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Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Last updated: June 19, 2024

The Yacht Club's nautical beach theme includes model ships and antique navigation instruments. The Resort's best features are its top-rated pool, walking paths to EPCOT and the Studios, and Skyliner access.

$598 - $4,093

Lodging Area

Boat, Bus, Skyliner, Walk

Guest Overall Rating

Based on 282 surveys. (See our Ratings and Research page for details)

Lighting: A

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Best pool complex of any WDW resort

Excellent staff/service

Walking distance to EPCOT and DHS

Close to many BoardWalk and EPCOT dining options

Well-themed public spaces

Bright and attractive guest rooms

Boat and Skyliner transportation to DHS

Views and balcony size are hit-or-miss

Bus service to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, water parks, and Disney Springs is shared with other EPCOT resorts

Our stay at Yacht Club was great. Room was good sized, as well as nicely designed and decorated. Without exception, all cast members encountered displayed helpful, courteous and friendly attitudes.

Our stay at Yacht Club was great. Room was good sized, as well as nicely designed and decorated. Without exception, all cast members encountered displayed...

April 7, 2021

We chose to stay at Yacht Club and couldn't have been happier.

May 5, 2018

Rooms at Yacht Club are lovely. The laminate floors are not noisy at all (if we had neighbors above us, we never heard them). Soundproofing on the balcony is good. Lots of USB ports.

Rooms at Yacht Club are lovely. The laminate floors are not noisy at all (if we had neighbors above us, we never heard them). Soundproofing on the balcony is...

October 10, 2017

We love the Yacht Club! We picked it the first time based on details - distance to the parks, reviews, etc - were not disappointed.

November 27, 2016

The Yacht Club's rooms are decorated in white with blue and brass accents. The most recent update also replaced carpeting with vinyl "hardwood" floors, freshening the rooms' look.

  • Room with Queen Bed(s) and en-suite bathroom
  • Balcony or patio
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

Most rooms are 381 square feet and have two queen-size beds. All upper-floor rooms have full balconies, while ground-floor rooms have patios.

Yacht Club Standard Room

Yacht Club Standard Room

Yacht Club Standard Room

Yacht Club Dresser and TV

Yacht Club Fold Down Bed

Yacht Club Fold Down Bed

Yacht Club Standard Room

Yacht Club Desk and Chair

Yacht Club Closet and Storage

Yacht Club Closet and Storage

Yacht Club Fridge and Coffe Maker

Yacht Club Fridge and Coffe Maker

Yacht Club Standard Room Bathroom

Yacht Club Standard Room Bathroom

Yacht Club Standard Room Bathroom

Yacht Club Room 4073 View

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Dining isn't a strength at Yacht Club, but tons of options are short walk away at EPCOT or the four other resorts.

Ale & Compass Restaurant The cuisine is advertised as “New England comfort food.” Reader ratings have improved substantially over the years, without compromising the diversity of the menu.

Yachtsman Steakhouse Open for dinner only, Yachtsman Steakhouse serves up steak, seafood, and sides. This is a signature restaurant that tries to create an atmosphere, so expect high prices and to adhere to a minimal dress code.

Market at Ale and Compass A small spot carved out of the gift shop, the Market has coffee, pastries, and other small items.

Ale and Compass Lounge Ale & Compass is a competent restaurant, the kind of place you'll be happy to find at dinnertime if it's raining and you don't want to go outside; or everyone is starving and you need to eat right now. Ale and Compass is a better choice for breakfast. You'll find something for everyone in various combinations of eggs, potatoes, bacon, tofu, French toast, and so on, with a la carte options if you just want a quick bite.

Crew's Cup Lounge The Crew’s Cup Lounge is one of the better bars in Walt Disney World, although the reason for that statement is hard to explain. The entire room just feels...well, cool. It starts when you approach the door, which is found in the Yacht Club’s hallway, heading towards the Beach Club Resort. One of the things that makes Crew’s Cup cool is the understated sign hanging in the hall, a few steps up, as well as a plain door. The facade is easily overshadowed by the Yachtsman Steakhouse, but that secret, speakeasy style entry makes it a little hard to find, and we all know that the coolest places don’t need to advertise. Walking in you immediately notice the theme, which is rowing, but are not overwhelmed by it. There are a few images of rowers here and there and a few oars along the walls, but it is mostly just a quaint, slightly dark, overwhelmingly wood-paneled lounge. The rowing theme obviously fits in with the Yacht Club Resort and the Crew’s Cup looks as if it would be a place that a crew team would hang out after practice. While many Americans do not think of crew or rowing as major sports, it certainly has a long history in the United States. It began as soon as the English landed, having been popular there several centuries prior. Yale University boast the oldest American college crew club, started in 1843, and the Harvard versus Yale regatta is the oldest intercollegiate sport in the U.S. It is so old in fact (started in 1852), that it had to be paused during the American Civil War! The entire Crew’s Cup Lounge hints toward this history. The shell (or boat to you landlubbers) hanging from the ceiling is a common place for storage when there are no racks. The oars along the walls are each painted differently, which is how a team identifies itself (although these oars match no teams that we could find). Even just the exposed rafters and craftsman touches point toward a New England style around the year 1900. For those interested in what goes on in a kitchen, there is a window that looks into a section of the Yachtsman Steakhouse’s back of house. Often during dinner time you will see a prep chef getting ready for the mealtime rush. Once you decide to have a seat, there are a few different options, with seats at the bar, a handful of booths, a few tables and chairs, and also a few couches. Whether you are there for dinner, relaxation, or to watch the television, you will find a seat to match. Speaking of dinner, there is both food and drink aplenty, although the drink list is our one big knock on The Crew’s Cup as it follows the standard Disney drink menu. The food here is above average and consists of hearty appetizers, burgers, and chicken tenders. Nothing fancy, but good quality and decently priced (for Walt Disney World). The Crew’s Cup Lounge is not often mentioned as a favorite spot, and we will hope it stays that way because that just means more room for us. After all, if everyone knows it might stop being so cool.

Fittings & Farings Fittings & Farings is Yacht Club's souvenir shop. A small selection of snacks, drinks, and other groceries are available.

Refillable Mugs Allows guest self-service soft drink refills from quick-service locations in hotels ( NOT in theme parks ) for $21.99 for the length of stay.

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Yacht Club has Disney World's best pool - Stormalong Bay with a lazy river, fabulous water slide, and acres of water fun. Three other pools are available across Yacht Club and Beach Club resorts, for use by both Beach and Yacht Club guests.

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Lafferty Place Arcade arcade is near Stormalong Bay between the Yacht and Beach resorts. It features relatively recent video games of all kinds.

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Free Disney Movies Under the Stars are shown most evenings, weather-permitting, either at the Beach Club Beach, or in the Solarium.

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The Ship Shape Fitness Center has weights, treadmills, and other equipment for your workout. Hours are typically 6 AM to 9 PM. Joggers will enjoy the 0.8-mile loop around Crescent Lake too.

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The Beach Club Beach hosts marshmallow roasts around 5:30 PM nightly. It's really great during the cooler months of the year.

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Disney resort guests get into each theme park 30 minutes earlier than off-site guests, every day.

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Those staying at Disney's Deluxe and Deluxe Villa hotels can buy Lightning Lane via Individual Purchase at 7:00 a.m. each day. Others cannot make that purchase until the official park opening time.

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Disney's Deluxe and DVC resort guests get two extra hours in select theme parks on certain days of the week. The schedule changes, so check with the front desk.

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Check-in is 4:00pm Check-out is 11:00am

All Disney resorts participate in Disney’s Online Check-In program. If you’ve checked-in online and provided a mobile phone number or email address, you will receive your room number electronically. Then you can go straight to the room and use your smart phone or MagicBand to open the door, skipping the lobby altogether.

These rubber and plastic wrist bands can function as your room key, park admission, charge card, and more! MagicBands cost money, but if you'd like a free option you can use the official Disney World app on your phone or request an RFID-embedded card at the front desk.

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Washers and dryers are availabile in laundry facilities at each Disney World hotel. Cost is $3 per wash, and another $3 per dry cycle. A small selection of soap, fabric softener, and dryer sheets are also sold, for around $1 each. Only credit/debit cards can be used for payment. For more information, see our Disney World Laundry Facilities page.

If you lose something in a theme park or during your stay at a Disney-operated hotel, visit Disney's Lost and Found website or call (407) 824-4245.

Disney hotels have gifts shops near their lobbies with a decent collection of Disney-branded souvenirs. You will also find basic pharmacy items such as sunscreen, aspirin, allergy and cold medicine, baby diapers and formula, shampoo, and the like. Resort hotels with Deluxe Villa rooms offer an assortment of groceries, as well.

Disney recommends a third party company, Kid's Nite Out , to provide babysitting services at the resort hotels. See our Disney World Child Care page for more information.

The Yacht Club is located in the EPCOT Resort Area. All modern GPS apps, and Google Maps, will have clear driving directions to it. As a backup, look for Disney road signs directing you toward the EPCOT resorts (not EPCOT) once you're on property, and then look for signs for the Yacht Club once you're close.

Destination Boat Bus Car Walk
25 min 36 min
12 min 16 min 9 min
14 min 14 min 22 min
25 min 17 min
26 min 10 min

Disney Skyliner gondola system has a station at EPCOT's International Gateway entrance. The ride to Hollywood Studios is about 12 minutes (plus waiting time in line).

Disney provides free bus service to the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, and Disney Springs from the bus stop at the front of the resort. Buses run about every 20 minutes. For all destinations except the Magic Kingdom, it's probably faster to drive or walk.

If you have your own car , it's faster to drive yourself to Disney's Animal Kingdom, the Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks, and Disney Springs. Disney's transportation system is faster to the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

EPCOT is a short walk from the Yacht Club, and the walk to Hollywood Studios is just a little longer.

Disney provides free boat service to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios from the resort.

You can walk between the Beach Club, Yacht Club, BoardWalk, Swan, Swan Reserve, and Dolphin. Boat service is available to all of those, too, except the Swan Reserve. The Skyliner at EPCOT's International Gateway can take you to Caribbean Beach, Riviera, Pop Century, and Art of Animation. For all other resort destinations, the fastest option is an Uber, Lyft, or taxi. Disney's bus service is free but slow, and will probably require you to use an intermediate destination like Disney Springs, to get to your destination. And that can take a couple of hours each way if you're unluckly.

if you have a car, the easiest way to get to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and other tourist destinations is to drive. Alternatively, Mears Transportation operates shuttle services between the Disney hotels and other theme parks.

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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Review (Is it worth it?)

