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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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With summer just around the corner and the temperatures climbing steadily, we are thinking of ways to cool off! Fortunately, Walt Disney World is home to some awesome pools to offer some relief from the heat.
1. Stormalong Bay-This pool, at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, is like a mini-water park! The pool is gigantic with a sand-bottom which is a big hit with guests. There is also a lazy river and a waterslide resembling a fallen ship’s mast! Obviously, this pool is on a whole other level and is definitely the best pool at WDW.
2.Nanea Volacano Pool-The Polynesian’s pool is a big favorite. Here you swim in the shadow of an erupting volcano which also serves as a slide! This pool also features a beach entry, which means you can walk right into the pool, along with a waterfall as well. There’s also a children’s water jet play area nearby for more fun. If that all wasn’t cool enough, head to the pool at night to see Wishes over the Magic Kingdom and the Electrical Water Pageant from your pool.
3. Uzima Pool-Animal Kingdom Lodge’s main pool is 11,000 square feet! Uzima Pool also features a beach entry, as well as a water slide and nearby hot tubs for guests who either want to cool off or relax. Sometimes you can even see animals from the pool! This is a beautiful pool for a beautiful resort and popular with many guests.
4. Luna Park Pool-This pool at the Boardwalk Inn has a carnival, circus theme with an awesome slide called the Keister Coaster. This is a great pool for kids; but adults are also known to enjoy it too! Many guests say that this pool is one of the best things about the Boardwalk Inn so be sure to consider it on your next trip.
5. Bowling Pin Pool-Located at Pop Century, this underrated pool at a value resort may seem like an odd choice. However, as many guests are budget conscious, value resorts are popular resort destinations with some really great pools. Pop Century’s bowling pin pool is literally shaped like a bowling pin, a feature which both adults and kids find to be really cool! The scenery is also great with a giant jukebox towering at one end of the pool. The bowling pin pool is also very clean and often less crowded than the 60′s Hippy Dippy Pool which everyone seems to flock to.
Now it’s your turn to tell us what your favorite pool at WDW is. Did yours make our list?
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Walt Disney World is a busy place during the holidays. That’s probably an understatement; it’s an amazingly busy place.
Picture this…there are 12,213 parking spots in the Magic Kingdom parking lot. If you don’t arrive to claim your parking spot by about 10 a.m. on Christmas morning, you’ll be out of luck, because that’s about the time the parking lot fills up. If you’re a Disney night-owl like me, and you can’t catch that 7 a.m. wake up call, where to go now?
Head on over to Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The Beach Club models the architecture of 20th century mid-Atlantic resorts, showcasing pastel colors, intricate woodwork, and a relaxing beachy charm. If you decide you just need to ride some roller coasters, you are within walking distance of both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Beach Club Resort is the creation of architect Robert A. M. Stern, the master also responsible for designing the Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, Disney’s Newport Bay Resort, and the Cheyenne Resort in Disneyland Paris.
A must-see Disney holiday decoration is front and center in the lobby of the Beach Club. Here you will find an amazing gingerbread carousel, featuring ponies made of yummy chocolate and fondant, giant candy canes, and hand-painted portraits of Disney Characters. It’s a culinary-artwork sight to behold.
Now make your way down the resort stairs to the Disney BoardWalk entertainment district and out to Crescent Lake. You can walk the entire circumference of the lake at a leisurely pace in about 20 minutes. One memorable stopping point is a small lighthouse at the end of a narrow causeway overlooking the Beach Club itself. But be warned, because if you stop at some of the merchandise stores or restaurants, this sight-seeing walk could take a bit more time. There’s also classic midway games, occasional street performers, dancing at the Atlantic Dance Hall, or you can enjoy a “dueling pianos” show at Jellyroll’s.
The Magic Kingdom is still pretty busy. You have plenty of time for another lap around the lake.
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For a limited time, guests booking new resort stays at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can save up to 30% at select resorts. In case you’ve never stayed at a Disney resort before, doing so offers complimentary transportation all over Walt Disney World Resort property and much more
To get this offer, you must book by Jan. 22, 2012, for vacations taking place between Feb. 21-March 31, 2012. Guests who wish to stay between the dates of April 13-June 14, 2012, must book by Feb. 28, 2012.
Contact our good friends at Pixie Vacations for more info.
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There’s no place like Walt Disney World Resort for sugar fans during the winter holidays, with six spots for ogling amazing gingerbread creations: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s BoardWalk Resort and the Liberty Inn at American Adventure at Epcot.
Joining this year’s line-up is a fantabulous new creation in the lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk Resort. The gingerbread and chocolate gazebo is back but now you can also see Stitch’s Bakery Store Front, a miniature replica of the BoardWalk Bakery that Stitch has taken over (Lilo’s there too) – 14 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Disney cast members will be inside the creation decorating gingerbread houses.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, you can purchase mini gingerbread houses, stolen bread and gingerbread “shingles” (cookies).
What’s your favorite gingerbread creation?
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