The 2010 Yacht and Beach Club FAQ Thread

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tete01830

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Disney's Beach Club and Yacht Club FAQs thread

The Beach Club

A sandy white beach along a shimmering lake creates a feeling reminiscent of the lazy days of summer along the eastern seaboard. Relaxed yet luxurious, Disney’s Beach Club Resort shares an array of amenities with its “sister resort” Disney's Yacht Club Resort just a few feet away — a sandbottom pool, health club, full service marina and a beachfront promenade with direct access to Epcot® as well as the unique shops and restaurants at Disney’s BoardWalk entertainment district.


The Yacht Club

Classic surroundings capture the essence of a New England yacht club at this upscale resort. Its comfy chairs, hardwood floors and shafts of sunlight streaming into a welcoming lobby invite you to linger. Here you’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations as well as delightful amenities shared with Disney’s Beach Club Resort — a sandbottom pool, health club, and full service marina. There’s even a beachfront promenade with direct access to Epcot as well as the unique shops and restaurants at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort.

Resort Map

Stormalong Bay
***Please note***
Stormalong Bay Refurbishment from 1/5/09 - 4/15/09
Sections of Stormalong Bay will be closed during this refurbishment. Guests may use the three leisure pools at this resort as well as the feature pool at the Boardwalk if they wish to use a poolslide

Experience currents, whirlpool, and shipwreck water slide fun of this exciting pool complex. Tube rentals, complimentary life jackets and swim diapers are avilable at the Poolside Gifts located under the gazebo. The tubes are $3 for 1 hour or $10 a day.








all photos above of SAB courtesy of jmsadams...Thank you very much!

*Please take note that must be able to swim in 4 ft of water without the use of a flotation device. Also, adults are not allowed to wait at the exit of the larger pool slide.

The kiddie pool is on the Yacht Club side and also has a small playground next to it.

photo courtesy of jmsadams


There are many childrens activites that are held daily at SAB for guests staying at YC, BC or BCV. For example, volleyball, Bingo, Poolside Karaoke, and tshirt decorating! Activities change daily and guest will receive a activites calendar apon check in!
A Campfire Sing-Along is held nightly on the beach in front of SAB. Marshmallows and s'mores are available for purchase! Following the campfire nightly is "Movies Under the Stars". The movie changes nightly and currently the schedule is

Sunday--Enchanted
Monday--Tarzan
Tuesday--Sleeping Beauty
Wednesday--Cars
Thursday--A Bugs Life
Friday--Haunted Mansion
Saturday--no title is listed........


Arcade
Lafferty Place Arcade-Try some of the latest games that are sure to test your skills!

Health Club
Ship Shape Health Club is available to guests at the YC and BC. Attendants are available from 6am-9pm.

Boat Rentals
Boat rentals are available at the marina on the YC side. Boats include Sea Racers, Montauks, and Pontoon Boats. The hours are 10am-5pm.

Guided Fishing Excursions are available daily at 7am, 10am, and 1:30pm. For reservations, please call 407-WDW-BASS.

Illuminations cruises are also available for hire. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be booked by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.

Transportation
Water launch is available to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Boarwalk,and the Swan and Dolphin Resorts.
Motorcoach transportation is available to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Downtown Disney.
Walking is also an option to DHS and Epcot! The walk to Epcot takes about 5-10 minutes depending on your pace. The walk to DHS will take you a little longer but it is a beautiful walk!

Here is a link to the old FAQs thread if anyone is interested in looking!

This is a work in progress thread so feel free to post your pics of these amazing resorts!
 

tete01830

Look at the lazy people in the lazy river...
Joined
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Disney's Beach Club Resort
1800 Epcot Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
407-934-8000​

Check In/Check Out
3:00 PM (EST) / 11:00 AM (EST)

Payment Method(s)
Disney Gift Card, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, JCB.

