Beach Club Villas-Room recommendation
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We always make sure our room requests are in the reservation with Member Services and then politely ask at check-in also. Both times we have stayed there, our requests were met and we had wonderful views! Good Luck!
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I requested an Epcot view for our upcoming trip in June, but I was told that since Soarin' was built, there really aren't any Epcot views anymore. Is that true?
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The Soarin show building took a big chunk out of the skyline. I really wouldn't call it an "Epcot View" in the same way that the Boardwalk has a "Boardwalk View". You're looking at the back of the theme park and mostly see "offstage" areas.
The downside to requesting that section of the resort is that there is a main road--the access road for ALL traffic headed to the Yacht and Beach Clubs--that is only about 15' away from the Villas. Even from the higher floors you can hear the traffic below with your door open. On the lower floors, you can't see any part of Epcot and get a lot of traffic noise.
You can find a link to room reports (views, locations, etc.) here:
Personally, I would never recommend that anyone request a specific room. The odds of getting that room are slim. If the room assigner doesn't have some idea of what you're really looking for, you may get a terrible room.
If it's your first stay at the resort, I'd list your smoking preference and leave it at that. Get a first-hand feel for the resort and then you'll know what to request in the future.
I second Cheryl's recommendation for a upper floor room with an Epcot view. We had one on the fourth floor that overlooked Epcot and it was awesome. We weren't bothered by any traffic noise and we adored being able to watch IllumiNations every night from our balcony.
Our two bedroom in July had an Epcot view and it was like Tim said, a view of backstage and Soarin' took up a big chunk. However, we could see Illuminations from our balcony. Not all of it, but the high fireworks. Still really pretty!!!
We never noticed the traffic noise from the road. We were in villa 442.
I've never been lucky enough to have a small enough number to stay in a 1 bedroom! Best of luck to ya!!
We also had a top floor 1br. with a view of EPCOT. We didn't see it before Soarin' was built so I have nothing to compare it to, but we could see Spaceship Earth and could see the fireworks each night from our balcony. We thought that was pretty [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] I didn't notice the traffic either.
We were in the hotel part of Beach Club in August and were in a 4th floor room. We could see the fireworks from Epcot every night from our balcony and it was amazing. If we had been one floor higher, we probably could have seen the whole grounds. So, for anybody to tell you there isn't any views of Epcot anymore is just crazy. [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
Last January, I was on the first floor next to the housekeeping door. When housekeeping picked up their carts or whatever the door was slamming all the time. Then add in the sound of the people driving. At one point I thought I was near a raceway.
My request for my stay tomorrow was anywhere except next to the housekeeping door. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
In 2004, I was lucky and we were on the 4th floor with the back view of Epcot and it was wonderful. We didn't ask for it. It was just wonderful.
Its a magical place and so just being able to stay at the Beach Club is wonderful!