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BebopBaloo

Rebellions are built on hope
Joined
Jul 21, 2008
Hey all! Wanted to share a little about our recent stay. It was our first stay at YC. We really enjoyed it and would definitely stay there again. The CMs were all very friendly. Our room was ready two hours before our arrival. We did end up with a room that did not have a sleeper couch. I was thinking that most rooms had them, but after reading some more, maybe that's not the case. Our kids ended up having to share a bed, which they weren't expecting, but turned out not to be a big deal. The lack of a sleeper couch meant two desks. There is a little one on wheels that is tucked under the bigger desk.

Things I loved: Loved a lot of things; the layout of the room, the balcony, the wardrobe closet and the way it was arranged, being able to walk to Epcot and HS (no park hopping was a total bummer though..but not YC's fault), Ale and Compass for breakfast, laid back atmosphere, beautiful grounds, bus transportation was never a long wait and never crowded, housekeeping did a great job of coming every other day and taking our towels and trash and replenishing with plenty of towels. I'm a big fan of the new housekeeping situation wherein they don't need to do more than towels, trash, toiletries. Oh, and I loved that there were individual toiletries and not the ones bolted to the wall.

Things I didn't love: It was really hard to find a quick meal. The Market is very difficult for meal purposes if you have any sort of allergy. The staff have nothing to reference for the hot food that is made to order. It's not their fault. They do need an allergy notebook like WDW has had just about everywhere else for ages. There needs to be more training. They were also low on a variety of items and were running out of things. Again not their fault. The parks are closing early and more people are looking for dinner at their resorts. This is something higher up management needs to be taking care of. We ended up eating Uncrustables for dinner one night and I was feeling bummed for not just packing peanut butter and jelly. Nothing wrong with Uncrustables...just would have been nice to have more options after a long and exhausting day.
It would also be cool if The Market had more Yacht Club merch and WDW merch vs clothing brands that one can find at a mall off property.

In the middle: I love dogs and LOVE animals/all sorts. If someone wants to bring a friendly kangaroo who loves to travel on their vacation, that's fine by me. I do feel that after 10pm the kangaroo, or dog, or whatever creature one has brought along, needs to be quiet. There were some nights that neighbor's dogs were barking well after 10pm. Not just a - I need to go out- bark, but a barking and barking and barking and barking... ... For us, we were up anyway, but I could see it being a real problem for those trying to sleep and needing to get up early the next day.

The balcony was great, but it was covered in dirt..as in layers of dirt. So, I had to wash it down before we could really use it. I know..I know..it's outside and dirt happens. I like the outdoors. I don't really mind dirt, except when I sit down after just getting ready. I don't want to be wearing dirt on my backside after having sat in the chairs. It's a deluxe resort. Wiping down the balcony furniture after each guest should be something that happens.

All in all it was a great time and I just wanted to share our individual experience to give others an idea of what to expect.
 

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NanetteG

Earning My Ears
Joined
Sep 8, 2020
Hey all! Wanted to share a little about our recent stay. It was our first stay at YC.

All in all it was a great time and I just wanted to share our individual experience to give others an idea of what to expect.
Thanks for sharing. We're heading there next week and it's nice to get a up to date report!
 

bach63

Earning My Wings
Joined
Jun 21, 2015
In the middle: I love dogs and LOVE animals/all sorts. If someone wants to bring a friendly kangaroo who loves to travel on their vacation, that's fine by me. I do feel that after 10pm the kangaroo, or dog, or whatever creature one has brought along, needs to be quiet. There were some nights that neighbor's dogs were barking well after 10pm. Not just a - I need to go out- bark, but a barking and barking and barking and barking... ... For us, we were up anyway, but I could see it being a real problem for those trying to sleep and needing to get up early the next day.
This is one aspect we didn't think about when we made our AKL to BC to YC move. We like animals as well (we have our own menagerie including a dog) but the one thing that drives my wife nuts is dogs barking uncontrollably at night. I know the chances are slim that we would encounter this, but if we do I will be the one in the doghouse!
 

BebopBaloo

Rebellions are built on hope
Joined
Jul 21, 2008
This is one aspect we didn't think about when we made our AKL to BC to YC move. We like animals as well (we have our own menagerie including a dog) but the one thing that drives my wife nuts is dogs barking uncontrollably at night. I know the chances are slim that we would encounter this, but if we do I will be the one in the doghouse!
You're right though, the odds are probably in your favor. It didn't happen every night for us, but did increase after the week became more busy. That could have impacted that particular dog?
 

P'colaBeachBum

FloGrown!
Joined
Dec 31, 2010
Hey all! Wanted to share a little about our recent stay. It was our first stay at YC. We really enjoyed it and would definitely stay there again. The CMs were all very friendly. Our room was ready two hours before our arrival. We did end up with a room that did not have a sleeper couch. I was thinking that most rooms had them, but after reading some more, maybe that's not the case. Our kids ended up having to share a bed, which they weren't expecting, but turned out not to be a big deal. The lack of a sleeper couch meant two desks. There is a little one on wheels that is tucked under the bigger desk.