Please visit the Beach Club page on the wdwinfo.com

Guest Rooms

576 guest rooms that are all non smoking
Accessible rooms are available and Disney offers many amenities to the guests at the Beach Club! These Amenities include

Alarm Clock
Balcony/Patio
Ceiling Fan
Coffee Maker & Setup
Dial-Up Internet* (9.99 a day)
DVD Player (suites)
Hair Dryer
In-Room Wall Safe
Iron and Board
Mini-Refrigerator
Table & Chairs
Tea Setup
Telephone*
Television
- ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
USA Today Delivery (Mon-Fri)
Vanity Area
Voice Mail
Bathroom Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, bath & facial soap)

*** Pictures of renovated Beach Club rooms 8/08***


Layout of standard rooms


Room Categories
Standard View= can sleep 5+
Water or Pool View= can sleep 5+
Garden View Club Level= can sleep 5+
Deluxe Room Club Level=can sleep 5+
Lagoon View Club Level =can sleep 4+
1 Bedroom Suites (Club Level)= can sleep 3+
2 Bedroom Suites (Club Level)= can sleep 7+
Nantucket Vice Presidential Suite=can sleep 2+
Newport Presidential Suite=can sleep 4+

+ = one child under 3 in a crib


Club Level

Stone Harbor Club
7:00 am - 10:00 pm 5th Floor, Main Building

Contact Information:

PH: 407-934-1448
FX: 407-934-1487
Yacht.Beach.Club.Itinerary.Planning@disneyworld.com
(PLEASE DON'T USE THIS INFORMATION IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CONFIRMED CONCIERGE RESERVATION)

Available at *ALL* Disney Deluxe Resorts for Concierge Guests :

Nightly Turndown Service
High Speed Internet Access (access fees apply)
Bathroom Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, bath & facial soap)
Complimentary Fax Assistance
Complimentary Health Club Access
2 Adult-Size Spa Bathrobes (in-room use, additional robes can be requested)
Club Level Check-In from 7am - 10pm
Club Level Assistance from 7am - 10pm (tickets, dining, recreation, special events)
Advanced Itinerary Planning
Refreshments throughout the day in Concierge Lounges
Secured Key Access to Club Level Floors
USA Today Newspaper
Coffee Maker with Coffee & Tea Assortment
Iron and Board
Safe
Hair Dryer
Refrigerator - not stocked (available upon request at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
Library of Disney Movies at Concierge Desk
VCR and/or DVD Players in suites (upon request at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
CD/Clock Radios in Suites
Discovery Wildlife Excursion


Lounge offerings
Morning:
7:00am - 10:30am
pastries, fruit, cereal & beverages

Snacks:
11:30am - 4:00pm
chips, cookies & beverages

Evening:
5:00pm - 7:00pm
hot item samples, children's corner, crudites, cheese tray, beverages, wine & beer

Cordials & Desserts:
8:00pm - 10:00pm
assorted desserts and cordials

All Day:
7:00am - 10:00pm
whole fresh fruit & beverages

Dining at the Beach Club


The Beach Club is home to 2 counter service restaurants :
Beach Club Marketplace and
Hurricane Hanna's The Marketplace serves made to order items and also has sundries. Hurricane Hanna's serves alcoholic beverages as well as quick bites to eat that are served in a pail and shovel. The kids can then use the shovel and pail at the beach or at SAB!

It is also home to 2 table service restaurants
Cape May Cafeis a character dining location for breakfast and hosts a New England Style Clam Bake at night!

Beaches and Cream is situated between the Yacht Club and Beach Club and is a classic ice cream parlor serving burgers and ice cream (and more)!

Lounge:

Martha's Vinyard Lounge is open daily from 5:30 to 10 (last call 9:45). They serve appetizers and drinks.

Private Dining is also available at the Beach Club. To order cakes for delivery to your room, please contact the hotel at 407-974-8000 and ask for private dining!

Please click on the links to see the dining menus for each restaurant!

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Kids Programs

Sandcastle Club

Hours: 4:30 pm to 12 midnight
Reservations: (407) WDW-DINE
Supervised activities including free play arcade games, Sega/Nintendo, board games, Disney movies), "play" kitchen and living room area, dolls and stuffed animals, arts and crafts, and much more!! Charge is $11 USD per hour per child, with a two-hour minimum. Sandcastle Club provides a complimentary dinner for children that is available at 6:00 p.m., 7:00p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Club. Reservations required.

Kid's Nite Out, Inc.
Kid's Nite Out caregivers can provide one-on-one in-room childcare in the comfort of a Walt Disney World® Resort room. The professional staff of Kid's Nite Out gives the child individual attention by playing a variety of fun-filled activities with him/her including reading books, coloring, or playing "I Spy" games. They can also provide a fun, well-trained sitter to just hang out with the family if they need a father's/mother's helper. Kid's Nite Out also plans and works children's parties, camps, and children's theme conventions.
 

tete01830

Look at the lazy people in the lazy river...
Joined
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Disney's Yacht Club
1700 Epcot Resort Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
407-934-7000​

Check In/Check Out
3:00 PM (EST) / 11:00 AM (EST)

Payment Method(s)
Disney Gift Card, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, JCB.

