3. Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club may technically be two separate Epcot Area Deluxe resorts, but they mutually share in a great number of the same amenities and on-premises experiences. While the Yacht Club is more formal, following a stately seaside theme, the Beach Club takes on a more relaxed persona reflected in its pastel beach-like hues. Both resorts draw inspiration from the New England coast and offer a vast array of different lodging accommodations to guests ranging in rooms, suites, and club level service. From numerous onsite amenities and recreations, convenient walking range to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios, and even exclusive access to three-acre Stormalong Bay, these resorts have plenty to boast. And the distinguished dining to be had here is definitely included on that list of bragging rights.
While there are a number of places to dine at around both resorts, each one is home to a famed favorite with Disney World guests. At the Yacht Club there’s Yachtman Steakhouse, open nightly for dinner as a fine dining signature experience. Sink your fork into the robust flavors of New England with delectable choices like premium aged in-house steak, savory seafood selections, and other mouthwatering options. From the elegant ambience that sets the mood in the dining room, to the open kitchen and window into the age-drying room showing the process as it unfolds, Yachtman Steakhouse makes the cut for being one of finest signature dining experiences to be had at a Disney Resort.
The Beach Club’s Cape May is a more casual family-favorite establishment open daily for breakfast and dinner as a lavish all-you-can-eat-buffet. For breakfast you’ll find all those hearty traditional favorites being dished up along with a side of classic Disney characters, in what is known as Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast. As you eat you’ll be treated to individual table visits by Minnie, Goofy, and Donald—all decked out in beach-themed attire and ready to take pictures and sign autographs. While no characters make appearances for the dinner buffet, the enticing entrée selections presented speak boldly for themselves. It’s any seafood lover’s delight with this deep dive into fathomless choices like clams, shrimp, mussels, crab legs, and many more. Land-lovers will also find a wide range of options to suit them as well.