Disney's YACHT & BEACH CLUB RESORTS Information & Questions Updated Info on Page 1 Post 1 & 13, 14

dina7

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:offtopic:Question - not sure if I asked on this thread before or not...sorry if it's a repeat.

I know many of you book your Disney vacations using that Magical group...I have sent them two requests now for a quote, and an email, and it's been over a week. There hasn't been anything from them except the automated "Thank you....someone will be contacting you shortly...yada yada yada" message.

How long did it take for you to hear back from them? You can send me a PM if you prefer....

Thanks in advance....
I can't believe you are still waiting to hear from them. I know you probably checked, but did it go to your spam folder?
Here is their phone number. 856-310-0095
 

pas130

Always missing Florida....
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Its so nice to "see" you! I tend to take long breaks from the Dis when I don't have a trip planned. I'm excited to hear how you like the BC. With all of the FP changes, the WS has become our favorite hang out spot, if we like the BC it may become our home base.
We started off at the Poly , since I changed last year because of the Bungalow construction. Then the quiet pool construction this year lol. I am pleasantly surprised how hooked my family is on BC and we haven't even arrived :) I don't blame you on taking breaks from the DIS, it always makes me want to book a trip ;)
:wave2: Hiya friend! Hope you are well. Too bad we won't be able to meet up. This was totally a last minute trip for us...couldn't pass up the good rate we got!
Happy Planning....and NO CHANGING ;)
I've tried a few split stays...(GF, CR) but I am banned from changing from BC :) So happy for you!! Maybe we will stop at Pooler for dinner...on 8/24 ;)
 
  • msdroz

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    page 65-66

    :welcome: back!

    Hard to say if the YC renovations will be done by then since the work has not started yet. I think the Beach Club work started in October 2014 and is expected to wrap up in August/September. Work is currently happening on the 2nd (and maybe 1st floor, not sure).

    My guess is that if the YC work does start in early fall, renovations will be done in most sections of the resort by the end of the summer, but the rooms on lower floors could still be under construction.

    Hope that helps.

    :thumbsup2


    Thank you so much! My husband was checking into the Poly to switch it up this time but we've had such memorable and wonderful experiences at the YC that we are afraid to switch it up lol Thanks for the info on the construction!!
     

    jlundeen

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    I can't believe you are still waiting to hear from them. I know you probably checked, but did it go to your spam folder?
    Here is their phone number. 856-310-0095
    Thanks, and thanks for the names that a few folks have sent to me privately...I appreciate it! You guys are the BEST!!
     
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    ichabody

    DIS Dad #792!!!
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    Well, we have been back home for about a week and I still haven't removed my magic band...and it doesn't even open the front door of our house or work at the Wendy's down the street...huge complaint to Disney coming up!!! I mean, seriously, I can't use my Magic Band off property? Come on...smh. Make a note of that, @ninjamom and add to your list!


    We had a fabulous trip and have satisfied our WDW fix for another five years. Next summer we will get back to Disneyland at the tail end of the 60th anniversary celebration and probably the Tokyo parks again in 2017...but holding out hope we will be able to visit Disneyland Paris for the first time. Anyways...the Beach Club was wonderful, despite all the work going on...it didn't distract us one bit from enjoying all the amenities. At check-in the bellhop quickly helped me unpack the car putting everything on a cart and handing me a ticket with a phone number to call once we were satisfied with our room location. We met the concierge in the lobby, but first...the smell of the lobby...wow!! I've read it about on here, but once that blessed fragrance penetrates your nasal cavity you are instantly transported to vacation bliss!! We were ready to begin our adventure! We were whisked up to the fifth floor by a wonderful cast member who spoke fluent Japanese (she was Filipino, but spent most of her life in Japan) and so she talked with my wife for a bit and we reminisced together about the parks in Tokyo, too!


    Check-in was smooth and fun! We were given the choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic refreshments and enjoyed them and my daughter received her happy birthday button that was all blinged up with Mickey heads and glitter...it was nice! The kids went to lounge and got some food (it was around 4:30 when we checked in so the appetizers were out...bacon wrapped scallops...yum!) while we checked in. They went over our itinerary with us and asked if we needed any additional reservations, but we were all set. They did schedule us a fourth fast pass for June 7th...our EPCOT day...over at MK to ride Pirates before it closed down for the summer. We didn't really need the FP+ for Pirates, but it was a nice gesture on their part to reserve it for us! They also provided the texting service so we could schedule reservations for dining and FP+ via text. That turned out to be the greatest benefit in terms of time saved during our vacation. We made quite a few changes to our itinerary over the course of our stay (cancelled some dining, made new ones for the Spirit of Aloha dinner show, numerous FP+ changes...all via text). The service is available every day from 7am - 10pm.