Things I loved: Loved a lot of things; the layout of the room, the balcony, the wardrobe closet and the way it was arranged, being able to walk to Epcot and HS (no park hopping was a total bummer though..but not YC's fault), Ale and Compass for breakfast, laid back atmosphere, beautiful grounds, bus transportation was never a long wait and never crowded, housekeeping did a great job of coming every other day and taking our towels and trash and replenishing with plenty of towels. I'm a big fan of the new housekeeping situation wherein they don't need to do more than towels, trash, toiletries. Oh, and I loved that there were individual toiletries and not the ones bolted to the wall.

Things I didn't love: It was really hard to find a quick meal. The Market is very difficult for meal purposes if you have any sort of allergy. The staff have nothing to reference for the hot food that is made to order. It's not their fault. They do need an allergy notebook like WDW has had just about everywhere else for ages. There needs to be more training. They were also low on a variety of items and were running out of things. Again not their fault. The parks are closing early and more people are looking for dinner at their resorts. This is something higher up management needs to be taking care of. We ended up eating Uncrustables for dinner one night and I was feeling bummed for not just packing peanut butter and jelly. Nothing wrong with Uncrustables...just would have been nice to have more options after a long and exhausting day.
It would also be cool if The Market had more Yacht Club merch and WDW merch vs clothing brands that one can find at a mall off property.

In the middle: I love dogs and LOVE animals/all sorts. If someone wants to bring a friendly kangaroo who loves to travel on their vacation, that's fine by me. I do feel that after 10pm the kangaroo, or dog, or whatever creature one has brought along, needs to be quiet. There were some nights that neighbor's dogs were barking well after 10pm. Not just a - I need to go out- bark, but a barking and barking and barking and barking... ... For us, we were up anyway, but I could see it being a real problem for those trying to sleep and needing to get up early the next day.

The balcony was great, but it was covered in dirt..as in layers of dirt. So, I had to wash it down before we could really use it. I know..I know..it's outside and dirt happens. I like the outdoors. I don't really mind dirt, except when I sit down after just getting ready. I don't want to be wearing dirt on my backside after having sat in the chairs. It's a deluxe resort. Wiping down the balcony furniture after each guest should be something that happens.

All in all it was a great time and I just wanted to share our individual experience to give others an idea of what to expect.
As far as a barking dog goes, you must have a lot of patience. I would have gotten dressed and went down to the night manager and complained. Barking after 10pm would not be acceptable.I don’t understand why they are still allowing pet dogs during this pandemic. Dogs can get COVID.
 

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
Joined
Jul 19, 2008
Hey all! Wanted to share a little about our recent stay. It was our first stay at YC. We really enjoyed it and would definitely stay there again.

*snip*
Thank you so much for the very descriptive and candid review of your trip. Lots of great, helpful details.

Glad to hear the overall reaction was positive, and that you are entertaining a future stay at the Yacht Club.

:goodvibes
 
  • NanetteG

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Sep 8, 2020
    Lunch Options on Cabana Day? We have rented a cabana for a day, but with the Hurricane Hanna menu being so limited at the moment, I'm wondering what other lunch options may be available. I see conflicting information on whether room service is currently being offered at YC, but if it is, could I just order room service and have it delivered to the cabana? I had also thought about getting hamburgers to go from Beaches and Cream but it looks like their take out menu is limited to ice cream. I'd welcome any suggestions for lunch on our cabana day. Thanks!
     
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    GADisneyDad14

    Disney Resorts Board
    Moderator
    Joined
    Jul 3, 2014
    Lunch Options on Cabana Day? We have rented a cabana for a day, but with the Hurricane Hanna menu being so limited at the moment, I'm wondering what other lunch options may be available. I see conflicting information on whether room service is currently being offered at YC, but if it is, could I just order room service and have it delivered to the cabana? I had also thought about getting hamburgers to go from Beaches and Cream but it looks like their take out menu is limited to ice cream. I'd welcome any suggestions for lunch on our cabana day. Thanks!
    In room dining is available at YC and BCV, but it’s only breakfast and dinner at the moment.

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    If looking for something besides HH, I’d mobile order from the Market at Ale & Compass and just walk over and pick it up. It’s a quick walk from the cabanas.
     

    FredPinsocket

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Apr 24, 2019
    Just got moved to the Yacht Club due to our resort (Animal Kingdom Lodge) being closed. Very excited to spend a long weekend here. It will be our first time staying here. Quick question: how have the crowds been around the pool?
     

    bookbabe626

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 25, 2006
    Dee, as feared, I have to ask you to please use your eraser and move our October trip. The border isn’t reopening yet (per our airline, which canceled our flights) so we’ve rescheduled...again.

