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Yacht Club Resort

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is a Deluxe Resort with stunning views, popular dining, and a fan-favorite swimming pool that guests can’t get enough of. Yacht Club is also located right next to Disney’s Beach Club Resort, which is accessible just by walking.

Overview

Located in the Epcot Resort Area, Yacht Club isn’t just within walking distance of the Beach Club, but Epcot itself. There is a path that leads directly to the International Gateway. What’s better than that?

It’s definitely a pricier resort, but for good reason. Based on location, sharing several amenities with Beach Club, just a boat ride away from Hollywood Studios, access to the Skyliner at Epcot, and much more, Yacht Club has a lot to offer. 

Plus, the New England-style resort sits on the water and truly is a gorgeous resort right on property. Here’s everything you need to know.

View Yacht Club Resort Maps

Rooms And Bathrooms

Yacht Club offers a variety of rooms that can sleep up to 6 people, depending on the type of room you book.

Each rooms offers your standard amenities, like a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, and a mini-refrigerator. Plus, there’s a range of views, including a view of the water, pool, garden, woods, rooftop, or parking area.

There’s even a selection of rooms that feature Club Level Service, which we go over in more detail below.

And, don’t worry, there are plenty of outlets and USB ports for charging all of your devices. Better yet, there’s plenty of storage for your belongings, including space under the bed, drawers, and closet space. 

The bathrooms have storage underneath the sink and vanity area, as well, which is also separate from the shower and toilet area. 

Let’s go through the types of rooms available to book.

Standard Rooms

  • Standard View: Views of Rooftop or Parking Area; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed
Disney's Yacht Club standard room
  • Water View: Views of Crescent Lake or Quiet Pool; 2 Queen Beds or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed
  • Garden or Woods View: Views of Garden; 2 Queen Beds or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed
Disney's Yacht Club standard room bathroom

Rooms And Suites With Club-Level Service

These rooms and suites have the same amenities provided in the rooms above, in addition to Club-Level Service perks. They include:

  • Evening turndown
  • Secured key access to the club-level lounge (serves refreshments 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily)
  • Complimentary fax assistance
  • Club Level Concierge – Regatta Club
  • Complimentary health club access
  • Complimentary newspapers in Club Level lounge

Guests also have access to a DVD Player and Disney Signature Services for personal assistance with your trip.

Here are the rooms:

  • Standard View Club-Level: Views of Rooftop or Parking Area; 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed
Disney's Yacht Club Club Level room
Disney's Yacht Club club level room
  • Garden View Club-Level: Views of Garden; 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed
  • Water View Club-Level: Views of one of the Stormalong Bay Lagoons; 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed
Stormalong Bay view from Club Level room at Yacht Club
  • 2 Bedroom Suite – Club-Level Access: Views of Stormalong Bay or Crescent Lake; 2 King Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Two bedroom suite club level room at Yacht Club
Two bedroom suite club level room at Yacht Club

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available that include accessible bathrooms and visual alarms.

You can check out room layouts below.

Pet-Friendly Policy

Yacht Club is pet-friendly, but there are certain conditions that must be met. First, there’s a limit of 2 dogs per room. In order to bring your dog with you, you’ll need to call (407) 939-7539.

There’ also a day and overnight kennel care at Best Friends Pet Care located on property.

Checking In And Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

The front desk is located in the lobby of the main building. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in online or by using MDE.

Yacht Club lobby
  • Checking-In: After you check-in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via next. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

The lobby is a nice size, with plenty of seating. Ale & Compass Restaurant and Ale & Compass Lounge are nearby, along with the Crew’s Cup Lounge

The pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) and the bus stop are also right outside the main lobby, along with luggage storage for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Parking

Parking is available at Yacht Club. There is a standard $25 overnight self-parking fee (including tax) that is applied to guests’ hotel folio upon check-out.

Valet parking is also available for $33 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We also have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

Important: Valet parking might not always be available.

Pros And Cons

Yacht Club

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Location is about a 5-10 minute walk to Epcot and the Boardwalk area, boat ride or walk to Hollywood Studios, close to Disney Skyliner Station, Stormalong Bay is the best on-site pool, Cast Members get higher praise than most other resorts, all rooms have balconies, dog friendly

Cons: Not as well suited for families with small children, shared buses with a few other resorts can mean long bus rides

Yacht Club room options

Room typeBed sizeMax people per roomFloor Plan
Standard ViewQueen5
Garden or Woods ViewQueen5
Water ViewQueen5
Standard Room - Club LevelQueen5
Garden View - Club LevelQueen5
Water View - Club LevelQueen5
2 Bedroom Suite - Club LevelKing6

Resort Map

Yacht Club

Scheduled refurbishments

None scheduled right now.

Other info

  • DISboards.com thread with lots of pics and info
  • Yacht Club Resort Maps
  • Amenities And Shops

    From gift shops, to on-site laundry services, to spa and fitness, there are several amenities offered to guests at Yacht Club.

    Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

    The Market at Ale & Compass at Yacht Club
    • Beach Club Marketplace Gifts: An all-purpose shop with souvenirs, apparel, grab ‘n’ go food items, beverages, and more.
    • Marketplace at Ale & Compass: Find everyday essentials, souvenirs, beverages, and snacks.
    • Laundry Services: There are 24-hour self-service laundry facilities available near Admiral Pool.
    • Dry Cleaning Services: Dry cleaning and valet laundry services are also an option.
    • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies in the Solarium or on the lawn outdoors near the volleyball courts.
    • Ship Shape Massage Salon Fitness: Full-service exercise facility with fitness equipment and spa offerings.
    • Childcare ServicesIn-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.

