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Yacht Club Room Tour (2024): Why runDisney Runners Love This Resort!

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The Yacht Club is one of Walt Disney World’s most popular resorts. It’s one of my family’s personal favorites! There are many reasons why runDisney runners and Disney vacationers enjoy this hotel and we’re going to show off a few of them. Is this the best Disney World resort for runDisney marathon weekends? This Yacht Club room tour makes a strong case!

kids walking toward yacht club resort enjoying extra theme park hours at disney world

Why Runners Love Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

You might be a Yacht Club lover if you run all the races and spend your non-running time lounging by the pool, enjoying the resort’s many amenities.

I get it- and I’m here to say you make very good choices.

Disney’s Yacht Club is one of my favorite resorts for a runDisney weekend for those reasons and more. 

It’s also a great place to stay if you don’t run. Disney guests often rank this resort as one of their favorite deluxe options.

disneys yacht club room tour. Big globe in the lobby of the Yacht Club at Disney World

If you’ve stayed at any of the Value Resorts like Pop Century at Disney World, you’ll notice the recent room upgrades.

The Deluxe resorts have also had a fair share of refurbishments as well.

At the Yacht Club, the rooms typically have 2 queen beds and a daybed, which can comfortably sleep a family of 5.

disney world yacht club room tour. 2 queen beds with laminate flooring the disneys yacht club refurbished rooms.

Running Trails At Disney World: Running Around Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

If you pack your running shoes on vacation, you’re in luck. You can get additional miles around the resort’s lake using the posted jogging paths.

Where can you run at the Yacht Club? Around the Boardwalk, of course!

And in fact, most of the Walt Disney World runDisney 10K courses run though the Boardwalk, so finding someplace to cheer a runner on is also easier from this location.

runDisney runners on the boardwalk outside of Disney's Yacht Club.

You can get a solid .8 miles by sticking to the Boardwalk. There is also a public bathroom near the International Gateway entrance of Epcot, offering a water stop should you need it.

Might make for a long virtual runDisney race, but doing 4 loops could get that 5K done on property pretty easily. You could also run down the path to Hollywood Studios and back for additional mileage.

disneys yacht club room tour. running trails at disney world

I’ll get to the photo room tour in just a bit, but we really have to talk about location first.

Transportation Options At Yacht Club to The Theme Parks

Because this location is pretty much everything!

You’ll be in walking distance to two theme parks: Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

If you don’t want to walk to those resorts, no problem. You can also take a Friendship Boat ride to either park.

And you can also ride the Skyliner to Hollywood Studios.

You will take a bus to Animal Kingdom or Magic Kingdom.

The easy transportation is one of the main reasons runners think Disney’s Yacht Club is the best resort for a runDisney race weekend.

Photo Room Tour of Disney’s Yacht Club Water View Room

The Yacht Club has a lot going for it as a resort in general.

But when you book the Yacht Club, you are probably most interested in the room and the pool.

Here are some pics that help you see what you get inside the room. 

We tried to take photos of major elements that matter to Disney vacationers- and yes, you runners and your need for coffee were at the top of our list!

Best Disney Resort for runDisney Marathon Weekends: Yacht Club Coffee Maker and Amenities

coffee maker and fridge. disney world yacht club room tour

It’s a single-pod coffee maker at Yacht Club.

If you need more supplies, just call Housekeeping. 

I tend to use a lot of coffee on race weekends, so I always ask for a big bag of creamer and pods and cups.

disney world yacht club room tour. closet in the hotel room.
disney world yacht club room tour. TV and dresser.

Disney Room Tour: The Beds At Yacht Club

Each room still has 2 beds (unless you book a King) and some beds will come with an additional daybed.

It’s set up like a couch but pulls down easily for a twin-sized bed.

disney world yacht club room tour. Couch that pulls down to a day bed.
disney world yacht club room tour. Mickey ears towels.

There’s also a counter top that offers plenty of USB chargers for the family.

And all the pillows you could possibly want.

But of course, if you need more, just call Housekeeping, and they can deliver.

pop century pillows. Best Disney Resort for runDisney Marathon Weekends. Pop Century room tour.

Yacht Club Room Tour: Bathrooms 

The bathrooms were not spared in the great renovation of the Yacht Club.

And we are here for this new look.

Most of the rooms have been converted to showers but ours still had a bathtub. As runners, it was a nice option for those ice baths!

The bathrooms are bright, airy, and full of useful cabinets and spaces.

This makes spreading out as a family or group much easier now that more options are loaded into the restroom area. 

disney world yacht club room tour bathrooms.

The powder room and shower are together in one area.

And we have the standard bulk shampoo and conditioner and body wash located here. 

Not my favorite, but the Mousekeeping staff keeps things stocked which is important to most guests. 

shampoo and conditioner at pop century. Best Disney Resort for runDisney Marathon Weekends. Pop Century room tour.

The Pool At The Yacht Club Resort: Huge Perk!

We love a good pool, especially when you want to stay off your feet in preparation for a longer race.

And the Yacht Club has the best pool on property called Storm Along Bay.

It’s huge, there are tons of loungers, tables, and chairs, and we love the spa area.

This pool has a section with a sandy bottom and a sort of lazy river (with free tubes).

There’s also a great pool bar here; you can absolutely make a day at the pool here!

disneys yacht club room tour. Storm along bay pool.
best pool on disney property: storm along bay at beach and yacht club.
yacht club pool

The pool is honestly, elite and probably why Yacht Club is high on the list when it comes to the best Disney resort for runDisney marathon weekends.

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