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Resorts - Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts Part Two

Posted by maleficentgrrl on 2006.11.07 at 08:44
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Part Two

Beach Club
(it’s the building that is blue)





What is the Beach Club like?

The Beach Club (BC) is a 583 room resort which has guest rooms and conference facilities. It is styled after the New England seaside at the turn of the century and the seashore theme is evident throughout. The BC is joined in the center with the Yacht Club. Together they share Stormalong Bay and transportation facilities. There is a quiet serenity to the BC in the early morning.

What is the advantage to staying at the BC?

The biggest advantage to staying at the Beach Club is its proximity to Epcot (a short walk away). It is adjacent to the Yacht Club and across the water from the Boardwalk area. The Swan and Dolphin are also within walking distance. This availability provides a wide range of dining and recreational options without ever entering a motorized vehicle.

What should I expect to pay for a room at the Beach Club?

Just like the other WDW hotels, there are Value Season, Regular Season, Peak Season and Holiday Season rates. Rates begin at $305 a night. These are regular rate prices and do not include the 6.5% Florida Sales Tax nor the 11.5% county resort tax. Rates are based on double occupancy. No charge for children under 17 years old when in the same room as the adults.

Most rooms have a maximum five-person occupancy per room. Prices are per room, and there is an additional adult charge of $25 per adult per night for more than two adults in a room.


What are types of rooms offered?



The BC has currently 583 rooms which consist of the following:

13 king-sized beds
549 queen-sized beds
288 non-smoking rooms
10 disabled-accessible rooms.

There are also 20 Suites available.

Are any Suites Available?

Yes, the Beach Club Resort has several Suite options.

The Junior Suite provides a spacious master bedroom with a king-size bed, a large walk-in closet and an easy chair. An additional person can be accommodated with the daybed sofa in the living area. French doors separate the living area from the bedroom for additional privacy. (several available)

Two Bedroom Suite - an expansive living room distinguishes this suite which features two bedrooms. The parlor is perfect for informal meetings and has a wet bar and a daybed sofa. The master bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and a spacious closet. An additional bedroom, which can accommodate up to 5 people, is furnished with 2 queen size beds and a daybed sofa. (several available)

The Nantucket Suite - An extended balcony and a spacious parlor distinguishes the amenities of this one bedroom, one and a half bath deluxe suite, ideal for small gatherings and meetings. The parlor is furnished with a sofa and table for private dining and is adjacent to a wet bar. The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and a large jacuzzi-style bath. (one available - fifth floor)

The Newport Suite - The fine appointments of this Presidential Suite located on the 5th floor create an elegant atmosphere. The balcony extending from each room in the suite provides a view of Stormalong Bay and Crescent Lake. A formal living room is arranged around a fireplace. A dining room table adjacent to a wet bar for easy service is available to accommodate a party of 8. The master bedroom is furnished with two queen-size beds, a large walk-in closet and a large jacuzzi style bath. An additional connecting junior suite may be added.

The Presidential - a spacious sitting area located in the tower provides a view of Stormalong Bay, while a more formal living room is arranged around a fireplace. A dining room table adjacent to a wet bar for easy service is available to accommodate a party of eight. The extra large bathroom includes an oversized walk-in shower and jacuzzi style bath. The suite can accommodate a part of two with a king-size bed or a party of six with the connecting bedroom. Two additional bedrooms, each with 2 queens beds can connect.

What are the rooms views?

There are 2 room views available at the BC. The Standard View generally faces either the parking lot, roof, or wooded area. The Pool/Water View will either face the quiet pool, inner courtyards, or Crescent Lake ,the Boardwalk, the Dolphin and Swan and the Disney-MGM Studios. Some rooms have full walk-out balconies, others do not. Some ground floor rooms have walk out patios.

What type of amenities are offered?

