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

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
Joined
Jul 19, 2008
Uh oh, I think I just fell in love with the Yacht Club. And the Beach Club too! :cloud9:
There are no available rooms at the YC for the dates we need (1 or 2 of November until the 7th) and there's only a lagoon/pool view room left at the BC. And it costs more than the Contemporary! :sad2:

From your experience, is there any chance of getting a room at YC or a standard at the BC? (I'm afraid price is an issue..)
:welcome:

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

:woohoo:

There's always hope.

It is a busy time of year around the EPCOT resorts, but changes in bookings happen all the time (especially around 45-60 days out from the trip). Keep checking! You may also want to check reservations through places other than Disney like Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia. They may have blocks of rooms reserved. Check the Discount subforum on this Resorts board for info about some of these 3rd party vendors.

Good luck!

:thumbsup2
 

Jerusalem Gal

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 11, 2015
:welcome:

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

:woohoo:

There's always hope.

It is a busy time of year around the EPCOT resorts, but changes in bookings happen all the time (especially around 45-60 days out from the trip). Keep checking! You may also want to check reservations through places other than Disney like Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia. They may have blocks of rooms reserved. Check the Discount subforum on this Resorts board for info about some of these 3rd party vendors.

Good luck!

:thumbsup2
Thank you so much! :)
Is it because of F&W that these resorts are also more expensive?
 

limabeanmom2003

Wilderness Lodge Memories
Joined
Feb 22, 2004
Those dates are going to be tough. That weekend is the wine and dine 1/2 marathon and its food and wine festival. I would book something else now and keep checking as you get closer in case you get lucky. I wouldn't count on it though. Proximity to Epcot fills the standard rooms up quickly.
 
  • Jerusalem Gal

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 11, 2015
    Those dates are going to be tough. That weekend is the wine and dine 1/2 marathon and its food and wine festival. I would book something else now and keep checking as you get closer in case you get lucky. I wouldn't count on it though. Proximity to Epcot fills the standard rooms up quickly.
    Gotcha. Thank you!! :-)
     

    ShelsGoingToDisney

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 18, 2005
    :welcome: back!

    Do you have an upcoming trip?

    Yes, pool noodles are still ok in the lazy river.

    Oh, yeah, but you have to be in uniform to use the noodles in the pool:









    Here is an actual change since your last stay- there is no longer a charge for the pool floats. They are now available free floating in the river or along the side. Even during busy August visits to SAB, we have been able to find floats to use.


    :fish:






    Nothing going on right now to the best of my knowledge. The lounge has been renovated and the rooms are next, but probably not until the fall. The very first post in the thread is updated with the latest news we have about the resort rehab status.

    :goodvibes
    Thank you for that information. It's great to hear the floats are free! I may just skip the noodles!

    We'll be at the Yacht Club CL 7/11-7/19. I have a conference over at the Dolphin on 7/12-13 and am bringing the kids and adding some fun time! :)
     
  • welovepedro

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jun 22, 2014
    Hi

    I'm a long time lurker..

    The refurb for YC. I've read the front page saying that it's disappeared from the website. Are there any thoughts as to when it will commence?

    We are booked into the YC for two weeks in Oct 2017. We are considering changing to the BC 'just incase'

    Any thoughts?

    Thank you for a really informative and friendly thread :flower1:
     

    Ladcassidy

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 16, 2012
    Just back from a week at BCV. We stayed in a 1BR refurbished villa on the 5th floor (546). Great view of the Epcot fireworks from our balcony.

    Construction is now taking place on the 4th and 5th floors in the wing closest to the Beach Club. Those two floors do not have access to the main elevators. Our room would have been super convenient if we'd had nearby elevator access. Instead, we got our exercise going up and down lots of stairs and back and forth to the elevator near room 166.

    The new couch beds are head and shoulders above old-style pull outs. Sturdy, thick mattress, no squeaks or uncomfortable bars. The coffee table in front of the couch is very heavy to move each time you want to pull out the bed. Agree with other posters that the wood floor around it will earn deep grooves soon from folks scooting rather than lifting the table.

    The new bathroom set up lacks much counter space.

    Bus service to the Magic Kingdom was uneven. We often waited a long time for a bus, and then had two show up at the same time. On the plus side, the morning that we had Early Morning Magic plans, the second-in-a-row MK bus gave my family a private ride (at 7:15 am).

