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AR81

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May 9, 2009
Thanks so much for letting us know about your trip and how much you enjoyed the resort!

That sounds like a fantastic room.

May I put your review (and picture) on the Beach Club Room View & Description thread?

:thumbsup2

Yes you can definitely use it for the review section.
 

chloelovesdisney

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Jul 19, 2007
So here I am - 18 days away from my first time staying at the Yacht Club! My husband and I are frequent YC visitors, though - we love to hang out in the lobby, lunch/dinner at the YC/BC, and he used to stay there with his family way back in the day before they had DVC for a few years. So this is a big "homecoming" for him. We're going for our 5 year wedding anniversary AND bringing our 8-month old. This is such a surreal moment! I can't believe that after 10 years together, 5 years of marriage and countless trips together (and with our families when we were younger) we are bringing our little boy.

We have booked a pool/lagoon view room. I've requested a room on the top floor, away from an elevator. Is there anything else I should request? I've also told CRO that it's our anniversary and my baby's first trip.

Any other tips are greatly appreciated! We're there 9/21-9/26!!
I shipped everything for my son (took him at 6 months) to the resort ahead of time including an inflatable tub and an infant float for the pool (no top, they seem to not allow those a lot of the time as they can block the lifeguards view). The baby care centers in each park are great, they have nice changing tables in there and sell just about any baby related necessity you may need if you should forget/run out of something. The restaurant high chairs can get a little grimy, you may want to have some wipes to clean them off if needed. Congrats, you will have a great time!
 

tinkerbella16

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Joined
May 4, 2012
Already loving BC! This place is amazing. We booked standard view, but we were upgraded to garden view. I am in room 1633, SUPER close to the lobby, Marketplace and my room faces the main courtyard. My parents are in the room next to me and my sisters family is right across from me in 1632. We couldn't have asked for better locations and being on the ground floor is so great with a toddler. Of all of our stays at Disney resorts over the years, this has got to be the best location we've received, as far as proximity to everything. Spoiled already! Lol I just watched the Star Wars fireworks right from SAB. I can clearly see why so many people absolutely love this place!
 
  • Wood Nymph

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    Sep 19, 2012
    although help me out YC experts... are there some 4th floor room that do not have club level rooms above like there are at BC?
    Yes, the YC has fourth floor rooms that are the top floor, just like the BC. The two resorts aren't exactly mirror images of each other, but close to it.
     

    Wood Nymph

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    I am in room 1633, SUPER close to the lobby, Marketplace and my room faces the main courtyard. My parents are in the room next to me and my sisters family is right across from me in 1632.
    That is a great upgrade. :) And it was nice to that your family could all be close together. We were in room 1634 last February. The location is fantastic. I would love a room there again.
     

    downwithwindows

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Aug 15, 2013
    Well, we made it! I can't believe how beautiful it is--so nice, I don't really want to leave the resort for the parks. Ha!
    Anyway, we booked a standard view, but were upgraded to a Club Level Standard View!!! So spoiled!

    We're checking into Shades of Green in a few days, but I think our next trip will be 100% Beach Club !
     

    MommaBerd

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    Jul 5, 2011
    Well, we made it! I can't believe how beautiful it is--so nice, I don't really want to leave the resort for the parks. Ha!
    Anyway, we booked a standard view, but were upgraded to a Club Level Standard View!!! So spoiled!

    We're checking into Shades of Green in a few days, but I think our next trip will be 100% Beach Club !
    WOW! Hooray for pixie dust!!! pixiedust:
     
  • Sunshine11

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    Oct 7, 2013
    I use the walk over as my alone time, I go nice and early when the place is just stirring and just enjoy the quiet. I don't do the mugs and make coffee in my room but I do walk over and get my breakfast and take it back to my room.
    Me also. After many YC stays, we had our first BC side stay last month and we actually walked over to YC lobby (ale and compass) to get coffee at 6:30 a.m. before Marketplace at BC opened. We too, enjoy the walk back and forth, mostly early and late in the day/night, when things are quiet. A great alone time walk is 100 percent right, especially on a trip with many family members. Love both hotels!
     

    jerseygal

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    Jan 1, 2008
    Me also. After many YC stays, we had our first BC side stay last month and we actually walked over to YC lobby (ale and compass) to get coffee at 6:30 a.m. before Marketplace at BC opened. We too, enjoy the walk back and forth, mostly early and late in the day/night, when things are quiet. A great alone time walk is 100 percent right, especially on a trip with many family members. Love both hotels!
    Yay, for early morning coffee and tranquility!:thumbsup2:goodvibes
     

    Ninja Mom

    Attention People of Earth, I come in Peace...
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    Apr 2, 2012
    And we are home. Smooth flight back across the pond and only took 7 hours with just a bit of turbulence. I've had a power nap and started the washing. We seemed to have been in Orlando forever when we returned to the airport (guess 3 weeks will do that to you) really seemed as though the first part of the holiday spent on I-Drive was a totally different trip it was so long ago.

