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em36

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Hi, Dee!

I just booked an trip to the BC from Oct.2-Oct.7 for myself and DD16 and DD12. We have four previous YC stays, but we got a magical deal for BC. I can't wait!
 

Wood Nymph

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Here are the pictures that I took of the afternoon tea area at the BC.




I'm sorry about the out of focus pictures. I tend to move the phone too much when I take a picture.



This is the door near the Marketplace that is usually always open. They close it for the whole three day period of the tea.
 
  • 100acreHiker

    Fallen down the Disney rabbit hole...
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    We're staying BC at the end of April for a quick, bonus trip (three nights, four days)--first time at BC/YC after several stays at MK resorts. After I made our reservation, we asked my (almost elderly) parents to come along, as they've never been and it would mean a lot to my kids. While we are staying at BC, I could only manage to get my parents a room at YC. Since I'm unfamiliar with the size of the resorts, I'm wondering if someone can tell me how inconvenient this will potentially be, given we'll all be taking busses together and dining together, etc. My parents are not exactly spry anymore, to put it kindly, and they will be relying on me for most details. What are the chances the front desk would be able to move my parents to BC with us? Zero? Maybe? If not, am I going to drive myself nuts walking back and forth every time my mom can't figure out how to send use her new cell phone or show her how her MB works? o_O
     

    Diserella

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    I think you have a good chance of getting the room switched. I would keep checking back periodically. Keep in mind that the deadline to cancel a package is 30 days out and 5 days out for a room ressie. I would be checking a few days ahead and up to those key dates as some rooms may open up as people cancel. Good luck!
     

    shoreward

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    We're staying BC at the end of April for a quick, bonus trip (three nights, four days)--first time at BC/YC after several stays at MK resorts. After I made our reservation, we asked my (almost elderly) parents to come along, as they've never been and it would mean a lot to my kids. While we are staying at BC, I could only manage to get my parents a room at YC. Since I'm unfamiliar with the size of the resorts, I'm wondering if someone can tell me how inconvenient this will potentially be, given we'll all be taking busses together and dining together, etc. My parents are not exactly spry anymore, to put it kindly, and they will be relying on me for most details. What are the chances the front desk would be able to move my parents to BC with us? Zero? Maybe? If not, am I going to drive myself nuts walking back and forth every time my mom can't figure out how to send use her new cell phone or show her how her MB works? o_O
    The resorts are large. Is there any chance of you changing your reservation over to the YC, so that you can all be together? If so, you could request that your rooms either be connecting or close to one another. The buses stop first at the YC, then the BC. Sometimes, by the time the buses pick up at the BC, they are almost filled, with standing room, only (during peak times). You could, of course, go over to their room and escort them back and forth. All of the facilities, such as Stormalong Bay and the restaurants are shared. No matter which resort they are at, I recommend that you put in a room request, ahead of time, for their room to be close to the lobby, as the halls can be very long.

    There are more families with children at the BC, but that does not mean that the YC is adults, only; the atmosphere is just a bit more sedate in the public areas at the YC. The YC is much closer to the boat dock, where you pick up the boats to travel to Epcot, the Boardwalk, and Hollywood Studios, so that may be better for your parents, if they will be visiting those locations.

    My personal thought is that it would work out better for everyone, under these circumstances, to stay at one resort. Both the BC and YC are equally good, in my opinion.

    BTW, all of the rooms at the YC have full balconies, unlike the BC, where only about half of the rooms have full balconies. The sit-out balcony would probably be nice for your parents to sit out and relax, if they want to take a break, or to just have a cup of coffee in the morning.
     
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    100acreHiker

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    The resorts are large. Is there any chance of you changing your reservation over to the YC, so that you can all be together? If so, you could request that your rooms either be connecting or close to one another. The buses stop first at the YC, then the BC. Sometimes, by the time the buses pick up at the BC, they are almost filled, with standing room, only (during peak times). You could, of course, go over to their room and escort them back and forth. All of the facilities, such as Stormalong Bay and the restaurants are shared. No matter which resort they are at, I recommend that you put in a room request, ahead of time, for their room to be close to the lobby, as the halls can be very long.

    There are more families with children at the BC, but that does not mean that the YC is adults, only; the atmosphere is just a bit more sedate in the public areas at the YC. The YC is much closer to the boat dock, where you pick up the boats to travel to Epcot, the Boardwalk, and Hollywood Studios, so that may be better for your parents, if they will be visiting those locations.

    My personal thought is that it would work out better for everyone, under these circumstances, to stay at one resort. Both the BC and YC are equally good, in my opinion.

