DS! Pickup is at East and West and uses a FIFO (first in,first out) system like a virtual que. They have designated pick up points once you have booked your request.
    That's very helpful info! Thanks!!!

    :thumbsup2

    Hi Dee, we just returned from a great stay at the Beach Club (miss it already). My DD and I ran the Star Wars 10k and half-marathon this past weekend. The evening after the half-marathon we decided to take a Minnie Van from Beach Club to Hollywood Studios. The charge was $21.87 before gratuity, so I don't think it's a flat $25 fee anymore. We normally walk to HS, but we were 'dis-bounding' as Star Wars characters for the Star Wars Dessert Party, and didn't want to be sweaty before we got there! :)
    Thank you!

    :goodvibes
     

    Wood Nymph

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 19, 2012
    Do you know what hotels the Magical Express delivers to in addition to Beach Club and where Beach Club generally is in that order?

    We added a day at Beach Club before transferring to the Poly. Our plan was Chef Mickey's breakfast (we get in early that morning), swim at the pool, and then head into the Magic Kingdom for dinner at CRT. It makes the most sense to do breakfast at Cape May, but Chef Mickey's is such a tradition for us I can't imagine not doing it. The distance seems like it would be a pain though.

    If you had a leisurely day at Beach Club before spending the evening in the Magic Kingdom what would you do with your time? My 180 is tomorrow and we just added this day today so it's throwing me for a loop!
    Our experience with the Magical Express has almost always been CBR, then BW, then BC and finally YC. Once in awhile it will skip CBR, but mostly sticks to the same route every time.

    It would really be much more relaxing if you had breakfast at Cape May on arrival day. You could then go to Chef Mickey's on your Poly check in day. If you plan to have a pool day then it would be really easy to drop off your bags, go to Cape May, then go to the pool. You may find that you will enjoy mixing it up. :)
     
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