The rooms have a small safe in the closet to store valuables. It's big enough for your plane tickets, cash/travelers checks and maybe some jewelry, but not much more. For storing larger valuables inquire at the front desk. In addition, you'll also find a small refrigerator, minibar, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, valet parking, voice mail, 24 hour room service and a morning paper at your door. If you're not interested in the mini-bar, you can always refuse the key at check-in. Evening turn-down service may also be requested at check-in. Turndown service includes little chocolates pillow-side.

Are refrigerators available in the rooms?

Yes, there should be a complimentary refrigerator in your room. If there is not, request one if you want it.

Is check in/out any different here?

As with the other resort hotels, check-out is at 11am, check-in is at 3pm. The rooms are rarely ready before 3. You may request *complimentary* late check-out (1 pm) if needed.

What are the King Sico Rooms?

There are a few rooms at the BC called King Sico Rooms . These rooms have a king size bed that could potentially fold up into the wall (via housekeeping service). There is a small area with a love seat and coffee table; a sink and counter top; and a table and two small chairs. The one I stayed in (8/97) on the 1st floor had a double sink in the same room as the toilet and shower. The room itself is smaller than the regular rooms, but very comfortable for 2 adults. One of the advantages is the slightly lower nightly room rate.

How do I Get to Epcot?

One of the best reasons for staying at the Beach Club is that you are just a short walk from Epcot! You can exit the lobby (pool side) and head left. Or, if you're staying at the far end of the hotel (near the quiet pool), go out through the Quiet Pool area and head left. You're about 5-10 minutes along the river stream to the International Gateway. As you approach the turnstyles, you'll see the tram area which was used after the hotel opened to transport guests to the BC/YC and the S/D until the Boardwalk construction began. When you enter the gates, you are in the World Showcase, France is over to your right and the UK is in front to the left.

There is also a boat that provides service for the Boardwalk and the BC/YC and Swan and Dolphin ...however this loop could take up to 20 minutes and the walk is much quicker. Epcot boats are on the left side of the dock when facing the water (you don't need to remember that - there are signs.)

If Epcot's World Showcase doesn't open as early as Future World does and I can only enter Epcot through World Showcase, how do I get to Future World?

The turnstiles at the International Gateway are open for Epcot resort guests. Once inside the park gates, turn left to walk to Future World. There is a CM there to guide you if you have questions.

How do I get Everywhere Else?

Magic Kingdom - Exiting the front lobby (parking lot side), turn left to go to the Bus Depot. You can take a bus directly to the Magic Kingdom from here. Bus sometimes stops at the Yacht Club and Boardwalk Resorts.

Animal Kingdom - There is bus service from BC to AK. The AK bus sometimes stops at the Swan and Dolphin, in addition to YC, BC, and BW.

Pleasure Island/Downtown Disney and for the Water Parks - Go to the Bus Depot for transportation. Busses will say Downtown Disney and also stop at Pleasure Island. The same bus that goes to Downtown Disney may very well take you to Typhoon Lagoon. Some trips were non stop and some went via PI/DD. There is a separate bus for Blizzard Beach. Buses also travel to the Yacht Club and Boardwalk.

Disney-MGM Studios - On the Waterside of the YC/BC is the transportation boat dock. Here you can board the boat that will take you to the Disney MGM-Studios as well as Epcot. Note that this boat makes additional stops for guests at the Boardwalk resort and Swan and Dolphin. You can also walk to the Disney MGM-Studios via the walkway behind the Boardwalk Villas.

Note that the hotel bus service route sometimes includes stops at the Boardwalk and Yacht Club and then Beach Club. Some Bus runs include stops at the Swan and Dolphin, others do not. The water routes include one stop for the Yacht and Beach Club Marina, the Boardwalk, and the Swan and Dolphin.

If you are already in Epcot, you can go to the monorail by exiting through Future World and take the monorail to TTC. From there you can go to the Magic Kingdom or any of the hotels. If you are coming from the Magic Kingdom, you can take the monorail to Epcot , walk through Future World into World Showcase (on the right or Canada side) and proceed to the BC/YC.

Where can I get morning coffee?

Coffee makers are available in all rooms, with packets of coffee, both decaf and regular. You will be able to make about 3 mugs from the pot.

