Yacht & Beach Club Update: Grab & Go Location Opens (PARTS 1 & 2)

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is currently in the midst of a major refurbishment that include reimagined Guest rooms, new food & beverage locations, more retail offerings, and other minor updates. As you will see, many of the rooms located on the bottom floor of this beautifully-themed hotel are currently closed, while the new Market at Ale & Compass recently opened near the hotel’s lobby. Let’s take a look around the resort (as well as the adjacent Beach Club and DVC villas) to see what’s going on:

Guests staying at the Yacht & Beach Club enjoy a wonderful location, being just a few steps away from Epcot:

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The Marina was closed due to inclement weather conditons:IMG_8270
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As previously mentioned, many of the rooms located on the bottom floor of the resort are being refurbished:

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Let’s take a closer look:

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As you can see, they are not just changing out the furniture:

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Let’s head inside:

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The globe has returned to its former location:

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A temporary shop can be found near the sitting area:

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The store will soon return to its original location later this summer:

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The nearby Captain’s Grille is closed for refurbishment:

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The new Market at Ale & Compass is now open on the opposite side of the building:

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The quick-service location has two entrances:

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The first one leads directly to the small dining area:

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The second one is the main entrance, which will soon also lead to the refurbished store:

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The shop will be to the right:

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The grab & go area can be found on the left:

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Coca-Cola Freestyle machines can be found in this new location:

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The dining area and secondary entrance/exit:

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Welcome to the second part of our newest Yacht & Beach Club Resorts photo-report. Don’t forget to check out PART 1 of this extensive update to find additional construction photos and more.
In the previous part, we walked around the exterior of the Yacht Club (including the Marina), we took a peek inside The Market at Ale & Compass and the new, temporary shop, and more. Let’s continue to walk around the resort; after we complete our tour, we will move on to the Beach Club Resort.

Work continues to be done just outside The Market:

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Walking toward the pool, we noticed that these restrooms are also closed for refurbishment:

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They’re located next to the Yachtsman Steakhouse:

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This is simply one of the best resort pools on property:

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The Kitchen Sink can be purchased here. Enough said:IMG_8329

A temporary restaurant has opened inside Ariel’s, which is usually a space reserved for special events:

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The menu:

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Let’s head toward the lobby of the Beach Club Resort:

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We reached the lobby:

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Guests can still paint their own ceramic pieces in the Solarium:

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The Marketplace has mostly remained unchanged since our last visit:

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No Coca-Cola Freestyle machines yet:

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Let’s briefly stop by the Beach Club Villas:

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The Breezeway is one of our favorite spots to just relax:

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This is the end of our tour:

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NEW! – Check out the photo-gallery below, which includes even more pictures of these great hotels!:
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-From Orlando Theme Park News, June 22, 2017

 

 

 

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