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is one of the most beautiful and convenient hotels in all of Walt Disney World. With its classy design, enormous pool, and prime location, it’s easy to see why the Yacht Club at Disney World is such a highly sought after place to stay.

My family and I have visited numerous hotels on Disney property, but the Yacht Club always keeps us coming back for more. We love the close proximity to Disney’s Boardwalk, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios.

The multiple transportation options are a huge plus, especially for those who don’t like to solely rely on Disney buses. And of course we have to mention the Yacht Club’s pool, Stormalong Bay. This elaborate resort swimming area is arguably the best pool at the Walt Disney World Resort!

If you’re still not quite sold on the Yacht Club at Disney World or if you would like more information, continue reading below. In this post, we will cover everything you need to know about this deluxe Disney resort , including the activities, restaurants, and rooms available at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.

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Yacht Club Restaurants

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is full of all different types of restaurants. Since this hotel shares dining options with its sister resorts, you’ll find even more places to eat within a short walk of your room.

blue walls and club chairs with sign reading Ale and Compass Lounge

These are the Yacht Club restaurants you will find just a short stroll away:

  • Ale and Compass – sit-down restaurant in the Yacht Club that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner (also available to-go)
  • The Market at Ale and Compass – quick service restaurant at Yacht Club with to-go items and menu options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse – fine dining restaurant at the Yacht Club that is open for dinner
  • Crew’s Cup Lounge – bar at the Yacht Club that features a small dinner menu and full bar
  • Cape May Cafe – offers a character meal breakfast buffet and sit-down dinner with no characters
  • Beach Club Marketplace – features to-go items and menu options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Beaches and Cream – available for lunch and dinner with reservations highly recommended
  • Martha’s Vineyard – offers appetizers and full bar
  • Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill – pool restaurant with full bar and lunch/dinner options

Furthermore, the Yacht Club is located just a short walk away from Disney’s Boardwalk , where you’ll find additional restaurants and bars.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is home to the most popular pool on Disney property. It’s such a hit that you’ll find cast members handing out wristbands at the entrance so that only hotel guests can enter.

pirate ship water slide

The main pool, Stormalong Bay, features a large sand bottom swimming area that’s super shallow and great for toddlers and little kids. There’s also a lazy river that’s a fan favorite in my household.

Guests can also enjoy other large swimming areas at Stormalong Bay, including an activities section where you’ll find games like pool volleyball. Stormalong Bay offers a large waterslide as well as a smaller slide that empties into a shallow pool.

empty pool and clubhouse at Yacht Club

In addition to Stormalong Bay, the Yacht Club in Disney World features a “quiet” pool that is seldom busy. This is a great spot to relax or swim laps.

Rooms 

My family and I love the nautical decor and ambience of the Yacht Club guest rooms. Additionally, we appreciate that the rooms offer full balconies. In our post on Disney’s Beach Club vs Yacht Club , you’ll read about why these balconies are a major pro for Yacht Club compared to its sister resort.

toilet room, shower, and vanity and Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Disney’s Yacht Club features standard rooms and club level rooms. If you book a room with Club Level benefits, you get access to the Regatta Club. Here, you’ll find food and beverages offered at certain times throughout the day.

2 Queen beds and day bed at Yacht Club

Guest rooms at the Yacht Club come with views of the lake, pool, garden, or hotel rooftop/parking lot. These rooms typically feature 1 king bed or 2 queens. Some of them also offer a daybed. This means that if you book a room with 2 queens plus a daybed, you can sleep a family of five!

Prices at Yacht Club

Since Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is classified as a deluxe hotel at Disney World, you’ll notice that the prices are higher than at some of the other hotels. This is because the Yacht Club offers deluxe room space, extra amenities, and a prime location.

We will explain all the significance of all of these perks in more detail below, but it’s important to note that Disney’s Yacht Club truly offers a deluxe experience. The updated guest rooms feature plenty of space, including private balconies. Plus, the hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of other Disney hotels, restaurants, theme parks, and more. 

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If you would really like to experience the location, amenities, and entertainment at the Yacht Club without the hefty price tag, we suggest booking a room at the sister hotel through David’s Vacation Club Rentals. You will be blown away by the cost savings on David’s DVC rental site! We usually save hundreds of dollars per night by using this method to book a room at a deluxe resort.

Just use the cost calculator to see exactly how much a room costs at Yacht Club’s sister resort, Disney’s Beach Club Villas. These villas are located just a short walk away from the Yacht Club hotel, and they both share restaurants, pools, and activities. While you can reserve one of the villas on the official Disney website, we prefer to book through David’s DVC rental website . We have used this reputable company for years to rent timeshare points at Disney villas.

Things to Do at Disney’s Yacht Club 

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort sits on the same property as two sister resorts: Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Villas. These three hotels share restaurants, activities, amenities, and entertainment options with each other.

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One of my family’s favorite things about the Yacht Club is that you don’t need to leave the property to have fun. So, if you’re looking for activities at Disney outside of the theme parks, the Yacht Club offers lots of great options. These are our favorite things to do at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort when enjoying a relaxing day at Disney:

See Epcot Fireworks

We recommend walking to the bridge that connects the Disney Boardwalk to the Yacht and Beach Club Resort to enjoy the nightly Epcot fireworks show. You can even grab some ice cream to enjoy during the presentation.

Take a Ride on the Skyliner

Since the Disney Skyliner sits just outside of Epcot’s International Gateway entrance, you can easily access it from the Yacht Club Resort. Just take the short (less than ten minutes) walk toward Epcot and hop on the Skyliner for free!

Book a fishing excursion on Crescent Lake for a truly unique experience while staying at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.

Eat Ice Cream

Disney’s Yacht Club is home to one of our favorite WDW restaurants, Beaches and Cream . While reservations can be difficult to snag at this popular dining spot, you can access the walk-up window to order shakes and ice cream to-go.

Dine with Characters

Check out Cape May Cafe during breakfast/brunch when it becomes Minnie’s Beach Bash. Guests can meet Goofy, Minnie, and Donald while they dine at the breakfast buffet.

Float along the Lazy River

The Beach Club’s main pool, Stormalong Bay, offers many fun features. One of our favorite things to do at the pool is to grab (free) tubes to float along the lazy river.

Play Games in the Arcade

Lafferty Place Arcade offers lots of fun games for kids and adults to enjoy. This is a particularly great place to spend time at Disney World when it’s raining.

Ride the Friendship Boats

The Disney water taxi picks up visitors near the Yacht Club. You can ride this free boat to the Disney Boardwalk, Swan and Dolphin Resorts, Epcot entrance, and Hollywood Studios entrance.

Build Sandcastles

Did you know that Stormalong Bay features a shallow, sand bottom pool and beach area? Kids love digging in the sand and splashing around in this section of the pool.

Make S’mores

Visit the nightly campfire to roast marshmallows during your visit. You can even purchase S’mores Kits for a few dollars.

Rent a Boat

Spend time on Crescent Lake on your own private pontoon boat. Guests can rent boats from the marina near the Yacht Club.

Disney’s Yacht Club offers a large fitness center for guests to use during their stay. Ship Shape Health Club is even open 24 hours a day, so you can squeeze in a workout at any time.

Stroll along the Disney Boardwalk

The Disney Boardwalk is full of amazing activities and entertainment options and is just a short walk away from the Yacht Club. 

Play Volleyball

As you walk along the boardwalk in front of the Beach Club, you’ll notice a sand volleyball court. This is a great spot to pick up a game with friends or family. You can also often join a game of volleyball at Stormalong Bay Pool.

Enjoy an Evening Movie

Each evening, Disney Yacht Club guests can watch a movie under the stars. These family friendly movies are a great way to unwind after a long day.

Play Mini Golf

Stroll over to Fantasia Gardens and Miniature Golf Course where you’ll find two 18-hole courses. This fun spot is located near the Dolphin and Swan Resorts.

Swim Some Laps

If you’re looking for a quieter poolside experience to swim laps or relax, check out the leisure pool at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. You’ll also have access to the quiet pools at Beach Club and Beach Club Villas.

If you’re not into running or jogging on vacation, you can spend time strolling along the jogging paths at the Yacht Club. You’ll find lots of great spots to take pictures and may even catch some surprises along the way.

Join a Kid Friendly Party at the Pool

Each afternoon, Stormalong Bay hosts fun poolside activities like hula hoop competitions and limbo. 

Play Tennis

Guests can find tennis courts near the Yacht Club’s quiet pool. 

Zoom Down Waterslides

Stormalong Bay features two separate water slides for guests to enjoy. The main waterslide stretches from the pirate ship and across the Beach Club boardwalk to the main pool.

You’ll also find a smaller slide that’s perfect for toddlers and small kids at the entrance to the main water slide.

Book a Fireworks Cruise

Take in the sights and sounds of the Epcot fireworks show from your pontoon boat on Crescent Lake.

Transportation

As mentioned above, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort sits in a prime location in the center of all the magic at WDW. If you’re planning to visit one of the theme parks, you’ll be happy to know that several of them are just a super short walk or ride away.

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These are our preferred ways to get from Disney’s Yacht Club to other places in Walt Disney World:

  • To Magic Kingdom – You can access the Disney buses in front of the hotel. The ride to Magic Kingdom should take 15-20 minutes. 
  • To Epcot – Exit the back of Yacht Club (toward Crescent Lake) and turn left. Epcot sits just under a ten minute walk away!
  • To Hollywood Studios – You have several options for getting to Hollywood Studios. We find the quickest option *usually* is walking. Hollywood Studios sits just a 15 minute walk away from the Yacht Club. You can also ride a Friendship Boat to Hollywood Studios. However, by the time you wait on the boat to make stops, this method can take longer than walking. You could also walk toward Epcot to catch the Disney Skyliner. With this method, you should be able to reach Hollywood Studios in around 25 minutes.
  • To Animal Kingdom – You can hop on one of the Disney buses to get to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This is roughly a ten-minute ride.
  • To Disney’s Boardwalk – You can make the five-minute walk around Crescent Lake to easily reach the Disney Boardwalk. Guests can also take the Friendship Boat from the Yacht Club lighthouse and ride across the lake to the Boardwalk.
  • To Disney Springs – You can take a bus to Disney Springs, which typically takes 15-20 minutes.

Is Disney’s Yacht Club Worth It?

Since Disney’s Yacht Club may be my personal favorite resort in all of WDW , I would definitely say it’s worth the cost! I love the classy guest rooms and bathrooms with their nautical decor.

