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3LittleLadies

Earning My Ears
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How old are your little ones?
We'll be there the same dates and my shy 5 year old son will be looking for some friends to play with at the pool! :)
I have a 2 year old son also but he'll be happy playing on his own :)
Our girls are 14, 13 and 8, so a little bit older but are really good with younger ones. :) We’ll keep our eyes out for two little guys if we’re at the pool!
 

dznylvr68

Earning My Ears
Joined
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Hi - we have our first Disney owned property stay at BC coming up in 2 weeks. In the past we have always stayed at the Swalphin (5-6 trips).

Any tip, tricks, hints, or suggestions for our first stay at the BC?
We’re booked in a Garden/Woods view.

TIA
Dznylvr
 
  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
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    YC lobby refurbishment

    I'm sure this has already been talked about but I saw on the stories of an instagrammer I follow that there are refurbishments being done in the YC lobby. Does anyone know what they're doing?
    Obviously, they are sprucing up for my arrival

    TWO 👏 WEEKS 👏 FROM 👏 TO👏DAY 👏!!!

    :woohoo:

    I "heard" that the floors are being refinished, but I cannot vouch for the info.

    Just found this on the Disney Food Blog:
    We checked out 2 days ago-- they were painting the trim in the lobby from the yellowish beige ( the picture w.the boat) to white
    But seriously, is this work still going on- are there areas of the lobby still under tarps or curtains?

    If so, I want to update Page 1, but I don't want to do this if the work is finished or nearly done.


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    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    I am about a week behind on the thread, sorry for the delayed responses and welcomes.

    Pack light, and plan to do laundry regularly. If you have just a couple of outfits for each of you, that will cut down on the amount of luggage that you need to worry about. The washers and dryers in the laundry room at the villas are free, detergent is $1.
    :welcome:

    Thanks for your helpful input.

    I'll add your March Spring Break trip to the Be Our Guest list. Beach Club or Beach Club villas?

    :cool1:


    We (as in DH) decided to stay at WL in December, so please take us off the list for then. However, he’s bribing me with a trip end of January, and once the AP discounts are released YC will probably be the winner for that trip. ;-)
    Will do! Come back soon!

    :goodvibes

    Heading back to WDW with the hubby and 3 daughters for a split stay 11/14-11/23. 1 night at YC garden view then over to BC deluxe room for 8 nights. Just made our fast passes this morning!! Could we please be added to the Be Our Guest list? Thanks so much!!
    :welcome:

    Happy to add you to the list!

    :woohoo:


    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!
    :welcome:

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

    Are you staying at the Beach Club or Yacht Club?

    I can't really help you with the availability of mac & cheese or hot dogs at the quick serve places at the resort. I'll look around when I am there in October.

    Remembering the times when I had a toddler who was a very picky eater (which fortunately, he has outgrown and is now an adventurous eater), here are a couple of survival tips if you need them:

    You can request a microwave for your room. If available, it will be provided free of charge. There are also microwaves for guest use in the BC Marketplace and the YC Ale & Compass.

    Bring along plastic containers on your trip. When you dine out at one of parks, or as another poster suggested, you get mac & cheese from the BW kiosk, get extra and bring it back to your room for later.

    There are cups of mac & cheese that you can purchase at the grocery store before your trip and pack for emergency situations. They are lightweight and easy to prepare- just add water and microwave.

    Not sure about the hot dogs. I assume you can purchase a package of franks at the BC Marketplace that you could microwave. Toast the buns using an iron and tin foil.

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    Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
    Joined
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    To add onto what @natebenma said for the parent of the child who likes Mac & Cheese and hot dogs - I wonder if they sell the single-serving Mac & Cheese cups in the Beach Club Marketplace or the Yacht Club's Market at Ale & Compass. You do not have to store it in the fridge. You just add water and microwave. I think it's called Easy Mac.

    Maybe somebody who is going to YC/BC before you could check to see if this is sold there.

    Also about the hot dogs - if your kid doesn't like the buns toasted, that would make it even easier to prepare in your room (if you get a microwave) or at the microwave in BC Marketplace.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    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
    :welcome: back!

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

    :cool1:

    I think you will be fine. As others have mentioned, your room will be assigned several days before the trip, not upon your arrival.

    That sounds right on the tips. I usually tip $5 per night, per room, leaving the money each morning instead of at the end of the trip, since you may have different housekeepers throughout the stay.

    :thumbsup2


    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 misread this message originally. I thought you were saying the CM was explaining, "Sorry hot dogs are not on the menu (and are not available)" instead of "Hot dogs are not on the menu but ARE available"

    I'm guessing from subsequent responses that the latter is the correct meaning.

    Right?

