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5DisneyNuts

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Hi! I was wondering if anyone heard anything about Yachtsman Steakhouse opening on Tuesdays/Wednesdays as things pick up?

It is a family favorite for special occasions and those 2 evenings are the only ones we have available. Also hoping Daryl is still there! Thanks.
 

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Best Aunt

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It is possible to show me on this picture? I do not see the laundry icon. Thanks

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I think the laundry room is next to room 409. If you look to the right of 409 on that map, there's an area which doesn't have a room number. And if you look next to room 420, I think that little purple thing is the elevator.
 

Dave006

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The laundry facilities are on the fourth floor of the villa wing, across from rooms 414 / 416. And as @Best Aunt indicated just before room 409 in the hallway. If you reach room 409 you just missed it.

Dave
 

hayesdvc

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Thanks for the answers. I know the BCV rooms are in a separate building. Which room number sections would be the closest to the main Beach club building (i.e. Cape May)? Also, is there a concierge desk in the BCV building?
 
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Best Aunt

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Also, is there a concierge desk in the BCV building?
is there a concierge desk in the bcv building?Yes.

is there someone working at that desk? Before covid, the answer was “sometimes.” Not sure what’s happening now.

beware the bcv studios near the elevators. You hear whirring elevator noise inside the rooms.
 
  • natebenma

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    Sorry for getting so far behind here and the delay welcoming new friends.

    Tried searching for the answer but haven't been able to find it so I will just ask......We are arriving Sunday for our first Yacht Club visit (Yay!) My kids would like hot tea in the morning in the room, what is the best way to do this?

    Thanks in advance :earsboy:
    :welcome:

    I hope you are having a great trip.

    :goodvibes:


    We are booked at Beach Club June 2-6, 2022! I'm so excited, but also completely second guessing myself. Given that we will be going for the first time in a decade I've had this YOLO attitude about the budget; right up until the last week or so. With the addition of Genie+ and IAS I keep thinking how we could move hotels and save money (or more accurately, put it toward Genie+, etc.) I keep telling myself to go with my gut, which is to keep the Beach Club booking...I've saved for this, just do it!

    I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's pictures and comments. I think I'm just going to have to start a slide show of Stormalong Bay pics on my computer screen so I make myself remember one of my main reasons for booking this resort.

    Thanks for letting me vent!
    :welcome: back!

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

    :cool1:


    We had a one night stay at the Beach Club at the end of a weeklong Poly trip. I gotta say, our room was looking kind of worn out and the bed had a pretty substantial dip in it. Not my best Disney stay. Our last two trips there were club level and I don't remember having any issues with those so maybe they just aren't paying as much attention to the normal rooms?

    We had a fantastic dinner at Ale and Compass. Great food and very good service. Lobby of the Beach Club is just so nice to relax in. My brother in law started calling it the Sofa Ride.
    :welcome: to posting on the thread.

    Thanks for your comment.

    :thumbsup2


    Having our first stay (rented DVC points) at Beach Club starting this Thursday. Excited to walk into Epcot for Food and Wine, and to visit the pool we've ogled for years on the boat to Hollywood Studios.

    Another resort will be checked off the list :)
    :welcome:

    Enjoy your trip!

    :cool2:


    Thank you, This was exactly what I came looking for. Bring my own coffee and basket-type filter (not cone). Thanks Again.
    :welcome: (back)?

    When is your trip?

    :goodvibes


    Which floor is the laundry room on in the Beach CLub Villas ?

    TIA
    :welcome:

    When is your trip?

    :dogdance:


    Hi! I was wondering if anyone heard anything about Yachtsman Steakhouse opening on Tuesdays/Wednesdays as things pick up?

    It is a family favorite for special occasions and those 2 evenings are the only ones we have available. Also hoping Daryl is still there! Thanks.
    :welcome:

    When is your trip?

