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

  • disny_luvr

    DIS Veteran
    Aug 7, 2008
    That's so cool! My partner's birthday is on our arrival day. How does one make sure a birthday is acknowledged? Did they get your birthday out of your check-in information, or did someone in your party mention it to the front desk?
    I can’t remember if my TA noted it on my reservation or not. When we arrived, I went to the front desk to see about switching to a room with a balcony and asked about a birthday button.


    DIS Veteran
    May 28, 2014
    Checked in to the BC yesterday! Everything’s been great so far. My birthday is coming up on the 10th and when we got back from Disney Springs last night, there was a gift in the room from Mickey to me! ❤ It was a personalized birthday card, a BC/YC water bottle, a small bag of chips and a pack of cookies! I was so excited! We have spent multiple birthdays here for my boys and husband and they never got anything before. Today’s our first park day, but so far the Disney magic is still here! CM interaction has been great! Also, the bus to/from DS was prompt. We waited about 15 minutes to get one from the BC and when we left DS the bus was waiting on us!

    Off to DHS today! BG 19! We are so excited!
  • MrsPMcD

    Feb 14, 2017
    Hello, Dear Friends
    (and new members to this thread who I have not had a chance to :welcome: officially, and to whom I apologize for the upcoming, gut-wrenching post),

    I am just starting to swim towards the surface following the absolutely tragic loss of my husband Mark 2 weeks ago. We had been together as best friends for 40 years starting when we were high school sweethearts, and our 35th anniversary just passed. He was truly an extraordinary man. That certainly comes from a place of bias, but has been backed up by the incredible tributes from friends and especially a number of colleagues who have honestly shared that my husband was THE greatest influence on their careers, he taught them more than any other manager/programmer (about coding and life) and literally changed one intern's life.

    Mark had just retired 3 months ago, and as a result of his hard work for so many years, and our excellent planning, we had the ability to do practically anything we wanted, to go to all the places we had never been and maybe go back to a few others that we loved.

    To say that my sons Nate and Ben and I are devastated is an understatement. This is not okay, not by any stretch of the imagination. But they will be okay. I will be okay. We are all going to keep busy, because that is how we get through this. That is what Mark wants- not for us to crawl into a ball under the bed covers. I have a HUGE amount of support from my friends and community and that helps a lot.

    I want to thank all of you who have posted messages or reached out to me. Thank you to @luvpoohandcompany for keeping you informed.

    I'll be back trying to run the show soon. Not exactly sure when, but I won't be able to catch up on past posts so the Be Our Guest list will have some empty space for awhile. When I am ready, I'll ask for you to repost the dates of any future trips. I'll update Page 1 with current news and changes.

    Speaking of trips. To bring this slightly on topic.

    In a horrifically unbelievably case of coincidence, my best friend Linda lost her husband John, also 56, suddenly two weeks before Mark passed. I had been supporting her through the loss and now we are supporting each other. John and Linda, Mark and I all love Disney. Linda and I were roommates on our sons' 8th grade class trip in 2015. John was Puumba to my Timon when we performed Hakuna Matata in front of 600 middle school students (and stunned Linda with the surprise).

    I am taking Linda on a trip to WDW in August. She is a school secretary so this is good timing for her. My boys will both be gone from home so it will be good for me to be away. We are going to laugh and cry and drink. Not necessarily in that order. We are not sure that this is a good idea or not, but we are going to do it. Mark and John would both support this trip 100%.

    We will be having dinner with Teena, the former long-time Beach Club lobby greeter and a CM friend Lauren for dinner one night. Teena also lost her husband suddenly in 2015, while my group of DIS friends were on a trip visiting her.

    Linda and I will have 2 nights at Caribbean Beach and one night at the Poly, where we will watch the fireworks from the beach.

    Thanks, again, for all of the love, prayer and positive energy you have been sending to my friends and family.

    As a famous Mouse once said "See You Real Soon!"

