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
so, after a long wait also for me it's single digit time! just 8 days to go!! I'll be at BC from 5th to 16th and I'm so excited!!

I have a little question: I'll have a reservation for CRT at 7.55 am on the 6th, at what time do you think I have to go out to take the bus? should I go to YC to have a less crowded bus?
Thank you :)
I think if you are out at the stop by 7 am you will be fine. At that hour, I don't think you will be dealing with a crowded bus at the BC stop.

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Best Aunt

"That's the best-est present ever!"
Joined
May 1, 2009
Some info about the "no clocks in the rooms" issue: If I recall correctly, Disney bought iHomes for every room. They worked as a clock radio, except no one could ever figure out how to change the time if it was incorrect (and guests would unplug them to use the plug, thus making the time incorrect). More importantly, if a guest had an iPhone, the iPhone could be inserted into the iHome to charge without need for a charging cable. Then Apple took Disney and other hotels by surprise when it decided to change the iPhone plug-in style. If you have an iPhone 6, the size of the plug receptacle is very different from the iPhone 4 and earlier. So Disney rooms had outdated iHomes. There were articles in the Wall Street Journal about this.
 

PCFriar80

BCV/CT
Joined
Dec 19, 2004
Some info about the "no clocks in the rooms" issue: If I recall correctly, Disney bought iHomes for every room. They worked as a clock radio, except no one could ever figure out how to change the time if it was incorrect (and guests would unplug them to use the plug, thus making the time incorrect). More importantly, if a guest had an iPhone, the iPhone could be inserted into the iHome to charge without need for a charging cable. Then Apple took Disney and other hotels by surprise when it decided to change the iPhone plug-in style. If you have an iPhone 6, the size of the plug receptacle is very different from the iPhone 4 and earlier. So Disney rooms had outdated iHomes. There were articles in the Wall Street Journal about this.
It was not that difficult to change the time on the iHome and I don't own an iPhone. Needless to say, the Apple / Disney relationship is strong and the technology is moving faster than any hotel can keep up with. We all know who the number 1 shareholder of Disney is. How about just an alarm clock with no bells and whistles? Just a buzzer. I stay in a DVC villa and can now use the microwave for my timekeeping. Off my soapbox!
 
  • Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
    Joined
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    It was not that difficult to change the time on the iHome and I don't own an iPhone. Needless to say, the Apple / Disney relationship is strong and the technology is moving faster than any hotel can keep up with. We all know who the number 1 shareholder of Disney is. How about just an alarm clock with no bells and whistles? Just a buzzer. I stay in a DVC villa and can now use the microwave for my timekeeping. Off my soapbox!
    I keep a small alarm clock in my Owner's Locker.
     

    Smile&Nod

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    May 8, 2009
    See answers above. Did you make your reservation through Disney CRO or did you rent points? If a points stay you will not receive daily Mousekeeping, clean towels each day, toiletries replenished or coffee supplies restocked daily. If you rented through Disney directly you will receive all of those daily.
    Did they change the washer and dryer out with the recent refurb? I consider what was there to be an apartment sized one piece stacking set - and the dryers neer dry well so new ones would be great!
     
  • Sunshine11

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 7, 2013
    Hi all. I so enjoy reading all your reviews and thought I'd give you my trip report/reviews as we just arrived home yesterday from a wonderful beach club stay. We are of course sad to have had to leave and can't wait to plan the next trip (august 2017). We have stayed on the YC side for the past 3 stays and decided to try the BC side this year as we were ready for some newly refurbed rooms.

    Our immediate family had four rooms and what I can say is the BC has wonderful customer service and did their best to give us our requests of keeping us together. We were in room 1550 on the ground floor, on the path to the gate that spills out right at the bridge to the international gateway to Epcot. A perfect location (see view from room pics hopefully attached) as we were close to epcot and the marketplace too. We so enjoyed the first floor patios - even caught the UK band song sets a few times from the patio! We are used to staying on the YC side, and we usually set up camp at the kiddie/sand bar pool side of SAB, so we found it was a trek to the pool and back though. We LOVED the new rooms at the BC. We found we missed the YC though and will surely return there if possible next summer, as long as the room refurbs are done or close to done there. It is important to my family to have full balcony/patio so we like that the YC has that guarantee, pretty much. We did think the customer service was better at BC but that could have just been a fluke. Two of our rooms (out of four) weren't ready by late afternoon and we received a call on our cell from someone at the hotel that mentioned that they had a housekeeping issue and considered changing our rooms but knew we wanted to stay together so they offered to add some fastpasses to our MDE to compensate for the lateness of getting into our rooms. It was most nice of them, as we hadn't even complained to anyone before the phone call, we were just so happy to be getting rooms near each other.

