Don't Post Here!!! New 2013 Beach & Yacht Club FAQ Started

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Angeejoe

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Hi I absolutely love BC CL even though CL sometimes doesn't get the best reviews. I have the opportunity to do 7 nights BC CL followed by GF RPC CL for 3 nights. The 3 nights at RPC would be the same price im paying for BC CL. I'm nervous to go over to GF bc I think I would miss BC. What would you do? (Ps never stayed at GF)
I'd totally try GF for the 3 days especially if you get RPC CL for about same price! That's awesome! I'd love to hear what you decide to do & what you think of GF!!:cool1:

DH hauled our cases out this morning to air out before we pack them tomorrow. We popped to town shopping after sorting the two cats out and when we returned we found this sight!
My 3 cats do the same thing! They also start to get mad about the suitcases because they know it means we're leaving! Cats like to lay on everything, I set my clothes on my bed while I get ready in am for work & will walk back in bedroom to find them laying only on my clothes. I don't think they want me to leave :rotfl2:......

PS- I love it when you say the word "cattery" :thumbsup2
 

Angeejoe

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I was very excited to get my 1st AP Mickey Monitor mini magazine today in the mail & then to find another AP magnet inside!!! :dance3: Disney knows how to brighten my day!:goodvibes
 

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
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So we're at the YC next month and I'm a bit out of date with this thread (and perhaps its predecessors!)
Is there any key info from the last couple of months I need to know about?

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ALL THE FRIDGES WERE TAKEN AWAY!!!

But they're back now!

Keep calm and chill on.

:welcome: back!
 
  • photos_101

    Mouseketeer
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    Hi! I have alot of reading to do! lol
    We just booked our first trip to BC. We have been there several times to eat and visit a little but never to stay. We are booked Dec. 22-Jan 1st at Beach Club in a Garden view room. DD is doing the college program so will be there to spend Christmas with her and then to move her back home.
    We are thrilled to try out our first Deluxe resort. When we were at Disney last week we stayed at POP, POR and CSR. So this is going to be an awesome experience.

    Now I am off to read up on this thread! :yay:
     

    mommyrosa2

    The best thing about Memories is making them
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    DH hauled our cases out this morning to air out before we pack them tomorrow. We popped to town shopping after sorting the two cats out and when we returned we found this sight!
    Since we are doing a "Pets in a Case" series- Here's Oreo:

    We totally have to keep our suitcases covered or the cases or the contents will get covered in fur
    They are all too cute!
     
  • visegrip72

    Earning My Ears
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    Here's a jot list of comments from our last stay (and answers to some previous questions), we're home now, so sad. I am sure I forgot some stuff I thought I'd like to mention here. It is a long list, but maybe it can answer some other questions and I am sure a few of you will be more excited than before! Where's that cup of wine to go?

    - This was one of the few trips that we really didn't want to leave, ever. You know the trips you take that when it is over, you knew it was and were ready to go home. Not a chance this time. Sitting here still wishing I walk out of the door to the hallway of the resort, or open my eyes in the morning to the ceiling fan in the room. Just a great vacation.

    - CM's were all great. Loved talking with Sarah since from same area or so. All of them were helpful and always welcoming.

    - We were originally checked into the room right next to the lounge. This room was mentioned before. It is a bit bigger than the room we switched to. It has a day bed and a tiny balcony. The other had a big balcony and no daybed. The balcony & location were well worth giving up the lumpy daybed! The location of the first room is ok if you like being in the center of everything, and having everyone look in your room every time you open the door. The balcony faces the lounge, so no privacy there at all. On top of that, every morning, we saw luggage, baby carriages and so forth piled in front of the room. Many guests must not care or notice that could be another guest's room. Combining that to the lounge would be great.

    - The morning of checkout we realized the fridge turned off on us. It had things in it. The freezer or rotating knob inside was set to "off". We think it may have been an old fridge, because it had a different setup on the door than the fridge in our first room.

    - We asked for waters, or a cup of wine to go a lot. They didn't have plastic bottles one day, and they only gave what you asked for - which is perfectly fine.

    - SAB pool is beyond awesome! We loved just sitting there floating along, daughter on slide, son played volleyball. The seats were mostly taken all of time, but we hardly saw the people go to them. You can really get some speed on slide if you try. Not too much shade though if you just want to sit outside and not be in the sun.