The lobby seems to be quieter and calmer than that at other resorts, and the cast members are super friendly and helpful. My family and I enjoy the food at all the restaurants on site, and we appreciate the ability to easily walk from the Yacht Club to the Beach Club’s dining options.

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The close proximity to Epcot makes the Yacht Club an ideal place to stay since there’s no rush to get to the park in the morning or back “home” at the end of a long day. Plus, you enter and exit through the International Gateway entrance to Epcot (near World Showcase), so the lines to enter are basically nonexistent.

Additionally, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is just a short walk, boat ride, or Skyliner ride away. And if you feel like venturing out, you can take the scenic stroll around Crescent Lake to the Disney Boardwalk.

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Overall, we highly recommend the beautiful Yacht Club Resort! For additional information on Disney resorts, join the conversation on our Facebook page: Mom’s Guide to Disney Resorts ! Do you have a review of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort? Comment below to share your thoughts with us!

Shari is an experienced planner and organizer for Disney vacations, cruising, and U.S. travel. Her family vacation information, reviews, and tips provide insight for moms and dads everywhere. You can read more about her story, including her journey through breast cancer, in the about me page.

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Sharing many amenities with its pastel-toned sister, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Yacht Club Highlights:

  • Great location! The Yacht Club is walking distance to Epcot and Hollywood Studios (which is also easily accessible by boat or Skyliner.)
  • Stormalong Bay! This gorgeous water complex includes a sand bottom pool, pirate slide, and lazy river.
  • A diner’s paradise! In addition to two theme parks, the Yacht Club is also walking distance to the Beach Club, Boardwalk Inn, and Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. Being so close to four additional deluxe resorts provides extensive dining and entertainment options.

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What is the Yacht Club like?

The Yacht Club (YC) is a five-story, 630 room resort, slightly larger than its sister resort, the Beach Club (BC), located along the shore of Crescent Lake, opposite the Boardwalk Resort . Themed after seaside New England hotels of the late 1800s, the Yacht Club has a stately, nautical look and feel; hardwood floors and brass accents enhance this feeling. Guests staying at both the Yacht Club and Beach Club have the exclusive use of Stormalong Bay, a 750,000 gallon pool/mini-water park complete with water slide, sandy bottom, whirlpools, and water currents.

Why stay at the Yacht Club?

Three very important reasons: Location, Location, Location. The Yacht Club is one of the most conveniently located resorts on Disney’s property. The Yacht Club is within walking distance of Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Boardwalk, the Swan, and the Dolphin hotels. If you don’t feel like walking you can choose a short boat ride to any of these places instead.

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If you like fine dining, you will be in the center of it all. Not only do the Yacht Club, Beach Club, and Boardwalk all have terrific choices, you are also just minutes away from the international flavor of Epcot’s World Showcase. If you like to swim, one of the best hotel pools, Stormalong Bay, is right under your nose. There are several other recreational activities available at the Yacht Club (described below).

Transportation – How do I get there from here?

  • EPCOT – EPCOT can be easily reached by foot via a short 10-minute walk along the water way leading to Epcot’s International Gateway. If walking isn’t for you, there is a boat to ferry guests from all the Epcot resorts (Swan, Dolphin, Boardwalk, Yacht Club, and Beach Club) to the International Gateway, but the walk is faster and a bit more scenic. To board the boat, simply exit the lobby on the rear side of the hotel and walk straight down to the dock – just look for the lighthouse. Be sure you’re in the Epcot line (left side facing the water), not Disney’s Hollywood Studios line (right side facing the water) line.Epcot resort guests CAN use the International Gateway entrance to Epcot even though World Showcase may not yet be open for the day. Cast members will help usher you toward Future World in Epcot. The International Gateway also offers full-service ticketing and purchasing of annual passes. The guest services window usually opens 30 minutes prior to park opening.

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  • You can take a leisurely 15 to 20 minute one-mile stroll along the path that follows the waterway connecting the Epcot resort area with the Hollywood Studios.
  • Take the Friendship boat f rom the right side of the boat dock. You can meet the boat at the dock just as you would the boat for Epcot, by exiting the rear of the hotel and walking straight down to the lighthouse. Again, make sure you catch the right boat. The CMs will surely let you know which boat you’re getting on. The boat usually stops by the Swan and Dolphin and Boardwalk via the Studios. The trip takes about 20 minutes.
  • Take the Disney Skyliner. Walk to International Gateway and climb aboard the most Magical Flight on Earth! You will need to transfer to the Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Caribbean Beach Station.

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  • Magic Kingdom – The Magic Kingdom can be reached by taking a bus from the front of the hotel. Another longer, but more scenic, journey is to take the monorail from Epcot’s front entrance, transfer at the TTC, and then continue to the MK. Traveling this way does take some time and some walking, but you get to see a little bit more, and it lends to resort hopping if the mood strikes. Keep in mind this route will likely taste at least an hour.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Disney’s Animal Kingdom can be reached by taking a bus from the front of the hotel.

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  • Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, and Disney Springs – Buses take you directly from the hotel to these locations after picking up passengers from the Beach Club and Boardwalk Inn. Travel times vary to each of these locations, but many of these attractions are relatively close to the Yacht Club, so you never have to wait too long.

Note that when using the buses, they will usually stop at the Beach Club; however sometimes it will also stop at the Boardwalk, the Swan and the Dolphin resorts. The tends to happen during the middle of the day or during low crowd times.

  • Disney’s Boardwalk – The Boardwalk faces the Yacht and Beach Clubs on the opposite side of Crescent Lake. There are two foot bridges, one in the direction of the Swan/Dolphin hotels, and one in the direction of Epcot, allowing you to walk to this entertainment complex and hotel.
  • For all other locations, including Fort Wilderness , and resort hotels, buses to Disney Springs will allow you to connect with other transportation to your final destination. You can also take the monorail from the Future World side of Epcot to reach the TTC. Travel times vary widely here. You can time it just right and have a short, efficient trip, or have a trip lasting over  an hour. Hope for the best! Hint: When in a hurry, it usually takes only 5 minutes to get a taxi. Go to the valet station at the front of the Yacht Club and they will call a taxi for you. Trips to destinations on property range in cost from $16 to $24. For example, the typical taxi fare from the Yacht Club to the Grand Floridian costs about $20 (not including tip). It’s usually significantly cheaper to take a Rideshare such as an Uber or Lyft from the front of the Yacht Club to anywhere on property.

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What are the rooms like?

Most rooms feature two queen-size beds, a table and chairs, color TV w/remote, a ceiling fan, double sinks in the dressing area, and refrigerator. Some rooms have a daybed that will accommodate the maximum 5 guests allowed per room at the Yacht Club. There are also pet friendly rooms. Of the 539 regular guest rooms at the Yacht Club, 483 rooms have queen-sized beds, 56 rooms have king-sized beds, and there are 10 disabled access rooms. Most rooms have a balcony that have a table and two chairs. Standard Rooms are for all guests, including Concierge Club. Deluxe rooms are larger and are only available on the Concierge level.

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The rooms at the Yacht Club have been thoughtfully stocked with many extras. Rooms have a small safe, located in the closet, in which you can store your valuables such as jewelry, airline tickets, passports, travelers’ checks, etc. For bigger items, storage facilities may be available at the front desk.

Another nice feature is having the bathtub/toilet separated from the rest of the room. The double sinks are located outside the true “bathroom.” In the vanity area, you will find a hair dryer, as well as a make-up mirror mounted on the wall.

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The Yacht Club does have a Club Level and club-level/service rooms. All Club Level rooms are located on the hotel’s 5th floor, which requires your Magic Band to gain entry from the elevator. There are 71 concierge suites and 20 “true” suites in a variety of sizes. See the Concierge page for more information about the concierge level.

Walt Disney World Resort has complimentary Wi-Fi service available in all of its hotels and parks. See our Internet Access page for details.

A room with a view, but which one?

There are three views available: The Standard view, the Garden or Woods view, and the Lagoon or pool view.

Standard view rooms overlook the garden, rooftop or parking areas around the hotel. Garden or Woods view rooms typically overlook the slightly nicer areas around the quiet pool, or even the wedding gazebo. Lagoon or pool view rooms have a direct view of Crescent Lake and the Boardwalk. Some of the Lagoon or Pool view rooms are located just above Stormalong Bay and may be a bit noisy during the day. Note also that not all Lagoon or Pool view rooms offer a direct view of the lake and the Boardwalk. Many are at right angles to the lake, making it often difficult or impossible to see the Boardwalk. If you should book a Lagoon or Pool view room, don’t be disappointed if you don’t have a direct view of the lake.

Can I Bring My Pet to Stay at the Yacht Club?

Walt Disney World has four hotels pet-friendly, one of which is Disney’s Yacht Club. Read our page on Pet-Friendly Hotel Rooms for more details.

Pets may also be boarded at the Best Friends Pet Care kennel across from Port Orleans Riverside.

Are there smoking and nonsmoking rooms?

All Disney resorts and guest rooms are smoke free . There are designated outdoor smoking areas. Check the resort map or with a Cast Member for locations.

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What are the prices for a room?

The Yacht Club is considered a “Deluxe” resort hotel, and its prices are among the more expensive offered at Disney. These are regular rate prices and do not include the Florida Sales Tax nor the county resort tax. Most rooms have a maximum five-person occupancy per room. Prices are per room, and there is an additional adult charge of $25 per adult per night for more than two adults in a room.

Walt Disney World Resort rates vary by season (there are nine seasons now), and also by day of the week. The holiday season is the most expensive time of the year. It runs from mid-December to early January as well as during Easter Week.

The rates for a: — Standard View Room range from $443 – $762 — Garden or Woods View Room range from $484 – $787                                     — Lagoon or Pool View Room range from $561 – $851 — Club Level Standard View Room range from $661 – $1,052 — Club Level Garden View Room range from $676 – $1,075 — Club Level Pool or Lagoon View room range from $771 – $1,197 — Suites range from $1,863 – $3,071

Is there a fee to park at the Yacht Club?

There is a fee for overnight self-parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Click HERE for current pricing and other parking-related information.

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Are there any discounts?

There are many ways to save a few dollars on your accommodations at WDW. Disney offers several resort “seasons” throughout the year including a Value Season. Annual Passholders can save by visiting during annual Passholder specials. Florida residents get a break for living in the same state as the Mouse. Don’t forget holidays are the most expensive time to visit, along with most of the summer. Generally, planning your trip during the off-season can save you money right off the bat.

Please visit our Discount Summary Page for more information.

I hear that there are no more room key cards at Disney resort hotels. How do I get into my room?