Please visit the Yacht Club page on wdwinfo.com


Lobby Pictures courtesy of Mandymommy4






Guest Rooms

621 guest rooms that are all non smoking
Accessible rooms are available and Disney offers many amenities to the guests at the Yacht Club! These Amenities include

Alarm Clock
Balcony/Patio
Ceiling Fan
Coffee Maker & Setup
Dial-Up Internet* (9.99 a day)
DVD Player (suites)
Hair Dryer
In-Room Wall Safe
Iron and Board
Mini-Refrigerator
Table & Chairs
Tea Setup
Telephone*
Television
- ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
USA Today Delivery (Mon-Fri)
Vanity Area
Voice Mail
Bathroom Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, bath & facial soap)

Layout of the standard rooms


Room Categories
Standard View= can sleep 5+
Water or Pool View= can sleep 5+
Garden View Club Level= can sleep 5+
Lagoon View Club Level =can sleep 4+
Junior Suites Club Level= can sleep 4+
Turret Suite Club Level= can sleep 8+
2 Bedroom Suites (Club Level)= can sleep 4+
Commodore Vice Presidential Suite Club Level+can sleep 6+
Presidential Suite Club Level=can sleep 6+
Admiral Suite Club Level= can sleep 6+
Captain's Deck Suite Club Level= can sleep 6+

+ = one child under 3 in a crib

Club Level

Regatta Club
7:00 am - 10:00 pm 5th Floor, Main Building

Contact Information:

PH: 407-934-1448
FX: 407-934-1487
Yacht.Beach.Club.Itinerary.Planning@disneyworld.co m
(PLEASE DON'T USE THIS INFORMATION IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CONFIRMED CONCIERGE RESERVATION)

Available at *ALL* Disney Deluxe Resorts for Concierge Guests :

Nightly Turndown Service
High Speed Internet Access (access fees apply)
Bathroom Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, bath & facial soap)
Complimentary Fax Assistance
Complimentary Health Club Access
2 Adult-Size Spa Bathrobes (in-room use, additional robes can be requested)
Club Level Check-In from 7am - 10pm
Club Level Assistance from 7am - 10pm (tickets, dining, recreation, special events)
Advanced Itinerary Planning
Refreshments throughout the day in Concierge Lounges
Secured Key Access to Club Level Floors
USA Today Newspaper
Coffee Maker with Coffee & Tea Assortment
Iron and Board
Safe
Hair Dryer
Refrigerator - not stocked (available upon request at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
Library of Disney Movies at Concierge Desk
VCR and/or DVD Players in suites (upon request at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
CD/Clock Radios in Suites
Discovery Wildlife Excursion


Lounge offerings
Morning:
7:00am - 10:30am
pastries, fruit, cereal & beverages

Snacks:
11:30am - 4:00pm
chips, cookies & beverages

Evening:
5:00pm - 7:00pm
hot item samples, children's corner, crudites, cheese tray, beverages, wine & beer

Cordials & Desserts:
8:00pm - 10:00pm
assorted desserts and cordials

All Day:
7:00am - 10:00pm
whole fresh fruit & beverages

Dining at the Yacht Club

The Yacht Club has 2 full service restaurants:
The Captain's Grill (formerly the Yacht Club Gallery) serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Yachtsman Steakhouse is a Signature Restaurant that serves a wide variety of beef cooked the way you like it!

Hurricane Hanna's is a quick service that is located at the pool!

Ale and Compass Lounge is located just off the Yacht Club Lobby.
Crew's Cup Lounge is next to the Yachtsman Steakhouse and offers cocktails from 12pm to midnight.

Private Dining is also available at the Yacht Club. To order a cake for your room please call 407-934-7000 and ask for Private Dining!

Please click on the links to see the dining menus to each restaurant.

Kids Programs

Sandcastle Club

Hours: 4:30 pm to 12 midnight
Reservations: (407) WDW-DINE
Supervised activities including free play arcade games, Sega/Nintendo, board games, Disney movies), "play" kitchen and living room area, dolls and stuffed animals, arts and crafts, and much more!! Charge is $11 USD per hour per child, with a two-hour minimum. Sandcastle Club provides a complimentary dinner for children that is available at 6:00 p.m., 7:00p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Club. Reservations required.

