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Offering luxury, convenience, and added amenities, the Yacht Club Resort features a relaxing atmosphere on Crescent Lake within walking distance of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This lovely resort is housed in a dove-gray clapboard building, exuding elegance and evoking the charm of a bygone seaside resort.
Resort Layout & Rooms at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Each of the standard rooms at the Yacht Club is housed within five floors of one deceptively large yet creatively shaped building. Well-appointed and understated, the standard rooms are large (380 sq. ft.) and sunny. The 634 Yacht Club rooms are outfitted in ocean blues, floral patterns, and antiqued wood. Guest rooms have one king or two queen beds, a daybed, ottoman, double sinks, a make-up mirror, a small table and chairs, an armoire with a TV, and a small refrigerator. All rooms have balconies or patios. Amenities include room service, hair dryers (most rooms), iron, newspaper delivery, turndown service, in-room safe, toiletries, and voice mail. The Yacht Club also offers concierge service with slightly larger rooms on the fifth floor. In addition, 40 special suites (20 in each resort) range in size from a junior suite to a two-bedroom suite to the ultimate Presidential Suite.
Dining at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
With the Yacht and Beach Club sharing restaurants, there are more dining options here than at almost any other resort. Table-service options (see page 233 of PassPorter’s Walt Disney World guidebook) include Beaches and Cream, a popular soda fountain; Cape May Cafe, a character breakfast and all-you-can-eat clambake; Yachtsman Steakhouse for dinner; and the Captain’s Grille for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Crew’s Cup offers a good snack menu. For a quick meal, try Hurricane Hanna’s, a poolside grill, or the Beach Club Marketplace, offering breakfast items, baked goods, sandwiches, salads, gelato, coffee, and beverages (refillable mugs—$12.49, too) for eat-in or take-out.
Relaxing & Playing at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
For Athletes: The Ship Shape Health Club is a complete fitness club offering a spa, sauna, and massage therapies. The resorts also sport two lighted tennis courts and a sand volleyball court. The Bayside Marina rents watercraft for cruises, including the “Breathless II,” a wooden yacht named after Breathless Mahoney in “Dick Tracy” (see page 252 of PassPorter’s Walt Disney World guidebook), and surrey bikes to ride around the lake.
For Charmers: Periwig’s Beauty and Barber Shop is a full-service salon for hair, skin, and nail care.
For Children: A playground is near Stormalong Bay. Sandcastle Club offers supervised activities for children ages 4–12 (see page 254 of PassPorter’s Walt Disney World guidebook).
For Gamers: Lafferty Place Arcade has video games.
For Shoppers: The Beach Club Marketplace (Beach) and Fittings and Fairings (Yacht) offer sundries and resort wear.
For Swimmers: The three-acre Stormalong Bay water park is resort swimming at its best. Three free-form, sandy-bottomed pools create deceptively complex waterways with whirlpools, bubbling jets, “rising sands,” a water slide in a shipwreck, and two hot tubs. Stormalong Bay is for Yacht and Beach Club and Villas resort guests only (bring your resort ID). Leisure pools are located at the far ends of the resorts. The Villas has its own leisure pool, called “Dunes Cove,” and a hot tub.