    As a pp stated earlier, the mosquitos and flies were in full force this trip and most especially on our balcony near the wooded area. Bring bug spray!

    We enjoyed a lunch and a few cocktails on separate occasions at the Crews Cup and love this hidden gem!

    The ice machine COULD NOT keep up with the demand at the marketplace and hence there were many days ICE was a premium and not available. Not sure if the arms on the ice machines were broken and you could certainly get ice in the hallways though. I read a rumor here that a quick service counter might be reno'd soon at the Ale and Compass in the YC lobby and we are keeping our fingers crossed for that. Also as the Marketplace doesn't open until 7:00 a.m. we spent many morning walking to the Ale and Compass in YC lobby to get coffee/tea as they opened at 6:00 a.m., I believe. I found it ironic as for three prior stays, I walked from YC to BC for a drink and now was walking the opposite way. #firstworldproblems! lol.

    We had ice cream a few times from Ample Hills on the boardwalk and the consensus of our family was their ice cream was better than B&C. Worth a try. We did like the fact that most places we were visiting on the Boardwalk were closer to our room at the BC than walking the opposite way (past Swan and Dolphin) on our prior YC stays.

    We also ate at Shula's for the first time this year. There is a 20% off coupon if you google online for most Swan and Dolphin restaurants through the end of 2016 and the short walk to Shula's at the Dolphin was awesome. We also ate at Il Mullino (Swan), Rose and Crown Pub and Via Napoli, all within walking distance of our room at the BC and highly recommend them all!

    The weather was great. Only rained twice during pool time quickly. Pool only closed once that we knew of. The rain NEVER affected our trip whatsoever and while we had a few hot days/evenings, we also had some pleasant not too hot evenings/late afternoons.

    We also enjoy the quietness of the YC lobby as opposed to the BC lobby. But we have only stayed during a slow convention time (magical labor day time) so maybe if we were at the YC during a serious convention time we would feel differently.

    Well, until next year, I will continue to read this awesome board (thanks Dee) to survive.
     

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    Sunshine11

    Mouseketeer
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    Oct 7, 2013
    Oh, forgot to ask, love the shower curtain in the Beach Club rooms, does anyone know if you can buy it and where? Thanks!
     

    Sunshine11

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 7, 2013
    Hi Everyone!
    I've been catching up on the thread in anticipation of our BC stay for Food and Wine at the end of September. It's the one last "event" my husband and I have never done, so we are really looking forward to to it!

    I have a question for anyone traveling there at this time of year. I have booked the Labor Day special from the magical place in the past, and want to do it again for August 2017, but I need three rooms! Would anyone who has booked the special for this year at the Beach Club mind sharing what their room rate is? I know sometimes they are able to offer Club Level with this special, and I would consider either one. I spoke to my agent and she anticipates rates to be released mid-September or so. Trying to get a grip on what this trip is going to cost me.....

    Thanks so much for sharing all of your trip reports! I CANNOT wait to get back there.
    Hi. We returned yesterday from BC and we didn't choose CL as it was I believe over $200 more per night but we paid $214 per night (taxes included
    Hi everyone! ONE WEEK from today we will be checking in to BC (our 2nd time- 1st was in '14)
    Reading over my notes and catching up on this thread.
    A few questions have entered my mind:

    *What is the situation with clocks in the room? Have they added them back in or still no clocks?
    *Is the bus stop for BC moved to Convention Center too, or just YC bus stop?

    There was another question but it slipped my mind just in the time it took me to type the above!! Grrr..... 51 yr old brain!! It'll come back to me!

    HI. Just checked out of the BC yesterday. Correct, no clocks, but we got used to it fairly quickly. And the BC bus stop has not been moved, just the YC.

    I am so jealous that you have a trip coming up! Enjoy. We have to wait until next August.
     
