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Disney's Yacht Club Resort

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Yacht Club Resort Overview

When The Walt Disney World Resort was looking for an architect to design its new Disney's Yacht Club Resort, they found the perfect candidate in noted architect, Robert A. M. Stern. Stern was known for his designs of East Coast seaside homes and he brought his expertise of the New England seashore hotels of the late 1800’s to the project. Unlike the casual atmosphere of its sister resort, Disneyh's Beach Club Resort, the resort has more of a quiet, understated elegance about it. This sophistication is found in the dark hardwood floors, the leather couches and antique chandeliers of the lobby. The nautical theme is enhanced with brass fixtures and rich millwork. The exterior of this stately resort is of gray and white clapboard and the walkways are lined with Japanese elms, crepe myrtle and magnolias, with gardenias and roses found in the brick courtyards. The East Coast seaside theme is prominent in this area with a lighthouse at the end of the dock that services Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney's Beach Club Resort.

For groups requiring meeting facilities, these resorts offers 73,000 square feet of meeting space, a 52,000 square foot convention center with a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. The Harbor Ballroom is over 36,000 square feet and can accommodate 2,800 guests for dinner. With 21 breakout rooms, a business center, satellite up/down link capabilities, vast exhibit capabilities, and comprehensive meeting support, the Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts conference facility is a very attractive location for businesses.

Services / Amenities

  • Babysitting/Childcare Services
  • Valet Service Dry Cleaning
  • Coin Operated Laundry facilities
  • Express Check-out
  • Refillable Mugs - Available for sale and offering free refills at Hurricane Hanna’s and Beaches and Cream
  • Stormalong Bay Pool covering 3 acres with slides, lazy river, sandy bottom
  • Bell Services
  • Poolside bar
  • Tennis Courts
  • Arcade
  • Restaurants
  • Valet Parking
  • Complimentary local newspaper delivery
  • ATM machine
  • Shops: Fittings and Fairings Clothes and Notions (clothing, sundries and character merchandise)
  • Voice Mail
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Periwig’s Beauty and Barber Salon
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffeemaker
  • Hairdryer
  • Marina

Yacht Club Resort Transportation

Like Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's Yacht Club Resort has the distinct advantage of its close proximity to Epcot. A short 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 11:00 a.m., there will be Cast Members to escort guests to Future World. Buses and Friendship launches will take guests to other Walt Disney World® Resort destinations.

  • Magic Kingdom® Park: Take the Magic Kingdom® Park bus from the front of the resort. Bus service is shared by Disney's Beach Club Resort, and Disney's BoardWalk Resort as well. A leisurely, but more scenic alternative, is to walk through Epcot® and take the Monorail to the Ticket & Transportation Center and switch to the Magic Kingdom® Park Monorail from there.
  • Epcot®: If it’s too hot to walk or if you simply want to conserve your energy, take the Friendship boat launch. But take note that the launch also stops at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin and Disney's BoardWalk Resort docks so the trip to Epcot® could take up to 20 minutes.
  • Disney Hollywood Studios: Take a separate Friendship launch. As with the Epcot® launch, service is shared with the other Crescent Lake resorts. Once again, this trip can take up to 20 minutes.
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park: Take the Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park bus. However, in addition to Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort guests, the bus also makes stops at Disney's Boardwalk Resort and the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin hotels.
  • Downtown Disney® Marketplace, Downtown Disney® West Side, Downtown Disney® Pleasure Island: Take the Downtown Disney® bus
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: Take the Downtown Disney® bus
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park: Take the Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park bus

For those wishing to go anywhere else on (or off) property, Bell Services can get a taxi for you. The bus stop at Disney's Yacht Club Resort is located to the left as you exit the lobby, on the other side of the porte cochere (valet loading and unloading area).

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