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JanetMom

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Hi Friends. Finally came back on our thread. It has been too difficult for me in the past. But after being recognized a lot at Disneyland in California this past week and having such a great time catching up with those BC guests 3000 miles away, I realized how much I missed you all. Still can't go back to Y&B though. I was on the boat from Hollywood Studios to the Boardwalk on a visit back with Lily and I started crying when it stopped at Y&B ....I miss my Florida life so very much. I still really dislike living in Vegas ...so hot, dry, dirty and ugly. Brown everywhere, but I need to be there with my girls and if I had stayed alone in Florida it would have not worked well ...for instance...I just had another kidney stone surgery and it would have been hard doing that alone. But my heart is still in Florida! When Lily and I land in Orlando, we both yell, "green and water!!" Been back a lot to WDW....mostly with Lily but a few times with my friend, Diann, from PA. I'v been super lucky and gotten to spend time with Shoreward on some of my trips back. Lily calls her "my big Disney friend". Jeanne, Lily and I will be going to Aulani before Christmas and are super excited. And Dee and I will be on the Fantasy in September. Also looking forward to my trip "home" in October with my buddy Diann because a bunch of the DIS ladies will be there the same time and we are all meeting up. Lily got her first grade school calendar ....yep ...she is going into first grade already. I quickly booked 3 WDW trips for us ...one December 31st for 6 nights (Music), one in February for 5 nights (Animal Kingdom Savannah view) and one in March for 6 nights (the Cabins). We are allowing Jeanne to come along in March...gotta let her come once in a while but she puts a damper on our trips ...imagine her not happy about lily and I having Dole Whip for breakfast. So, I hope to run into some of you during my many trips "home". I miss you all and feel so blessed to have made so many friends from my years at the Beach Club. Keep an eye out for me and Lily ...she still has a head full of blond curls ...she is hard to miss! Bye for now. Hugs!
Your travel plans sound awesome! Can't wait to catch up with you in October. :)
 
  • shoreward

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    TinkerbellLuvr7

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    Thank you!

    Sunday is our rest day. Anyone know what seaside sunday is? I'm a bit bummed there aren't more activities poolside on sunday. No dance party or pool games.
    I noticed that too compared to past years. They have taken away lots of pool activities. Sunday and Saturday are huge check in/out days so I'm surprised they chose to remove activities from those days!
     
  • klacey1

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    Returned last night from 5 glorious nights at the Beach Club. The post trip depression is real! Thoughts and opinions:
    -Room 4627 was absolutely amazing. Right next to the elevator, yet we never heard any noise. Less than 3 minutes to the bus stop! Amazing! The room itself was so beautiful...I love those headboards!! Juliet balcony, which was great for applying sunscreen! Otherwise, we're not huge balcony fans, so that was fine.
    -Used the door by 1501 every time we went to the Boardwalk or Epcot and LOVED it! Super convenient and I'm very thankful BC has such clear signs directing you to 1501 because it's certainly a windy path to get to it!
    -As predicted, the lack of a proper QS was a bit of an inconvenience. We ended up ordering room service one day during a midday break because nothing at Hurricane Hannahs or the Marketplace appealed. Also, we found the BC Marketplace smelled just awful during the hours they were preparing flatbreads! Yuck! What a contrast to the beautifully perfumed lobby!
    -The lack of QS really was the only downfall--being able to walk to Epcot, the boat to DHS, the luxurious but approachable decor, the amazing pool...everything about the BC was just perfect!!!! We took a few walks through the YC and much preferred the vibe and decor of the BC.
    -Perhaps one thing of note: on 7/24, there was a Disney pest control cast member with a bed bug detecting beagle on our floor. Ack! Hopefully it was a false alarm!

    After stays at many deluxes, I have found my Disney home! I would certainly stay at the WL again, especially around the holidays, but the BC is my new favorite of all time! I can't wait to go back!!
     

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    FSU Girl

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    Only you can decide which will make you happy. From your post I am unclear which is cheaper - BC or YC.
    The YC refurbishment is more recent if that matters to you. The YC Lobby is quieter and many feel the YC is more adult oriented. I think the best thing for you is to make a decision and then stop second guessing yourself.
    Good Luck.
    The Yacht Club is $60 cheaper than the Beach Club room.

