Disney's Yacht Club Resort

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Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Disney's Yacht Club Resort logo.svg
Location Epcot Resort Area
Resort type Deluxe Resort
Opened November 5, 1990
Theme Martha's Vineyard Resort
Areas Main Building
Rooms 630
Suites Standard Suites
Green lodge yes

Disney's Yacht Club Resort is a New England nautical-themed resort, at Walt Disney World. First opened on November 5, 1990, it is one of several Epcot Area Resorts. Disney's Yacht Club is located next to a sister resort, Disney's Beach Club Resort, and across Crescent Lake from Disney's BoardWalk Resort. The resort is owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. It was designed by Robert A.M. Stern.[1]

Disney's Yacht Club Resort has received designation in the Florida Green Lodging Program.[2]

Resort features[edit]

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club resorts share amenities and resources, including staff and management. Boat transportation from the resort runs to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios as well as the BoardWalk and the Walt Disney World Swan & Walt Disney World Dolphin resorts. The resort is about five minutes walking distance from Epcot, and roughly 15 minutes walking to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Guests can use the back entrance to Epcot through the World Showcase between the France and the UK Pavilions.

The Yacht Club is home to a 73,000-square-foot (6,800 m2) Convention Center shared with the Beach Club.

The Yacht Club is slightly more formal in decor than the Beach Club, designed to make guests feel as if they are actually on a ship rather than inside a land based structure, and to cater more toward business clientele, rather than families.[citation needed] The Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts share one of the nation's largest sand bottom pools,[citation needed] Stormalong Bay. The pool is a "mini-waterpark", featuring a sand bottom swimming area, lazy river, a large slide from a wrecked ship just outside of the play area on the beach, and even sinking sand.[clarification needed]

Dining[edit]

Front Side of Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Yachtsman Steakhouse - A restaurant that serves steakhouse dishes with a nautical theme in a ship-shaped restaurant layout. It features an open kitchen. It serves dinner only.

Captain's Grille (formerly Yacht Club Galley) - A casual dining restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and a buffet option for breakfast only. It features similar nautical theming to that of the Yachtsman Steakhouse, but in a more casual atmosphere.

Hurricane Hanna's - A poolside counter-service restaurant that serves mostly fast-food American cuisine.

Recreation[edit]

Stormalong Bay - The resorts' main pool complex that resembles a beach-side water park with its sand-bottom pools, a circular lazy river, waterfall, and the "Shipwreck"; a large replica of a ship wreck with one of the highest resort water slides at Walt Disney World. The pool complex offers a poolside counter-service restaurant and bar, a children's shallow area, and an elevated tanning deck. It is centrally located between both resorts facing Crescent Lake.

Quiet pool - The "quiet pool" is located on the far end of the resort in a garden area.

Lafferty Place Arcade - An arcade located next to the Beaches and Cream Soda Shop

Ship Shape Health Club - A health and fitness center. The health club is centrally located between both the Beach Club Resort and the Yacht Club Resort and offers fitness equipment. The center also offers massage therapy.

Bayside marina - The resort's lakeside marina offers a variety of watercraft available for rental including private cruises and fishing excursions.

Shipwreck Beach - The resorts offer a lake-side white sand beach on Crescent Lake. Different Activities are also held on the beach including Movie Nights and Campfire Sing-Alongs.

Tennis - The resort also has tennis courts.

Convention center[edit]

Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center is centrally located between the two resorts and features over 73,000 square feet (6,800 m2) of meeting space including two large ballrooms and 21 breakout rooms. It is primarily accessible from the Yacht Club Resort via a covered walkway to its Lobby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ramsa.com/projects-search/hotels/disney-boardwalk.html
  2. ^ "Green Lodging Program Designated Properties". Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°22′14″N 81°33′31″W / 28.370680°N 81.558660°W / 28.370680; -81.558660