Beginner’s Guide| Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort a deluxe resort at Walt Disney World located on crescent lake in the Epcot resort area. This New England style resort is close to Disney’s Beach Club Resort (and even shares some amenities) and within walking distance of both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Come find out if this is the resort for you!

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“Oak floors, antique chandeliers, rich millwork and brass evoke memories of New England summer days in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Cast members in navy blue blazers greet guests as they check into the silvery-gray clapboard hotel.

The 621-room hotel offers luxurious suites, including presidential and vice-presidential suites. Spacious rooms decorated in blues and whites carry through the nautical theme. All have French doors that open onto porches or balconies. An expansive croquet lawn at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort goes with the relaxed, leisure spirit of the 1870s, and the resort’s marina lighthouse welcomes guests home after a day in the Walt Disney World theme parks.

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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort has rooms with either a standard, garden or woods, or lagoon or pool view. Rooms can have either 2 queen beds, 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair and 1 Day Bed, 1 King Bed, or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed depending on location and view. Most rooms will sleep up to five guests. There are also Club Level rooms and one and two bedroom suites.

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Captain’s Grille

The Captain’s Grille is a table service location at the Yacht Club that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At breakfast à la carte morning meals are served from from 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM and the all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet is open from 7:30 AM – 11:25 AM.

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Crew’s Cup Lounge

Crew’s Cup Lounge is located next to the Yachtsman Steakhouse and is open from noon until midnight. You can stop in for one of their signature cocktails and an appetizer or stay for lunch or dinner.

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Ale & Compass Lounge

Ale & Compass Lounge is in the lobby at the Yacht Club so it’s an easy to stop by. The lounge is serves coffee, pastries, and a few other breakfast items in the mornings from 6:30 am until 11:00 am. The lounge reopens at 3:00 pm and serves drinks and appetizers until midnight.

Yachtsman Steakhouse

Yachtsman Steakhouse is a signature restaurant that serves dinner from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. You can enjoy “prime New York strip steak with peppercorn-brandy sauce, as well as other offerings— pan-roasted chicken and the “Catch of the Day.” Favorite sides include the truffle macaroni-and-cheese, while the innovative kids menu pleases even the pickiest of eaters.”

Since the Yacht Club is connected to the Beach Club resort you can also easily visit any of the restaurants there including it’s two quick service locations Hurricane Hannah’s Grill and the Beach Club Marketplace. There is also 24 hour room service.


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The Yacht Club’s main pool is shared with the Beach Club, Stormalong Bay. But don’t worry, it’s not a long walk. Stormalong Bay is 3 acres to it’s easily accessible from both resorts. It’s one of the best pools on property with something for everyone. You can slide down the longest water slide on property, relax in the lazy river, or enjoy the sandy beach area. Guests can also visit the quiet pool located at the Yacht Club or the two quiet pools that are located at the Beach Club and Beach Club Villas.

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On Crescent Lake you can rent a boat, go on a fishing excursion, or a Pirate Adventure Cruise. Lafferty Place Arcade is a great place to cool off and kids can visit the Sandcastle Club so parents can have a date night at the parks. There is also Movie Under the Stars, tennis, volleyball, a playground, and a jogging trail.

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Bus transportation is available to all Walt Disney World Parks and Disney Springs. You can also take a Friendship Boat to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can also walk to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s BoardWalk.

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What Our Pilot’s Say

Jennifer from The Delightful Life – “Location, location, location. Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts are directly across the water from Disney’s Boardwalk. They are also walking distance to both Epcot’s International Gateway (a bonus in and of itself!) and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Trips during which we stay at these properties we actually may consider not renting a car. The walks are really pleasant, as well as convenient! If you need more to do, the Epcot resort area is also within walking distance of the restaurants at the Swan and Dolphin, Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf, and more.”

Rosanne from What’s the Point? – “Nestled on Crescent Lake, both Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort offer a truly “deluxe” experience.”

Melissa from Rolling with the Magic – “We had a great time at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. The accessible room was spacious and easy for me to navigate. And the location is one of our favorites. It’s easy to walk to Epcot and you can walk or take a Friendship Boat to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.”

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By | 2017-10-26T08:10:08+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Beginner Guide, Resort Guide, Walt Disney World Resorts|

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