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

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
Joined
Jul 19, 2008
Welp, I got the dreaded email from Photobucket and now my nieces and nephews no longer show in my signature.

I refuse to pay for Photobucket. What are people on here doing about photos now?

I assume any of my photos which NateBenMa put on the first few pages of this thread also have the annoying notice in place of my photos ("Please update your account to enable third party hosting.)

So I finally had a chance to see what is going on. As I mentioned, I have a paid subscription to Photobucket, which expires in February. According to what I read, if you are a member in "good standing", i.e. PAID up, then the links to the pictures in your account appear to continue to be valid.

The good news (actually, great news) on my part is that I am such a control freak that almost all of the photos on Page 1 are either mine, or if not, I have them uploaded in my Photobucket account, so they are still viewable. I think there are only 3 pictures in 20 posts on Page 1 FULL of pictures that no longer appear. That may not be the case in some of the links, however.

One of pictures no longer displaying is your GF cookie/brownie picture. Can you email that to me at my yahoo account:

beachclubdee

Also, if you email the pictures you want in your signature, I'll upload those and send you the links so you can continue to display them if you wish.

:goodvibes

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Some of the options to allow you to continue posting photos without paying a service fee (I believe)

1- Direct upload to the DIS using the Upload a File button
con- sometimes you need to resize the photo prior to posting, the photo won't show in quotes from others and I think there is a 10 photo per post limit of this type.
Is that still true????

2- Other services like flikr, Shutterfly, smugmug, Snapfish are still offered for free, I believe.

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Best Aunt

"That's the best-est present ever!"
Joined
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NateBenMa -
I just emailed you my Beach Club Marketplace Gluten Free photos. I can't remember which one(s) I originally posted, so use any that you like.

I also emailed you my BCV Shortcut to Epcot photo. The first time I stayed at BCV, I found the shortcut very confusing. When you get to the circle area on the sidewalk between the green building (BCV) and the blue building (BC), your instinct is to turn left, because you know Epcot is on the left. However, you need to turn right and go to the end. Then you turn left and walk straight until you get to the end - that will put you out in the main area where BC and YC people walk to Epcot.

If you want any of my other photos emailed to you, just let me nkow.

Thanks for your offer about helping with my signature photos. I will sign up for one of the other photo services because I like to post photos here and on other threads. I know I can upload photos directly, but I like it when the whole photo appears in the post, rather than a little box to click on to see the photo.
 
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  • manooly

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 18, 2009
    We arrive at the Beach Club on 8/17. Does anyone have some information or pictures about the Beach Club bus stop? I thought I heard that it has been moved because of the Convention Center renovation. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    - manooly
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    We arrive at the Beach Club on 8/17. Does anyone have some information or pictures about the Beach Club bus stop? I thought I heard that it has been moved because of the Convention Center renovation. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    - manooly
    As far as I know, this is old news. Although it has been mentioned a couple of times recently because the info appeared on another site.

    All of the current reports I have seen have the Beach Club (and Yacht Club) stop in the regular locations.

    Our friends will let us know if that changes.

    ::yes::
     

    Ferrentinos

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 14, 2007
    As far as I know, this is old news. Although it has been mentioned a couple of times recently because the info appeared on another site.

    All of the current reports I have seen have the Beach Club (and Yacht Club) stop in the regular locations.

    Our friends will let us know if that changes.

    ::yes::
    We were there two weeks ago - the bus stop was in the regular location for the Beach Club - I never really paid attention at the Yacht Club though to see if they had been moved at all.
     
  • mcurrence

    mcurrence
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2014
    NateBenMa -
    I just emailed you my Beach Club Marketplace Gluten Free photos. I can't remember which one(s) I originally posted, so use any that you like.

    I also emailed you my BCV Shortcut to Epcot photo. The first time I stayed at BCV, I found the shortcut very confusing. When you get to the circle area on the sidewalk between the green building (BCV) and the blue building (BC), your instinct is to turn left, because you know Epcot is on the left. However, you need to turn right and go to the end. Then you turn left and walk straight until you get to the end - that will put you out in the main area where BC and YC people walk to Epcot.

    If you want any of my other photos emailed to you, just let me nkow.

    Thanks for your offer about helping with my signature photos. I will sign up for one of the other photo services because I like to post photos here and on other threads. I know I can upload photos directly, but I like it when the whole photo appears in the post, rather than a little box to click on to see the photo.
    Your new signature is fantastic (until you get it resolved! ) This photobucket situation is ridiculous!!!!
     

    Mainemama

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 1, 2013
    We were there two weeks ago - the bus stop was in the regular location for the Beach Club - I never really paid attention at the Yacht Club though to see if they had been moved at all.
    The bus stop is also in the regular location at YC. As a PP mentioned, renovations of 1st and 2nd floor are in full swing. Bus stop is not affected, but there are walls up in front of 1 out of the 4 lobby elevators, and completely blocking access to 1st floor rooms by the quiet pool exit. I did not try the 2nd floor, but you could see rooms on both floors being gutted from the quiet pool.
     

