Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Guide

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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, 32830
Phone: (407) 934-7000
Fax: (407) 934-3450

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Deluxe Resort Classification
Located in the Epcot resort area
Check In: 3:00 p.m. / Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is a Deluxe Disney resort, located within easy walking distance of Epcot’s International Gateway entrance and of the BoardWalk’s entertainment and dining venues. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is elegant, with nautical theming reminiscent of the Nantucket in the 1880s. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is appealing to the Old Salts among us, as well as those landlubbers who just enjoy a stroll along the beachfront. The floors are hardwood, the decor is brass, and comfy chairs abound- add in a sand-bottom pool that really is a mini-water park, and you’ve got the makings of a great vacation

Check our Rehabs and Closures schedule for any refurbishments or work taking place at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort during your visit.

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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Rooms

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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort’s 621 rooms have standard, garden or woods, pool or water views.
Standard rooms have either two queen beds and a daybed OR one queen bed and a twin sleeper OR one king bed OR one king bed and one daybed
Club concierge-level rooms are also available. Guests staying at select Club Level accommodations can also choose to purchase an additional three FastPass+ 90 days in advance. Learn more here.
Twenty suites range in size from junior suite to Presidential suite.
All rooms have either a balcony or a patio.
Disabled accessible rooms available.

Each room has:
Alarm Clock
Ceiling Fan
Coffeemaker & setup, tea setup
DVD player (in suites)
Hair dryer
In-room wall safe
Iron and ironing board
Telephone with voice mail
Flat Panel TV – ABC, Disney Channel, Check the TV channel guide for more
Complimentary wireless Internet (WiFi)

Resort amenities include:
Self service laundry facilities near the ‘quiet’ pool
Valet laundry service
Salon/Barber Services
Valet parking

Available upon request, subject to availability
Bed Boards/Rails
Crib: Pack ‘n Play

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Room Layout

Business Center – At the end of the main hall in the Convention Center, providing fax, photo copy, mail and computer services, including Internet access (additional fee applies) for Resort Guests.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is also participating in a pilot program to allow dogs to stay with their families in select Disney World Resort Hotels.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Dining

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Ale & Compass Restaurant table service location serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Yachtsman Steakhouse Signature Dining location is open for dinner.
Hurricane Hanna’s pool bar serves quick service meals and snacks.
Ale & Compass lounge serves drinks and snacks.
Crew’s Cup lounge serves drinks and snacks.
In-Room Dining is available 24 hours a day:


Beach Club dining options:
Cape May Cafe is a Table Service buffet-style restaurant which hosts a character breakfast in the morning and a clam-bake themed dinner in the evening.
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop is a casual Table Service location at the Beach Club.
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop To Go Menu
Beach Club Marketplace sells Quick Service meals, snacks and a limited selection of groceries.
Martha’s Vineyard

BoardWalk dining opportunities are within easy walking distance:
Big River Grille & Brewing Works brewpub
ESPN Club sports café
Flying Fish (Signature Dining location)
BoardWalk Bakery
BoardWalk Pizza Window
Ample Hills Creamery
Belle Vue Lounge
Boardwalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas
Funnel Cake Art
The To-Go Cart
Leaping Horse Libations
Trattoria al Forno
Refillable mugs are available for purchase at Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, Beach Club Marketplace and Hurricane Hanna’s Grill.


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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Recreation


Stormalong Bay Pool


Stormalong Bay– a three-acre water park comprised of three sand-bottom pools with zero-depth entry, and a water-slide (also open to Beach Club and Beach Club Villa guests- resort ID/MagicBand required for use)
A ‘quiet’ pool
Seven whirlpool spas (hot tubs)
Children’s playground
Lafferty Place Arcade
two lighted Tennis courts
Bayside Marina: Boat rentals
Water cruises
Volleyball (Beach Club)
Jogging trail around Crescent Lake
Nightly Campfire Sing-a-long
Disney Movies Under The Stars
Disney’s Pirate Adventure (children ages 4 to 12)
Periwig’s Beauty and Barber Shop
Ship Shape Health Club

For a fun and more relaxing way to spend a day during your visit to Walt Disney World, each resort hosts Poolside Activities each day from 1:30 – 7:00 p.m.. Pool hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool. Activities and programs are subject to change. Although the activities vary by day and by resort, examples of what you might find include trivia, arts and crafts, dance parties, games, bingo, and more.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Pool and Recreation



Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Shopping


The Market at Ale & Compass stocks Disney character apparel and souvenirs as well as Yacht Club logo merchandise and general sundries.
Beach Club Marketplace at the Beach Club is another shopping option. And the nearby BoardWalk has numerous shopping venues.

