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NanetteG

Earning My Ears
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Sep 8, 2020
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.
Good to know! Thanks for the tip!
 

EasternShoreGal

Mouseketeer
Joined
Aug 4, 2012
At the Yacht Club right now. If anyone has a question about what’s going on right now, I’ll be glad to try to find out the answer!
I’m sure I’m not the only one who would love to see a pic of the new chair type tubes at SAB if you happen to get over there. They weren’t using them last time we were there and I could never get comfortable in the round ones so I usually just floated without one in the lazy river. They may have to remove my water pruned body as I’m not sure I will ever want to get out of the new floats if they are as comfy as reported.
 

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P'colaBeachBum

FloGrown!
Joined
Dec 31, 2010
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.
Was that pool server Rocky? She was the best! When we stayed at YC 4 years ago she was not there, moved over to DS. I was hoping she was back.
 

evlaina

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 5, 2018
Question - is there a room type that has more king beds than other types? It's just my husband and I, and I would prefer a single bed over 2 beds. Right now we have a Garden/Woods view.

I could also switch to Beach Club Villas and get a single Queen studio for a few bucks less.
 

EasternShoreGal

Mouseketeer
Joined
Aug 4, 2012
Was that pool server Rocky? She was the best! When we stayed at YC 4 years ago she was not there, moved over to DS. I was hoping she was back.
Actually it was Danni, but Rocky was another of our favorites. And who knows how much of the pool deck she had to cover that day. I think she may have just had the cabanas and another small section. I always feel so bad for those servers on the deck as sometimes cast members call out and they end up covering a very large section of pool deck by themselves and people get so impatient and rude If they have to wait more than 5 minutes so we always tip very well, even if we just take a table and don’t order anything Since we bring a lot of our own alcohol. We usually order food but with the limited options not so sure about that for our October trip. And yes, Natebenma, we are on the BOG list. We are still tweaking dates slightly but they are close enough.
 

delmar411

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 25, 2007
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!
I have seen drinks on the room service carts as they passed by so there are drinks to be ordered. I'm betting that they don't want to print options if the options may change due to availability.
The person ordering should ask what the current drink options are when they order.
 

NanetteG

Earning My Ears
Joined
Sep 8, 2020
Actually it was Danni, but Rocky was another of our favorites. And who knows how much of the pool deck she had to cover that day. I think she may have just had the cabanas and another small section. I always feel so bad for those servers on the deck as sometimes cast members call out and they end up covering a very large section of pool deck by themselves and people get so impatient and rude If they have to wait more than 5 minutes so we always tip very well, even if we just take a table and don’t order anything Since we bring a lot of our own alcohol. We usually order food but with the limited options not so sure about that for our October trip. And yes, Natebenma, we are on the BOG list. We are still tweaking dates slightly but they are close enough.
What is the appropriate tip for a cabana server? Thanks!
 
  • gatormom2tots

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    Apr 13, 2010
    Actually it was Danni, but Rocky was another of our favorites. And who knows how much of the pool deck she had to cover that day. I think she may have just had the cabanas and another small section. I always feel so bad for those servers on the deck as sometimes cast members call out and they end up covering a very large section of pool deck by themselves and people get so impatient and rude If they have to wait more than 5 minutes so we always tip very well, even if we just take a table and don’t order anything Since we bring a lot of our own alcohol. We usually order food but with the limited options not so sure about that for our October trip. And yes, Natebenma, we are on the BOG list. We are still tweaking dates slightly but they are close enough.

    Danni! We love her! She no longer works there but we have actually become good friends with her...I will have to tell her she got mentioned over here on the boards!
     

    Eastern

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 30, 2006
    At the Yacht Club right now. If anyone has a question about what’s going on right now, I’ll be glad to try to find out the answer!
    Could you find out the nearest place to purchase bottled water in cases? They usually have it at the YC gift shop but wanted to check. ty :flower3:
     

    GADisneyDad14

    Disney Resorts Board
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    Jul 3, 2014
    Danni! We love her! She no longer works there but we have actually become good friends with her...I will have to tell her she got mentioned over here on the boards!
    Not to be too descriptive/personal about a CM, but is Danni 20s’ish, darker hair, with a bit of a raspy voice?

    If it’s who I’m thinking of we had her on two rentals last year and she was fantastic, best we’ve ever had at SAB. I’m blanking on her name at the moment but Danni seems to sound familiar. We were bummed she wasn’t there when we were there a few weeks ago. Sorry to hear she no longer works there.
     

    EasternShoreGal

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 4, 2012
    What is the appropriate tip for a cabana server? Thanks!
    So we tipped our server on the food etc they served somewhere around 40%- but she did do a couple of extras for us. Soft drinks and waters were already stocked by the main attendant who checked us in (different from the server). I can’t remember if we tipped them. I remember asking one of the rec managers whether they should be tipped (some cast are not allowed to accept tips) and I don’t remember whether it was a yes or not. Who knows what the process is in COVID times.
     
  • EasternShoreGal

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    Not to be too descriptive/personal about a CM, but is Danni 20s’ish, darker hair, with a bit of a raspy voice?

