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Walt Disney World Resort
Disney's Yacht Club Resort Review
January 9, 2024

UPDATED JANUARY 2024. Here at Get Away Today we love exploring all Walt Disney World has to offer. From four headlining theme parks, two incredible water parks, an entertainment district and more than 25 Walt Disney World Resort hotels, we have done it all!

Today, we’re taking a closer look at Disney's Yacht Club Resort.

Walt Disney World groups their onsite hotels into four categories:
  1. Deluxe Villa
  2. Deluxe Resort
  3. Moderate Resort
  4. Value Resort

This is one of Walt Disney World’s deluxe properties, which means you can expect a theming and experience unlike any other. While Deluxe Resort hotels do have a higher price tag, they usually come with amenities that warrant the higher number.

Other Deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World include:

Keep reading our Disney's Yacht Club Resort review to find out more about the rooms, dining, location and more.

A note from Disney:
From January 16, 2024 through January 21, 2024, Disney Skyliner will be closed for routine maintenance. Disney Skyliner service to and from Disney’s Riviera Resort and International Gateway at EPCOT will remain closed through January 27, 2024. During this time, complimentary bus service will be available.

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.

Disney's Yacht Club Resort Snapshot

If you want to experience a grand New England-style yacht club during your next vacation, a lakeside vacation at Disney's Yacht Club Resort might be the perfect fit.
  • Category: Deluxe Resort
  • Theme: New England-style yacht club
  • Sleeps up To: 6 guests
  • Closest To: EPCOT
  • Transportation: Walk to EPCOT, boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, bus services and more.
  • Check In/Out Time: 3:00 pm / 11:00 am
  • Early Entry: Yes, with valid theme park tickets
  • Extended Evening Hours: Yes, with valid theme park tickets
  • Price Monitoring: Yes, when you book a Get Away Today package

Disney's Yacht Club Resort Rooms

Unwind and indulge your senses at Disney’s Yacht Club with nautical, seaside inspiration surrounding you.

At Yacht Club elegance invites you to relax with New England touches, the water is never far from your room. A variety of accommodations are available for small groups and families alike from standard rooms to suites.

Rooms at Yacht Club have so much to offer including many amenities to make you feel right at home. No matter which room view type you choose, there’s plenty of sunshine and lakeside escapes all around you.

Standard Rooms

There are several standard room configurations at Disney's Yacht Club:
  • Sleeping up to two guests, the King room is a good choice
  • Sleeping up to three guests, one King bed and one Day bed room
  • Sleeping up to five guests, there are several bed options. Choice from two Queen beds and One Twin sleeper chair or or one King bed or one Queen Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair and 1 Day Bed

Each space has stunning nautical touches with french doors to the balcony or patio. The bathroom is sectioned off from the vanity area allowing family members to share the space with privacy when needed.

View types vary as well which allows you even more flexibility. There are standard views with a rooftop or parking area. Upgraded views include woods, garden, Crescent Lake, quiet pool or Stormalong Bay Lagoon.

Inside your room you’ll also have access to:
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Soap and Body Wash
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet - Free WiFi Service
  • Coffee and tea station
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Beverage cooler
  • Steamer or Iron
  • Small table and chairs
  • Dresser
  • Closet
  • Patio or Balcony

These room types are also available as Club Level options.

Club Level Rooms and Suites

Club Level at Disney's Yacht Club Resort greets you with personalized and expedited front desk services. Club Level guests also enjoy these exclusive perks:
  • Complementary health club access
  • Daily Club Level lounge serving complimentary drinks and refreshments
  • Complimentary newspapers in Club Level lounge
  • ccess to Regatta Club

Suites at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort come in a two bedroom, Club Level option. This suite sleeps up to six guests with two King beds and one Queen-size sleeper sofa. Inside you’ll also find two full bathrooms, full kitchen, living and dining areas, washer and dryer, and a porch or balcony.

For families ready to book that magical getaway, we recommend a Club Level room to fit your family with access to drinks and refreshments daily during your stay.

Inside your room you’ll also have access to:
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Soap and Body Wash
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet - Free WiFi Service
  • Coffee and tea station
  • Paper plates and utensils
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Beverage cooler
  • Steamer or Iron
  • Small table and chairs
  • Dresser
  • Closet
  • Patio or Balcony

Disney's Yacht Club Resort Pools & Amenities

Long days in the theme parks deserve a retreat to your resort pool! It’s just one way to rest your tired feet at Disney's Yacht Club Resort – and you won’t be disappointed!

