5 Reasons the Yacht Club is Great for Grownups

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Walt Disney World is associated most commonly with family vacations, and that means kids – and lots of them! So what about all those grownups who are looking for a Disney trip with no kiddos in tow?

While you’ll find children just about everywhere at WDW, that doesn’t mean that guests from honeymooners to grandparents-in-waiting can’t enjoy a more mature side to the magic. If you’re searching for a quiet reprieve, look no further than Disney’s Yacht Club Resort for your grownup getaway!

Here are 5 reasons we think this deluxe resort is great for grownups!

Watching the sunset over Disney's Yacht Club Resort never gets old! Photo by Danny McBride

Watching the sunset over Disney’s Yacht Club Resort never gets old! Photo by Danny McBride

5: Signature Steaks

All of WDW’s deluxe resorts have fantastic restaurants, and the signature dining option at the Yacht Club is no exception. At the Yachtsman Steakhouse, you can expect a menu full of well-aged steaks and classic sides, gorgeous desserts, and even seasonal salad offerings with veggies grown next store at Epcot’s The Land pavilion! If a romantic dinner is on your must-do list, this is a great choice!

Nautical details abound at the Yacht Club. Photo by Laurie Sapp.

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is just a few short steps away – making for a nice and romantic walk for you and your loved one to take from the Yacht Club. Photo by Laurie Sapp. 

4: Get in Ship Shape

One thing that makes Disney’s Yacht Club Resort perfect for an adults-only vacation is their excellent facilities at the Ship Shape Health Club. Here, you can work up a sweat with cardio and weight lighting equipment, get dolled up at the salon, or indulge at the spa with a massage or perhaps a rejuvenating citrus facial!

3: Quiet Pools

The Yacht Club and its sister resort the Beach Club are often sought out for their fantastic shared pool complex – Stormalong Bay. That’s good news for grownups looking for a tranquil dip because while all the festivities are happening at the main pool, the smaller leisure pools scattered around the property are pretty quiet so you can sunbathe or cool off in the pool without a lot of commotion about.

A magical sunrise over Crescent Lake. Photo by Matthew Cooper.

A magical sunrise over Crescent Lake. Photo by Matthew Cooper.

2: Proximity to the Parks

With a prime location, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is close enough to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios that you can take a very enjoyable stroll to either park (don’t worry – the Friendship Boats can take you to your destination too). The location is particularly useful during special events like the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival or the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival which are popular with adults.

Distinguished decor abounds at the Yacht Club. Photo by Cliff Wang.

Distinguished decor abounds at the Yacht Club. Photo by Cliff Wang.

1: Lively Lakeside

Situation on Crescent Lake, not only is a stay at the Yacht Club guaranteed to provide stunning views, but guest can enjoy other aspects of lakeside living. The marina is active all day long with small SeaRaycers and larger leisure boats which can be rented by the hour. Plus Disney’s BoardWalk is a hop, skip, and a jump around the promenade so you can enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment options day and night – including the only two remaining nightclubs on WDW property after the closing of Pleasure Island.

To read more about Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, see this month’s issue of WDW Magazine, where it’s featured as the Best of WDW Hotel!

What are your favorite tips for grownups at WDW?

About the Author

Stephanie Shuster

Stephanie Shuster is the Editor-In-Chief and a columnist for WDW Magazine. She is a life-long Disney devotee, living in Hamilton, Canada and dreaming of WDW every day.

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