    - Had anniversary dinner at Yachtsman. Wow, that tasted awesome. As we told the staff, the steaks were better than Canada. They loved it. I didn't mention how Canada's sides are better though.

    - Being able to walk to Epcot, eat lunch anywhere and return when we wanted was great.

    - We usually drink Riesling occasionally, but pinot seemed to be new evening requirement.

    - We seemed to spend as much on average a day as we usually do on a Disney trip, even though we were on CL. Now we did have dinner and Yachtsman & desserts at Narcossess in one evening, so that may skew results a bit. In addition to more food intake, there was a significant increase in alcohol intake as well. We never really drink as much as we did this last trip. A drink here or there, during the trip seemed to have a few drinks a day, since they were there and free, harder to resist. Not saying we drank till we passed out, but instead of 2-4 drinks a week, it was like 2-4 a day.

    - The boat to MGM/Hollywood studios was nice. We planned on only getting lunch at Sci Fi (great anniv pic there sharing cosmic oreo), but spent more time there and enjoyed it.

    - Was lucky enough to meet Teena & her family as they were leaving and quickly wish her and her hub a happy anniversary. Met up with her later in the visit and chatted. Nice chat, hope I didn't embarrass your coworker too much, she really turned red!

    - Went to Jellyrolls one night. It was fun. Later in the night they started playing more recent songs and we started to feel a bit old, but we closed the place down. Wow, 2 AM is quiet there! Nothing like college years any more! Saw lots of bunnies around though (too bad all tiny actual bunnies for the guys reading).

    - It was cool being able to let kids do the marshmallow fire and then go to Epcot and pool and do everything by themselves for the first time. We went to Jellyrolls and they did their thing, just texting us when they changed where they were.

    - The robes in club level were not soft, but were a nice addon.

    - We can see the need for refurb, many minor things that could use sprucing up, like door knob backing not staying on the handle, and other minor stuff here or there. I've seen a ton worse, so no real biggie. Some of the buttons on the elevators didn't work as simply as you'd expect. Like I said, nothing major, just you can see the need is there. I could even see them waiting another year or two, the stuff was so minor I saw.

    - Club level was nice, but not sure worth extra for us. If we had the extra cash to give away, or got another awesome deal, then maybe it is. For us, the club level value was not really there. It was great, and we liked it, just not sure if worth the cash. We were happy with the CMs that were there, but stories of past efforts and current not so much lack of effort, but sense of exhaustion from some CM is there. I really don't want to put them down, they were great. But someone mentioned how they said their kids needed something at bedtime, and every day the fridge had them, or stuff like that. We didn't see it, and any opportunity we gave was not taken. Again, they were great, just that extra mile was not taken. Maybe we had too high of expectations. It was far from being "The Bradbury", and although they were all nice and did their jobs well, no CM was Michael J. Fox. ("For Love or Money" movie reference)

    - Be Our Guest was awesome. Food and atmosphere. We ate dinner in the music box room. They had a bunch of open tables in that room. It was nice and peaceful. I heard they only used 2 rooms during dinner. They had all 3 open. Maybe that is why there are now times available for ADR.

    - We had towel animals on 2 days. The swans making a heart on one day was cool and made for a nice anniversary picture, even if a few days earlier. We moved them to the desk to view while there, too bad the next day they were gone! We would have liked to have them the entire stay. Sadly, on our actual anniversary day (we did tell CM's which day it was) there were actually no animals or anything. Again, not a biggie, but no extra mile as mentioned before.

    - I am not sure who mentioned it, but asking for wine in a to go cup = great idea, makes the magic kingdom that much more magical!

    - It was HOT! We knew it would be hot, and deal with the heat usually being South of there, but it was REALLY HOT. It only rained one day, the other days just baked! The pool was perfect for dealing with that.

    - The bounce-back offers excluded any dates we remotely had a chance of returning. So no use for us, o well. There were TONS of dates excluded, seemed like every weekend.

    - There were no groom ears! I mean none ANYWHERE! We asked in all the parks, shops, everything. They were all out! Tons of bride ears. We just wanted a picture for the anniversary. How can you run out of something like that in the entire facility? It was a bit perplexing.

