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focusondisney

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The disappointment was also there are no cast members like there used to be at the buses at the resorts anymore and no digital screens indicating when a bus will arrive at yc for each resort. Other resorts have the digital screens working letting you know arrival time of a bus.
I was at YC the 17-19th. The digital screen was working when we were there. You know you can also check bus info in the my resort section of MDE?

Unfortunately the morning bus chaos has always happened at deluxe resorts. We have stayed at Y & B for over 20 years. Having CMs there at opening has always been inconsistent. And even when there is a CM, they never really controlled the line or kept track of who gets on first. Unfortunately you do have to be assertive to get yourself on the bus.
 

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bookgirl2632

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I was at YC the 17-19th. The digital screen was working when we were there. You know you can also check bus info in the my resort section of MDE?

Unfortunately the morning bus chaos has always happened at deluxe resorts. We have stayed at Y & B for over 20 years. Having CMs there at opening has always been inconsistent. And even when there is a CM, they never really controlled the line or kept track of who gets on first. Unfortunately you do have to be assertive to get yourself on the bus.
This is good to know about the buses. Fortunately, I’m used to the bunching at the bus stops from the Moderate resorts. I’m not the most aggressive person, but I don’t let people jump in front of me.
 

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
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We recently put in a request for BCV for late April 2022 through DVC Rental Store. For those of you who have rented points through them before - do you recall how long it took until you had a confirmed stay? I was poking around on their site to see if there was any information about timelines and I saw that they indicated that it can often be difficult to get a Villa at BC because there is a smaller pool of owners there. I'm sort of kicking myself for not seeing that and going with Boardwalk Villa instead.

Would love to hear from anyone who has had past experiences renting from them and how difficult it was to rent points at the Beach Club.
Can I ask what you ended up booking instead? This is our first time trying to rent points - I am lured by the idea of not having to share a bedroom and bathroom with my teens while on a long-awaited vacation!

We have a room at YC for the same week that I'm hanging onto just in case but I would really like to be in that location in a villa.
I hope you are able to get into a room at the villas, but glad to have you staying here in April. I'll pencil you in on the Be Our Guest list and you can let us know if you are able to change resorts to BCV, or BWV.

:thumbsup2


We are staying at the Beach Club in February 2022 for our family's first visit to WDW. My wife and I plus our son (will be 10) and our daughter (will be 7). I've planned this myself so far... Not telling the family until later in the year. I am excited and thankful for the information on this site.
:welcome:

What a fantastic surprise!

I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list we keep on Page 1, Post 15.

:cool1:


Can't wait for our next stay Jan 20-30 2022 at BCV. We bought DVC this year and will be staying at Poly in july due to availability but are excited to head to our home resort in January!
Excellent!

I'll add you to the list.

:goodvibes


I'm in the same boat except my request is with David's. I just couldn't get over $24/point at DVC Rental Store. Looking for a 1-bedroom for the last week of April 2022. I will let you know if/when my request comes through. I also have a booking at Beach Club for the same time if I can't rent the points, but I'm willing to wait a while to see if it pans out.

I will say that I saw another thread (couldn't find it to quote exactly) where a DVC owner checked the request board at one of the rental sites and BCV was by far the one with the most people looking for points. Like there were a few looking for Poly points, 1 for BWV and then 20+ for BVC.

Editing cause my numbers above were way off and I found the thread: https://www.disboards.com/threads/dvc-rental-market-value.3838911/
:welcome:

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

::yes::


Does anyone know when they release the BC villas for general public to reserve? We are around 495 days out from our trip and I reserved rooms at YC, but would really prefer to get a 1 bedroom villa.
:welcome:

Smart move reserving the room(s) at YC, so at least you are in the area you want to be in.

When is the trip?

:goodvibes:



In seriousness though I just got into my room at YC and sadly I don’t see an in room dining menu anywhere, which is a bad sign I think. Looks like the rumors are true. On the bright side looks like I got another king room without requesting one! And this view is spectacular. I can actually see the Skyliner whizzing by. And the ugly Harmonious robot arms but hey you can’t win everything.

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Awesome view from your room!!!

Now that the trip is over can you (or have you) shared the room number?

King bed, end of hallway. Was there a daybed or chair with ottoman? Any other comments about the room?

:thanks:

Not the same water view Yacht or BC has but I think this is a pretty good view for BCV. View attachment 579219
Agree, not bad for BCV. What room was this?

:thanks:
 

kylenne

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Awesome view from your room!!!

Now that the trip is over can you (or have you) shared the room number?

