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  • AGoofykindagirl

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    We made reservations for this weekend (this morning)because of the storm. As far as I know, I still have to work this weekend (in sight of EPCOT), but wanted my family to be closer to work so we wouldn’t get separated by the storm. [I’m cautious about the storm, especially with the newer (stronger) forecast. But I’m not panicked yet. The panic will occur when meteorologist Tom Terry of Channel 9 removes his coat and tie AND rolls up his sleeves. Then I’ll know it’s serious.] I’ll keep a lookout for you, if nothing else, just to say hi!
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    Jul 19, 2008
    Anyone up for a hurricane party at the beach club this weekend? 😂
    The original plan was to do Hollywood studios on Saturday & magic kingdom on Sunday but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.
    :welcome: to the thread!

    I hope the guest of "honor" Dorian decides to be a no-show for your party.

    🌧

    I tried to do search on past hurricanes and how they were handled at the resort. Some comments from the two day shutdown due to Hurricane Irma in Sept 2017 appear on pages 1030 or thereabouts on the thread. I did a search on "hurricane", but had to skip a lot of posts on Hurricane Hanna's.

    That may have marked the beginning of unfurling the welcome mat for dogs at the resort. Disney and other hotels in the area were allowing guests to check in with their pets so they didn't have to leave them behind when they left their homes.

    Incidentally, Hurricane Irma marked the first time a Disney cruise was cancelled due to weather- it was supposed to my inaugural Disney cruise, so I had to wait a few weeks before I could check that one off my list.

    🛳
     

    shoreward

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    I wish everyone well who may experience the storm's wrath and hope it's not too bad.

    I do recall there being long lines for food, during the last weather event. I think there were primarily sandwiches of white bread and cold cuts. It may not be a bad idea to be proactive and stock up on a few things for the weekend, just in case.
     

    Wood Nymph

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    We are staying at the Wilderness Lodge this week and had a nice stroll from DHS to Epcot, cutting through the BWI clown pool. We waved at BC as we walked past. :) There is a bag check at the International Gateway for people walking in from resort area. And there is a separate bag check for people coming off the boat. They currently have the same two touch post entrances that they had before, but behind the construction wall will be a much bigger park entry area for the International Gateway. It is exciting to think that when we return in October this will all be finished. :)

    We are scheduled to fly home on Saturday so I think we will be ahead of the storm.
     
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    :welcome: to the thread!

    I hope the guest of "honor" Dorian decides to be a no-show for your party.

    🌧

    I tried to do search on past hurricanes and how they were handled at the resort. Some comments from the two day shutdown due to Hurricane Irma in Sept 2017 appear on pages 1030 or thereabouts on the thread. I did a search on "hurricane", but had to skip a lot of posts on Hurricane Hanna's.

    That may have marked the beginning of unfurling the welcome mat for dogs at the resort. Disney and other hotels in the area were allowing guests to check in with their pets so they didn't have to leave them behind when they left their homes.

    Incidentally, Hurricane Irma marked the first time a Disney cruise was cancelled due to weather- it was supposed to my inaugural Disney cruise, so I had to wait a few weeks before I could check that one off my list.

    🛳
    Thanks. Me too!! I will be sure to report back how things go. Hopefully it will just Ben a little rain.
     

    bookbabe626

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    Anyone up for a hurricane party at the beach club this weekend? 😂
    The original plan was to do Hollywood studios on Saturday & magic kingdom on Sunday but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.
    We check into YC on Sunday now, after shuffling plane and hotel reservations to get to WDW before Dorian does. I’d rather be stuck in a Disney hotel room watching movies than stressing about a shortened trip and wondering what flight I’d be rebooked on. This way, we’re there and can roll with the weather as it comes...
     
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    We check into YC on Sunday now, after shuffling plane and hotel reservations to get to WDW before Dorian does. I’d rather be stuck in a Disney hotel room watching movies than stressing about a shortened trip and wondering what flight I’d be rebooked on. This way, we’re there and can roll with the weather as it comes...
    Haha. Me too. I’m really not that worried about it. We arrive Friday morning and am just happy we don’t have to worry about the flight getting cancelled.
    Will do a small grocery/liquor store run to make sure we have snacks & cocktails.. 😊
     

    Best Aunt

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  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    The cabanas are well-documented on this thread so this is repetitive, but just a few photos from the ground this past weekend. I am nearly certain I have the numbers correct from the what I saw on the signs, but if someone thinks I have any messed up, please let me know.
    Thanks for these pictures. Very helpful with the labels, since we are frequently asked about the positions of the numbered cabanas.

