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osufeth24

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As anyone stayed in a Deluxe room at BC recently? All the threads talking about it seem to be many years old. Just curious if people actually liked them.
 


georgina

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Ya I figured renting directly through someone would be better.

The biggest determent though was having to pay for all it all once the res is made and no cancelations. Just felt uneasy. Which is why I went ahead and booked the deluxe room through Disney.
I see you have already booked a room, just wanted to say I rented points through an owner, should be there at BCV now. Owner was able to reschedule me in Oct, consecutive with a David's rental I have but who knows if that will happen either. I did not have to pay for it all at once with an owner rental, it was 2 installments. I think it is probably wiser to go through Disney like you did.
 
  • luvpoohandcompany

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    Called reservations. Surprised no wait.

    I just booked the deluxe room at bc!!

    Is there any sort of request I should put? As far as floor, etc?
    I'd request a full balcony as that gives even more space and it's lovely to sit out there when relaxing :)
    I'm trying not to get too excited this early about not only staying at my very first Disney resort, but staying a top place like BC
    Congratulations! I hope you love it as much as many on here :goodvibes
     

    luvpoohandcompany

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    Yes, def hope to get a room with a full balcony

    If I read it right, I can put in that request within 60 days of arrival?
    You can add that request over the phone now then if you do online check-in you can usually chose full balcony there too I think. I would also ring the week of arrival to confirm they have request. If you don't get what you want when you check in just ask if it is available (or if you can change rooms when it becomes available if that suits you).
     

    osufeth24

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    You can add that request over the phone now then if you do online check-in you can usually chose full balcony there too I think. I would also ring the week of arrival to confirm they have request. If you don't get what you want when you check in just ask if it is available (or if you can change rooms when it becomes available if that suits you).
    Gotcha, think it'll probably be harder since I have a deluxe room, and I believe there are only 6 of those in the resort, and only 3 of those are full balcony's. So if I don't get one, really not much to move around
     
  • jlundeen

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    Right now, for our reservation after Thanksgiving, the only options on the ROOM REQUESTS part of online check in are "Highest Floor" or "Upper Floor". If you have special requests that you really want/need, it's probably better to get them on your reservation by calling (or having your TA call) and then checking later to see if they really are there. They are only "requests" and in the trips I've taken, it's about a 50-50 chance that they can accommodate your requests, but it's my understanding that they really do try.
     
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    butterscotchcollins

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    Question on Ale & Compass breakfast - is an ADR required, or have guests had success just walking up and getting a table? We'll be there in Sept post-Labor Day and I'm trying to keep our plans fluid for park/eating plans but really want to try it one morning so willing to make an early ADR if necessary but would prefer not to.
     

    shoreward

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    Question on Ale & Compass breakfast - is an ADR required, or have guests had success just walking up and getting a table? We'll be there in Sept post-Labor Day and I'm trying to keep our plans fluid for park/eating plans but really want to try it one morning so willing to make an early ADR if necessary but would prefer not to.
    It is hit and miss. I would suggest at least making an ADR the night before. I found that even though there are open tables, they sometimes make you wait, unless you have an ADR. At the least, I would try to make an ADR when you wake up, the morning you want to dine there. Not knowing what the new normal will be in September, there is a good possibility that capacity will be limited, vs. the normal capacity of earlier, this year.
     

    MinMou

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    It is hit and miss. I would suggest at least making an ADR the night before. I found that even though there are open tables, they sometimes make you wait, unless you have an ADR. At the least, I would try to make an ADR when you wake up, the morning you want to dine there. Not knowing what the new normal will be in September, there is a good possibility that capacity will be limited, vs. the normal capacity of earlier, this year.
    I never thought about making an ADR the same day, but that sounds like a great idea. When you walk up, they have no idea how far in advance a reservation was made. And that way, you don't run the risk of being charged a fee if you have to change your plans.
     
  • Best Aunt

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    I never thought about making an ADR the same day, but that sounds like a great idea. When you walk up, they have no idea how far in advance a reservation was made. And that way, you don't run the risk of being charged a fee if you have to change your plans.
    In 2018 I was at Wilderness Lodge and wanted to eat lunch at Whispering Canyon Cafe. I didn't want to be turned away or made to wait because I did not have a reservation, so I made a reservation and then went to the restaurant immediately. When I got to the restaurant, they could not find my reservation. They said it was not in the system yet. The cast member told me that the system only refreshes every 15 minutes. I was concerned that the system would consider me a no-show because I was seated before my reservation appeared, so I wasn't checked in as being there for my reservation. I did not have a problem, but if I were to make a same day reservation again I would do it at least 30 minutes ahead.
     

    Llama mama

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    Trip update
    We are still booked for YC 7/31-8/8.
    I have booked pre park opening breakfast everyday except one for the parks we are booking fastpasses for. I also booked 1/2 day cabana rentals for multi days to ensure we get pool time.They are currently booking cabanas because I called today. I am sure all of this is overkill but I only have a short timeframe before my daughters head to college, it’s our girls only trip.
    I really want Epcot to be open . (Deal breaker if closed) .I also am hoping to still park hop( wishful thinking I know).

    With that said....... I am seriously putting thought into booking a back up trip to Universal if Disney doesn’t start announcing info soon.
     