    :woohoo:
     

    Tess

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    is there a concierge desk in the bcv building?Yes.

    is there someone working at that desk? Before covid, the answer was “sometimes.” Not sure what’s happening now.

    beware the bcv studios near the elevators. You hear whirring elevator noise inside the rooms.
    I just wanted to note, that we had a studio directly across the hallway from the elevator (316) and never heard a sound from the elevator or other guests for that matter. The room had a larger balcony although it was connected (separated by a vinyl rail) to the next room over, but we never saw another group out there.

    We had requested first floor, pool view, near elevator--we received two of the three and ultimately happy with the studio.
     

    focusondisney

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    I’ve been meaning to post a few things about our trip 2 weeks ago. We were in room 3067. I was nervous because it is almost directly across from the single elevator & next to the ice machine room. We were pleasantly surprised that we never heard the elevator & only rarely heard the ice machine. Although a few times it was early, maybe 7ish but not often enough to be bothersome. I had originally booked rack rate & then changed to Disney’s 25% discount. A week before, I found the room for about $2000 total for the week on Priceline with a VIP deal. It was nonrefundable for that price, but by then we were sure we were going. I saved about $2K over the Disney discount & $3K over rack rate so
    I was pretty happy.

    I didn’t think crowds were as light as reported, but certainly not bad. The weather was hot as it usually is in September. It rained almost every day & the humidity was high. We go this time most years but we thought it was the rainiest week we’ve had in a long time.

    We only went to SAB once, in the early afternoon. And as usual, even tho there weren’t many people in the pool, most of the chairs had items on them. We were able to find 2 chairs in the shade, but mostly there were single chairs. The quiet pool was great, until the clouds & thunder rolled in.

    We took the boats to Studios & even back from Epcot. We usually always walk to & from Epcot, but with the heat & humidity, I just couldn’t do
    it every time. No issues with the boats at all, everyone complied with the mask rules. Only took buses to MK, caught it right there a few times & waited about 30 minutes once. Coming back from Boo Bash on the 12th, we had a private company motor coach. The driver wasn’t very friendly & the bus smelled nasty, but it got us back to the hotel quickly. That was the only time we didn’t have a Disney bus, but there we saw private motor coaches in many bus stops at MK. We did Boo Bash twice, hoping to avoid crowds both on the buses & in the parks. That didn’t really work out. The buses were full going & SRO returning to Y & B on the 14th. Boo Bash was more crowded than a regular after hours event too. I looked for bus times on the app several times while we were heading to the bus stop & never saw the times show up.

    I really had intended to do the ceramics painting this trip. But maybe next time. :rolleyes: Mobile ordering for breakfast worked great from Ale & Compass. But we also just ran down for pastries & juice a couple times with no waits. I changed several of our ADRs while we were there & even changed times day of too. We usually stay club level but after 4 trips this year, we’re getting used to doing without it.

    Beaches & Cream take out window has a roped off area. Although we never saw big crowds there.

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    Views from room 3067. It has 2 queens, shower/ tub combo. Desk & chair, sofa/ daybed & no connecting room.



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    It is a waterview. But really limited as far as views of the water. If I was paying full waterview price, I would be pretty disappointed. But for the discounted price I paid, it was fine! Wedding gazebo is to the left. And a direct view of the Epcot fireworks! Sorry, no pictures of those. And we did get boarding passes for ROTR both our days, once on iPad with hotel wifi; once on iPhone with data.

    We did see more dogs this trip than ever before. But we heard no barking or anything like that. But we did see dogs every day, including a family who had their dog in the sitting areas of SAB.

    Oh, we did do online check in, got our room ready text as we were driving from the airport about 10am. Our magic bands didn’t open the door but my phone did. We stopped at the front desk on the way to the park, for them programmed & had no issues after that.

    We’re at CR next weekend for the 50th anniversary. We’ll miss YC, but walking to MK won out for this trip. We took 5 trips this year, so we need to lay off awhile. I’m planning to retire in early April, so our next trip probably won’t be til after that, maybe right after Easter. Hope we can last that long, lol!
     