You can also go to Beaches and Cream OR the Beach Club Marketplace for early morning coffee and limited breakfast items (as early as 6:30.am.).

If you're not satisfied with the pastries at the Beach Club, take a walk over to the Boardwalk Bakery.

What are the restaurants like?

The BC resort area has quite a variety of restaurants to fit your dining needs

Beaches and Cream is a '50s type hotshop serving burgers, hot dogs, soups, grilled cheese, and of course ice cream. It is small and noisy but fun. There are a few small tables and chairs outside Beaches and Cream you can also sit at.

Beach Club Market Place - Opened April 2005 and offers some made-to-order sandwiches, as well as prepackaged sandwiches and salads, desserts and drinks.

The Cape May Cafe hosts a daily character breakfast buffet (7:30 - 11:00) featuring Beachy Goofy and his friends. This has to be one of the largest amounts of breakfast foods I've ever seen. In the evening, the Cafe hosts a Clam Bake buffet. Folks seem to love the Seafood Buffet!

There are also 2 lounges, the Rip Tide and Martha's Vineyard. Martha's is open evenings only -- it's a full bar, but also offers "flights" of wine.

Hurricane Hanna's is a poolside full-service bar which also serves food (burgers, hotdogs, etc,). Hurricane Hanna's participates in the resort's refillable mug program. Hurricane Hanna's is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. during the summer; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. during the winter.

MENUS
Beach Club Marketplace
Breakfast 7 - 11 a.m.

Omelet Sandwich on a Croissant $5.59
Egg & Cheese Sandwich on a Croissant $4.59
Made to Order Yogurt Parfait $3.79
Fresh Baked Pastries $2.19 - $2.59

Cinnamon Bun $2.59
Chocolate Croissant $2.49
Croissant $2.29
Bagel $2.29
Assorted Muffins $2.29
Coffee Cake $2.19

Sandwiches After 11 a.m.
Sandwiches Made to Order - Served Chilled or Toasted

Roast Beef and Brie on Ciabatta Roll with horseradish mayonnaise and caramelized onions $6.69

Turkey and Mozzarella on Sourdough Baguette with basil mayonnaise, arugula, and red wine vinaigrette $6.49

Smoked Ham and Black Diamond Cheddar on a multi-grain bun with honey dijon mustard $6.29

Grilled Vegetable Wrap $6.19

Soup and Salads After 11 a.m.

Create Your Own Riptide Salad with choice of: mixed greens, chicken, chipped eggs, shredded carrots, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, caramelized onions, cherry tomatoes, and ranch, thousand island, blue cheese or red wine dressing $6.79

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad $6.59
New England Clam Chowder $3.19

For Guests 9 and Under

Ham and Cheese Wrap $4.29
Peanut Butter and Jelly $4.29

Desserts After 11 a.m.

Chef's Pastry Creations $1.59 - $4.29
Freshly Made Gelato - Regular $2.39; Large $2.69
Flavors: Lemon, Mango, Raspberry, Pistachio, Vanilla, Chocolate

Cake by the Slice $3.99-$4.29
Chocolate Mousse $3.89
Lemon Mousse $3.29
Fruit Tart $3.29
Key Lime $3.29
Macaroon Coconut Bar $3.29
Eclair $2.79
Rice Cripsy Treat $2.69
Brownie $2.39
Marshmallow Kebab $2.39
Chocolate Chip Cookie $2.09
Cup Cake $1.59

SPECIALTY DRINKS

Latte/Mocha $3.19/$3.69
Espresso/Cappuccino $2.69/$3.19

Wine by the Glass:
Buena Vista Chardonnay $7.75
Parker Station Pinot Noir $7.75
Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvee, Sparkling Wine $10.75

Beaches and Cream
Fountain Favorites

Fountain Soda Pop - Coca Cola Classic, Diet Coke, Sprite, Orange, Root Beer $2.29

Make it heavenly with cherry, vanilla, raspberry, or chocolate syrup for 29 cents.

