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

bluecastle

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Feb 27, 2012
Hi so I am a newbie to DVC but as I understand it the main difference is the housekeeping. You should not have a problem with availability if the room is booked at 11 months out. Cancellation is also not as flexible as cash reservation. The owner can book magical express and the dining plan if you want it. Once the reservation is made the owner can give you the confirmation # and you can link to MDE to make fast pass, dining etc.
Thank you! I talked to her about the possibility of cancellation and she said that was no problem because she has trip insurance. I hope that is true!
 

Pinkgirl

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Feb 20, 2011
Ive been reading about the ticket price hikes that are happening!!! This doesn't really affect the UK market as we mostly buy packages and there are different pricing strategies for the UK market for ticket only prices. But, I do wonder if Disney will soon be looking to hike up our prices as well. We still have 2 annual pass vouchers to exchange for actual annual passes that we received as part of our wedding package. We were told that the voucher would not expire, but now I wonder if I should bring them along this trip and enquire about them at guest services. They are not something we have ever needed to use (due to the UK package always including tickets). Ugh its just such a waste of them but I cant see what to do!
 

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
Joined
Jul 19, 2008
Ive been reading about the ticket price hikes that are happening!!! This doesn't really affect the UK market as we mostly buy packages and there are different pricing strategies for the UK market for ticket only prices. But, I do wonder if Disney will soon be looking to hike up our prices as well. We still have 2 annual pass vouchers to exchange for actual annual passes that we received as part of our wedding package. We were told that the voucher would not expire, but now I wonder if I should bring them along this trip and enquire about them at guest services. They are not something we have ever needed to use (due to the UK package always including tickets). Ugh its just such a waste of them but I cant see what to do!
My understanding- and someone please correct me if I am wrong- is that properties of tickets you purchase will be based on the policies in effect at the time they were purchased. If the AP vouchers you have were non-expiring when purchased, they should remain so, even though NEW tickets purchased from today forward have different rules.

I remember when Disney went from the multi-day tickets you purchased that you would get stamped, you could use them from trip to trip until you used all days purchased. I think they will still honor them (and if they were park hopper then, they will still be park hopper now, even though they went from 2 parks to 4 parks.

I still have an old ticket book with unused coupons for some A rides- teacups, anyone?


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  • pinktink88

    Once upon a castmember
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    May 17, 2007
    Hi everyone! Just wanted to report I am checked in to yacht club garden view, had requested gazebo view and got first floor by the gazebo! The room is great and doesn't look worn at all so I'm very happy, already saw a bunny out my balcony! The checkin was a little bumpy- busy and the cm was not very magical, also had to wait past 3 for our room and we were exhausted from our drive. Had lunch at captains grill and it was amazing!! Lobster roll and the German grapefruit beer! Yum. (Also the tartar sauce is out of this world there) then went over to the poly to catch the sunset before trader sams and ohana.. At lookout point my boyfriend proposed!!!! Couldn't have been more magical :) we then went for celebratory drinks at trader sams where we encountered a rude cm and were a little chilly but still on cloud 9. Ohana was amazing as usual, got a great table and view of wishes :) and our 'just engaged' buttons from the concierge desk!!:tink:
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Hi everyone! Just wanted to report I am checked in to yacht club garden view, had requested gazebo view and got first floor by the gazebo! The room is great and doesn't look worn at all so I'm very happy, already saw a bunny out my balcony! The checkin was a little bumpy- busy and the cm was not very magical, also had to wait past 3 for our room and we were exhausted from our drive. Had lunch at captains grill and it was amazing!! Lobster roll and the German grapefruit beer! Yum. (Also the tartar sauce is out of this world there) then went over to the poly to catch the sunset before trader sams and ohana.. At lookout point my boyfriend proposed!!!! Couldn't have been more magical :) we then went for celebratory drinks at trader sams where we encountered a rude cm and were a little chilly but still on cloud 9. Ohana was amazing as usual, got a great table and view of wishes :) and our 'just engaged' buttons from the concierge desk!!:tink:
    How awesome!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    party:
     

    crazy4wdw

    Co-Moderator, Restaurant Board
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    Jan 3, 2001
    My understanding- and someone please correct me if I am wrong- is that properties of tickets you purchase will be based on the policies in effect at the time they were purchased. If the AP vouchers you have were non-expiring when purchased, they should remain so, even though NEW tickets purchased from today forward have different rules.

    I remember when Disney went from the multi-day tickets you purchased that you would get stamped, you could use them from trip to trip until you used all days purchased. I think they will still honor them (and if they were park hopper then, they will still be park hopper now, even though they went from 2 parks to 4 parks.
    That's my understanding also. Disney will honor the tickets and entitlements included at the time they were purchased. Several years ago, I found a stack of partially used tickets I purchased when Animal Kingdom opened in 1998. These were tickets that had the magnetic stripe on the back so I had no idea if they were still valid or not. I had guest services at Downtown Disney scan them for me and each one had several days on them. These were 7-day all-in-one tickets that included admission to all of the theme parks and water parks for the number of days indicated. The CM said they would still be honored even though these ticket types had not been offered for many years. He transferred to tickets over to the new RFID tickets and indicated on each one how many days were left. I felt like I had discovered gold!
     
