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Old 09-05-2007, 09:01 PM   #1
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Sailing to the Yacht Club & Beach Club? ... 2008 FAQ

Yacht Club, Beach Club & Beach Club Villas


***This thread is still a work in progress. Anyone wishing to maybe add a picture to the main posts of this thread, please PM Disneyolic for Yacht Club and bytheblood for the Beach Club. Of course, we will give you proper credit when posting your pictures.

Please note that the Beach Club data is missing some photos now. I have made an attempt at contact with bytheblood and am waiting for a reply back. Hopefully, we can get the information back.

Please be patient with us during this transition time from the old thread to this new one. We are starting out slow but with much research and other’s help, this thread will grow and be a wealth of information. Thank you to all contributing!

Yacht Club, Beach Club, and Beach Club Villas ~ Post Your Photos!

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The Yacht Club and Beach Club are sister resorts in the Epcot area of Disney property. Their prime central location on Disney property, plus being a walk away from Epcot and a ferry boat away from the Disney Studios make these deluxe resorts highly desirable.




The Yacht Club and Beach Club share many facilities. Therefore, we will dedicate the first couple of posts for those items shared. In separate posts will be specifics individual to the Yacht Club and the Beach Club.


Swimming
Stormalong Bay is a 3-acre “water park” is the envy to all other resorts. In fact, cast members will ask for your resort ID for all members in your party before allowing you entrance. A wristband will be required to stay in Stormalong Bay. There are many different sections of Stormalong Bay.


There is a sand-bottomed section perfect for young swimmers or for older people wanting to just sit in the water with sand comforting you.


...photo courtesy of jmsadams

The pool has 2 slides. One slide is for the younger folks and is located in a front of a “ship”...

...photo courtesy of jmsadams

The big slide starts at the top of the ship’s mast and takes you through some twists and turns and a tunnel. You must be able to swim without the use of floatation devices and parents/guardians are not allowed to wait at the bottom of the slide.

...photo courtesy of jmsadams

For those looking to relax, there are 2 hot tubs.
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There is also a whirlpool area and a small lazy river. Floats for the lazy river can be rented at the shop adjacent to the pool.
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For those with wee one who want a kiddie pool, there is one on the Yacht Club side of Stormalong Bay. The kiddie play area is also located here...

...photo courtesy of jmsadams

Here is a link to a wonderful slideshow by Tagrel ... Stormalong Bay

Arcade
Lafferty Place Arcade is the place to go for video games.

...photo courtesy of wdwinfo.com

Athletes
The Ship Shape Health Club is available for both Yacht & Beach Club patrons.
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For those interested in getting a daily run in, a jogging map is provided at check-in.
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Tennis courts are available at the Yacht Club and a sand volleyball court is available at the Beach Club.
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Hair Salon
Periwig’s Beauty and Barber Shop is a full-service styling salon with the latest techniques in hair care and services such as facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures. For services touch 7-3260.
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Marina
Bayside Marina has a world of watercraft available to tour the waters of Crescent Lake and the adjoining waterways, such as a SunTracker family pontoon boat and Mercury Water Mouse(TM) mini power boat.

...photo courtesy of DawnMaree (11/03)

The Illuminations Cruise also departs from this marina, if prearranged (reservations are an absolutely must).

Shopping
Shopping is available at either Fittings and Fairings (Yacht) or The Beach Club Marketplace (Beach). More specifics can be found at either the Yacht Club or the Beach Club individual posts.

Transportation
Friendship boats going to Epcot and Disney Studios depart at the Lighthouse near the marina. These boats also make stops at the BoardWalk and Swan & Dolphin resorts. Strollers are allowed to be wheeled onto the ferry but must be in a secure area in the front.

...photo courtesy of DawnMaree (11/03)

Buses travel to the Magic Kingdom, DownTown Disney, and the Animal Kingdom. The Beach Club and Beach Club Villas share a bus stop while the Yacht Club has it’s own bus stop. Please see specific posts for Beach Club and Yacht Club for more specific information.