Freshly Brewed Coffee - regular or decaf $2.19

Hot Tea $2.19

Lime Rickey - the classic thirst quencher, cherry and lime-flavored soda pop $2.59

Coca-Cola Nostalgia Bottle - $1.59

Brewed Iced Tea - $2.29

Pink Lemonade - $2.29

Smoothies - raspberry, mango, cappuccino (whipped cream available on request) $3.79

Ice Cold Beer - genuine Budweiser, Bud Light, or Miller Lite, 16 ounce plastic bottles $5.00; 16 ounces Heineken can $5.50
From the Grill

Burger - juicy beef patty served on a fresh baked bun topped with lettuce, tomato and pickle. Served with french fries or fresh fruit. Single $7.89; double $9.89

Roast Beef Sub - grilled roast beef with au jus and topped with provolone cheese, grilled onions and peppers $8.99

Chicken Sandwich - grilled chicken breast topped with lettuce, tomato, and pickle served on a multi-grain bun $8.99

Turkey Sandwich - thinly sliced, roast turkey topped with lettuce, tomato, and pickle served on a multi-grain bun $7.99

Veggie Burger - grilled vegetable and grain patty topped with lettuce, tomato and pickle on a multi-grain bun $7.49

Hot Dog - all beef hot dog on a toasted bun $6.49. Add your favorite fixin': sauerkraut, cheese or chili $.99 each

Above items served with french fries or fresh fruit.

Bacon or Grilled Onions $.99

Caesar Salad $5.59; with chicken $8.99

Chicken Noodle Soup $3.99

Bowl of Chili $5.99

Onion Rings $3.99
Ice Cream Creations
Hand scooped ice cream: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Mint Chocolate Chip, Coffee, Butter Pecan, Orange Sherbet
Fat-free Sugar Free Vanilla and Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Kitchen Sink - scoops of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee and mint chocolate chip, smothered in every topping we have $21.99

Ice Cream Cup or Sugar Cone - single Scoop $2.69; double scoop $3.99

Mickey Mouse Sundae $3.99

Old-Fashioned Sundae - ice cream drenched with your choice of one topping, topped with whipped cream, toasted almonds, and a cherry. Two scoops ($5.99) or 3 scoops of ice cream ($7.99); extra toppings $.99 each
toppings: marshmallow, strawberry, pineapple, peanut butter, hot fudge, butterscotch, or chocolate syrup

Classic Banana Split - ripe banana, three scoops or ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry), pineapple, strawberry and marshmallow toppping, finished off with hot fudge, butterscotch, toasted almonds, whipped cream and a cherry $7.99

Strawberry Shortcake - slice of angel food cake, vanilla ice cream, strawberry topping, whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles and a cherry $5.99

Milkshakes & Malts - your choice of ice cream topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry $4.99

Frozen Sunshine - orange sherbet, vanilla ice cream and seltzer, blended to perfection, topped with whipped cream, and a candied orange slice $4.99

Mickey Mouse Sundae $3.99

Brownie A La Mode - $5.99

Beaches Chocolate Cake - homemade style cake served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream $5.99

Coke or Root Beer Float - $3.99

Mom's Chocolate Cake - $5.99

Ice Cream Soda - your choice of vanilla chocolate, strawberry, cherry, or pineapple $3.99

Milky Way Sundae - bundt cake topped with three scoops of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, butterscotch, whipped cream and a cherry $7.99

Fudge Mud Slide - A gooey chewy brownie, hot fudge, three scoops of vanilla ice cream, oreo cookies, topped with whipped cream and a cherry $7.99

No Way Jose - a peanut butter and hot fudge delight with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, peanut butter and chocolate morsels, whipped cream and a cherry $7.99

For the Small Fry

9 and under

Served with fries or seasonal fruit and dessert of the day

Mini Cheese Burger $5.49
Kid's Hot Dog $5.49

Grilled Cheese $5.49

Beaches and Cream to go
Ice Cream Creations

Hand-Scooped Ice Cream: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Mint Chocolate Chip

