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Vern60

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Take a bus from BC to MK. You can’t get to the front of Epcot from BC using Disney transportation. (You can walk through Epcot from the IG to the monorail, but you need a park ticket.)
You mean you can't get there using FREE Disney transportation. You do always have the option to take a Minnie Van or Uber to the front of Epcot, it's up to you whether the expense is worth it or not.
 

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PolyRob

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Has anyone done the "Painting in the Vineyard?" class? I am considering booking it and was wondering if there were any reviews here?
 

Tess

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Take a bus from BC to MK. You can’t get to the front of Epcot from BC using Disney transportation. (You can walk through Epcot from the IG to the monorail, but you need a park ticket.)
Bummer. We really wanted to ride the monorail.
You mean you can't get there using FREE Disney transportation. You do always have the option to take a Minnie Van or Uber to the front of Epcot, it's up to you whether the expense is worth it or not.
You could get to the front of EPCOT for "free", but it is convoluted. Get to DHS by walking or boat, ride the bus from DHS to EPCOT. From the bus, go through security and up to the monorail. It would take time, but feasible. Much simpler to bus to MK and ride the monorail around the resort loop.
 

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
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My daughter bailed on our July trip due to work she needs to do for her PhD program at OSU. I understand and didn't want to stress her out further. So, I convinced my sister and her two kids to go on vacation with me. First I was just going to take my niece (14) and nephew (16), but my sister wanted to go, too. Yay! My sister can only come for part of the time, so it'll be just me and the kids for the last couple of days. We needed to add a day at the beginning, but changing my original reservation to add one day at YC caused the price to skyrocket. I ended up reserving one night at Pop Century and then we'll move to YC CL for 8/3 through 8/7 (this change is final!). I'm so excited. My sister and her kids have never stayed at a Deluxe, so they are super pumped. I know the kids will love SAB. I got all the ticket and travel party changes made this morning. It's amazing how some finality to planning can put me in such a good mood. Now to plan for our Fast Passes!
Sounds fun!

I'll make sure the Be Our Guest list shows the changes.

:woohoo:

Going to be in Orlando in early September for work and sort of stumbled into a great deal on a pool/lagoon view room at Beach Club. So I guess I'm gonna stick around for the weekend. I'll be rolling solo but I was curious if anyone had any tips on the best way to request a king bed room? I know those aren't as plentiful as the two queens but since it's just me, I'd like to have the bigger bed with more space. I remember you used to be able to request through the app but I don't see it now. Should I just request on arrival? Any suggestions?
:welcome:

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

As others have indicated, call Disney Reservations with your request for a king bed.

Let us know if you have any other questions.

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Dee so sorry we moved our trip one week due to so many snow days for the girls. We are now 6/6-6/11 YC CL girls only trip !
Hope you are having a fantastic time!!!

:goodvibes


Ummm I may have plans to book BCV for Epcot's in 2022 at the 11 month mark so guys are not alone in your insanity.
I don't have a 2022 yet. I'll pencil you in!

:thumbsup2


Southwest flights booked! Beach Club booked! My credit card hurts today! We are set to go to the Beach Club from December 26 to Jan 2. Haven’t been back in 2 years (the cold Christmas year). Here’s hoping for warm weather this year!
:welcome: back!

I'll add you to the list.

:cool2:
 

JaimeAyers

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I know I saw it posted before but what are the time slots for the cabanas?

Those of you who have used them was it worth having?

Also, is it hard to get one booked? How far out do they realistically need to be booked? Whats the cancellation policy?

Have a stay at BCV in September and I am considering booking a cabana on a day where DH and I might get up super early to brave the SWGE crowds and just come back to hang at the pool/in a cabana all day until our dinner reservation that night. But our plan to do SWGE will depend on how early we'd actually have to get up to do it lol
We were able to book 2 full days in August and I believe it's from 10 am until 7pm.

I called in May and was able to easily book for 2 days. You can cancel 24 hours in advance or if the weather is too bad for a pool day, the pool will likely be closed and you will get a refund.
 

Cloe Colton

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We were able to book 2 full days in August and I believe it's from 10 am until 7pm.

I called in May and was able to easily book for 2 days. You can cancel 24 hours in advance or if the weather is too bad for a pool day, the pool will likely be closed and you will get a refund.
Thank you! What number did you have to call?
 
  • Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
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    You mean you can't get there using FREE Disney transportation. You do always have the option to take a Minnie Van or Uber to the front of Epcot, it's up to you whether the expense is worth it or not.
    This was about getting from Yacht Club or Beach Club to the front of Epcot. Sometimes you have to do that because you have a tour booked and it meets in the front of Epcot. (I believe in this case the person wanted to take the monorail to Magic Kingdom, and thought the best way to do that would be to get to the front of Epcot.)

    In addition to Minnie Van or Uber or Lyft to get from hotel to the front of Epcot, you can have the valet parking person in front of the hotel wave over a cab for you, or call a cab if none are sitting there waiting for pasesngers. I just wanted to mention it because some people are not comfortable with Uber or Lyft, and Minnie Van might be either too expensive or not available when needed.

    Other people have mentioned that if Epcot is open and if you have theme park admission that you will be using for Epcot that day (or a park hopper pass or Annual Pass), you can go through International Gateway and walk to the front of Epcot. However, if it's hot and sunny out this can zap your energy.
     

    Ruth B

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    We are currently enjoying an all day cabana at YachtClub ! It is fantastic. The staff are fantastic. Refilled fridge of pop and bottled water , great fruit tray, and a dessert tray.
    It was 270 all day tax included with an AP DISCOUNT. The loungers are comfortable . Lots of charging ports , sunscreen, we will definitely rent again.
    Thats great to hear. We have one booked in Aug
     

    Cloe Colton

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    We are currently enjoying an all day cabana at YachtClub ! It is fantastic. The staff are fantastic. Refilled fridge of pop and bottled water , great fruit tray, and a dessert tray.
    It was 270 all day tax included with an AP DISCOUNT. The loungers are comfortable . Lots of charging ports , sunscreen, we will definitely rent again.
    I totally just realized that I booked my cabana without the AP discount. *FACE PALM*!!
     
  • mcurrence

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    Hi everyone! Back from a quick trip and stayed for the first time club level at the yc . We were at the very end of the hall, as far away from the club as possible! But it was very quiet (Dee the room had two queen beds, no daybed , chair and ottoman/ shower /tub combo -cm were nice to send a roll away bed) the food was really good and service was super. I’m afraid I liked the contemporary’ club level more but mainly because the atmosphere and view is hard to beat! We had dinner at the yachtsman and really enjoyed it. Attaching a bunch of pics of club offerings :)
     

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    mullii5

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    Let the post-trip blues begin....we're home from a fantastic stay at the Yacht Club. Here are some observations.
    -This was our first stay but I'm pretty sure we had the best room at the YC (room 4063 water view - pics below). Full view of the bay and the fireworks at EPCOT.
    - If you can swing it, get a cabana. We got one from 3-7 and it was fantastic. Kids went to the pool, we relaxed and took a nap. The fruit tray was awesome. We ordered dinner (food was meh) but it was nice to have it by the pool.
    - The "secret entry" worked flawlessly. My son and I conducted a scientific time test from lobby to room to see which was quicker but I'm fairly certain he sped up his walk and cheated (he took the hall route). If there's a difference, it's minimal but the walk from the secret door to the lobby is definitely much more scenic.
    - The food at Beaches and Cream is really good. The ice cream is better. Probably the best chocolate shake I've ever tasted.
    - The walk to EPCOT beat the boat every time. Saves steps, though.
    - Even being near the end of the resort there's no way on earth I'd walk to Hollywood Studios....just too far.
    - Rooms are awesome - beds are very comfortable.

    Like I said, this was our first stay at YC but the only advantage I saw to staying at BC is it's closer to EPCOT WS and closer to Beaches and Cream.

    Fire away with questions, if you like!!! Happy to help out.

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    PCFriar80

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    Let the post-trip blues begin....we're home from a fantastic stay at the Yacht Club. Here are some observations.
    -This was our first stay but I'm pretty sure we had the best room at the YC (room 4063 water view - pics below). Full view of the bay and the fireworks at EPCOT.
    - If you can swing it, get a cabana. We got one from 3-7 and it was fantastic. Kids went to the pool, we relaxed and took a nap. The fruit tray was awesome. We ordered dinner (food was meh) but it was nice to have it by the pool.
    - The "secret entry" worked flawlessly. My son and I conducted a scientific time test from lobby to room to see which was quicker but I'm fairly certain he sped up his walk and cheated (he took the hall route). If there's a difference, it's minimal but the walk from the secret door to the lobby is definitely much more scenic.
    - The food at Beaches and Cream is really good. The ice cream is better. Probably the best chocolate shake I've ever tasted.
    - The walk to EPCOT beat the boat every time. Saves steps, though.
    - Even being near the end of the resort there's no way on earth I'd walk to Hollywood Studios....just too far.
    - Rooms are awesome - beds are very comfortable.

