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1nfrequent

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I've got a stay coming up at YC in November. I've stayed a number of times before - it's my favourite property at WDW - but I've always arrived early evening. This time around my flights have had a number of "adjustments" so I'm now probably not going to get to the site until after midnight. I've already booked my ME place and so they know I'm arriving late but I'm having a wobble on whether I need to separately contact the hotel to let them know in case I lose my room? I realise I'm probably worrying about nothing but I've had a bit of a weird year for getting walked by hotels I've booked and this is a special trip for me (it's my birthday while I'm out there) so I really don't want it to happen again. FWIW I only have a basic garden room so nothing fancy that might protect me in the event of overbooking.

Separately, can anyone advise what a reasonable tip is for housekeeping? (It's been a few years since I was last in the US so I don't know what expectations are - I used to leave $5 per day for basic and $10 if housekeeping went out of their way).

1F
 

GADisneyDad14

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Hi - We will be visiting in November. We usually stay at Swan & Dolphin, but are excited to spend a week at Yacht & Beach. We have a toddler who loves macaroni & cheese and hot dogs (both of which we could easily get at S&D). I looked at the children's menu for Hurricane Hannah's - but I don't see either on the menu. Does any one know if there is anywhere at either of these resorts to get either of these items? (Usually we come back to our hotel for a mid-day 2-3 hr nap and then end up eating dinner at the resort before going back to the parks). This mama says Thank you SO much!
We were at Stormalong Bay a few weeks ago. The CM walking around taking food/drink orders gave us a menu and mentioned two things not on the kids menu.... I’m nearly certain one of them was a hot dog. Note I’m not totally sure so don’t take that as 100% fact, but I’m pretty sure!
 

evilqueenmindy

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 14, 2010
Yes.

Does that help? No?

Some, we are not sure how many, of the Cuisinart pod machines have been replaced with Keurigs in BC rooms.

You could have either type in your room.

Sorry we don't have a better answer.

You can ask for additional coffee set ups if you need more.


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Thanks, I’ll bring both to be safe
 

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  • Ninja Mom

    Attention People of Earth, I come in Peace...
    Joined
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    I've got a stay coming up at YC in November. I've stayed a number of times before - it's my favourite property at WDW - but I've always arrived early evening. This time around my flights have had a number of "adjustments" so I'm now probably not going to get to the site until after midnight. I've already booked my ME place and so they know I'm arriving late but I'm having a wobble on whether I need to separately contact the hotel to let them know in case I lose my room? I realise I'm probably worrying about nothing but I've had a bit of a weird year for getting walked by hotels I've booked and this is a special trip for me (it's my birthday while I'm out there) so I really don't want it to happen again. FWIW I only have a basic garden room so nothing fancy that might protect me in the event of overbooking.

    Separately, can anyone advise what a reasonable tip is for housekeeping? (It's been a few years since I was last in the US so I don't know what expectations are - I used to leave $5 per day for basic and $10 if housekeeping went out of their way).

    1F
    If the Magical Express has your flight information you should be good to go with having your room secured. Rooms are assigned a few days in advance of your reservation. I'd still call Disney and ask to have a note placed in your file explaining that your going to have a late arrival. That would give you some peace of mind.

    Concerning the tips I think you are right on the money. That's what I do. In fact I even print out special envelopes with a cartoon Mickey and a note explaining in English and Spanish that this envelope is for the Housekeeper and thank you for doing a great job.

    I also like to write requests for things I need on this envelope since I am sure the housekeeper will see it. I usually get great service thanks to those tip envelopes!

    ~NM
     

    Hopefully

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    If the Magical Express has your flight information you should be good to go with having your room secured. Rooms are assigned a few days in advance of your reservation. I'd still call Disney and ask to have a note placed in your file explaining that your going to have a late arrival. That would give you some peace of mind.

    Concerning the tips I think you are right on the money. That's what I do. In fact I even print out special envelopes with a cartoon Mickey and a note explaining in English and Spanish that this envelope is for the Housekeeper and thank you for doing a great job.

    I also like to write requests for things I need on this envelope since I am sure the housekeeper will see it. I usually get great service thanks to those tip envelopes!

    ~NM
    I actually believe it has nothing to do with the fancy envelopes- which I also use - but rather with the great CM’s that work hard and clean rooms at the resort.
     

    texas200

    Mouseketeer
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    Mar 22, 2017
    Hi - We will be visiting in November. We usually stay at Swan & Dolphin, but are excited to spend a week at Yacht & Beach. We have a toddler who loves macaroni & cheese and hot dogs (both of which we could easily get at S&D). I looked at the children's menu for Hurricane Hannah's - but I don't see either on the menu. Does any one know if there is anywhere at either of these resorts to get either of these items? (Usually we come back to our hotel for a mid-day 2-3 hr nap and then end up eating dinner at the resort before going back to the parks). This mama says Thank you SO much!
    Beaches and cream has both on their kids menu. They are doing a refurb right now and I am not sure when it reopens. They have a temporary location now. Check and see what is on that kids menu.
     

