We slept in a bit today (until 9am) as we rented a poolside Cabana for the day (10am-1pm) at Stormalong Bay.
We arrived just before 10am and were greeted by Don, our friendly cabana attendant. He showed us around our space for the next 4 hours and let us know Sarah, our dining attendant, would be stopping by around 11am for drink and food orders once Hurricane Hanna’s opened for the day. Don gave us writs bands that indicated we were cabana guests and we were all set for the day.
How our lunch was delivered, in bamboo containers, similar to what we experienced ordering poolside at Aulani. Sarah was able to apply our Dining Plan credits to our order as well and really maximized our credits for us, especially since we had a fridge full of waters and sodas and didn’t need to use the credits for that but used them on frozen drinks and smoothies instead:
For reference, we paid $199 for 4 hours and we HATED to leave. The pool was packed, and to have a safe, shaded place to relax and spread out was well worth the price tag for our family of 5 (the maximum occupancy for the cabana is 6). The location was OK for us- we were closest to the kiddie side, close enough to see the pool but far away enough not to be bothered by it. We were in Cabana 3- Cabana 2 was closer to the pool and those guests had littles with them and needed it more than we did (or any other cabana guest that we cold tell). With the unusual high heat of the Memorial Day Holiday weekend- the pool was PACKED & we had shade, unlimited towels and cushioned seating, a fan, unlimited water and sodas in our fridge, TV, bluetooth speaker… there is an all day option from 10am-7pm which wouldn’t have been hard to do there either we loved it so much for an additional $100. Half day cabana rentals are either 10am -2pm (what we did) or 4pm -7pm. these cabanas were spaced quite well. I remember seeing them in other resorts (maybe at The Grand) and they were super close to each other- these aren’t as close & far enough away we didn’t hear anyone’s TV/Music/Conversations. We wouldn’t hesitate to spend an entire day here if we visited during the heat again- it was a great forced relaxation during vacation- which is what we needed after being in the parks all day the day before in the heat that we weren’t used to at all coming from NY.
If you are interested in renting a poolside cabana, the pricing will fluctuate depending on the time of year. Between March and October, the cabanas will cost $299 for a full day, and $199 for a half day. Between October and February, a full day will cost $249 and a half day will cost $149. There is a maximum of six guests per cabana. Cabanas at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are available to Guests of any Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Cabanas shared by Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort are available to Guests of those Resorts only.