Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Photo Review

The resorts around Crescent Lake at Disney World are some of my favorite Disney resorts in the Disney World Resort area.  I love the convenience to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.  Disney’s Yacht Club is one of these resorts.  I love the laid back East Coast nautical theme of this resort.  After a fun day in the parks, it’s nice to come back to a resort that just makes you feel relaxed.  Whether you want to sit in the lobby, hang out for a bit in the lounge or head to the amazing main pool area, Stormalong Bay.  

Arriving at Disney’s Yacht Club

Disney’s Yacht Club Lobby

Once you enter the lobby of Disney’s Yacht Club, you are immediately immersed in the nautical theme.  The lobby colors, the Globe that was made specifically for the Yacht Club and all the other details around the lobby make you feel like you’ve entered a New England Yacht Club.

Massive Globe in the lobby

Close up of Globe

Check in Desk

Relaxing lobby seating area

Fun monkey lamp in the lobby

Model ship in lobby

Staircase in lobby


Disney’s Yacht Club offers guests a few dining options.  If you are looking for some New England-inspired dining options, Ale & Compass or The Crew’s Cup Lounge might be places to check out.  If you are looking for more upscale dining, The Yachtsman Steakhouse is definitely a place to dine at.  And if you are looking for a quick grab & go bite to eat, the Market at Ale & Compass is where to go.  

Hearth Oven area at Ale & Compass restaurant

Ale & Compass dining room

Outside The Crew Cup Lounge

Sailboat outside The Crew Cup Lounge

Guest Rooms

Recently, the guest rooms at Disney’s Yacht Club underwent a refurbishment.  The beds were elevated for better underneath storage, laminate flooring replaced carpet and an overall modern nautical theme was given to the rooms.  I was able to tour guest room 1151, which is located on the first floor, not far from the lobby. 

Guest room 1151

Two queen beds

Two queen beds (this photo shows the underbed storage)

Entertainment area and sofa that turns into a daybed.

Bathroom area

One of my favorite additions to the rooms is the cute curtains.  They are filled with constellations and some are characters you will recognize!

Constellation curtains

Crescent Lake side of Yacht Club

Garden area

The Lighthouse at the boat dock. The Friendship boats will take you to Hollywood Studios, Epcot or the other resorts in this area.

Love the lighthouse

Boardwalk Inn across Crescent Lake

Stormalong Bay and Marina

Disney’s Yacht Club has one of the best pools.  It is called Stormalong Bay.  The Yacht Club shares the pool with Disney’s Beach Club.  Stormalong Bay is 3 acres and is like a waterpark.  It even has a sand-bottom pool! After a day of walking the parks, it feels so nice to get in the pool and let your feet relax in the sand. There is also a lazy river and a really tall slide!  If you are looking to relax a little, there are also a 3 whirlpool tubs. 

Small part of Stormalong Bay

Stormalong Bay and Shipwreck pool for younger children. It even has its own small slide.

Part of the ship at Stormalong Bay that takes you to the tall waterslide

Bayside Marina at Disney’s Yacht Club. You can rent boats here.

Transportation Options

There are several modes of transportation available from Disney’s Yacht Club to get you to the parks.  My favorite thing about staying in this particular resort area is that you can walk to the International Gateway entrance at Epcot. It’s a great walk.  Maybe 10 minutes at the most.  You can also walk to Hollywood Studios. The walk is a little longer.  Maybe 25 minutes or so depending on your walking speed. If you do not want to walk to Epcot or Hollywood Studios, the Friendship Boats are available on Crescent Lake.  They will make stops at the other resorts in this area along the way.  

There is also a new option for traveling to Hollywood Studios from this area.  You can walk to the Skyliner station that is located by the International Gateway entrance at Epcot.  From there, you will take the Skyliner to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and then transfer to Hollywood Studios. 

To travel to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom or Disney Springs from the Yacht Club, Disney provides bus service.  

More Information

Disney’s Yacht Club is an Epcot Deluxe Resort.  If you would like more information about this resort or other Disney resorts, contact me at valerie@magical-vacations.com.  I would love to help you plan your next Disney vacation to a Disney destination.  As always, my Disney planning services are FREE when you book a Disney resort package with me.