Disney’s Yacht Club Resort – Hotel Tour (EPCOT Resorts Area)

Located directly on-site at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida at, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is one of Disney’s “Deluxe Resort” category hotels, providing an extensive array of amenities and a premium experience.  

The 630-room resort is located directly on Disney’s Boardwalk in the heart of the EPCOT Resorts area.  The property is withing walking distance to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios but guests will find water taxi transportation right outside along Crescent Lake.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort shares a number of amenities with Disney’s Beach Club Resort as they are both adjacent to one another. Just outside of both properties is the three-acre water playground known as Stormalong Bay.

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About Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is initially opened in 1990 and features 630 rooms in a nautical-themed New England style seaside resort.  Located in the EPCOT Resorts, Yacht Club is immediately adjacent to Disney’s Beach Club Resort which is shares amenities.  The resort is also home to a 73,000 square foot convention and event center which is perfect to business conferences or large private events.

Disney’s Yacht Club

1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


This amazing area features a number of individual resort hotels and vacation club properties (five which surround Crescent Lake) several restaurants and shopping venues as well as immediate access to the  EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme parks.

Disney also provides water-taxi transportation (Friendship Boats) as well as interconnected walking paths and a gondola service known as the Disney Skyliner

The resort hotels located in the Epcot Resort Area are as follows:

Guests can access the Epcot Resort area from Interstate 4 by using the Epcot Center Drive exit, heading west to East Buena Vista Drive.  Epcot Resorts Boulevard is located approximately one mile west of Epcot Center Drive just off East Buena Vista Drive.  The Walt Disney World Swan is the first hotel on the western entrance of Epcot Resorts Boulevard.

It is a fairly direct route from the Orlando International Airport via SR 528 (the Beachline Expressway) to Interstate 4 west or State Road 417 to World Center Drive which becomes Epcot Center Drive at Interstate 4. Barring any significant traffic issues, it will take approximately 30 minutes to get from the airport to the resort.  The Orlando / Orange County Convention Center is also close the hotel, just 10 miles along Interstate 4 east towards downtown Orlando.

Since Disney’s Yacht Club are located on-site at the Walt Disney World Resort, all four Disney theme parks as well as the two Disney water parks and Disney Springs are a very short distance.  Guests are within walking distance to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Travel time per Google Maps (non-peak hours) to the other Orlando area theme parks and significant destinations include:

  • The Universal Orlando Resort: approximately 25 minutes
  • SeaWorld Orlando: approximately 15 – 20 minutes
  • ICON Park: approximately 20 – 25 minutes
  • Downtown Orlando: approximately 30 to 40 minutes
  • Vineland Premium Outlets: approximately 15- 20 minutes
  • The Mall at Millenia: approximately 25 to 30 minutes
  • The Florida Mall: approximately 25 to 30 minutes

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Hotels Amenities at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort 

Similar to what is found at other “Deluxe” resorts, the amenities and recreational offerings at Yacht Club are exceptional and what you would expect from an upscale Disney resort.  These offerings are shared with it’s sister resorts, Disney’s Beach Club.

The highlight of Disney’s Yacht Club is Stormalong Bay which is a three-acre water paradise which includes a massive resort pool, lazy river, three whirlpool spas, two kiddie pools, poolside cabanas and multistory pirate ship themed water slides.

Adjacent to Stormalong Bay is a sandy beach area along Crescent Lake known as Shipwreck Beach, and Bayside Marina where guests can rent boats.  There are also three leisure pools which are spread out over the Yacht Club and Beach Club grounds.  

If relaxation is on your agenda, make sure to visit the Ship Shape Massage Salon Fitness center which features a full service spa and salon that offers a number of different treatments and services. There is also a full compliment of cardiovascular and strength training equipment for guests to enjoy during their stay.

