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viluvsdisney

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Hi! Wondering if anyone would have a guess-timate on the villas renovation timeline?? We're looking to stay in a one bedroom villa in June 2017. Thanks!
 

loves to dive

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:welcome:

I don't believe the YC renovations will be starting until the end of October, so I don't think you need to worry about that. I am not terribly familiar with the YC rooms, so someone will hopefully help out here. I know some YC GV rooms overlook the back entrance (lakeside) courtyard and some overlook the wedding gazebo. These rooms would be in fairly busy areas, so could be less quiet.

Folks- are there YC GV rooms that overlook the tennis court? Are those at an end wing or near the convention center? Those might be quiet, but would be far from transportation.

Are there other YC GV rooms?

:goodvibes
I thought I remembered being in a room on the side that looks out toward the Swan/Dolphin and had a garden view which looked out at the swamp pond trees so I looked it up on Touring Plans. https://touringplans.com/hotel_maps/159/building?utf8=✓&hotel=1&building=159&filters[rate_date]=08/18/2016&filters[view]=256&filters[lobby_distance]=any&filters[transportation_distance]=any&filters[accessibility]=any&filters[floors]=any&filters[rack_rate]=any&filters[ug]=&filters[sound]=any&no_draw=false&rooms=true&floor=3#
 

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  • ah10is

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    Checking into YC tomorrow! Less than 24 hours until my first stay!!! Does anyone who is there now know if the refillable mugs in the Marketplace still have handles or are they all handleless now?
     

    HockeyMomR

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    Checking into YC tomorrow! Less than 24 hours until my first stay!!! Does anyone who is there now know if the refillable mugs in the Marketplace still have handles or are they all handleless now?
    Up to the minute reporting here....no mugs with handles. Sorry they are gone and according to the CM I just spoke to, the handled mugs have all sold or been pulled from shelves.

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    ah10is

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    Up to the minute reporting here....no mugs with handles. Sorry they are gone and according to the CM I just spoke to, the handled mugs have all sold or been pulled from shelves.

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    Thank you so much for the information! Gives me a few hours to figure out how to carry it around as I like to just hook it to my backpack for the day!
     

    Hi Pluto

    "Hi Pluto, bye Pluto, missing you already Pluto!"
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    I feel angry at those handle-less mugs. It's similar to the kind of irrational urge to punch a smart car when I see it drive by. I like my handles, especially since I am the one to carry all 3 of ours at a time while DS and DH load their arms with our many food choices.

    ~Cari~ pluto:
     
  • tarak

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    Hello all!
    We are all checked in at Beach Club and had a wonderful first night. Dinner at FF was incredible, and we were delighted to see our favorite bartender Diane at Ale & Compass, who did indeed confirm the expansion of that bar. Our room is lovely, but I won't bore you with pics because we know what the decor looks like. I will send pics of the view though. We were upgraded to a GV and it's room 2581 overlooking the volleyball court.......and a tree.....like right in front of it. Oh well. You win some, you lose some. The lovely ML, who checked us in, gave us an option of two rooms. A corner room with no daybed and a small balcony that overlooks the quiet pool, or this one. This one has a huge balcony and a daybed. Knowing my BC geography, I chose this room. How could I know that there would be a tree almost directly in front of the balcony?. It's really not bad at all though considering we paid for at SV. Dee, feel free to use the pics.

    Room 2581, GV

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    Looking straight ahead.....
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    Looking left.....

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    So glad you got to have your anniversary dinner at FF. My oldest daughter was worried it wouldn't reopen. We're hoping to go back next summer and stay at BC.

    I'm really excited to see photos of the 2BR villa. If I can convince my husband to go next August, we'll likely try to rent points for a 2BR villa. He thought AKV looked a bit tired this past January. I think AKV is getting a refurb, but not sure of the timeline.
     

    pixarmom

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    Up to the minute reporting here....no mugs with handles. Sorry they are gone and according to the CM I just spoke to, the handled mugs have all sold or been pulled from shelves.

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    I know I'm entirely alone, but I like the no-handle mugs a lot. I carry a small backpack or string bag in the parks and our boys all carry their own string bags. I bring a ton of plastic ziplock bags whenever we travel, so anyone who wants to bring their mug to the parks picks up a clean plastic ziplock on the way out the door and has an easy way to zip up and carry the empty mug when finished. It's far easier to stash the empty ziplocked mug in a small string bag when it doesn't have handles. So I'm happy about this. For me, the only negative is that I can't run out to fill up multiple kids' mugs at once . . . wait - that's not a negative - looks like everyone will have to get their own drinks!

    In the end, it's all about easy transport for that mug to Epcot for my grey goose slushie. Hate that silly plastic martini glass.
     

    JulieT3

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    Hey, Beach Club experts! We just checked in today for the second half of our Disney visit, having transferred over from the Grand Floridian. One quick question: has anybody called housekeeping to request a clock and gotten one? We requested and received one at the Grand Floridian and at Animal Kingdom Lodge earlier this year, but housekeeping at the BC is telling us that they don't have any clocks...after the front desk told us they'd send one right up. Hmmm, I'm confused.
    I have to say, I was so excited to check in today to my favorite resort, but for a variety of reasons, it has actually been really disappointing so far. Maybe my expectations were too high from all of the great experiences we've had here, but I'm kind of regretting my split stay and wishing we had stayed put over at the Grand Floridian . We will make the best of it, though, because it's still better than being at home!
     
