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

Jon84

wdwaddictuk
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Jun 30, 2015
Hello, is there a fence around the Stormalong Bay area? Is it locked and need a band to access? Will we need to wear our magic bands to get in?

We'll follow the pool rules, of course, just curious though how the pool area security is and necessity of bands. No issues with the bands working after being in the water, right? I cannot remember at all what we did as far as bands and the pool go when we were at WL a couple years ago.

In quiet season in the late afternoon they don't check them at all sometimes. In Nov/Dec, they never had anyone at the gate - In the mornings they let you in, then come around later to scan bands, and hand out paper wristbands.
 

JodyLynC

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 7, 2001
More laundry questions. :laundy:

Where are they located in YC? What is the going rate for a washer? A dryer? Do they have laundry powder for purchase or should I bring my own?
 
  • Jon84

    wdwaddictuk
    Joined
    Jun 30, 2015
    More laundry questions. :laundy:

    Where are they located in YC? What is the going rate for a washer? A dryer? Do they have laundry powder for purchase or should I bring my own?
    From Post 5 of this Thread:

    Laundry Information :laundy:

    Self-service laundry rooms are located near the BC quiet pool and in between BC rooms 1530 and 1532. There is a laundry room near the YC quiet pool and another small laundry room may be found on the first floor of the YC, near the side exit (wedding gazebo side). There are washers and dryers in the BCV 1 and 2 BR villas, and there is a laundry room available for DVC members in the building.

    The machines are HE (High Efficiency) so if you have regular detergent you only use 1/4 of the amount needed for normal washers. Signs in the laundry room say 2 Tablespoons of detergent. Tide Pods work fine in these machines. Detergent may be purchased in the laundry room or in the BC Marketplace.

    Disney Resort Laundry View

    This website will tell you how many washers and dryers are available so you don't have to make a trip down there unless there is availability. You may also monitor where in the cycle your laundry is through your phone by scanning the QR code from the machine with your phone. You can also set up to receive alerts by text to notify you when the wash is done.

    The washers and dryers and detergent dispensers use credit or debit cards for payment. Coins/Cash are no longer accepted methods of payment.

    $3.00 per wash load and $3.00 per load for the dryer.
     

    PCFriar80

    BCV/CT
    Joined
    Dec 19, 2004
    Live from the BCVs a quick update on the SAB shower construction. it is in the final phases of construction and per the CM manning the gates will be turned over within a week pending final inspection. If you're familiar with the restrooms that are adjacent to the pool and next to the arcade, the entrance to the showers is on the right as you enter the foyer area. There are 3 areas/doors; ladies, men's, and the assistance needed one. I took some pictures which I'll post when I get home next week. Off for some pool time now after a morning at MK.
     

    LowesChevy

    The happy haunts have received your sympathetic vi
    Joined
    Oct 18, 2007
    If they were to discontinue anything, I wish they would have instead discontinued the bolsters and throw pillows placed against the bed pillows. The concept has always given me an uneasy feeling, having the probably never cleaned/laundered bolsters and cushions placed against the nice clean pillow cases.

    You never know where those bolsters and throw pillows may have been. :eek:
    Yes, and people just chuck them on the floor, which I am guilty of. The pillow is put on the floor were people step in their shoes etc and then placed back on your bed where you face will lay tonight! Yikesss. It is tough being a germaphobe. I bring my own pillow cases now. They do look nice, but really need to be changed with each guest and how often does that occur?
     

    MommaBerd

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 5, 2011
    Re: the bed runners, I thought they also served a purpose - people usually put their suitcases on the bed to pack and unpack. I thought the runners protect the comforter from getting worn and dirty from the suitcases. :confused3 But maybe I just made an assumption?
     
  • BayouQueen

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 8, 2014
    Re: the bed runners, I thought they also served a purpose - people usually put their suitcases on the bed to pack and unpack. I thought the runners protect the comforter from getting worn and dirty from the suitcases. :confused3 But maybe I just made an assumption?
    That's my understanding as well. And if you take a little rest, the feet go on the runner instead of on the bedding. Easy to clean those small runners. I like bed runners.