    Brittany met us on the 5th floor and personally escorted us to our room, 5652 which was literally a 5 second walk from the lounge!!! It is definitely the closest room to the concierge area and the lounge! We got all of our room requests: close to lounge, daybed and full balcony. The room overlooked the solarium and the courtyard between BC and BCV...we also had a decent view of Spaceship Earth and the crane building the second theater for Soarin'! LOL!! It was perfect for a SV room. Brittany asked if everything was to our liking and when we said yes, she called the bellhop for us and our luggage arrived two minutes later. We unpacked everything into the drawers and closet (we felt there was ample space for all five of us even for a 13 night stay), freshened up a bit and decided to stroll around the resort before our Beaches 'n Cream reservation that night. We found the laundry room by the quiet pool, the "secret exit" by 1501, checked out the solarium, marketplace and peeked inside the Sandcastle club. Then we walked over to Cape May Café to sneak a peek at the buffet we’d enjoy a couple nights later…it looked great and tasted even better!! Highly recommend everyone visit there for dinner, not to be missed! We headed over to our reservation and got a great look at the pool, arcade and fitness center. We were finally here!! It was all so wonderful and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Everyone on this forum hypes up YC/BC so well and we were not disappointed! Had a great dinner with equal parts burgers and ice cream then headed back to our room to change and then enjoy the pool until it closed. We got a couple hours of swim time enjoying the waterslide, lazy river and some beach ball volleyball! We even hung out at the beach for a bit and watch some scenes of Big Hero 6! By the time we got back to our room the super comfy beds were very inviting and we had a great night’s sleep!


    Well, that was check-in day and our first experience of the Beach Club…I’ll save the rest of the details for the trip report my daughter and I working on…the title of which will probably be something like, “The Dapper Dans need a fourth? Well, I sing bass!!”…a memory I’ll never forget!!


    Here are some other Beach Club highlights: Loved the quick walk over to the Boardwalk and the jogging trails between HS and EPCOT; Transportation was very convenient whether we used the boats or walked. We had a car and we used it a few times, but the busses were wonderful…EXCEPT…we had to wait 45 minutes for an MK bus one day, and wouldn’t you know it was the day we had our Keys to the Kingdom Tour with our just turned 16 year old. Luckily we gave ourselves 1 hour and 15 minutes and made it just in time! Looking back, we should’ve just drove and took the ferry from the TTC. Oh well…live and learn. Construction was apparent on the second floor and the area next to Solarium and the Marketplace, but was hardly distracting and the noise was kept to a minimum even during the day. We spent a couple afternoons in our room to escape the heat and you could hear it, but it wasn’t too bad…some hammering and power tools was all we could make out. The laundry facilities were nice and clean. There are vending machines for detergent and fabric softener ($1.00 each)…wash cycle and drying cycle were $2.50 a load I believe and all payable via credit card at a central kiosk inside. The pool, well, its SAB…need I say more! I didn’t know there was a pool table on the second floor above Hurricane Hannah’s, but there is…out on the open air deck up there…that was nice! SAB is just a wonderful place to spend a few hours relaxing…the games are a lot of fun! My son and I enjoyed some of the trivia games in the pool by the volleyball net...”name that TV show based on the theme song” and “Disney name that tune”. Good times.


    Well, it was a wonderful trip…we caught the last Star Wars Weekends and the first couple days of Frozen Summer Fun. Let me just say that the fireworks displays for both of these events were life changing. Boy does HS know how to put on a show! Wishes and Illuminations are great, but wow…SWW and Frozen are amazing!!


    The Partner’s Statue in the hub was covered at the beginning of our trip, but our second to last day it was uncovered and the hub area was really starting to take shape…it’s very open with lots of grass areas to sit on. The areas to the left and right of the castle as you are looking from main street still have screens up and the moat between the castle and tomorrowland is still being worked on.


    Any questions just ask away!!! In summary…if you are thinking about staying at the Beach Club…stop thinking…and just book it!! It’s great!
     
