Disney World Resort 101
Disney World Resort 101: After you have decided when you want to travel to Walt Disney World; spring, summer, fall, or winter the next big decision is where you will stay on your vacation. There are currently more than 25 resort hotels to choose from on the Walt Disney World property. The hotels are broken down into four categories; value, moderate, deluxe, and deluxe villa resorts.
Benefits included in your Walt Disney World resort stay include extended theme park hours, complimentary Wi-Fi, resort entertainment, complimentary airport service to and from your resort, complimentary resort transportation to the theme parks and Disney Springs, and legendary Disney service.
Disney’s value resorts provide affordable comfort and convenience for families on the go. Amenities found at the value resorts include themed resort hotels, quick service dining facilities, whimsical pools and mini-fridge in room. The resort hotels in the value category are the All Star Movies, All Star Music, All Star Sports, Pop Century, The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness, and Art of Animation.
My pick: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. This resort is a feast for the eyes. The resort has four main sections themed for The Lion King, Finding Nemo, Cars, and The Little Mermaid. This resort has both standard rooms and family suites. The family suites sleep up to six and include a bedroom with one queen-size bed, a living room with one double-size convertible TableBed and one double-size sleeper sofa, two bathrooms, and a kitchenette.
Moderate resorts are the perfect combination of lush themes and value. Amenities at moderate resorts include themed resort hotels, quick service dining facilities, full service restaurants, whimsical pools with water slides, mini-fridge in room, and spectacular settings. The resorts in the moderate category are Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness, Port Orleans Riverside, and Port Orleans French Quarter.
My pick: Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter. This resort evokes the romance of New Orleans’s historic French Quarter, where cobblestone streets, gas lamps and fragrant magnolia blossoms evoke the antebellum era and colorful Mardi Gras characters keep things lively. This resort is the smallest of the moderate resorts and offers an intimate setting perfect for unwinding after a long day at the parks. Be sure and stop by Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Food Court for the delicious beignets. And don’t forget to save an afternoon to enjoy the recently added colorful kid’s aquatic play area perfect for the younger children.
Deluxe resorts amenities include highly themed resort hotels, quick service dining facilities, acclaimed full service restaurants, mini fridge in room, concierge level rooms, whimsical pools with water slides, a variety of recreation options, top quality and service, spectacular settings, spas, salons, and travel to theme parks by boat and monorail in addition to buses. The resorts in the deluxe category include Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club, BoardWalk Inn, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Polynesian Village, Wilderness Lodge, and Yacht Club.
My pick: Disney’s Beach Club. Disney’s Beach Club is a charming New England style resort that evokes a casual elegance. You are going to want to reserve a day of your vacation to enjoy Storm Along Bay a 3 acre water wonderland available only to guest of the Yacht and Beach Club resorts. Climb the mast of a life-size shipwreck and zip down one of the highest hotel waterslides at Walt Disney World Resort. Float down a lazy river, unwind in one of 3 whirlpool spas and soak up the sun on the elevated tanning deck. Children can make a splash in the kiddie pool—complete with a miniature waterslide—and delight in the sand beach that slopes gently into the main pool. And if Mom and Dad want a quiet night out your children can enjoy the Sand Castle Club a supervised children’s activity center where kids 3 to 12 years of age can make crafts, play games, have dinner and snacks, watch Disney movies and make new friends-while parents enjoy an evening to themselves.
Deluxe Villa Resorts
Deluxe villa resorts include not only studio accommodations which sleep up to 5 guests but 1, 2, and 3 bedroom villas which can sleep up to 12. In addition to all the benefits of a deluxe level resorts these also include full kitchens, in unit laundry, and living rooms in 1, 2, and 3 bedroom villas. The resorts in the deluxe villa resorts include Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House and Kidani Village, Beach Club Villas, BoardWalk Villas, Old Key West Resort, Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and the Villas at the Wilderness Lodge.
My pick: The Polynesian Villas and Bungalows. Imagine sitting on your private overwater back deck complete with plunge pool and speakers which pipe in the music while you have the perfect view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. The bungalows have room for up to 8 Guests with two bedrooms and two baths and are just minutes to the Magic Kingdom by boat or monorail.
With so many wonderful resort choices you are sure to have additional questions. I have stayed at more than half of the Disney’s resorts and have an extensive knowledge of each resort and their amenities. I provide free vacation planning consultations for clients to help them select the best vacation options for their family. To schedule your vacation planning consultation or receive a free vacation proposal today and begin making magical memories with your family contact Lorrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-421-8943.