Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Sep 19, 2015
    Angi from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Moms! Planning our end of July 2016 trip for our son's 7th birthday. Looking for pros/cons to staying at either Beach Club or Yacht Club. Thanks!

    Hi Angi,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! In my opinion, you can't go wrong with either one of these Resort Hotels. Disney's Beach Club Resort and Disney's Yacht Club Resort are two of my favorite places to stay when vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort and here's why: 

    • From either Resort Hotel, you can easily walk to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios or take a Water Taxi if you prefer. You can also catch the Monorail to Magic Kingdom Park from Epcot, giving you access to 3 Theme Parks without needing to use Disney Bus Transportation. 

    • Their location is perfect for quick trips back to the Resort Hotel for a rest or pool break at Stormalong  Bay. (which you'll need since you are visiting in July) The Resorts share access to Stormalong  Bay. Your son will love the splashing away in the sand-bottomed pool, lounging in the lazy river, exploring a replica of a shipwreck, and swooshing down the 230 ft. long waterslide. 

    • Disney's BoardWalk is just a short walk away from both Resort Hotels and has some fabulous Restaurants as well as fun street performers in the evening. 

    • You can start your day with a Character Dining Experience at Cape May Cafe. You'll get to meet classic Disney Characters while enjoying a delicious "All-You-Care-To-Enjoy" breakfast buffet. It's one of my family's favorite places to dine before heading out for a day in the Theme Parks! Cape May Cafe is located at Disney's Beach Club Resort, but it's only a hop, skip, & a jump away from Disney's Yacht Club Resort.

    All you have to do is decide whether you prefer a Nautical theme or a Beach theme! I hope your son enjoys his Birthday celebration!

    Magical Wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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