Family on dock at Yacht and Beach Club; Mickey and Minnie Plush
  • On Feb 17, 2024
    Karen from West Yorkshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I’m staying at the DVC villas at the Beach Club for the first time this year. Do I check in at the Beach Club lobby or is there a separate one for the villas? Thanks

    Welcome Home, Karen! Thank you so much for visiting us again at planDisney with another excellent vacation planning question. You've got a friend in me, and I am delighted to help add a bit of extra pixie dust to what I'm sure will be a most magical vacation!

    Disney's Beach Club Villas is one of my favorite places to stay in all of Walt Disney World Resort. The Disney Vacation Club building is separate from the hotel--it's just a short walk between the two properties, which makes it easy to grab a snack from the Beach Club Marketplace or head to the legendary Stormalong Bay complex for a fun pool day!

    Karen, if you want to see a Cast Member to complete your check-in, you will visit the Front Desk in the main Beach Club building. As a bonus, you'll get to enjoy the intoxicating fragrance that greets you when you enter the lobby. I love it so much that I bought a similarly-scented candle so that I could enjoy the aroma at home!

    However, I personally recommend completing Online Check-In, which can be accomplished via the My Disney Experience app. You can enter your expected arrival time, make room requests, and like magic, you're all set! You will receive a text message when your room is ready that lists the exact location. When you arrive at the Beach Club, simply head directly to your room and you can use your phone to unlock the door--another cool feature that you can access in the My Disney Experience app. On our most recent Walt Disney World vacation, our evening flight was delayed and we didn't get to our resort until close to midnight. I was grateful to be able to bypass the front desk and go straight to bed!

    The Beach Club's location is convenient for so many great things, Karen! You're just a hop, skip, and jump from the International Gateway entrance to EPCOT, and about a 15-minute walk from Disney's Hollywood Studios. You can also walk to Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf--our family makes sure to enjoy a round or two anytime we visit Walt Disney World!

    I hope this information is just what you need for your planning purposes, Karen! We appreciate you reaching out to our planDisney family and please don't hesitate to contact us again if we can help with any other questions. 

    Stay Magical!
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, Michigan

Hi there! I'm Susan, a pixie-dusted pediatric nurse and Disney Vacation Club specialist. I'm married to my own Mr. Incredible and we have two fantastic teenage daughters. Our family has been making Disney memories for four generations, and I'm so excited to help you plan your own magical adventures as part of the planDisney panel. Welcome home! Learn More About Susan

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