King bed, end of hallway. Was there a daybed or chair with ottoman? Any other comments about the room?

:thanks:
Sure! I was in 3029, more towards the middle of the hall, the fire exit was right around the corner. It had a chair + ottoman setup, no tub in the bathroom only a shower. I can't remember if it was roll in or not.
 

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
Joined
Jul 19, 2008
Sure! I was in 3029, more towards the middle of the hall, the fire exit was right around the corner. It had a chair + ottoman setup, no tub in the bathroom only a shower. I can't remember if it was roll in or not.
I appreciate the detailed info.

::yes::
 

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
Joined
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I’m really bummed about the announcement today. We’re going for two weeks October-November and have a suite booked. It was definitely a hit to know club level won’t be back for us. We’re a big fan of snackies. :)
:welcome:

I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list we keep on Page 1, Post 15.

I hope they add CL back to the Yacht & Beach Club sooner rather than later. Maybe if the BW booking is very successful, they will consider bringing it back here.

::yes::


I agree. Especially without room service now.
:welcome: to posting on this forum!


We have a cabana rental for one day during our stay next week. Does anyone know what food options are available to order at the cabana? Trying to decide if I should cancel my Epcot lunch reservation. Thanks!
:welcome: to the thread!

Hope your stay was fantastic!

:cool1:


We have a 7:30 am reservation at Topolinos this month. Any recommendations on the best way for us to get there from Yacht Club? We have a 4 year old so if doing a car/ride share would need a car seat.
:welcome:

I agree with the others- rideshare is the way to go.

:thumbsup2

Uber has a carseat option, we used it a few times on our trip in May!
:welcome: and thanks for the helpful info.

:goodvibes


me too love that restaurant
:welcome:

Thanks for posting.

:thumbsup2
 
  • monstermash23

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    Yea I would love to get more updates on SAB and HH especially. Hopefully those keep coming. Have a trip in late July, really hoping that bar situation at HH becomes more normal (I guess the grill/refill station would have to be opened to help that right?). I’ll tolerate lines in the park to a point but lines around the building for a few cold ones during the day? Not so excited for that....
     

    Lalabubbles

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    We will be there in 4 days for 16 days, I will report back if HH‘s or the pool showers open while there :)

    Are pool noodles still allowed at SAB? When I was at CBR a few weeks ago they were not allowed at the pool, well they said we could use them but not to float :rolleyes:. I don’t want to pack them if we can’t use them.
     

    disneyworldsk

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    I was at YC the 17-19th. The digital screen was working when we were there. You know you can also check bus info in the my resort section of MDE?

    Unfortunately the morning bus chaos has always happened at deluxe resorts. We have stayed at Y & B for over 20 years. Having CMs there at opening has always been inconsistent. And even when there is a CM, they never really controlled the line or kept track of who gets on first. Unfortunately you do have to be assertive to get yourself on the bus.
    It was at 3 p.m.! Not even morning chaos! And no the boards were not working the entire time we were there. they were at other resorts when we resort hopped.
     
  • disneyworldsk

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    Also on our trip this week (not sure if i mentioned it before), the mde app says the yc marketplace closes at ten but when we got there the cm there said it's eleven p.m.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    I checked a dozen pages back for recent reviews but what’s the latest with wait times for SAB?
    :welcome:

    Do you have an upcoming trip?

    :goodvibes:


    A decent amount but I was still not far from the front of the line.

    For a report…I wish it was happier. I fly home tonight and rope dropped HS, but started later than I would have liked because of issues. I had no DME info on my door or in the room when I returned from Epcot last night and I was way too tired to make the 5 mile trek back to the front desk so I had to make an extra stop this morning for that. Really cost me time and I didn’t get to HS until nearly 8 and was way back in the security line. I was still able to walk on to RNRC and ToT was maybe a 10 minute wait.

    In general YC is nice but I had a lot of little issues with my stay. I was in room 3027 and I did appreciate the Happy Birthday note left on my bed when I got in and the room view was incredible, but so many practical little problems…I had to ask for a room occupied sign as one was not in the room. The shower was awful with the lack of shelving and not having a bathtub was honestly a dealbreaker for me. SAB was just too crowded to enjoy whenever I attempted it too. I never actually got there. I think I’m just a quiet pool person at the end of the day, so that place is a bit lost on me.

    Yesterday was a comedy of errors. In the AM I had to go all the way to the lobby to fix an issue with my credit card not carrying over to my continuing reservation, then went back to my room to discover my magic baby suddenly stopped working and the app had signed me out and wouldn’t let me back in, then when I managed it I couldn’t use the unlock door feature because it said I had no room number. I was back and forth to the lobby three times trying to get that sorted. Turned out the battery on the door scanner was dead. After all this drama I barely had time to scarf down cereal before my BG was called.

