Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 1, 2013
    Kimberly from NJ 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.

    Howdy, Moms Panelists! We're planning a trip to WDW in May. We love Epcot and would like to stay in close proximity (walking distance) to this theme park. What are the pros/cons of staying at the Beach Club vs the Yacht Club? We have a 7-year-old daughter.

    Hi Kimberly!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

    Both resorts are fabulous and they are actually connected together, making it easy to use the services and amenities of both.  In fact, they both share Stormalong Bay, the best swimming pool at a Walt Disney World Resort.  It is fantastic!  They also share a boat dock where you can catch a boat to Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    I don't think there's a huge difference between the two.  I personally prefer the Beach Club because I like it's theming better (it's more laid back in my opinion) and it's about 5 minutes closer to Epcot when walking.  However, I have stayed in both and I usually let price dictate; most of the time that had led me to the Beach Club.

    Good luck with your decision.  You really can't go wrong with either resort.  I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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