Disclosure: Once upon a time, way back in my early 20s, way way back in the late 90s, I worked in the Bell Services department at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, so I’m kind of majorly partial to this location.
Warm weather is upon us in Central Florida, so that means lazy afternoons at the swimming pool. If you’re ever-so-lucky to stay at a fabulous resort like Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (and its sister resort, The Beach Club Resort), you’ll thank your every lucky star that they built the massive water park resort in which to swim just for you. Well, you and all the other tourists sunburning on the sidelines of the aquatic wonderland.
Swim at Disney's Yacht Club Pool
The rates for the hotel may be a bit outrageous for most people, but when you consider where you’re staying (on Disney World property), the free transportation (everywhere around Disney World), and deluxe resort accommodations (the fancy sheets), the cost can almost be justified.
Kids and big kids alike can swim in 3 acres of massive pool area to explore at Stormalong Bay with a “shipwreck” with the highest resort pool water slide at Disney World. If you’re not a fan of the kiddie pools or just need the day off from them, three quite pools and a jacuzzi should meet your expectations for a relaxing vacation.
I might not be able to shell out the $250/night for a room at the Yacht Club Resort, but you will find me poolside at Beaches & Cream nomming down the Kitchen Sink. What, pray tel, is the Kitchen Sink, you ask? Massive amounts of ice cream, sauce, toppings, and an entire can of whipped cream conveniently available right next to one of the best pools in Orlando.
Photo courtesy: Walt Disney Imagineering