  • VAtink

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    We got home from a 9 night stay at the YC last Sunday. Overall it was a great trip! We were in room 2096, it’s a garden view room and looks out onto the quiet pool and tennis courts.





    The room is a two queen bed room with a daybed, and it only has a shower, no bath. The no bath thing I didn’t think would be a big deal, but with only the shower the shower/toilet room is like 6”-12” smaller, so it was very cramped in there. Definitely prefer having a bath. Plus with the shower only there was only one small ledge to put the shampoo/conditioner and stuff, and with two of us using our own things we didn’t have enough space.

    Please ignore the mess in these pictures, we were too excited the day we arrived to rush off to the food booths that we forgot to get pictures before our stuff exploded all over the room!







    Oh, and this room also is a connecting room, connects with I believe 2098.

    Now I mentioned this in a previous post while I was down there, but we did have some issues with this room. They were doing the prep work for the painting on this side of the building while we were there, but they didn’t work the weekends and I guess left early on Friday, so we didn’t realize how disruptive this would be until our 4th day in the room when we came back for lunch and wanted to eat out on the balcony only to find two workers and a ladder out there!



    I wanted to move to a non-construction zone room, but since we had already unpacked my mom did not want to waste the time repacking everything and moving, so we stayed. It was a bummer since they were out on either our balcony or the ones above all week and construction debris was falling onto the balcony constantly so we couldn’t use it at all during the day. This normally wouldn’t be a huge deal, in past trips we would do lunch at the food booths in Epcot, but with the hopping not until 2 this year we had planned to eat a bunch of our lunches out on the balcony instead, so this ruined that plan for us!

    And I do realize this is on us for not moving, but when we checked in our original room was not ready so they offered us this one which was, so I do wish they had told us that while this room was ready early, it was in the middle of a construction zone so at least we had the choice of an early room or a room we could use the balcony!

    Besides that the YC was great, and really if it weren't for the work being done, that location would have been super quiet. Did the cabana two days, both after a Boo Bash, which was awesome. It’s amazing how fast the day goes by while you’re at the cabana! Did notice there were some cabanas that had 9-12 guests in them, I had thought the limit was 6 guests, but apparently not!

    We did have a fireworks cruise from the YC booked last week, but that ended up getting cancelled because of the weather. Whomp whomp. The weather this trip was definitely the worst we’ve ever had in September, but to be fair we have had spectacular luck with rain free trips in September so a trip with even a bit of rain would be worse! It did rain though nearly every day, which did impact some aspects of our plans, but it wasn’t too bad. We’ve been expecting our luck with rain to end one of these years so came prepared with ponchos and umbrellas!

    Oh, and the YC felt very empty until last weekend. Usually when we go in September there are a ton of convention groups staying at the YC, but this trip we only saw one convention group and it seemed like a pretty small group. There were however sooooo many wedding parties! We even saw a wedding on the beach by the slide! That was pretty awesome to see! We kept seeing what we thought was the same wedding party in Epcot throughout the trip, but we realized that no, they definitely were different parties, just all wearing the exact same shirt. Some Etsy shop made a killing with those wedding party shirts, they were everywhere!
     

    GADisneyDad14

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    Are the YC or BC doing bounceback offers for discounts for future reservations?


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    No, bouncebacks have yet to return to WDW since reopening last summer.

    Maybe someday, but seemingly something Disney isn’t in a rush to bring back at the moment.
     

    Dave006

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    Just to add a comment to the post from @GADisneyDad14 above. Bounce Back offers are used to fill rooms that would have otherwise gone empty later in the year or select seasons for the next year.

    Disney is managing inventory Quarter to Quarter at the moment and does not want a volume of discounted rooms 12 months in advance hoping that the 50th activities will keep the resorts full as more room come online as inventory.

    Dave
     

    zdad59

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    Just arrived for a 5D/4N stay at Beach Club. Made no special requests. Got room 2585. OMG !! It has a balcony and a half. Close to the back elevators for a quick out to EPCOT. BEAUTIFUL room.

