Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort


Good morning and Happy Sunday! Welcome back to the sixth week of Sunday Showcase. Each week we take a look at one of Walt Disney World’s resorts. This week we will be taking a look at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Closely followed by the two remaining Deluxe Resorts in the Boardwalk area, which round out all of the Disney Deluxe Resorts.

Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

“Delight in the formal grace of a grand New England-style yacht club at this lakeside hotel. Relax in the inviting elegance of a plush lobby replete with nautical touches, explore the whimsical Stormalong Bay and rent a variety of watercraft from Bayside Marina. Sharing many amenities with its pastel-toned sister, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.”

Brief History

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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort was designed and built by the Robert A.M. Stern Architects firm. Ultimately opening its doors to guests on November 5, 1990, which was the first of the three Boardwalk resorts to open. This resort takes on a beautiful Martha’s Vineyard ascetic. It is also the home of a 73,000 square foot convention center it shares with its sister resort Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

Rooms and Facilities

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort features 635 Standard Guest rooms, which also includes approximately 70 Club Level appointed rooms. Guests choosing Club Level accommodations at the Regatta Club receive personalized concierge service and lounge with continental breakfast, midday snacks and evening wine, hors d’oeuvres, cordials and desserts. Additionally, Concierge Level guests receive amenities and personalized service beyond that available to regular guests. These include:

  • Separate check-in area in a relaxed setting
  • Dedicated cast members to assist with dining recommendations and reservations, transportation, and other personal needs.
  • Nightly turndown service

Dining at Disney’s Yacht Club

Signature Dining

Yachtsman Steakhouse – Specializing in oak-grilled steaks, poultry, seafood, vegetarian entrées and more for dinner

Casual Table-Service Dining

Ale & Compass Restaurant – Breakfast, lunch and dinner offering Yankee comfort food and seafood classics

Quick-Service Dining

The Market at Ale & Compass – Hot and cold offerings with grab and go convenience

Other Dining Options

Lounges – serving appetizers, room service, and the nearby Disney’s BoardWalk Entertainment District offers additional dining options


  • Stormalong Bay – Aquatic playground with themed waterslide
  • Leisure Pools
  • Whirlpools
  • Pirate Adventure Cruise – Temporarily Unavailable
  • Children’s Pool
  • Disney Movies Under the Stars Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Surry Bike Rental
  • Jogging Trail
  • Volleyball
  • Lafferty Place Arcade
  • Marina
    • Watercraft Rental
    • Fishing


  • Boat service to Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and other select Disney Resort hotels
  • Walking distance to Epcot® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
  • Bus service to Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks, Water Parks and Disney Springs®


Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee. As to which this fee will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

  • Parking for Disney Deluxe Resorts is $25 per night.
  • Valet parking is also available for $33 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at this Resort.

In conclusion, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort offers its guest with an elegant experience of a Martha’s Vineyard vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. With its close proximity to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, this resort makes it an ideal option for those whom spend most of there time in those parks. This resort can also be the destination itself with its many dining options, arguably the best pool on property and the activities & entertainment on the boardwalk.

Thank you for checking out this week’s iteration of Sunday Showcase. Have you stayed at this resort? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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