    Was Oct 8-12, now Feb 19-24 - still YC GV

    Sigh.
     
  • shoreward

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 25, 2014
    This offers a very complete picture of both BC & YC, including some comparisons between the two.

     

    NanetteG

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Sep 8, 2020
    In room dining is available at YC and BCV, but it’s only breakfast and dinner at the moment.

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    If looking for something besides HH, I’d mobile order from the Market at Ale & Compass and just walk over and pick it up. It’s a quick walk from the cabanas.
    Thanks for the tip. In Room dining is listed as "temporarily unavailable on the pc but appears available on the app. I have not explored mobile ordering yet and didn't realize it was for carry-out. A lot has changed since we were there last! Thanks again!
     
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    Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
    Joined
    May 1, 2009
    Thanks for the tip. In Room dining is listed as "temporarily unavailable on the pc but appears available on the app. I have not explored mobile ordering yet and didn't realize it was for carry-out. A lot has changed since we were there last! Thanks again!
    Just to clarify - the Yacht Club has a table service restaurant called Ale and Compass Restaurant.

    The Yacht Club also has a quick service area in its gift shop which is called The Market at Ale and Compass. Pre-COVID, there were a few tables inside where you could take your food to eat it, or you could take it with you and eat it elsewhere. I don't know if those tables are still open now, because from what I recall there wouldn't be many left if you blocked some off for social distancing purposes.

    PP suggested that if you had a cabana booked at Stormalong Bay, and you wanted something to eat but did not find anything tempting at Hurricane Hannah's, "mobile order from the Market at Ale & Compass and just walk over and pick it up." So PP was referring to the quick service area of the gift shop, not getting carry-out from the table service restaurant.

    Mobile ordering on your phone is just for quick service restaurants. It is not for table service restaurants.
     

    GADisneyDad14

    Disney Resorts Board
    Moderator
    Joined
    Jul 3, 2014
    Someone asked this on the Restaurants board and I didn’t know the answer. Has anyone ordered in-room dining at YC or BCV since reopening and ordered beverages (eg, pot of coffee, soft drinks, water, etc)? The in-room dining menu doesn’t list any beverages as an option, so not sure if that means they aren’t available or they just didn’t put them on the paper handout menu?

    Thank you!
     

    P'colaBeachBum

    FloGrown!
    Joined
    Dec 31, 2010
    This is one aspect we didn't think about when we made our AKL to BC to YC move. We like animals as well (we have our own menagerie including a dog) but the one thing that drives my wife nuts is dogs barking uncontrollably at night. I know the chances are slim that we would encounter this, but if we do I will be the one in the doghouse!
    I just talked to a CM and was told GV rooms are the pet friendly rooms. We are booked GV and had her note to be away from a pet area. Water view is fully booked for our stay. I don't hate dogs, I just don't want to be around them on my vacation. Service dogs are well trained and not an issue since they don't bark or want to jump on you. Have enough issues with pet dogs in my neighborhood.
     

    EasternShoreGal

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 4, 2012
    Lunch Options on Cabana Day? We have rented a cabana for a day, but with the Hurricane Hanna menu being so limited at the moment, I'm wondering what other lunch options may be available. I see conflicting information on whether room service is currently being offered at YC, but if it is, could I just order room service and have it delivered to the cabana? I had also thought about getting hamburgers to go from Beaches and Cream but it looks like their take out menu is limited to ice cream. I'd welcome any suggestions for lunch on our cabana day. Thanks!
    Pre-COVID we were able to order from the room service menu and have it delivered directly to the cabana. We were also told they could pretty much accommodate any request from around the resort-she found sour cream for the nachos that was not included in those they used to do bar service only at HH’s and brought us cut fries from beaches and cream. However, that was an experienced poolside server whom we had gotten to know on several previous visits so YMMV. It’s always worth asking.
     

    NanetteG

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Sep 8, 2020
    Just to clarify - the Yacht Club has a table service restaurant called Ale and Compass Restaurant.

    The Yacht Club also has a quick service area in its gift shop which is called The Market at Ale and Compass. Pre-COVID, there were a few tables inside where you could take your food to eat it, or you could take it with you and eat it elsewhere. I don't know if those tables are still open now, because from what I recall there wouldn't be many left if you blocked some off for social distancing purposes.

    PP suggested that if you had a cabana booked at Stormalong Bay, and you wanted something to eat but did not find anything tempting at Hurricane Hannah's, "mobile order from the Market at Ale & Compass and just walk over and pick it up." So PP was referring to the quick service area of the gift shop, not getting carry-out from the table service restaurant.

    Mobile ordering on your phone is just for quick service restaurants. It is not for table service restaurants.
    Thanks for the clarification! This will be our first visit to YC. Thanks again!
     

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