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mars315

Mouseketeer
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May 4, 2000
Hi All! I am a looong time lurker, occasional poster. My DH and I are celebrating our 30th anniversary and will be at YC Garden View from 9/17-9/25. Here is my question: We are doing a tour that starts at the MK, and we need to be there by 8:15 AM. The MK does not open until 9:00 that morning. What time do the busses start in the morning? If they do not start until 8:00 (one hour prior to park opening), I don't think we will make it, what with travel time, getting through security, etc. I certainly don't want to be worrying the whole way there. Is it possible that the busses start running at 7:30? We are doing the VIP Ultimate Day Of Thrills tour. Someone on the transportation board said that the hotel would arrange transportation, but I don't know about that. I am just hoping that someone will know that the busses start at 7:30 AM and then we will have no problem.

Thanks!
 

Tess

DIS Veteran - 1997
Joined
Aug 19, 1999
Hi All! I am a looong time lurker, occasional poster. My DH and I are celebrating our 30th anniversary and will be at YC Garden View from 9/17-9/25. Here is my question: We are doing a tour that starts at the MK, and we need to be there by 8:15 AM. The MK does not open until 9:00 that morning. What time do the busses start in the morning? If they do not start until 8:00 (one hour prior to park opening), I don't think we will make it, what with travel time, getting through security, etc. I certainly don't want to be worrying the whole way there. Is it possible that the busses start running at 7:30? We are doing the VIP Ultimate Day Of Thrills tour. Someone on the transportation board said that the hotel would arrange transportation, but I don't know about that. I am just hoping that someone will know that the busses start at 7:30 AM and then we will have no problem.

Thanks!
As a rule, buses begin running 2 hours before park opening. Since it is a VIP tour, there may be special transportation--I have never done that tour so I can't speak to "special transportation".
 
  • mars315

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    As a rule, buses begin running 2 hours before park opening. Since it is a VIP tour, there may be special transportation--I have never done that tour so I can't speak to "special transportation".
    OK, if it is 2 hours we will be totally set! Thanks.
     
  • hill6

    DIS Veteran
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    Oct 23, 2007
    Hi All! I am a looong time lurker, occasional poster. My DH and I are celebrating our 30th anniversary and will be at YC Garden View from 9/17-9/25. Here is my question: We are doing a tour that starts at the MK, and we need to be there by 8:15 AM. The MK does not open until 9:00 that morning. What time do the busses start in the morning? If they do not start until 8:00 (one hour prior to park opening), I don't think we will make it, what with travel time, getting through security, etc. I certainly don't want to be worrying the whole way there. Is it possible that the busses start running at 7:30? We are doing the VIP Ultimate Day Of Thrills tour. Someone on the transportation board said that the hotel would arrange transportation, but I don't know about that. I am just hoping that someone will know that the busses start at 7:30 AM and then we will have no problem.

    Thanks!

    Congratulations. Lots of 30th anniversary celebrations. We will be there right after you leave celebrating ours.

    I would call back the number you booked the tour through and ask them about transportation. I know they transport you between the parks but I am not sure if they do the transportation to the starting point.

    Also where do they have lunch for that tour?
     
  • bilnsheldodisney

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 21, 2008
    We checked out of BCCL last Thursday. I miss it so much! We were treated to a magical upgrade to a water view room - room 5687 - we had reserved standard view. The club level staff could not have been more accommodating and helpful.

    Upon arrival at the BC, we were greeted with that lovely lobby smell - puts you right in the beach mood. If you love it too, buy the anthology candle - its awesome. We were escorted to the club level by a greeter from the main lobby. The concierge staff member was so friendly and offered us a drink of our choice while we checked in. She also gave us a tour of the refurbished club level lounge. It is beautifully done - so much room now!! We were given Happy Anniversary buttons without asking. Our room was right next the Nantucket Suite. Great view to SB, although there was a tree partially blocking the view, we didn't mind, it was still gorgeous. It has one of the small balconies but we don't spend a lot of time there so that was ok too. The room did have a rather funky smell on check-in. If you have a teenaged boy, you might be familiar with the smell - eau de gym locker. We had packed some fabreze and some essential oils so I went to work spritzing and sprinkling. We left the room smelling better than when we got there! Also, this room must be directly over the Cape May Cafe and the hallway smelled very strongly of fish each evening. Yucky! I wish they piped in the smell from the lobby to each hallway. We could not smell it in the room though. The food in the lounge is plentiful. Breakfast has a lot of variety. We only had dinner there one night but it was amazing - gazpacho and empenadas. Desserts also very good. My one complaint is that the selections are the same every day, except for dinner. I wish they would change it up a little. Even if they alternated stuff every other day. We were there 9 nights so we kind of got sick of the same thing. Everything was very good though. We were surprised to be able to see and hear the Star Wras Dessert Party from the room. Pool was dreamy - we had no trouble at all getting beach chairs on any day - at different times throughout the day. The whirlpool is broken and the lazy river is running very slow. Nothing beats that pool though! Warning - the cement at the pool gets SERIOUSLY HOT. Like burning coals! Watch your little ones feet! The pool closing at 10 pm is a huge bummer. Its one of the biggest complaints we had. It will be going in my survey for sure. Bus transportation was fantastic. The signs are helpful and accurate. The late boat back from DHS after the Star Wars show was a nightmare. We waitied over an hour for a boat. Took a taxi on our second DHS night as th eline was LONG for the boat again. The need to work on that. Quiet pool was lovely on laundry day - just a heads up - the laundry room washers and dryers are credit card only. That was a surprise I had not read about. Cheese flatbread at the marketplace was very good. This is our thirs stay at the Beach Club and I can't imagine staying anywhere else!