    Our last night at Yacht Club was when the storm hit. We had diner at Yachtsman and were going to watch fireworks from the bridge but it started to rain really heavy. 5am I was awake wondering what all the banging was about outside and then realised we had a major thunderstorm right over our heads. Thank goodness for those really thick curtains that cut out the lightning!

    Last meal was at Captains Grille and was really good, I invited my friend over to help use us credits and then we hit the Beach Club Market Place use up all of my leftover credits.

    I will post more pictures when I charge all my electronics back up.
    Oops, you didn't get the memo. You weren't supposed to leave Orlando. We had you penciled in on an endless loop of resort and vacation reporting. It's best that you get back to Florida ASAP! Thanks for taking the time to share your adventures with us!
    :grouphug:

    ~NM
     

    SpaceMtnGirl

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    Dec 14, 2015
    Do the Beach Club bathtubs have a pull-out clothes line where you can dry swimsuits? We made a lot of use out of those on our trips to Pop. Wondering whether to bring clothespins. Thanks!
     
  • BattyKoda

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    Joined
    Jan 25, 2001
    You guys weren't kidding about BC. Two days in and I think we've all been spoiled. :oops: Yesterday was our Epcot day and Dh loved being able to walk there and being able to come back for an afternoon break was awesome!
    We just got back from our BC trip this morning.

    The walk to Epcot was awesome, so much so that this was the first trip that I wish that we had purchased a Park Hopper. If you haven't done it yet, just be warned that the walk to Hollywood Studios is a bit longer :)

    One thing that I noticed for the resort is that I wish they had "Elevator" signs. We were a decent distance from the elevator (requested room 3681, got room 3677, roof view from window, really good pool view on balcony) and it was easy to get turned around. "Exit" signs aren't enough as many of them led to stairways (we had a stairway not 50 feet from our room that took us almost directly to the pool, very nice :) ). Not really an issue, just something we noticed that really stuck out early in our stay.

    I want to say thanks to everyone to that mentioned the Sunken Treasure... it REALLY helped with the weather :)
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    page 657-658

    For those of you who have been to storm along bay recently - are there usually life vests available for kids? Do they run out? My son's 3, so we'd need one for 30ish pounds. I'm debating if I should pack his floaty or rely on the ones provided. Thanks!
    :welcome: to the thread!

    When is your trip?

    Some responses have been posted to address your question.

    :fish:

    We checked into the BC yesterday :love:
    We booked a standard view and were given a standard view room facing the front entrance. Room 3654. We love this room! It is one of the "different" layout rooms so I wanted to share some photos. It is not allowing me to attach the "view" photo as it is saying the file is too large. It has a Juliet balcony and a view of roof/main entrance.

    So far we have had a great first day! We had some Sunkin Treasures at Hurricane Hannah's, a delicious dinner at Cape May, a nice night at DS, and watched the SW fireworks from the beach. Ready for day 2 :yay:
    :welcome: and thanks so much for the pictures of your incredible room!

    :goodvibes


    Hi all. We are sitting at MCO waiting to board our flight back to the UK so I thought I'd post a quick review. In short we had an amazing time and loved the BC. The location was brilliant (we were in 2520 so very close to the secret door and quiet pool), loved the decor and found everything spotless. Staff were helpful, only incident was when the housekeeper managed to gather up my youngest's 3 plushes with the bedding - we were compensated and we managed to buy a new dolphin (Seaworld) and Pygmy Puff for him, just need to order the final one when we get home as it was brought with us. He was very upset at the time but the housekeeper sent him some cookies and milk for bedtime which seemed to go down well (he wouldn't share!!). We would definitely return to the Beach Club though the boys also like the look of AKL. Will post more when home and got my head straight!
    Thanks for your mini review. Sorry to hear about your son's losses, but I'm glad that the resort tried to make up for that.

