Disney's YACHT & BEACH CLUB RESORTS Information & Questions Updated Info on Page 1 Post 1 & 13, 14

ABZDisneyFan

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Really in busy times the BC (and BCV) and YC and the Dolphin/Swan shouldn't be sharing buses at all during peak times --- park opening and closing. We've been there in busy times staying at BC where we've seen multiple AK/DS/MK buses skip the BC stop altogether after filling up at YC --- super frustrating to be waiting for a bus that never even comes to the bus stop. Since BC and YC and Dolphin/Swan are all considered deluxe resorts the transportation should be first class --- maybe off hours say 9 am to 8pm they can share the route but at opening and closing during busy times this is crazy.

We usually stay BC and don't view the opening and closing times for AK, MK, DS as worth depending on the buses at all if we had an early ADR. (Thank goodness the walk to Epcot and DHS is quick.) Sort of sad really... we used to rent cars for our stay but with the new parking fee we haven't bothered --- but if their bus services can't perform that will make us way more likely to stay offsite and just rent a car. Sort of sad to see this though.
Totally agree with you, when you consider how large both of the resorts are, it really is a joke that they expect both of them to share buses at peak times.
We've never really noticed how bad it can be for BC guests until this trip, but on numerous occasions over the two weeks that we were there it was standing room only by the time we got to the BC.
I'm glad it's not only us that were upset by the situation, we realised in the first week how bad it had got since our last visit & knew the second week would be way worse with it being TG.

Disney get it right in so many ways but so wrong in others, they have got us all planning our trips almost down to the hour now with ADRS & FP+ & people now really do rely on buses, boats, monorails & the Sky Liner to run on time.
We gave up on getting a boat to or from the studios back in 2017 & walked as the wait was so long if you had just missed one.

We used the Sky Liner a lot this trip particularly when heading back to the resort as it always keeps moving, yes it's a bit of a journey to go to CB/RR first & then change to the Epcot line but at least you keep moving & I still think it's quicker than waiting for a boat at peak times.
I've mentioned in another post that I'm going to reach out to the manager of the BC & YC to make her aware of the situation with the buses.
 

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
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'Tis the Season (for getting behind on the FAQ thread) (AGAIN)!!!


Just booked the BCVs [Studio] for our 2020 F&W trip, 10/21 - 10/29 . Can you please add us to the BOG list? Now, I need to focus on our marathon weekend trip which is in less than 7 weeks! :drinking1
Got it! I'll add your listing next time I do an update.

:woohoo:


Good Morning! I have my choice of Beach or Yacht club for a conference in March. Would love some of your expert opinions on which to choose. The location to Epcot or HS doesn’t matter much to me but the size of the room and if it’s a newly updated does. Any help would be so appr. Any room numbers would also be helpful for a decent view as I’m sure the conference just gives standard.
Thanks Everyone! Looks like I may go with the Yacht club since the rooms seem to be newly renovated. Any suggestions for a standard view room number with a decent view?
I'll put you down for YC in March on the Be Our Guest list- Page 1, Post 15.

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Do the beach club club level rooms have a balcony?
:welcome: to the thread!

Have you booked a trip or are you still in the planning stages at this point?

As @Wood Nymph indicated, about 3/4 of the Beach Club rooms at Club Level have full-size balconies.

:goodvibes

We just booked our annual August Disney trip! We have been trying many different resorts over the years and this trip we decided on the BC! We have never stayed at an Epcot resort before and we are very excited to be able to walk to/from HS and EP. Our son will be a few days away from turning 5 on this trip and I think he will love the pool. Can’t wait to break the news to DS next month for Christmas.
:welcome:

I'll add you to the list.

Let us know how the reveal goes!

:dogdance:
 
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natebenma

Beach Club Dee
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We stayed at the Yacht Club last year for a conference and really really enjoyed it. (I'm 5'3 and the beds were never an issue). The new rooms are a bit more sophisticated and we enjoyed the simplicity of the resort. Having stayed at the Beach Club the year prior, we found it to be a bit sleepier overall.

PS: If you like chocolate, please don't miss the Chocolate Ganache waffles at Ale & Compass; they are by far one of the best kept breakfast secrets at Disney.
Thank you for your comments!

:thumbsup2


Dee, we had a change in plans. Will you please move us from August 2020 to August 2021.
Got it! Will do.

::yes::


Are toddler rails available at yacht club upon request?
:welcome: back!