  • Jedimike

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    Hello BC thread! We're staying in a Deluxe room this Christmas from Dec 16-26! Only stayed at BC one time (spring break 2015) in a SV CL room and loved the lounge. Looking forward to the Holidays at this resort and especially the close proximity to Epcot!

    Quick question. Our general strategy is to wake up early and hit rope drop at any given park, then come back to the room in the early afternoon. It is always extremely disappointing if housekeeping hasn't been to our room by 2 or 3 in the afternoon -- is there a way to request early-ish housekeeping service? Or is it too common a request for them to be able to honor?
     

    Ninja Mom

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    BC/YC CMs haven't heard any YC DVC rumours- I wonder if the expansion plans overheard were about the Ale & Compass expansion...

    :scratchin

    Ouch!!!
    Another theory about the "Expansion" at the Yacht Club was that it was just work on the convention center. People see that permits are pulled but the permit might not directly refer to a known designation that lay people would understand. Often times the permits just refer to "facility enhancements" rather than anything specific. I think this is how the rumor started. Of course Disney could be way ahead of the game and be seriously considering a DVC expansion in as many available resort land slots as they think they can fill. It will be very interesting to see which way they go with new construction, especially with the current international economic downturn.

    The other interesting thing is that the capacity of all the Disney resorts is just a small portion of what the theme parks can hold. This is why the resorts are running at 85% plus occupancy but the parks are "empty". So an assessment would show that Disney has no problem "selling" it's hotel space. That's why it's attractive to make more rooms. The demand for them means it's a sure fire bet if they increase capacity. When it comes to Disney resort rooms, "if they build it people will come". The fact that the guests are relatively "captive" on Disney property would mean that most of what these guests are spending on vacation would be spent on Disney products. This would increase Disney's profit line.

    And speaking of Disney's profit line, it seems that this is the primary focus of the parks these days. Never mind imagineering or the Disney "plus-ing" that we saw in the past. Now all the effort is in offering the minimum for the maximum profit. We have seen over the past 3 years an erosion of entertainment and offerings and the advent of the $16 dollar cheeseburger "happy meal" on property. All this is directed toward pumping up the stock price. The stock price and thus profit is the primary focus. It's a bummer and a poor choice for the guests.

    Is anybody else loving the fact that people from the United States market stayed home rather than be price gouged for the upcharge in park tickets when the kids were off of school? The US dollar is a lot stronger versus the South American currencies and even the British pound used to be worth approximately 1.75 US dollars for every 1 US dollar. Now it's down to about $1.33. Even poor Canada is in the dumpster when it comes to currency exchange. So you have the international guest segment tanking and the domestic guest segment staying home because of all the price gouging by Disney.

    As Nelson from the Simpsons would say to Disney:

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    So now that Disney is doing all these "mega" park expansions, they know for sure that, if they increase room capacity, it will feed into their "Captive guest spends all their vacation money at Disney" profit enhancement plan. I just hope that Disney will deliver with the new park expansions - (can anyone say Rivers of Light or the Fantasyland expansion in the Magic Kingdom?) Just think.... by the time Star Wars land opens in 2022, ( Yep, it will take that long, Pandora started in 2011, so all these projects move at a glacial pace) Disney will probably have increased it's resort room capacity to handle the demand. Where they will place these rooms is the real question.

    ~NM
     

    Tess

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    I know I'm entirely alone, but I like the no-handle mugs a lot. I carry a small backpack or string bag in the parks and our boys all carry their own string bags. I bring a ton of plastic ziplock bags whenever we travel, so anyone who wants to bring their mug to the parks picks up a clean plastic ziplock on the way out the door and has an easy way to zip up and carry the empty mug when finished. It's far easier to stash the empty ziplocked mug in a small string bag when it doesn't have handles. So I'm happy about this. For me, the only negative is that I can't run out to fill up multiple kids' mugs at once . . . wait - that's not a negative - looks like everyone will have to get their own drinks!

    In the end, it's all about easy transport for that mug to Epcot for my grey goose slushie. Hate that silly plastic martini glass.
    Rather than take your mug (unless of course it is your desire to slip your slushie out the back gate), have them pour your slushie into a plastic beer cup--no sloshing and much more stable than the usual stemmed cup. :thumbsup2
     

    HockeyMomR

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    Hello BC thread! We're staying in a Deluxe room this Christmas from Dec 16-26! Only stayed at BC one time (spring break 2015) in a SV CL room and loved the lounge. Looking forward to the Holidays at this resort and especially the close proximity to Epcot!

    Quick question. Our general strategy is to wake up early and hit rope drop at any given park, then come back to the room in the early afternoon. It is always extremely disappointing if housekeeping hasn't been to our room by 2 or 3 in the afternoon -- is there a way to request early-ish housekeeping service? Or is it too common a request for them to be able to honor?
    When you check-in let the CL CM know you would like an earlier cleaning. Also, once you get to your room, use the housekeeping button on the room phone and speak to housekeeping and let them know. It is worth a try to have noted.
     

    kayemgi

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    Rather than take your mug (unless of course it is your desire to slip your slushie out the back gate), have them pour your slushie into a plastic beer cup--no sloshing and much more stable than the usual stemmed cup. :thumbsup2
    That's brilliant! Why did I never think of that before? :cool1:
     

    BattyKoda

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    Jan 25, 2001
    For those that use Touring Plans to put in a room request, do you still do online check in or do you check in at the desk when you arrive?

    And do you still put in requests when doing the online check in (if you do that as well)?
     



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