Lou Mongello / Friday, September 21st, 2007
- When the Yacht & Beach Club Resorts opened on November 5 and November 19, 1990 respectively, some of the “backstage” areas of World Showcase could be seen from some of the upper guest room floors. Specifically, the back of the buildings in the France pavilion were in plain sight. So Disney Imagineers, in keeping with the idea that anything in guests’ view was “onstage” and should be themed appropriately, created faÃ§ades on the back of the buildings so everything would look “just right” to the Yacht and Beach Club guests.
- Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts made a big splash by receiving the 2004 Disney Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Walt Disney WorldÂ® Resort Pool!
- The Legend of Stormalong Bay -Â sailor named Stormalong ran his ship aground after being caught in a fierce storm, creating what is now Stormalong Bay. Today, the remains of the great vessel contain a water slide encompassed by the ship’s mast which extends 150 feet into the air.