    Personally I chose Beach Club just because it is closer to Epcot and I liked the theming better. If we decide to rent points in the future it would be at BC also which was a consideration - I wanted to see what I thought of that half. It is also just my husband and I - I know the YC is more "adult" but if I wanted something super "adult" I probably wouldn't be going to WDW... :ssst: Do you prefer the look of the BC rooms..? If you do and you can afford the $60 I would switch personally. Why not go with the space that brings you more joy?
    I've never stayed at either but I liked the lobby better at Beach Club and the pictures of the rooms online look more my style. I agree I should pick which makes me more happy - my boyfriend is fine with either room
     

    MommaBerd

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    We had this room in May. They still haven't added any additional furniture in the big empty space between the bed and the window. It was a great room if you wanted to swim in the quiet pool or go to Epcot. But the wifi was terrible and it was a long way to get to the Marketplace or SAB.
    When I saw the pictures I thought that empty space was very odd. It definitely needs a bench or table or something!
     
  • Gitts2008

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    Hello All! We are currently 21 days until we arrive BUT we are booked at CBR. I am convinced DH to switch to YC. Long story: We were in a car accident, we got hurt, probably will not be able to ride most of the rides..sob..sob..sob. So, I asked for a bit of pixie dust to make up for being hurt. I have never stayed at YC and wonder if walking around YC and BC is nice stroll or a short marathon. Any tips would be helpful. Our Magic Bands are on their way to us. Do I need to do anything with them to have them switched to YC? I am so giddy with excitement :)
     

    TNKim

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    It's been a crazy few weeks since our trip and I'm just now getting around to posting a short review and room pics. We arrived on June 24th for 8 nights. We checked in around 6:30AM (as usual) and for the first time at BC our room wasn't ready, but we were informed that we did get the full balcony requested and an "upgrade" from standard to garden view so I was excited about the pixie dust! We got a text around noon that our room was ready and we were assigned room 3520 - which I knew was basically all the way at Epcot and had a view of woods, so I was less than thrilled about the location. We stopped by the front desk but I was told they were totally booked due to a convention but I could check back the next day. No luck the next day, but we were able to move after two nights. We were moved to room 2579 which was a fantastic room! It has a lovely view of the courtyard around the volleyball court and a sideways lagoon view, it's also a daybed room. I also love the 2nd floor so we can take the lobby stairs.

    All of the CMs were great as usual, with the exception of one woman at check in. We had great meals at Hurricane Hanna's, the Yachtsman (best meal of the trip by far!) and great apps at Martha's vineyard. We had a lot of fun at MV, whenever it rained or sometimes in the evenings. We heard live music a couple of times, we played trivia (which we are miserable at, it was NOT Disney trivia as I hoped) and we took Uno cards and played in there also.

    We only took the bus once while we were there, to MK. It was morning EMH and the stop was very crowded when we arrived, but there was a CM there who called and then 2 more MK buses showed up right after the first one! When leaving MK we waited 20 minutes. We had stayed at AKL for 4 nights prior to BC, and waited over an HOUR for a bus leaving MK.

    Overall we had an excellent stay at BC and hated to leave! BC continues to not disappoint and is still our favorite by far - I'm already planning our trip for next June! We will probably go the same time again, the crowd level wasn't bad at all.

    Here are some rooms pics and views of both rooms:

    Room 2579 - Garden View/2 Queens/daybed
    Did room 2579 have a an extra large full balcony? From photos I can find of this area of the Beach Club (volleyball court), it looks like all the garden view rooms on that side overlooking the volleyball court (Rooms 2585-2567) on the floor 2 have full balconies. It looks like all rooms on floor 3 have the small juliette balconies, and the rooms on floor 4 have full balconies also, but not as large as the balconies on floor 2.
     

    Shellyb84

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    Did room 2579 have a an extra large full balcony? From photos I can find of this area of the Beach Club (volleyball court), it looks like all the garden view rooms on that side overlooking the volleyball court (Rooms 2585-2567) on the floor 2 have full balconies. It looks like all rooms on floor 3 have the small juliette balconies, and the rooms on floor 4 have full balconies also, but not as large as the balconies on floor 2.
    Yes it was a very large balcony.
     

