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shoreward

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Here now, trying to relax on my balcony in spite of a storm-avoiding local smoker and her dog yapping (neither will shut up) two balconies down (I’ve called front desk). Tons of others on their balconies with music blaring. Do not understand how people can be so inconsiderate of others.

Had a great dinner at Yachtsman, which was doing a fast-food-style limited menu. Adults $15, choice of prime rib, chicken or salmon with mashed potatoes and green beans, non-alcoholic drinks and dessert (cookies) included.

Overall, YC and all the CMs have gone all out making sure guests are happy even with the early park closures. If only my smoking neighbour would go back home, life would be pretty perfect...
There is a strict "no smoking" policy for anywhere inside the resort and on the balconies. There are a few areas in back of the YC (one is under cover) that are designated as areas where guests may smoke. After a stern warning, any future smoking incident in a room or on a balcony will not be tolerated.

With pet dogs temporarily being allowed at all Disney resorts, due to the storm, barking dogs can be an issue. Service dogs and ESAs have typically not been much of a problem at the YC, where they are normally allowed.

Under the circumstances, it sounds like you had quite a good dinner at the YC.

With weather conditions hopefully improving, shortly, things should soon be returning to normal.
 
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ksromack

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I should have requested a gazebo view for our 4 nights at YC week. I had a garden/woods view and requested high floor/full balcony. When checking in the cm indicated we had gotten our request so we were super excited. We did have a high floor and a full balcony! However, our view was of the tennis court and we had some serious service vehicle noise...lots of beeping. We were, of course, very thankful to have a full balcony! We have our coffee every morning on it as well as a glass of wine at night. Cannot underestimate the attraction of SAB either. We enjoyed it nearly ever afternoon.

We are at the Poly right now and Dorian has been kind to Orlando...horrifying for the Bahamas and our prayers are with them.
 

Mousemommy1

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:welcome: back!!!

I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list.

:cool1:




I didn't give you a :welcome: when I commented on your other post.

Do you have an upcoming trip to the resort?

:goodvibes
I probably should have given you my dates! :p

We will be there from 8/15/20 - 8/23/20. :cloud9:
 
  • EasternShoreGal

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    Trying to sneak in on the down low...have been absent for many months from the boards and have had two trips since my last post, one in the beginning of April and one mid August (celebratory last minute girls trip to use points and flight credits for a trip I had previously had to cancel). Spent most of my time during the first one on the phone. My mom took ill before Thanksgiving and have spent the last 9 months moving her in and out of hospitals, rehabs, assisted living etc and cleaning out her home of 50 years, doing some remodel and selling it.

    I feel really guilty as I saw all the early requests for info on the cabanas (I see you now have plenty but still wanted to share our experience) and we had some major pixie dust. We spend most of our time while we are at Disney at SAB and as a result all the longtime cast members know us by name. We have been doing the parks for 20 years at 3-4 times a year and are parked out. One of the managers stopped over at our table on our arrival day and since the cabanas were pretty wide open during the week he offered us a full day on the weekday of our choosing on the house!!! We were thrilled and looking forward to the experience. We had booked one years ago at the HRH over on the dark side but never on Disney property as we usually stay at BCV and of course none had ever been available at SAB.

    We thought about our day and chose Thursday where the weather looked like it was going to cooperate and we might want to take advantage of the TV (first day of the Masters). We checked in at 10 and stayed until 7. We had cabana 3, which we liked. Our experience was similar to others with the gorgeous fruit tray in the morning and the sweet tray in the afternoon and a fully stocked mini fridge of coke products and bottled water. While there was no sunscreen in the cabana, it was offered by the cabana cast member and my husband took him up on it. It was a small tube of copper tone sport (either 30 or 50, not sure). The server that day was Dannie, who is one of our favorites, for whatever we might want from Hurricane Hannah’s. In addition, a private dining (room service) menu was provided and we were told we could order anything from that by calling the private dining line and it would be delivered. We thought about doing that for an early dinner but we were so full from the huge plate of pulled pork nachos and coconut shrimp Dannie suggested we order from hurricane hannah’s for something different (they are usually only served at the bar and are much smaller). She also scrounged up some sour cream from somewhere at our request-it isn’t usually served with the nachos, which was nice. There was also a Bluetooth speaker so that you could connect your mobile device and listen to music. That was a nice touch and would have been even better if the family from one of the cabanas hadn’t decided to play Let it Go over and over and over again at a pretty high volume.