    :laundy: :yay:
     

    jlundeen

    Mickey Fanatic
    Joined
    Mar 6, 2011
    Re: the bed runners, I thought they also served a purpose - people usually put their suitcases on the bed to pack and unpack. I thought the runners protect the comforter from getting worn and dirty from the suitcases. :confused3 But maybe I just made an assumption?
    I don't think there are comforters anymore...just sheets, blanket, runner. (or no runner, now I guess...:guilty:)
     

    Wood Nymph

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 19, 2012
    Live from the BCVs a quick update on the SAB shower construction. it is in the final phases of construction and per the CM manning the gates will be turned over within a week pending final inspection. If you're familiar with the restrooms that are adjacent to the pool and next to the arcade, the entrance to the showers is on the right as you enter the foyer area. There are 3 areas/doors; ladies, men's, and the assistance needed one. I took some pictures which I'll post when I get home next week. Off for some pool time now after a morning at MK.
    Thanks for the great detective work. ::yes:: We will be there in two weeks from today and we'll check them out. Hopefully, they will be open when we get there. :)
     

    Wood Nymph

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 19, 2012
    Re: the bed runners, I thought they also served a purpose - people usually put their suitcases on the bed to pack and unpack. I thought the runners protect the comforter from getting worn and dirty from the suitcases. :confused3 But maybe I just made an assumption?
    I would unfold the luggage rack and fold a bed runner so that it would make a little table for things like a hat, piece of clothing or something. It came in handy.
     
  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Live from the BCVs a quick update on the SAB shower construction. it is in the final phases of construction and per the CM manning the gates will be turned over within a week pending final inspection. If you're familiar with the restrooms that are adjacent to the pool and next to the arcade, the entrance to the showers is on the right as you enter the foyer area. There are 3 areas/doors; ladies, men's, and the assistance needed one. I took some pictures which I'll post when I get home next week. Off for some pool time now after a morning at MK.
    Thank you so much!!!

    Enjoy your time at the resort.

    :goodvibes
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    page 872-873

    I just found out our DVC points rental request for next March was accepted! I can't believe it as we needed 3 studios so I thought our chances were slim to none. We only had to be on the wait list for less than a month.

    We are so thrilled to be staying at BC. It's always been our dream, but out of our budget. We usually always stay at CB and love it there, but with the construction ongoing we decided to try renting points. I am just so thrilled we will ACTUALLY be staying at BC, and I am sure I will be back with lots of questions!!
    Congrats!

    Here is your official :welcome:

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

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    :goodvibes




    We're booked at the YC on 8/18-8/20 for DS's 3rd birthday! So excited. We were lucky enough to get CRT for his birthday dinner and BOG for dessert and a chance to meet the Beast, his absolute favorite. It's going to be a great time!
    :welcome:

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

    Sounds like a fantastic celebration trip.

    :cool1:


    SO excited! Just booked my return stay at the Yacht Club! We're going December 2-9, 2017. It'll be my son's second visit. Had to sneak 1 more trip in before he turns 2 and will be charged the price of an airline ticket.

    Also - the new rooms look nice! Do all of the showers have just stalls, or do some have tubs? Just thinking giving small children a bath may not be easy to do in a shower stall. Forgive me if this question has been asked/answered before :)
    :welcome: back!

    I'll add you to the list.

    We are still trying to get a handle on which rooms have tubs and which do not. As others have suggested, make sure a request for a tub is added as a request to your reservation.

    :goodvibes



    My husband and I had a two night stay at the Yacht Club last week. We reserved a garden view and I requested upper floor on the online check-in (hoping for a renovated room); I didn't feel like calling in a request for a king bed for our short stay. We got room 4098, which had two queens, a daybed, and a shower. Our room overlooked what would normally be the tennis court, but is a staging/dumpster area for the construction currently. So there was quite a bit of noise starting at 9 am with trucks arriving and back-up beeping. We got warnings about fire alarm tests, possible water outages, and power outages, so we were able to be out of the room at those times.

    We loved the newly renovated room, with subtle but noticeable Disney touches and well-executed theming. Neither of us is a fan of the tub/shower combo, so the standalone shower was great. Also, the toilet in the bathroom seemed to be at ADA height which is nice for taller folks like us. The room had plenty of storage with a nicely designed closet with automatic lighting. The refrigerator is smaller than before, but we were able to fit a full gallon jug of water and a six pack of soda bottles. The room had plenty of outlets and USB slots for keeping all those electronics charged. Also, plenty of lighting options including an overhead light (somewhat rare in hotel rooms), sconces above each bed, and swivel reading lights on the beds themselves. Even the bathroom vanity had two lighting options.

    Overall, the new Yacht Club room was our second favorite at Disney, losing out only to a 1 bedroom garden wing suite at the Contemporary (our one and only surprise upgrade). Over the years, we've stayed at the Beach Club, the Beach Club Villas, Poly, Wilderness Lodge, and the Dolphin. However, the Beach Club will still be our go-to spot since we love the beach theme and (slightly) closer Epcot location.
    :welcome: to posting on the thread.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the very detailed description about your room.