    :thumbsup2


    have great time. we will be there in 28 days.. see ya soon
    staying only 3 days at BC then on to wLV for 3 days. i am rethinking my ADRS because I wanted some more pool time at resort. How are the activities in the afternoon? is it worth it to skip An ADR at Yak and Yeti and just zip back to hotel for some pool time??

    for all who have gone with kids what are your experiences?
    :welcome: to the thread!

    When is your trip? Late September? or early October?

    You can find the activities calendar for September on Page 1 (Post 4) of this thread.

    :cool1:


    I don't hang out on the boards much, but every time i stay at Yacht Club or Beach Club i have to come check in! We will be there the end of October into November and i can't wait!
    :welcome: back!

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

    Which resort this time- BC or YC?

    :woohoo:


    I would skip Yak and Yeti and spend time at that gorgeous pool. I got food poisoning from Yak and Yeti in June so I'm a little biased. I don't think you will regret spending time at Stormalong Bay. So relaxing and fun.
    :welcome:

    Thanks for your input.

    :goodvibes
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    This is Yacht Club. I thought they were all real over at Beach! We made a point of looking as well!!!
    At the beach club, the fake one is the first one on the right if you are facing the Marketplace (back to the lobby). If you go behind, there are (or maybe were) pay phones and I think the lobby restroom is back there.

    :magnify:
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    page 659-660

    It's great to see so many happy guests at the resort recently!

    :goodvibes



    Already loving BC! This place is amazing. We booked standard view, but we were upgraded to garden view. I am in room 1633, SUPER close to the lobby, Marketplace and my room faces the main courtyard. My parents are in the room next to me and my sisters family is right across from me in 1632. We couldn't have asked for better locations and being on the ground floor is so great with a toddler. Of all of our stays at Disney resorts over the years, this has got to be the best location we've received, as far as proximity to everything. Spoiled already! Lol I just watched the Star Wars fireworks right from SAB. I can clearly see why so many people absolutely love this place!
    You are off to a great start. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

    :dogdance:


    Well, we made it! I can't believe how beautiful it is--so nice, I don't really want to leave the resort for the parks. Ha!
    Anyway, we booked a standard view, but were upgraded to a Club Level Standard View!!! So spoiled!

    We're checking into Shades of Green in a few days, but I think our next trip will be 100% Beach Club !
    Can't remember if I have given you an official :welcome:

    Congrats! Have a great stay.

    :cool1:


    We just got back from our BC trip this morning.

    The walk to Epcot was awesome, so much so that this was the first trip that I wish that we had purchased a Park Hopper. If you haven't done it yet, just be warned that the walk to Hollywood Studios is a bit longer :)

    One thing that I noticed for the resort is that I wish they had "Elevator" signs. We were a decent distance from the elevator (requested room 3681, got room 3677, roof view from window, really good pool view on balcony) and it was easy to get turned around. "Exit" signs aren't enough as many of them led to stairways (we had a stairway not 50 feet from our room that took us almost directly to the pool, very nice :) ). Not really an issue, just something we noticed that really stuck out early in our stay.

    I want to say thanks to everyone to that mentioned the Sunken Treasure... it REALLY helped with the weather :)
    That's a really great suggestion. I am directionally challenged and I have been in some rooms at the resort where I get turned around all the time.

    Please mention this when you get a survey about your stay.

    ::yes::
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    I just want to say what a great group this is! I've always felt welcome, and I haven't even stayed at the BC yet! (234 days!) I joined a thread for our other resort for our Spring Break trip, and no one had acknowledged me at all. :sigh

    Just a bit of a warning, though... If you read a couple of pages back, you will see that it is not easy to get away from us.

    Like the song goes "You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave"

    Right, @JanetMom ?

    ;)

    :grouphug:
     
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    beebeeryan

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    May 9, 2010
    Back from our 4 nights Beach Club Villa stay, I started a trip report, link at bottom of my signature if anyone is interested.

    The villas are not quite done yet, there were several rooms on the 2nd floor at least that were still being worked on. Our 1 bedroom was gorgeous! We were in room 247 on that wing that sticks out. Straight out our double balcony we had a view of the Star Wars fireworks, but through a lot of trees, so not really a great view. To the left was Epcot and we could not see Illuminations, but it was very loud and we could see the sky lighting up colors.























    The Villas lobby area




     


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