Kid's Nite Out, Inc.
Kid's Nite Out caregivers can provide one-on-one in-room childcare in the comfort of a Walt Disney World® Resort room. The professional staff of Kid's Nite Out gives the child individual attention by playing a variety of fun-filled activities with him/her including reading books, coloring, or playing "I Spy" games. They can also provide a fun, well-trained sitter to just hang out with the family if they need a father's/mother's helper. Kid's Nite Out also plans and works children's parties, camps, and children's theme conventions.
 
  • tete01830

    Look at the lazy people in the lazy river...
    Joined
    Sep 25, 2006
    Disney's Beach Club Villas
    Disney Deluxe Villas Resorts

    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
    Resort Benefits

    As a Disney Vacation Club Member, you enjoy the comforts of home as well as the same benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel:

    Extra Magic Hours — Each day, one of the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park hours. This benefit allows you to enjoy a more relaxed pace knowing that you'll have extra time to visit the Theme Parks.

    Disney's Magical Express Service — This exclusive complimentary shuttle and luggage delivery service takes you from Orlando International Airport directly to your Resort. At the end of your stay, you'll enjoy the same convenience from your Resort to Orlando International Airport.

    Convenient Transportation — Buses arrive right at your Resort to get you to and from Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, Water Parks and more.

    A Retreat Close to the Magic — When you stay at a Disney Vacation Club Resort, you're not only surrounded by magic 24 hours a day, you're also close enough to hop back to your Resort for a snack, nap or dip in the pool.

    Incredible Disney Service — Disney Cast Members are on hand to make your vacations as easy and worry-free as possible, providing you with the signature Disney service you expect.




    Villas Offered as:
    Studio
    One Bedroom
    Two Bedroom

    Disney Beach Club Villa Studio
    365 Sq Feet
    Sleeps 4
    • Kitchenette with microwave oven, under-counter refrigerator, wet bar and coffee maker
    • Queen-size bed
    • Double-size sleeper sofa
    • TV
    • Private porch or balcony


    Disney Beach Club Villa One Bedroom
    726 Sq Ft
    Sleeps 4
    • Master suite with king-size bed and whirlpool tub
    • Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room
    • TV & DVD player
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Washer/dryer
    • Private porch or balcony


    Disney Beach Club Villa Two Bedroom
    1083 Sq Ft
    Sleeps 8
    • Master suite with king-size bed and whirlpool tub
    • Separate bedroom with private bathroom and either one queen-size bed and double-size sleeper sofa or two queen-size beds
    • Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room
    • TV & DVD player
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Washer/dryer
    • Private porch or balcony


    Villa Floor Layouts

    Special Thanks to bytheblood for the information about Beach Club Villas
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    erikawolf2004

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 13, 2009
    It's been a while since I've been to the B&Y Club, and I'm trying to remember if there is any quick breakfast options (i.e. picking up bagels and coffee or maybe waffles to bring back to the room)? I don't remember if Beaches & Cream had take out or these types of options. Any ideas? Also, is there any restaurant where "Ariel's" used to be? Thanks in advance!
    Seems like I read somewhere that they added QS breakfast to B&C.
     

    erikawolf2004

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 13, 2009
    What time can you get into the World Showcase? Doesn't FW usually open at 9am and the WS at 11am, do they let you into WS about 9 so that you can walk over to FW?

    Thanks, Erika
     

    natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    Seems like I read somewhere that they added QS breakfast to B&C.
    What time can you get into the World Showcase? Doesn't FW usually open at 9am and the WS at 11am, do they let you into WS about 9 so that you can walk over to FW?

    Thanks, Erika
    Hi Erika- the breakfast a B&C was done on a trial basis in the summer of 2009 (July and August, I think) then unfortunately it was discontinued. Several of us wrote letters saying how much we liked it but it hasn't been back.

    Yes, you can get into EPCOT when it opens (either 8 AM for EMH or 9 AM for regular opening). You walk through the empty streets of UK and Canada and then can head into Future World. Nothing in the World Showcase is open.

    Here's a question- not one I need answered for me, but I just thought of it and I'm curious. If you have a princess breakfast at Norway, can you go the other way through the world showcase (France, Morocco, etc) or do you have to go through UK and Canada then onto Mexico, Norway, or do you have to enter through Future World?
     
