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Big Changes to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Dining Options at Walt Disney World Resort

The Market at Ale & Compass is the first step in a major re-imagining of dining at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, including a re-imagined lobby lounge and new concept for the former Captain’s Grille.

The airy, new market offers a small merchandise area (which is set to open later this month) and 28 seats for casual dining. With both made-to-order and grab ‘n go, you can start the day with an egg white wrap, spinach and feta pastry, or sticky bun. Lunch and dinner include specialties such as grilled paninis, ham and Cheddar on a pretzel roll and a veggie sandwich with roasted broccoli and garlic, kale, almond, golden raisins and cheese on a whole-grain baguette.

A grab ‘n go selection offers sandwiches, salads and other eats, including kid-friendly items. For sips, there’s a Coca-Cola® Freestyle, beer and wine, and a specialty drinking station that offers both specialty coffees and smoothies.

Big Changes to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Dining Options at Walt Disney World Resort

A whole new Ale & Compass concept debuts at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in October, when the lobby lounge is transformed with a new interior and expands to 58 seats, offering a new menu of classic cocktails and light bites. But the biggest change is the adjacent Captain’s Grille, which becomes Ale & Compass Restaurant.

Big Changes to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Dining Options at Walt Disney World Resort

The Ale & Compass Restaurant menu is still in the works, but the re-imagined restaurant will have a gastropub ambience with New England-inspired comfort food, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An on-stage hearth oven is the focal point. Décor is inspired by the cozy warmth of a lighthouse, as a comforting respite from the outside world. The casual, table-service restaurant is on the Disney Dining Plan.

Stay tuned for menu updates.


  • Are they going to be putting the Vinegar fries back on the menu after the renovation is complete?! This is their best item!!! Any chance of the lemon ricotta pancakes coming back for breakfast also?

  • Will they be keeping any of the Captain’s Grille menu items? This was one of my favorite spots thanks in large part to those dark chocolate waffles with cherries at breakfast!

  • Hi there, when will the new restaurant open up reservations for November? Thanks!

  • Not a fan of the Coke Freestyle… Dasani water will not be free of cross contamination of other flavorings. Will they sell Dasani water in bottles. People have sensitivity to waters because of PH issues and allergies to flavoring. Our go to water at Disney is Dasani Bottled water. Filtered water does not have the PH levels needed and can be acidic which is not a good thing for certain people. We have this problem at Tiffins because they do not sell bottle water. Hopefully Disney does not do away with Dasani and Evian bottled water.

  • Sounds fantastic! Hoping this will be open for our trip in late October!

  • Will we still be able to buy the refillable length of stay mugs to use in the coke freestyle machines? I’m there in September

  • Would The Market at Ale and Compass be a Quick Serve location for the DDP? Will it have a place to full the refillable cups you get with the DDP?

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