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    natebenma

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    Page 1622-1625

    Attempting to catch up here...

    Hi Dee! Can you add us to the November/December list? We will be there from 11/26 to 12/3. We were going to do CBR but decided to return to BC instead. Fingers crossed we get to go! 🤞
    Will do!

    :goodvibes


    I was wondering about that!
    :welcome: to the thread and thanks for posting.

    :thumbsup2


    @natebenma can you remove our Be our Guest entry for Dec 17-23rd? We were able to book our home resort of CCV prior to our 7 month window opening - we'll stay at BCV one of these trips!!

    Thanks!
    Have a fantastic trip- see you back here sometime!

    ::yes::


    I wonder what club level food options will look like. No buffet spreads for sure. They will definitely need to think outside the box.
    :welcome: to posting on the thread.

    Looks like you have a trip planned in Jan. I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list we keep on Page 1, Post 15.

    :cool1:


    We are booked for 4/15/21 - 4/23/21! We had to reschedule our trip from this past April that had been cancelled. It will be our first time staying at the Beach Club!
    Got it!

    :thumbsup2


    I plan on calling this week to book a standard room at BC for July of 2021. Can anyone recommend any good locations to request or maybe which floor is best. It has been so many years since we stayed here, I don't remember much.
    :welcome:

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

    In addition to touring plans, we have a Beach Club Room Views thread with a sample of views provided by guests. I'll link it here.

    Beach Club Room Views


    As far as requests, if you aren't aware, only 50% of the rooms at the Beach Club have a full balcony, so if that is important to you, make that a priority request.

    :woohoo:


    Called reservations. Surprised no wait.

    I just booked the deluxe room at bc!!

    Is there any sort of request I should put? As far as floor, etc?
    :welcome: to the thread!!!

    I'll add you to the list.

    :dogdance:


    I see you have already booked a room, just wanted to say I rented points through an owner, should be there at BCV now. Owner was able to reschedule me in Oct, consecutive with a David's rental I have but who knows if that will happen either. I did not have to pay for it all at once with an owner rental, it was 2 installments. I think it is probably wiser to go through Disney like you did.
    :welcome:

    I'm glad the owner you booked through was able to work with you to reschedule. I'll put you on the list for October.

    :goodvibes

    Question on Ale & Compass breakfast - is an ADR required, or have guests had success just walking up and getting a table? We'll be there in Sept post-Labor Day and I'm trying to keep our plans fluid for park/eating plans but really want to try it one morning so willing to make an early ADR if necessary but would prefer not to.
    :welcome:

    Which resort are you staying at? BC/YC/BCV or somewhere else.

    Everyone has given you excellent advice about breakfast reservations at Ale & Compass.

    :cool2:
     
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    natebenma

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    I have updated the Be Our Guest list. Please take a moment to see if I have your information listed correctly.

    I have not touched the June entries, although I know that some or all of the reservations for next month are being cancelled or changed.

    Post 15: Be Our Guest List

    :grouphug:
     

    shoreward

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    I wonder if occupancy at the Disney resorts will be limited, when the resorts reopen. If so, that could affect room requests. I also wonder how Cape May would serve guests, as there is talk of buffets being severely affected, due to concerns of contamination.

    Another unknown is SAB. Will it be open? If so, will there be limitations on the number of guests using it at a time? What about face coverings there?

    With all of the life-changing effects caused by the virus, these matters can seem so trivial. However, for many, a visit to WDW can be a trip for which they have dreamed and saved for a very long time. Others have planned the trip to celebrate a one-time special occasion.

    There are so many unknowns. No matter how Disney addresses the issues, there are bound to be unhappy guests.
     

    osufeth24

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    I wonder if occupancy at the Disney resorts will be limited, when the resorts reopen. If so, that could affect room requests. I also wonder how Cape May would serve guests, as there is talk of buffets being severely affected, due to concerns of contamination.

    Another unknown is SAB. Will it be open? If so, will there be limitations on the number of guests using it at a time? What about face coverings there?

    With all of the life-changing effects caused by the virus, these matters can seem so trivial. However, for many, a visit to WDW can be a trip for which they have dreamed and saved for a very long time. Others have planned the trip to celebrate a one-time special occasion.

    There are so many unknowns. No matter how Disney addresses the issues, there are bound to be unhappy guests.
    Just going off of Universal's opening, since they're opening Volcano Bay, I gotta assume the pool will be open at Disney. They're not requiring facemasks while in the pool/attractions, but everywhere else you do.
     

    mom2kandj

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    WWYD? How much extra space is there in a BC or YC room vs BCV studio?

    I’m booked for a BCV studio 7/7-14 traveling with DH, DD19 and DS18. We originally had more space in a 1bedroom at OKW, but opted for location and pool when it became available at our price point.

    My family is used to staying in smaller rooms if needed. We are planning on DH & I in the queen, DS on the pullout and DD at 5’2” on the little bed.

    I could book a YC garden view for $265 more or a BC garden view for $180 more. Standards are also available, but DH would not like a standard view. he also wants a balcony. Is it worth the $ for a puffier room? Are the villas “to far” from the lobby & pool?

    Regarding room requests, we were planning on asking for close to lobby and high floor. Other considerations?
     





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