Ice Cream Cup or Sugar Cone - Single $2.69; Double $3.99

Waffle Cone - Single $2.99; Double $4.39

Hot Fudge Sundae -2 scoops $5.99; 3 scoops $7.99

Malts and Milkshakes - $4.99

Root Beer Float - $3.99

Beverages

Soft Drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Root Beer, Orange) $2.29

Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate $2.29

Pink Lemonade or Iced Tea $2.29

Cape May Cafe
Character Breakfast
ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET
Minnie, Goofy, Chip and Dale
7:30 am - 11:00 am

Adults $18.99
Children Ages 3-9 $10.99


Fresh cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, and fresh berries, mixed fruit

Yogurt selections

Breakfast Specials Daily

Scrambled eggs, omelets, and eggs to order

Biscuits and gravy

French toast, pancakes, and Mickey waffles

Bacon and sausage

Seasonal potatoes

Assorted hot & cold cereals

Bread pudding with vanilla sauce
Muffins, danish, and donuts
Bagels & breads toasted to order

Coffee and tea, juice selections


Egg Beaters on Request

Clam Bake Dinner Buffet
YOU CAN EAT BUFFET DINNER
5:30pm - 9:30pm

Adults: $25.99
Children Ages 3-9: $11.99

All American Clambake buffet featuring
clams, mussels, BBQ Ribs.

Beverages Extra

Sample Menu

SOUPS
New England Clam Chowder
Cape May's Tomato Bisque with Basil

CARVING STATION
Hand-Carved Prime Rib of Beef with au jus and horseradish cream

SALADS
Mixed Lettuce with Dressing and Condiments
Casear Salad
Broccoli Salad
Potato Salad
Ambrosia
Seafood Salad
Cole Slaw

AMERICAN SIDE OF BUFFET
Smoked BBQ Pork Ribs
Mashed Red Skinned Potatoes
Chef's Vegetable Selection
Steamed Corn on the Cob
Pasta du Jour
Steamed Red Bliss Potatoes


SEAFOOD SIDE OF BUFFET
Farm Raised Clams with Garlic Butter
Prince Edward Island Sound Mussels with Roasted Tomato Butter
Seasonal Fish du Jour
Steamed Peel & Eat Shrimp

CHILDREN'S BUFFET
Macaroni & Cheese
Mini Hot Dogs
Crispy Fish Nuggets
Fried Chicken Strips

DESSERT BAR
An Array of Assorted Desserts
like key lime pie, assorted cookies, brownies, peanut butter bars,
chocolate cake, Oreo bon bons, flan, cheesecake and cupcakes

Hurricane Hannah's Grill
Hanna's Hot Stuff
All hot items served with chips

Grilled Chicken Sandwich $6.79
All White Meat Chicken Strips $6.79
Hamburger $5.99
Cheeseburger $6.09
1/4 lb. All Beef Hot Dog $5.99


Hanna's Cold Concoctions

Vegetable Wrap - rolled tortilla with cream cheese, vegetable mayonnaise, pesto, basil, zucchini, red pepper, tomato, lettuce, portabello mushrooms, salt & pepper, served with chips $6.59

Cape Cod Wrap - rolled tortilla with turkey, bacon, cheese, lettuce & thousand island dressing, served with chips $6.59

Caesar Wrap - rolled tortilla with romaine lettuce, grilled chicken strips, grated parmesan cheese, caesar salad dressing and chips $6.59

Garden Salad - comes with choice of thousand island, low-fat Italian, low-fat ranch, blue cheese, or country French dressing, with tuna, chicken salad & grilled chicken $6.59

Kid's Menu
(all served with chips and applesauce)

Chicken Strips $4.29
Kid's Burger $4.29

Children's Beach Meal: choice of chicken strips, cheeseburger, or peanut butter & jelly served with chips, character cookies, sand bucket and shovel $5.49