    - Club lounge had no labels on food, CM said the menu was changing soon. One "mealtime" was almost empty for offerings, had one small tray of stuff was brought out every so often and so many guests, everyone took one item and it was gone instantly. Very slim pickin's that day.

    - Looking at the photopass photos, we got 2 sets of pictures from some other families. It looks like all of ours were there at least.

    - Glad I read about the fake elevator. The first day we got there a couple commented how they've been there all week and that elevator never opened. I showed them why and it was funny.

    - The elevators are fast! After tower of terror, you almost get ready to grab on!

    - I don't think we are poor, nor very well off, pretty much standard middle class. At times we felt pretty out of place, like in Yachtsman and the whole club level experience.

    - Pretty sure that the Beach Club's pool and location has knocked Wilderness Lodge out of our favorite place we've stayed at now.

    Waaaaa its almost 5pm and no lounge to get a drink and sit back at the pool, back to food shopping, getting ready for open house and school to start up. :sad1:
     

    wlake

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    1. Does anyone know if you can upgrade tix to A/P's using a credit card or does have it to be with cash only?
    2. Photopass +...thought I read I could redeem my voucher at the BC Marketplace but am now hearing conflicting reports....anyone try recently?


    On another note, still haven't packed...got home late from work last night and was too tired BUT before I could even walk in the house...I was greeted at the door by my girls whispering that I needed to go into my bedroom ASAP because dad was ATTEMPTING to pack and it wasn't pretty :rotfl2:. His idea of packing is grabbing a bunch of clothes and throwing it in the suitcase :sad2:. By the time I helped him straighten everything out, I was too tired to pack my own bag.
    Thank goodness my DH travels all the time! :)

    As for the Photopass+ (forgive me if this has been answered, but I've learned that if I read the next two pages to find out, I forget what I was reading for... :rotfl:), you can't redeem them in Marketplace itself (and the person I spoke with was a trainer for cashiers, so she was someone with a clue) but there is a PP desk just outside the Marketplace where you're supposed to be able to. The sign there says it's staffed from either 5:00 or 5:30 to 9:00 and I did see people there. I ended up redeeming mine at the cinema (I think) in MK, and I have to admit it was frustrating -- I waited over 20 minutes in line while people dithered over which picture to choose and then when it was my turn, it took 30 seconds to hand them the voucher, get my card, and leave. If you don't need the PP+ card right away, it might be worth it to wait until there's no line!
     

    TxTiggergal

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    Hello from the Yacht Club! We have been here since Sunday & everything is just great. The resort is as lovely as ever.

    We tried the Sunken Treasure on our first night here. The bartender remarked that a lot of people have been ordering them lately lol even though they have been off the menu for some time now!! It was a very refreshing drink & we enjoyed it.

    It's presently thundering & trying to storm. We haven't had any rain all week though so I can't complain.

    Magic Band testing is going well too. They are super convenient to use & all the FP+ that we booked online before we left home have worked like a charm.

    Plans are to go to Studios tonight. Hopefully the weather will clear out by then.
     

    melissafox18

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    Man, my fur babies (2 dogs) wouldn't come near a suitcase if I tempted them with steak. They hate boxes and suitcases and anything that could be "closed" on them or has a cover. Weirdos.

    The latest review makes me even more excited for our trip! Only 7 months to go. Wheeee. :lmao:
     
  • Pinkgirl

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    Hi Pinkgirl-just wondering if you have booked your flights for 2014?? Prices seem to be crazy atm so wondering if you found a decent deal yet (so I can hope for 1 too lol)!!!
    We are flying Virgin out of Manchester. It's booked through a Florida TA specialist and direct flights are scarey at just under £1kpp. I really don't think there will be any direct bargains out there for summer next year. We wanted to do Ncl to San but Thomson wanted even more silly money. Good job we have 3 weeks to get best value out of our ££. 9 nights IDrive including Discovery Cove and 12 nights Yacht Club. Our original booking was for POFQ and came in at £6k but then I had a 'moment' and we changed to Yacht.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    - It was cool being able to let kids do the marshmallow fire and then go to Epcot and pool and do everything by themselves for the first time. We went to Jellyrolls and they did their thing, just texting us when they changed where they were.
    Thank you so much for the great review!!!