  • happymomof1

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 13, 2009
    Received a letter in the mail stating that the slide at SAB will be being rehabbed during the month of May. Anyone have anymore info than that? Sounds like rest of SAB willl be open though.
     

    madalex

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 24, 2004
    Here's a question- not one I need answered for me, but I just thought of it and I'm curious. If you have a princess breakfast at Norway, can you go the other way through the world showcase (France, Morocco, etc) or do you have to go through UK and Canada then onto Mexico, Norway, or do you have to enter through Future World?
    You enter through the IG and go to Norway via UK/Canada/Mexico; you will not be permitted to walk via France/Morocco/etc. (there will be ropes up and a cast member directing you where to go).
     

    jjohnson

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    Boy were a chatty bunch:lovestruc I noticed the OP pics are all missing now:confused3
     
  • TeenaS

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    Joined
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    Received a letter in the mail stating that the slide at SAB will be being rehabbed during the month of May. Anyone have anymore info than that? Sounds like rest of SAB willl be open though.
    As letter states, pool and kiddies slide and everything else will be operating. Shuttles will take guests to and from the Boardwalk slide if you want the large slide experience. This was not planned in advance. The slide became less slippery and it must be fixed. They immediately contracted for work to be done on it, scheduled it and sent out letters and everyone is hoping it will be done by the end of May. These things happen. My car just developed a major problem althugh I do all the scheduled maintenance on it. Sometimes you can't predict things in advance. They normally schedule routine maintenance during the winter months but happened suddenly.
     

    BCV23

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    Teena, good luck with your car! Arghh! :eek:
     

    Lilysmom

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    We got the SAB letter the other day. At first I was a little bummed, but my oldest just turned 7 so the kiddie slide is fine for us!
     

    HockeyMomR

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 28, 2006
    Teena- sorry to hear about your car. Hope you get it back soon!

    DS14 would actually love to try the Boardwalk silde....too bad we are not heading to BC in May! :)
     

    dskelton

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 12, 2010
    Thank you so much for this board. This is my first time to Disney World and my family of 3, me, my DH and my DD age 8. We will be coming the week of June 20 and will stay at the BC in a standard room with a king bed and a daybed. Will this room have a bad view witout a balcony? Is this type of room a bad choice?

    Thank you,
    Diana
     

    TeenaS

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 31, 2000
    Thank you so much for this board. This is my first time to Disney World and my family of 3, me, my DH and my DD age 8. We will be coming the week of June 20 and will stay at the BC in a standard room with a king bed and a daybed. Will this room have a bad view witout a balcony? Is this type of room a bad choice?

    Thank you,
    Diana
    Hi Diana,
    If you booked a standard room, your view could be a courtyard or garden view but it could also be a view of a roof or parking lot. You cannot know that you are getting a room with a king bed and a daybed. In fact, there are very very few rooms (if any) with both a king and a daybed in it and you cannot make a reservation for that room, you can only request a king and daybed. That being said, if you want a full balcony, you should make that your first request. If you want a courtyard view, you might want to make that your first request. If you request a king and daybed, full balcony and courtyard view, the chances of getting all of those things are very very slim. You should decide what you want the most and make that one thing your request. However, even if you only make one request and its a king and daybed, your chances of getting that is low since we don't have hardly any (if any) of that combination and it would have to be unoccupied on the day you check-in.

    Some resorts you can actually book a king bed. If the king bed is a biggy for you, you might want to look into a resort that you can actually book that ... therefore you don't have to request and hope for it.

    Hope this helps,
    Teena
     

    pixarmom

    DIS Veteran
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    Thank you so much for this board. This is my first time to Disney World and my family of 3, me, my DH and my DD age 8. We will be coming the week of June 20 and will stay at the BC in a standard room with a king bed and a daybed. Will this room have a bad view witout a balcony? Is this type of room a bad choice?

    Thank you,
    Diana
    Hi Diana!

    I know Teena already responded, and I thought I would just add our recent experience. I know it can vary significantly, but last month our standard BC room (2 queens and a daybed) had a balcony (I think it counts as a full balcony, but not sure - it had two chairs and a little table.) We had a view of trees during the day (could see the Eiffel Tower, too!) And at night we had the most beautiful view of the Illuminations fireworks straight ahead of us. We didn't make any requests on our reservation at all (except for a daybed, but I understand they assign daybeds to families of five, anyway.)

    Next time, I think I'll request a full balcony, but we're ready to be happy without it - the rooms are great!!
     

    dskelton

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 12, 2010
    Thank you for answereing my question. On my reservation it says King Bed with Day bed. I really don't care about that. I really would rather have a balcony. What do I need to do now about that now? Do I wait and see what I get or do I need to call someone?
     
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