    We swam and sunned in our cushy lounge chairs through out the morning and early afternoon. My one comment there is if you enjoy using the main part of the pool (and not the zero entry sand area) it is a little bit of a hike to get to water on hot pavement.

    We then settled inside the cabana, had some adult beverages and watched the first round of the Masters, which pretty much concluded at 7. It was a totally lovely day.

    The next day we were asked if we would do it again if we were paying for it. I think the answer is it depends. Because we usually get down to SAB at opening time, we can usually get the shade we need since we are a small party usually 2 or 3. The extra amenities (sunscreen, fruit etc) we usually bring with us. It was nice to have dedicated service, but we don’t always use it and there is always music at the pool. I think it depends if there is some televised event I am interested in. It was lovely to sit and watch the Masters at the pool and just take a dip in or order hot food when I felt like it. I think if I really want a day to feel special or we are celebrating and there is a televised event that allows me to take full advantage of all the amenities, I would pay for a cabana for a day, otherwise, maybe not.
     
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    EasternShoreGal

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    I first noticed the missing pen & pad during our stay in early February. I looked specifically for them when we went Easter week & commented about it in my posts then. One more little cut back that guests either don’t notice or won’t complain about. All these little cutbacks many people don’t care about or notice. But many of us do notice & care & they make me sad personally.

    I also noticed I have not had a post visit survey in over a year. Has anyone else gotten one recently? I don’t know if it is the current manager who decides to send them or if WDW in general has stopped sending them. I find it interesting that as they start tweaking the amenities in the rooms is just when they stop asking for guest feedback. I know there is a letter in room with the manager’s email. But is anyone really going to send an email about pens, notepads & lotion??
    We were there is April and Aug. Unfortunately I hadn’t checked in on the boards before I came down in August and I wished I had. I had specifically left lotion at home to reduce weight in my suitcase and ended up having to buy it once I was down there. When I had asked for it I was told they were no longer giving it out as a result of budget cuts-the cast member I talked to at the front desk called someone who literally gave him that response-next time I will bring my own but will also make a point of asking housekeeping. Btw, we were in a studio at SSR for 1 night, BCV 1BD for 3 nights and VGF 1Bd for 2 nights and did not have pen and paper, lotion or tissues at any of the properties.

    I don’t do it after every stay but about every other year or so I usually do draft a letter copying any relevant resort of my thoughts. I think it is about time to do that again. And yes, I will be mentioning the lotion, paper and pens (and tissues). I am starting to get annoyed with all the items that used to be provided that I now need to bring. I keep bringing less and less clothes and more and more standard amenities. Before I know it I will be down to just the clothes on my back to allow for the amenities I need to bring from home to make our visit comfortable.
     

    EasternShoreGal

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    Oh...and Dee, please add us to the BOG list. We will staying at BCV studio 10/19-26 for a 29th anniversary trip (our anniversary is actually on the 20th).
     

    UmmGooD

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    Dumb question but if you book a normal room through Disney reservations do they also not have the lotion or pen/paper or this is a DVC thing. If I booked the BCV through Disney reservations I know the mousekeeping is included but are there other things that are different than if I was a DVC member staying on points? I actually use the pen paper a lot in rooms.
     
  • gillep

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    Dumb question but if you book a normal room through Disney reservations do they also not have the lotion or pen/paper or this is a DVC thing. If I booked the BCV through Disney reservations I know the mousekeeping is included but are there other things that are different than if I was a DVC member staying on points? I actually use the pen paper a lot in rooms.
    From following the 'lotion' thread it does not seem to be a 'DVC thing' people at all different resorts, DVC and not are reporting not receiving lotion or pen and paper, it seems that no one in the new CSR tower has received pen or paper.
     

    UmmGooD

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    From following the 'lotion' thread it does not seem to be a 'DVC thing' people at all different resorts, DVC and not are reporting not receiving lotion or pen and paper, it seems that no one in the new CSR tower has received pen or paper.
    Ok thanks!
     