SNACKS

Fruit Boat - $3.99
Nachos with Cheese & Salsa - $2.99
Fries - $1.89
Large Chocolate Chip Cookie - $2.09
Chips, Pretzels - $1.29
Whole Fruit - $.99

BEVERAGES

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Nestea, Barq's Root Beer, Fanta Orange, Minute Maid Light Lemonade - $2.09
Apple or Orange Juice - $1.69
Evian Bottled Water - $3.00
Full Throttle Energy Drink - $4.25

DRAFT BEER 16 oz.
Budweiser or Miller Lite - $4.50
Yuengling - $5.00

BOTTLE/CAN BEER 16 oz.
Heineken - $5.50
Bud Light - $5.00
Coors Light - $5.00
Corona (12 oz.) $4.50
Corona Light $4.50
Stella Artois $5.75

HANNA'S FROZEN CREATIONS
Frozen Daiquiris (strawberry, peach or banana) - $6.75
Pina Colada - $6.75
Margarita - tequila with sweet & sour mix & triple sec $6.75
Mangolada - rum with mango & pina colada mix $6.75
Bay Smash - Malibu rum, Captain Morgan's rum, Peach Daiquiri with Cuervo Gold $6.75
Stormalong - Amaretto, Kahluea, Bailey's and Pina Colada Mix $6.75
Malibu Berry – Malibu Rum, Chambord, & Pina Colada Mix $6.75

HANNA'S CREATIONS ON THE ROCKS
Hurricane Hanna - Rum, Peach Schnapps, Grenadine and Bacardi $6.75
Shipwreck - Vodka, Sweet & Sour, Creme de Banana, Pineapple Juice and Club Soda $6.25

Rum Runner – Banana Liqueur, Blackberry Brandy, Myer’s Dark Rum, OJ, Pineapple Juice $7.75

Long Island Ice Tea – Rum, Vodka, Gin, Triple Sec, Sour Mix, Coke $6.75

Mai Tai – Myers Dark Rum, Amaretto, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice $7.75



NON-ALCOHOLIC FROZEN BEVERAGES

Virgin Raspberry & Mango Daiquiri - $3.39
Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri - $3.39
Virgin Pina Colada - $3.39
Virgin Strawberry Colada - $3.39

ICE CREAM

Mickey Premium Bar - $2.39
Nestle King Crunch Bar - $2.39
Itzakadoozie - $2.39

Marthas Vineyard Lounge
APPETIZERS

Available 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Beach Bucket featuring steamed clams and mussels tossed in scallion-garlic butter $12.99

Peel and Eat Shrimp - Steamed and seasoned shrimp served with cocktail sauce, melted butter and lemon $9.99

Wing Dings - boneless breaded chicken tossed with a zesty buffalo sauce and served with blue cheese dressing $8.99

Barbecued Ribs - delicious pork ribs served with our own special sauce $8.99

Nachos Supreme - Nacho chips topped with chili, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, scallions, sour cream, and salsa $5.99; With chicken $8.99

Personal Pizza - Cheese $5.99; Pepperoni $6.99; Chicken Pesto $7.99

Chips and salsa $2.99

New England Clam Chowder (bowl) $4.99

Wine Flights

West Coast Reds $9.00
La Crema Pinot Noir
Columbia Crest Merlot
Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon

Tour of Napa $13.00
Silverado Chardonnay
Markham Merlot
Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon

Featured Beverages

Cape May-tini - Absolut Citron and Apple Pucker Schnapps served in a caramel swirled martini glass $7.75

Oreo Mint-tini - Bailey's Irish Creme, White Creme de Cacao, Green Creme de Menthe, and Vanilla Creme garnished with an Oreo cookie $7.75

Italian-tini - Amaretto di Saronno, Sloe gin, and orange juice $7.75

Hot Butter Cup - Bailey's Irish Creme and Butterscotch Schnapps served with hot chocolate $7.75

Hot Apple Morgan - Captain Morgan Spiced Rum served with hot apple cider $7.75

Jamaican Coffee - Myers Dark Rum and Tia Maria served with coffee $7.75

The Shipyard Export Ale
Malty Flavored Beer with a hint of sweetness up front and a dry, hoppy finish 12 oz. bottle $4.50

Wines and Beers

Wines ranging from $5.25/glass to $17.75/glass
from $22/bottle to $74/bottle

Beers ranging from $4.00 to $5.75 per glass


Is Stormalong Bay as great as everyone says?