    If it’s who I’m thinking of we had her on two rentals last year and she was fantastic, best we’ve ever had at SAB. I’m blanking on her name at the moment but Danni seems to sound familiar. We were bummed she wasn’t there when we were there a few weeks ago. Sorry to hear she no longer works there.
    Definitely 20’s, very very outgoing but her hair was kind of dirty blond, longish and curly. I’m not sure if she still works there or not. We will find out when we head back down. All I know is she hustles.

    I will say we are DVC members and what has kept us coming back are the cast members. We spend a lot of time at SAB, including resort only stays recently, and it breaks my heart to see so many of our favorites have been moved around.
     

    JoJoGirl

    Riding the Hydrolator to SeaBase Alpha
    Joined
    Apr 25, 2015
    Could you find out the nearest place to purchase bottled water in cases? They usually have it at the YC gift shop but wanted to check. ty :flower3:
    OK, so this was my quest last night. First I tried Ale & Compass Marketplace, no surprise, only single bottles. Then the Solarium temporary Marketplace at BC, no luck at that time (Surprised by that). Found some at the Screen Door on the Boardwalk. It was a pack of 8 small bottles. After one day I have three left, so headed back to the Screen Door on my way back from Epcot. That is the closest to a “case” I could find. I think you can get a regular case at the Speedway gas station which is walking distance from the Boardwalk.

    I will note that I was also looking for half-and-half, and saw none in the case at Screen Door. The CM there asked what I was looking for, and said that they were keeping some things in the back for now. He did have half and half but he had to fetch it. So if you don’t see something in the case, don’t be afraid to ask.
     

    Eastern

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 30, 2006
    OK, so this was my quest last night. First I tried Ale & Compass Marketplace, no surprise, only single bottles. Then the Solarium temporary Marketplace at BC, no luck at that time (Surprised by that). Found some at the Screen Door on the Boardwalk. It was a pack of 8 small bottles. After one day I have three left, so headed back to the Screen Door on my way back from Epcot. That is the closest to a “case” I could find. I think you can get a regular case at the Speedway gas station which is walking distance from the Boardwalk.

    I will note that I was also looking for half-and-half, and saw none in the case at Screen Door. The CM there asked what I was looking for, and said that they were keeping some things in the back for now. He did have half and half but he had to fetch it. So if you don’t see something in the case, don’t be afraid to ask.
    Thanks so much. I also wanted to know about half and half so thanks for that too!
     

    Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
    Joined
    May 1, 2009
    OK, so this was my quest last night. First I tried Ale & Compass Marketplace, no surprise, only single bottles. Then the Solarium temporary Marketplace at BC, no luck at that time (Surprised by that). Found some at the Screen Door on the Boardwalk. It was a pack of 8 small bottles. After one day I have three left, so headed back to the Screen Door on my way back from Epcot. That is the closest to a “case” I could find. I think you can get a regular case at the Speedway gas station which is walking distance from the Boardwalk.

    I will note that I was also looking for half-and-half, and saw none in the case at Screen Door. The CM there asked what I was looking for, and said that they were keeping some things in the back for now. He did have half and half but he had to fetch it. So if you don’t see something in the case, don’t be afraid to ask.
    I was going to say that about packs of water bottles - if you don't see them out in the gift shop, ask a cast member. They may be hiding in the back.
     

    bookbabe626

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 25, 2006
    Question - is there a room type that has more king beds than other types? It's just my husband and I, and I would prefer a single bed over 2 beds. Right now we have a Garden/Woods view.

    I could also switch to Beach Club Villas and get a single Queen studio for a few bucks less.
    While I don’t have any factual evidence, I feel like there’s more king beds at YC than at BC or some of the other deluxes, maybe due to the convention center? We’ve had great luck getting a king bed at YC, and we always book GV. We do make that our only request, and recently noticed that “king bed” now appears on the room request option popup menu during online checkin.
     

    gatormom2tots

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    Apr 13, 2010
    Definitely 20’s, very very outgoing but her hair was kind of dirty blond, longish and curly. I’m not sure if she still works there or not. We will find out when we head back down. All I know is she hustles.

    I will say we are DVC members and what has kept us coming back are the cast members. We spend a lot of time at SAB, including resort only stays recently, and it breaks my heart to see so many of our favorites have been moved around.

    Yep....she is about 26-27. Long naturally wavy/curly hair. ALWAYS went the extra mile...she is also one of the most giving persons I know with an incredible heart for others. She was our waitress one trip, but 3 trips later we are honored to call her a family friend. She is no longer employed by Disney :( Just sent her a message to let her know you guys have mentioned her...she loved her job and it showed in everything she did. She exemplified so much about Disney customer service.
     

    morganms22

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jan 1, 2015
    I have seen drinks on the room service carts as they passed by so there are drinks to be ordered. I'm betting that they don't want to print options if the options may change due to availability.
    The person ordering should ask what the current drink options are when they order.
    Thank for this information! I was the the one who asked on the Restaurants board.. I really want a pot of coffee with my breakfast. Hoping they will deliver that. Just wasn’t sure if they were doing drinks, because of the strange times we are in. Glad to know you have seen some drinks on the carts!
     

    morganms22

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jan 1, 2015
    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!
    I asked this over there and I really appreciate you mentioning it here!
     

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