    Sue M

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 27, 2009
    So I have some big news about Stormalong Bay, but it comes with a downside for me. I will no longer be able to respond to a certain question with my favorite answer ever...

    "Yes, We Have No Cabanas"

    :banana::banana::banana:


    Although I have to say that the first time I had the opportunity to use that response was one of the few times that someone was taken aback and criticized me about the "rude" post.

    Not sure how many cabanas are planned or what the rental price and amenities will be. My man on the scene says work is expected to start in about a month or so, back where the tables are way in the back by the kiddie pool.

    I'll let you all know when I have more news.

    :thumbsup2
    So they're putting cabanas by kiddie pool? Er, not what I'd think is a quiet, relaxing location, lol. I don't know what I think of Cabanas at SAB considering they take up a lot of real estate, and given the problem of people unable to find chairs the past few years.
     
  • Tinkerbell8956

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 26, 2006
    So nice to say we are going to Disney next month! This trip is my celebration for graduating from nursing school, I have officially passed the state boards, and start my new job as a nurse next Monday.
    My poor family has been dealing with all my stress for a couple of years now so this is a much needed escape and recharge. With me starting a new position the next 30 something days are going to fly by! Can not wait to try out this resort. There is a drink and chair with my name on it somewhere at this resort, and I can not wait to find it!
    As a fellow nurse, I just wanted to say congrats and welcome to the club! Good luck at your new job! Just remember that there is a lot you won't know at first, and it can get discouraging. You will get it eventually and it will be great!
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Page 942-943


    Could you please add us to the list? We are staying BC CL from 8/30-9/6 :goodvibes thank you!
    Will do!

    Sorry I missed you!

    :cool1:


    Rude????? I think it's hilarious!!!
    Yeah, I did too. Apparently the person who asked was young, had never heard of the song "Yes We Have No Bananas", didn't get the reference and thought my response was flip.

    I can't remember if that was the incident that prompted me to always post bananas in bunches (always 3) or if it was something else.

    :banana::banana::banana:



    I just checked out from my blissful 2 night YC stay. The day we arrived, the quiet pool and laundry were closed due to refurb activity. I believe due to carpet installation in hall leading to the exit to that courtyard. New carpet finished in one day and looks great! We did have construction noise during our first day, and in the a.m. At 7:00 outside our room. Most of the first floor rooms were literally walled off-- no hallway access. We were in room 3096 (GV, made no requests.) based on the smell and some plastic wrapped appliances, we think it likely we were the first family in the room since it was refurbed. Or no one used the fridge yet! I am mixed on the new rooms. Love, love, love the shower and built in reading lamps. We were not fans of the floor--it got cruddy immediately, and was not swept, so felt dirty to walk on. The art and finishings were pleasing, but we liked the old ones, too. I miss the storage for large items. The closets are great for hanging, clothes, and shoes, but all of our luggage had to hang out in the room. Tough if you have a stroller! The Keureg is a nice upgrade, though we never used it. The Dasani water was great, though ours was missing on the first day. I knew it was missing, because there was a paper saying enjoy it. I was happy when it showed up the next day! Overall cast members and guests were courteous. We had no problems swimming, plenty of chairs, overall reasonable crowds. We loved the convenience of the Market at Ale and Compass. I look forward to the merchandise moving back in.
    Thanks so much for your detailed review.

    :thumbsup2


    Just arrived at our magical place yesterday and we got a beautiful refurbished room overlooking the wedding pavilion and boardwalk (not bad for a garden view!) Love the new rooms, apart from the ceiling light which is which is so bright you could perform surgery under it!!
    YC lobby I noticed was very quiet which we like and BC lobby extremely busy. DD loves all the new coke choices at the Market at Ale and Compass. Sad to see the globe has gone but happy that the bar at Hurricane Hannah's is now open till 10pm!
    Thanks a bunch for your live report. Wishing the rest of your trip to be magical!

    pixiedust:
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
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    Officially booked a 2 bedroom BC villa for Feb. 25th - Mar 4th!!! It will be my parents, 2 children (3 and 6) and my husband and me. We were unsure of where to book with a larger party but after a little "youtubing" we saw the BCVs and fell in love! We've only ever stayed at GF (Dec.'16 just the 4 of us) and also that's where we stayed as a family when I was young. Looking forward to it and hoping that we get a warm day or 2 so we can enjoy the amazing pool! As a newbie to the Epcot area resorts what are the "must-dos?" I am almost considering not even having a morning/early day in epcot since that is probably where we will end up most evenings since it is so close...is that short-sighted?
    :welcome:

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

    :cool1:

    When you get a chance, skim through Page 1 of this thread, particularly Post 4, Activities and Post 5, Amenities to give you some idea of the things to do at the resort. There is a link to past monthly recreation calendars, so check out what has happened in the past during the times of your trip.

