Disney's Yacht Club Resort 

Ahoy there, adventurer!

After fun-filled days in the parks, retreat to this oversized New England beach house for a stay inspired by the nautical charms of the USA’s East Coast.

With two Walt Disney World theme parks within walking distance and a network of other transportation options at your fingertips, it’s easy to see why Disney’s Yacht Club is a sought-after hotel in Walt Disney World. Overlooking Crescent Lake and with the restaurants of Disney’s BoardWalk nearby, this is undoubtedly a prime location. The rooms have a luxurious feel, with hardwood floors and plush furnishings and have a slightly more formal feel than the neighbouring Disney’s Beach Club Resort, with which it shares restaurants and a three-acre water park. Stormalong Bay features a gentle-entry sand-bottom pool, lazy river, and slides. And when everyone’s exhausted from all the fun, a retro ice cream parlour stands by with sugar-laden treats to give everyone a boost.

Why we love Disney's Yacht Club Resort

  • The Disney parks open 30 minutes early and have extended evening hours just for guests of Disney Deluxe Resorts, like this one.

  • The transport options to get you to the park are excellent. Catching a boat to Disney’s Hollywood Studios or the Disney Skyliner to EPCOT makes getting there part of the fun. A complimentary bus takes you to and from Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

  • There are plenty of family activities, from organised games around the pool to toasting marshmallows around a campfire and complimentary Movies Under the Stars.

  • The vast pool complex is a winner on hot Florida days. It has a sandy beach that gently slopes into the water, slides, and a lazy river, too. You can rent a cabana to make a day of it.

Mar - Jun, Oct - Dec
Approximately 10 hours to Orlando
Overlooking a lake in the EPCOT area of Walt Disney World
Approx. 30 minutes from Orlando airport
Suitable for children



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  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
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This is a big hotel with a choice of restaurants to match, shared with the neighbouring Disney’s Beach Club Resort. They've thought of everything, from a top steakhouse to market-style cafes, a buffet, a poolside grill, and an ice cream parlour. The market-style venues are handy for stocking up on snacks ahead of days in the parks or grabbing coffee and breakfast to take with you. Within a ten-minute walk around Crescent Lake, there are more dining options at Disney’s BoardWalk and more choices within EPCOT.

Cape May Café
This buffet restaurant hosts a character breakfast with Minnie Mouse and friends and opens again in the evening for a seafood buffet.

Beaches & Cream Soda
ShopAlongside American staples of burgers and sandwiches for lunch and dinner, this ultra-themed diner serves the best ice cream and desserts.

Beach Club Marketplace
Stock up on snacks and coffee before hitting the parks or pick up a quick breakfast or lunch from this café-meets-market venue.

Martha’s Vineyard
This relaxed New England-style lounge features a bar menu of wings, potato skins, mussels, cheese plates, and a full drinks selection.

Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill
Pick up refreshments for your pool day from this open-air grill.

Ale & Compass Restaurant
Head here for a buffet or a la carte breakfast, sandwiches and burgers for lunch, or a wide-ranging selection of evening meal options.

Ale & Compass Lounge
Feel like you’re aboard a luxury yacht in this nautical bar, where you’ll find a varied bar menu alongside savoury snacks.

The Market at Ale & Compass
This grab-and-go option is ideal for a quick breakfast or picking up snacks for the day ahead.

Yachtsman Steakhouse
Steaks and seafood are cooked in an open kitchen in this formal restaurant.

Crew’s Cup Lounge
A cosy bar next to the Yachtsman Steakhouse, with a lounge menu if you’re just looking for a light bite.

The Market at Ale & Compass is a handy place to pick up morning coffee, a quick brekkie, and stocking up on emergency snacks ahead of a long day in the parks.

What's included

Room Only

Upgrade options

Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan
The Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan is available at more than one hundred venues across Walt Disney World. For each night of your stay, each guest is given credits for two quick-service meals, one drink with each meal, one snack, and a refillable mug. The plan is loaded onto your Disney band or card, which you can use to redeem the credits anytime during your stay.

Disney Dining Plan
Your Disney band or card is preloaded with credits that you can use to pay for meals at over two hundred locations across Walt Disney World. For each night of your stay, you will receive credits for one quick-service meal, one table-service meal, one drink per meal, and one snack. When you arrive, you will receive a refillable drink mug that you can use for free refills at your Disney resort hotel. Fine and signature dining, dinner shows, and character dining are included in the plan, but two table-service meals will be deducted from your dining credits.

The Ship Shape Health Club has a range of fitness equipment or follow one of the jogging trails around Crescent Lake. For recreation, there are plenty of golf courses throughout Walt Disney World, and there’s a sand volleyball court near the Tidal Pool, with equipment available to collect from Ship Shape Health Club. There are also illuminated tennis and pickleball courts.

Hire boats from the Disney’s Beach Club Resort marina or take a fishing excursion on Crescent Lake.

Walt Disney World has taken a significant step towards sustainability by eliminating single-use plastic straws and stirrers across its premises and working towards a goal of zero waste to landfill by 2030. Organic waste generated at Walt Disney World is sent to an off-site composting facility to be turned into nutrient-rich soil, which can be used to fertilise plants.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort makes family holidays to Walt Disney World simple. EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are within walking distance, and a regular bus service picks you up outside the hotel to whisk you to the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

There isn’t a children’s club. Time here is spent together as a family, whether splashing around in Stormalong Bay, relaxing around a campfire, or watching Movies Under the Stars after dusk.

It’s useful to know there’s a 24-hour self-service laundry available, or valet laundry services and dry cleaning, if you prefer.

Stormalong Bay and Shipwreck Pool at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will be closed for routine maintenance from January 2025 to May 2025.

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 pools.

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