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tinkerbella16

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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)?
We did online check-in for our upcoming stay, as well as using TP's room request. We did choose the 2 requests with online check-in. We just made sure that the requests on both were the same. I did the same thing last November for my POR stay.
 

BattyKoda

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We did online check-in for our upcoming stay, as well as using TP's room request. We did choose the 2 requests with online check-in. We just made sure that the requests on both were the same. I did the same thing last November for my POR stay.
Thank you for the reply, appreciate it. I'll do both then. Thanks again.
 
  • Sunshine11

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    Oct 7, 2013
    And in more exciting developments-

    We have unconfirmed speculation that the YC renovations will include an expansion of the Ale & Compass lounge to include (or become) a quick service location with a REFILL MUG STATION for the convenience of Yacht Club guests.

    I don't have any details about when this might be happening, but definitely a step in the right direction!!!

    :woohoo:
    Best news EVER!
     

    luvpoohandcompany

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    Sep 30, 2009
    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!
    Sorry that your expectations are not quite being met and I hate to add to that but we requested a clock 3 times this past trip and never got it. We gave up in the end :headache:
     
  • Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
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    May 1, 2009
    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!
    If you called "the front desk" from your room, you were not really speaking to the front desk, so you might have been given inaccurate info. If you stopped at the front desk and they told you this... Then never mind.
     
  • kansasdisneygal

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    Jul 26, 2011
    Ok, we have been back from our vacation for a couple weeks, so I just wanted to let everyone know that we had a fabulous time on our honeymoon and I have converted DH into a Disney lover. This was his first time to WDW and he was skeptical. Anyway, just wanted to give a little report on our trip and specifically focus on the BC.

    We stayed at the BC from July 26th - August 4th. We had booked a Garden View and had requested a King Bed and Full Balcony. We also noted that it was our honeymoon on our reservation. We had an VERY early morning flight and arrived at MCO around 9am. We were at the resort by 10:30am and we were exhausted because we both got very little sleep the night before - like not exaggerating here, maybe 30 minutes. Our room was not ready, so we dropped our bags at the bell services desk and went to explore the resort! We wandered, checked out the pool, found Beaches and Cream since we were having lunch there in a little bit, and found the secret entrance - which we used EVERY TIME we went to and from Epcot because: AIR CONDITIONING! :rotfl2: After lunch at Beaches and Cream, we hadn't received a text yet that our room was ready but we wanted to go double check at the front desk. So we went and asked. This is when we found out that they did not have our King Bed request and we were told there were no King beds available for our entire stay. I was so bummed. I asked if they had any full balconies ready and they did not. It was about 1:30pm and I was getting irritable because I was so tired. (Please note that I was still polite to the cast members, I would never take it out on them because I know they have no control over rooms being ready or not.)But, I was also having dizzy spells from lack of sleep - so we really needed in a room. I finally just asked if anything in Garden View was available and there was so, we just took it!









    We were in Room 3529. It was a nice room and I thought it had a great view for a Garden View. We could see part of the pool through the trees and looking to the left you could see the lake. Also a perfect spot for people watching. Honestly though, it was ok that it was a Juliet balcony because it was so dang hot, we wouldn't have spent much time out there anyway. I am still bummed about the King Bed, it would have been much better than the 2 queens. I think there were two nights that I actually woke up in the middle of the night and DH had moved to the other bed just so he had the room he wanted. Anyway, it was a WONDERFUL location. We were feet away from the main elevator bank and could quickly go down and get mug refills anytime. Super Convenient!!! We said multiple times while walking to the secret entrance that we would have really disliked being in one of those hallways far away from the marketplace.

    We were so blessed to meet and talk with Monty & Hope multiple times throughout our trip. By the second day, Monty knew us as the "Honeymooners" and always asked where we were off to that day and where we were eating. Such a nice guy! During the trip, DH had purchased a 2016 mickey pin and had pinned it to our backpack that we carry in the parks. Well the morning we were leaving and packing up, DH noticed it had fallen off. :worried: After we checked our bags for the airline, we ran into Monty & Hope. We were talking and he offered us a pin from his lanyard to help remember the trip. It was super sweet of him. I joked with DH to not put this one on the backpack this time and Monty & Hope asked why. I explained and they then asked what time we were leaving that day. We told them we were going to Disney Springs but would be back around 4. He and Hope told us they got off work at 4:30 and to make sure to find one of them when we got back. Well, when we returned, we saw Monty in the lobby. He quickly went and got Hope from the back offices (I am assuming) and they presented us with - not 1 - but a set of 6 different 2016 character pins. It was just the nicest gesture and really made our last day that much better. :thumbsup2



    Overall, we truly enjoyed the Beach Club. We loved the ambiance, the smell, and our close location to the elevators/marketplace. We had good luck with buses and I don't think we ever waited more than 10 minutes. We probably will not stay deluxe again for awhile, but when we do, I am sure we will be back at the BC. The closeness to Epcot and Hollywood Studios was amazing. Let me know if any of you have questions and I will be happy to try and answer them!
     
