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natebenma

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Longtime lurker, first time commenting on the BC/YC post! We'll be having our third stay at BC October 23-29, just a week to go. Can't wait!
:welcome: to posting on the thread!

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

:cool1:

When we were in Epcot last month Larry Dobson, the artist of a lot of the art you see in Disney art shops, was selling and signing some of his prints in Norway. Apparently he’s there twice a month. Anyway we bought a few bits, including this print of Beach Club to remind us of our lovely stay 😊 Finally got it framed and hung today! View attachment 444703
That is awesome! I have a print of Stormalong Bay that I love and is hanging in my bedroom. Not signed though.

:thumbsup2

Is there much of a difference in walking to DHS from Beach Club vs walking to DHS from Boardwalk resort?
Let us know if you book at the Beach Club. You asked previously about the arcade- as of a couple of weeks ago, it was open and there were quite a few amusements there- I posted pictures a few pages back, maybe 1556 or 1557.

::yes::


:welcome:

When is your trip?

:goodvibes

Nov 29 - Dec 7 @ YC. Our second stay @ YC, first time was 4 years ago and very much enjoyed it. We will be attending our first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. And actually we have never been to DW later then September so we are looking forward to the holiday spirit in general. This site is a wonderful resource, thanks to everyone for keeping info current.
Got it! I'll add you to the list!

:woohoo:


@natebenma, on the next BOG update, could you switch us to BC for January please? A std room opened up at BC, saving us $71 over the GV at YC that we had booked. Since the weather for January is iffy in terms of extended balcony-sitting anyway, I’ll take the chance of not getting a full balcony to save a bit more money. I’ll keep stalking the discount to try to move back to YC, but for now BC is fine. Hope I get a room with a Keurig, though.

And, if I forgot to mention it, we went with CSR for April. DH says the $800 more for BC just isn’t doable unless I want to go to WDW less often. <grin> I’ll take more trips over a better hotel any day. And the Dig Site’s not bad even if it’s no SAB. At least you don’t have to leave the pool area to get to the slide entrance, which is my only SAB pet peeve.
Will do!

:goodvibes


Beautiful and a great momento! We met him and his wife and had a lovely chat with them at Festival of the Arts this year. It was on our actual anniversary and we picked out a cool Haunted Mansion print which he was happy to personalize with Happy 22nd Anniversary. We hope to catch him again next trip!
Cool!

:thumbsup2


Thanks to everyone and their suggestions on YC vs BCV - we are booked for the second half of our split stay at Yacht Club in a Garden View room Feb. 26 - Feb. 29 :cool1:!
Great!

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

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DevonsDisneyMom

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I been calling for weeks to reserve a cabana on 10/29 and one finally opened up! I am so excited. Two questions. One does the market place and YC or C have the Halloween mugs is stock and does anyone know if there is a YC specific magnet to purchase? Thanks! 10 days to go!
 
  • Pooh's-Honey-Pot

    Secretly prefers Tangled to Frozen...
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    I been calling for weeks to reserve a cabana on 10/29 and one finally opened up! I am so excited. Two questions. One does the market place and YC or C have the Halloween mugs is stock and does anyone know if there is a YC specific magnet to purchase? Thanks! 10 days to go!
    I got a Halloween mug in BC marketplace in September! There is definitely a BC magnet as I bought it, so there probably will be a YC too.
     

    DisFanEY

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    I got a Halloween mug in BC marketplace in September! There is definitely a BC magnet as I bought it, so there probably will be a YC too.
    Chiming in about the magnet, hope too there's some YC specific ones.... I collect the year and the resort ones each time we go and place them side by side on my fridge... my OCD won't allow for it to be incomplete :rolleyes1
     

    GADisneyDad14

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    Quick cabana report from a recent trip. Here are the highlights:
    • We booked the full day - 10am-7pm. (The half-day booking options are 10-2 and 3-7)
    • There was an AP discount of 15%.
    • For the life of me I can't find what I paid but it was $200-something total w/ tax & discount. This was a weekday in early October, I believe pricing is seasonal (I'm sure others know better than me). I thought I had seen full day prices into the $300's+ (??), so I was happy with something in the $200's. :-)
    • We booked for our arrival day, didn't get there until 11:15'ish (I knew we'd miss the first part of our booking window). There was no attendant around, so we just made ourselves at home since our name was on the cabana (and it was the only one not occupied).
    • There is a cabana attendant and a food/beverage attendant. We were quickly served by the food/beverage CM (who was awesome by the way). Service was excellent! 1.5 hours later the cabana attendant finally showed up and was like "Oh hi xxxx family... I've been waiting on you for hours!" Inside I was like "We've been here for over an hour, where have you been?" But whatever, no big deal. We had our food and a CAT 5 and that's the important part.
    • When I booked, I requested Cabana #1 or #2. I was told when I booked that they would soon be switching to where you book the actual cabana # when you make the reservation, not sure if that is true or not, or maybe that is old new??
    Anyways, some pics:


