Day 10 of Four Resorts, Two Festivals 2019, the latest of my Disney Trip Reports, is here! Today was a lazy day – we spent most of the day at Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach Club Resort and popped to Epcot in the evening for a stroll around World Showcase.
The Four Resorts, Two Festivals 2019 Trip Report Index tells you a bit about the planning of this trip, as well as some info about us – me, Michelle; and my husband, Steve. It also, of course, has the full list of days for the trip.
Day 10: Stormalong Bay
Pool Day; Epcot World Showcase; Dinner from Beach Club Marketplace
March 4, 2019
This 2019 trip to Walt Disney World is our seventh, and as much as we love full days in the Disney Parks, we equally love lazy days where we go with the flow and don’t do very much; it is a vacation after all!
Today was one such day. We wanted to spend some time at Stormalong Bay, which is the huge pool area (like a mini waterpark in itself!) that is shared between Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.
We only got to spend a little time in the pool yesterday evening after waiting for our luggage transfer for most of the afternoon.
Today, was a little on the chillier side, but the sun was still shining and with it being our last full day at Disney’s Beach Club Villas (BCV) – the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) area of Disney’s Beach Club Resort BCR – we wanted to make the most of it.
It had cost us a hefty amount of DVC points to stay at Beach Club and we were not going to let it go to waste by not using the facilities – especially the pool!
You see, when you’re a DVC Member you can pool hop to the other Disney Resorts. BUT, the pool at BCR is not included in the pool hop so the only way you can use it is by staying at the resort.
Until you see an aerial view of Stormalong Bay you cannot truly fathom how huge it is! Thanks to Google Maps where I screenshot the image below from you can see that it really is more of a pool complex than just a pool area!
The main swimming pool area is in front of the building that kind of separates the two Disney Resorts, and where I took the photos above. There are steps that lead up to a couple of hot tubs.
The Lazy River is located around the island that you see in the pool to the left of the swimming area. There are handy little bridges all around (and it’s also where Life Guards will patrol making sure everyone is safe).
There are huge inner tubes for you to lay in, sit on, or just hold onto as you float your cares away around the lazy river! Always a favorite spot at any water park!
I should also mention that there are also floatation vests available around Stormalong Bay, and you can pick up complimentary towels as you enter too.
To the left of the Lazy Rive is a shallow, sandy area which is just perfect for kids! It’s zero-entry and it’s not deep at all, maybe a couple of feet at the most. There is sand at the bottom of the pool, as well as sandy areas for kids to play and build sandcastles.
There are also a couple of slides at Stormalong Bay, to get to them you have to head onto the beach and up through the shipwreck. We didn’t get a chance to go on them unfortunately, but I am certain we will stay at Beach Club again in the future and will make it a top priority!
The photo of the shipwreck below is actually from our 2014 trip and taken from one of the Friendship Boats.
Also in the Stormalong Bay area is Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill, where you can purchase salad and sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, beer, wine, and cocktails.
There isn’t much more to say about Stormalong Bay, other than it is pretty awesome! I’ll finish this section with some of the photos I took as we floated and swam around!
At some point we picked up a light lunch from the Beach Club Marketplace. Our receipt says 2 Ham & Cheese Sandwiches ($16.98), Fruit & Cheese ($6.99) which I am going to guess is like the one we had on our 2017 visit to Walt Disney World for Christmas and we did a Resort Tour of all the Christmas trees – photo below!
And a seasonal trifle for $5, which I do have a photo of but I guess we took the food back to our room to eat. I do remember it being a bit on the cold side on this day – which was so annoying as it was SO HOT the day before – and we likely decided we’d had enough of being cold!