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Secrets of WDW Discuss Favorite Disney Resort in the Trivia and Games Forums forums; There are only six Disney Hotels that I HAVEN'T stayed at, and they include the Grand Floridan, Fort Wilderness, Saratoga Springs, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Yacht & Beach, and Pop Century. ...
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    There are only six Disney Hotels that I HAVEN'T stayed at, and they include the Grand Floridan, Fort Wilderness, Saratoga Springs, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Yacht & Beach, and Pop Century. My three all-time favorites are the Contemporary (we stayed for free on the 11th floor overlooking MK because my dad had a business conference and we just tagged along), Boardwalk (DVC membership at this resort, plus the nightlife and closeness to EPCOT and Studios), and the Wilderness Lodge (love the atmosphere, especially during Christmas!).

    The Boardwalk is nice for people who like to walk to things and enjoy having plenty of options at their back door. The back entrance to EPCOT takes you right to the French Bakery, which is one of my favorite places to walk to, or you can take out Chinese or Mexican from the Pavillions and take it back to your room (and if you have a villa you can save it in the fridge for later). Y&B are only a 10 minute walk around the lagoon, and there's a whole mess of stuff to do over there. You can see fireworks from Studios and EPCOT from the Boardwalk, and at night the Boardwalk itself has all kinds of stuff going on. Let's not forget the Swan and Dolphin are just a boat ride or walk away too. The first time I stayed there was in 1997, right after it opened, for Superbowl weekend. The Boardwalk was one giant Superbowl party, it was a blast!


    The Wilderness Lodge is another one of my favorites because it's right in the MK area, but not as expensive as the ones on the monorail. Fort Wilderness is just a boat ride away, as is the Contemporary and MK. The pool and the gyser are great, and during Christmas and Easter there are always fun things to do (the Christmas tree in the main lobby is amazing!). I also love the Roaring Fork and the Whispering Canyon Cafe, but I don't recommend WCC to those who can't take a joke or are insecure with themselves haha. Oh, and don't ask for ketchup!

    The Contemporary is on my list for obvious reasons. First, its a Disney Classic. Secondly, you can't beat the views of MK or the lagoon. Thirdly, the 4th floor concourse. I love the dining options and the shops and the monorail and breezes by your head; and if your looking for a good drink, have a Sunken Treasure at the Outer Rim, they are incredible!
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    I was surprised to hear your comments, which leads me to believe that the Yacht Club must be getting a bad rap. I didn't know. I have heard that most people seem to like the Beach Club over the Yacht Club, but I got the feeling that had to do with one seeming more formal then the other. I've planned on staying at the Beach Club twice, but for some reason, both times our plans changed. I'm going to try again this summer.

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    hmmmm....my family holds their DVC at the Boardwalk, and we were debating on trying the Beach Club Villas this year when we go the first week in July, just for something a little different. Does anyone think this is a bad idea?
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    I've only heard good things about the Beach Club. I think it's a great plan.

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    We've stayed at the Beach Club numerous times and love it.
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    Ok, good to know, thanks!
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    Been to every Deluxe Resort, been to every Value Resort...

    favorite? doesn't get any better than the Polynesian...aloha

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    Ok, now may I ask what may be a silly question????



    What is the major difference between the Yacht Club and the Beach Club!? Atmosphere, guests, activities, etc? I was always under the impression that they were pretty much the same.
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    i've never stayed there but from what i'm told the yacht club is a little more formal than the beach club, can anyone confirm this?

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    I see them referred to together in the planning guide. "Disney's Yacht and Beach Club." So they may be located together. Maybe there are "class" levels there between the two.
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    I know they are located together, thats why I find it weird that in some places they are reffered to seperately. Which is it? Are they one big hotel or are they seperate!?
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    They are two separate hotels. Much like Port Orleans is now.
    Yacht and Beach have separate check-in areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cskiff7895 View Post
    i've never stayed there but from what i'm told the yacht club is a little more formal than the beach club, can anyone confirm this?
    It is a little more formal in decor, with more dark woods and paneling, nautical flags,etc. fitting a yacht club. Beach Club is lighter and a little more laid back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydame2004 View Post
    It is a little more formal in decor, with more dark woods and paneling, nautical flags,etc. fitting a yacht club. Beach Club is lighter and a little more laid back.

    Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel did some specials on it: Video Player - TravelChannel.com
    thats what i thought, thanks!

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    Ok, thanks everyone!
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