Thursday, July 25, 2013

Walt Disney World 2013 - Beach Club Resort Review

I LOVE Disney's Beach Club Resort at Disney World! We stayed there this past April and it was fantastic.

The main reason we love staying on a Disney World property is for the convenience and perks. We hop off the plane right onto the Disney Magical Express that picks you up from the airport and takes you to straight to your hotel.You don't have to worry about collecting your checked luggage because they pick it up for you and deliver it to your room! Walt Disney World offers online check -in 60 days before your arrival, so when you arrive you have a much shorter and easier check-in process. If you arrive before check-in time they will hold your carry-on luggage for you, so we were able to head straight to Epcot.  They also sent us a text when our room was ready. These conveniences are all part of the magic at Walt Disney World!

My daughter's favorite part of the Beach Club Resort is the white sand beach. She loved building sand castles and running along the shore. There is no swimming allowed in the lagoon, but she had fun dipping her feet in!

Disney's Beach Club has the BEST resort pool in Disney World! Storm Along Bay has 3 acres of pools that include a beach with a sand bottom pool, a lazy river and hot tubs! They have a 230 foot pirate ship water slide that is awesome! The Beach Club Resort also has three all-ages leisure pools with hot tubs too.


Building sandcastles in the sand bottom pool area is so much fun!

The ducks were very friendly. Madison enjoyed swimming with them in the pool.  The life guards were very protective and made sure the children didn't touch the mommy duck or the ducklings!

More pictures of Storm Along Bay.

Here is the pirate ship water slide!

Disney's Beach Club Resort also offers nightly fireside marshmallow roasting as well as movies under the stars on the beach in the evenings.

Another perk for staying at Disney's Beach Club Resort is that it's only a 5-10 minute walk to Epcot, where you can enter through the back entrance which is much less crowded than the main gates.

Epcot is just down the path and over a little bridge. It was SO nice not to have to fight crowds of people to enter the park or wait for a bus. Speaking of buses, the Disney's Beach Club Resort buses that take you to the park are close and come frequently so there's rarely a wait at either the resort or the parks when you're ready to return. When you leave a park, the Disney Beach Club buses are closer to the exit than most resort buses. This is so important when you're exhausted from walking around the park all day and just ready to return to your hotel. Disney's Beach Club Resort has bus service to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. You can also take a short ferry ride to Hollywood Studios if you prefer.

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, Cape May Cafe, and Captain's Grille are three amazing restaurants on site at Disney's Beach Club Resort. I will be reviewing Cape May Cafe and Captain's Grille in more detail in another blog post when I feature dining reviews. Without a doubt, the hamburger I ordered at Beaches and Cream was the best hamburger I've ever had! This restaurant has an old fashioned soda shop feel and overlooks Storm Along Bay.

Madison and Jeff waiting to be served.

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop is famous for their 'Everything But The Kitchen Sink' sundae. It includes 8 scoops of ice cream, every topping imaginable AND an entire can of whipped topping! We were lucky enough to see one made while we were eating, and when they deliver it to the table they dim the lights in the restaurant and disco lights come on. It was great! We are totally going to get one when we go back!

And here is the best burger I have ever had!

Staying on a Disney World Property has so many benefits. Aside from the ones I've already listed, you're able to partake in Extra Magic Hours as well as the Disney Dining Plan if you book your vacation through Walt Disney World. Disney's Beach Club Resort also has laundry facilities so you don't have to pack as much (although I still do)!

After staying at many hotels on and off of the Disney World property, we are in love with Disney's Beach Club Resort!  It will be the place we will stay at every time we return to Disney World!

Watch for upcoming posts from my blog on restaurant reviews, park attractions and entertainment, as well as tips and tricks for the best Walt Disney Vacation ever!

In the meantime, for other awesome Disney World tips and restaurant reviews check out the following posts from MilkandCuddles:

Disney World Vacation- Where we stayed

Dining at Disney World

Dining at Disney World - More Options

1 comment:

  1. Awww- you are so sweet to link to me. Your such a doll:)

    And I am SO glad that you reviewed this becuase I was just thinking of emailing you to ask how you liked it! We are looking at a trip in 2014- and I am scoping out possibilities;)