An Overview of the Epcot Area Resorts

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Nestled between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests will find five resorts that are able to cater to their needs for amazing themes, unique dining, and quality entertainment.  The Epcot area resorts are sometimes also know as the Crescent Lake Resorts for the body of water they are all situated on and have access to providing guests will another form of access to half of the theme parks on Disney World property.  We know that a lot goes into selecting your home away from home when staying at Disney World, so here is our overview of the resorts at Epcot!

1. Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Home to a variety of dining options, as well unique entertainment venues, the Boardwalk Inn also houses one of the Disney Vacation Club villas at Disney World.  Guests are sure to love the theme that extends from the lobby of the resort all the way to the main pool.  Guests have a variety of restaurants at their disposal – the ESPN Club, Flying Fish, Trattoria al Forno, as well as the Big River Grille.  Guests only needing a snack can find a bevy of options — pizza slices from the Pizza Window, ice cream from Ample Hills Creamery, or a selection of sweet treats from the Boardwalk Bakery.  At night, guests should check out any of the entertainment options around the Boardwalk – Jellyrolls Dueling Piano Bar, the Atlantic Dance Hall, or a relaxing drink at the AbracadaBar!

2. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Located across Crescent Lake, the Yacht Club is also another deluxe resort that also houses a number of DVC villas for guests needing more space on their next trip.  In addition to a unique nautical theme, the Yacht Club is home to some great dining options.  One of the newest restaurants on property can be found here – the Ale and Compass Restaurant. Guests can find unique entrees here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  If you are celebrating a special occasion, guests may want to check out the Yachtsman Steakhouse.  Or, if you are looking for an intimate meal in a relaxed atmosphere, you may want to find the Crew’s Cup Lounge.  In between dining at these restaurants, guests at the Yacht Club need to find time to enjoy Stormalong Bay – quite possibly the best pool on Disney property!

3. Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

This resort is not operated by Disney, but guests still have access to all of the same amenities and benefits while staying at this resort.  Guests can utilize the Friendship Boats for transportation to the other Epcot resorts, as well as to get to Epcot and Hollywood Studios to enjoy their days.  The Swan also features myriad unique dining options – Shula’s Steak House, Todd English’s bluezoo, the Fresh Mediterranean Market, as well as Picabu.  With some many dining options – you may find if difficult to grab a meal in the parks!

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