    :beach:


    Can you see Illuminations (Or the new show) from the water view rooms at YC? I believe that would be worth the price alone.
    Yes, you can see Illuminations fireworks and sometimes the HS fireworks from some of the YC WV rooms.

    We don't know yet if there will be fireworks from the new EPCOT shows that can be seen from the rooms or at the resort, but I suspect that we will have some views.

    🎆


    Just back from our 9 day stay at BC and the resort and area all around (pool, boardwalk, etc.) were all amazing. I will say though we were a bit bummed that we pretty much got the exact opposite of our 3 room requests (no full balcony, 4th floor instead of 1st, last room on the floor touching the yacht club side and we asked for close to epcot haha). I know those are just requests and I even told the front desk I would pay for an upgrade but it just seemed that the resort was fully booked those days (or at least for our length, I could probably have checked back a few days into the trip but decided not to).

    Anyway thanks for all the tips and hopefully we can stay here again sometime soon. Gonna have to start saving immediately :)
    Thanks for the feedback about your trip!

    Bummer that you didn't receive any of your requests.

    :badpc:


    We had an enjoyable lunch at Hurricane Hannah's, Dh and I split the burger and waffle fries and I enjoyed the Banana Cabana :)

    Dinner tonight at Ale and Compass!
    We appreciate live reports! Thanks!

    :goodvibes

    Has anyone there now seen any SWGE info yet?

    I am seeing reports of flyers in the rooms and sandwich boards in resort lobbies. Just checking if anyone has images of those things.
    BUMP!

    Anything yet?

    Please post any resort info about SWGE. Thanks!

    :chewy:


    How busy do the buses and boats get by the time they reach beach club? I have mobility issues, so am slightly concerned.

    Are there usb sockets in the room? And random question, but can you see the tv okay from both beds in a queen room?
    :welcome: back!

    When is your trip?

    The buses to MK can fill up before getting to the BC, especially when the park is open early. Not sure if the same is true for AK buses. I haven't experienced that but it has been a few years since I have stayed at the resort, pre-Pandora.

    Yes, plenty of USB ports in the rooms at both BC and YC.

    I believe the tv is easy to view from either queen bed.

    📺
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    Allergy friendly pre-packaged snacks at Beach Club Marketplace, August 2019.
    I did not see anything like this in the Market at Ale & Compass at the Yacht Club.
    Thank you so much for the pictures and info! Did you try any of these?

    :thumbsup2
     

    Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
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    I did not try any of the allergy-friendly snacks. I meant to buy some to take home with me but I forgot.
     

    Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
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    People sometimes ask about the ground floor rooms at the Beach Club.

    First of all, if you want to go outside through the patio door, you must unlock the door from the inside. If you go out that door, the door cannot be locked from the outside. Thus your whole group cannot go out the patio door. I suppose some of your group could go out the patio door as long as at least one person was inside to lock the patio door behind you.

    Second of all, sometimes there are bushes in front of your patio, like this:


    Third of all, when people who are staying in the Beach Club Villas take the shortcut to Epcot, they walk on a sidewalk which goes right past the patios of some of the people who have Beach Club ground floor rooms, like this:
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2h74hXu]

    Fourth of all, when I take that shortcut, I am always freaked out by the woodsy area across from some of those patios. I always imagine people or animals are down there:
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2h752fM]
     

    crazy4wdw

    Co-Moderator, Restaurant Board
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    The temporary location for Beaches and Cream has opened and its in the old Ariel's restaurant in the Beach Club.

    The menu includes Fudge Mud Slide Sundae ($11), Snickers Sundae ($11), Classic Banana Split ($12), Mini Mickey or Mini Minnie Sink ($23), Old Fashioned Sundae ($10) and No Way Jose Sundae ($11).

    Also available is hand-dipped ice cream. The flavors are Vanilla, Rainbow Sherbet, Strawberry, Chocolate, Butter Pecan, Cookies 'n Cream, Coffee, Mint Chocolate Chip, and fat free Chocolate Vanilla Swirl.
    Single Cup or cone ($7), Waffle Cone ($7.50)

    Available specialty drinks include: Stout Float, Tropical Sunrise float, Grasshopper Float, and Classic Root-Beer Float.

    No grilled items are available.
     
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    shoreward

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    Special transportation from YC/BC for SWGE opening + food and beverage special hours:

     


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