    Like I said, this was our first stay at YC but the only advantage I saw to staying at BC is it's closer to EPCOT WS and closer to Beaches and Cream.

    Fire away with questions, if you like!!! Happy to help out.

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    Nice pictures and I think you actually captured a "hidden mickey" with the Epcot fireworks shot!
     

    Vern60

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    Great pictures mulii5, I agree on the hidden Mickey in the Fireworks :) Can't wait to get there, just a month to go, though I don't want the post trip blues either, hehe.
     

    ninafeliz

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    Let the post-trip blues begin....we're home from a fantastic stay at the Yacht Club. Here are some observations.
    -This was our first stay but I'm pretty sure we had the best room at the YC (room 4063 water view - pics below). Full view of the bay and the fireworks at EPCOT.
    - If you can swing it, get a cabana. We got one from 3-7 and it was fantastic. Kids went to the pool, we relaxed and took a nap. The fruit tray was awesome. We ordered dinner (food was meh) but it was nice to have it by the pool.
    - The "secret entry" worked flawlessly. My son and I conducted a scientific time test from lobby to room to see which was quicker but I'm fairly certain he sped up his walk and cheated (he took the hall route). If there's a difference, it's minimal but the walk from the secret door to the lobby is definitely much more scenic.
    - The food at Beaches and Cream is really good. The ice cream is better. Probably the best chocolate shake I've ever tasted.
    - The walk to EPCOT beat the boat every time. Saves steps, though.
    - Even being near the end of the resort there's no way on earth I'd walk to Hollywood Studios....just too far.
    - Rooms are awesome - beds are very comfortable.

    Like I said, this was our first stay at YC but the only advantage I saw to staying at BC is it's closer to EPCOT WS and closer to Beaches and Cream.

    Fire away with questions, if you like!!! Happy to help out.

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    Great review! We have also had a couple of great stays at the YC! I just wanted to comment on how you said you would never walk to DHS. It’s interesting how everyone has their own take on things, and I just wanted to counterpoint that we would never wait for a boat to go to DHS when we could walk there so easily! We have never used the friendship boats at all when we stay at the YC, BC, BWI, or S/D, even in August midday. We just would rather control our own departure and arrival times, and it’s generally faster to walk anyway. I know every family is different, just pointing out that some may find walking reasonable :-)
     

    mullii5

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    Great review! We have also had a couple of great stays at the YC! I just wanted to comment on how you said you would never walk to DHS. It’s interesting how everyone has their own take on things, and I just wanted to counterpoint that we would never wait for a boat to go to DHS when we could walk there so easily! We have never used the friendship boats at all when we stay at the YC, BC, BWI, or S/D, even in August midday. We just would rather control our own departure and arrival times, and it’s generally faster to walk anyway. I know every family is different, just pointing out that some may find walking reasonable :-)
    Absolutely! I should have been more clear that if you're in a hurry, walking is likely faster.
    I was just talking from a step-saving point.
    The walk over is beautiful and serene.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    Jul 19, 2008
    Let the post-trip blues begin....we're home from a fantastic stay at the Yacht Club. Here are some observations.

    - The "secret entry" worked flawlessly. My son and I conducted a scientific time test from lobby to room to see which was quicker but I'm fairly certain he sped up his walk and cheated (he took the hall route). If there's a difference, it's minimal but the walk from the secret door to the lobby is definitely much more scenic.


    Fire away with questions, if you like!!! Happy to help out.

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    Thank you for your detailed review and awesome pictures.

    Sounds like a fantastic room! If you haven't added a description/pictures to the YC View post, I can do that. What was the bedding- 2 Queen beds? Was there a daybed? Shower and tub or shower only?

    I love love love the Mickey ears in the fireworks. Never seen that before. Was this real time or a long exposure photo?

    May I include this in the FAQ Post "Can you see fireworks from the resort?"

    That's great that you performed a time-test of the two routes to the lobby. I appreciate that kind of scientific discovery and commitment!


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