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

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
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I am looking for advise on room types and requests. I'd like a 4th Floor, Large Balcony, close to Epcot room that I saw on this thread earlier, but I am am confused on what type of room that would be - Standard or Garden view. It seems to be a garden view since you are looking at trees and that is what the "TouringPlans" room maps indicate, but I have seen others post that those rooms are "Standard" rooms. Can anyone help clear this up for me?
Thank you so much, shorewood! That was just what I was looking for - it seems to confirm the touring plans maps and room views. Looks like I need to book a garden view to get that 4th floor view towards Epcot.
One more question - is there a map to indicate which rooms have 2 queens with the daybeds?
Thank you, Sue, for the tip about the "Enclosed Balcony" being smaller rooms - and possibly too small for the
daybed. Those we be all the 4th floor balcony rooms facing Epcot, I believe. We have two teens, so the daybed (an a little more room) would certainly be nice so one doesn't have to sleep on the air mattress on the floor.

Now I am even more unsure what to book and request, though! Hope someone comes through with a map showing the daybed room locations at BC.
:welcome: to the thread!

Let us know if you book a stay at the resort.

Thanks to everyone who has helped to answer your questions.

I don't expect that we will be seeing a map that shows the bedding/daybed availability in rooms. We were lucky to get the detailed map that we have, due to the fast action of one of our friends here.

Our best advice is to add a request for the features of the room you want rather than requesting a particular room or rooms by number. That way the room assigner will know what is important to you. List your requests in priority order, and if possible limit your request to 2 or 3 to increase the likelihood of getting what you want.

For example: "Daybed please. Full balcony if possible. Forth Floor preferred"

:goodvibes


I have been trying to read through all of this...is construction supposed to be happening in Oct with he yacht club?

Also how loud are the fireworks from the parks at the resort? We will have two young kids and probably back at the hotel sleeping by the time the fireworks start.

:welcome:

Do you have a trip booked?

From what I am hearing, the room renovations at the Yacht Club will probably be completed before October.

There may be work going on in the lobby- to the Captain's Grille restaurant, maybe the Ale & Compass lounge- I haven't seen many details for that one.

I do my best to keep the first post on Page 1 updated with confirmed renovation news so that you don't have to go through the entire thread. Reading there and the most recent pages of the thread are the best ways to keep up to date on information.

As others indicated, the fireworks should not be too loud for Yacht Club guests.

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First time at YC. Any suggestions for room request for a garden view room? Thanks.
:welcome:

What is important to you and your family? Daybed? Location (near or away from elevator, high or low floor)? View?

As others have indicated the wedding gazebo view is very nice and gives the possibility of peek-a-boo lake views

Take a look at the Yacht Club Room Views thread on the Resorts Community Board to see samples of views from garden view rooms.

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Welp, an email from BWI about construction just pushed me to change my July reservation to a first-time stay at BC! Initially had shied away from BC because of the YC construction, but that doesn't seem like that'll be visible at all from BC. A little bummed because BWI looked really nice, but the BC looks gorgeous too. July 20-25. Can't wait!
:welcome: to our side of the lake!

I haven't heard about the work at BWI.

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

:cool2:

Thanks for the info! Yeah we would not order from a flyer under the room. This is actually for my rehersal dinner for my wedding. I'm having a pizza-by-the-pool "dinner" at the Yacht Club Quiet Pool (very casual- I know!), so we're just wondering if we can order room service pizza for it or if we'll have to get Dominos or some other off-property company deliver it to the lobby.

*update: I checked the room service menu on AllEars and they do have pizza! So I think that's what we'll do. Thanks for the suggestion!
:welcome: to the thread and Congratulations!

When is your wedding trip?

:love2:


Hi, I just switched our res from AKL to YC last night and am very excited! This has caused us to switch around some ADRs as well. Looking for some advice from people who know the layout better than I:

Last day we will be packing up to drive back to MI :( we want to do one last breakfast in the morning before heading out and thought we'd do Cape May Cafe since it's right there and kids won't have any other meals with the original characters. Which strategy is best:
1) Pack up, check out, load up car and then park again to go to 10:00 ADR
2) Get up and walk to 8:35 ADR then walk back to pack up room and leave by check out time (11? I think?)

Thank you!!
:welcome:

When is your trip? September?

:cool1:

Great idea to schedule a convenient character breakfast at the resort prior to leaving.

I think my preference would be to pack up and have the car loaded before breakfast, so that you aren't pressed with a time deadline to be finished with breakfast. But either would work. Love the helpful tip from wifey about keeping a shirt available in case there are spills- although it could be a great excuse for a last minute souvenir of your stay!

:goodvibes
 
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natebenma

Beach Club Dee
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The rooms on the top floor have the dormer balcony.