Walt Disney World has converted their room keys and admission tickets from plastic cards to MagicBands, flexible plastic wristbands, resembling a watch or bracelet, that use Radio Frequency (RF) technology. Your MagicBand is linked to your My Disney Experience (MDE) account and acts as your Disney resort room key. Simply touch the Mickey symbol on your MagicBand to the RFID reader near your room door to gain entry. Read about using MagicBands for park admission, FastPass+ and more.

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How does Check-in and Check-Out work?

Online Check-in  is available through the My Disney Experience App. Look for the special Online Check-in line at the resort’s front desk.

Check-in is at 3pm. Upon arrival head to the front desk to check-in. Rooms are not guaranteed to be available until 3pm, but you can request Early Check-in when you do Online Check-in.

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Check-out time is 11am .  Express Check-out  is available to all guests paying with a credit card, arrange for this service at check-in. A detailed hotel bill is delivered to your door by 7am. If the bill is correct you simply leave. Your Magic Band serves as a  Disney  souvenir. Late Check-out of noon can be requested without additional cost (very limited availability). If you need Late Check-out, request it at Check-In and as soon as possible the morning of check out (the number of eligible rooms are limited).

Resort Airline Check-In Service  at your Disney resort is only available if you are flying domestically (includes Puerto Rico) on specific airlines It is a complimentary (free) service and allows you to check your luggage.

Restaurants?

If you’re looking for good food while staying at the Yacht Club there is plenty to choose fom! The Yacht Club has two very good full service restaurants of its own, and a brief walk along Stormalong Bay will take you to the restaurants of the Beach Club. Additionally, room service is available 24 hours a day.

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Ale & Compass — Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual nautical atmosphere. Order a la carte morning meals from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., or there is an all-you care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet from 7:30a.m. to 11:25a.m. Lunch is served from 11:30am to 2pm, and dinner is available from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tables are almost always available during the day, but an Advance Reservation is recommended if possible.

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Attached to the Ale & Compass Restaurant is the Ale & Compass Lounge. This is a full service cocktail lounge with specialty drinks and light bites.

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Yachtsman Steakhouse – – This is the Yacht Club’s premier restaurant, serving tasty cuts of superbly aged beef, as well as poultry and seafood selections. An Advance Reservation is highly recommended for dinner. They are sometimes able to accommodate early (5:30-7:00) and late (9:00-9:45) walk up arrivals. A party of two is more likely to be seated more quickly than a party of six or more. Although this rule normally applies even to the busiest of seasons, there are no guarantees. Note that for this and other Signature Dining experiences, there is a dress code. Men should wear khakis, slacks, jeans or dress shorts and collared shirts. Women may wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses, jeans or dress shorts. No tank tops, swimsuits, cover ups, hats (for men), cut-offs, torn clothing or t-shirts with offensive language/graphics are allowed.

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The Crew’s Cup , located near the Yachtsman Steakhouse, serves a multitude of beers, along with your favorite drinks and wines. Appetizers and finger foods are also available here, making the Crew’s Cup a nice place for lunch or a light evening meal.

For a Quick Service Meal, head to the Market at Ale & Compass . They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offer a variety of made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and soups. The Market also has a selection of to-go options such as baked goods and pre-packaged sandwiches for a meal on the run!

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Don’t forget right next door in the Beach Club is the Cape May Buffet , where you’ll find Goofy and friends for a breakfast buffet or a clambake dinner served family-style (buffet).Reservations are highly recommended.

Martha’s Vineyard is a lounge located at the Beach Club, that also serves appetizers, and is open in the evenings.

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Also, shared between the YC and BC are two other dining locales, Beaches and Cream Soda Shop and Hurricane Hanna’s Grill.

  • Beaches & Cream is open for lunch and dinner, and serves wonderful shakes and malts along with burgers and ice cream selections. Reservations are highly recommended!
  • Hurricane Hanna’s  is located poolside at Stormalong Bay and specializes in great, quick eats such as hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, and more.

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What are Rapid Fill Mugs?

The Rapid Fill beverage program allows Disney Resort guests to buy (or receive as part of the Disney Dining Plan) a resort mug that can be refilled for a certain period of time as designated at time of purchase. These mugs are enhanced by an RFID bar code that enables the mug to deactivate when the designated time is complete.

I want to swim!

The Yacht Club has one of the best, if not the best swimming pools (at a hotel) in all of Walt Disney World. Stormalong Bay is a three-acre water playground shared between the Yacht Club and the Beach Club. It’s a great place to have fun or just relax. Stormalong Bay has many different sections that encompass its 750,000 gallons of water. There are shallow wading areas for the younger ones, complete with sand bottoms. There are also larger and deeper areas, some with sand, some without.

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A “shipwreck” on the shore of Crescent Lake provides the entrance to an exciting water slide for the adventurous folks. There is a circular area in Stormalong Bay with water jets that create a current. All you have to do is float. the water will move you along! All around Stormalong Bay are lounge chairs where you can relax and catch some rays. Among other things, you’ll find a waterfall and a couple of hot tubs hidden amongst the scenery. Note, however, that life jackets cannot be worn when using the water slide. The water slide includes an enclosed tube and a child with a life jacket can get stuck. If your child requires the use of a life jacket, you can request to use the pool and slide at the Boardwalk Inn.

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There is a quiet pool at the Yacht Club, found on the far end of the hotel away from the noise and excitement. The pool is located on the front/side of the hotel farthest from the Beach Club and closest to the Swan/Dolphin. There is also a hot tub in the same area as the quiet pool. These facilities are open 24 hours, as long as you are quiet! You can also use the quiet pool/hot tub on the Beach Club side of things. This pool is located on the back side of the Beach Club, closest to Epcot. You may see this area if you walk the path to Epcot. There is a third pool (and hot tub) located at the Beach Club Villas; guests of the Yacht Club are welcome to use it as well.

What other recreation is available at the Yacht Club?

Be sure to request the Recreational Activities flyer . There may be activities like Water Volleyball, Campfire Sing-along, or Movie Under the Stars.

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If swimming isn’t for you, there are plenty of other activities available at the Yacht Club. Tennis is available on a lit court located by the Admiral Pool. Areas for volleyball and croquet are available on the Beach Club end of the twin hotel complex. Equipment is available free of charge from the Ship Shape Health Club.

Ship Shape Health Club is located between the Beach and Yacht Club resorts next to Lafferty Place Arcade is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Membership is free to Yacht Club resort guests for the length of their stay. Disney Vacation Club members may use the facilities free if they are staying at a Disney resort. Guests from other Disney resorts can use the facilities for $12/day, based on availability. Equipment includes Hammer Strength, Life Fitness, Cybex and aerobic machines, as well as a spa, steam room, sauna and massage therapy. Massages and facials are available by appointment only. Call (407) WDW-SPAS or (407) 939-7727 to book.

Jogging – Jogging route maps are available from Lobby Concierge (Guest Services) or from the Ship Shape Health Club.

Volleyball -A sand court is located on the Beach Club side of the complex. Equipment use is complimentary for BC/YC guests and is available from the Ship Shape Health Club.

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Tennis – A lit court is located by the Admiral Pool, with complimentary tennis balls and racquets available from the Ship Shape Health Club.

Lafferty Place Arcade is located next to the Beaches and Cream Soda Shop.

Playground – Open 24 hours, it is located near Stormalong Bay.

Bayside Marina is located in a small building to the right of the pier (facing the lake) and services guests from both the Yacht Club and Beach Club daily from 11am to 5pm. For a list of cruises available, see our Specialty Resort/Park Cruise page . To reserve cruises or fishing excursions call 1-407-WDW-PLAY.

Fantasia Gardens – is located across from the Swan/Dolphin hotels. Here you can enjoy mini-golf at its best… Disney style.

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I need to shop! OR — I forgot to pack something real important!

The Yacht Club’s all-purpose store is The Market at Ale and Compass.   This store offers a small but comprehensive collection of clothing, character merchandise, and sundries.

Need your clothes cleaned?

If you need to wash your clothes during your stay at the Yacht Club, laundry facilities are located adjacent to the quiet pool area located on the far front side of the hotel, closer to the Swan/Dolphin hotels. Likewise there are laundry facilities at the quiet pool of the Beach Club.

If you need something dry cleaned or pressed, you’ll find a card detailing services and costs in your room upon check-in. An iron and ironing board are located in most guest rooms. If your room does not have these items, they can be obtained free of charge by contacting housekeeping.

Babysitting, Childcare, Children’s Programs

There is no child care activity center at this resort. For child care alternatives, visit our Child Care FAQ.

Does the Yacht Club have a Convention Center?

Yes, the Yacht and Beach Clubs share a convention center that has 73,000 square feet of meeting and function space, that can accommodate both large and small events.

How do I use valet parking?

Simply drive your vehicle to the front of the resort and a Cast Member will park it for you. Valet parking is $33 per car for the day, even if you are staying at the Yacht Club. Don’t forget to tip the valet (both the one who takes your car and the one who brings it back to you – $1-2 is recommended) When you need to retrieve your vehicle, simply give the valet your slip of paper you were given when the car was parked, and your car will be delivered to the front of the hotel. When you are ready to get your car, call the valet stand from your room and ask for your car to be brought around. If you pay for valet at one Disney resort hotel, you can use valet at the other hotels – just tell them you are paying at the Yacht Club. The Disney resorts contract out valet services, so you are dealing with a 3rd party, not Disney employed cast members.

Does the Yacht Club have a Security Gate?

Yes, the Yacht Club complex has a guarded security gate. Upon initial arrival, simply explain to the guard you are checking in. Once you have checked in, your Magic Band will also serve to open the security gates (pull on the right side to activate the guest gate). Be sure to have your Magic Band ready when reentering through the security gate. During busy times ONLY Yacht Club resort guests may be allowed to enter the parking area.

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Tips and Tricks: What else you should know about the Yacht Club:

Need a new ‘do, or just a haircut? Ship Shape Spa and Salon is located between the YC and BC, next to the health club, is the place to go. It is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m., daily. Services offered include: hair and nail services, massages and facials. Appointments are strongly recommended, call (407) WDW-SPAS or (407) 939-7727 to book.

Are you a couple on a romantic getaway? Ask for a room overlooking the wedding gazebo (a garden view room). If you’re lucky, from your balcony you’ll be able to hear and see a magical Disney wedding take place. Quite a romantic/reminiscent experience.

Plunk a few quarters in the slots at Lafferty Place Arcade where you’ll find a selection of exciting video games.

Parking – – there is a lot where you park your car. It’s a long walk from your room to the car, unless you want to pay for valet parking.

