• On Feb 10, 2021
    Melissa from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We arrive at Beach Club Villas May 1 and were very excited for our first visit to Stormalong Bay. I see that the slide is closing for refurbishment, this spring. Can you share how long it's expected to be closed and if it may open by May 1? Thanks!

    Welcome back to planDisney, Melissa! I always love chatting with a fellow resident of the Keystone state about the Most Magical Place on Earth.

    Melissa, with warm summer-like days and the Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, May is a great time to be at the Walt Disney World Resort! If you're planning park time at EPCOT or at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Beach Club Villas is the perfect place to call "home" during your stay. If you like, you can take a leisurely stroll into both parks from your resort! 

    Now, Melissa, let's talk about the famous Stormalong Bay. With a lazy river and three whirlpool spas, this isn't merely a pool, but a water wonderland for the whole family! You are correct that beginning this month, the waterslide will be undergoing a refurbishment. I spoke to a Cast Member at Disney Vacation Club Member Services and as work is just beginning, they were not able to give me a completion date. While I was hoping to have a more definitive answer for you, I will encourage you to keep checking back closer to your vacation. And, keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog as you'll often see Tinker Bell sprinkling pixie dust over announcements there. 

    Melissa, I hope you'll come back and see us here at planDisney with this question again closer to your trip OR any other questions you might have. I'll be wishing on a star for you that the waterslide at Stormalong Bay is open and looking better than ever before your arrival. As you continue to think about your upcoming trip, make sure to check out all of the food options at your resort. After a long day splashing and sunbathing, sometimes ice cream as dinner is sweeter than the cherry on top of a sundae. If you're in agreement, head over to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop where you literally can eat everything in the kitchen sink

    Thanks again for stopping by planDisney. As Mickey would say... we'll "see ya real soon!"


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Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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