Walking is another option for guests going to either Epcot or Disney Studios. The walk to Epcot can take about 5 to 15 minutes depending on your pace and location of room. You may find that walking to Epcot may be faster than taking the Friendship boat. The walk to Disney Studios can take about 15 to 25 minutes, depending on the same.



Convention
The Yacht & Beach Club Resorts Convention Center is located adjacent to the entrance of the Yacht Club. Contact the Convention Sales Office and a representative will assist you in planning your event. Touch 407-828-3200 for information.



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Questions posed by fellow DISers....


Can I rent tubes at Stormalong Bay and how much do they cost?
Yes, tubes are available at a small counter near the lazy river, just adjacent to Hurricane Hannah's. Tubes are $3 an hour, $10 for the day. They also sell noodles for $4.

How far of a walk is it from the Yacht & Beach Club to Epcot's International Gateway?
The walk to Epcot's International Gateway can take anywhere from 5 to 12 minutes depending on your pace and room location.

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Hi All - I am sorry, but I do not have the time to keep up with this thread and update it. While I wish that I could, it is simply not possible.

I understand that Disneyolic is no longer posting at the Dis. Perhaps somebody could start a new thread for the YC & BC FAQ.

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Hi All - I am sorry, but I do not have the time to keep up with this thread and update it. While I wish that I could, it is simply not possible.

I understand that Disneyolic is no longer posting at the Dis. Perhaps somebody could start a new thread for the YC & BC FAQ.

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Hi All - I am sorry, but I do not have the time to keep up with this thread and update it. While I wish that I could, it is simply not possible.

I understand that Disneyolic is no longer posting at the Dis. Perhaps somebody could start a new thread for the YC & BC FAQ.

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**Disney's Yacht Club Resort**
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Phone: 407-934-7000



Drop anchor at this nautical-themed Resort inspired by the
summertime seashore hotels of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island in the 1880's.


Services and Amenities
  • Room Service
  • Concierge desk
  • Health club
  • Babysitting and child services
  • Pak-n-Play Crib available
  • Convenient self-parking
  • Valet parking available for a nominal fee
  • Rooms and facilities for Guests with disabilities
  • Laundry facilities/services
  • Meeting and banquet facilities
  • Business Center
  • Barber and beauty shop
  • Wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet Access
*This is a smoke-free Resort. Smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor smoking locations.

Lobby

...photo courtesy of Quinn222 (11/07)



Meeting Facilities
Choose this revival of 1800's New England seaside splendor nestled along a 45-acre lake for its 73,000 square-foot convention center, 2 beautiful ballrooms and multiple breakout rooms.





This is a work in progress. It will be updated and revised on a regular basis. Thank you for your understanding during this transitional time.



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**Disney's Yacht Club Resort**

Guest Rooms


When booking a room, there are considered 2 different views - Standard View and Pool/Water View. A standard view may be either the tennis court, resort greenery, or even the parking lot. One of the best considered standard views is that of the wedding gazebo. Pool/Water view may be views of the quiet pool, Stormalong Bay, or Crescent Lake.

Room Features:
  • Most rooms are available with 2 queen-size beds (available with daybed). Select rooms are available with 2 double beds, or a single king bed.
  • Disabled accessible rooms available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Irons, ironing boards, hair dryers and make-up mirrors in each room
  • Television speaker in bath area
  • In-room coffee makers and refrigerators available at no charge
  • Pak-n-Play Cribs available upon request
  • In-room safes
  • Disney Channel and ESPN
  • Newspaper delivery
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Laundry facilities/services

Club Concierge-level Guests also receive these special amenities:
  • Comfy robes available in your room
  • Staff available prior to and during your visit for reservations and vacation planning
  • Access to the exclusive Regatta Club featuring Continental breakfast, snacks, evening wine and cheese reception, and a dessert and cordials hour.
  • Ability to participate in the Wildlife Discovery Excursion — an exclusive guided tour of Kilimanjaro Safaris® at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park — offered only to a limited number of Club Concierge-level Guests for an additional fee


Standard Guest Room: (maximum 4-5 guests)

Settle into a bright, charming guest room decorated in a nautical motif. All rooms have 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, table and chairs, ceiling fan, mini-bar, private balcony, vanity area with two sinks, and bath. Standard View Rooms offer views of a garden or a parking area. Disabled-accessible rooms are available. Amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, data port on phone, television speaker in bath area, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Microwave and refrigerator are available upon request.