  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Oh, forgot to ask, love the shower curtain in the Beach Club rooms, does anyone know if you can buy it and where? Thanks!
    Aww, thanks for the kind words and the great report.

    Someone else asked this recently. I checked my resources and couldn't find the shower curtain for sale anywhere. Sometimes there are inserts in the room info folder, so perhaps someone who is there soon can look or maybe ask the front desk/concierge for info about where it can be purchased.

    :goodvibes


    There are people playing tennis tonight. The court has lighting. If I have time I'll pop down to see if there is a switch to turn it on yourself.
    Love this picture!!!

    That may be the first time I have seen or even heard of someone using the court. Has it been busy during your trip?


    ::yes::
     

    Sunshine11

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 7, 2013
    Thanks!

    Room safe? Is there one? I haven't been able to spot one in any of the pics

    Coffee maker - regular basket-type filters? What's the provided coffee (and filters) like? Should I plan to add those to our shopping list when we stop for groceries on the way?
    Not sure about the coffee maker but the BC has the newer safes (which I believe may be larger than the former safes) where you enter a code to open and lock. Much better than the key version still at the YC until renovations, I believe.
     

    JohnnySharp2

    No man stands as tall as when he stoops to help a
    Joined
    Jan 18, 2005
    Hi,

    Am I correct in thinking the Beach Club Villa rooms are all currently being refurbished?
     

    crazymomof4

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 12, 2003
    HI. Just checked out of the BC yesterday. Correct, no clocks, but we got used to it fairly quickly. And the BC bus stop has not been moved, just the YC.

    I am so jealous that you have a trip coming up! Enjoy. We have to wait until next August.
    Thx for the reply! Yay! about the BC bus stop!
    Ugh to the no clocks. My wrist watch that I wear 24/7 chose this week to die....16 & 3/4 yrs old RiP old pal. And I'm having a heck of a time finding a water resistant replacement bc I have these ridiculously small wrists and nothing fits and an avg size watch face looks like it's eating my wrist. So I'd better pack a small clock so at least I'll be aware of the time IN the room.
     

    sarahb74

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Mar 22, 2010
    Someone else asked this recently. I checked my resources and couldn't find the shower curtain for sale anywhere. Sometimes there are inserts in the room info folder, so perhaps someone who is there soon can look or maybe ask the front desk/concierge for info about where it can be purchased.
    Unfortunately the shower curtain isn't available, just some bedding, bath products, robes and cushions.
     

    hill6

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 23, 2007
    I want to place an order for an anniversary cake that I will be surprising DH with. Who would I contact at the Beach Club to order it? Thanks.
     

    Dave006

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 23, 2008
    I want to place an order for an anniversary cake that I will be surprising DH with. Who would I contact at the Beach Club to order it? Thanks.
    Yacht & Beach Club* 407-934-3105
    • 6-inch $23 chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting or vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting
    • 8-inch $40 vanilla or chocolate cake with white chocolate or dark chocolate filling and buttercream frosting
    • 10-inch $54 chocolate, vanilla, or marble cake; filling is vanilla or chocolate buttercream frosting, white or dark chocolate mousse or fruit mousse; frosting is vanilla or chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache or whipped cream
    • Mickey Mouse Cake $54 (serves 12): Vanilla or chocolate Mickey head-shaped cake with chocolate mousse filling, covered in chocolate ganache; only customization is writing on plate
    • Mini cakes are two tiers and serve 2. They are usually covered in buttercream frosting, though fondant can be adhered over the frosting on a one-tier mini cake. Not all cake or filling flavors may be available; prices start around $35
    • Fancy, fondant-covered cakes start at $75; additional flavors may be available

    *Fancy, fondant-covered cakes available

    Cake Thead link: http://www.disboards.com/threads/official-disney-cake-chatter-part-iv.3261922/
     

    rlk

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 3, 2007
    Hi, currently at BCV. One of the two elevators was out of service with a shed built around it for two days last week. Our room is on the 4th floor right near the elevators and across from the laundry room. We like the location except when they decided to breakdown the shed around the elevator at 11:45pm a few nights ago. I understand that they wanted it back in service as soon as possible, but we were woken up by loud hammering and banging.
     


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