If you have a room near the Epcot side of the BC and BCV then the fireworks are pretty loud.

Ask for a gazebo view. Those are the nicest garden view rooms and you might have a sideways view of the lagoon. :)

You are right that the there are fourth floor rooms facing Epcot with dormer balconies. The picture I posted above is one of them. :)


These fourth floors rooms have a large balcony. There aren't any dormers on this section. You'll also notice the the corner room on the 2nd floor (to the far left) doesn't have any balcony.



This section has five floors, some of the rooms have full balconies and some have dormers. The section to the right has only four floors.

The BC has different levels in different sections. The 5th floor in the main part of the building is club level, so they have to deal with dormer balconies. If you had a 4th floor in this section it would not have a dormer balcony, although it might have a standing balcony. The top floor in the picture above is th 4th floor. The section closest to the quiet pool has only three floors, so the top floor of that section is the third floor. It is a very unique resort. ;)

Only 50% of the balconies at the BC are full size and large enough for three adults, although there are only two chairs.
This is a very helpful post about balconies at the Beach Club.

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natebenma

Beach Club Dee
Joined
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PIZZA

Putting all of the recent posts together in one place. I'll add the contact info for Flippers onto my Pizza Info in the Dining Post on Page 1, Post 7- see below
ETA: number was already there.

Question- Is the Boardwalk Pizza Window still open?


Random question: can you get pizza delivered to your room at Yacht Club? I saw online somewhere that Beach Club had it, but I'm wondering about Yacht Club?

I remembered the name of the other pizza place from which people ordered: Giordanos. But it sounds like you have a plan. Sounds like fun!
Just to follow up, we've had pizza delivered from Flippers to Yacht Club, so you can have off-site delivery. On-site may be fine, but if cost is an issue you might want to at least price out the off-site options. Room delivery pizza is super expensive at Disney. Link to a post discussing off-site pizza a few years ago - http://blog.touringplans.com/2015/01/26/non-disney-pizza-delivered-resort/

On edit, just based on the menu I'd order from off-site. You seem to have more options at a better price. Only hassle is someone has to meet the delivery person in the lobby but that seems doable.
Oh yes we love Giordanos! We're Floridians born in Chicago so it's a popular place for our family. Surprisingly though not my favorite pizza haha so I might look in to Flippers if it will save us a bunch over room service :)
I am a New Yorker (aka pickiest pizza eaters), and I LOVE Flippers! So good!!
I believe some of the value or moderate resorts had or have pizza delivery in place of regular room service. Yacht and Beach Club have a full room service menu. I don't know if pizza is on the menu but I think allears.net has the menu.

You can order from a pizza place and meet the pizza guy in the lobby. There used to be a lot of threads on this, but I haven't seen them lately. You can ask lobby cast members what they recommend. I think people ordered from Flippers. I can't remember the name of the other place.

If you find a flyer slipped under your room door, do not order from it. It probably is a scam to steal your credit card number.


Pizza Options at the Yacht & Beach Club:

1) Flatbreads are available in the Beach Club Marketplace which is open from 11 am until 11 pm. See photo above for picture of the flatbread.

2) The Yacht Club and Beach Club In-room Dining Service will deliver pizza to your room.

In Room Dining Menu Link- from allears website: In Room Dining Menu

If you are on the dining plan, you may redeem 2 Adult Table Service Credits for 1 Pizza Entrée, 2 Single Serve Non-alcoholic Drinks and 2 Desserts. According to the dining plan brochure, gratuity is included.

IMHO, this is a relatively expensive way to satisfy your pizza craving!

3) The Boardwalk Pizza Take Out Window is a short walk or boat ride away Boardwalk Pizza Take Out Menu

4) Local pizza restaurants will deliver to the resort.

You will need to meet the delivery person in the lobby to pay for and pick up the food.

Here is a thread with pizza delivery information: Pizza Delivery at Disney World

I have personally never ordered from any of the places listed, but these were a few area pizza restaurants recommended by posters on the thread:

Giordanos: (407) 397 0044

Westgate Pizza Hut: (866) 438-2507

Papa Johns: (352) 243-1800

Flipper's Pizza: (407) 938-9633

Under NO circumstances should you order from any place that slips flyers under the door of your resort room (at Disney or elsewhere).
This is a common scam where you are asked to provide your credit card number and you may be charged much more than you authorize.
 
  • Thom72

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    Has anyone stayed recently at the Yacht Club and knows how the parking is? I've heard chatter from other sites parking is limited with the expansion to the convention center and the resort rehabs. I'm going Sept 19th and was curious what to expect.
     

    Classickat

    Earning My Ears
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    Our first time staying at the YC and I'm wondering about room locations/suggestions.