    Cabana #1 is the one that faces directly towards the sandy kids area, as seen below:
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    Each cabana has a TV with full channel options. We kept it on the parks channel - because what else would you want to watch?
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    Fridge with waters, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Coke. There was a fruit tray wrapped/ready for us on the top shelf of the fridge when we arrived.
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    There were two cushy lounges and two standard lounges within the "blue ropes" for this cabana.
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    Bluetooth speaker (which I could never get to work), laminated rec guide, menu, and cabana attendant phone numbers.
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    A safe for valuables.
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  • GADisneyDad14

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    The cabana attendant stand pretty much looks into this cabana, but as noted the CM wasn't there very often.

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    Check out the life ring: "Beach Side Cabana Vibes" "#YBAnywhereElse" Pretty much sums up my feelings for the day!!
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    A dessert tray was offered in the afternoon at no cost. Having the MNSSHP special "worms with dirt" dessert was a nice seasonal touch.
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    GADisneyDad14

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    So to sum up our experience.... we enjoyed it! Booking on arrival day comes with travel risks, but we fly from an airport with reasonably good on-time stats so it was a calculated risk.

    Can't think of a better way to pass the day while waiting for the room to be ready.

    The food/beverage attendant only serves the cabanas, so they are pretty much always around (within reason) with prompt service. We also enjoy regular pool service sitting around SAB and know a few CMs we've seen on repeat visits - but at times it can be painfully slow since they are covering so much ground.

    Shade options for Cabana #1 were abundant. We could adjust the cabana sides depending on the angle of the sun when needed.

    My kids are prime sand pool age and could play there for hours, so this particular cabana was perfect.

    Sorry for the ramble, just trying to cover our thoughts.

    Happy to answer any questions!
     
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    Pooh's-Honey-Pot

    Secretly prefers Tangled to Frozen...
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    So to sum up our experience.... we enjoyed it! Booking on arrival day comes with travel risks, but we fly from an airport with reasonably good on-time stats so it was a calculated risk.

    Happy to answer any questions!
    Glad you enjoyed it! So strange about the attendant- he didn’t leave the area at all when we had a cabana last month! He was brilliant.
    And YES to thar waiter service. I was so on board with all the cocktails being delivered!
     

    GADisneyDad14

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    Glad you enjoyed it! So strange about the attendant- he didn’t leave the area at all when we had a cabana last month! He was brilliant.
    And YES to thar waiter service. I was so on board with all the cocktails being delivered!
    Later in the weekend I saw another attendant who seemed to always be around, engaging/laughing with cabana guests, etc. Probably the same or similar to what you describe.

    I guess as with any resort customer service position anywhere in the world, YMMV! :-)
     
  • waltdisfam4

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    Deciding between POP Century preferred, Yacht Club, POFQ ,or AKL standard room for our mother/daughter trip in late May. The sky liner isn't a big draw for us bu the renovated POP Century rooms are nice and a good price with my code. We often stay at beach club, so that area with YC is also a major perk for us. We love Animal Kingdom (the park) and couldn't help but notice the good price for a std with my code. I know POFQ has boat access to DS, but not sure about the speed of buses to the parks?

    Here are the room-only totals for our six nights:
    AKL standard: 1,692.34
    Yacht Club standard: 2,052.24
    PO French Quarter - 1,456.39 (king bed only, so we would have to share a bed)
    POP Century preferred location: 986.42

    Any thoughts on pros and cons? Ease & speed of transportation are the biggest factors for us. We aren't very adventurous eaters, so Boma, Jiko, etc aren't necessarily going to be big draws for us (although I know that they are supposed to be amazing). We have stayed at WL and liked the feel. I know AKL has a similar layout. The pool at POP doesn't appeal to us at all but we will only use the pool 1-2 times on our trip, as we are park people...We would like to try some DS restaurants on this trip...but we would need to share a king bed at POFQ, which isn't a big deal, but for a similar price, we could stay at AKL...or for a bit more than that, we could stay at YC. I really want to stay at YC, but I'm wondering if it is worth the difference in price for the two of us on a girls trip?
    Help us decide? This is soooo hard - lol

    Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome!! Thanks!
     

    serenitynow

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    So to sum up our experience.... we enjoyed it! Booking on arrival day comes with travel risks, but we fly from an airport with reasonably good on-time stats so it was a calculated risk.