    I do have one question, if you can ask the kids or anyone who knows. On the Page 1 post I have about the campfire, it says there are campfire songs in addition to the roast. Are there songs or should I change the listing?
     

    visegrip72

    Earning My Ears
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    I just asked them about it. They were given a bag with 4 marshmallows in it and a dowel from home depot (how much do they spend on just the wooden dowels alone?!). They said they pretty much just sat around, no stories or songs or anything really. They did not stay the whole time, but you'd think there'd be something.

    On a related note, one day I was doing the slide and saw them setting up for the campfire. I am an Eagle Scout, so I may be a bit bias, but I asked the lifeguard at the top of the slide and he agreed. It was painful watching them try to start the fire! They really should teach them how to do it easier and safer. The lifeguard said how there are days he's up there when nobody is sliding and just watches them in amazement at how much trouble they have. They had the broken old roasting sticks and logs and stuff. Probably go through a lighter a night trying to get that thing going. Just funny/sad if you want to watch one night.
     

    BlueSkies

    ~GF Gal.....
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    Its been a while since I have visited this thread...

    Hi YC & BC fans :wave2:

    We have finally taken the plunge and booked a split stay..YC/GF ...:woohoo: Now I need to head on back to the beginning pages and catch up on all that is new..or that I have forgotten...LOL.. :blush: ... Dee I know there is whole lot of great info there! :goodvibes
     

    ella6599

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    Thank you so much for the great review!!!

    I do have one question, if you can ask the kids or anyone who knows. On the Page 1 post I have about the campfire, it says there are campfire songs in addition to the roast. Are there songs or should I change the listing?
    No songs when we were there...we didn't get there right at the start, but it seemed to be just the roasting. One of the CM's when we were there was giving roasting tips, but that's about it :)
     

    wlake

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    I just asked them about it. They were given a bag with 4 marshmallows in it and a dowel from home depot (how much do they spend on just the wooden dowels alone?!). They said they pretty much just sat around, no stories or songs or anything really. They did not stay the whole time, but you'd think there'd be something.

    On a related note, one day I was doing the slide and saw them setting up for the campfire. I am an Eagle Scout, so I may be a bit bias, but I asked the lifeguard at the top of the slide and he agreed. It was painful watching them try to start the fire! They really should teach them how to do it easier and safer. The lifeguard said how there are days he's up there when nobody is sliding and just watches them in amazement at how much trouble they have. They had the broken old roasting sticks and logs and stuff. Probably go through a lighter a night trying to get that thing going. Just funny/sad if you want to watch one night.
    Oh my -- we didn't roast marshmallows this time, but we did two years ago and they couldn't light the fire then either!
     

    Flyz Ondewalz

    Beach Club Sunken Treasure cherry eating fiend!
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    I just asked them about it. They were given a bag with 4 marshmallows in it and a dowel from home depot (how much do they spend on just the wooden dowels alone?!). They said they pretty much just sat around, no stories or songs or anything really. They did not stay the whole time, but you'd think there'd be something.

    On a related note, one day I was doing the slide and saw them setting up for the campfire. I am an Eagle Scout, so I may be a bit bias, but I asked the lifeguard at the top of the slide and he agreed. It was painful watching them try to start the fire! They really should teach them how to do it easier and safer. The lifeguard said how there are days he's up there when nobody is sliding and just watches them in amazement at how much trouble they have. They had the broken old roasting sticks and logs and stuff. Probably go through a lighter a night trying to get that thing going. Just funny/sad if you want to watch one night.
    Back when I was in the Fly Scouts they taught us a little newspaper and some cooking oil would make life a lot easier when starting a fire. It was way quicker than rubbing our little wings together I can tell you that much!

    Signed, Buzzy the fly, Your campfire guy!
     

    BringingUpDisney

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    Hopping a red-eye to Boston, hoping to catch up when we finally make it to Maine. For all those in or on the way to the magic have a magical trip! :thumbsup2
     

    beebeeryan

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    Okay I know this has been covered before, but I've searched and can't find everything. I have ordered from Garden Grocer before, but was thinking of just ordering a case of water this time? Staples has free shipping, but how do they ship? Will I have to pay a fee to pick it up or is it USPS?

    Anyone know the best way to get a case of water to the YC? And how much before should I order it. I'm at 9 days out now so I suppose anytime would be fine.
     
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