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5 Reasons We Love the Epcot Resorts at Disney World

Epcot is one of our must-do parks! With the World Showcase and unique attractions, we can easily spend a full day from start to finish at Epcot and want to go back for more! If you have the Epcot bug like we do, what better way to stay close to your favorite park than selecting one of these incredible Epcot Resorts for your vacation:

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (Moderate Resort)

Disney’s Riviera Resort (Disney Vacation Club Resort)

Disney’s Beach Club Resort & Villas (Deluxe Villas / Deluxe Resort)

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (Deluxe Resort)

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn & Villas (Deluxe Villas / Deluxe Resort)

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel (Deluxe Hotels)

With such a fantastic list of resorts, it’s simple to list below five reasons why we love the Epcot Resorts!


1 – It’s All About Location

Our absolute favorite part about the Epcot Resorts is the ability to stay within walking distance to Epcot from many of the Epcot Resorts. With a special Epcot Resort guest side entrance into Epcot, you don’t have to worry about fighting the monorail/bus/driving traffic and crowds you’ll find at the main Epcot entrance. But we can’t stop there! Many of the Epcot Resorts have excellent proximity to Hollywood Studios. Take the walking path to Hollywood Studios or take a boat or Disney Skyliner over to arrive within minutes. Of course, the usual bus transportation is available at all of the resorts, which is particularly helpful if you are staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort or Riviera Resort. While these resorts are Epcot resorts, they are the only ones not in walking distance to Epcot or Hollywood Studios, but rather a short bus ride or Disney Skyliner ride away. The ease of access from these Epcot Resorts to two of Disney’s four theme parks is a huge time saver!

2 – Spectacular Dining Options

Well, you don’t have to worry about a shortage of dining options when staying at one of the Epcot Resorts! If you choose to stay at the Boardwalk Inn & Villas, you’ll probably have the best access to dining options out of all of the Epcot Resorts. This is simply because you are very central to the other Epcot Resorts. Boardwalk’s top picks are Flying Fish Café and Big River Grille & Brewing Works. We also love Yachtsman Steakhouse, Cape May Café, and Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Take the easy walk over to the Swan and Dolphin Hotels for a vast amount of dining experiences, from signature dining to lounges to quick service. Disney’s Riviera Resort has a fantastic character breakfast with Mickey and friends and a signature dining experience at Topolino’s Terrace. Caribbean Resort is a short ride from the main Epcot Resort hub but worth a meal at Sebastian’s Bistro. Let’s not forget about the endless dining options within Epcot park. If you have an extra ticket for park entrance, you will have no trouble selecting a great place to dine in Epcot.

3 – Pick A Theme, Any Theme

There was no shortage of fantastic ideas from Disney Imagineers when they erected the Epcot Resorts! Breathe in the tropical paradise and colonial architecture at Caribbean Beach, a New England and beachside atmosphere at the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, Atlantic City theme at the Boardwalk, enjoy the Mediterranean theme at Disney’s Riviera Resort or relax at the stunning Swan and Dolphin landmark. Pick which theme seems to work best for you and your family, and go for it! While the variety in tone and atmosphere at each Epcot Resort is excellent, we also think the price variation at each Epcot Resort works great for different budgets. Go moderate at Caribbean Beach, deluxe at the Boardwalk Inn, or spread out in a deluxe villa at the Yacht Club. Select what suits you both in style and in budget.



4 – Shopping and Entertainment

Epcot Resorts have the great advantage of shopping and enjoying entertainment just footsteps away. Except for the Caribbean Beach Resort and the Riviera Resort, the Boardwalk is within walking distance of the Epcot Resorts. Shop, pick up some sweets at Seashore Sweets, and check out the street performers and dueling pianos at Jellyrolls. Plus, with the short distance to Epcot, use that extra ticket for a day of shopping around the World Showcase with an easy trek home to your resort.

5 – Extras!

A few points we must mention that add to the reasons we love Epcot Resorts. First, we can’t say enough about the Mandara Spa at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel. Can you imagine spending a day in complete relaxation and then taking the short walk back to your room? Or maybe you are a runner – Epcot Resorts have the best running/walking paths. Jog throughout the resorts while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Last but not least, staying in this area makes for an excellent opportunity to resort hop! Check out other resorts’ dining options, gift shops, lobbies, and recreation. You’ll be able to get some ideas of where you would like to stay on your next Disney trip!

These are just a few reasons why we love Disney’s Epcot Resort. We’d love to hear what you love about Epcot Resorts!

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Matt & Kim

We have had a long time love affair with Disney. We love the magic and the memories we've made at Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. From lodging to dining to Genie+ we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us.

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