Disney legend suggests that there once was a grand resort known as The Yacht Club. One stormy, summer night, the light from the lighthouse went out and there was a terrible crash involving a yacht into the beach. The crash caused a split in The Yacht Club and created The Beach Club. The ship wrecked yacht still remains on The Yacht and Beach Club property and became the focal point of Stormalong Bay.
Stormalong Bay is the more than a three acre pool area exclusive to guests at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club. In fact, Stormalong Bay is so popular that a Disney Cast Members are stationed at the pool’s entrance to verify swimmers are guests of The Yacht and Beach Club. Because of Stormalong Bay’s size, the pool’s property is actually deeded as a water park.
The visual focal point of Stormalong Bay is the ShipWreck water slide. The four story slide is tremendous fun for guests, young and young at heart. The slide empties into 4 feet of water with a sandy bottom. Speaking of sandy bottom, most of Stormalong Bay’s floor surface is a sandy bottom. The water depth ranges from three to nine feet, which is unique because all other pools on Walt Disney World property have a maximum depth of five feet. There is a zero entry “kiddie” beach area with plenty of shovels and pails to keep the little ones busy at sea. From hot tubs for soaking to the very real whirlpool, this place has something for everyone.
Hungry after all of that swimming? Hurricane Hanna’s Grill is pool side offering burgers, dogs, sandwiches, etc. Want that 50′s style soda shop meal? Head into Beaches & Cream, a new family favorite for us! Burgers, fries, onion rings, sundaes, floats, and a kitchen sink…oh my. The food here is amazing and loved by many!