Beach Club Resort
Beach Club Villas
Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Check In: 3:00pm
Check Out: 11:00am
Number of Rooms: 583
Maximum Occupancy: 5
Walt Disney World Resorts
Beach Club Resort shares the best pool complex on property
with Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Stormalong Bay. This is like
a 3-acre mini-water park and there are many areas to explore.
The waterslide is housed in a shipwreck and empties out into
the larger pool area. There is an area with pulsating water
jets and a lazy river where you can float along the current
in inner tubes. One of the most unique features of Stormalong
Bay is the sandy bottom of the pool. There are several secluded
spas around the complex as well as a kiddie pool complete with
a mini-water slide. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., lifeguards
are on duty for the entire time. Note that diaper-age children
are required to wear plastic pants or swim diapers. In the
off-season, the pool is heated to 82º.
Lockers available are 9 by 11 in size and are 50
cents to rent.
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The popularity of Stormalong
Bay with non-resort guests prompted Disney to surround the complex
with a fence that is guarded by Disney cast members checking resort
IDs. Only Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort guests and Disney
Vacation Club members can use Stormalong Bay.
A small beach shack on the
east side of the pool deck rents tubes and pool noodles and distributes
complimentary pool towels. An alternate location to find towels
is at the 2-story gazebo next to the windmill on the side facing
the pool. The quiet pool at the far end of the resort near the
Dolphin Hotel is open 24 hours a day and pool towels are available
here too. While there is no lifeguard, swimming aids are allowed.
There is a sandy beach on Crescent Lake, but swimming is not permitted.
If swimming isnt the
only water sport on your agenda, you can rent water mice, sailboats,
pontoon boats, canopy boats, hydra-bikes or pedal boats or book
a 2-hour fishing excursion along Lake Hollywood or Crescent Lake.
This guided tour includes all of your fishing gear, bait, and
complimentary snacks and beverages. At least 24-hour advance notice
is required to book. Take a private cruise on the 24-foot Breathless,
day or night. A nighttime cruise has the advantage of a viewing
of the Illuminations 2000: Reflection of Earth fireworks show
The Ship Shape Health Club
offers a more physical workout alternative. From 6 a.m. to 9
p.m. guests may use the latest in fitness equipment such as
Lifecircuit, Nautilus, Lifestep, Lifecycle, Liferower, Gravitron,
Nordic Track, Stair Master, treadmill, free weights, Eucalyptus
steam room, sauna, whirlpool or massage (by appointment only).
The cost is $12 per person per day, $20 for a guest length
of stay, and $40 for a family length of stay. This membership
includes access to the Walk and Flex program offered
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
at the Health Club. For more information call 407-934-3256.
This service is complimentary to Disney Vacation Club members.
Personal trainers are also available by appointment.
Picturesque Crescent Lake
and the area resorts provide the backdrop for those who prefer
a jog around the 2.5-mile boardwalk promenade. For a map of an
alternate jogging trail, inquire at the Front Desk or Guest Services.
If tennis is your game,
there are two lighted tennis courts offered along with complimentary
equipment for those guests in need. This is open from 7 a.m. until
10 p.m. If after all of this you still have time on your hands,
play beach volleyball, lawn bowling, croquet (open from 6:30 a.m.
to 10 p.m., pick up the equipment at the Ship Shape Club) or enjoy
the video games in the Lafferty Place Arcade. Located next to
Beaches and Cream, this arcade also has a section geared toward
younger children. There is also a playground for children located
near Stormalong Bay.
Celebrating a birthday at
Disney's Yacht Club Resort? Schedule your birthday party by touching
7-3750 on your in-room phone between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. A birthday
cake, balloons, and entertainment at the Sandcastle Club are included.
For those who prefer a more
leisurely pace, there are landscaping tours Monday, Wednesday
and Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. led by members of Disney's
Yacht and Beach Club Resorts horticultural team. Or on Tuesday
evenings, go to the Atlantic Wear & Wardrobe Emporium and
listen to storytellers from 7:00-8:00 p.m.