Friends and I recently stayed Club Level at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. This is the second Club Level experience we have had, and we had a great time.
When we first arrived we went to check in at the lobby. Once you check in and they see that you are staying in a Club Level room a cast member will escort you to the fifth floor. There’s a special touch point in the elevator where you will need to scan your MagicBand or card in order for the elevator to go to floor five. Once on the fifth floor there is a counter there for Club Level guests to check in. This is also where guests can go to get help with reservations or any issues they may have. At check in they’ll usually give you a welcome drink, if they don’t then make sure to ask about it if you would like one.
The Lounge Seating
The lounge area has some nice seating, but the area looked a little bigger in pictures we saw before seeing it in person. If there are no seats available you can either bring the food back to your room or give it a little while. There are certain times that were busier than others, so if you don’t have any reservations you have to get to or it’s not a park day for you then I would wait until it clears out. It’s nice to sit in the lounge rather than bringing it back to the room, at least that’s what I thought.
There are some two-top and four-top tables in the lounge, as well as some some arm chairs and a coffee table with games for guests to play. If you arrive before your room is ready, and want to change for the pool, there is a bathroom for guests to use in the lounge.
Food in the Lounge
The lounge is open at different times throughout the day with different types of food. There was always at least an hour break in between the different meal types, so keep that in mind. There should be a schedule posted outside the door each day with the times and the food that will be available that day. It’s nice to be able to see what will be available during each time in case there’s nothing that’s appealing to you, so then you can make a dining reservation instead. We never really went during the hors d’oeuvres time, but you can definitely make a meal out of what is offered, because you can go back for more if you’re hungry. Breakfast was probably the favorite, with dessert being a close second.
For breakfast, oatmeal was available everyday, as well as a different frittata. There was usually a different breakfast meat available too. Other options during our stay were warm cinnamon rolls with icing, pancakes, crepes, different cheeses, hard boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt, bagels, toast, cereal, and pastries. Juice, tea, and coffee is also available during breakfast.
For the snack hours there were always cookies (loved the sugar cookies), trail mix, pastries and muffins, as well as bags of Cheez Its, animal crackers, and different chips. Coffee, tea, water, and lemonade were available during the snack time, as well. In addition, there were jars filled with candy that guests are welcome to take.
During the hors d’oeuvres time there are different appetizers available. Keep in mind that the serving portions are not huge. However, as I said above guests are allowed to take more than one helping, so you can make a meal out of it. Some things are served on small dishes, so guests take an already made plate. Then there are things like the mac and cheese toppings bar, which guests will get themselves.
During the dessert time there will be a selection of different small desserts. This is similar to what Disney serves at any of their dessert parties. There was always a nice selection of desserts each night and they even had vegan brownies available. My favorite was the key lime tart, but there were some other good ones too. The vanilla cupcake had the same frosting and toppings as some of the 50th anniversary treats.
There is also soda in the refrigerator and during the dessert hours wine and beer are available to guests 21 and over. If there is something in particular you would like, definitely ask the cast members. One of my friends asked if they were able to get Truly for her and the next day they had some cans in the refrigerator for her. So it never hurts to ask.
We were in a water view room and we had a view of the pool. It was nice, because we could see Crescent Lake and across to the BoardWalk area. So it was relaxing to sit on the balcony at night with all the lights. One night we caught a thunderstorm rolling in and just sat on the balcony to watch.
In the room we had two queen beds and a day bed. All the standard things were in the room like the refrigerator and the coffee maker. There were three of us in the room and it didn’t feel crowded. So the size of the room is decent.
All in all we had a great time and definitely took advantage of the Club Level offerings. If you want to try Club Level, try to figure out what you would spend on meals vs. what Club Level costs. If you think you could do most of your meals in the lounge, then it might be worth it to book.
Even if you don’t stay at the Beach Club, I highly recommend stopping over to the area. With the BoardWalk right there it’s a fun spot to walk around and spend some time. Plus, guests can grab a ride on a boat or the Skyliner when visiting the Beach Club. Both of those transportation options offer a different way to see the EPCOT and Hollywood Studios area.
Have you been to the Beach Club before?
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