Additional amenities and recreational offerings include:

  • Campfires and activities
  • Movies under the stars
  • Pirate Adventure Cruise (ages 4 to 12)
  • Surrey bicycle rentals
  • Lafferty Place Arcade
  • Business Center
  • Tennis and volleyball courts
  • Free water taxi transportation to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Shuttle bus service to the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs.
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services

Dining Options at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

There are a number of differing dining options available at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort which range from quick service to casual and fine dining.  One of our favorite casual restaurants is Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.  If you can get there, make sure to order the “Kitchen Sink” for dessert.

  • Ale & Compass Restaurant
  • Ale & Compass Lounge
  • The Market at Ale & Compass  
  • Cape May Cafe’
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
  • Yacht Club Marketplace
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
  • Crew’s Cup Lounge

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The Rooms at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Rooms and suites feature free WiFi service, mini-refrigerators, coffee/tea service, high quality bathroom finishes and flat panel televisions.  Some rooms have excellent views of Crescent Lake and the BoardWalk area.

  • Standard View Rooms:  Configurations include two queen beds and a day bed, one king bed, one queen bed and a twin sleeper chair, and one king bed with a day bed.  Sleeps up to 5 adults.
  • Garden or Woods View Rooms: Configurations include two queen beds and a day bed, two queen beds, one king bed, and one queen bed with a twin sleeper chair and day bed.  Sleeps up to 5 adults.
  • Water View Rooms: Configurations include two queen beds and a day bed, two queen beds, one king bed, one king bed and a day bed, and one queen bed with a twin sleeper chair and day bed.  Sleeps up to 5 adults.
  • Standard Rooms – Club Level:  Configurations include two queen beds and a day bed, one king bed, or two queen beds.  Sleeps up to 4 adults.
  • Garden View Rooms – Club Level: Configurations include two queen beds, one king bed or two queen beds and one day bed. Sleeps up to 4 adults.
  • Water View Rooms – Club Level: Views of Stormalong Bay; configurations include two queen beds, one king bed, one king bed and a day bed and two queen beds and a day bed. Sleeps up to 4 adults.
  • Two Bedroom Suites: Featuring two king beds and one queen sleeper sofa with views of Stormalong Bay or Crescent Lake.  Sleeps up to 6 adults.

Club Level rooms at Disney’s Yacht Club have secured access to the club level lounge which is open from from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.  In addition to the club lounge guests are provided evening turndown service, complimentary health club access, complimentary fax service and access to the concierge service at the Regatta Club.

Hotel Rates at Disney’s Yacht Club

Rates are Disney’s Yacht Club vary for different dates throughout the year.  The rates shown below are the best available rate for two adults in three different room types offered at the resort. The following rates were obtained from the hotel web site at the time of publication and are subject to change at any time.

Rates for 2023   9/15 10/25 12/15
Standard View Room   $639.00 NA $863.00
Resort View Room   $676.00 NA $905.00
Water View Room   $787.00 $764.00 $978.00

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Frequently Asked Questions – Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

What are the hotel rates at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

Prices for Disney’s Yacht Club typically range from over $350 per night to more than $800 per night depending on the type of room as well as the time of year.  

Does Disney’s Yacht Club Resort provide transportation to the Walt Disney World theme parks?

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort offers complimentary bus transportation throughout Walt Disney World including the theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs and the Resort hotels.  There is also water taxi service to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios along with a Disney Skyliner station adjacent to Epcot’s International Gateway.

Is there free transportation from the Orlando International Airport to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

Complimentary transportation from Disney’s Magical Express is no longer offered.  However, Mears Connect shuttle service provides transportation from the Walt Disney World Resort to the Orlando International Airport at a cost of around $32.00 per person.

Is there a Resort Fee or Parking Charge at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

There are no resort fees or parking charges at any on-site Disney hotel.

How many pools are there at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort features the three-acre Stormalong Bay water playground as well as three additional leisure pools.

What is the check-in and check-out time at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

The check in-time at the Disney’s  Yacht Club Resort is 4:00 pm and check out time is at 11:00 am.

What is the pet policy at the Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is one of the few on-site resorts at World Disney World that allows pets.  There is a limit of two dogs per room and there is a $75.00 per night charge applied in addition to the nightly room rate.

Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1988 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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