  • izzylovesmickey

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    So glad you had such a wonderful trip @ichabody and thanks for the report! I got homesick just reading about your trip! Bummer about the magic band issues....definitely write a note to Disney and get @Ninja Mom on the case! Ours are duds here in Ohio too :)
    So glad it's not just us in Upstate NY-couldn't get DS magic band to read for the photographer at graduation-guess it won't be in our memory maker...where's Ninjamom when we need her?
     

    wishinon3stars

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    Well, we have been back home for about a week and I still haven't removed my magic band..
    Thanks for the wonderful review of the BC. We are heading back the end of September and your review has made me even more excited, if that is even possible. Looking forward to reading your trip report!
     

    TeacherDL

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    Dec 19, 2010
    I would like to hear your opinions on club level at BC. We are doing a split stay between BC and universal, and I'm considering club level this time. It is my husband, two daughters ages 17 and 11, and myself. It's about $660 more for us, and I know we won't really break even, but I just wondered about anybody's experiences. The convenience seems nice. Would you recommend it? Was it a decent value? Thanks so much!
     

    izzylovesmickey

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    I would like to hear your opinions on club level at BC. We are doing a split stay between BC and universal, and I'm considering club level this time. It is my husband, two daughters ages 17 and 11, and myself. It's about $660 more for us, and I know we won't really break even, but I just wondered about anybody's experiences. The convenience seems nice. Would you recommend it? Was it a decent value? Thanks so much!
    You will certainly get responses that are definite yes and definitely no about club level. We fall in the yes category. We are a family of 4, DH, myself, DD20 and DS18. We don't do more than one TS breakfast (love Kona!) so we find the breakfast offerings are more than enough for us. It's nice to have some of us go down to the lounge while the others are getting ready and get a table and start eating. Saves us time getting to the parks. I liked having the CMs available on the floor to handle questions and any problems and since there are fewer people they are dealing with it gets handled more quickly. We liked the evening foods, appetizers let us get something to hold over until a later dinner and saved us a few dollars because we didn't order as much. Having drinks available was nice also. So, I would say the value depends upon what your expectations and needs are.
     
  • ichabody

    DIS Dad #792!!!
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    For us club level was all about saving time and convenience. Each morning having the opportunity to grab a quick and delicious breakfast in the lounge very nice. Plus the lounge gives you an opportunity to relax and spread out while other family members are in your room getting ready or taking a nap. The service provided by the concierge is great, too. Never did I have to go down to the front counter to take care of anything. Just hopped over to the concierge desk just outside our room and asked my question. They are so friendly always greeting you as you pass by asking if there is anything you need to make your stay better. Without a doubt the greatest benefit was the ability to schedule additional fast passes after you've used your first three. At check in they'll provide you with a number you can text when you need a fast pass. No need to visit a kiosk...huge time saver! They can also help schedule or reschedule dining reservations via text. One time we were within our can not cancel window and the concierge took care of it...all via text. We even extended our stay one night...all via text!! No fiddling around with the MDE app, calling Disney reservations and being placed on hold. That's convenience...and definitely worth the extra expense in mu opinion. We only go to WDW once every 5 years and when we do we splurge!! Lol!!
     

    EasternShoreGal

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    I found out yesterday that these girls are from my town and went to high school right up the road from my son's high school. Listening to the news now, it seems the guy that hit them had 7 DUIs in several counties in MS. Wondering like everyone else how he was even out on the road?! Anyway, hoping your daughter is okay and wanted to say again how sad this is and hoping she is having a good time despite the sad news from here!
    Just catching up on the boards while sitting pooled side at SAB and saw this. It is truly sickening that laws aren't stronger. I personally was hit by a drunk driving broadside but very fortunately was not hurt other than airbag and seat belt bruising. My car of course was totaled. I couldn't understand why she had tried to cross traffic (not a stop light, just a highway crossover) and the officer replied "ma'am she was drunk". At 1 o'clock in the afternoon! Lo and behold this women had been convicted 6 times of drunk driving and was driving with a just reinstated license (why was it ever reinstated?). After several postponements and almost a year and a half, she finally accepted a plea bargain for 6 months in jail. For her seventh conviction! She was out in three.
     

