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

Mainemama

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We are staying at the BC April 23 - 29 and can't wait. :yay: We've been to WDW many times, but it will be our first time staying at BC. So, help me get excited -- what are your FAVORITE things about staying at BC/YC???
Pretty much, I second Natebenma: the pool (specifically the sand bottom, "baby slide" perfect for little ones and pirate slide for more adventurous, the range of pool areas and experiences), the location (walking into World Showcase). For me that is less about Illuminations, and more about easy Kakigori, Schofferhoffer, and frangiapanne access, being able to avoid buses to get to three parks (walk through Epcot and monorail to MK when desired), the resort feel (quiet, sophisticated, relaxed). It just feels right! I never feel I am in a sensory overload, which is the perfect antidote to the intensity of the parks. You will love it!
 
  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    For me that is less about Illuminations, and more about easy Kakigori, Schofferhoffer, and frangiapanne access,
    *snip*
    FYI- not sure if you are aware, but the Schofferhoffer grapefruit beer is showing at lots of places at the resort- club level lounge, Beaches & Cream, Crews Cup Lounge. I didn't check to see if you could get it at the Ale & Compass lounge or the Marketplace/Fittings & Fairings, but I wouldn't be surprised if you could get it there.

    :drinking1
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    Is there anything on the resort activities list that is a "must do" for kids? My DDs are 7 and 5.
    On Page 1, Post 4 (Activities), I post the current monthly schedule of activities. There is also a link you can click to see past schedules, so you may want to see what was offered during the month you are going in past years.

    Every night there is an outdoor movie, either outside on the BC volleyball court or inside in the Solarium. On select nights, there is a campfire and marshmallow roast on the beach before the movie.

    :thumbsup2
     

    MommaBerd

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    Is there anything on the resort activities list that is a "must do" for kids? My DDs are 7 and 5.
    Adding to what @natebenma said, we really enjoyed the campfire s'mores! But, that is a novelty for my kids; I know for some kids it may not be. One of the CMs (I can't remember his name) was so friendly and engaging, and that made it more fun!
     
  • Ms.Mouseketeer

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    :welcome: to the thread!

    Do you have an upcoming trip booked?

    We usually recommend that guests make room requests using words describing what it is they prefer in a room rather than specific room numbers. That way the person assigning rooms will have the information about what is most important.

    So perhaps the request would be "upper floor, facing EPCOT, please" or "Fireworks view, if possible"

    My understanding is that the Beach Club Villas tend to be filled to capacity at most time so there is a limited inventory of rooms available at any given time when someone is checking in.

    :goodvibes



    I don't have you on the Be Our Guest list so I will add you.

    :cool1:




    :welcome:

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list we keep on Page 1, Post 15.

    Is your trip in early March?

    :goodvibes




    UGH! Sorry about not getting your rquests. Hope it works out ok. Enjoy your trip!

    ::yes::




    :welcome: to this thread and posting on the DIS!

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list we keep on Page 1.

    Let us know if you have any questions.

    :woohoo:




    :welcome:

    Thanks for your input!

    :thumbsup2




    Hope you have a great trip!

    :sunny:





    No trip booked yet. Starting to research where we'd like to stay next year for our disneymoon. Thanks for the advice :thanks::sail:
     

    closetmickey

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    Pretty much, I second Natebenma: the pool (specifically the sand bottom, "baby slide" perfect for little ones and pirate slide for more adventurous, the range of pool areas and experiences), the location (walking into World Showcase). For me that is less about Illuminations, and more about easy Kakigori, Schofferhoffer, and frangiapanne access, being able to avoid buses to get to three parks (walk through Epcot and monorail to MK when desired), the resort feel (quiet, sophisticated, relaxed). It just feels right! I never feel I am in a sensory overload, which is the perfect antidote to the intensity of the parks. You will love it!
    Interesting idea about taking the monorail to/from MK. Can you or anyone add some additional details comparing the time it takes, distance to walk, differences between using this route in the morning vs when coming home as compared to using the bus to/from the MK? Thanks so much!
     

    Feckless

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    FYI- not sure if you are aware, but the Schofferhoffer grapefruit beer is showing at lots of places at the resort- club level lounge, Beaches & Cream, Crews Cup Lounge. I didn't check to see if you could get it at the Ale & Compass lounge or the Marketplace/Fittings & Fairings, but I wouldn't be surprised if you could get it there.

    :drinking1
    I love grapefruit beer! Looking forward to this. It's not a club offering, is it?? LOL
     
  • PCFriar80

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    Interesting idea about taking the monorail to/from MK. Can you or anyone add some additional details comparing the time it takes, distance to walk, differences between using this route in the morning vs when coming home as compared to using the bus to/from the MK? Thanks so much!
    We always bus in the AM on the way to MK. Takes about 20 minutes from when you get on the bus. Coming home is a different story! We plan a relaxing escape from MK by 1) taking the ferry to TTC, 2) transferring to the monorail to take us to Epcot and then 3) a leisurely stroll through Epcot on our way back to BCV. This 3 step process takes longer than the bus, but if you're in no rush to get back it's worth the experience. We particularly like the ferry boat ride leaving MK as it's very picturesque, but if you want you can also take the monorail to TTC.
     

    Wood Nymph

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    Question: Is the Yacht Club actually more convenient to the pool or is that my imagination? I had a very difficult time finding the pool, I think I was at one point walking on grass I shouldn't have been walking on when I tried to go out the front door of BC to get to the pool.
    Yes, the YC has easier access to SAB than the BC does.

    that's correct but I have the same question. Are there 2 bathing spaces. This is making a huge difference in our decision.
    The master bathroom has a large bathtub and a sink. The toilet and shower stall are in an adjoining room with access to both the hallway and the master bedroom. And the second bedroom/studio has a regular full bathroom. So there are three bathing areas but only two toilets.

