Disney's Yacht Club

Disney's Yacht Club is a deluxe resort and Disney convention center with a New England nautical theme immediately adjacent to Disney's Beach Club resort in the Disney World Epcot Resort Area. The resort is located along the shores of Crescent Lake, with a beautiful view of the Boardwalk, Swan and Dolphin resorts across the lake. The proximity of the five resorts within the Epcot resort area means you have lots of dining, shopping and entertainment options within walking distance. This resort has both standard rooms and Suites and, in many ways, is the most adult feeling Disney resort. The highlight of the Disney Beach and Yacht Club Resort is Stormalong Bay, an immense 750,000-gallon pool with artificial sand that's designed to fall to the bottom of the pool so the water stays clear....leave it to Disney to take care of details like that. Stormalong Bay has a pirate ship shaped water slide, a "lazy river" type channel, whirlpools, and zero entry beach area.


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Yacht Club Pro & Con

Advantages - Disney's Yacht Club is within walking distance of Epcot. The proximity to Disney's Boardwalk Inn, Disney's Beach Club, and The Swan and Dolphin resorts provide lots of convenient options for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Poolside movies, resort activities, and a beautiful and peaceful setting make this resort well suited for relaxation. The Atlantic Dance Hall and Jelly Rolls Dueling Piano Bar at the nearby Boardwalk resort provide nighttime options for those who want a little excitement with their relaxation. The Storm-Along Bay Pool (shared with the Beach Club resort) is nothing short of amazing, providing fun for all ages. This is a great resort for anyone who will spend time at the resort - rather than spending all of your time in the theme parks. The view of the Boardwalk resort across the lake only adds to the fun, resort setting.

Disadvantages - Transportation can be slow when shared with the other Epcot area resorts. The deluxe resorts are expensive and may not be the best value if you'll be spending most of your time in the theme parks. There is no character meal or themed dining at this resort; depending on your perspective, this can be a good or a bad thing. The adjoining Disney Beach Club Resort does feature a character meal.

Disney's Yacht Club Amenities

  • Outdoor movies on the beach

  • 630 Rooms with either 2 queen or 1 king bed.

  • Some rooms feature a daybed to accommodate 5 guests.

  • Rooms can accommodate 6 guests, if one is a child under age 3 in a crib.

  • The Stormalong Bay Pool has a sand bottom, water-slide, lazy river (current channel), and whirl pool. This pool is shared with Disney's Beach Club resort and is the most extensive pool at Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Sand/Beach Volleyball pit (at the Beach Club)

  • There is also a quiet pool

  • Tennis Courts

  • Self park and valet parking available (subject to a daily parking fee)

  • Shipshape Fitness Center

  • Boat rentals available at the onsite marina

  • IllumiNations Fireworks Cruise (extra cost) available through the marina.

  • Rooms with 2 queen beds and a Day Bed can accommodate up to 5 guests.

  • Rooms come with mini-refrigerator

  • On-site Restaurants

  • On-Site shopping

  • Free transportation to the Disney Parks

  • Artificial Beach area

  • Special resort activities

  • Easy access to Boardwalk entertainment area

  • Coin Laundry available

Yacht Club Resort Dining

  • Captain's Grill - casual nautical atmosphere.

  • Yachtsman Steakhouse - Dinner only. This is a Signature Dining Experience that will require two table-service meal credits, for those on a Disney Dining Plan.

  • Ale and Compass Lounge

  • Crew's Cup - Beers and wines, near the Yachtsman Steakhouse.

  • Remember that the other hotels in the Epcot resort area also have restaurants, giving you lots of choices.

  • Guests with Park Hopper tickets can pop into Epcot (within walking distance) to enjoy the many World Showcase restaurants.

Disney's Yacht Club Resort Shopping

  • Fittings and Fairings

  • There are lots of nearby shopping options in the other Epcot area resorts.

  • Groceries - There is a small section of grocery items available for sale at the resort. You can save time and money by having more extensive grocery needs, snacks, and bottled water delivered directly to the resort by Garden Grocer - Click HERE for more information. Regular hotels rooms do have mini-refrigerators but do not have full kitchens. Studio-style units have mini-refrigerators and microwaves. One-bedroom or larger villas come equipped with a full kitchen.

Disney's Yacht Club Transportation

Guests may use Disney's Magical Express - a shuttle bus service included in your reservation - between the Orlando International Airport and Disney's Yacht Club Resort.

Guests are within easy walking distance of the Epcot theme park.

The water launch / friendship boats take guests to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios theme parks.

Buses available for travel to Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Magic Kingdom theme parks, to Downtown Disney, and the Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks.

Guests can take the boat to get to the other Epcot resort area hotels, restaurants, and entertainment, though they're in easy walking distance.

Disney's Yacht Club Room View Options

  • Most Rooms are 380 square feet

  • 630 Rooms with either 2 queens or 1 king bed.

  • Some rooms feature a daybed to accommodate 5 guests.

  • Rooms can accommodate 6 guests, if one is a child under age 3 in a crib.

  • Standard View / Standard Room - the most economical choice.

  • Water or Pool View / Standard Room

  • Garden View /Club Level - snacks & extra concierge type amenities.

  • Deluxe Room / Club Level - snacks & extra concierge type amenities.

  • Lagoon View Club Level - snacks & extra concierge type amenities.

  • 1 Bedroom Suite / Club Level

  • 2 Bedroom Suite / Club Level

  • Nantucket VP Suite / Club Level

  • Newport Presidential Suite / Club Level (approx. $2000 per night)

Our Opinion of Disney's Yacht Club Resort

We don't deny that the Magic Kingdom monorail loop is really cool but, honestly, Disney's Yacht Club and the Epcot resort area is a great alternative even if it isn't near the Magic Kingdom or the monorail. The setting is pretty and the pool is amazing. You really can skip the theme parks and still have a great vacation while staying at the Yacht Club. The proximity to all the Epcot resort area hotels, restaurants, and activities makes this resort an ideal choice. You're right next to Epcot which means anyone with a Magic Your Way Park Hopper ticket has access to an incredible number of restaurants. If this resort is out of your budget for your whole vacation, consider staying here for a night or two at the beginning or end of your trip - it'll be the most restful part of your vacation. The Yacht Club provides a quieter alternative, if the Beach Club and Boardwalk are a little much for you. The one thing we really don't like about the Epcot resort area is that all five resorts sometimes share the bus and boat transportation which means extra stops and extra time to go anywhere. Plan on using a taxi if you need to be somewhere in a hurry.

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Disney's Yacht Club Address & Phone Number

1700 Epcot Resort Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: 407-934-7000 / Fax: 407-934-3450

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