• Welcome to the WDWMAGIC.COM Forums!
    Please take a look around, and feel free to sign up and join the community.You can use your Twitter or Facebook account to sign up, or register directly.

Yacht/Beach Club cabanas

BWDVCkidsince96

New Member
Just out of curiosity, to those of you who go to SAB without staying at YC or BC, do you feel as though there’s nothing wrong with that?
I feel as though there is nothing wrong with it because it was an outlined benefit of purchasing DVC at the boardwalk in 1996 when we bought it. One of the benefits promoted at the time was that you could pool hop at any resort pools. This was a major draw of the boardwalk because it was walking distance to yacht club. Many years later they revised the benefit to state that you could pool hop at any pool EXCEPT at yacht club (i think one or two others may be excluded at this point too). That's bull. What are we going to do, give up our DVC points because they can't handle capacity issues at the pool we most want to go to? I understand not allowing other people into the pool because the resort guests need to be able to have seats/room etc, but it was part of what we paid for at DVC at the boardwalk. I have heard that local orlando people used to park at the yacht club and just use the pool in the summer for the day and they were part of the problem. It is a very popular pool and i understand that they needed to implement some controls to prevent issues like that, I just think they should still allow in boardwalk DVC members, or at least the ones who bought their DVC membership when it was allowed (i.e. we should be grandfathered in, and it should be recorded on our magic bands somehow). we paid to use the yacht club pool, just like yacht club resort guests do each stay.
 

JusticeDisney

Well-Known Member
Advertisement
I feel as though there is nothing wrong with it because it was an outlined benefit of purchasing DVC at the boardwalk in 1996 when we bought it. One of the benefits promoted at the time was that you could pool hop at any resort pools. This was a major draw of the boardwalk because it was walking distance to yacht club. Many years later they revised the benefit to state that you could pool hop at any pool EXCEPT at yacht club (i think one or two others may be excluded at this point too). That's bull. What are we going to do, give up our DVC points because they can't handle capacity issues at the pool we most want to go to? I understand not allowing other people into the pool because the resort guests need to be able to have seats/room etc, but it was part of what we paid for at DVC at the boardwalk. I have heard that local orlando people used to park at the yacht club and just use the pool in the summer for the day and they were part of the problem. It is a very popular pool and i understand that they needed to implement some controls to prevent issues like that, I just think they should still allow in boardwalk DVC members, or at least the ones who bought their DVC membership when it was allowed (i.e. we should be grandfathered in, and it should be recorded on our magic bands somehow). we paid to use the yacht club pool, just like yacht club resort guests do each stay.
Well, you make some very fair points. And I really do have empathy for your position. Definitely seems a bit unfair to me. Howevee, I guess I’m just not sure that the answer is to break the rules. Anyhoo, don’t worry, I’ll never rat you out! ;)
 

BWDVCkidsince96

New Member
Well, you make some very fair points. And I really do have empathy for your position. Definitely seems a bit unfair to me. Howevee, I guess I’m just not sure that the answer is to break the rules. Anyhoo, don’t worry, I’ll never rat you out! ;)
Haha thank you. I am normally a rule fanatic. I only did it the once. Chickened out this past trip even though I wish my baby boy could experience my favorite pool. I just wish they were a little more lax at odd times. I walked past when it was cloudy and cool out and they still had their armed guards lol
 

JusticeDisney

Well-Known Member
Haha thank you. I am normally a rule fanatic. I only did it the once. Chickened out this past trip even though I wish my baby boy could experience my favorite pool. I just wish they were a little more lax at odd times. I walked past when it was cloudy and cool out and they still had their armed guards lol
Ya know what? The more I think about it, the more I say screw it! Get your son in there and have some fun! :)
 

Biff215

Well-Known Member
I feel as though there is nothing wrong with it because it was an outlined benefit of purchasing DVC at the boardwalk in 1996 when we bought it. One of the benefits promoted at the time was that you could pool hop at any resort pools. This was a major draw of the boardwalk because it was walking distance to yacht club. Many years later they revised the benefit to state that you could pool hop at any pool EXCEPT at yacht club (i think one or two others may be excluded at this point too). That's bull. What are we going to do, give up our DVC points because they can't handle capacity issues at the pool we most want to go to? I understand not allowing other people into the pool because the resort guests need to be able to have seats/room etc, but it was part of what we paid for at DVC at the boardwalk. I have heard that local orlando people used to park at the yacht club and just use the pool in the summer for the day and they were part of the problem. It is a very popular pool and i understand that they needed to implement some controls to prevent issues like that, I just think they should still allow in boardwalk DVC members, or at least the ones who bought their DVC membership when it was allowed (i.e. we should be grandfathered in, and it should be recorded on our magic bands somehow). we paid to use the yacht club pool, just like yacht club resort guests do each stay.
I hear you and don’t want to start an argument or go too far off topic, but DVC perks have changed over the years as I’m sure you know. I doubt they ever promised it as a “lifetime” benefit, otherwise it would be in your contract. Things have obviously changed a lot since then, and the list of non-hoppable pools has grown too.

SAB is our absolute favorite resort pool, which is why we almost always stay at BCV, despite owning at SSR. So if you really want access, staying there at seven months is often an option. The resorts aren’t all that different anyway IMO and Epcot feels closer.

SAB, even with its size, really can’t handle more than the Y&B crowds on a busy day. And now the cabanas will take up a little more room even if it is rather small.
 

BWDVCkidsince96

New Member
I hear you and don’t want to start an argument or go too far off topic, but DVC perks have changed over the years as I’m sure you know. I doubt they ever promised it as a “lifetime” benefit, otherwise it would be in your contract. Things have obviously changed a lot since then, and the list of non-hoppable pools has grown too.

SAB is our absolute favorite resort pool, which is why we almost always stay at BCV, despite owning at SSR. So if you really want access, staying there at seven months is often an option. The resorts aren’t all that different anyway IMO and Epcot feels closer.

SAB, even with its size, really can’t handle more than the Y&B crowds on a busy day. And now the cabanas will take up a little more room even if it is rather small.
Yea I get it. The frustrating thing though is that the capacity of the pool didn't change. It just got crushed by the addition of the Beach Club Villas, which we have stayed at, but weren't big fans of because our room was like a mile from the elevators and set way back so we felt like we weren't anywhere near civilization lol. Speaking of the perks changing, can you imagine being one of the original owners and getting annual passes every year? Say whaaaatttttt....
 

BWDVCkidsince96

New Member
I hear you and don’t want to start an argument or go too far off topic, but DVC perks have changed over the years as I’m sure you know. I doubt they ever promised it as a “lifetime” benefit, otherwise it would be in your contract. Things have obviously changed a lot since then, and the list of non-hoppable pools has grown too.

SAB is our absolute favorite resort pool, which is why we almost always stay at BCV, despite owning at SSR. So if you really want access, staying there at seven months is often an option. The resorts aren’t all that different anyway IMO and Epcot feels closer.

SAB, even with its size, really can’t handle more than the Y&B crowds on a busy day. And now the cabanas will take up a little more room even if it is rather small.
Also, to be fair, I think my idea of allowing only yacht and beach club resort guests and BW DVC members who bought their points before the changes and got grandfathered into the old pool hopping rules would really only increase the people at the pool by like....10 people a day lol. (Please note how I'm basically saying that the people allowed at the pool should be resorts guests...and me :) haha)

In all reality, I'm not a pool snob. I have an 18 month old son and he can't tell the difference between the clown slide pool and SAB. We are all good for a few years.
 
Top Bottom