    BTW, all of the rooms at the YC have full balconies, unlike the BC, where only about half of the rooms have full balconies. The sit-out balcony would probably be nice for your parents to sit out and relax, if they want to take a break, or to just have a cup of coffee in the morning.
    Thanks for your thoughtful reply. Unfortunately I can't change my reservation ahead of time, as it's booked with the "magical" agency, and the only thing I could get for my parents was a YC room with the spring special (thankfully). I suppose I'm just curious how much wiggle room there is upon check in. I would definitely consider moving to the YC if that was our only option, even though I love the idea of the refurbished rooms. Thanks for the tip about requesting a room near the lobby for them--I didn't think about that!
     
  • suse66

    Mickey Bars should be a daily food group!
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    I'd be happy to review our experience. Have a great time on your trip! This is our third Flower and Garden festival and I know you will LOVE it!:)
     

    Wood Nymph

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    We're staying BC at the end of April for a quick, bonus trip (three nights, four days)--first time at BC/YC after several stays at MK resorts. After I made our reservation, we asked my (almost elderly) parents to come along, as they've never been and it would mean a lot to my kids. While we are staying at BC, I could only manage to get my parents a room at YC. Since I'm unfamiliar with the size of the resorts, I'm wondering if someone can tell me how inconvenient this will potentially be, given we'll all be taking busses together and dining together, etc. My parents are not exactly spry anymore, to put it kindly, and they will be relying on me for most details. What are the chances the front desk would be able to move my parents to BC with us? Zero? Maybe? If not, am I going to drive myself nuts walking back and forth every time my mom can't figure out how to send use her new cell phone or show her how her MB works? o_O
    The restaurants and the main pool are centrally located, so if you plan to dine in the Epcot resort area and swim at the main pool, it won't be too bad. You can walk over to the YC bus stop to meet them there. But there may be an opening at the BC as you get closer to trip date, hopefully. :)

    In other news - we were able to get a nonstop flight on Friday after all. I checked the SWA website this morning and found a nonstop flight for $90, which was only $7 more than what I paid for our original flight. Now we don't have to fly an extra 1,000 miles to get home on Friday.

    We have had a lovely trip with warm weather and highs in the 70's until today. It is supposed to be a high in the 50's all day - brrrr. It's a good thing we are prepared with some warm clothes. We have had a lot of experience with cold January and February Florida weather so we packed well. I'm glad I have a pair of gloves.
     

    Pinkgirl

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    Just wanted to share with my BC peeps. My nephew got accepted to the Disney College Program! He got the character attendant role and should start after his college graduation in May. Hoping we can visit him with a Beach Club stay!
    You will have to give us details when he starts so that we can meet him. It may just be my sense of humour, but how cool to have loads of families come up to him and totally ignore a Princess/Character :rotfl2:
     

    shoreward

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    Thanks for your thoughtful reply. Unfortunately I can't change my reservation ahead of time, as it's booked with the "magical" agency, and the only thing I could get for my parents was a YC room with the spring special (thankfully). I suppose I'm just curious how much wiggle room there is upon check in. I would definitely consider moving to the YC if that was our only option, even though I love the idea of the refurbished rooms. Thanks for the tip about requesting a room near the lobby for them--I didn't think about that!
    Have you checked availability on Orbitz? Sometimes it's different than other booking channels. They have a promo for an extra 15% discount, in addition to the Disney Spring discount, if you use promo code "funfunfun." A room, only, reservation can usually be cancelled with a minimum five day notice, providing a full refund of your deposit. Beware, if booking with Orbitz, it sometimes shows a $25 cancellation fee, for any cancellations/changes. When I have used the app, however, I have not seen that.

    The other thought I had was to check availability for at least the first night at the BC for your parents, and the balance of the stay at the YC. If they are already in a BC room, there may be better leverage to ask for the stay to be extended at the BC, once they are checked in there. You could also keep checking back before the trip, for the nights you would still need.

    Either way, I'm sure it will work out, and everyone will have a great trip. How wonderful that your kids like to spend time with their grandparents!
     
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  • mystery222184

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    For those who have seen the BC CL Lounge as of late, how does it compare to the old Yacht Club Regatta club lounge before the refurb? I know the views in these lounges aren't great, but we found YC to be very cramped, usually having to take food back to the room as seating was full. It's the only lounge we have had that issue. Thanks!
     

    pas130

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    Just wanted to share with my BC peeps. My nephew got accepted to the Disney College Program! He got the character attendant role and should start after his college graduation in May. Hoping we can visit him with a Beach Club stay!
    Awesome!! And a great reason to visit!
     