Disney’s Beach Club really knows how to spoil guests with leisurely afternoons poolside.

Stormalong Bay: This water park area at Disney’s Yacht Club spans about 3 acres, and is fun for all ages. There’s a sand-bottom pool, a sunken ship to explore, a water slide and even a lazy river.

Shipwreck Pool has a zero-entry shoreline so even the littlest of swimmers can approach the water with ease. It also includes a miniature water slide. Stormalong Bay is at the heart of the Resort, with views of the Transportation Dock where you can catch a boat to EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Leisure Pools: Yacht Club Resort offers three different leisure pools, all with Cabana rentals available for an additional cost. Enjoy Tidal Pool, Admiral Pool or Dunes Pool during your stay. Tidal Pool faces Crescent Lake at the southeast end of the Resort. It has its own restrooms and is just steps away from the outdoor volleyball court.

Admiral Pool is situated by the tennis court at the northwestern end of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. The Dunes Pool is located at the northeast end of the Beach Club (sister property with shared access)), near the villas and the Resort entrance. All three leisure pools are complemented with hot tubs for guests as well.

On top of these amazing pool and water features, here is the complete list of pools and activities available at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort:
  • Stormalong Bay Water Park Area
  • Shipwreck Pool (part of Stormalong Bay)
  • Tidal Pool
  • Admiral Pool
  • Dunes Pool
  • Campfire Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf
  • Catch and Release Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Jogging Trail
  • Lafferty Place Arcade
  • Motorized Boat Rentals
  • Ship Shape Massage Salon Fitness

    Disney's Yacht Club Resort Dining

    Now it’s time for one of our favorite parts about staying at Disney’s Beach Club Resort—the dining! You can enjoy every mealtime at both properties, Yacht Club or Beach Club Resort with award-winning food.

    Quick Service Meals at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

    Need a quick bite to eat with a fun vacation menu to match? There are plenty of places to choose from right on site.
    • The Market at Ale & Compass
    • Beach Club Marketplace

    Casual Dining at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

    Casual dining allows you to sit and enjoy a meal with the whole family.
    • Hurricane Hanna’s Grill - At Disney’s Beach Club Resort, you’ll find views of Stormalong Bay go nicely with the menu. This pool bar serves lunch and snacks, plus an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
    • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop - Styled after boardwalk dining at the beach, this dessert stop will satisfy any sweet tooth. Enjoy flavored sodas and malts, sundaes, burgers, sandwiches, chili and even chicken noodle soup. The Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is located at Stormalong Bay and is open for lunch and dinner. Advance reservations are recommended.

    Fine Dining at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

    Enjoy a special evening out with the best Walt Disney World dining has to offer.
    • Yachtsman Steakhouse - For delicious steakhouse cuisine, look no further than the Yachtsman! This fine-dining experience does have a dress code, so be sure to leave hats and swimwear in the room. Yachtsman Steakhouse is located at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, and advance reservations are recommended. They do have a kids’ menu and a decadent assortment of desserts.
    • 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 located inside Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.

    Character Dining at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
    • Cape May Cafe - You’ll find Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club Resort, with buffet-style family and Character Dining. For breakfast only, you can rub shoulders with some of your favorite Disney Characters at the Cafe, all while enjoying Mickey waffles, fresh pastries, fruits, yogurt and more. For the dinner buffet, you can select from an assortment of options including salad, seafood, pasta, veggies, cheese and carving-station meats.

    Bars and Lounges at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

    Unwind and relax at one of many bars and lounges on property at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.
    • Ale & Compass Lounge
    • Crew’s Cup Lounge
    • Martha’s Vineyard

    We Recommend…

    Experience tranquility and touches of Disney magic at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Book your next Orlando vacation today! Remember that all 2-Night and longer Walt Disney World vacation packages include complimentary concierge services from a Get Away Today travel expert.

    We also recommend the Water Park and Sports Option add-on to visit the nearby Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon during your stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.

    A specialist can help you book available experiences, dining and the perfect Disney resort hotel room for your vacation, including a stay at Beach Club Resort. Check out our Walt Disney World vacation packages online or call an agent at 855-GET-AWAY.

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