Every year we like to do a different March Madness style bracket challenge, with a Disney twist. This year, we’ve chosen to pit several different Walt Disney World resort hotels against each other to see which one will come out the big winner! You may be surprised who we choose!
Here at Dole Whipped, we love sharing our Disney experiences with our listeners. This week we have a trip report for you from Shannon, who experienced Disney during the holiday season! We talk about all the holiday magic and festivities you can find at Walt Disney World this time of year!
We continue our In Depth series with two sister Epcot area resorts, Yacht Club and Beach Club. Situated just outside Epcot’s International Gateway, these resorts are convenient and beautiful. Listen to find out what kinds of activities, dining, and amenities you can find at both these amazing resorts!
Join us this week as Jillian fills is in on all the amazing things she did, saw, and ate on her most recent vacation to Walt Disney World! With her group of 14, they ran into some challenges, but ultimately had a magical time! Find out where they ate, what new experiences they had (there was a tour!), and how they ended up with an adults’ night out!
You may have heard us talk about staying at Disney’s Yacht Club for our Dole Whippies weekend, so we’re here to show you some pictures and let you know what we thought!
Yacht Club is one of Disney’s deluxe resorts styled after a New England (what else?) yacht club. Standard rooms at the Yacht Club sleep 5 adults and consist of 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed or 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed.
Our room consisted of 2 queens and a daybed. And as someone who slept on the daybed I can say… not bad! I was just as comfy and slept as well in this bed as I would have in the queen. Our view was of the quiet pool at the Yacht Club, but I have to mention one of the most appealing amenities at this resort: Stormalong Bay. This sandy bottom pool is shared by the Beach and Yacht Club. It consists of 3 acres of pool fun where you can float down a lazy river or slide down the 230-foot-long water slide located on top of a life-sized ship wreck. This pool is reason alone to stay at the Yacht Club!
Even the bathroom at Yacht Club is ornate, and has one of my favorite “extras” at the deluxe resorts. More toiletries!
Another one of the major benefits to staying at the Yacht Club is location. There are 2 other resorts in this are: Boardwalk Inn and Beach Club. This means you have quick and easy access to shopping and restaurants at these locations. In addition is the BoardWalk area entertainment complex featuring more shopping and dining plus unique Jersey-shore style live entertainment and carnival games. All just a few minutes walk from the Yacht Club! Not only that, but just a few minutes further than the BoardWalk is the International Gateway entrance right into Epcot.
Overall, Yacht Club is a fantastic resort, and absolutely worth a visit. Have you stayed here? What did you think?
Last episode we covered the planning of a girls trip and this week we have a trip report! Jamie, Tara, and Shannon made the girls trip happen and they’ve come back to let you all know about the fun and informative things they did. There’s even a segment on recon over at the Dark Side, aka Universal. Don’t miss it!
And we are back…after a short break to enjoy a longer trip to Walt Disney World and first hand try out some club level lounges and experiences I will tell you this my friend. Once you do it in person, you never want to go out of club level again. I am going to go in-depth and details about my personal experience in the next few weeks so stay tuned.
But next on our trip around Club Level is the Yacht Club, located on the backside of Epcot in a wonderful location right on the boardwalk. The Club Level lounge at the Yacht Club is located on the 5th floor and named the Regatta Club. There are approximately 70 club level rooms and a few more suites that are club level as well.
So, let’s get to the important part – the food and drinks! The Regatta Club will not disappoint so save room to get the most of your club level experience or skip a few ADRs (cancel within 24 hours!) to get your money’s worth. Are items like braised beef, Raspberry and Brie En Croute, and chicken skewers with yogurt dipping sauce sounding heavenly about now? Go for it These are a small sampling of what is available as hot appetizers at the Yacht Club Concierge Lounge.
Or skip the evening shows and have a dessert and cognac in the evening relaxing and chatting with your fellow concierge guests. Though it would be hard to skip some of the amazing offerings at EPCOT for meals and snacks it can be done and made easier if you are grazing through the Regatta Club,
Along, with the Regatta Club the concierge level guests receive the same extra care as the other resorts. Preferred check-in and turn down service and a few little extras that make your stay even more magical.
We continue our overview of all the Deluxe Walt Disney World resorts this week! We cover, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Contemporary, and Polynesian! Find out which are our favorites while learning more about these amazing resorts!
Join us this week as we discuss all your dining options in the Epcot Resort area! This includes everything within BoardWalk Inn, Beach Club, and Yacht Club! We also have ex-Cast Member Chris back on the show with us! If you’re thinking of staying in the Epcot area, you don’t want to miss this show!