    If you are looking for the room on a resort map, it faces the courtyard behind the volleyball court. Far back right corner, 2nd floor.
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    SMF_mom23

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    I posted this question on another site, so if this looks familiar, it probably is! In the interest of getting as much info and varying opinions as possible, I'm posting it here as well. If there is some restriction against doing so, my apologies and feel free to remove. That said:

    For our trip next June, we'll be staying at YC (our first Deluxe resort stay) for the first leg of our Orlando adventure (Saturday though Thursday morning) and switching to Universal's LPB on Thursday staying until Monday. Once we check out of YC on Thursday I know we have access to SAB all day, which we will all enjoy, but my boys will LOVE! I was considering renting a cabana that day so we have a "home base" to relax with shade, cool drinks, and comfortable seating/sleeping. Do you recommend a full day rental, or only half? Which half? I figure we can have a leisurely lunch at the resort and camp in regular seating for a bit if we did the last half of the day. If we did the first half, maybe it would be a good time to head on over to our Universal hotel and get settled in there? I've heard horror stories about checking in to the UO resorts vs WDW's online check-in. Is there a better/worse time to arrive that would influence how we enjoy our last day at YC?

    Having never gone to UO, much less split a stay in this manner, I'm interested to get others' thought on this.
     

    luvpoohandcompany

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    I posted this question on another site, so if this looks familiar, it probably is! In the interest of getting as much info and varying opinions as possible, I'm posting it here as well. If there is some restriction against doing so, my apologies and feel free to remove. That said:

    For our trip next June, we'll be staying at YC (our first Deluxe resort stay) for the first leg of our Orlando adventure (Saturday though Thursday morning) and switching to Universal's LPB on Thursday staying until Monday. Once we check out of YC on Thursday I know we have access to SAB all day, which we will all enjoy, but my boys will LOVE! I was considering renting a cabana that day so we have a "home base" to relax with shade, cool drinks, and comfortable seating/sleeping. Do you recommend a full day rental, or only half? Which half? I figure we can have a leisurely lunch at the resort and camp in regular seating for a bit if we did the last half of the day. If we did the first half, maybe it would be a good time to head on over to our Universal hotel and get settled in there? I've heard horror stories about checking in to the UO resorts vs WDW's online check-in. Is there a better/worse time to arrive that would influence how we enjoy our last day at YC?

    Having never gone to UO, much less split a stay in this manner, I'm interested to get others' thought on this.
    I’d head over earlier rather than later. The one time we stayed at universal ( probably close to 20 years ago) they had run out of rooms even though we’d paid for ours as part of a package some 11 months earlier. They shipped us out to the Peabody for the night which we were not happy about. I’ve never been able to convince the family to try a stay there again as it was just an awful way to start a holiday after a 9 hour flight to get there
     

    Best Aunt

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    For our trip next June, we'll be staying at YC (our first Deluxe resort stay) for the first leg of our Orlando adventure (Saturday though Thursday morning) and switching to Universal's LPB on Thursday staying until Monday. Once we check out of YC on Thursday I know we have access to SAB all day, which we will all enjoy, but my boys will LOVE! I was considering renting a cabana that day so we have a "home base" to relax with shade, cool drinks, and comfortable seating/sleeping. Do you recommend a full day rental, or only half? Which half?
    Have you confirmed that you can rent a cabana for only half a day? I thought that when the hotels reopened (after closing for the Pandemic), they were only doing full day rentals. I had not heard that they started offering half days again. But I haven't been trying to book, so maybe I just missed the news.
     

    srauseo

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    Have you confirmed that you can rent a cabana for only half a day? I thought that when the hotels reopened (after closing for the Pandemic), they were only doing full day rentals. I had not heard that they started offering half days again. But I haven't been trying to book, so maybe I just missed the news.
    Yes, I believe right now they are only offering full day rentals. At least, that was all we could get for our trip in early October.
     


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