• On Sep 9, 2016
    Karen from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Coming March 30th 2017 for 10 nights with my son and his wife and their 7 year old daughter. which would you choose between the Beach club and the Yacht club? I know they share the pool area but does one have more advantages over the other?

    Hi, Karen!
    It sounds like you are planning one heck of an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!

    I have spent a lot of time at Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney's Beach Club Resort and I personally love the Beach Club a little more. First, I like it because the environment is a little less formal. It also has a Quick Service food area, but the only Table Service restaurant is a buffet-style restaurant. Since I love hopping over to Epcot to grab a snack or a drink, the best benefit of the Beach Club is how easy it is to walk over to the park. There's an entrance that takes you to a spot that is between England and France. It's perfect placement to eat as much as you can along the World Showcase.

    If you stay at the Yacht Club, the walk to Epcot remains super easy, it just takes a little more time. But it is closer to Disney's Hollywood Studios! I've found you can often walk there faster than the time it takes to ride on one of the water taxis. (But if you're tired, the water taxi is great!) It's also a little faster to walk to the delicious food and shopping on the BoardWalk when you stay at the Yacht Club. 

    I love all three of the resorts near Epcot because they are so convenient. I love the flexibility to walk or use transportation when it comes to visiting two out of the four Disney parks. Plus, I highly recommend waking up and going outside to the lake for at least one early morning sunrise. It's always gorgeous.

    I hope that helps you with your planning! Let me know if I can help you with any other questions before you arrive!


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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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