    Pools And Recreation

    Yacht Club has one main feature pool and two leisure pools. If you need a non-park day, we recommended spending the day at your hotel and enjoying a Disney Resort pool.

    Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

    Stormalong bay

    Feature Pool

    • Stormalong Bay: A sand-bottomed pool with a lazy river that also has a life-size shipwreck replica. It has one of the highest hotel waterslides. There’s pool covers three acres. Guests can also enjoy the pool bar and grill, Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill.

    Leisure Pools

    • Yacht Club: The Admiral Pool is located in the garden area near the tennis court. Located in the garden are
    • Beach Club: The Tidal Pool is in the garden area near the volleyball court. 
    • Beach Club Villas: Yacht Club guests are allowed to use the Beach Club Villas’ leisure pool, the Dunes Cove Pool.

    All of the leisure pools also have steaming whirlpool spas. Guests can also rent pool cabanas, which are exclusively for Yacht and Beach Club guests.

    Some other recreational options include:

    • Lafferty Place (arcade games)
    • Fishing
    • Motorized Boat Rentals
    • Volleyball
    • Tennis
    • Jogging Trails
    • Campfire to roast marshmallows

    There are also specialties for an additional price, including:

    How to get from Yacht Club to anywhere at Disney World

    You can choose from several forms of complimentary Disney transportation at Yacht Club, including buses (takes you to all the parks and Disney Springs), the Disney Skyliner at the International Gateway (walk the Epcot path), and a boat to Hollywood Studios (you can also take a 20-minute walk here). 

    The bus stop is right outside the main entrance. All of the different ways to get from Yacht Club to anywhere in Disney World is detailed below.

    wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
    1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom
    • Arrive at your destination
    Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
    Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
    • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
    • Arrive at your destination
    7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Magic Kingdom
    • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Blizzard Beach
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    Starting Point Ending Point

    Dining options at Yacht Club

    Yacht Club has a variety of dining options. You can find Quick Service and Table Service options, along with lounges and the Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, which is a popular place to snag some delicious ice cream. The Market at Ale & Compass does offer Mobile Order. 

    Beaches & Cream Soda Shop and Ale & Compass Restaurant also offer Mobile Dine Check-In, meaning you’ll check-in using the My Disney Experience app rather than going to the host stand. When your table is ready, you’ll be notified to proceed to a specific location.

    Ale & Compass Restaurant also has Table Service To Go, which allows guests to Mobile Order and take their meal back to their room. You can read more about the dining options below.



    Breakfast

    The Market at Ale & Compass (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Yacht Club - The Market at Ale & Compass (breakfast)

    Location: Yacht Club

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Plenty of grab-and-go options and specialty coffee plus bakery cases and Coke Freestyle machines for drinks and refills, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Limited selection and no outdoor seating


    Ale & Compass (breakfast)

    Table Service

    Yacht Club - Ale & Compass (breakfast)

    Location: Yacht Club

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Breakfast buffet option offered, reasonably priced

    Cons: Difficult to get to using Disney transportation unless you are staying in the Epcot resorts area


    Lunch

    The Market at Ale & Compass (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Yacht Club - The Market at Ale & Compass (lunch)

    Location: Yacht Club

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Plenty of grab-and-go options and specialty coffee plus bakery cases and Coke Freestyle machines for drinks and refills, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Limited selection and no outdoor seating


    Ale & Compass (lunch) – Temporarily Unavailable

    Table Service

    Yacht Club - Ale & Compass (lunch) – Temporarily Unavailable

    Location: Yacht Club

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Reasonably priced, food appeals to many people

    Cons: Difficult to get to using Disney transportation unless you are staying in the Epcot resorts area


    Dinner

    The Market at Ale & Compass (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Yacht Club - The Market at Ale & Compass (dinner)

    Location: Yacht Club

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Plenty of grab-and-go options and specialty coffee plus bakery cases and Coke Freestyle machines for drinks and refills, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

    Cons: Limited selection and no outdoor seating


    Crew’s Cup Lounge (dinner)

    Table Service

    Yacht Club - Crew’s Cup Lounge (dinner)

    Location: Yacht Club

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Specialty drinks available (in addition to standard drink options), good appetizer options, usually pretty quiet

    Cons: Disney Dining Plan not accepted


    Yachtsman Steakhouse (dinner)

    Table Service

    Yacht Club - Yachtsman Steakhouse (dinner)

    Location: Yacht Club

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Amazing service, fantastic food

    Cons: Expensive


    Ale & Compass (dinner)

    Table Service

    Yacht Club - Ale & Compass (dinner)

    Location: Yacht Club

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Reasonably priced, food appeals to many people

    Cons: Difficult to get to using Disney transportation unless you are staying in the Epcot resorts area


    Everything Else

    Ale & Compass Lounge (evening lounge)

    Quick Service

    Yacht Club - Ale & Compass Lounge (evening lounge)

    Location: Yacht Club

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Contemporary design with a cozy and intimate setting, good appetizers and drinks

    Cons: Small seating area, limited food options


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