    Dee (natebenma)


    PS- if you want to send me an email, you can write to beachclubdee at yahoo. I forgot that I had that way to communicate with any of you who want to.

    It’s good to hear from you, Dee. You and your boys have been very much in my thoughts. I hope your trip offers some much needed laughs and smiles. Xx


    Mickey Fanatic
    Mar 6, 2011
    It was 1556 at the Beach Club. It had two beds without a daybed and seemed very small compared to other BC rooms I have stayed.
    I've stayed in that room, and liked the location. Not too far from lobby, easy exit to quiet pool and Epcot secret door. The only thing I didn't like was that housekeeping lined up their carts on the little walkway right outside and if you are trying to have a quick nap in the afternoon, it can be noisy.
  • Obi-J Kenobi

    Jedi Knight
    Mar 15, 2021
    The room map does show those corner rooms as being a little shorter
    My family stayed at 1527 (?) if I recall correctly. It was a room on the first floor, near quiet pool, in the corner and it too had no day bed. This was our first trip to BC so I cannot compare size of room to other BC rooms.

    We did not have bug issues whatsoever. Bugs know to avoid my family. My DW and DD go full John Wick on bugs. Can I reference a non-Disney property like John Wick on DISBoards?


    They call me "ThePrince of Planning"
    Mar 6, 2014
    Those people just want a punching bag. Pandemic era CS has just been like this everywhere, not just at Disney. I train CS phone agents for NYC govt and morale across the board has been low because customers are angry/frustrated/whatever even more than usual and feel powerless and so want to take that out on someone. Then add to that your typical Disney guest “I paid so much to be here” entitlement and it's even worse. People are absolutely making it worse with their crappy attitudes. Then they wonder why Disney (and everywhere else tbh) is having such a hard time staffing back up.
    I’ve never really understood beating up customer service agents. In my experience (I’m 62 so there’s a lot) I have always found that treating a Customer Service person with kindness and respect will result in great service to you. Especially in an environment where they usually are getting beat up. IF YOU WANT KINDNESS….GIVE KINDNESS.


    Disney obsessed DVC Member/AP holder
    Feb 25, 2011
    Our first visit to BC is in a few weeks. I heard there is trouble getting tubes for the lazy river. Are you allowed to bring your own?


    May 23, 2021
    Our first visit to BC is in a few weeks. I heard there is trouble getting tubes for the lazy river. Are you allowed to bring your own?
    A big group may have a bit of trouble but theres usually at least 1-2 free ones floating around every 30 or so minutes. Just takes some patience unfortunately. But yes you can bring your own *noodles* as far as I know (someone correct me if I’m wrong) but not sure about tubes.


    DIS Veteran
    Apr 30, 2001
    Our first visit to BC is in a few weeks. I heard there is trouble getting tubes for the lazy river. Are you allowed to bring your own?
    I always found it stressful looking for tubes. We always just got in the lazy river without tubes, and then had to watch people closely to grab their tube if they decided to get out. I didn’t like it at all, I felt like the people that hover around your table when you look like you might be almost done eating, or watch you walk to your car in a crowded lot lol. It did always work, we did get tubes, but I didn’t like it. I don’t think I ever saw tubes just floating empty for more than a few seconds, at least the day we were there from 11-5 or so when I was in that area.

    They let you use life vests or just swim, I don’t think they let you use your own tube. But I also didn’t ask, I do feel like I’ve read that before on here.

    Wood Nymph

    DIS Veteran
    Sep 19, 2012
    Our first visit to BC is in a few weeks. I heard there is trouble getting tubes for the lazy river. Are you allowed to bring your own?
    I've never seen anyone who used their own tubes at the lazy river. The tubes they have there are clear so that lifeguards can see through them. If you don't see any available tubes then just wait a little while and one should free up. :)


    DIS Veteran
    Aug 24, 2010
    Wondering from anyone currently at Yacht Club if the scaffolding is still over the main lobby area on the lakeside or if it has moved anywhere else? We arrive on Sunday......