Disney's YACHT & BEACH CLUB RESORTS Information & Questions Updated Info on Page 1 Post 1 & 13, 14

MinMou

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Thats encouraging thanks! I struggle to climb into a tub so will try to make a request, although being close to the Epcot end is also important to us and I guess we can't have everything
When the hotels reopen, you might get this info if you call the resort directly.
 

MinMou

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All ADRs I made last week for my trip have now POOFED... sad :(
I saw on the Disney Food Blog that Disney was cleaning out its reservation system, and would be starting from scratch.
I also saw that they would be pushing ADRs to no earlier than 60 days prior. What will really happen remains to be seen
 


  • luvpoohandcompany

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    Just popping in to say I hope all of you that are still able to go on your trips have a wonderful time. I know it’s not the way you’d planned and it’s all a bit uncertain but I’m with MickeyT - I think Disney will go out of their way to make it fabulous nonetheless! Sending pixie dust from this side of the Atlantic for the greatest of vacations for you all pixiedust:

    To those that had to cancel or postpone I’m sorry and hope you get to go soon ☘
     

    katemcgowan1

    Earning My Ears
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    From the TA email I just received from Disney:

    Resort Amenities & Recreation
    Amenities and recreation will be modified based on physical distancing and health guidelines.
    Pools

    • Feature pools may operate with reduced hours; leisure pools will be open 24 hours a day
    • Pools will operate with reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing
    • Select poolside activities may be available at select Resort hotels
    • Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will not be available during the initial reopening period; Guests of this Disney Resort hotel may enjoy the leisure pool at Disney's Beach Club Villas
     

    katemcgowan1

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    Temporary Unavailable
    The following amenities and experiences will not be available during the initial reopening period:

    • Arcades
    • Campfires
    • Dog parks
    • Electrical Water Pageant
    • Marina rentals
    • Pin trading
    • Playgrounds
    • Spas, salons and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
    Additionally, the following special offerings and childcare services will not be available during the initial reopening:
    • Fireworks voyages and tasting cruises, including the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage
    • Fun runs
    • Wonderland Tea Party at Park Fare
    • Hula lessons
    • In-room childcare services
    • Mermaid school
    • Special classes and programs—including culinary, cultural and animal programs
     
  • jemtx

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    Feb 20, 2019
    I’m still on pins & needles waiting to hear if YC will be open when the parks reopen...

    so sad about SAB.
     

    Llama mama

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    Temporary Unavailable
    The following amenities and experiences will not be available during the initial reopening period:
    • Arcades
    • Campfires
    • Dog parks
    • Electrical Water Pageant
    • Marina rentals
    • Pin trading
    • Playgrounds
    • Spas, salons and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
    Additionally, the following special offerings and childcare services will not be available during the initial reopening:
    • Fireworks voyages and tasting cruises, including the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage
    • Fun runs
    • Wonderland Tea Party at Park Fare
    • Hula lessons
    • In-room childcare services
    • Mermaid school
    • Special classes and programs—including culinary, cultural and animal programs
    Any indication on how long initial reopening phase will be in length?
     

    focusondisney

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    May 7, 2009
    I’m wondering myself. We have BC booked in Spring 2021 because we wanted to try SAB. I’m not sure I would want to pay BC prices without that pool.
    If spring of 2021 is considered initial reopening & SAB is still closed, there aren’t many people who will pay those prices. Personally, I’m assuming initial reopening is referring to DVC resorts being opened & maybe a few weeks of park reopening. I would expect many things to reopen after a few weeks.
     
