Thursday, October 20, 2016

Top 5 Reasons to Set Anchor at Disney's Beach Club Resort

Ahoy mateys! Landlubbers and seafarers alike will get the admiral's treatment at Disney's Beach Club Resort, and I have five reasons you should drop anchor at this Disney Deluxe Resort.

Walt Disney World Resort

 Welcome to this month's Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are sharing our reviews of the deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World.

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.

1.   Stormalong Bay
Disney's Beach Club Resort and Disney's Yacht Club Resort
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)
-   lagoon
-   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!
Pool slide
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.
Disney Launch
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!

5.   Beauty

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!

For more Walt Disney World deluxe resort reviews, check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!

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  1. I still love this resort. AND it's SO CLOSE to Epcot. I don't mind a lack of in-resort dining options when you are a short walk away from a PLETHORA of dining experiences!

  2. The Beach Club is my family's favorite Deluxe resort on Disney property. I have 2 teenage boys so having an extra day bed in the room is a huge benefit. My husband and I love to sneak away for a late night drink at one of the wonderful spots in Epcot.

  3. A great resort and a resort that I recommend to my clients for many of the reasons that you mention in the post. Walking distance to two theme parks and numerous restaurants is a huge plus.

  4. Location is indeed awesome. And the pool is probably my favorite at Disney ever!

  5. This is one of the few resorts I have yet to explore. I need to make a point to head over there soon. It looks awesome!