    Can't think of a better way to pass the day while waiting for the room to be ready.

    The food/beverage attendant only serves the cabanas, so they are pretty much always around (within reason) with prompt service. We also enjoy regular pool service sitting around SAB and know a few CMs we've seen on repeat visits - but at times it can be painfully slow since they are covering so much ground.

    Shade options for Cabana #1 were abundant. We could adjust the cabana sides depending on the angle of the sun when needed.

    My kids are prime sand pool age and could play there for hours, so this particular cabana was perfect.

    Sorry for the ramble, just trying to cover our thoughts.

    Happy to answer any questions!
    Where could you a ordered more food from, Hurricane Hannas?
     

    hdw4sting

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    Longtime lurker, first time poster! We'll be having our first ever stay at YC November 30th for 14 nights and we cannot wait! Have decided to use Touring Plans to try and request a "room with a view" (2 Queen Beds) but would LOVE the room to have a walk-in-shower - does anybody who has stayed in this combo remember their room number at all?

    Thanks! <3
     

    Wood Nymph

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    I know POFQ has boat access to DS, but not sure about the speed of buses to the parks?
    POFQ buses have a quick trip to the parks when they go direct. But sometimes they share with POR, especially in the slow crowd times, and that will make the trip longer.
    I really want to stay at YC, but I'm wondering if it is worth the difference in price for the two of us on a girls trip?
    This is something people can't answer for you. But paying such a high price for a king bed at POFQ doesn't seem worth it when you can get a much nicer room for just a little more at a deluxe resort with many restaurant choices. POFQ only has a quick service restaurant.
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
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    What room number at yacht club is near the secret exit closer towards swan dolphin
    Good question! I used both of the YC Secret Entrances/Exits.

    The one by the wedding gazebo is 1065. We did use this door to get into the YC on our way back from Hollywood Studios and we did have to use our Magic Bands to open this door.

    If I am reading the layout map for YC corrected (and I wouldn't put money on that, BTW), it looks like the other exit is by 1030.

    :magnify:
     

    VAtink

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    A bit late posting this, but wanted to do a quick review of our experience at the cabanas from our stay three weeks ago. We booked the morning time slot, and were told to arrive at 9:45. We arrived right around then, but they were still setting up, so we sat and waited for only about 5 minutes for them to be ready.

    We were in cabana #4 which is the one I had hoped to get! It is the furthest one back and super private. One thing to note for sun lovers, the area of this cabana is mostly in the shade for a good portion of the morning time slot, even at the lounge chairs. This wasn’t an issue for us at all, we loved the location! The CM working there noted that nowadays when you book the cabana you actually pick which one you want, so if you want more sun I’d recommend booking a different cabana.





    There is a dedicated CM who watches over the area the whole time who was fantastic. He really made us feel pampered! Plus they have a dedicated server who stopped by often to see if we wanted to order any food or drinks. We ended up ordering some lunch later in the morning and a massive drink, which I cannot remember what it was, but it was so big it took about 2.5 hours to get through! The cabana comes with a variety of sodas and bottled water. I wish they had some sports drinks or juices too, I’m not a huge fan of soda, and sometimes want something more flavorful than water. Not a huge deal though. There was also a huge fruit plate which we devoured, it was so good! At the end of our time, the CM noted that everything in the fridge was ours to take, and encouraged us to fill up our bags with the left-over soda and water! This was a nice touch, it was great having some extra drinks in the room for the rest of the week.





    When we booked the cabana we weren’t really sure if we would like it, we thought we may get bored, but it ended up being one of our favorite experiences of the trip! The 4 hours flew by, we couldn’t believe how fast they went. It was awesome having the TV in there as well, we went on a Sunday, so it was great to watch football while lounging around enjoying the massive drink! We loved it so much we’re booking a full day for next year now!

    There was a minor thing that I do want to mention. There were a handful of people walking by on the paths surrounding the cabana area smoking, and the wind was blowing the smoke into the area. We ended up closing the sides of our cabana to try to block it, but it was still noticeable and annoying. Fortunately, it wasn’t constant and didn’t ruin the experience, so maybe if it’s something that would really bother you, request a cabana that’s closer to the pool rather than the paths. One other thing to note, I wish the bathroom was closer to this area. It wasn't horribly far away, but the quickest route was to exit the pool area and walk the main path by the lake and re-enter the pool area by HH. Just felt a bit awkward walking that main path outside of the pool area in just our bathing suits!
     



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