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 at Epcot®.
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.