    Runner225

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    So we had to reschedule our BC stay from 9/3/19-9/7/19 (thanks, Dorian) to 9/22/-9/26. As a result, we had to downgrade our room from a Water View to Garden/Woods View. Does anyone know of BC GV rooms that have a full balcony or are they all not full balconies? Thanks!

    ETA - Found rooms on Touring Plans, but if anyone has GV rooms with Full Balconies they would recommend I am all ears!
     
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    wdwlver

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    Hi Dee just booked for next summer, can you put us on the BOG list for 7/31-8/8 at the BCV’s. Thanks!!
     
  • Best Aunt

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    Btw, we were in a studio at SSR for 1 night, BCV 1BD for 3 nights and VGF 1Bd for 2 nights and did not have pen and paper, lotion or tissues at any of the properties.
    Dumb question but if you book a normal room through Disney reservations do they also not have the lotion or pen/paper or this is a DVC thing. If I booked the BCV through Disney reservations I know the mousekeeping is included but are there other things that are different than if I was a DVC member staying on points? I actually use the pen paper a lot in rooms.
    There should have been tissues in the DVC rooms. If not, that is something you can ask housekeeping to bring you.

    I stayed BCV booked through Disney reservations (not on my DVC points) last month. No lotion, no pen, no paper. There were tissues when I arrived.

    When they clean the room between guests, I doubt housekeeping knows if the next guest will have a reservation booked on DVC points or a cash reservation booked through Disney reservations. I assume they set up the room the same way all the time. But I don't know this for a fact.
     

    FidFam

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    From following the 'lotion' thread it does not seem to be a 'DVC thing' people at all different resorts, DVC and not are reporting not receiving lotion or pen and paper, it seems that no one in the new CSR tower has received pen or paper.
    We were at BWI this past weekend prior to the hurricane arriving, we didn't get a pen/paper (unfortunately meant my kids couldn't leave the notes for housekeeping they normally like to leave) or lotion. But we did call housekeeping about lotion and they brought it up immediately upon requesting it.
     

    gillep

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    There should have been tissues in the DVC rooms. If not, that is something you can ask housekeeping to bring you.

    I stayed BCV booked through Disney reservations (not on my DVC points) last month. No lotion, no pen, no paper. There were tissues when I arrived.

    When they clean the room between guests, I doubt housekeeping knows if the next guest will have a reservation booked on DVC points or a cash reservation booked through Disney reservations. I assume they set up the room the same way all the time. But I don't know this for a fact.
    This is my understanding as well, the rooms are set up the same for arrival regardless of points or cash usage.
     

    Duck143

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    Just booked YC CL Standard view for 6 nights. We had to book 2 rooms, so our first request is to have the rooms near one another, the second request was to have balconies. Should I put in for a third request? How are the CL Standard view rooms and do they all have full balconies? Are all CL located higher?
     

    natebenma

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    Just booked YC CL Standard view for 6 nights. We had to book 2 rooms, so our first request is to have the rooms near one another, the second request was to have balconies. Should I put in for a third request? How are the CL Standard view rooms and do they all have full balconies? Are all CL located higher?
    :welcome:

    When is your trip?

    All YC CL Standard View rooms are on the 5th floor (top floor of the resort) and have full balconies. There is just one YC CL room, water view room 4163, I believe, that does not have a balcony.

    Maybe close to lobby. If I recall correctly some of the further YC CL rooms have pretty awful views.

    :goodvibes
     

    UmmGooD

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    There should have been tissues in the DVC rooms. If not, that is something you can ask housekeeping to bring you.

    I stayed BCV booked through Disney reservations (not on my DVC points) last month. No lotion, no pen, no paper. There were tissues when I arrived.

    When they clean the room between guests, I doubt housekeeping knows if the next guest will have a reservation booked on DVC points or a cash reservation booked through Disney reservations. I assume they set up the room the same way all the time. But I don't know this for a fact.
    Ok thanks! I wasn't sure if there were certain DVC rooms that Disney owns and just uses those for people who book on a cash reservation or if it is random.
     

    UmmGooD

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    Ok next question. When taking Magical Express to the resort is it usually a drop off in a certain order or do they randomly stop? Is there an estimate to how long it takes to get to BCV after landing from MCO? We are pretty fast walkers so we tend to get through the airports quick (I do a lot of business travel for a living).
     


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