Look at all your vacation photos by visiting the Photopass page. These professional pictures can make a great souvenir for home!

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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Transportation




Overnight Self-Parking

Effective for reservations made March 21, 2018, and thereafter, standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

Standard Overnight Parking charges for Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $25 per night

Disney’s bus service is available to the Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom, as well as Disney Springs and the Disney water parks. Water launch transportation is available to the Epcot International Gateway entrance, to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and to the BoardWalk. The Beach Club, Boardwalk and Epcot’s International Gateway entrance are within walking distance.

The bus stop is located to the left of the main lobby, as you exit the front of the building. The water launch stop is on the dock as you exit the main lobby toward Crescent Lake.

Transportation Times Between Yacht Club Resort and Disney Destinations

These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20 minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.

Magic Kingdom – 19 minutes by bus, 35 minute by car (with transfers)
Epcot International Gate – 8 minutes walking, 18 minutes by boat, 16 minutes by car (to front gate)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 20 minutes walking, 18 minutes by boat
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 24 minutes by bus, 19 minutes by car
Disney Springs – 20 minutes by bus, 11 minutes by car
Blizzard Beach water park –22 minutes by bus, 14 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon water park – 20 minutes by bus, 9 minutes by car


Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Childcare

***Disney has closed its three Children’s Activity Centers located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts.  As well the Pixar Play Zone that was located at The Contemporary Resort has closed.  The Walt Disney World Dolphin will still offer a Children’s Activity Center option and you do not have to be a guest at that resort to use the Children’s Activity Center.***

  1. While not on-site child care facility, however Kid’s Nite Out, in-room child care, is available at all resorts for children 6 months to 12 years old. Reservations may begin as early as 6:30 a.m. and/or may begin as late as 11:00 p.m., Services are available 24/7.  
  2. The Walt Disney World Dolphin will still offer a Children’s Activity Center option and you do not have to be a guest at that resort to use the Children’s Activity Center.  Camp Dolphin


Disney’s Yacht Club Resort VIP Top Tips


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While room requests are not guaranteed, at the Yacht Club ask to be closest to the lobby to limit the amount of walking needed to the pool area and transportation to the Theme Parks.

The Yacht Club has a beautiful wedding gazebo in its gardens. From the balconies of some of the Garden View and Water View rooms, you can overlook this area and get a glimpse of a Disney wedding. (Note: It is a romantic and stunning experience to see Disney magic transform this area for a Disney wedding including rose petals and more. It is just another example of seeing Disney’s attention to detail and quality that we all come to expect.)

At Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, all rooms have a full balcony or patio.

Enjoy the close proximity to Epcot’s World Showcase. While there is a boat launch available to Epcot, you can get there faster by walking.

You can access Disney’s Hollywood Studios by boat. You may also enjoy a brisk walk around the BoardWalk down to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In general, you may find the boat ride shorter than walking to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

These resorts offer one of the best pools on Walt Disney World property. The Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, while separate, share the pool area. There is a “shipwreck” that offers the entry point to the main water slide. Some areas of the pool have a sandy bottom.

These resort hotels are located near the BoardWalk, offering a short walk to additional restaurants and nightlife that do not require park admission.

Sometimes Disney’s bus transportation may share buses with the other resort hotels in the Epcot area around the BoardWalk. If you find yourself stopping at multiple stops, you may want to get off at the first stop and just walk the rest of the way. This is sometimes quicker than stopping at each resort hotel if the bus loop is being shared with multiple resorts.

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