For more information on the Yacht Club, and to go on a tour, check out this AllEars TV Video !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-XdM5tzSqE

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort:

1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8407 (407) 934-7000

For directions on getting to the Yacht Club from the Orlando airports, visit our Driving Directions page.

Places to Eat in Yacht Club

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  • Phone: 407 934-7000
  • Address: 1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

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  • Running Trail
  • Poolside Movies
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  • Garden or Woods View
  • Lagoon or Pool View
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Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

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About Disney's Yacht Club Resort

  • Resort Room Enjoy the many amenities of the resort
  • Freebies This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The idea of a yacht club conjures images of refined luxury. In the middle of Lake Buena Vista, Florida, guests can find Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, bringing a bit of Disney magic to the elegance of the New England luxury nautical tradition.

From the first step in the lobby, guests can sense the nautical theme present throughout the resort. The 621 guest rooms found on the property continue this elegant décor. Guests can book rooms with standard, garden, or water views.

One of the prime reasons guests visit this hotel is to explore Disney World and the amenities make it easy. Transportation is available, both in the form of a shuttle or private Minnie van, to get guests to Disney properties in a quick and easy fashion. The Disney magic continues back on the resort, with character experiences available to delight younger guests. In addition, the many outdoor pools found on the resort all ooze the charm of the nearby theme park. Kids can also play mini golf on a 36-hole course, inspired by the movie Fantasia.

When hungry, guests have a bevy of options to choose from without leaving the resort. Starting with a hearty breakfast buffet, guests can get the day started off right. Poolside service is available during the day. The signature restaurant is the Yachtsman Steakhouse, a New England style restaurant with Florida charm.

With the refinement of the classic yacht club and trademark fun of the theme parks, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is a five-star way to visit Florida.

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  • Private beach
  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Airport shuttle
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Express check-out
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • 24hr front desk
  • Refrigerator

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Air-conditioned

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  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service

Things to do

  • Beauty salon

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care

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  • Storage available

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  • Epcot 0.6 mi
  • Walt Disney World Resort 0.6 mi
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park 1.9 mi
  • La Nouba 2.1 mi
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom 2.2 mi
  • Magic Kingdom Park 3.6 mi
  • Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe 3.9 mi
  • SeaWorld Orlando 6.4 mi
  • Discovery Cove 6.5 mi
  • Skeletons: Animals Unveiled 7.3 mi
  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter 8.8 mi
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure 8.8 mi
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When to book a room at Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Top tips for your stay at disney's yacht club resort.

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in August and April.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, plan to stay on a Thursday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Wednesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Disney's Yacht Club Resort was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $649, while the most expensive was $915.
  • How long should you stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at Disney's Yacht Club Resort

What amenities are ideal for families at disney's yacht club resort.

Disney's Yacht Club Resort offers a variety of amenities that are ideal for families with children. One of the most popular amenities for families at the Yacht Club Resort is the waterslide. It is located in the resort's main pool area and provides hours of fun for kids and adults. The waterslide is fast and exciting, and it is certain to be a hit with the whole family. The hotel has a game room that features a variety of video games, pinball machines, and other arcade games. It also has a playground that is another great amenity for families with young children. It is a fun and safe space for kids to run, climb, and play.

What services are offered at the spa at Disney's Yacht Club Resort?

The spa at Disney's Yacht Club Resort offers a wide range of services to help guests relax and rejuvenate. They have five treatment rooms where guests can indulge in luxurious spa treatments. Couples can enjoy a joint session at the couple's treatment rooms for a romantic and pampering experience. For those looking for deep relaxation, the spa at Disney's Yacht Club Resort offers deep-tissue massages.

What amenities make Disney's Yacht Club Resort ideal for people with reduced mobility?

Disney's Yacht Club Resort offers a range of amenities and services that make it ideal for people with reduced mobility. The resort offers accessible rooms designed with features such as grab bars in the toilet and roll-in showers or bathtubs for guests who use wheelchairs or have other mobility issues. The resort has wheelchair ramps and elevators throughout the property in order to make it easy for guests with mobility devices to navigate. There are also lowered peepholes in the doors to facilitate wheelchair users.

What special services does Disney's Yacht Club Resort offer for business travelers?

Disney's Yacht Club Resort offers a variety of special services for business travelers, including a business center. The business center is located on the lobby level of the resort and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The business center features modern equipment and services to help guests stay connected and productive during their stay. This includes computer workstations with high-speed Internet access, printers, scanners, and fax machines.

What's the best way to get to Disney's Yacht Club Resort from Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM)?

If you are traveling alone or with a small group, the most convenient option to Disney's Yacht Club Resort from Kissimmee Gateway Airport is to take a taxi or ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft. This should take around 30-40 minutes. Alternatively, you can rent a car from the airport and drive yourself. This will give you more flexibility during your stay, as you can easily explore other parts of the area. Car rental options are available at the airport, and the journey to Disney's Yacht Club Resort should take around 40-50 minutes.

Where is Disney's Yacht Club Resort located?

Disney's Yacht Club Resort is located at 1700 Epcot Resort Boulevard, 15.9 miles from the center of Orlando. Epcot is the closest landmark to Disney's Yacht Club Resort.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Disney's Yacht Club Resort?

Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Disney's Yacht Club Resort.

Does Disney's Yacht Club Resort offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Disney's Yacht Club Resort offers free Wi-Fi.

How far is Disney's Yacht Club Resort from the airport?

Disney's Yacht Club Resort is 15.7 miles from Orlando.

Does Disney's Yacht Club Resort have a pool?

Yes, Disney's Yacht Club Resort has a pool onsite.

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KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Disney's Yacht Club Resort in Orlando and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Disney's Yacht Club Resort and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Disney's Yacht Club Resort.

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When you think of a Florida theme park hotel, I'd bet you probably don't think of deep, rich colors, hardwoods and a refined turn-of-the-century, New England-style nautical-themed resort.

And when you think of a hotel pool, you likely don't conjure up images of a 3-acre waterpark complete with a life-size shipwreck replica that is home to a long, twisting, turning waterslide.

But all this, and actually a lot more, is precisely what you'll find at what has to be one of the best hotels at Disney World , Disney's Yacht Club Resort. In fact, when we picked this resort for a short Florida getaway, we actually considered not spending any days in the Disney theme parks to go along with it. We amended that plan for one day at Epcot, but it wouldn't be unreasonable to do an entire vacation here without getting on a single ride. In this case, the resort could be the destination.

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Disney's Yacht Club (1990) opened in the same era of rapid Disney World development as Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort (1988), and both share a type of ocean theme. However, the two couldn't be more different from one another. With just over 600 rooms (compared to more than 1,500 at Caribbean Beach), this deluxe Disney resort offers guests a vacation within a vacation both in terms of comfort and amenities.

After a recent stay at the property, it was all I could do to not add another night when the time to check out unfortunately arrived. And while not everything is postcard-perfect at this Disney resort at the moment, I promised myself (and my kids) we'd be back. It's that special.

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Let's start with some bad news: Disney's Yacht Club is often expensive.

This is one of Disney's deluxe resorts and there is no Disney Vacation Club wing of this hotel. This means you can't rent DVC points to potentially book a room for less the way you can at places such as Polynesian Village Resort. (Note that you can do this at the neighboring Beach Club Resort.)

If you can snag a room during a sale or with a solid discount, you can probably get the rate down to $350-$400 per night, but it's unlikely to go much lower. It's common for rooms here to go for $500 and up, especially once standard rooms are sold out and you need to pay even more for a water view, which is precisely what I had to do. The view itself is (in my mind) not actually worth an upcharge, but sometimes that's all that's available.

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While I booked during a 30% off sale, my water-view room at the Yacht Club still came to just over $500 per night. There are some ways to use points for Disney World vacations , such as using miles from the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card to offset the expense at a 1 cent = 1 mile valuation , but there's no way to get outsize value for your credit card points at Disney properties.

If you do decide to book a Disney resort like this one, it can make sense to go through a Disney Vacation Planner as that doesn't add to your cost and they do a great job staying on the lookout for sales and discounts and keeping track of all those ever-changing components of a trip to Disney World.

Related: How much does a trip to Disney World cost?

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No doubt it sounds a touch insane to spend $500 for a theme park-adjacent hotel room, but the location is one reason why Disney's Yacht Club commands that rate (and often sells out).

This hotel is just a 5-10 minute walk from the World Showcase entrance of Epcot. It is also within walking distance of Disney's Hollywood Studios, or you can hop on a boat to take you there since that walk is a bit longer.

Being so close to Epcot also means that the Skyliner stop at Epcot is within very easy reach, opening up even more Disney locations such as the Riviera Resort , Caribbean Beach Resort and more.

Yacht Club is also an incredibly short stroll away from the BoardWalk, which is home to even more shops and restaurants.

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I'm happy to save money and stay off Disney property on the first night of the trip, or for trips when we aren't going for an all-in Disney family vacation. But when we do go all-in on Disney World, I want to be in the "Disney bubble." Staying at Yacht Club puts you in the heart of the Disney bubble, well-cushioned in your own deluxe nautical-themed space, but just an arm's reach from lots of great Disney dining and entertainment options.

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We arrived at Disney's Yacht Club in the early afternoon, after starting the vacation off with a character brunch at Topolino's Terrace at the top of the nearby Disney Riviera Resort . (Which I highly recommend you add to your to-do list if you love characters and can snag a reservation.)

Since we arrived a few hours before official check-in time, I didn't have high hopes our room would be ready, given the era of pandemic precautions, but that became the first pleasant surprise of the trip when Room 2077 was ready and waiting for us several hours early.

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Check-in is also where we were informed that while room service has returned as an option for breakfast and dinner, regular housekeeping had not yet returned to Disney resorts . Towels and trash would be attended to every other day. For our two-night stay, that meant there would be no formal housekeeping services, though we could ask for more towels and such.

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If you are able to manage stairs, you can easily access the second level of the resort — where we stayed — via the lobby without using the elevators.

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In fact, heading up the lobby stairs reveals some fun touches, such as a ship's wheel, among other themed decor.

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Our room was a bit of a walk down several hallways, so if that's an issue, ask for a room closer to the lobby if available.

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Inside a room at Disney's Yacht Club, you aren't going to find bright colors, Disney characters or loud decor. If that's what you want, I recommend Disney's Art of Animation , which has plenty of color and characters.

Yacht Club was renovated in recent years to appeal not only to traditional Disney vacationers but also to conventiongoers who frequently stay at the resort during normal times. And in this case, everyone won with a redesign that maintained the overall theme but upgraded the offerings.