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    HubbDave

    Remember, no matter where you go, there you are
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    Ok, we have been back from our vacation for a couple weeks, so I just wanted to let everyone know that we had a fabulous time on our honeymoon and I have converted DH into a Disney lover. This was his first time to WDW and he was skeptical. Anyway, just wanted to give a little report on our trip and specifically focus on the BC.

    We stayed at the BC from July 26th - August 4th. We had booked a Garden View and had requested a King Bed and Full Balcony. We also noted that it was our honeymoon on our reservation. We had an VERY early morning flight and arrived at MCO around 9am. We were at the resort by 10:30am and we were exhausted because we both got very little sleep the night before - like not exaggerating here, maybe 30 minutes. Our room was not ready, so we dropped our bags at the bell services desk and went to explore the resort! We wandered, checked out the pool, found Beaches and Cream since we were having lunch there in a little bit, and found the secret entrance - which we used EVERY TIME we went to and from Epcot because: AIR CONDITIONING! :rotfl2: After lunch at Beaches and Cream, we hadn't received a text yet that our room was ready but we wanted to go double check at the front desk. So we went and asked. This is when we found out that they did not have our King Bed request and we were told there were no King beds available for our entire stay. I was so bummed. I asked if they had any full balconies ready and they did not. It was about 1:30pm and I was getting irritable because I was so tired. (Please note that I was still polite to the cast members, I would never take it out on them because I know they have no control over rooms being ready or not.)But, I was also having dizzy spells from lack of sleep - so we really needed in a room. I finally just asked if anything in Garden View was available and there was so, we just took it!









    We were in Room 3529. It was a nice room and I thought it had a great view for a Garden View. We could see part of the pool through the trees and looking to the left you could see the lake. Also a perfect spot for people watching. Honestly though, it was ok that it was a Juliet balcony because it was so dang hot, we wouldn't have spent much time out there anyway. I am still bummed about the King Bed, it would have been much better than the 2 queens. I think there were two nights that I actually woke up in the middle of the night and DH had moved to the other bed just so he had the room he wanted. Anyway, it was a WONDERFUL location. We were feet away from the main elevator bank and could quickly go down and get mug refills anytime. Super Convenient!!! We said multiple times while walking to the secret entrance that we would have really disliked being in one of those hallways far away from the marketplace.

    We were so blessed to meet and talk with Monty & Hope multiple times throughout our trip. By the second day, Monty knew us as the "Honeymooners" and always asked where we were off to that day and where we were eating. Such a nice guy! During the trip, DH had purchased a 2016 mickey pin and had pinned it to our backpack that we carry in the parks. Well the morning we were leaving and packing up, DH noticed it had fallen off. :worried: After we checked our bags for the airline, we ran into Monty & Hope. We were talking and he offered us a pin from his lanyard to help remember the trip. It was super sweet of him. I joked with DH to not put this one on the backpack this time and Monty & Hope asked why. I explained and they then asked what time we were leaving that day. We told them we were going to Disney Springs but would be back around 4. He and Hope told us they got off work at 4:30 and to make sure to find one of them when we got back. Well, when we returned, we saw Monty in the lobby. He quickly went and got Hope from the back offices (I am assuming) and they presented us with - not 1 - but a set of 6 different 2016 character pins. It was just the nicest gesture and really made our last day that much better. :thumbsup2



    Overall, we truly enjoyed the Beach Club. We loved the ambiance, the smell, and our close location to the elevators/marketplace. We had good luck with buses and I don't think we ever waited more than 10 minutes. We probably will not stay deluxe again for awhile, but when we do, I am sure we will be back at the BC. The closeness to Epcot and Hollywood Studios was amazing. Let me know if any of you have questions and I will be happy to try and answer them!
    Congrats!

    Monty Ray rocks and says hi to Teena
     

    Wood Nymph

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    Honestly though, it was ok that it was a Juliet balcony because it was so dang hot, we wouldn't have spent much time out there anyway.
    The last time we had a Juliet balcony it was too hot to sit outside. :)

    Anyway, it was a WONDERFUL location. We were feet away from the main elevator bank and could quickly go down and get mug refills anytime. Super Convenient!!! We said multiple times while walking to the secret entrance that we would have really disliked being in one of those hallways far away from the marketplace.
    That is a really nice room location. Our last room was close to the Marketplace and we loved that location.

    Thanks for the mini trip report. I love what Hope and Monty did for you. That was really nice. :)
     



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