(I’d say just don’t swim in it if it’s drained like this pic)



It sure is! Where else can you bask in the warm sun in such beautiful surroundings and still have SAND in the bottom of the pool.

There are actually several sections to the pool; the BC and YC sections are separate and different so be sure to try both. There is a deep circular area with jets that push you like a river current around the pool. There is also the larger area where the the water slide empties out (The water slide is not to be missed! but sometimes the line gets long) In addition, the *sinking sand* area delights both kids and adults. There are several 'hot tubs' located in secluded locations around Stormalong Bay . A separate wading pool area (yes with sand) is located near the ShipWreck water slide entrance for small children and includes a kids water slide. StormAlong Bay is over 3 acres large.

During 1997, a white fence was built to surround the StormAlong Bay complex. This was done due to the large amount of non-resort guests that were using the pool. Access to the Pool area is now extremely limited; one entrance is just outside Martha's Vineyard; one entrance at the Yacht Club; and one entrance near Hurricane Hanna's. To visit Hurricane Hanna's you must carry your resort ID with you in order to return to the pool area. Each person in the party does not need their ID to enter (if you all enter together) but keep in mind you need the ID if you exit and re-enter the Pool area! You do get stamped upon entering.

There is a beach shack which rents tubes and noodles, suntan lotion, film and you can get your towels here (towels are free, the other items are not).

For those who arrive at the BC before checking time and would like to use the pool, there is a restroom next to Beaches and Creams where you can change into bathing suits. You just have to make sure that you have already been given your your Resort ID at the front desk.

While the quiet pool is open 24 hours/day, StormAlong Bay has seasonal hours. During my 12/96 trip, the hours were limited to 10am to 6pm; in 8/97 the hours were 9am to 10pm.


there a quiet pool?

Yes, on the side of the BC that is closer to Epcot is a courtyard with a Quiet Pool. The quiet pool has it's own supply of towels. There is no lifeguard at the Quiet Pool. The YC has a similar quiet pool. I stayed in a room facing the quiet pool (10/97) and was initially concerned with the noise level; however, it was pleasantly quiet.

What types of recreational options do I have?

Tennis Courts - two lit, hard surface courts are available complimentary to BC/YC guests. The courts are on the Beach Club side and are open from 7am to 10pm daily. Complimentary equipment rental for BC/YC guests are available at the StormAlong Bay Towel Window.

Ship Shape Health Club - is located between the Beach and Yacht Club resorts next to Lafferty Place Arcade and open from 6am to 9pm. Equipment includes Nautilus, Hammer Strength and aerobic machines as well as a spa, steam room, sauna and massage therapy. Massages by appointment only.

As of June 1, 2004, Beach Club resort guests (age 14 and older) can use the fitness center at no additional charge for the duration of their stay. A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under 17. In addition, Disney Vacation Club members will be allowed to use the fitness center at any Disney Vacation Club resort, as long as they are staying at a Walt Disney World resort. Guests of other Disney resorts may do so for $12 per day, based on availability. The purchase of a spa treatment includes use of the adjacent fitness center for the day of treatment.

Jogging - Jogging route maps are available from Guest Services or the Ship Shape Health Club.

Volleyball - a sand court is located on the Beach Club side of the complex. Equipment use is complimentary for BC/YC guests and may be obtained at the StormAlong Bay Towel Window.

Lafferty Place Arcade - is located next to the Beaches and Cream Soda Shop.

Bayside Marina - located in a small building to the right of the pier (facing the lake) services guests from both the Yacht Club and Beach Club daily from 11am to 5pm. To reserve cruises or fishing excursion call 1-407-WDW-PLAY.

