Disney's YACHT & BEACH CLUB RESORTS Information & Questions

disny_luvr

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I would like to ship water to the BC for our trip starting on 8/1. I’ve never shipped drinks/food to a resort before. Any recommendations of companies to use?
 

ninafeliz

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sorry if this is off topic a bit, but if i use the RP room requester feature, what should i do when i do the online early checkin as far as requests? they usually have 1 or 2 drop down choices for requests dont they? i dont want to mess up the TP request.
I have always been told and seen it recommended here that you use the tp room request email, call yourself and add the same request to your reservation, and then leave the room request options blank when you do online check in. I have seen on these boards that if you put in a request when you check in that will then trump your tp request. I’m not sure if that’s true, but it makes sense and since the online check in options are so terrible there are really any options I want on there anyway.
 

ninafeliz

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Are they still actively checking Magic Bands upon entry? (I'm hoping so as that seems to be what keeps crowding under control.)
Yes, there was no limit on how many people were allowed in or where you went after you entered the pool area, but they were checking magic bands the first time you went in and gave you a paper wrist band to wear for the day to indicate you had already been checked and could then go in and out as you pleased for the rest of the day.
 

ninafeliz

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By coincidence, I was just heading to this thread to ask similar. I have reservations for BC for the first half of a split stay next March (Poly is the second half), and I'd love to have a balcony. A real one, not those dorky little cheater balconies. I didn't realize until after I made the reservation that there was such a huge balcony disparity between BC and YC! Is this something worth changing the reservation to YC for, or is it a request they're likely to be able to honor at BC? We have resort days planned, so we'll have time to enjoy it. We were otherwise opting for BC over YC only because the vibe seemed more "us," so if I can have both (vibe and balcony), that would be nice. But if it would be kind of a risk, I'd rather have balcony.

I guess the question is how often people make that a particular request, maybe. Though... based on the questions in the past day or two here, I suppose it might be pretty common. :)

Personally, I would change. I always figured we were more beach club style people than Yacht Club style people also, until we stayed at both. I much prefer the YC to the BC. I know it’s a personal opinion, but the redone rooms at the YC are so much nicer, the lobby is calm
Instead of chaotic, the QS has freestyle
Machines and never seems to be as busy, all rooms have balconies, it’s a little closer to SAB (at least the side we like to site at, not sure in general). Plus I more or less consider them the same resort anyway, being attached and sharing amenities. So if a balcony is that important, and I also agree that is is, I would switch unless there was a large price difference. If by chance the YC is a lot more; then I would watch for rooms to open and if none did take my chances with a request of full balcony at the BC.
 

luvpoohandcompany

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I am absolutely heartbroken. This is not ok, not remotely by any stretch of the imagination, but my boys will be ok. I will be ok. We have a HUGE local support system and friends around the globe, a large part due to Disney. I'll check in soon.
 

Best Aunt

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Are they still actively checking Magic Bands upon entry? (I'm hoping so as that seems to be what keeps crowding under control.)

Stormalong Bay is only for people who are staying at YC, BC or BCV. As far as I know, they always checked Magic Bands when you tried to enter Stormalong Bay to make sure you were allowed to be there - that was not a COVID capacity limit thing. (Maybe they asked for room key in the days before Magic Bands.) Then they give you a paper wrist band to prove you are allowed to be there. So I would expect them to continue to check Magic Bands even if things at Disney return to normal post-Pandemic.

Lots of balcony questions made me think… what villas have the very large balconies on the Dunes Cove pool side? We have a dedicated 2 bedroom in October. Are they 2 bedrooms? Anyone know the room numbers? Obviously, it’s not a necessity, but I’m trying to figure out our request. It would be a space for our 4 kids to run off some energy.

Otherwise I’m just thinking “close to the hotel side”, any better wording there?

You might find this map helpful in understanding where rooms are located. However, last time I stayed at BCV I made a room request by asking for rooms that ended in one of two specific numbers (don't remember what they were) and I was assigned a room which was the complete opposite of that. BCV tends to run at full occupancy, so that may mean that you are less likely to have a room request granted.

Reminder that you can click on a link even if it appears that it is still loading.

http://www.parkinfo2go.com/dvc-bcv/floor1.php
 

Cheburashka

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Stormalong Bay is only for people who are staying at YC, BC or BCV. As far as I know, they always checked Magic Bands when you tried to enter Stormalong Bay to make sure you were allowed to be there - that was not a COVID capacity limit thing...So I would expect them to continue to check Magic Bands even if things at Disney return to normal post-Pandemic.
Yes, I know all of that. I was asking to ensure that it is still happening, as Disney sometimes changes procedures, especially now. Someone with recent experience did answer my question and confirm that it is still occurring.
 

Wood Nymph

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I didn't realize until after I made the reservation that there was such a huge balcony disparity between BC and YC! Is this something worth changing the reservation to YC for, or is it a request they're likely to be able to honor at BC?
We have stayed at the Beach Club many, many times and I always request a large balcony. Our success rate has been 50%, which is equal to the percentage of large balconies at the BC. If a large balcony is important to you, then choose the YC. The rooms are really nice and I like them better than the rooms at the BC. :)
We will have my mom and dad, my husband, and my 15 year old daughter. I know a daybed is not guaranteed, but I plan to request one. If we do not get one, is a rollaway guaranteed since we will have 5 of us? I just do not want my daughter to not have a bed.
Parties of five will receive a bed for everyone. The resort has far more rooms with daybeds than it has rooms without daybeds. :) If you are worried about it then you can add the request to the reservation.
they always checked Magic Bands when you tried to enter Stormalong Bay to make sure you were allowed to be there - that was not a COVID capacity limit thing. (Maybe they asked for room key in the days before Magic Bands.) Then they give you a paper wrist band to prove you are allowed to be there.
They have been checking people at the entrance of SAB for as long as I can remember, and we have been going to the Beach Club since the 1990's. They used to issue a Key to the World card and you had to bring that to the pool. It was really nice when they invented Magic Bands so you didn't have to risk losing your card at the pool. :)
 
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The13thLetter

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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but are all the boardwalk little food/drink kiosks open again yet? what about the carnival games?
 

mouserrificmom

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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but are all the boardwalk little food/drink kiosks open again yet? what about the carnival games?
I am wondering about this too - we always like to walk over to the Boardwalk Funnel Cake stand and watch the fireworks from the bridge on our first night.....I asked on the Boardwalk Inn thread but never saw an answer come through.
 

The13thLetter

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I am wondering about this too - we always like to walk over to the Boardwalk Funnel Cake stand and watch the fireworks from the bridge on our first night.....I asked on the Boardwalk Inn thread but never saw an answer come through.

I actually checked the Disney Page for Boardwalk and only the things that look open are the margarita stand the the pizza window at the moment. Hopefully other things and games open soon (although that new ice cream shop is open so i definitely want to check that out).
 

Seabean

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Dec 27, 2007
Ice cream question...

We'll be at the BC in August, Is the ice cream take-away window (associated with Beaches & Cream?) now operating at the old Ample Hills location? Is it in service now?
 

ninafeliz

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Apr 30, 2001
Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but are all the boardwalk little food/drink kiosks open again yet? what about the carnival games?
Last week I know the margarita stand, the pizza window, the games, and the ice cream shop were open. I didn’t notice the other stuff for some reason.

ETA I just saw this had been answered multiple times, sorry!
 









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