The Yacht & Beach Club Question & Answer Forum This information has not been updated in several years. Please research current prices until the information can be updated. If there is anyone that would care to update this thread please let a resort moderator know. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Welcome friends and family...! This is the Yacht & Beach Club Question & Answer forum, your place on the DIS for information on the beautiful Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Walt Disney World. The Yacht and Beach Clubs are no exception. Designed by noted architect Robert A.M. Stern, the 635-room Yacht Club and 585-room Beach Club are meant to evoke images of 1880s New England seaside resorts. Each resort has its own distinct ambience; the Yacht Club's button-down grey clapboard style is decidedly more formal, while the pastel colors and playful details of the Beach Club conjure the casual "sand-between-the-toes" feeling, as the architect was often fond of saying. However, don't assume that families with children won't like the Yacht Club or dyed-in-the-wool luxury travelers won't appreciate the Beach Club. These are top-shelf four star hotels all the way, and personal preferences remain a matter of taste. Both resorts opened in 1990 on the shores of Crescent Lake right next to the International Gateway entrance to Epcot. The Yacht & Beach Clubs are two of the most conveniently located resorts on the entire Disney property. Period. The walk to Epcot from either resort's front door takes five to ten minutes, depending on your pace. The walk to Disney-MGM Studios takes about ten to twenty minutes. There is FriendShip boat transportation to and from the Swan/Dolphin and Boardwalk resorts, as well as to and from Epcot and Disney-MGM Studios. It's possible to hop from any resort to any resort if you make a stop somewhere in the middle. You are provided with a complete anywhere-to-anywhere transportation guide at check-in. To the Magic Kingdom: Take the bus from the front of the resort. Bus service is shared by the Beach Club, and Boardwalk Resorts as well. To Epcot: The boat is slow. Very slow. It's a great alternative if it's too hot to walk or if you want to conserve your energy, but the trip takes up to half an hour since the boats stop at the Boardwalk and the Swan/Dolphin on the way. To the Disney-MGM Studios: There's another boat that launches from the same dock, right in front of the Yacht Club. Once again, it's a longer trip with stops. To Animal Kingdom and Blizzard Beach: Take the bus from the front of the resort. To the Downtown Disney Marketplace, Pleasure Island, Downtown Disney West Side, and Typhoon Lagoon: The same bus stops at all these locations. Anywhere else on or off property: Private taxis are available. Make sure you get one where the fares are regulated, not some fly-by-night company. Contact Guest Services. Edited by Caskbill 12/10/05 to convert old HTML code to vB code. Photo links do not appear to be active any longer.