    Here are a couple of pics of the view. From the outside, our room was the onein the middle under the peak.

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    shoreward

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    Jun 25, 2014
    Checking in to see if there is any more news on the post about relocating the YC bus stop back to the convention center this week? Thanks!
    There is a thread on another website's forum discussing the upcoming expansion of the YC Convention Center, with a building permit pulled for work to be completed by August 2017. It appears as though some parking at one and maybe both (YC and BC) parking lots will be taken away for construction and rerouting of traffic.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Hi All! I am a looong time lurker, occasional poster. My DH and I are celebrating our 30th anniversary and will be at YC Garden View from 9/17-9/25. Here is my question: We are doing a tour that starts at the MK, and we need to be there by 8:15 AM. The MK does not open until 9:00 that morning. What time do the busses start in the morning? If they do not start until 8:00 (one hour prior to park opening), I don't think we will make it, what with travel time, getting through security, etc. I certainly don't want to be worrying the whole way there. Is it possible that the busses start running at 7:30? We are doing the VIP Ultimate Day Of Thrills tour. Someone on the transportation board said that the hotel would arrange transportation, but I don't know about that. I am just hoping that someone will know that the busses start at 7:30 AM and then we will have no problem.

    Thanks!
    :welcome:

    Last August, I spent a little time early one morning to see what time the buses were rolling. I was there from 6:30 am to a little after 7:


    On this day, Animal Kingdom opened at 8 am and Magic Kingdom opened at 9 am.

    As I walked up, a bus was just pulling away.

    6:30, MK

    6:52, AK

    6:54, MK

    7:06, AK

    I wasn’t able to stay and be a bus monitor any longer because it was time for me to leave to get ready for breakfast with the gals!

    :car:
     

    OurLaughingPlace

    Canadian Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 19, 2014
    Checked into Beach Club today :woohoo:. We left Contemporary and arrived at Epcot at park opening. Managed to ride Soarin' (loved it!), Living with the Land, Spaceship Earth, SOAT, Test Track, Canada Pavilion show and a breakfast at Garden Grill (first time here for breakfast and it was incredible). After all of this, we checked into BC at 1:00. We ended up being given a room in the perfect location (2nd floor, right above lobby) but ... only 1 bed and a pull out. So, we went back to lobby and had to wait until 3:00 to get a room with 2 queen beds (no day bed, but we are ok without it). Still in a great location - third floor, a couple of doors down from the elevator to the main lobby - just as we requested - near elevator by lobby:-) Ate at UK fish and chips and walked World Showcase (kaki gori from Japan, caramel from Germany Karamel Kuche), and used FP for FEA. Walked back to BC at 9:00. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the location of BC and I FINALLY found the 'secret way' by room 1501!
     

    chloelovesdisney

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2007
    There is a thread on another website's forum discussing the upcoming expansion of the YC Convention Center, with a building permit pulled for work to be completed by August 2017. It appears as though some parking at one and maybe both (YC and BC) parking lots will be taken away for construction and rerouting of traffic.
    Bummer, I wasn't aware there would be construction going on for the convention center, hopefully it isn't too loud or disruptive. Most of the time we'll be out or by the pool anyway.
     

    pd1138

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 12, 2014
    image.jpeg DH's surprise sunken treasure I purchased today at the pool. He's hooked now! I agree pool pavement is hot! Saw the pirate at the top of the slide. He was dressed in a purple shirt and waving his pirate flag! Not sure if he takes over the slide at the top or not?! Used IG to get into EP this morning at 9 (they let us in beginning at 8:50) and had no trouble making our way to frozen with a five minute wait. After lunch we were back in stormalong bay for a swim. Only way to do Disney in this heat!
     


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