Disney has 3 different categories of resorts to choose from. They are value, moderate, and deluxe and deluxe villas. Each one is designed to fit everyone’s budgets. The only way to truly experience Disney is to stay on property. Disney is NOT the vacation to stay off property to save $. Disney is an Experience! The only way to truly get the full Disney experience is to submerse yourself in Walt Disney World. You don’t want to get up and drive to Magic Kingdom in the long line of cars, then park your car, then take the tram to the transportation center to wait in another line to get on a boat or monorail to Magic Kingdom. When you stay on property at Walt Disney World, you park your car at the resort or get transportation from airport and then simply take the Disney bus, monorail, boat, or walk to the parks. When the parks close, you walk to your resort, take a boat, or the bus. When you stay off property and the parks close, you stand in a very long line to get to a transfer to the parking lot, then take a tram to your car and then wait in line on the road to get out. We promise it is worst the extra money and with a value resort, you ofter spend less than staying off property. Walt Disney World resorts has a resort that fits your family and budget!
More Reasons to Stay at Walt Disney World Resorts
You get access to Extra Magic Hours. They are hours that the parks are open to Disney Resort guests only. All Disney World Resort Guests get to enter the park 30 minutes before general opening, the difference is HUGE as you will walk on 2-3 rides during that time. Also, read Below the Deluxe Resorts for additional night park perks!
You get to schedule your Additional Attraction on the Disney Genie Plus at 7am while off site guests cannot book them until the park opens.
You have free transportation to and from the parks. Disney buses continuously throughout the day to and from every resort to every park. If you are driving to Disney, you park your car on day one and do not need to use it again until it’s time to go home.
Each guest receives the option to receive a discounted Magic Band that guests use as their park ticket, hotel room key, dining plan, and if you’d like, for purchases in the park.
This is NOT the vacation to use hotel points. When going to Walt Disney World, you definitely want to stay on property!
Walt Disney World Deluxe Resorts
NEW- Disney Deluxe Resorts will have extra 2 hours in the parks on selected nights and parks. So far, the following dates and parks have been added-
|Date||Theme Park||Extended Hours|
|Monday, Jan 17||EPCOT||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Jan 19||Magic Kingdom||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Monday, Jan 24||EPCOT||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Jan 26||Magic Kingdom||8:00 PM – 10:00 PM|
|Monday, Jan 31||EPCOT||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Friday, Feb 4||Magic Kingdom||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Monday, Feb 7||EPCOT||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Feb 9||Magic Kingdom||8:00 PM – 10:00 PM|
|Monday, Feb 14||EPCOT||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Feb 16||Magic Kingdom||8:00 PM – 10:00 PM|
|Monday, Feb 21||Magic Kingdom||8:00 PM – 10:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Feb 23||EPCOT||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Monday, Feb 28||EPCOT||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Mar 2||Magic Kingdom||8:00 PM – 10:00 PM|
|Monday, Mar 7||EPCOT||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Mar 9||Magic Kingdom||8:00 PM – 10:00 PM|
|Monday, Mar 14||EPCOT||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Mar 16||Magic Kingdom||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Monday, Mar 21||EPCOT||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Wednesday, Mar 23||Magic Kingdom||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Monday, Mar 28||EPCOT||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
|Tuesday, Mar 29||Magic Kingdom||9:00 PM – 11:00 PM|
*Check back as more dates are added. Schedule subject to change.
Disney’s nicest resorts are in the deluxe category. All of these resorts have rooms with private balconies. Some of the balconies have views of Cinderella’s castle, some have views of roaming giraffes, and some have views of the parking lot. This all depends on which resort you choose and which room category you select. The following are deluxe resorts with a quick description of each.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Walt Disney World Deluxe Villas
Deluxe Villas at Disney give families more space and more on an “at home” feel. They are equipped with a full kitchen, a washer and dryer and a living room. Disney offers one bedroom, two bedroom, and some 3 bedroom villas. There is also the option of staying in a treehouse at Saratoga Springs. Some of these properties also accommodate 2-5 people in their deluxe studios.
- The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
- Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
- Boulder Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Village- Jambo House
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Village- Kidani Village
- Disney’s Beach Club Villas
- Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
- Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Disney’s Old Key West
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
Walt Disney Moderate Resorts
Moderate resorts are a very popular choice for many guests. On of the biggest difference between a value and a moderate resort is the pool area. All moderate resorts have a fun water slide for kids and adults. The entertainment at the pool areas are more plentiful also. All moderate resorts have a sit down restaurant and the lobbies are much nicer with more to see and do and some with live entertainment.
The moderate resorts at Disney are:
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- Disney’s Port Orlean’s- Resort- Riverside
- Disney’s Port Orlean’s Resort- French Quarter
- The Cabin’s at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Walt Disney World Value Plus Resort
Disney has one value plus resort on Disney property. Art of Animation is very popular and feature 2 styles of rooms for its guests. The resort has a standard little mermaid room or suites that are perfect for a family of 6 or a family that needs more space.
Walt Disney World Value Resorts
Disney has some amazing value resorts on site. The value resorts often time are less expensive than close by hotels PLUS you get the perks of being able to stay on Disney property which gives you access to the free Disney transportation bus to all parks and Disney Springs.