    Hopefully

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    Thanks for your thoughtful reply. Unfortunately I can't change my reservation ahead of time, as it's booked with the "magical" agency, and the only thing I could get for my parents was a YC room with the spring special (thankfully). I suppose I'm just curious how much wiggle room there is upon check in. I would definitely consider moving to the YC if that was our only option, even though I love the idea of the refurbished rooms. Thanks for the tip about requesting a room near the lobby for them--I didn't think about that!
    I agree with Shoreward. I think it is really important for you to be in the same hotel as your parents. I understand you got a special rate, but I think the distance apart will impact your vacation.
    Trying on Orbitz is a good strategy.
    Good Luck
     

    MamaMaleficent2016

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    What's the quickest way to get to the Polynesian from Yacht club? I'm thinking either bus to Epcot or MK then monorail, does anyone know? (Will have vehicle so if it's much easier could drive)
    Actually, I would walk through Epcot to the Monorail. We avoid driving and buses as much as possible. We also use park hoppers. Hope that helps.
     

    ktlm

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    . While we are staying at BC, I could only manage to get my parents a room at YC. Since I'm unfamiliar with the size of the resorts, I'm wondering if someone can tell me how inconvenient this will potentially be, given we'll all be taking busses together and dining together, etc. My parents are not exactly spry anymore, to put it kindly, and they will be relying on me for most details. o_O
    Bus service is better from YC. BC and YC share buses and they stop at YC first. Technically, your parents can get on the bus at YC and then you can get on with them when it stops at BC. The only thing that would cause an issue is if the bus got completely full at YC, then it would not stop at BC and they would be on their way and you would be waiting for the next bus. This does happen first thing in the morning sometimes. If you want to get on the bus together, then if they are not spry, it would be best for you to go to YC and get on with them there. We have found that since the bus stops at YC first you almost always get a seat if you get on at that stop. We have had several times in the mornings where we got on at YC and the seats were filled and then it was standing room only when it stopped at BC.


    What's the quickest way to get to the Polynesian from Yacht club? I'm thinking either bus to Epcot or MK then monorail, does anyone know? (Will have vehicle so if it's much easier could drive)
    To get to Poly or GF from the YC, we usually take the bus to MK, and then the boat from MK to the Poly or GF. We enjoy the boat ride.
     
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    MamaMaleficent2016

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    We're staying BC at the end of April for a quick, bonus trip (three nights, four days)--first time at BC/YC after several stays at MK resorts. After I made our reservation, we asked my (almost elderly) parents to come along, as they've never been and it would mean a lot to my kids. While we are staying at BC, I could only manage to get my parents a room at YC. Since I'm unfamiliar with the size of the resorts, I'm wondering if someone can tell me how inconvenient this will potentially be, given we'll all be taking busses together and dining together, etc. My parents are not exactly spry anymore, to put it kindly, and they will be relying on me for most details. What are the chances the front desk would be able to move my parents to BC with us? Zero? Maybe? If not, am I going to drive myself nuts walking back and forth every time my mom can't figure out how to send use her new cell phone or show her how her MB works? o_O
    This was our exact situation our last trip. Us at YC and in-laws at BC. It's not a bad walk to meet in YC lobby but they will need extra time if you prefer to get the buses there. We usually met at captains grill for breakfast each morning it worked out fine. Hope that reassures you if you can't get room changes made.
     

    ahutton

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    Not sure if this is the first time you have posted...

    :welcome: to the thread and thanks for your input!

    :goodvibes:

    :thumbsup2
    Thank you! We are excited to be heading down next week for a few days at Beach Club and then moving over to our DVC at Boardwalk. I've loved the information available here - super excited about the trip!! We haven't been for Flower and Garden for a few years, and it seems to have grown quite a bit since last time.
     

    TaraBara

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    We are going to book BC with a magical deal. We stayed at YC in 2014 and had such a great time! We LOVED the YC and wanted to return there, but with the new rooms at BC, we have decided to give it a try. I just hope we can get a full balcony! If only they could hurry up and get the YC room refurbs started!!! ;)
     

    TeenaS

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    I'm coming home ... well not quite ... staying at the Cabins but I'm bringing Lily for a Nanny/Lily WDW trip on September 21st for six nights. Since we spend the majority of time at Magic Kingdom, being a boat ride away makes it easy. I tried hard to get her back to Disney this Spring but with the new house and all that is involved, it just isn't working out. But for Jeanne's spring break in mid-March, we are going to Huntington Beach and will spend one or two days at Disneyland. Not the same for sure but it will feed some of her Disney cravings!!!

    I am settling in ... it's tough living out of two suitcases but I'm keeping real busy with Jeanne and Lily. I miss my Disney job and being in Florida so much. It seems like my life there with Bob was years ago. It's so hard thinking about it ... so I am doing the best I can and keeping busy and trying not to dwell on the past.

    I know the Dis meet is in October this year, but it worked out better for Lily and I in September. However, that doesn't mean I won't come myself in October for the meet.

    Miss you all!!!!!!! Hugs, Teena
     


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