    Were you able to get the water in without doing anything special or did you have to remove a shelf? I am trying to get a feel for the size and capacity of the fridge.

    :goodvibes


    Hello! I will be at the BC in early September for my first solo vacation, Disney or otherwise! :) Super excited!

    I have a garden view room booked. But I’m trying to decide whether to request ground floor or full balcony. I love to sit outside early in the morning with a book and coffee. And knowing only half of the rooms have full balconies, I thought a ground floor room with a patio would be the ticket.

    However, in photos I have viewed, it appears some patios are not very “private.” It looks like the walkways are right there without a hedge or even grass to separate them. I also wonder about security at night (but know Disney is pretty great in that area.)

    Does anyone have experience or suggestions about the patios and ground floor rooms? Is this all moot, since it will be too hot to sit outside anyway, even in the mornings? :)
    Thanks!
    :welcome:

    I'll add you to the list.

    I don't think I would like the ground floor patios. My recommendation to you is to request a full balcony.

    ::yes::


    Could you change ours? We are now doing a split stay between YC/GF so we will be at YC July 7-10. Thank you!
    Will do!

    :thumbsup2


    Dee, can you please make a small change to our info on the Be Our Guest List? We are now staying BC Club Level (first time staying CL, we are stoked!).


    EDIT: I mistyped earlier - we are staying at Yacht Club CL, not BC CL. Sorry @natebenma!
    TIA!
    Got it!

    No worries, just getting to this post now.

    :cool2:



    I just returned from a week a the Yacht Club on Sunday. The globe in the lobby hadn't been returned as of the day I left (two days ago from this post). But I have some additional information on the status of the globe.

    *snip*
    Thanks so much for the intel about the globe!

    :magnify:
     

    sparklemint

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Feb 22, 2006
    Were you able to get the water in without doing anything special or did you have to remove a shelf? I am trying to get a feel for the size and capacity of the fridge.
    We did have to move the shelves around a bit, into the two uppermost slots. It was actually easier to fit the gallon jug into the new fridge vs. other mini-fridges, because there's nothing poking out from the door, and you don't lose any space to a freezer compartment. Other times we've had to put gallon jugs on their side to fit, depending on exactly where the compressor is and how the shelves sit.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    page 874-876

    Here are Beach Club Villas, and the power in the hall is out. It's still on in the rooms and Laundry room. Don't know about the lobby, I might go exploring with my flashlight.

    Power is back on, no exploring in the dark for me :sad1:
    :welcome: to posting on the thread!

    Thanks for letting us know about the temporary power outage. Hope it wasn't too disruptive for you.

    :goodvibes

    :cool1: It's official! Found a great deal on a room (even though it wasn't YC - I'm not terribly upset); kids are squared away with grandparents...DH and I are headed back to BC, just the two of us! We'll be there 9/13 (my birthday) - 9/17. So excited!
    :welcome: back!

    I'll add you to the list.

    :cool1:


    Can I assume the laundry equipment accepts magic bands?

    Thanks!
    :welcome: to the thread!

    As others have indicated, currently credit card only for the laundry machines.

    ::yes::


    We stayed at BC for our first time this past March. While I normally just lurk over on this board I wanted to pass along my thanks to all of you who post much more frequently than I do! The tips and information I received here were beyond valuable and really helped to make our trip successful.

    *snip*
    Thank you so much for the very detailed report and pictures! So glad you loved the resort!

    :thumbsup2


    I am still pinching myself. This feels like a dream!! Our fifth floor view! Such an incredible surprise!!
    Wow! Wow! Wow! Congratulations on the upgrade. I agree- fabulous view!

    :cheer2:


    My guess is people are stealing them. They are thin and fold up small...easy to take home to remind people of their stay. I can't think of any other reason why they are suddenly removing them.
    :welcome: to the thread!

    :cool2:


    On our way back to the YC club level Dec 8-11, after we cruise the Dream. My Dh and I loved our surprise upgrade to club level last year and can't wait to go back...:love:
    :welcome: back!

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

    :goodvibes


    That's my understanding as well. And if you take a little rest, the feet go on the runner instead of on the bedding. Easy to clean those small runners. I like bed runners.

    :laundy: :yay:
    :welcome: to the thread!

    :wave2:


    We did have to move the shelves around a bit, into the two uppermost slots. It was actually easier to fit the gallon jug into the new fridge vs. other mini-fridges, because there's nothing poking out from the door, and you don't lose any space to a freezer compartment. Other times we've had to put gallon jugs on their side to fit, depending on exactly where the compressor is and how the shelves sit.
    Thanks for the additional detail.

    :thumbsup2
     


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