Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

5 star hotel

deluxe

Epcot Area

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Overview

Drop anchor at this nautical-themed resort inspired by the summertime seashore hotels of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island in the 1880's. Inspired by traditional New England yacht clubs, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is a ferryboat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and within walking distance to the Epcot entrance. Sailors and landlubbers can take advantage of this waterfront resort, with its large pool, water slide, tennis courts, croquet lawn and marina with boats for rent. Beyond the French doors are lush, landscaped grounds and the resort’s dock on the 25-acre Crescent Lake. 

The hotel shares many facilities with its pastel-toned sister, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, most noticeably, the mini water park Stormalong Bay, featuring a sand bottom pool, water slides, a lazy river and whirlpools - keeping the little ones happy when you're not at the parks and giving you time to relax and soak up the sun. 

  • Magic Touches

    The centrepiece of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is Stormalong Bay, a three-acre lakeside water park with an outdoor pool, connecting bridges, water slides, spa tubs, two quiet pools and a children’s pool as well as a white-sand beach. A playground, and games arcade are also available. Kids will love watching Disney classic's with Movies under the stars.

  • Dining

    Next door to the resort is the Cape May Café at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, where Disney characters join guests for breakfast every morning at Goofy’s Beach Club Bash.

  • Room Upgrade

    • Water View Rooms
    • Club Level Rooms - exclusive access to the club-level lounge with complimentary refreshments, personalised Front Desk and Guest Services plus access to Concierge Service at the Regatta Club
  • Location

    Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts are located in the Epcot Resort area. Epcot is the closest Walt Disney World Theme Park to this hotel and guests can access regular boat transport which runs approximately every 15 minutes.

  • Parking Charges

    Complimentary self-parking is available at this hotel.

  • Leisure Facilities

    • Three-acre themed aquatic playground with a waterslide, lazy river and two quiet pools
    • Shipwreck Kids' Pool with a miniature waterslide
    • Fishing, watercraft rental, tennis and volleyball courts
    • Jogging trail around Cresent Lake
    • Video and pinball games at Lafferty Place Arcade (additional charges, payable locally)
    • Disney Movies Under the Stars
    • Beach Campfire Activities - nightly old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows by a crackling fire
  • Resort Address

    1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard

    Lake Buena Vista

    Orlando

    32830

Why we love it

It has an incredible pool area with something for everyone, from a lazy river to a fun slide suitable for both kids and adults. There’s even two quiet pools for those who maybe just want a quick dip to cool down, a relaxing sleep in the sun or the peace to read a good book. This hotel is also situated perfectly between Epcot and Disney’s BoardWalk meaning guests can easily walk to either in no more than 15 minutes.

From January 2025 through May 2025, Stormalong Bay and Shipwreck Pool at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will be closed for routine maintenance. Guests may see or hear construction work during daytime hours. During this time, Guests are welcome to swim at the Tidal, Admiral and Dunes Cove leisure pools.

Hotel Facilities

  • Babysitting Service (additional charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Services
  • Feature Pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Free Park Shuttle
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Games Room (additional charges apply)
  • Hair Salon
  • Health Club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pool with Slide
  • Quick-Service Dining
  • Restaurants
  • Signature Dining
  • Spa & Salon
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table-service Dining
  • Tennis Court
  • Valet Parking
  • Wheelchair Access

Our top tips

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, use Extra Magic Hours – these give you the opportunity to escape the crowds and visit the parks outside of regular opening hours at no extra charge.

Disney Resort Hotel, use Extra Magic Hours

Dining

  • Ale & Compass Restaurant

    Ale & Compass Restaurant

    Dine on New England comfort food and classic seafood dishes in a coastal-inspired restaurant that’s reminiscent of a cozy lighthouse.

  •  Ale & Compass Lounge

    Ale & Compass Lounge

    Stop by this nautical nook for lively libations and savory snacks. Choose from a variety of beers, wines and high-end liquors—as well as cocktails like the Spicy Pomegranate Margarita and the Captain’s Mai Tai.

  • The Market at Ale & Compass

    The Market at Ale & Compass

    From dining to shopping, cruise over for a variety of provisions. Once inside, you’ll find breakfast favorites like Mickey waffles with bacon, tasty sandwiches and hot paninis at lunchtime and delightful coffee beverages to brighten your day—along with magical Disney merchandise.