    Trying to get back from HS yesterday during the torrential thunderstorm was an experience too. I don’t blame the CMs for turning the boat back around but the wait for a bus was terrible. Tried to keep a positive attitude but I was exhausted and loaded down with stuff to ship home. Bus after bus for RIV and nothing for Crescent Lake resorts. Not having room service that night was really bad too, when everyone was stuck inside…A&C to Go time slots filled up so fast you were basically SOL. The app glitched on me while I was trying to order and I lost my slot, the next time was not until 8:50pm. Luckily the rain subsided considerably so I just went into Epcot for dinner but it was rough.

    It was fantastic being so close to HS with the lines there being as bad as they are and the surprise fireworks were amazing but it was such a 180 here from my experience at GF earlier in the week. I would still stay here in the future but I don’t think until Epcot is back to some semblance of normalcy.
    Like everyone else, I would like to sincerely thank you for all of the live reports, answering questions during your trip and for detailed info like this review. I'm sorry to hear about all of the issues and glitches, but glad to hear that it won't keep you away forever. Hope to see you (and your gf) on a future BOG list.

    :thanks:


    Just got back after a week there and some observations and answers to some of the questions:

    - had a great time back at BCV...our home DVC resort
    - SAB was busy but never saw or encountered a single line to get in and always could find a spot. Maybe it wasn’t the “perfect” spot but there were always chairs and usually in the area we wanted them with our preferred mix of shade and sun
    - HH‘s is fine but still a shadow of its former self. Really need to open the grill side plus the self-service drink machine, add back the tables/chairs near HH to eat that have been removed, plus open the HH bar for people to sit at (come on, I mean we can safely sit at the Wave around the bar but not outside at HH‘s???). The wait staff working the pool area were very busy and doing their best to take and deliver food orders but moving a good chunk of this volume to the grill would help them significantly plus not make it so long to get service
    - SAB showers next to the “main” SAB bathrooms are still closed
    - gardens and flowers are beautiful...resort is super clean and fresh
    - when your need a meal and don’t have a reservation, consider Ale and Compass Lounge (If you can’t get A&C Waitlist). They serve the full A&C menu (just ask), the atmosphere is great, and food really good. It was a godsend during the downpour last night that caught many who commented earlier that prevented our plans to hit the Epcot food kiosks.
    - we also had a great late breakfast at the A&C restaurant on our pool day. We initially had Cape May reservations but switched as everyone decided we would go with quality over quantity. :)
    - with this said, I frowned heavily every time we walked past the closed Crews cup. Just really missed that place as a lounge for both food or a drink
    - never actually saw the ice cream spot open at the BW....can we have the B&C window back???
    - this is a question I posted a while back, but no Longboard on draft at HH. They said that is Poly-only now but they did have it in bottles. Draft selection was often very limited in fact and sometimes was just 1 selection ( bud light)
    - our experience was International gateway yesterday opened at 10:17 letting us through
    - didn’t see the yoga in the activity board but can’t say with certainty that it’s not back

    overall the family (me, my wife plus 4 teens aged 15-20) loved our time at the resort.
    Thank you for the detailed review and information about your stay. So glad you had a great trip!

    :dogdance:


    My family of 5( me, dh, 2 teens, and 3 year old) is staying at the Yacht Club in July and when I originally booked I didn't add any requests because I just assumed all the rooms had daybeds. Now I'm over thinking. Should I brave the long hold waits to request 2 queens and a daybed? Or is this unnecessary? If the room is booked for 5, will we be automatically assigned enough beds?
    :welcome:

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list we keep on Page 1, Post 15.

    As WoodNymph indicates, you need to be assigned to a room that has enough sleeping surfaces for everyone on your reservation. A child under 3 might not be factored into that determination, but over 3 should be considered.

    You should receive a room that has a daybed, but if you don't have any other requests, it wouldn't hurt to indicate that a room with a daybed is needed for your family.

    ::yes::


    Also interested!
    :welcome: to this thread!

    Do you have an upcoming trip?

    :thumbsup2


    Is there any word or hint on when HH at SAB will open back up? Do they serve drinks at the pool or at that bar in any capacity at the moment?

    We will be at BCV by end of July.
    :welcome:

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

    :cool1:
     

    hollygolitely93

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    Am I correct that there is no opening date for club/concerierge level at the Beach Club Resort? We have a fall 21 stay and trying to keep tabs on it.
     


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