Prepare to set a course for old-fashioned New England-esque luxury without a bit of fussiness. 2016 brought a major refurbishment to this nautical favorite, so expect all will be ship shape for your future visits. Here’s a Disney’s Beach Club Resort Club Level review for your high sailing!
Disney’s Beach Club Resort Club Level Review
1. Stormalong Bay
|Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort pool views|
Three-acres of water park fun await you right outside your “stateroom” door. If you are considering paying for Disney Water Park admission, you might want to reconsider; Stormalong Bay provides many of the features of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park without any of the additional cost! Encompassing areas at both Disney’s Beach Club Resort AND neighboring Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, expect plenty of fully-themed nautical fun offered exclusively to Guests of these two resorts:
– Life-sized shipwreck slide (150-feet of splash for brave me hearties; a kiddie slide is located within the ship.)
– Lazy river (Inner tubes available for rent)
– Pools (Including zero-entry sandy-bottom options)
– three whirlpool spas
Eat poolside at Hurricane Hanna’s Grill or nearby Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, and you never have to get out of your flip flops!
|Better than walking the plank!|
2. Location, Location, Location
Even the saltiest of beachcombers will eventually want to leave the surf. Your quarters will be in walking distance to Epcot (International Gateway entrance), Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, and Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels. Stretch those pirate legs all! Need some R & R before (certainly after) hitting the parks? Take a boat to Epcot and or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You’ll feel so relaxed, you may want to remain adrift.
|Some of your choices mate: Boat or International Gateway Walkway.|
As with most spots in Walt Disney World Resort, complimentary bus service to Disney Theme and Water Parks, as well as to Disney Springs is also available.
3. Club Level Luxury
Wow, just wow. A berth in the Club Level area of Disney’s Beach Club Resort comes with the added perk of included-in-the-price food and drink. Breakfast, snacks, hors d’oeuvres with wine, desserts and cordials, are complimentary and scheduled throughout the day. If you plan to feed a hungry crew, you could indeed get your money’s worth here.
Add in the benefits of concierge check-in and reservation assistance and turn-down service (with chocolates) and luxurious bathrobes hanging in your closet, this upgraded Pixie Dust seemed worth it to me!
4. Dining Choices
I know what you’re thinking. Other Disney resort hotels have far more in-house dining options. Disney’s Beach Club Resort dining selections include:
– Cape May Cafe (Character Dining)
– Beaches & Cream Soda Shop (Casual Dining)
– Hurricane Hanna’s Grill (Poolside Quick-Service Dining)
– Beach Club Marketplace (Quick-Service Dining)
– Martha’s Vineyard (Lounge)
However, if you factor in the multitude of restaurants within walking distance, your choices are close to limitless. From Yachtsman Steakhouse (Disney’s Yacht Club), to Il Mulino (Walt Disney World Swan Hotel), to ESPN Club (Disney’s Boardwalk), to the myriad of dining spots located in World Showcase alone, chow will not be a concern here!
Soak up the beauty of the 25-acre Crescent Lake (which I personally watched them dredging while staying here in 1995.) It really is hard to imagine that this is a man-made body of water. As with all of Disney properties, each square inch that surrounds you is authentic and themed to enhance the mood and charm. How ’bout that lighthouse??
What an idyllic spot to run aground. Navigate your family to Disney’s Beach Club Resort during your next Walt Disney World Resort excursion. I’ll save you a beach chair!