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  • On Feb 11, 2009
    Lesa from MO 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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    Planning a trip to WDW in June. Want to have some down time at the pool. Debating between the Beach Club and Yacht Club. Trvling w/9yr girl, 6yr boy. Is one closer to Epcot? Which one is better for kids on dining?

    Hi Lesa,

    Well this should be an easy one as the Yacht and Beach Club are actually two resorts that sit next to each other. The two resorts share the same amazing pool, Stormalong Bay and are both within walking distance to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Technically Beach Club is closer to Epcot as it is the first resort you will come to when walking along the path from Epcot. You will need to pass the entire length of the Beach Club to arrive at the Yacht Club but it is just a few minutes further from Epcot. There is a boat dock that will provide transportation to both Hollywood Studios and Epcot if you do not want to walk, and the dock is closer to the Yacht Club.

    Dining locations are again easily accessible no matter which location you stay at. The Beach Club offers Cape May Cafe which is a character dining breakfast in the mornings and an all you can eat clam bake buffet in the evenings. Beaches & Cream is an old fashioned ice cream shop, serving a small selection of sandwiches, directly across from the pool. You will need to go outside and walk to Beaches & Cream from either hotel. Yacht Club is home to the Yachtsman Steakhouse and the Captains Grille. The dining information is listed together for these two resorts since they sit together.

    Personally we prefer the Beach Club over the Yacht Club, but only because it seems to be a little more relaxed and home to more families with kids like our rowdy group.We also love that the Beach Club is a slightly shorter walk to the neighboring Boardwalk resort, which we love to visit in the evenings for all its activites and free entertainment. Either choice, you can't go wrong and I am confident you will love both!
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Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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