    SRUAlmn

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    Our view from the FP+ area on 6/18. No crane.
    We used a Wishes FP last summer and really enjoyed having an area to sit and spread out and enjoy. The area looks to be in the same general area as last year, but further back towards the ice cream shop? Would you be able to explain where it is? Last summer it was right between the walkway to Tomorrowland and the walkway to the Tea Cups. (Right where the Photopass spot was.) We have one again this summer, and I just want to be sure we know where to go before we're lost amidst the crazy crowds! Thanks!

    And, Ichabody, so glad to hear the partners statue is uncovered!!
     

    ichabody

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    So glad you had such a wonderful trip @ichabody and thanks for the report! I got homesick just reading about your trip! Bummer about the magic band issues....definitely write a note to Disney and get @Ninja Mom on the case! Ours are duds here in Ohio too :)
    I got homesick just typing it!! We live in Ohio, too! The magic bands don't work at Skyline Chili either! We live just south of Dayton...in Kettering!
     

    Sue M

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    :offtopic:Question - not sure if I asked on this thread before or not...sorry if it's a repeat.

    I know many of you book your Disney vacations using that Magical group...I have sent them two requests now for a quote, and an email, and it's been over a week. There hasn't been anything from them except the automated "Thank you....someone will be contacting you shortly...yada yada yada" message.

    How long did it take for you to hear back from them? You can send me a PM if you prefer....

    Thanks in advance....
    I use Michele, she gets back to me immediately. No matter what day it is.
     

    TeacherDL

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    For us club level was all about saving time and convenience. Each morning having the opportunity to grab a quick and delicious breakfast in the lounge very nice. Plus the lounge gives you an opportunity to relax and spread out while other family members are in your room getting ready or taking a nap. The service provided by the concierge is great, too. Never did I have to go down to the front counter to take care of anything. Just hopped over to the concierge desk just outside our room and asked my question. They are so friendly always greeting you as you pass by asking if there is anything you need to make your stay better. Without a doubt the greatest benefit was the ability to schedule additional fast passes after you've used your first three. At check in they'll provide you with a number you can text when you need a fast pass. No need to visit a kiosk...huge time saver! They can also help schedule or reschedule dining reservations via text. One time we were within our can not cancel window and the concierge took care of it...all via text. We even extended our stay one night...all via text!! No fiddling around with the MDE app, calling Disney reservations and being placed on hold. That's convenience...and definitely worth the extra expense in mu opinion. We only go to WDW once every 5 years and when we do we splurge!! Lol!!
    I did not realize they would text you a fast pass after your first three. That's a cool feature. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't read that anywhere. :)
     

    Cluelyss

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    I got homesick just typing it!! We live in Ohio, too! The magic bands don't work at Skyline Chili either! We live just south of Dayton...in Kettering!
    We are up near Cleveland....maybe we need to start a local support group to deal with our PDD :(
     

    Cluelyss

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    We used a Wishes FP last summer and really enjoyed having an area to sit and spread out and enjoy. The area looks to be in the same general area as last year, but further back towards the ice cream shop? Would you be able to explain where it is? Last summer it was right between the walkway to Tomorrowland and the walkway to the Tea Cups. (Right where the Photopass spot was.) We have one again this summer, and I just want to be sure we know where to go before we're lost amidst the crazy crowds! Thanks!

    And, Ichabody, so glad to hear the partners statue is uncovered!!
    There are 2 areas now, one in front of Casey's and one in front of the Plaza. The view is much more centered with the castle now, but I hear they've been cramming the areas with people, so sitting is not possible.
     

    tarak

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    Jul 14, 2008
    Teena, Bob, Jeanne and Lily are having a fantastic time on their holiday. They checked into the Grand Floridian yesterday, had a little pool time, met some princesses, rode the Mine Train and dined at Be Our Guest.

    I'll post some more pictures later, but this one can't wait!


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    That photo made my day. Fabulous!

    I use Michele, she gets back to me immediately. No matter what day it is.
    I've used Samantha and she's been wonderful. I've changed my reservations a few times and she's been wonderful throughout.

    So Aria has now decided she's turning into a werewolf next week instead of a mermaid. Let me tell you, there will be fur flying if she can't swim at SAB in her full-body werewolf costume, come August. What kind of place promotes a movie like Into the Woods and doesn't allow a child to live out her dream pretending to be Johnny Depp/Big Bad Wolf with not-so-hidden agendas? Be prepared, NM, be prepared...
     


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