    We had no problem using the International Gateway for an early morning (pre-park open) Epcot entry. They let us in at 7:45 am (park opened at 9). We were the first family seated at Akershus, and after breakfast ended, one of the first groups to meet Anna and Elsa at the Royal Sommerhus.

    Stormalong Bay was summer crowded while we were there. Even so, we found multiple chairs together in almost the same location every time we visited. The slide line was extremely long on the weekend, but much more manageable on weekdays.

    Thanks to everyone who keeps this thread updated. I relied on the information here to plan our trip, and hope that this information will be helpful to someone else, too.
     

    Chevy

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    May 5, 2014
    What are the options for getting to magic kingdom for a ppo breakfast adr? (Sorry if this has been asked, I am on my phone and google didn't have anything useful on first few results.)
     

    bluecastle

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 27, 2012
    :welcome:



    Yes, you have to call Disney reservations to add a request for a daybed to your reservation. If you booked through a travel agency, they need to make the request on your behalf.

    (407) 939-1936

    :thumbsup2
    Is that a new number? I looked in my notes from my 2014 trip and I don't have that one. (I can't find the shrugging shoulders smilie) :(
     
  • kandb

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 22, 2006
    Quick question, if we bring some leftovers home from dinner, is there anyway to heat them the next day at the resort? I know most food courts have a microwave but it doesn't seem like the marketplace is really a food court.
     

    Hopefully

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Nov 3, 1999
    Quick question, if we bring some leftovers home from dinner, is there anyway to heat them the next day at the resort? I know most food courts have a microwave but it doesn't seem like the marketplace is really a food court.
    The Marketplace has microwaves for guest use. It is not a Value or even Moderate Food Court, but it is great
     

    HubbDave

    Remember, no matter where you go, there you are
    Joined
    Jun 27, 2011
    What are the options for getting to magic kingdom for a ppo breakfast adr? (Sorry if this has been asked, I am on my phone and google didn't have anything useful on first few results.)
    The busses can get you there in time. We did it for Crystal Palace a couple of years ago With no issues. I think we had an 8:05ADR that day. Keep in mind
    The check in line can be kinda long
    Uber might be an option too, but then you need to take the ferry from the TTC or chance the monorail
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    page 548

    Those dates are going to be tough. That weekend is the wine and dine 1/2 marathon and its food and wine festival. I would book something else now and keep checking as you get closer in case you get lucky. I wouldn't count on it though. Proximity to Epcot fills the standard rooms up quickly.
    :welcome: to the thread!

    Are you staying at the Yacht & Beach or elsewhere for your trip?

    I couldn't remember if that was the wine & dine dash, so thanks for the clarification.

    :goodvibes


    It's great to hear the floats are free! I may just skip the noodles!
    If you change your mind, I'm sure we can find a flowered bathing cap for you. In fact, you can have mine!

    :rotfl:


    Hi

    I'm a long time lurker..

    The refurb for YC. I've read the front page saying that it's disappeared from the website. Are there any thoughts as to when it will commence?

    We are booked into the YC for two weeks in Oct 2017. We are considering changing to the BC 'just incase'

    Any thoughts?

    Thank you for a really informative and friendly thread :flower1:
    :welcome:

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

    :cool1:

    The YC room refurb has been pushed back several times. Latest chatter is that the work will start in November, but that has not been announced by the resort. IF they start in November of this year, I think most, if not all, of the room will be completed by the time of your trip.

    ::yes::



    Just back from a week at BCV. We stayed in a 1BR refurbished villa on the 5th floor (546). Great view of the Epcot fireworks from our balcony.
    Thank you so much for your very helpful review- the details you included are just what people want to know. May I add a link to your post in the trip review section (Post 16)?

    ::yes::


    What are the options for getting to magic kingdom for a ppo breakfast adr? (Sorry if this has been asked, I am on my phone and google didn't have anything useful on first few results.)
    1) Bus from resort to MK- you should be able to get one that will arrive at MK in time
    2) Uber or Taxi- note, they can only take you to the TTC, so you will have to take the ferry or monorail from there, adding time. You could ask to be dropped off at the Contemporary and walk from there (about 10 minutes) but I have heard that lately they have given people a hard time about pulling into the resort if you don't have a reservation at the CR.