    Interesting idea about taking the monorail to/from MK. Can you or anyone add some additional details comparing the time it takes, distance to walk, differences between using this route in the morning vs when coming home as compared to using the bus to/from the MK? Thanks so much!
    It would take 15-20 minutes to walk to the Epcot monorail. Then you need to switch to the MK monorail at the ticket and transportation center. I would plan on it taking about 35 - 45 minutes to travel to/from MK via the monorail. We have taken the monorail back to the BC from MK many times, but usually only in the afternoons when we wanted to walk through Epcot anyway. The bus takes about 15 minutes from BC to MK. We hated taking the monorail to get to Epcot when we stayed at GF this past December. It took so much more time than a bus did.
     

    shoreward

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    Judging from posted photos of the refurb at the BCV and YC prototype, the bedroom ceiling fan is no more. The ceiling fans always make sleeping more comfortable during the very hot and humid summers at WDW. AC is not always the solution - especially with motion sensors attached to the system.
     

    Hopefully

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    They were definitely removed from the 1 BR BCV's. I missed them. I agree, air movement makes a difference at night.
    I don't understand why they needed to remove them completely. I don't like it
     

    Ninja Mom

    Attention People of Earth, I come in Peace...
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    Someone asked about coping in the hot Floridian summers because they were from a colder climate-think the name was Sinope? Sorry I lost the quote and cant find it now but I will add to Dee's list of handy hints for staying cool and in tip top shape and say "drink and then when you think you've drunk enough, drink some more". I mean water by the way though an odd Sunken Treasure or Grey Goose Slushie make somehow land in you hand too from time to time and is to be enjoyed also :rotfl2:
    I'm from Ireland as I'm sure you can tell from my avatar and while we may have a season called summer here, it can be as long as 2 whole hours on a Wednesday in May (ehem 2016 I'm thinking of you:sad2:) or it may last 2 whole months:worship:but it never reaches anything like the temperatures and humidity we experience in WDW and we cope just fine by using air-conditioned shops to walk through, restaurants to ease tired toes and cool rosy faces and we welcome our chance to dip in the pools or for younger members running through fountains whenever opportunity knocks. The one thing that caught us out a little last summer was not drinking enough water one afternoon. Now I'm probably a wee bit obsessed about everyone staying hydrated, but even though I thought we were all taking plenty of fluids on board, I underestimated just how much I needed to drink and while no harm was done I did feel a little unwell for around an hour 1 evening while I downed several glasses of water to rehydrate. Then I was grand, but I was surprised at how easy it is to underestimate how much fluid you need when it's hot and humid. I can tell you that every QS location happily handed out iced water and that it was an unusually hot day as all the castmembers and security staff were reminding guests to drink water. I've been many, many times and this was the first time I've ever had a problem and like I say it was quickly, painlessly and easily solved but I think that's partly due to the fact that I'm hyper about the family drinking water (don't want anyone keeling over least of all me :crazy2:).
    I'm sure you'll have a blast on your trip just remember to listen to your body and if in doubt take a wee break in a store, pool or restaurant when the notion takes :)
    Personally speaking, for those August trips I'd love to see Disney install some sort of a car wash set up where you could walk under an arch of drenching water while you were caressed by those soapy swinging cloth strips. That would be followed by a rinse arch with an up-charge of hot wax to make yourself shiny.

    These would be located equidistant from the air conditioned gift shops we all run into in a useless attempt to maintain a functional body temperature during the HOT months (February-November).

    Disney is going to need something to replace the nonexistent revenue from those Tomorrowland tarp tents, so the human car wash idea would make an excellent warm weather up-sell.

    Always thinking....
    ~NinjaMom
     

    Ninja Mom

    Attention People of Earth, I come in Peace...
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    Dis anyone see Mistress of the Web, Webmaster Kathy's awesome pictures of the Yacht Club refurb room? She stayed there and she took a really great set of pictures. Here is the link to that post: http://www.disboards.com/threads/poll-how-do-you-feel-about-resort-rooms-without-carpets.3571945/page-4#post-57023123
    http://www.disboards.com/threads/poll-how-do-you-feel-about-resort-rooms-without-carpets.3571945/page-4#post-57023123
    ~NM

    PS I'm sorry if those pictures were already posted. NinjaMom is not so quick on the uptake these days as she is very busy fighting a supervillian here in the states.
     

    vcb

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    I'm having a really hard time picturing the studio villa....does anyone have pics they can share or point me to somewhere in the thead...I saw some in the first few pages, but it wasn't very many. Is there only 1 area (sink area) to get ready?

    I'm having a really hard time switching from the Poly studio with the 2 showering/getting ready spaces (finances dictate otherwise this year)....I looked like there was a smaller area for a 2nd space, but I can't tell.....
     

    gwynne

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    Dis anyone see Mistress of the Web, Webmaster Kathy's awesome pictures of the Yacht Club refurb room? She stayed there and she took a really great set of pictures. Here is the link to that post: http://www.disboards.com/threads/poll-how-do-you-feel-about-resort-rooms-without-carpets.3571945/page-4#post-57023123
    ~NM

    PS I'm sorry if those pictures were already posted. NinjaMom is not so quick on the uptake these days as she is very busy fighting a supervillian here in the states.
    Thanks for the photo link!
    Also appreciate your Disney thoughts and advice along with being an awesome superhero. How do you find the time for it all? :D
     


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