    You also may want to look at Post 13 FAQ and Post 14 Other Useful Info for other hints and tips.

    Happy reading!

    :coffee:


    Hello all!
    I'm considering either Yacht or Beach Club for my October-November 2018 trip. I've never stayed at a Deluxe resort, nor have I ever stayed at a resort so close to one of the theme parks. For those that have, what are your personal pros/cons about both resorts? I'm just in the early planning stages of this trip, so any advice/information would be great. We'd be looking at a standard or Garden view room, nothing too crazy. Thank you!
    :welcome:

    I'll pencil you in on the list.

    :goodvibes

    Are you looking for pros/cons of BC vs. YC or BC/YC vs. other Disney resorts?

    I'm going to post about the differences between BC and YC in my next post and solicit feedback from others.

    For comparisons between other resorts from guest reviews, visit Page 1, Post 16 for a few links.

    ::yes::


    So nice to say we are going to Disney next month! This trip is my celebration for graduating from nursing school, I have officially passed the state boards, and start my new job as a nurse next Monday.
    My poor family has been dealing with all my stress for a couple of years now so this is a much needed escape and recharge. With me starting a new position the next 30 something days are going to fly by! Can not wait to try out this resort. There is a drink and chair with my name on it somewhere at this resort, and I can not wait to find it!
    Congratulations!!!

    Thank you for the important work you will be doing!

    :hug:


    Can you still get tubes for Stormbay's Lazy River? What is the best way to get one? we are new to Beach Club. Does the lazy river circulate so you can just sit on the tube and go around like most Lazy Rivers?
    :welcome:

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list. May 2018?

    :dogdance:
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    This is what I have on Page 1 to explain some of the similarities and differences between the BC and YC. If anyone has any suggestions, additions or notices anything I should change/correct, let me know.

    What are the differences between the Beach Club and the Yacht Club?


    The Beach Club and Yacht Club are similar resorts in terms of service and amenities, and have equal access to the shared pool complex, health club and video arcade. Both resorts have the same management team in place.

    Some minor differences have been noted by guests:

    Beach Club- club level lounge renovated in 2014, room renovations completed in August 2015
    Lighter, beachy decor in lobby and rooms
    Lobby can be active and lively with families waiting for meals at Cape May
    Closer to EPCOT and Marketplace Gift Shop/Quick Serve Dining
    Approximately 50% of rooms in all room categories have full balconies. The remaining are standing balconies.
    Room Amenities include carpets on floor, ceiling fans, Cuisinart Pod Coffee Makers


    Yacht Club- renovations to club level lounge started October 2015, room renovations completed in June 2017
    Darker woods and nautical decor in lobby and rooms
    Lobby is more serene
    Convention attendees are more likely to be booked at YC
    Closer to Hollywood Studios and Friendship Boats
    Most rooms have a full balcony
    Room Amenities include wood floors, lots of storage units, Keurig coffee makers. No ceiling fans in rooms following the rehab.
     

    stenmarks

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    May 19, 2009
    So sorry it's taken me to long to post these pictures. We had a wonderful trip to YC last week, and were thoroughly spoiled by our CL room! We were in 5240, which is the very last room on the hallway but we enjoyed the peace and quiet. This is a King room with a full balcony, and we were brought a rollaway bed for DD that fit in the room with plenty of walking room.

    @natebenma, please feel free to use these photos...I made sure DD's face is not featured ;). We only enjoyed the evening food twice, so I only have pictures from those two nights. We also ate in the club lounge every morning for breakfast, and often weren't really that hungry for lunch. DH suggested that we book CL again next time instead of a dining plan (at least that's his excuse...) so now I'm waiting for AP discounts for December!

















     

    Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
    Joined
    May 1, 2009
    Update on the Great PhotoBucket Uproar of 2017:

    I set up a Flickr account. It is free, although they can change that at any time. When you click on a picture in your Flickr account, you click on the Share Photo icon, which looks like an arrow pointing to the right. Then you click on the BBC code tab. There is a pull-down menu where you can choose the size you want. This one is small 240 x 180. Copy the code, then paste it into your post here on the Dis.

    This is a photo of milk in the Beach Club Marketplace, because somebody asked about it (probably a few pages ago by now):

     
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    Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
    Joined
    May 1, 2009
    This is a photo showing the hours for the hair wrap place outside Stormalong Bay (because that's the only other photo I've uploaded to Flickr so far).

    This is a slightly larger size: Small 320 x 240. (You can go much bigger if you like.)



    I will work on the photos of my nieces and nephews for my signature.
     
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