Do you have an upcoming stay booked?

:goodvibes

Just got back from staying at week at YC, here are my two cents:

Overall , I really liked the hotel. For the most part , the cast members at both sister resorts were amazing, except for one issue which I will get into. Ale and Compass is a sleeper hit for breakfast that most ppl NEVER talk about. The proximity to Epcot is great too.

We had a great view overlooking the main pool, and got to watch fireworks from Epcot on the balcony. The room was really clean, and nicely appointed and the beds were super comfy.

Now for some nit-pics about some things that weren't exactly positive imo:

1. I know its been stated in before in some other places, maybe even here in this thread BUT, personal advice? Request rooms that aren't connected. The room on the right side of us was quiet with barely audible noises like a normal hotel. The connected room to our left was another story. You could hear EVERYTHING. It was like there was just a quilt separating our two rooms as absolutely thin as the walls were. This became quite aggravating because they had very rowdy small children who absolutely LOVED to let out extremely loud blood curdling screams every morning at 6 am demanding waffles , toys, etc....

2. The shower/bath area left much to be desired. The bathroom in the La Quinta Inn we stayed at coming down had a better bathroom. Disney has been putting in more updated shower equipment which is appreciated, but the wand barely trickled any water out of it. I don't know if Disney has a limit on water pressure they allow each bathroom to have or it was just a faulty system in our room, but just something to keep in mind.

3. At 2 am on my birthday (21st) a fire alarm went off for like 5 seconds and woke everyone up. I called the front desk as I saw ppl leaving in a hurry, but I thought it odd the alarm only went off for just a few seconds so I called down to the front desk to double check, and the cast member laughed at me when I asked and said "its just a false alarm, go back to sleep.". This made my dh quite irritated by the flippant mocking response , and I left a dm message on a Disney help/resort etc twitter page just letting them know what happened , and that they might want to talk to this cast member regarding this in case this happens in the future. I received a response immediately within 30 minutes .


Again , the negatives are just my opinion to keep in mind , and nothing was vacation ruining or anything.

Would I stay here again? Maybe after I am done sampling the other resorts, but next time I will try to get a NON connecting room.
Thanks for the feedback about your stay. I have a section on Page 1, Post 16 for guest reviews. I would like to add a link to your review if you don't mine.

::yes::


One month exactly until I arrive at my favourite place on earth...Beach Club!!!!

I spoiled my family on our first trip with BCV and we have now been to BC 3 other times!

I cannot wait to put my feet in the sand!
Getting closer...

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Happy Thanksgiving to all as I excitedly start my single digit dance. We will be checking into the BCV in 9 days!!!!
Have a great trip!

:goodvibes


Happy Thanksgiving!! Checking into YC Saturday morning. :banana:
Hope you are having a magical time!

:woohoo:
 

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  • Maxie86

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    Returned last night from the YC. I agree with the bus situation, it was terrible. In the past we always rented a car, but with the parking fees, the ability to walk to two parks, and Lyft we didn't rent a car on any trips this year. We took the bus to the MK for MVMCP, it was horrible, we waited a half hour, they kept moving up the time. Tried to call a mini van and that was 20 minutes out. Was in the processes of calling a regular lyft when a bus finally pulled in, it quickly filled up with people who came 20-30 minutes after us. :sad2: Fortunately a second one came in right after. We almost didn't get on that one either, it was only because someone was kind enough to get up for me to sit. Both buses were standing room only before it got to the BC. Since there is no line for the bus people coming in at the last minute get on before people who have been waiting longer, we weren't the only ones who who were waiting that didn't get on the first bus. We rarely use the bus because I can't stand on the bus and often have to wait for a 2nd or 3rd to get a seat. We used Lyft for everything else for less than the parking fee would be.

    Everything else at the YC was great. We had the CL room without a balcony, we loved the room, it is a little bigger than most of the rooms, I'll take bigger room over a balcony any day. It was room 5163, 2 queen, day bed, tub shower combination, and no balcony. I was a bit of an upgrade since I booked SV and this is a GV. For the PP asking about dogs at the resort, I did see five dogs, the most ever, one was a service dog. Usually we don't even see one.

    Next trip to YC April 12-16, 2020.
     