    GillianP1301

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    Jun 22, 2012
    Just got back a couple of week's ago for our 2nd stay at YC (stayed there last year as well). I was worried that our incredible experience there could never be matched and we would be a bit disappointed this time, well that was not the case at all! It was another amazing stay. We spent 10 nights in a garden view room that ended up overlooking the quiet pool. Wasn't my 1st choice view, but that didn't even matter. I'm not that hung on views in general.

    Staff were all amazing, including being very helpful and accommodating when I needed to add some nights as backup and ultimately checking out a day early due to hurricane Dorian.

    We spent a full day on resort with a 7am guided bass fishing tour which was amazing and then rented a cabana by the pool for the day before enjoying a great meal at Yachtsman. It was the best resort day ever!

    I was so impressed, I booked the bounce back again, although this time I am going to try the Beach Club side. I'm hoping that I will be just as impressed with that side of the resort as Yacht Club
     
  • shoreward

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    Beaches and cream has both on their kids menu. They are doing a refurb right now and I am not sure when it reopens. They have a temporary location now. Check and see what is on that kids menu.
    The temp location only serves ice cream, unfortunately.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Beach Club coffee makers:

    If you stayed at the Beach Club in 2019, could you post whether you had the Cuisinart Coffee pod machine or a Keurig.

    Bonus if you have the room number but not essential. Still want to hear from you if you have already posted this info.

    :thanks:
     
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  • sugarkristals

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
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    We were at Stormalong Bay a few weeks ago. The CM walking around taking food/drink orders gave us a menu and mentioned two things not on the kids menu.... I’m nearly certain one of them was a hot dog. Note I’m not totally sure so don’t take that as 100% fact, but I’m pretty sure!
    Ok thank you, fingers crossed!! We don’t want to have to walk to Boardwalk or Swan & Dolphin every afternoon to grab a meal for him!
     

    GADisneyDad14

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    Just got back a couple of week's ago for our 2nd stay at YC (stayed there last year as well). I was worried that our incredible experience there could never be matched and we would be a bit disappointed this time, well that was not the case at all! It was another amazing stay. We spent 10 nights in a garden view room that ended up overlooking the quiet pool. Wasn't my 1st choice view, but that didn't even matter. I'm not that hung on views in general.

    Staff were all amazing, including being very helpful and accommodating when I needed to add some nights as backup and ultimately checking out a day early due to hurricane Dorian.

    We spent a full day on resort with a 7am guided bass fishing tour which was amazing and then rented a cabana by the pool for the day before enjoying a great meal at Yachtsman. It was the best resort day ever!

    I was so impressed, I booked the bounce back again, although this time I am going to try the Beach Club side. I'm hoping that I will be just as impressed with that side of the resort as Yacht Club
    Glad you enjoyed your trip!

    This is OT for this thread but we did the 7am fishing excursion on Bay Lake in July and it was a highlight of our trip as well. Can’t wait to try it someday from the Epcot resorts. Such a fun/different way to start a WDW morning.
     

    Ninja Mom

    Attention People of Earth, I come in Peace...
    Joined
    Apr 2, 2012
    Beach Club coffee makers:

    If you stayed at the Beach Club in 2019, could you post whether you had the Cuisinart Coffee pod machine or a Keurig.

    Bonus if you have the room number but not essential. Still want to hear from you if you have already posted this info.

    :thanks:
    Fun fact: this is the coffee machine that Dee installed in her car so she is never too far from her beloved beans.

     

    DisneyGirlMI

    Also Cute and Fluffy!
    Joined
    Dec 8, 2012
    Beach Club coffee makers:

    If you stayed at the Beach Club in 2019, could you post whether you had the Cuisinart Coffee pod machine or a Keurig.

    Bonus if you have the room number but not essential. Still want to hear from you if you have already posted this info.

    :thanks:
    August- GV We had a Keurig.
     

    Dayzy

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jan 17, 2011
    We are visiting BC in August of 2020 for a week long stay. We've stayed at YC before and always have gotten a room with a daybed which made life a ton easier. I don't know much about BC, we've booked a water/pool view because that's what was available for our package. Is it possible to get both a balcony and a day bed in this category?
     

    kimmar067

    TAGS?? It's all about the 'likes' now!
    Joined
    Mar 7, 2001
    We were at Stormalong Bay a few weeks ago. The CM walking around taking food/drink orders gave us a menu and mentioned two things not on the kids menu.... I’m nearly certain one of them was a hot dog. Note I’m not totally sure so don’t take that as 100% fact, but I’m pretty sure!
    .....I love how the chicken tenders and fries come in a cute little green bucket!
     



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