Recently, I completed a poll on what you, my subscribers, wanted to know more about. The most voted topic was about Disney Resorts (don't worry, I will cover Universal Resorts, too, in a later post).
As I began to research, I have to admit, as much as I know about Disney (and that's quite a lot), I was astounded at how many hotel options there are, both on-site and off-site. Personally, I only stay on Disney property as, as have every one of my clients, and in my opinion, is the only way to go unless you have special circumstances. That being said, it's been a while since I looked at the sheer number of options. It's no wonder people get a bit overwhelmed with something as "simple" as picking a place to stay.
There are so many reasons why you should stay on-site vs off-site, but there are also reasons to stay off-site, but I digress. That's a topic for another day. This post's goal is simply to provide you with an overview of the many options of places to stay when vacationing at Walt Disney World.
Art of Animation
Walt Disney World has several value resorts that offer affordable accommodations for visitors. These resorts include Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, Disney's All-Star Music Resort, Disney's All-Star Sports Resort, Disney's Art of Animation Resort, and Disney's Pop Century Resort. Each resort has its unique theming and amenities, but all offer comfortable rooms, dining options, and transportation to the Disney parks. Staying at a value resort is a great option for those looking to have a magical Disney vacation without breaking the bank. Don't be fooled by the category! These resorts, though considered value, offer an amazing stay!
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort - Cabins
Disney's Caribbean Resort
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
Walt Disney World's moderate resorts are a step up from the value resorts but still more affordable than the deluxe resorts. There are five moderate resorts to choose from: Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, and The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. Each resort has its own unique theme and amenities, such as pools, restaurants, and recreational activities. Staying at a moderate resort also includes benefits such as complimentary transportation to the theme parks and Extra Magic Hours.
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villa's - Jambo House
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villa's - Kidani Village
Disney's Beach Club Resort Disney's Beach Club Villas
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
Disney's BoardWalk Villas
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa - The Villas
Disney's Old Key West Resort
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Disney's Riviera Resort Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa - Treehouse Villas
Disney's Wilderness Lodge - Boulder Ridge Villas
Disney's Wilderness Lodge - Copper Creek Villas & Cabins
Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
Walt Disney World has several deluxe resorts that offer luxurious accommodations and amenities. Some of the most popular options include Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney's Contemporary Resort, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. These resorts offer a range of room types, including standard rooms, suites, and villas, as well as a variety of dining options, pools, and recreational activities. Each resort has its unique theming and atmosphere, so it's worth exploring each one to find the perfect fit for your vacation.
Good Neighbor Hotels
There are a total of 45 Good Neighbor Hotels. These are hotels that are off-site but still have a scaled-down version of benefits. An example would be transportation to and from the parks, but may only run once an hour versus every 10 minutes when staying on property. You can find a list of approved Good Neighbor Hotels here.
All in all, there are 34 on-site resorts and 45 off-site hotels. That's a total of 79 places to stay to choose from that are part of the "Disney Bubble" or approved by Disney locations.
Sound overwhelming? Totally okay! That's what we are here for so you can sleep tight knowing everything will be taken care of for you when we match you to your perfect stay.
As you see, there are a multitude of categories and choices. I will further break this down in future posts, but wanted to start you all off with an overview. I hope you found this interesting and helpful!