Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is undergoing some major refurbishment right now. Room refurbishments started in January, and Convention Center expansion started almost a year ago and will continue for several months. Captain’s Grill closed on May 25rh, 2017 as well for a reimagining of the restaurant.
Captain’s Grill is currently a casual dining table-service restaurant with a mildly nautical theme. It’s a good place to take the family because they have everything from pasta to crab cakes. They also accept the Disney Dining Plan, and it will cost you just one credit for your meal. Plus, even though it’s a table-service restaurant, you don’t need Advanced Dining Reservations.
Captain’s Grille, which has been temporarily relocated to Ariel’s during construction, is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017. When it reopens at that time, the new name will be Ale and Compass Restaurant, and there will be a mini-market called The Market at Ale and Compass, which will sell quick-service dining and grab and go options.
If you choose to eat in, there will be 28 seats for diners where you can enjoy things like an egg white wrap, a pastry, or a sticky bun for breakfast and grilled paninis, ham and cheddar sandwich on a pretzel roll, or a veggie sandwich with broccoli, garlic, kale, almond, golden raisins, and cheese on a baguette.
In addition to food, The Market will also sell merchandise. The merchandise section will likely open in late July 2017.
When the restaurant reopens in the fall, it will have more of a gastropub style, but it will still serve New England- style comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The nautical theme will turn towards a cozy lighthouse theme, and there will be an on-stage hearth oven as a central focal point.
Ale and Compass at the Yacht Club is very close in proximity to Epcot, so even if you’re not a guest at the hotel, you can easily walk over for a lunch or dinner away from the crowds of Epcot but close to the action.
Finally, the lobby lounge of the Yacht Club will also be revamped offering a new menu of cocktails and light food options. The interior will have a new look, and the seating will be expanded to accommodate 58 people. This area is expected to open in October.
Are you a fan of Disney’s Yacht Club? Looking forward to the changes?