Yacht and Beach Club Resorts – The Lesser Known Things

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The Yacht & Beach Club Resorts are most known for their shared pool, Stormalong Bay, Cape May Cafe character meals, and their close proximity to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.  But have you heard of or experienced any of these lesser-known treasures?

Camp Fire Sing-a-long and Marshmallow Roast.  This occurs nightly on the beach in front of Stormalong Bay.  Sticks and marshmallows are provided, but if you want to make ‘smores’, graham crackers and chocolate can be purchased in the Beach Club Marketplace.  For the month of June the campfire begins at 7:30 PM.

Movies Under the Stars.  Following the Camp Fire Sing-a-long is a Disney movie outdoors (movies begin at 9PM during the month of June).  Movies for the month of June (2012) are:

Sunday: Finding Nemo (G)
Monday: Fight of the Navigator (PG)
Tuesday: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (PG)
Wednesday: Lady and the Tramp (G)
Thursday: Sky High (PG)
Friday: The Muppets (2011 – PG)
Saturday: Cars 2 (G)

Times for these activities vary each month.  You can pick up a Recreations Activity Guide at the front desk of either resort which will inform you of when each activity will begin.

Pool Side Activities.  Also listed on the Recreations Activity Guide are the hourly pool-side activities going on each day.  Bingo, Disney Trivia, Noodle Races, Wacky Bowling, Karaoke, Water Balloon Toss and Freeze Dance are just a few of the many games held daily at Stormalong Bay.

Solarium.  Need a quiet place to relax?  Just around the corner from the Beach Club Marketplace is the Solarium.  A large room with many windows, tables & chairs, 1 tv, and it’s often always empty.  It’s a nice place for a quiet read or to sip some coffee.

Marina.  Located on the Yacht Club side of the resort is the Marina.  Boat rentals, guided Fishing excursions, and Illuminations Cruises are available for hire.  The Albatros Treasure Cruise is a fun treasure hunt available for kids ages 4 – 12.

Beaches and Cream.  This dining treasure is a classic ice cream parlor serving burgers, ice cream and more.  While they do accept the dining plan, they do NOT take Advanced Dining Reservations.  To be seated with little wait, it’s best to visit B&C during off hours.  Beaches and Cream also offers a side entrance for those wanting to grab a quick ice cream treat and go!

Next time you stay at Disney’s Yacht or Beach Club, be sure to check out some of the many of these hidden treasures that are offered!

Terri has stayed at both the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and still can’t decide which one to recommend; you won’t be disappointed with either!  In addition to writing for Chip & Co., Terri also writes for her own blog Walt Disney World Hints.  You can also follow WDW Hints on Facebook.

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3 thoughts on “Yacht and Beach Club Resorts – The Lesser Known Things

  1. We’ve had dinner at the Boardwalk area and walked by the Yacht and Beach Club but have never stayed there. I’ve heard of Beaches and Cream. Is that where you can order the Kitchen Sink dessert? I’ve added it to the list of places to go for our next WDW visit. Thanks!

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