Calling all Epcot super fans!  If you love Epcot, then you might be wondering how you can get closer to the fantastic fun and unique restaurants that this theme park has to offer. If so, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort: A Disney World Resort has all of the information you and your family may need! Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is in walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Not bad, I would say!

Yacht Club Resort FlowersDisney’s Yacht Club Resort: A Disney World Resort

Crescent Lake is serenely nestled in the middle of Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort and the Swan and Dolphin Hotels. All of these resorts are conveniently located so that guests can hang out on the beach or catch a boat ride to Hollywood Studios.  As mentioned above, the short five to ten minute walk is all that it takes to get to the International Gateway entrance of the World Showcase at Epcot. For guests who arrive at this entrance prior to the World Showcase “official” opening time of 11am, there will be Cast Members to escort guests to Future World. Buses and Friendship boat launches take Yacht Club guests to other Walt Disney World destinations, as well.

Disney's Yacht Club Resort: A Disney World ResortAccommodations and Room Types

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is one of the resorts in the Epcot resort area and has 621 guest rooms on property.

There are 3 different room types, similar to the other Disney Resorts. Standard View, Water View, and Garden View. The price of the rooms depend on your view,  with the least expensive option being the Standard and the most expensive being Water views. Whether or not the view is worth the price is up to each individual.

Most of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort rooms are 380 square feet and will accommodate 5 people to each room. Each room comes equipped with an alarm clock with mp3 player, mini fridge, ceiling fan, coffee maker with tea and coffee setup, hair dryer, ice bucket, safe, iron and ironing board, desk and chair, telephone and television.

Now if you are really ready to lap it up in luxury you can participate in the Yacht Club Concierge Level Rooms which will give you separate lounges and check-in, complimentary food and drinks, turn down service, just to name a few of the perks when you choose this option.

Disney's Yacht Club Resort: A Disney World ResortDining Options

The food is absolutely amazing at the Yacht Club Resort. So, let’s talk food….

Quick Service

Table Service

Fine Signature Dining

Yacht Club Resort PoolRecreation

Now let’s talk about the pools! Everyone likes a good swim in sunny Florida and what better place to do just that than in the nautical themed Yacht Club Resort. The Yacht Club shares its primary pool, Stormalong Bay, with Disney’s Beach Club Resort. You can enjoy a mini-water park, as well as numerous areas like the lazy river, sand bottom pool, hot tubs and mini-water slides. An additional quiet pool area is entirely separate from the Stormalong Bay area and is great for guests who crave a bit of peace and quiet while on vacation.  It is located on the far extremity of the furthest side from Epcot.

Along with the amazing pools, there are also some unique extras dedicated to the Yacht Club Resort including a jogging trail, volleyball and tennis courts, outdoor campfire and movies, guided fishing excursions, Albatross Treasure Cruise and Bayside Marina.

If you are looking to relax for the day or after a long day at the parks, make sure you schedule some fun at the Ship Shape Massage, Salon and Fitness. Massages can be booked by reservation, but the fitness area is accessible 24 hours a day with your MagicBand.

Disney's Yacht Club Resort: A Disney World ResortTransportation

  • Epcot: Walking distance (Beach Club is a shorter distance of a walk, but Yacht Club is still not a long walk. Yacht Club is 2nd stop.)

  • Magic Kingdom: Bus or car ride

  • Animal Kingdom: Bus or car ride

  • Hollywood Studios: Boat, bus or car ride

Keep in mind if you ride a bus, there will be stops made at the Boardwalk Inn, as well as Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Also, when walking from your resort to Epcot there is a ticket center, as well as bag check so be ready to show your bags just like you would in the front entrance of the park.

The Yacht Club is unique in so many ways and is perfect for a family to visit and stay! Happy travels or should I say Bon-Voyage to stay in the nautical theming? Have you stayed at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort? What did you think? We would love for you to join the Disney Express Lane Facebook Group to discuss the Yacht Club Resort or any other Disney related topics!

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Mandi is a wife, Mom of 3, writer, creator of WaltExpress.com, and self-proclaimed Disney nerd. She loves to travel to Disney Destinations and blog about her magical experiences so she can share all the tips, tricks and tidbits she picks up during her travel. She and her family visit Disney World several times a year and she is always in the know when something new is happening and she shares it here first! Mandi also works as an online consultant by empowering women to be all they can be in all aspects of their life. You can find her at www.AmandaMiddleton.me

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