    ::yes::

    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.
    :welcome: to the thread and thanks so much for your input!

    :goodvibes


    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
    Thanks so much for the feedback about your trip.

    I'll add your bounceback trip to the Be Our Guest list.

    :dogdance:


    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?
    :welcome:

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

    :woohoo:

    Yes, it is possible to get a room with both a full balcony and daybed. Not sure how many there are in the category.

    Place your requests in priority order: "Full balcony please, daybed if possible" or "Daybed if possible (2 children of opposite genders/reason if there is one), full balcony if possible"

    :cool2:
     
  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
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    Thanks so much as always for this helpful info.

    It will be interesting to see if and how this will change the experience of entering EPCOT through the International Gateway.

    🚡

    Dee, I don’t think I ever asked to be added to the Be Our Guest list! Had to reschedule our Labor Day trip and couldn’t find a continuous stay, so have to “settle” for a split stay at our 2 favorite resorts. :) We will be at the YC from 10/11-10/12 following 2 nights at the Poly. Now to rearrange our plans to add in more resort time!!!
    I'll add you to the list!

    Dang! I'll be missing you by a few days. We check out on Oct 7.

    :wave2:


    Hi @natebenma (Dee) when you get a chance can you add us to the BOG list please :). We will be returning June 30, 2020 - July 12, 2020. Right now we are booked at BC but are hoping to switch to BCV studio. We loved having the little kitchenette this past trip and the set up of the room.
    * Not BC/YC related* Once we checkout on July 12th we are venturing outside the bubble and renting a home for 8 nights. We plan on moving down to the area in about 5 1/2 years( husband retires :dogdance:) and we want to do some exploring.
    :welcome: back!

    Will do!

    :woohoo:


    Leaving tomorrow to meet family for the "Trip with the Cousins" and all staying at the Beach Club! I actually have been to Disney six times and only stayed there, so it is obviously my favorite spot! Will post a trip report when we return home!
    Have a spectacular trip!

    :dogdance:


    Anyone at Beach Club or BCV RIGHT NOW that wants a few aluminum bottles of bud light, a few shots of Buffalo Trace bourbon, brand new gold peak sweet tea, and scones? Leaving the room in about 30 minutes and I would love to give this away.

    Met a nice family on the way to check our bags and the dad accepted the alcohol. I left the tea in the 4th floor bcv laundry room. Someone else had left a couple of items and diapers also.
    Thanks for your generosity!

    Hope you had a great trip!

    :cool2:


    A week from today we’re in our happy place !

    View attachment 437504

    From our first time at BC 2015 !

    Thanks to all who contribute to this wonderful thread! (Especially Dee 😍)
    Awww! Thanks for your kind words!

    Have a fabulous trip!

    :cheer2:


    Hi - we have our first Disney owned property stay at BC coming up in 2 weeks. In the past we have always stayed at the Swalphin (5-6 trips).

    Any tip, tricks, hints, or suggestions for our first stay at the BC?
    We’re booked in a Garden/Woods view.

    TIA
    Dznylvr
    :welcome: to the forum!

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

    :cool1:

    As far as tips, I recommend that you read Page 1 of this thread, particularly the first post (Intro), Post 13 (FAQ) and Post 14 (Other Useful Info).

    My favorite tip: Learn where the "Secret Exit/Entrance" is- you can read about that in the FAQ, or in Post 8 (Beach Club)

    Have a wonderful trip!

    ::MickeyMo
     
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    Sydney2977

    DIS Veteran
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    I've never really researched this before, so pardon my ignorance, but what are the real benefits of Club Level? Why would I as a resort guest pay about $200 or so extra per night for a Club Level room? What should I use to determine if this is a valuable option for our next trip? We are planning YC or BC. TIA for all input and opinions!
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
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    I've never really researched this before, so pardon my ignorance, but what are the real benefits of Club Level? Why would I as a resort guest pay about $200 or so extra per night for a Club Level room? What should I use to determine if this is a valuable option for our next trip? We are planning YC or BC. TIA for all input and opinions!
    Here ya go!

    Reviews of Club Level- Is it Worth It???

    mikec442, YC CL June 2016

    Ninjamom, December 2012
    Continue reading on, starting at page 35 of the Nov/December 2012 thread for lengthy discussions about club level

    Our Thoughts on Club Level by CT Disney April 2013


    10 Nights YC CL by Mousemommy1
    Includes comparisons to stays at WL CL


    A blog entry from Everything Walt Disney World gives a very well written, comprehensive description of the Concierge service offered at WDW resorts, including the BC and YC. The article will also give you the factors to help you decide if club level is worth it for your family.

    Google Disney's Club Level- What is it and Do I want it?

