Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Location: Walt Disney World, Florida

The Disney Beach Club Resort in Florida is a New England-style Disney Deluxe Resort. Shaded by broad oak trees, this resort features a 25-acre Crescent Lake waterfront. Here, there are 576 guest rooms that look out onto the surf-and-sand sanctuary, which has panoramic views of the resort grounds, gardens, and lake which is adjacent to Disney’s Epcot theme park.

If you are a guest flying into Orlando, you can choose to arrive at the resort in style as you hop aboard the Magical Express. This complimentary ride will transport you and your baggage to the resort. After refreshing yourself from the long trip, the resort’s location offers quick and easy access to many of the biggest attractions of Walt Disney World. It is only a very short walk to catch a boat which will ferry you to Disney Hollywood Studios. If Epcot is calling your name then take a short walk to the back entrance of Epcot which is only a few hundred yards away. From Epcot you can take a monorail to the Magic Kingdom monorail. If you are eager to go to Animal Kingdom or Magic Kingdom without the walk, then you can take a complimentary shuttle that is available 1 hour before the Disney Theme Parks opens, and is available up to 3 hours after closing time. There are also buses operating until 3 am to and from the downtown Disney area.

If you want to get away from the crowds, then you can head back straight the resort. However, the fun does not stop there! One of the key features of the Disney Beach Club Resort is its white sandy beaches and large water slide complex which is situated adjacent to the lake called Stormalong Bay which is almost universally considered the best pool at any Disney resort. In fact, you can spend your whole afternoon here if you love the rush of wooshing down the slides. Later at night, you can view Epcot’s famous laser and fireworks show called Illuminations from the beach, or from the bridge to the Boardwalk. This superb vantage point is just as good as you would experience in the main Epcot area – except without the crowds!

Are you bringing along your children, and would absolutely love to have a day or night on the town without the kids to rekindle the romance? If so, there is a Sandcastle Club for children aged 4 to 12 years old. This supervised activity center is sort of like a child care center, as parents can go on a date without their children in tow. There is also a private company where trained helpers can spend time with your family minding the children or being their baby sitter called Kid’s Nite Out. Alternatively, for some other family fun with the kids, you an visit the 24-hour high-tech games room or visit the Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf center which is within walking distance from the resort.

There is also a health club facility for those who love to keep in shape. The Ship Shape Health Club offers saunas, steam rooms, and massage therapy. The resort also has some quiet pools and spas. Business facilities are also available at the Yacht and Beach Club Convention Center, which is able to support meetings, functions, and a business center equipped with a photocopier, fax machine, mail, and computer services. Internet access is available here for a fee.

Food here at the resort is delicious. At the Yachtsman Steakhouse, you can watch the Chefs prepare your meal of chicken, lamb, or steaks from the open kitchen. For casual dining, head over to Beaches and Cream Soda Shop which services All-American food and amazing ice cream. Alternatively, Cape May Cafe has a ‘clambake’ theme and also hosts the very popular Character Breakfast where Goofy and other famous mystery Disney characters will visit. Bookings are required for the Character Breakfast, as this is one of the best places for both adults and kids to take photos with their favorite characters.

And finally, every New England styled resort should have a boardwalk and of course Disney delivers. Just a short walk around Crescent Lake is Disney’s Boardwalk Inn which boasts a real boardwalk including many shops and restaurants as well as carnival styled games and performance artists. The boardwalk is truly an attraction that should not be missed.

Of the Disney Beach resort options the Disney Beach Club Resort offers the least in terms of a beach since the water is really a lake and you are not allowed to swim. But might offer the most in terms of Disney since it has a fantastic location which provides easy access to the theme parks and other attractions in the Walt Disney World Resort complex. For more information we encourage you to visit the Official Disney Beach Club Resort page or for reservations call Disney directly at (407) 939-7429.