  • Cape May Cafe

    Cape May Cafe

    Stop by this New England-inspired venue for buffet meals––including a bountiful breakfast or sensational surf and turf dinner.

  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

    Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

    Bring your appetite to this retro soda fountain where the burger is king and every day is sundae.

  • Beach Club Marketplace

    Beach Club Marketplace

    Start your day with a breakfast sandwich or Mickey waffles. Then fuel up on lunch and dinner with a selection of macaroni and cheese dishes, hot or cold sandwiches, or refreshing salads.

  • Martha's Vineyard

    Martha's Vineyard

    Canoodle over a Cape Cod or any signature cocktail from the full bar menu at this mellow New England beach house-inspired lounge. Imported wines and draft beers, including Sam Adams Seasonal, enhance the mood. Appetizers are also available.

  •  Hurricane Hanna's Waterside Bar and Grill

    Hurricane Hanna's Waterside Bar and Grill

    Enjoy the view of Stormalong Bay as you're blown away by a sea of signature cocktails, draft beers and frozen drinks like the rum-infused Piña CoLAVA.

  • Yachtsman Steakhouse

    Yachtsman Steakhouse

    Savor premium steaks, fresh seafood and more at this New England-style steakhouse.

  • Crew's Cup Lounge

    Crew's Cup Lounge

    Race into port for a refreshing beverage at this cozy outpost nestled next to the Yachtsman Steakhouse. Unwind with a pint, a glass of wine or a cool cocktail or from a selection of tasty menu items (hours vary).

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Frequently Asked Questions for Disney's Yacht Club Resort

General Information

  • What is the difference between Disney's Beach Club and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

    They are sister hotels so very similar but with different decor. Beach Club is a more laid back vibe with the beach theming at a deluxe standard , whereas Yacht Club is a New-England nautical theme that oozes sophistication. There is just a few minutes walk between the two, and you are able to share all amenities such as swimming pools, shops and restaurants. The Yacht Club has a dock with boats for you to hire. You can then take your rental along the designated waterways at the Bayside Marina. The Beach Club has a beach area for you to relax on.

  • Is Disney’s Yacht Club Resort part of the the Disney Vacation Club?

    It is not currently a DVC property.

Facilities & Amenities

  • What is there to do at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

    There is something here for everyone! For little kids and big kids alike, there's Beaches & Cream for tasty ice creams and milkshakes, for relaxation lovers there's spa treatments at Ship Shape, and Sandcastle Kids Club to keep the little ones entertained. There are also bike and boat rentals, a Disney character breakfast, fine dining at Yachtman Steakhouse and the fun Stormalong Bay pool to name just a few!

  • How many rooms are there at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

    There are 630 rooms over five floors.

  • What amenities are in the Disney’s Yacht Club Resort rooms?

    All rooms and suites have a hairdryer, coffee maker, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, internet (free Wi-Fi), telephone with voicemail, iron & ironing board.

  • What amenities are in the Disney’s Yacht Club Resort rooms on Club Level?

    Club Level guests can make the most of evening turndowns, exclusive access to the club-level lounge where refreshments are served from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, complimentary newspapers in Club Level lounge, complimentary gym access, Club Level Concierge - Regatta Club.

Fun Facts

  • When was Disney’s Yacht Club Resort built?

    It first opened on November 5, 1990.

Location

  • How can I get to Universal Studios from Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

    We would recommend a drive to get to the Universal parks as they are around 20 minutes by car. If you are not driving, you could use a taxi service such as Uber. Public transportation options are available but they can take much longer.

  • How do I get from Disney’s Yacht Club Resort to Disney Springs?

    You can use the free Disney bus transportation to take you there direct from Disney's Yacht Club.

  • What Disney parks are the closest to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

    This hotel is walking distance to Epcot and a boat ride to Hollywood Studios.

Rides & Attractions

  • Can you see any fireworks from Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

    As Epcot is the closest park, you may see some of the fireworks if standing near the lighthouse area or by walking across to the Boardwalk. However, a lot of this show usually takes place at a lower level, so you are likely to not see it all. Of course, the ultimate viewing location is inside the park itself.

Accessibility

  • Are the pools at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort wheelchair accessible?

    Yes! Stormalong Bay is wheelchair accessible because it has a zero entry design. This means guests can experience the sandy-bottomed main pool without needing to use a pool entry system. However, for the three other pools at the property, guests will need to make use of the chair pool entry system.

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