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    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    Jul 19, 2008
    We are staying at BCV right now on the 5th floor. Today the doorway leading to the wing they are renovating came down. The hallway looks lovely. Some of the doors were ajar. At one point I thought I heard, "help the pool noodles are attacking". Filled with concern and armed with my phone camera I knocked and yelled out hello? at a couple of doors. No answer, so I took a peak and some pics. I didn't find Ninja Mom or any of her crew, so I'm assuming they are all safe. I will post the pics as soon as I figure out how. The renovation doorway is still up on the 4th floor and with a little peak through a crack I could see they were still working on the hallway.

    According to the security woman patrolling the refurbished room hallway on the 5th floor of BVC, they will be filling the rooms this afternoon! (Sunday Feb 28)
    Thanks, to be tink!!!

    late February 2016


































    NICE WORK!!!

    Thank you!

    :worship::worship::worship:
     
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  • JanetMom

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    Jun 8, 2006
    Hi everyone! Just wanted to report I am checked in to yacht club garden view, had requested gazebo view and got first floor by the gazebo! The room is great and doesn't look worn at all so I'm very happy, already saw a bunny out my balcony! The checkin was a little bumpy- busy and the cm was not very magical, also had to wait past 3 for our room and we were exhausted from our drive. Had lunch at captains grill and it was amazing!! Lobster roll and the German grapefruit beer! Yum. (Also the tartar sauce is out of this world there) then went over to the poly to catch the sunset before trader sams and ohana.. At lookout point my boyfriend proposed!!!! Couldn't have been more magical :) we then went for celebratory drinks at trader sams where we encountered a rude cm and were a little chilly but still on cloud 9. Ohana was amazing as usual, got a great table and view of wishes :) and our 'just engaged' buttons from the concierge desk!!:tink:
    Congratulations! Love your avatar picture. :)
     

    ckmommy

    <font color=990099>San Antonio brings out the roma
    Joined
    Jan 4, 2002
    Thanks for the new photos of the villas!! We are going in June--I need to figure out how to request a refurbished room now!!
     

    momtwoboys

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    Dec 9, 2007
    I can tell that they did indeed add the pull down bed! I hope my request for a higher room increases the odd of getting a new room. This way younger son has his own bed and I dont have to pack the air mattress! YAY!
     
  • Wood Nymph

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    Sep 19, 2012
    Thanks for posting the pictures of the refurbished villas rooms. It looks very nice but it looks like they took out the huge whirlpool bathtub in the master suite. I really liked that tub. The mattress in the BCV picture is not the same as the mattress we had in our room at the BC, room 1634. We had a handicap room for our last two nights and the mattress was wonderful. :)

    We arrived home on Friday after a very nice BC vacation. I must admit that it was nice to have the weekend to recover from our trip rather than having to go to work the next day. :)
     

    Bexx

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    Jul 12, 2002
    Thank you for the BCV pics natebenma and to be tink. I have just posted a link to this page on the DVC Resorts forum, for all those people who were as keen as me to know what they were going to look like!!

    I think it looks great.
     

    KAT4DISNEY

    Glad to be a test subject
    Joined
    Mar 17, 2008
    They are nicely updated. However, where's the Beach Club theming? To me, those could have been pictures of any nice hotel. That bathroom looked just like the one I saw on our last stay in Houston.
    I always considered them similar to BWV rooms and that trend continues. However, theming at both is now similar to VGF. lol Perhaps they just don't want us to be confused when we wake up and to make us have to go outside to see where we are?! ;)
     

    Ninja Mom

    Attention People of Earth, I come in Peace...
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    Apr 2, 2012
    <Snip>The checkin was a little bumpy- busy and the cm was not very magical,

    <Snip> we then went for celebratory drinks at trader sams where we encountered a rude cm and were a little chilly but still on cloud 9.
    I just wanted to say that if you remember the CM's name you can shoot an email off to Guest services: wdw.guest.communications@disneyworld.com and write a brief description of your unfortunate encounter. The under performing CM's behavior will be reported to their manager and they will receive counseling on how to improve their guest interactions.

    This is also true for CM's that make your day magical. Shoot off an email reporting how they made your day and their manager will also be notified of a job well done.

    I downloaded one of those free post it note apps for my phone (mine is called sticky notes I think) and that's where I keep a note of who has been naughty and who has been nice while I am in the world.

    When you encounter a CM that is less than magical, chances are that the majority of people that they are interacting with will also have less than magical encounters. Hardly anyone knows that that best way to neutralize the crabby CM is to inform guest services. When management is made aware that there is a problem an intervention will occur and that sends a message to the CM that they need to get their act together or they will be moving on.

    I think of it like it is Darwin's survival of the fittest.

    I also really love knowing that when I write a message relaying how a CM has helped me make my day more magical that not only will they hear about it but their managers will know what a valuable employee they have working in their department... and who doesn't love a little positive encouragement applied in all the right places?

    ~NM
     

    pixarmom

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    Oct 20, 2009
    I absolutely LOVE the new BCV rooms - wow!!! Thanks Dee! We're considering either BC or Poly Villas for Marathon Weekend next year, but now I'll watch for rates at BCV too. I usually dislike a kitchen on vacation, but I'm planning to run Dopey, so that's a lot of early mornings and a kitchen, laundry and a separate sleeping area would really help. Does the pull-down bed mean the 1-bedroom will accommodate a party of 5? It's still listed as max capacity of 4 on the website.
     


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