The Disney World Yacht and Beach Club Resorts’ shared pool, Stormalong Bay, is seeing some changes in both the menu at Hurricane Hanna’s and lots of construction on new Cabanas being added to the area.
The familiar shape of a cabanas can been seen popping up all around the pool.
And soon, the Yacht and Beach Clubs will join the Contemporary and Grand Floridian Resorts in offering poolside cabanas.
No announcements have been made about the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts’ cabanas — so we do not know anything about any fees, amenities, or booking processes for them yet. Be sure to follow us for all the latest Disney news and updates.
We do know the Cabanas at the Grand Floridian cost $265 for a full day rental, and $158 for a half day rental. The Grand Floridian’s cabanas come with 2 padded lounge chairs and a padded sectional couch, a ceiling fan, complimentary sunscreen and skincare products, a mini refrigerator stocked with complimentary sodas and water, and a smart TV with cable access.
If you reserve your cabana in advance (which is recommended) you will receive a fruit basket and snack basket with your cabana rental. You can rent the cabanas the day of, but that is based on availability. All cabanas have a dedicated cast member for full service of the cabanas, plus you can also order from private dining at an additional fee.
The Cabanas at the Contemporary cost $211.94 for a full day rental, and $137 for a half day rental. The Contemporary’s cabanas come with padded chairs and a couch, a ceiling fan, complimentary skincare products, a mini refrigerator stocked with complimentary sodas and water, a phone for internal resort calls, a safe, a Bluetooth speaker, and a television with cable access.
If you reserve your cabana in advance (which is recommended) you, again, will receive a fruit basket with your cabana rental. As is the case with Grand Floridian, you can rent the cabanas the day of, but that is based on availability. Private dining is available at an additional fee.
The cabanas at the Grand Floridian and Contemporary can be reserved by any Disney resort guest — you just need to show your room key or MagicBand when you check in. Typically, the Yacht and Beach Clubs’ Stormalong Bay is for the exclusive use of Yacht and Beach Club guests, so we do not know if Disney resort guests who are not staying at the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will be able to book these new cabanas. As soon as an announcement is made about the amenities, fees, and booking process for the Yacht and Beach Clubs’ cabanas we will let you know. Be sure to follow us for all the latest Disney news and updates.
Cabanas aren’t the only change going on around Stormalong Bay. Check out the menu updates at Hurricane Hanna’s here!
Are you a Yacht or Beach Club resort regular? What do you think of the addition of cabanas to Stormalong Bay? Let us know in the comments below!
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We did a resort only stay at Copper Creek Villas last year (no theme parks) and were surprised to see complimentary cabanas in the pool area. It was on a first come, first serve basis, but we managed to get a cabana every day. No food or drink was included and no dedicated castmember, but as a skin cancer survivor, I appreciated that I didn’t have to leave the pool area for shade. I also was pleasantly surprised that these cabanas were available to all and free of charge (it is Disney after all).
I wouldn’t rent the Stormalong cabanas as they are expensive and I don’t really need the accoutrements. I do wonder though if Disney will implement similar fees for the cabanas at Copper Creek/Boulder Ridge.
Ann Staudt says
Super excited by the cabanas at Beach Club. Will allow us to spend more time at the pool. When will they be available?
DFB Sarah says
Ann, we haven’t heard an official date for the completion of the cabanas.
Sarah M says
I just booked a cabana for Stormaling Bay August 26 and 28. The price was 265.19 each day. I’m staying club level so Signature services was able to do it for me, but I believe you will need to call as I haven’t seen anything online. I know I took the last one available on the 26th from what he told me. So excited!
DFB Sarah says
When will the construction of the Cabana’s be complete?
DFB Sarah says
Diane, rentals began on March 17. Check out this more recent post for updated info!