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The rooms still carry out the resort's high-end nautical theme, but in a way that is elegant and more refined than the previous 1990s-era version.

Like with other Disney resort upgrades, the beds are now raised and the floors are now hard instead of carpet. As Disney renovated rooms across its properties, this has been the standard it is changing to.

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There's a pullout sofa that can be used as a sleeper and a small writing desk.

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Most notably, there were outlets everywhere. We travel with a lot of things that need charging and we didn't come close to using them all up. Some furnishings may be made to look like turn-of-the-century New England, but they are loaded with modern-day power.

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The two queen beds were perfect for a good night's rest after a busy day at Disney.

In the room, you'll also find a minifridge and Keurig.

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We were impressed with the amount of storage the room had in the form of shelves, racks, cubbies and drawers. We were able to stay far more organized than normal with a family's worth of stuff, thanks to the storage options.

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There was a balcony with two chairs that overlooked a well-manicured green lawn and technically some water. Remember, this was a pricier water-view room after all.

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I adored the drapes, both because they did a great job keeping light out in the morning but also because they were adorable and perfect for the room, featuring constellations.

Like at many other similar Disney resorts, the bathroom had a vanity with two sinks located in a cubby between the main room and the bathroom, so it could be used while someone was in the shower.

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The bathroom area had a sliding door for both the room itself and the tub/shower combo. There were plenty of Disney H2O+ bath products in the shower and bathroom area.

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We found the room incredibly nice, but do know that it doesn't take much to hear what's going on in the hallway or other rooms around you. If you like total silence, you'll be well-served to pack some earplugs and a white noise app to go along with your Mickey ears.

Related: Why you need more than just a ticket to get into Disney World this summer

The Yacht Club room is plenty comfortable, but that's probably not why you stay at Disney's Yacht Club — it's certainly not why we paid what we did to stay here.

Stormalong Bay pool complex

What makes this resort so special is the 3-acre pool complex shared with the neighboring Disney Beach Club Resort.

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Dubbed Stormalong Bay, this pool complex has everything from a 230-foot waterslide to a lazy river, whirlpool, shallow splash area, toddler slide, hot tubs and more. It even has a sandy bottom in some of the areas, which feels so much nicer on your tired Disney feet than a hard surface.

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This pool area is almost a mini-waterpark and certainly worthy of planning some time in your schedule just to enjoy it. Right now, it can get busy to the point where there is no way to get in during peak times.

However, we had a blast also going late at night after the parks closed, when there were very few people in the pool at all. While the hours can vary, it was open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. during our stay.

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There are four cabanas at the pool you can book if you want extra space and service, but you need to reserve well in advance if you want those because they go quickly.

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Getting into the pool requires verification you are a resort guest and you're then assigned the colored wristband of the day to wear. There's plenty of towels at the pool, as well as a small army of lifeguards keeping a close watch on the various areas of the pool.

Stormalong Bay is adjacent to Hurricane Hanna's Waterside Bar & Grill, so it's pretty easy to pop over there and order a snack or cocktail. The $12 seafood roll turned out to be a perfect snack for us.

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My 11-year-old gave the $6 Lava Smoothie (made of raspberry, coconut and pineapple flavors) high marks and my $14 Frosé was excellent.

Whether your group is made up of adults, some teens, tweens or toddlers, this pool area is truly excellent, especially if you build in some time to enjoy it when most people are sleeping, eating or in the Disney parks.

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Evening movies on the beach

Several nights per week at 8 p.m., a Disney movie is shown along the "beach" at the Yacht Club. This is free to enjoy and the week we were there the films showing were "Zootopia," "Sleeping Beauty," "A Bug's Life" and "Disneynature: Earth."

I'll never fully understand who needs a treadmill at Disney when it's normal to walk 10 miles a day in the park, but Yacht Club has those and more in its gym that overlooks Stormalong Bay.

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Magical Express Bus

Until the end of 2021, if you want to take the included Magical Express Bus transportation to and from the Orlando airport, that's available to those who stay at this and any other full-fledged Disney resort hotel. If you decide to self-park at Yacht Club, it's going to cost you $25 per night. The upside is that the fee also gives you access to parking at the Disney theme parks at no additional charge.

The Magical Express Bus stop is right in front of the hotel entrance, and the bus stop to go to the various Disney theme parks is just to the side of the hotel entrance.

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Still-closed amenities

If you remember when I mentioned there are still some small bumps at Yacht Club, here's where they begin.

Those looking for the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime Yacht Club experience may want to hold off a tiny bit longer if you want to experience all the amenities. The Club Lounge remains closed, as does one of the main sit-down restaurants.

On top of that, the onsite Ship Shape Salon is still closed, along with the Lafferty Place Arcade.

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Normally, you can rent boats or even sign your kids up for a pirate-themed adventure that leaves from the dock outside of the Yacht Club, but all of that is also still on pause.

We had plenty to do for a few days without any of those amenities, but just keep in mind that some things remain shuttered for now.

Related: Changes to expect at Disney World in 2021

Ale & Compass Restaurant

Just off the lobby of Yacht Club is a dark, subdued restaurant called Ale & Compass. While you do need reservations to eat breakfast or dinner here, it's one of the easier reservations to get at Disney World.

Described as "Yankee comfort food," this menu has options such as lobster-and-corn chowder; a fantastic salad called the Ale & Compass salad with additions such as pumpkin seeds and beets; steak; pasta; and a burger with bacon and Vermont cheddar served with thick fries.

Getting good photos in the dark restaurant was next to impossible, but we enjoyed our salad and burger.

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And while we didn't eat breakfast here, I've heard good things about the dark chocolate waffles.

Our service here was quite friendly but incredibly slow. The wait for our reservation was pretty extensive, followed by another wait for a server to arrive at our table to start the meal-ordering process. This is likely at least in part due to the restaurant having a brisk business of to-go orders that you can make from the Disney app, along with the other sit-down restaurant at the hotel remaining closed.

Related: These are the best restaurants at Disney World

Ale & Compass Lounge

Another alternative to the restaurant is the adjacent Ale & Compass Lounge, which also has a sleek, updated, but pretty dark look once day turns to night.

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In the back of the lounge is a bar, with the front portion offering a variety of seating options and a reduced menu that still includes the burger and chowder.

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The Market at Ale & Compass

In the gift shop area of the hotel is the Market at Ale & Compass, where you can order grab-and-go options in the Disney app.

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We tried the $12 breakfast bowl that had a little bit of everything on it and was actually almost enough food for myself and two kids for a quick pre-park breakfast.

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The $7 ham and cheese breakfast sandwich on a pretzel roll also looked really solid.

In the afternoon and evening, you'll find a variety of sandwiches, a hot dog and a panini on the menu.

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop

If you're going to splurge cash on staying at the Yacht Club, I highly recommend also splurging some calories at Beaches and Cream. You're going to need to make a reservation here well in advance (dining reservations are accepted 60 days before your trip) or get very lucky.

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We planned our trip pretty close-in and were never able to snag advance reservations, but got lucky with timing that they had an outdoor table available for us to order the most exciting item on the menu ... the Kitchen Sink.

This $35 sink of ice cream is made of eight scoops (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cookies and cream and mint) along with every single topping in the house. Oh, and there's also an entire can of whipped cream on top.

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It's epic, huge, ridiculous and a lot of fun.

The three of us barely put a dent in it but certainly had fun trying.

There are more regular-sized ice cream options on the menu, too, but if you're doing a once-in-a-lifetime trip, try this once-in-a-lifetime dessert.

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Should you want more than just sugar for your meal, this is also where you'll find burgers, sandwiches, chili and other 1950s classic-style treats.

Yachtsman Steakhouse

This second sit-down restaurant has not yet reopened, but when it does, this is where you can go for those post-convention expensed sales dinners ... or a very nice meal out for two. The menu features a $135 seafood tower, prime porterhouse, lobster, filet mignon, elk, lobster and other similar entrees that start around $50.

Overall impressions

I'm a total and complete sucker for a well-themed, well-located Disney World resort. Resorts such as this one, along with Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and others, have me hook, line and wallet.

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For me, the resort hotel isn't just a place to sleep at night, it's also a destination much like the theme parks themselves. I enjoy the scent in the lobby, the storyline of the property, the Disney touches throughout and the convenience of being fully immersed in Disney magic.

While my kids vetoed the idea, I'd have been totally happy having Disney's Yacht Club Resort serve as our actual final destination for the weekend with no park time at all. However, since it is such an easy walk to Epcot, adding that park on was actually a whole lot of fun, too.

If what you want is just a decent bed close to the parks, don't stay here. You're probably overpaying to stay at Yacht Club if you don't truly value the Stormalong Bay pool area. You can stay at the next-door Disney Swan and Dolphin for a fraction of the cash if you're just after location.

And right now, with some amenities still closed, I don't recommend staying here if you are going to be upset when things aren't 100% full service and perfect. The prices are as high as ever to match demand, so don't expect a reduced price to match the reduced amenities.

But if you can overlook a few things and what you want is a fun, slightly grown-up hotel theme, a great location, access to the best resort pool at Disney World and easy access to multiple restaurants, Disney's Yacht Club Resort is now officially one of my favorite Disney hotels — and one that I can't wait to return to in the coming years.

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Get around Walt Disney World Resort with ease using these convenient, complimentary transportation options.

Disney Skyliner Transportation This new gondola system offers a bird’s-eye view while connecting Guests to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios from select Disney Resort hotels. A Disney Skyliner station is conveniently located at the International Gateway to EPCOT—just a quick stroll away from Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.

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Disney Bus Transportation Most areas throughout Walt Disney World Resort—including theme parks, water parks, Disney Resort hotels and the Disney Springs area—are accessible by complimentary bus transportation. The bus stop at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is located a short walk from the lobby.

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The "Hey Disney!" voice assistant experience features tons of character fun plus a helpful host, who can order you extra towels and answer lots of your park questions.

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Services and fees are subject to change without notice.

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Online Check-In

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Fax, copy, print, ship and more at the Business Center, located just inside the Convention Center.

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Designated Smoking Areas

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When you stay at a Disney Resort hotel, enjoy peace of mind knowing that your room will be thoroughly cleaned prior to your arrival and will receive full housekeeping service daily for the duration of your stay.

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Send pre-stamped postcards and letters from the Front Desk, as well as pre-packed, pre-labeled packages. Stamps are available for purchase at Beach Club Marketplace.

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Disney Signature Services

Guests staying in Club-level rooms and suites are eligible for personalized vacation-planning support.