  • Jacq7414

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    If spring of 2021 is considered initial reopening & SAB is still closed, there aren’t many people who will pay those prices. Personally, I’m assuming initial reopening is referring to DVC resorts being opened & maybe a few weeks of park reopening. I would expect many things to reopen after a few weeks.
    Hopefully! But yea you are probably right. They couldn’t keep it up for that long.
     

    disny_luvr

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    From the TA email I just received from Disney:

    Resort Amenities & Recreation
    Amenities and recreation will be modified based on physical distancing and health guidelines.
    Pools

    • Feature pools may operate with reduced hours; leisure pools will be open 24 hours a day
    • Pools will operate with reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing
    • Select poolside activities may be available at select Resort hotels
    • Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will not be available during the initial reopening period; Guests of this Disney Resort hotel may enjoy the leisure pool at Disney's Beach Club Villas
    Yikes! I can’t imagine staying at the YC/BC without SAB.
     

    disny_luvr

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    Hi, Dee.

    We cancelled our August trip a few weeks ago so you can remove us from the BOG list. The good news is, since I canceled a few weeks ago, I was able to book a room-only trip for August 1-14, 2021 at the BC, so can you please add us to the BOG list for next year. We’ll be celebrating my 41st birthday since I won’t be in Disney this year to celebrate my 40th. 😉
     

    Llama mama

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    So still holding phase.....
    Arrival 7/31 -8/8
    Booked YC garden view
    Will they just move me? Will YC be open ?
    Hopefully, info will be released weekly now. So sorry to hear all the troubles everyone is having .
    Good luck 🍀
     

    Wood Nymph

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    Closing Storm Along Bay will only cause the quiet pools to be very crowded and busy. We love the quiet pools because they are usually empty. I hope the initial closing period is very short and they can reopen SAB soon. :)

    I've seen the speculation that Yacht Club might be closed but that doesn't make any sense to me. After all, it is a deluxe resort which shares facilities with the Beach Club, so why would it close?
     

    upbeatred

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    I agree a lot of this does not make sense. Why would they close SAB pool when they want to limit guests in the parks. It is a great option to keep people entertained. If Universal can open a whole water park, I don't understand why they can't open SAB in July, which is still a long way off and will put Florida and the US in a different opening phase. This is all so frustrating. I understand modifications, but why would anyone chose to stay at the only deluxe that basically doesn't have a pool. Also no SAB no pool bar no quick service food there. It just sounds like they are not going to have enough services to meet the demands of the guests. It is beginning to sound more and more miserable. I am now on the bandwagon that they are trying everything to get guests to cancel.
     

    Jfsag123

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    So I posted when Disney announced their opening date that we were still planning to go, but all the changes and restrictions changed our minds for us. SAB being closed was officially the final nail in the coffin. It's all but certain our late July dates would have fallen in that "initial reopening phase." Best of luck to all of you who are still planning to go and/or have later trips booked!
     

    natebenma

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    Jul 19, 2008
    Hi everyone!

    Sending wishes that you and your families are all well.

    :grouphug:

    I have to say, these are such difficult times in general, and for all of you who are uber-planners when it comes to vacations, it is particularly tough as the information being released about upcoming trips is sporadic with details that are sometimes as clear as mud. Understandable on Disney's part- this is all new territory and a lot of decisions are out of their control.

    As most of you know, there was a dump of information released yesterday. I'll update the first page with links to the information, and outline the information that is specific to the Yacht Club/Beach Club and Beach Club Villas.


    Page 1625-1626

    We’re booked at YC 9/7-9/12!! Feel free to add us to the BOG list. And yes they have, I appreciate it! 🥰
    Got it!

    :cool2:


    WWYD? How much extra space is there in a BC or YC room vs BCV studio?

    I’m booked for a BCV studio 7/7-14 traveling with DH, DD19 and DS18. We originally had more space in a 1bedroom at OKW, but opted for location and pool when it became available at our price point.

    My family is used to staying in smaller rooms if needed. We are planning on DH & I in the queen, DS on the pullout and DD at 5’2” on the little bed.

    I could book a YC garden view for $265 more or a BC garden view for $180 more. Standards are also available, but DH would not like a standard view. he also wants a balcony. Is it worth the $ for a puffier room? Are the villas “to far” from the lobby & pool?

    Regarding room requests, we were planning on asking for close to lobby and high floor. Other considerations?
    :welcome: to the thread!