    ***************************************************************************************************

    Page 1, Post 12 of this thread has lots of info and pictures of the club level lounges and offerings at the YC and BC.

    My favorite part of club level is the breakfast, but since my husband and I will be taking advantage of the extra early morning hours during our upcoming stay, and will be spending most of our time in the parks, club level does not make sense to us for this trip.

    The more people in your group, the more valuable the premium you are paying for the food & drink is.

    Others like the reservation services, check-in at the lounge, package delivery and the salt water taffy at the CL desks

    They do still have the taffy, don't they??? It has been 3 years since my most recent CL stay.

    I haven't really seen anyone mention it as an advantage, but being on the top level of the resort is great because of the view and not having other rooms/guests above you

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  • Pooh's-Honey-Pot

    Secretly prefers Tangled to Frozen...
    Joined
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    We are on day three of 14 nights staying at Beach Club and absolutely loving this resort! So happy! Staff have all been lovely, my one request was for a full balcony which was met. Not much of a view, but at least it’s private! We ate at Ale and Compass last night and my bf said it was one of the best meals he’s had onsite ever - definitely an improvement from Captains Grill!
    It’s room 2534 - less than a two minute walk from main lobby and pretty much right above the secret door to Epcot. The last three years we have stayed in studios so I was worried this would feel small but I can’t notice any difference to be honest. Few photos in case Dee would like them for anywhere :-)
     

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    ♥ Mandi ♥

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    I am wondering if it’s possible to put a tension rod with a blackout curtain in the doorway from entryway to bedroom area in the BCV Studios?

    My little one will be sleeping in a crib or mattress in the entryway area and I want to be able to keep the area dark if we are watching TV etc.

    If so, do you think a 36” rod will work?
     

    Best Aunt

    "That's the best-est present ever!"
    Joined
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    I am wondering if it’s possible to put a tension rod with a blackout curtain in the doorway from entryway to bedroom area in the BCV Studios?

    My little one will be sleeping in a crib or mattress in the entryway area and I want to be able to keep the area dark if we are watching TV etc.

    If so, do you think a 36” rod will work?
    I'm trying to think... When I walked in the door, I was facing the wall which has the mirror/shelf/hooks thing on it. The connecting door to the 1-bedroom was on my right. It seems like there was more than 3 feet between the edge of that wall and the wall where the connecting door was.

    I wasn't able to find an image online. Maybe try youtube and see if anybody has done a video tour of the refurbished studios? I don't look at those because they make me dizzy when people film as they walk.
     

    Tess

    DIS Veteran - 1997
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    I am wondering if it’s possible to put a tension rod with a blackout curtain in the doorway from entryway to bedroom area in the BCV Studios?

    My little one will be sleeping in a crib or mattress in the entryway area and I want to be able to keep the area dark if we are watching TV etc.

    If so, do you think a 36” rod will work?
    It's a bit blurry but this is a fair representation of the area you are referencing. You might want to check the room view threads as well. I have posted views from other studios on there. This was room 259.

    437881
     

    shoreward

    DIS Veteran
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    I am wondering if it’s possible to put a tension rod with a blackout curtain in the doorway from entryway to bedroom area in the BCV Studios?

    My little one will be sleeping in a crib or mattress in the entryway area and I want to be able to keep the area dark if we are watching TV etc.

    If so, do you think a 36” rod will work?
    Instead of a rod and curtain, you may want to consider the temporary paper pleated shades, which have an adhesive strip across the top for fastening. They are available in both light filtering and room darkening versions at places like Home Depot, as well as online. They come in a 36” x 72” size, which can be trimmed with a scissor; using the adhesive strip; two can be joined for a wider or longer opening. They are inexpensive and light weight. The collapsed size is 36” wide x about 1” high. As it is just paper, you can dispose, if you like, when checking out, or just pack in your bag to re-use at another time.
     

    Candlelady

    A dream is a wish your heart makes
    Joined
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    I understand the need for some privacy and to let the little ones sleep. Please don't use anything sticky that will mark up the walls or ceiling. Adhesive can easily pull off paint and wallboard. If you really need that much privacy, maybe a one or two bedroom villa should be considered.

    Instead of a rod and curtain, you may want to consider the temporary paper pleated shades, which have an adhesive strip across the top for fastening. They are available in both light filtering and room darkening versions at places like Home Depot, as well as online. They come in a 36” x 72” size, which can be trimmed with a scissor; using the adhesive strip; two can be joined for a wider or longer opening. They are inexpensive and light weight. The collapsed size is 36” wide x about 1” high. As it is just paper, you can dispose, if you like, when checking out, or just pack in your bag to re-use at another time.
     



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