For up-to-date prices on cruises and other water activities, visit our Illuminations Cruise page or our Boardwalk Area Entertainment page.


What is the gift shop like?

The Atlantic Wear and Wardrobe Emporium was redesigned in 2005 and is now called the Beach Club Marketplace. Here you will find BC logo-merchandise, swimwear and resort wear), books, sundries, suncare, candy, some snacks and same day film processing as well as a Gelato Bar and some prepackaged fresh food to go. The Yacht Club also has the Fittings and Fairings Clothes and Notions store located off its main lobby. If you still can't find what you are looking for; check the Swan and Dolphin and Boardwalk stores.


Can I watch IllumiNations or Fireworks from the BC?


You can sit on the Beach and see the high Fireworks from IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. With the addition of the bridge to the Boardwalk, there is another good viewing area for the IllumiNations Reflections of Earth Fireworks. You can also see the fireworks from the Disney-MGM Studios. Walk over the to Boardwalk and stand near the BWalk Fries vendor cart and you can see the fireworks from MK too!

Another option is to rent the Breathless or Pontoon Boat for an IllumiNations Cruise. This does cost $$$.

What type of child care options are available?


There are several child care options available. For up-to-date pricing and information visit our ChildCare FAQ.


My child will be celebrating a birthday while at the BC. Is there anything special that can be done?


Complete birthday party facilities, including cake, balloons and entertainment are available through the Sandcastle Club. You can even schedule a special Birthday Pontoon boat for IllumiNations (big bucks however). Call the Sandcastle Club or ask at Guest Services for details.


Is there someplace to get a haircut?


Yes, Periwig's is located next to Ship Shape Health Club between the Yacht and Beach Clubs. It is open Monday thru Saturday from 9-6 and Sundays from 10-6.


What other things might I want to know?


The BC is very large and winding inside. When you first get there, if your room is at one of the far ends... you'll feel like you're walking forever... It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with how to get around the hotel early in your stay. There is a single elevator near the quiet pool side of the resort; access may be easier for you to use that elevator than walking to the main bank located near the lobby.

Laundry facilities are available on the first floor by the quiet pool.

There is a USA Today paper machine at the Quiet Pool.

Ice machines are behind the main elevators on each floor and by the single elevator on the 1st and 4th floors. Soda machines are located near the quiet pool.

There is an ATM machine in the lobby.

The Pressed Quarter and Penny Machines are located on the walkway outside of Beaches and Cream and just outside the entrance to the Cape May Cafe.

While you can relax on the beach of Crescent Lake, you are not allowed to swim in it. I have heard conflicting reasons why, but on my last trip was told because it is a main waterway for vessels swimming is prohibited.

On the water side of the BC on the public walkway, you will find a portable espresso and frozen drink bar as well as tattoos and hair braiding booths.

One of the nice features about the BC is that you can get to all the restaurants from inside the hotel or under a nice covered walkway...so if the weather is bad you don't get wet on your way to dine. The restaurants also seem to be flexible for resort guests' last minute dining needs.

Ask about the Scavenger Hunt (Disney Trivia) at Guest Services.

If you can fit it into your schedule, do take the monorail Epcot - TTC loop so that you can see the sites...(especially at night, the lights are really pretty.)

The resort may offer storytellers on Tuesdays. Ask at Lobby Concierge when you check in.

Pay Phones are located: Off the main lobby near the restrooms, at the Quiet Pool, Between Cape May Cafe and Martha's Vineyard.


How do I get to the Beach Club?


Take I-4 to Exit 67. Follow signs to Epcot Resorts/Disney-MGM Studios. Turn right at the 5th traffic signal (Epcot Resorts Blvd) and Disney's Beach Club will be about 1 mile on the right. Due to construction at the WDW resort, directions may change. Be sure to follow road signs.

The Beach Club is located at 1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd. Lake Buena Vista, FLA 32830. Main number is 407-934-8000 and the Fax number is 407-934-3850.



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