    :car:


    Quick question, if we bring some leftovers home from dinner, is there anyway to heat them the next day at the resort? I know most food courts have a microwave but it doesn't seem like the marketplace is really a food court.
    As Hopefully points out, there are microwaves for guest use in the Marketplace. There are also a limited number of microwaves which may be requested from housekeeping for your room.

    :goodvibes
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Is that a new number? I looked in my notes from my 2014 trip and I don't have that one. (I can't find the shrugging shoulders smilie) :(

    (407) 939-1936

    Or a very old one... that has been in the post for awhile. Anyone know if this is a valid phone number for Disney reservations? I'll check in a bit.

    :magnify:

    ETA: I just checked and that is the phone number for Disney Resort Hotel Reservations.
     

    patster734

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 4, 2004
    :welcome:

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

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    :cool1:
    Thanks.

    This was a spur of the moment weekend trip. My wife and I are AP holders from the midwest. I checked for FP for Frozen first thing in the morning at the 30 day mark, and they were available. After getting the Frozen FP, we decided to stay close ot EPCOT, and YC had the best rate. Now I need to figure out our air transportation.
     

    bluecastle

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 27, 2012
    (407) 939-1936

    Or a very old one... that has been in the post for awhile. Anyone know if this is a valid phone number for Disney reservations? I'll check in a bit.

    :magnify:

    ETA: I just checked and that is the phone number for Disney Resort Hotel Reservations.
    Thanks, Dee! This is what I had in my file: "Room only reservations: 407-939-7429; 407-939-7915"
    I have added 1936. I never do packages. I wonder if that's why the ones I have are different.
    I am, again, trying to catch up! Now that school is finally over, it should only take a few days. :)
     

    Ladcassidy

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 16, 2012
    page 548

    Of course you may add any of my information to the master lists. I tried to answer some of the questions that I jas

    :welcome: to the thread!

    Are you staying at the Yacht & Beach or elsewhere for your trip?

    I couldn't remember if that was the wine & dine dash, so thanks for the clarification.

    :goodvibes




    If you change your mind, I'm sure we can find a flowered bathing cap for you. In fact, you can have mine!

    :rotfl:




    :welcome:

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

    :cool1:

    The YC room refurb has been pushed back several times. Latest chatter is that the work will start in November, but that has not been announced by the resort. IF they start in November of this year, I think most, if not all, of the room will be completed by the time of your trip.

    ::yes::





    Thank you so much for your very helpful review- the details you included are just what people want to know. May I add a link to your post in the trip review section (Post 16)?

    ::yes::




    1) Bus from resort to MK- you should be able to get one that will arrive at MK in time
    2) Uber or Taxi- note, they can only take you to the TTC, so you will have to take the ferry or monorail from there, adding time. You could ask to be dropped off at the Contemporary and walk from there (about 10 minutes) but
    page 548



    :welcome: to the thread!

    Are you staying at the Yacht & Beach or elsewhere for your trip?

    I couldn't remember if that was the wine & dine dash, so thanks for the clarification.

    :goodvibes




    If you change your mind, I'm sure we can find a flowered bathing cap for you. In fact, you can have mine!

    :rotfl:




    :welcome:

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

    :cool1:

    The YC room refurb has been pushed back several times. Latest chatter is that the work will start in November, but that has not been announced by the resort. IF they start in November of this year, I think most, if not all, of the room will be completed by the time of your trip.

    ::yes::





    Thank you so much for your very helpful review- the details you included are just what people want to know. May I add a link to your post in the trip review section (Post 16)?

    ::yes::




    1) Bus from resort to MK- you should be able to get one that will arrive at MK in time
    2) Uber or Taxi- note, they can only take you to the TTC, so you will have to take the ferry or monorail from there, adding time. You could ask to be dropped off at the Contemporary and walk from there (about 10 minutes) but I have heard that lately they have given people a hard time about pulling into the resort if you don't have a reservation at the CR.

    :car:




    As Hopefully points out, there are microwaves for guest use in the Marketplace. There are also a limited number of microwaves which may be requested from housekeeping for your room.

    :goodvibes
    Please add my review information to the master list, and happy planning everyone!
     


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