We’re AP holders so the parking is a non issue. I kind of like your idea of driving over to get a BG. I’m so used to rope dropping HS but I hear it’s a total nightmare now in the morning. This may be a perfect way to tackle it.Is driving to HS and parking an option for you or did you want to avoid the parking fee? That's what I'd do in order to get a BG, then depending upon when your BG is leave/drive to BCV and take care of luggage then. While there I'd grab breakfast if time and then take the leisurely stroll back to HS for my BG and other fun.
That's amazing!!!Beach Club has converted my vacation-hating husband. We just got home from our trip last night and in our 17 years together this is seriously the second trip we've ever taken anywhere (1st was a week in Costa Rica!) where he was still in a good mood on the way home. He's requested we only ever stay at BC from now on because he enjoyed so much being able to just stroll into Epcot or over to the beach or across to the boardwalk whenever he felt like. He even "accidentally rope-dropped Epcot" one morning on his walk, lol.
back!Usually just a lurker here but excited to be heading back again!!! Although an a trip in the August heat is a little worrisome - it is literally the only time that would work for us this year! So we are currently booked at BC 7/31-8/7. It is our first time staying at BC as we have always preferred YC. No garden view availability at the YC though... so BC it is... Still keeping an eye out for YC openings or maybe biting the bullet and paying the extra $$ for a water view room at YC. Maybe if my husbands bonus turns out to be more than we expect!!!
So excited- we just modified our reservation for 2/26-3/2 from CBR to YC! I've stayed BW and BC but never Yacht! I'm very excited to try it out!
Thanks for reporting about your trip.We just got home from another great stay at the YC. This was our 4th time there. Our 3 previous YC trips were club level but this time we decided to channel that upcharge into cabana rentals instead. We reserved a cabana for 3 full days and it really enhanced our time at the pool by a wide margin. This trip in general was definitely designed to be more resort/less park time and it lived up to our expectations. Our YC room was as far away from the lobby as I think you can get, but we didn’t mind because we had access in/out through the side door and just used the stairs. My DH in particular loved not having to rely on the elevators! DS7 did the Captain Hook’s Pirate Cruise twice this trip and reported it to be “great fun”. He also did it last May but said it was better this time (he couldn’t explain why though, lol; he liked it a lot then as well). I’ve always enjoyed our CL stays in the past but I think we may be shifting our priorities in the future to replicate this latest experience. We already have another trip tentatively booked for June! We love that there are so many different ways to build our trips depending on what matters to us at the time.
That's a great suggestion!Is driving to HS and parking an option for you or did you want to avoid the parking fee? That's what I'd do in order to get a BG, then depending upon when your BG is leave/drive to BCV and take care of luggage then. While there I'd grab breakfast if time and then take the leisurely stroll back to HS for my BG and other fun.
As another lover of the Beach Club, I am so glad to hear that! Hope to see you back again.Beach Club has converted my vacation-hating husband. We just got home from our trip last night and in our 17 years together this is seriously the second trip we've ever taken anywhere (1st was a week in Costa Rica!) where he was still in a good mood on the way home. He's requested we only ever stay at BC from now on because he enjoyed so much being able to just stroll into Epcot or over to the beach or across to the boardwalk whenever he felt like. He even "accidentally rope-dropped Epcot" one morning on his walk, lol.
We’re at Beach Club from May 18th to June 1st!
I'll adjust your dates, although I'm a little confused by the times.So we are now totally booked at BCV or YC. We are staying BCV June 29th-July 12th and then YC July 20-21st. We were going to stay at a value for the very last night but since we won’t have tickets, APs expire on the 18th, we want to hangout at the best pool on property
Weather was great Monday through Thursday. A couple of mornings were cloudy but the sun was out by noon each day. We all went into the pool multiple times each day. It was quite warm out so the water was a nice reprieve. Friday was cloudy, windy, and much cooler (50s) but we weren’t at the pool that day anyway. We felt very lucky in how it all turned out! Cabanas were fully booked each day we had one, too. We reserved several months ago (around October, I think).Thanks for reporting about your trip.
So how was the weather and how was the pool? Who went in?
to this forum!I am debating between YC and BC, and we will be staying CL. I read one blogger's reviews of the Regatta and Stone Harbor Clubs, and wondered whether either one was better than the other, service-wise.
It will be me, my husband and my son, who will be 8. We want a balcony also. I'm trying to decide if we should stay YC for a balcony, or BC because it is more kid-friendly.
I know that wherever we end up, it will be great, because we will be at Disney, and I have lots of time to make a decision. But since this is a high dollar vacation, I would like to find the best fit for us.
to posting on this thread!Just got back from our trip this weekend and am contemplating booking BC for the summer. Have the standard rooms been refurbished at all? We stayed there back in 2013 and the rooms were pretty shabby.
We don't have a set date yet; I'd like to go for the 50th Anniversary, if possible. My plan is to book later this year for 499 days in advance, so I would like to have all my ducks in a row by then.to this forum!
When is your proposed trip?
I have stayed at both BC and YC CL, you really can't go wrong with either. Theoretically, same managers, same offerings. I'm not sure if the CMs rotate by working at either lounge.
I wouldn't say that BC is significantly more kid-friendly than YC. The lobbies of the two resorts have different vibes, due to the Cape May restaurant, but I don't think your son will be out of place at all.
Although about 75% of the BC CL rooms have full balconies, if this is a very important factor, then YC is the way to go. There is one room, 5163 that does not have a balcony at the YC CL. I believe this is a water view, corner room with a couple of banks of windows.
Do you mean these?I have a YC stay coming up on September 6th and 7th after a solo stay at the Dolphin.
When I stayed at the BC last year, there was a great map of all the rooms and the views/bookable levels for the BC.
I'm trying to find the same thing for the YC.
I saw the scene shots of the laminated book of the YC layout but I haven't been able to find the actual layout of the YC that I had earlier found for the BC. They were good quality screen shots that I was able to use to blow up and put in my own comments, etc.
Can anyone direct me to these for the YC?
There aren't any standard view rooms on the ground floor, so you might just want to request the day bed and full balcony. You have a 50% chance of a full balcony, though.if I make a day bed and full balcony or patio our only requests, is there a decent chance to get them?