    BigMommaMouse

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    Hello All! We are currently 21 days until we arrive BUT we are booked at CBR. I am convinced DH to switch to YC. Long story: We were in a car accident, we got hurt, probably will not be able to ride most of the rides..sob..sob..sob. So, I asked for a bit of pixie dust to make up for being hurt. I have never stayed at YC and wonder if walking around YC and BC is nice stroll or a short marathon. Any tips would be helpful. Our Magic Bands are on their way to us. Do I need to do anything with them to have them switched to YC? I am so giddy with excitement :)
    I don't know the answer to your question. Just wanted to say speedy recovery, your attitude is great. Have a wonderful time.
     

    shoreward

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    Hello All! We are currently 21 days until we arrive BUT we are booked at CBR. I am convinced DH to switch to YC. Long story: We were in a car accident, we got hurt, probably will not be able to ride most of the rides..sob..sob..sob. So, I asked for a bit of pixie dust to make up for being hurt. I have never stayed at YC and wonder if walking around YC and BC is nice stroll or a short marathon. Any tips would be helpful. Our Magic Bands are on their way to us. Do I need to do anything with them to have them switched to YC? I am so giddy with excitement :)
    So sorry about the car accident, but a trip to WDW may be just what the doctor ordered.

    I recommend calling Disney reservations (if booked thru Disney) at (407) 939-5277 and tell them that you were recently injured in an accident and would appreciate a room close to the main elevators. If you booked through a TA, then contact them. The corridors can be very long and a bit of a walk from the elevators. At the YC, you are 99.9% assured of getting a room with a full balcony, so that you can sit out and relax, whenever you want, without needing to leave your room.

    If you are all completely mobile, then the higher beds at the YC should not be an issue (bed height is about 6" higher than normal). However, the accessible rooms have standard height beds, if you think there would be an issue. That is also something that can be addressed on the phone. I suggest letting the CM know that you are celebrating your daughter's 16th birthday.

    The outdoor pathways at the YC are very easy and straight forward. SAB (the pool complex) is right in back of the resort building. The boat dock is about a five minute walk out the main back door, for transportation to the Boardwalk, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, etc., and you can walk to Epcot in about 10 minutes.

    Your MagicBands are linked to your accounts, so, as long as MDE lists your YC reservation, there is no problem. If there is an issue, the front desk at the YC can take care of it for you.

    Enjoy your trip! The YC is a wonderful resort.
     

    Gitts2008

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    So sorry about the car accident, but a trip to WDW may be just what the doctor ordered.

    I recommend calling Disney reservations (if booked thru Disney) at (407) 939-5277 and tell them that you were recently injured in an accident and would appreciate a room close to the main elevators. If you booked through a TA, then contact them. The corridors can be very long and a bit of a walk from the elevators. At the YC, you are 99.9% assured of getting a room with a full balcony, so that you can sit out and relax, whenever you want, without needing to leave your room.

    If you are all completely mobile, then the higher beds at the YC should not be an issue (bed height is about 6" higher than normal). However, the accessible rooms have standard height beds, if you think there would be an issue. That is also something that can be addressed on the phone. I suggest letting the CM know that you are celebrating your daughter's 16th birthday.

    The outdoor pathways at the YC are very easy and straight forward. SAB (the pool complex) is right in back of the resort building. The boat dock is about a five minute walk out the main back door, for transportation to the Boardwalk, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, etc., and you can walk to Epcot in about 10 minutes.

    Your MagicBands are linked to your accounts, so, as long as MDE lists your YC reservation, there is no problem. If there is an issue, the front desk at the YC can take care of it for you.

    Enjoy your trip! The YC is a wonderful resort.
    Thank You shoreward!!! Thankfully, we are able to walk. DH longer distances than I am right now. I was looking at my phone, with my head down, when we were rear-ended, so my body was not in the "proper" crash position. So, I get fatigued easily and gosh the stiffness makes me clumsy, but thankful we were not seriously injured. I will let the CM know that we are celebrating DD's Sweet 16, thank you. Your reassurance that the resort is manageable and the bed height is something that I have never thought of before. And, WOW!! A balcony..how nice to chi-lax while my family runs about. Thank You Again!!! Our Magic Bands just arrived, so thankfully now we are all good to go!!
     

    disneyandme

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    My 2 DD and I are traveling in Sept to YC and would prefer 3 sleeping spaces in a standard room. What are the bed options and what should I request, i.e. 2 queens and a daybed -if that exists?
     


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