    We have a garden/woods view booked, and there are 5 of us, so a room with a day bed will be needed. Is that going to severely limit us to where we'll be? I don't want to request something that isn't even a possibility.

    Ideally, I'd love a refurbished room, nearest the Beach Club end of the resort (I have to use the gym for rehab and would like to be somewhat close to that, as opposed to being clear over by the quiet pool). But from what I've read, only the 4th floor (given that we're not staying club level) will be done with refurb in early June. So, if I request to be near the gym, will I put myself out of the possibility of a refurbed room?

    For those who frequent the YC, are the older rooms terribly "tired" that you'd be disappointed to not get a newly refurbished room? My hope is that we could get one or the other ~ either a refurbed room OR a room close to the gym. Which would you think would be more likely?

    Thank you for any info.
     
  • mcurrence

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    Can you see any of the Illuminations fireworks from places around the resort?



    My pics are no where close to the ones Dee posted but thought I'd share :
    From the bridge to Epcot, 2 years ago, please excuse the pjs but we were right by the quiet pool first floor and we ran over...best memory ever!


     

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    mcurrence

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    Can you see any of the Illuminations fireworks from places around the resort?


    My pics are no where close to the ones Dee posted but thought I'd share :
    From the bridge to Epcot, 2 years ago, please excuse the pjs but we were right by the quiet pool first floor and we ran over...best memory ever!

    and then last year by the sandy pool by YC these are from Hollywood Studios...
     

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    jlundeen

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    Hello, Beach Club buddies! Well, we did it...we switched our fall trip from a moderate to my most favorite resort in all of the "world!"

    We'll be staying Oct 29 - Nov 4. Dee, can you add me to list?

    While I've stayed here several times, my best Disney travel buddy, Nancy, has never been able to. Since we won't be able to be back for a few years, we decided to take the plunge, and hope that the next rounds of RO discounts or AP discounts will help us out a bit. Regardless...I can't wait to come back home!!!

    :cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1: Now I have to spend some time reading and catching up with all!
     
  • WDWOswald

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    No real fireworks view from the Villas. They are built behind the BC. Although one year we did see some of the "high" Illuminations fireworks from a woods view room.
    The best place to see, what little can be see outside of Epcot, is on the bridge between the Beach Club and the Boardwalk.
    Keep in mind there are great fireworks at hollywood studios every night now too
     

    Hopefully

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    Keep in mind there are great fireworks at hollywood studios every night now too
    I have not seen them, but I have read several threads on the DIS that stated that really, the only good views were from right in DHS itself. They say the show is now more of a projection show with a few fireworks, that the previous fabulous fireworks show. That is why I didn't mention seeing them from near the BCV
     

    JD3ofthem

    Mouseketeer
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    Jan 16, 2010
    Has anyone been to YC lately and have an update on the fittings and fairings rehab? The post on page one says the whole store is closing in April and grand opening in May. Has the whole store closed yet? Just curious if they are still on track. We go the beginning of June.
     

    wilkeliza

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    Has anyone been to YC lately and have an update on the fittings and fairings rehab? The post on page one says the whole store is closing in April and grand opening in May. Has the whole store closed yet? Just curious if they are still on track. We go the beginning of June.
    Yes store closed on Easter Sunday and moved to a "pop up" location in the lobby.
     

    Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
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    I have not seen them, but I have read several threads on the DIS that stated that really, the only good views were from right in DHS itself. They say the show is now more of a projection show with a few fireworks, that the previous fabulous fireworks show. That is why I didn't mention seeing them from near the BCV
    No, there are lots of fireworks in the Hollywood Studios show. I could see them from my room at Boardwalk Villas, so you don't have to be in the park to see them.
     

    Jgeauxmo

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    We will be there the week after thanksgiving staying at yc. Should we be concerned about the refurbishment? No one told us about it when we booked over the phone,
     

    Wood Nymph

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    Ideally, I'd love a refurbished room, nearest the Beach Club end of the resort (I have to use the gym for rehab and would like to be somewhat close to that, as opposed to being clear over by the quiet pool). But from what I've read, only the 4th floor (given that we're not staying club level) will be done with refurb in early June. So, if I request to be near the gym, will I put myself out of the possibility of a refurbed room?

    For those who frequent the YC, are the older rooms terribly "tired" that you'd be disappointed to not get a newly refurbished room? My hope is that we could get one or the other ~ either a refurbed room OR a room close to the gym. Which would you think would be more likely?
    Since you would take the main bank of elevators down to the lobby to get to the health club, then asking for a room near the BC end might not give you what you want. I have a feeling most of those rooms are standard view, but not sure of that. There a lot of garden view rooms close to the lobby, near the wedding gazebo. That might be a good area to be in. But if you really want a refurbished room than I would put that at the top of your list.
     


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