    :cool1:

    Thank you for the detailed info about your situation. Does the information released yesterday impact the decisions you are trying to make?

    I have never stayed in the BCV studio, so I can't really comment on comparisons, but we do have a section of this thread where past guests have given their feedback regarding the pros and cons of a regular Beach Club (or Yacht Club) standard room versus the villas.

    If you are still looking for input, go to Page 1, Post 16 and look for the review section for applicable links to comments.

    :thumbsup2


    Time to remove us from the BOG list. We had the dreaded email today, our July trip has been cancelled.
    I am so sorry that your upcoming trip was cancelled. We hope that you are able to come back with us sometime in the near future.

    Hugs to you!

    :hug:


    Nvm- found answer in FAQ
    Hi! Glad you were able to find the info you wanted.

    Just wanted to give you a :welcome: to posting on the thread.

    :wave:


    Hi! I don’t know if I wrote this earlier but we were able to reschedule this past cancelled April trip to next April! 4/15/21 - 4/23/21. We had rented points for this past trip and of course the one time we don’t pay cab rates is the one trip where a global pandemic occurs - luckily we rented from the rental boards here and our owner couldn’t have been more helpful! However it appears that DVC reallocated points in 2021 and we were able to add one more night for almost the same price! So we will be staying for 8 nights instead of 7!

    We are staying in a 2BR at BCV. Looking forward to reaching a time when we can just discuss WDW planning!
    So glad to hear that your reschedule worked out so smoothly.

    I'll update the list.

    ::yes::


    So, in the continuing saga of when will Bookbabe get back to SAB, we now have another backup backup trip, August 13-16, YC GV.

    It’s looking more and more like our July trip will be a no-go, since even if Disney is open there’s a good chance the Canada-US border will still be closed (or there will still be a 14 day mandatory quarantine on return). The border is closed until June 24 at this point, and even if it opens after that I can see our dapper but fearful leader Justin keeping the quarantine to deter travelers. And since DH can’t miss that much work we’ll have to cancel if that’s the case. Hopefully we’ll be able to get refunds for our VAH tickets, that’s the only part of the July trip that’s technically non-refundable.

    It figures. This morning I refreshed my way into a FoP FP at the perfect time to replace Navi on our AK evening Day One of the July trip. That‘s a definite sign the trip is doomed. LOL.

    I‘m optimistic about August, though. And if that falls through, there’s our original F&W trip that we booked as a bounceback what Seems like an eon ago.

    Am I the only one that keeps booking and moving and rebooking and moving trips again and again? I find myself unable to give up the hope of traveling again someday, and at least it’s keeping me entertained and off Amazon (or so DH says).
    What can I say?

    You have been working really hard to get yourself to the resort this summer.

    Hoping the August trip works out for you. I'll add it to the list.

    ::yes::


    We had tentatively booked for August, but canceled that this morning. Arriving December 15 for 6 nights. Disappointed of course that we had to cancel our spring trip, and our summer trip. But, by then Space 220 and Ratatouille should be open and maybe it won’t be so crazy trying to do the Star Wars area in the studios. Plus, I love the YC Christmas tree all decorated with sailboats!
    Updating the list for your holiday trip!

    :santa:


    So our early July Epcot resorts extravaganza trip was, of course, cancelled. However, we rebooked for late July in the hopes WDW might be open. As of today's announcement we are officially back on and still planning on an Epcot resort exclusive trip, just modified a bit. We are now at BWI 7/25-7/28 and YC 7/28-8/3. This will be our first time at YC. I have no idea what all the changes will mean, but we are excited nonetheless.
    So I posted when Disney announced their opening date that we were still planning to go, but all the changes and restrictions changed our minds for us. SAB being closed was officially the final nail in the coffin. It's all but certain our late July dates would have fallen in that "initial reopening phase." Best of luck to all of you who are still planning to go and/or have later trips booked!
    Totally understandable. Look forward to seeing you back here when things are normal-er!

    :thumbsup2
     
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