  • Rich M

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    Anybody at YC or BC today with any experience on walking to DH today for the opening of RotR? I am wondering how close you need to get to join the VQ.
     

    crvetter

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    Anybody at YC or BC today with any experience on walking to DH today for the opening of RotR? I am wondering how close you need to get to join the VQ.
    According to Disney you and every person you wish to add to the Boarding Group must have entered HS. So it isn't a geo-location thing but rather a strict did you enter HS today or not.
     

    Rich M

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    According to Disney you and every person you wish to add to the Boarding Group must have entered HS. So it isn't a geo-location thing but rather a strict did you enter HS today or not.
    Thanks for that information but according to another thread people entered the VQ before entering the park today so was just curious if anyone experienced it that was at either location today.
     

    Wood Nymph

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    Thanks for that information but according to another thread people entered the VQ before entering the park today so was just curious if anyone experienced it that was at either location today.
    We are going to walk over to DHS from the BC tomorrow morning to try to get into a boarding group (VQ). We'll let you what happens. :)

    When we were here in August for the opening day of Galaxy's Edge you had to have entered the park before you could get a boarding pass.
     
  • jlundeen

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    We are going to walk over to DHS from the BC tomorrow morning to try to get into a boarding group (VQ). We'll let you what happens. :)

    When we were here in August for the opening day of Galaxy's Edge you had to have entered the park before you could get a boarding pass.
    posted on the Rumors/News thread that some folks have been able to book while in security area - not yet inside park....
     

    Rich M

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    We are going to walk over to DHS from the BC tomorrow morning to try to get into a boarding group (VQ). We'll let you what happens. :)

    When we were here in August for the opening day of Galaxy's Edge you had to have entered the park before you could get a boarding pass.
    Thank you so much. If you can also include the time you left the resort and the group that you got into that would be very helpful. Sunday is EMH so I think it might be really bad that day also.
     

    focusondisney

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    To further complicate matters the usual YC bus stop was closed, so buses were picking up & dropping off from the YC Conference centre,
    Any more info on the YC bus stop situation? Was it just closed for a few hours or is something more going on? We arrive Saturday & I haven’t heard anything about the bus stop being closed. Thanks!
     

    ABZDisneyFan

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    Any more info on the YC bus stop situation? Was it just closed for a few hours or is something more going on? We arrive Saturday & I haven’t heard anything about the bus stop being closed. Thanks!
    It was only closed for a couple of days when we were there, it was back to normal when we left last Saturday.
     
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    We are st the BCV now. While the BC is still my favorite resort at Disney, it is not what it once was.
    I agree with others that the busses are awful. We have been using uber to AK, MK (contemporary) and DS. It’s just not worth the aggravation of the 20-30 minute wait for standing room only.

    We all knew it was coming but the IG is a nightmare to get though compared to the wonderful “secret” entrance it used to be. It makes me wonder if paying the very high price tag of these resorts is worth the cost now that we don’t have this advantage anymore.

    The upkeep on painting/maintenance has also gone way downhill. We have one of the larger balconies on the 5th floor and it is full of spider webs and the roof it filthy/rusty. I guess We just expect more. This never would have happened years ago.
     

    Wood Nymph

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    We heard the Friendship boats running early this morning, before 5am - I think, so we figured that DHS was going to open earlier than its official opening time of 9am. We went to the Yacht Club marketplace for something to eat since they open at 6 am. We headed out the door of the Yacht Club at 7:03am, walked to DHS and got a boarding group for Rise of Resistance around 7:30am. You couldn’t get a boarding pass until a couple of minutes after you Had gone through the touch posts.

    We got boarding group 49. All of the DHS rides were open and we hung around for awhile, hoping that it wouldn’t take too long before Our group was called. Finally, at 9am, when they hadn’t moved past group 25 yet, we bailed and went back to the Beach Club. We are now hanging out at Storm Along Bay for awhile.
     

    tsme

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    We all knew it was coming but the IG is a nightmare to get though compared to the wonderful “secret” entrance it used to be. It makes me wonder if paying the very high price tag of these resorts is worth the cost now that we don’t have this advantage anymore.
    When the gondolas were announced this was my fear. We love staying at BC & BWI. The ease of walking into Epcot is a major reason. This saddens me so much. We have a trip planned for January 2020 and I’ve been worried about the impact of the gondolas at IG. When we booked, we decided to go ahead with BWI & if it’s a nightmare & no longer peaceful & easy entering thru IG, our next trip might have to be at a different area resort, possibly a MK resort 🤷🏼‍♀️ .
     

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