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Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

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Situated on a sparkling 25-acre lake near Disney’s Hollywood Studios and just a leisurely stroll from EPCOT, discover this grand New England-style resort hotel. Disney's Yacht Club Resort shares a host of amenities with it's pastel-toned sister, Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Most noticeable of these is 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. For adults there's plenty to do too, with the Ship Shape health club on site to work off some steam, or enjoy a mouth-watering steak dinner at the sophisticated Yachtsman restaurant. There's plenty of casual options too, along with tennis and volleyball courts to keep all ages entertained. At this hotel you're located right next to the marina where, in addition to renting boats to sail around Crescent Lake, you can board a ferryboat for direct transportation to EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s BoardWalk. It's worth looking at the options to upgrade to a club level room for access to the lounge with refreshments available throughout the day. 

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All rooms have private balcony, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi access, coffee/tea making facilities, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

Yacht Club Standard Rooms offer views of the resort rooftop or parking areas, featuring wither 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, with the option of an additional day bed (for children 3-9 years), sleeping maximum 5 people plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Yacht Club Water or Pool View Rooms with either 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed, or 2 queen-size beds, with the option of additional day bed (for children 3-9 years), sleeping maximum 5 people plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Yacht Club Standard View Club Level Rooms offer views of the resort rooftop or parking areas, and feature either 1 king-size bed, or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people, plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Yacht Club Water View Club Level Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, with the option of an additional day bed (for children 3-9 years), sleeping maximum 4 people, plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.

Guests staying in club rooms receive the following additional benefits:

Complimentary health club access

Personalised front desk and guest services

Access to concierge service at the Regatta Club

Access to the club lounge, serving refreshments from 7.00am-10.00pm daily, as well as complimentary newspapers

Access to Disney Signature Services

Getting Around

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay: Hotel is within easy walking distance to EPCOT, and is a short stroll from the Disney Skyliner Transportation for easy access to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. There is Disney Water Transportation to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios, and bus transportation throughout the resort.

Complimentary self-parking. Valet parking $33 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Ale & Compass Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving New England style comfort food). Ale & Compass Lounge (nautical themed cosy bar, serving light snacks and a variety of drinks). The Market at Ale & Compass (quick-service dining, available throughout the day). Yachtsman Steakhouse (signature restaurant, open for dinner). Crew's Cup Lounge (serving light bites and a range of beverages). 

Fun and Games

Stormalong Bay waterpark area with water slide, lazy river, 3 whirlpools, and kids area. Quieter resort swimming pool. Poolside cabana rentals*. Ship Shape Health Club with fitness centre and spa services* (spa services temporarily unavailable). Games arcade*. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Tennis. Volleyball. Fishing*. Watercraft rentals*. White sand beach.

Handy Stuff

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi access. Disney Water Transportation to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service* (temporarily unavailable). Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*. Concierge. Merchandise delivery and pick-up. 

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum Stay

Maximum stay 21 nights.

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Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.*Denotes local charge.

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From January 2025 through May 2025, Stormalong Bay and Shipwreck Pool 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

Unwind in a New England-style yacht club with a beautiful, nautical-themed lobby and elegant accommodations. Enjoy swimming in 3 acres of water wonderland at Stormalong Bay as well as boating on Crescent Lake. Treat yourself to fine dining and delight in family dining with some Disney Characters. Sharing amenities with Disney’s Beach Club Resort, this Resort hotel is an idyllic vacation getaway unto itself—and also provides easy access to nearby EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Members who purchased directly through Disney can use Vacation Points to stay at this Resort hotel.

What Makes This Resort Hotel Unique

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Take advantage of staying in a Disney Resort hotel close to 2 wondrous parks. Stroll to EPCOT and enjoy the exciting attractions and entertainment as well as the international pavilion with its art, music and food from around the world. Jump on a boat and cruise to nearby Disney’s Hollywood Studios with its amazing attractions, entertainment and tours that feature movie magic and the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Enjoy all the parks at Walt Disney World Resort —they’re only a bus ride away.

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  • From I-95 take I-4 West to Exit 67 (Epcot/Downtown Disney)
  • Take second exit off-ramp (Epcot Resorts/Beach Club).
  • Follow signs on Buena Vista Drive to Disney's Beach Club Resort.
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  • Travel West on 536.
  • From Orlando International Airport, take South Exit to SR 417 South.
  • On SR 417 South take Exit 2 to Epcot.
  • After 2 traffic lights take second exit off-ramp (Epcot Resorts/Beach Club).
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Are you planning your Disney World vacation and thinking of staying at the Swan and Dolphin Resort?

 If so, you’re in luck! 

When visiting Orlando, there are quite a few Walt Disney World Resort options to choose from.

Figuring out which one is best for you can be a challenge, so I am here to help.  

With its unbeatable location in the heart of all the action and a magical blend of comfort and luxury, Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin is a fantastic choice.

Not only is it a top choice for families, and romantic getaways but solo travelers and business travelers too.   

So, let’s get packing and get ready for an unforgettable stay at this award-winning hotel.  

Sculptures at Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World. Keep reading to learn more about Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort.

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The Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort at a Glance: 

  • Address: 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 
  • Amenities : Mandara Spa, theme park shuttle, Extra Magic Hours, Camp Dolphin for kids, 6 pools including a grotto pool and cascading waterfall, and more! 
  • Prices can start as low as $213 a night during low season 
  • Pets are not allowed unless they’re a service animal
  • There is a daily $45 resort fee (plus tax) which includes incredible daily benefits for TWO guests like nightly movies and s’mores on the beach  
  • Check-in time: 4:00 p.m .; Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.  
  • It’s ThemeParkHipster’s number one hotel at Disney World

Keep reading for the full guide to Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to help plan your most unforgettable Florida vacation! 

Ambiance 

The Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotel is splashed with color and tropical aquatic vibes for that ultimate vacation escape. 

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Sprawling across three incredible resorts , the 12-story Swan Resort , the 27-story iconic Dolphin Resort, and the newest 14-story modern Swan Reserve , it really is a place of well-deserved indulgence and what a vacation is meant to be.  

From the tranquil Mandara Spa, an incredible white sand beach to a cascading waterfall and serene grotto pool, it is an escape from everyday life into a private oasis retreat.  

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It is worth mentioning that the theming at this hotel doesn’t compare to some of the other Disney Resorts if that is something you are looking for on your Disney vacation. 

Sculptures and outdoor area Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World. Keep reading for the full guide to Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World.

But let’s be honest, you’ll be immersed in all things Disney throughout your days at Walt Disney World.

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So, in the end, your Florida vacation isn’t going to be any less magical if you aren’t staying at a Disney-owned hotel in my opinion.  

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It is one of the things I love about the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin. It has its own sense of magic and enchantment. 

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Location 

Just a short stroll away is the entrance to Universal Studios Park entrance.

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Located within walking distance and between EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios , Swan and Dolphin Resort lies within the heart of all the fun.  

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Or if you want a little more fun, hop on the free water taxi at the boat dock. It will take you for a quick ride to these theme parks.  

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With Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels sitting right across from one another, it is magically convenient to move from one to the other through the canopied walkway. 

One of the great things about the Disney Swan Hotel is its prime location neighboring the Boardwalk Resort area.

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Meanwhile, Dolphin Hotel is close to the Beach Club Resorts and the nautical elegance of Disney’s Yacht Club.   

Address : 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 

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Amenities of Swan and Dolphin Resort 

The Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin offers exceptional world-class amenities for guests to indulge in.  

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Combining luxury with comfort you have all the high-end conveniences you could need for the ultimate Disney getaway.   

Amenities: 

  • Grotto pool with tropical waterfalls and a water slide 
  • Two lap pools, spring pool, relaxation pool, kiddie pool, four whirlpools  
  • Three poolside restaurants 
  • Watercraft rentals 
  • Basketball, sand volleyball courts, outdoor ping pong and pool table 
  • Poolside entertainment and activities 
  • Premium pool-side seating and private cabanas for rent 
  • White sand beach and Beachside playground 
  • Three championship Walt Disney World golf courses 
  • Camp Dolphin just for kids ages 5 through 12 
  • Mandara Spa   
  • 3 Health Clubs offering Zumba, Aqua HIIT! Cardio Splash , Beach Yogalates, Beach Yoga, Aqua Aerobics, 24-hour On-Demand Fitness Classes in their yoga room, and Wellness Concierge 
  • Disney Resort jogging trails  
  • Disney planning center 
  • 24-Hour business center 
  • 24-hour Bell stand  
  • Two airline boarding pass kiosks 
  • Self-parking  
  • Valet parking 
  • Transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport for a fee 
  • Complimentary scheduled transportation to all Walt Disney World theme parks, attractions, and Disney resorts 
  • Four ATMs (two in the Dolphin and two at the Swan) 
  • Two on-site Disney planning centers 
  • Specialty shops 
  • Coin-operated launderette  

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Although the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort does not fall under the ownership of Disne y, they do however, still offer many magical goodies that sprinkle happiness into your Disney vacation. 

Special Benefits of Staying at Swan and Dolphin Resort 

  • Early access to Disney Genie & Disney Genie+ planning  
  • Advance tee time to all four of the Walt Disney World championship golf courses  
  • Extra Magic Hours with extended evening hours on select nights 
  • Free delivery of purchases made in the Disney parks 
  • Character dining 
  • Resort entertainment 
  • Complimentary parking at the Disney theme parks 
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Rooms and Suites at Swan and Dolphin Resort 

There is no shortage of rooms to choose from at Swan and Dolphin Resort! With over 2,500 fantastic rooms and suites I love that there is a perfect room for everyone’s Florida vacation.   

NikkyJ in queen bedroom Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World. Keep reading to learn all there is to know about Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort.

And with their later addition, Walt Disney World Swan Reserve to the property, your choices for top-notch accommodations just got even bigger!

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To help you narrow down the best room type for your Disney vacation, let’s go through all the different variations you can choose from.  

Walt Disney World Swan 

These rooms are designed in calming blue and gray hues with glass-enclosed showers featuring a Heavenly shower curtain and wand.  

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Along with in-room mini-refrigerators , flat-screen TVs , high thread count sheets, and hair dryers, you have a room that will make you feel right at home.  

