Girls at Disney's Yacht Club
  • On May 6, 2022
    Rebecca from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Staying at Yacht Club in a Garden/Woods view room. Do you know if the first floor rooms can lock/unlock from outside the patio door. Thinking this would be very convenient, but not if we still have to go in and out of the interior hallway.

    Hi there, Rebecca! Welcome to planDisney. I'm delighted to see you here!

    How amazing is it that you're staying at Disney's Yacht Club Resort? This is one of my absolute favorite Disney Resorts Collection hotels on property! I love how convenient it is that you can walk to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios at any given moment, but you also have the option to use the Resort busses, the Friendship Boats, and the Disney Skyliner. In addition to this, the dining options are just exquisite. If you're feeling fancy, I would suggest that you make dinner reservations at Yachtsman Steakhouse! You can thank me later... ha!

    Rebecca, even though it would be pretty cool to access your hotel room through the patio doors, it's not possible to do so at this time. All Disney hotel rooms can be unlocked from the main door by tapping your card, MagicBand, or smartphone to the grey box by the handle, but that magical technology wasn't added to the patio or balcony doors. This essentially means that you will need to walk through the interior hallway in order for you to unlock your room. 

    If you'd like to request a room that's closer to the lobby or your Resort's elevators, however, you can always do that when you check in through the My Disney Experience mobile app prior to your arrival! I've found that my requests have almost always been granted, but please keep in mind that you might have to wait just a little bit longer for your room to be ready if you do decide to take this route.

    I hope that my answer has helped clarify things for you, my friend! Please don't hesitate to come back and ask me any and all questions you might have about planning your upcoming Disney vacation. Until then,

    Have a magical day!

    Ana Paula
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Meet the Panelist: Ana Paula, Mexico

¡Hola from Mexico City! I love to sing, hang out with my dogs, listen to Disney music, read, and watch Frozen on repeat. I am also an English teacher, and I love surprising my students with pixie dusted lessons and warm hugs whenever I can! I am thrilled and excited to share my knowledge about EPCOT and the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort–in English and Spanish–with you. ChEARS! Learn More About Ana Paula

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