Standard Room with Daybed (a desk with small table pullout and chair may substitute the table with chairs).


Standard Room without Daybed (although table & chairs have been substituted with a desk with small table pullout and chair).

2008 Rates:
Standard View: Value season from $325, Regular season from $370, Peak season from $460, Holiday season from $490
Pool/Water View: Value season from $395, Regular season from $450, Peak season from $535, Holiday season from $560

*Rates obtained from the official Walt Disney World website and are subject to change.



Standard Guest Room - Club Level: (maximum 4-5 guests)

Enjoy elegant Standard Rooms located on the Concierge Floor with access to the Regatta Club Lounge and Concierge Amenities. Concierge service at the Regatta Club includes personalized front desk and guest services, robes, make-up mirror, turndown service, and lounge with Continental breakfast, midday snacks, afternoon tea, evening wine and cheese, and evening cordials and dessert. Concierge Lagoon View Rooms offer views of the lake. All rooms have 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, table and chairs, ceiling fan, mini-bar, private balcony, vanity area with 2 sinks, and bath. Disabled-accessible rooms are available. Amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, data port on phone, television speaker in bath area, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Microwave and refrigerator are available upon request.

2008 Rates:
Garden View: Value season from $445, Regular season from $505, Peak season from $600, Holiday season from $645
Lagoon View: Value season from $530, Regular season from $590, Peak season from $690, Holiday season from $730

*Rates obtained from the official Walt Disney World website and are subject to change.



Junior Suite: (maximum 4 guests)

This suite has a bedroom with 2 queen beds and a parlor separated by a partial privacy wall. The suite has a private balcony, ceiling fan, concierge service, table and chairs, and a separate bathroom with a tub.
2008 Rates:
Value season from $575, Regular season from $655, Peak season from $765, Holiday season from $865

*Rates obtained from the official Walt Disney World website and are subject to change.



Two-Bedroom Suite - Club Level: (maximum 4 guests)

This suite has 2 bedrooms, a large living room and 2 bathrooms. The master and second bedrooms each have a king-size bed. The suite has a private balcony, ceiling fan, minibar, concierge service, table and chairs and a vanity area with two sinks. Concierge service at the Regatta Club includes personalized front desk and guest services, robes, make-up mirror, turndown service, and lounge with Continental breakfast, midday snacks, afternoon tea, evening wine and cheese, and evening cordials and dessert. Amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, data port on phone, television speaker in bath area, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Microwave and refrigerator are available upon request.
2008 Rates:
Value season from $1310, Regular season from $1440, Peak season from $1630, Holiday season from $1830

*Rates obtained from the official Walt Disney World website and are subject to change.



Other Suites Available:

Turret with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths - located in Tower (sleeps 8).
Vice Presidential with 2 bedrooms, 1½ baths, kitchen and sitting area (sleeps 6).
Admiral with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living area and kitchenette (sleeps 6).
Presidential with 2 bedrooms and 2½ baths (sleeps 6).


**While most suites are not located on the Conceirge Floor, all suites include access to the Regatta Club amenities.




This is a work in progress. It will be updated and revised on a regular basis. Thank you for your understanding during this transitional time.

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Hi All - I am sorry, but I do not have the time to keep up with this thread and update it. While I wish that I could, it is simply not possible.

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Yacht Club standard room photos. Room 3040.
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Excellent pictures. Thank you for adding those so quickly.
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