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  • Traditional Room:   2 Queen Beds or 1 King, or 1 King Bed + 1 Sofa Bed for 2 Adults / 2 Children 
  • Deluxe Room: Queen Beds or 1 King, or 1 King Bed + 1 Sofa Bed for 2 Adults / 2 Children 
  • Family Room: 500 Square Feet / 46.5 square meters of oversized rooms with dining alcoves/working area 
  • Executive Suite: 2 Queen Beds or 1 King or 1 King Bed + 1 Sofa Bed for 2 Adults / 2 Children with a wet bar available, a conference table for six, and a sitting area in the guest room with a sofa and two chairs 
  • Grand Suite: 2 Queen Beds or 1 King or 1 King Bed + 1 Sofa Bed for 2 Adults / 2 Children and a resort view 
  • Governors Suite: 1 King Bed for 2 Adults / 2 Children with a connecting room available and resort view 
  • Presidential Suite: High-end suites with an entry foyer decorated in custom furniture and a baby grand piano, kitchen with full appliances, jacuzzi in room, 2 Queen Beds or 1 King for 2 Adults / 2 Children with a resort view. 

Walt Disney World Dolphin 

The Dolphin rooms have been created with gorgeous palettes of blue, silver, and white and designed with a glass-enclosed shower with an overhead rain shower head.  

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Featuring a private vanity, along with the same room amenities as its counterpart, the Walt Disney World Swan, the rooms stand out with a graceful touch of elegance. 

Queen room Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World. Keep reading to learn more about Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel at Disney.

  • Traditional Room : 2 Double Beds or 1 King, or 1 King Bed + 1 Sofa Bed for 2 Adults / 3 Children 
  • Deluxe Room : 2 Double Beds or 1 King, or 1 King Bed + 1 Sofa Bed for 2 Adults / 3 Children 
  • Family Room: Oversized rooms with dining alcoves/working area, 2 Double Beds or 1 King or 1 King Bed + 1 Sofa Bed for 2 Adults / 3 Children 
  • Grand Suite: 2 Double Beds or 1 King or 1 King Bed + 1 Sofa Bed for 2 Adults / 3 Children and a resort view 
  • Governors Suite: 1 King Bed for 2 Adults / 3 Children with a connecting room available and resort view 
  • Presidential Suite: High-end suites with an entry foyer decorated in custom furniture and a baby grand piano, kitchen with full appliances, jacuzzi in room, 2 Double Beds or 1 King for 2 Adults / 3 Children with a resort view 

Walt Disney World Swan Reserve 

Standing out with its vibrantly bold and contemporary décor, the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve also features glass-enclosed showers and overhead rain showers with handheld wands.  

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  • Traditional Room: 2 Queen Beds, 1 King Bed + Sofa Bed for 2 Adults / 2 Children 
  • Junior Suite : 1 King Bed + Sofa Bed for 2 Adults / 2 Children and perfect for a business with a conference table for two or solo traveler with pool deck and Hollywood Studios views for an additional charge 
  • Signature Suite: 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed + Sofa Bed for 2 Adults / 2, an additional lounge area, and views of the Children’s Pool Deck, Epcot and/or Hollywood Studios for an additional charge
  • Chairman Suite: 1 King Bed + Sofa Bed with a rollaway bed available upon request for 2 Adults / 2 Children with an additional lounge area, and views of the pool deck, Epcot and/or Hollywood Studios for an additional charge 
  • Presidential Suite: High-end suites with an entry foyer decorated in custom furniture and a baby grand piano, kitchen with full appliances, jacuzzi in room, 1 King Bed for 2 Adults / 2 Children with a resort view 

Here are some more of the awesome modern room amenities at Swan and Dolphin Resort Orlando: 

  • The luxuriously famous Westin Heavenly Bed® with a pillow-top mattress, high thread count sheets, a white goose-down comforter, and four overstuffed pillows  
  • All rooms are non-smoking 
  • Safes 
  • Iron/ironing boards 
  • Single-serve brew coffee makers 
  • In-room mini-refrigerators 
  • Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, HBO, Showtime, Pandora 
  • Flat screen TVs 
  • Clock radio with dual USB charging stations 
  • High-speed internet access 
  • Individual climate control 
  • Make-up mirror 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Resort views for additional charges 

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Dining at Swan and Dolphin Resort 

With 23 restaurants and lounges, the Swan and Dolphin Resort is a foodie’s paradise . There is literally something for everyone’s tastes and desires.  

La Vie en Rose cocktail at Todd English's Bluezoo Restaurant bar lounge with NikkyJ Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World. Keep reading to discover more about Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel at Disney.

For those who love a good glass of wine , they will be on cloud wine with more than 1,400 selections, 

And for those that love both, well, the Swan and Dolphin Resort is the place to be in the fall when they host the Food & Wine Classic.

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This annual event has you satisfying your epicurean desires as you eat and drink your way into culinary bliss. 

One important thing to note is that the Swan and Dolphin does not offer the perks that the other Disney Resorts offer of the Disney Dining Plan throughout its eateries.  

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However, there is more than enough to choose from for all Disney vacation budgets so let’s take a look! 

Signature Dining 

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  • Shula’s Steakhouse (Walt Disney World Dolphin) 
  • Rosa Mexicano (Walt Disney World Dolphin) 
  • Todd English Bluezoo (Walt Disney World Dolphin) 
  • Il Mulino (Walt Disney World Swan) 
  • Kimonos (Walt Disney World Swan) 
  • Amare (Walt Disney World Swan Reserve) 

Casual Dining 

The Fountain Eats and Sweets Restaurant at Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World. Keep reading to find out more about Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort.

  • Cabana Bar and Beach Club (Walt Disney World Dolphin) 
  • Fountain (Walt Disney World Dolphin) 
  • Garden Grove (Walt Disney World Swan) 
  • Splash Pool Bar and Grill (Walt Disney World Swan) 
  • Tangerine (Walt Disney World Swan Reserve) 

Quick Service Dining 

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  • Picabu (Walt Disney World Dolphin) 
  • Fuel (Walt Disney World Dolphin) 
  • Chill (Walt Disney World Swan) 
  • Java (Walt Disney World Swan) 
  • Grounds (Walt Disney World Swan Reserve) 

Lounges 

Todd English's Bluezoo Restaurant bar lounge Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World. Keep reading to learn all there is to know about Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort.

  • Shulas Lounge (Walt Disney World Dolphin) 
  • Phins Lounge (Walt Disney World Dolphin) 
  • Todd English’s Bluezoo Lounge (Walt Disney World Dolphin) 
  • Kimonos Lounge (Walt Disney World Swan) 
  • Stir (Walt Disney World Swan Reserve) 

Check out our debate on the BEST Lounges at Disney World here!

Is Swan and Dolphin Resort Part of the Disney Dining Plan? 

As mentioned before, the Swan and Dolphin Resort is not part of the Disney Dining Plan .

Fish on Risotto with broccoli Todd English's Bluezoo Restaurant bar lounge Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World. Keep reading to learn all there is to know about Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort.

It can be a downside to those who were hoping to purchase the prepaid meal credits.  

But on the plus side, the Disney Dining Plan can get a bit pricey at almost $90 per adult a day .

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So, in the end if you aren’t a big eater, it may be saving money on your Disney vacation, and you can indulge in the meals you truly desire. 

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How Much is a Room at Swan and Dolphin Resort? 

Okay so let’s get down to pricing since it will play a big part in your Disney vacation budget.

During low season you can find rooms as low as $213 a night for a traditional room to over $600 during peak season at Walt Disney World Swan.  

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The Walt Disney World Dolphin sees prices beginning as low as $170 reaching costs around $600 in the high season.  

Meanwhile, at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, they can start at $264 during the low season to over $500 during popular events and peak times.  

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Don’t forget that a lot will come down to the time of year you are visiting Florida and whether or not it is during peak season and special events.  

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The type of room as well is going to drastically change the cost of a room and suite at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.  

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One of the benefits of it not being an official Disney hotel is that you may find its pricing a bit less than others in its category. 

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Don’t forget that you can use your points towards your stay too if you have Marriot Rewards.

There are also special rates for AAA/CAA, senior and corporate discounts, and military, government, and group rates you can apply to your stay.  

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What is the Resort Fee of Swan and Dolphin Resort? 

Although there is a mandatory resort fee with Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, it does unlock quite a bit of treasures within your stay.  

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At a fee of $45 plus tax, this resort package fee adds a bit of magic to your day with: 

  • Access to the Swan Paddleboat rentals daily 
  • Daily fitness classes led by a certified instructor  
  • S’mores on the beach with nightly movies  
  • Wireless internet in your room 
  • Enhanced speed wireless internet in your room for Loyalty Program guests and daily access to the Balinese Relaxation Areas at Mandara Spa 

Mandara Spa at the Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort with NikkyJ. Keep reading to learn more about Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort.

As well as $30 off Spa Services of $230 or more during each night of your visit. 

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Is There a Fee for Parking at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin? 

There is a nightly parking fee when staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. Remember that it is not an official Disney World hotel.  

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So, you can expect to pay $36 for each exit when self-parking and if you choose valet parking then the cost is $44 for each exit.  

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My Final Thoughts and Review of Swan and Dolphin Resort 

Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a romantic getaway , or a solo theme park adventure, the Dolphin and Swan Resort promises to be an unforgettable experience. 

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It’s no wonder ThemeParkHipsters return year after year and why it’s our number one pick for you on your Disney vacation! 

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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

Sarah Jordan Theme Park Writer and Florida Travel Expert Writer

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After finally following her inner wanderlust, she discovered the freedom and empowerment that solo travel brings. 

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Pools at Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Stormalong bay.

Splash it up at this 750,000-gallon, beachside wonderland that offers 3 acres of aquatic fun.

Immerse yourself in an expansive sand-bottomed pool or a lazy circular river. Explore a life-size shipwreck replica. Slide down one of the highest hotel waterslides at Walt Disney World Resort. Then, feel your cares melt away as you soak up the sun's golden rays atop an elevated tanning deck, or simply escape to one of 3 whirlpool spas.

Children can wade into the main pool from the gently sloping, sandy beach and cool off in the Shipwreck Pool—complete with a miniature waterslide!

Boasting an impressive complex of pools that range from swirling to placid or open to secluded, every member of your family can find a place to cool off and have some fun at Stormalong Bay.

3 Leisure Pools

Looking for a more peaceful swimming experience? Choose from 3 leisure pools at Disney's Beach and Yacht Club Resorts.

Disney's Beach Club Resort pool is located in the garden area on the far end of the resort facing Crescent Lake. Disney's Yacht Club Resort pool can be found in its own tranquil garden area. A third pool is privately located in the Disney's Beach Club Villas ; although it is situated for the convenience of Beach Club Villas Guests, Guests of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort are welcome to enjoy it. All pools include steaming whirlpool spas.

Poolside Activities

Know before you go.

Hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool and are subject to change.

Complimentary towels are provided at all pools.

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