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Walt Disney World® Resorts

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa monorail service

One question we get asked all the time is, "Which Disney Resort would be best for my family?" Of course, the answer to that can depend on a lot of different things! First thing that you want to consider is your budget. Make a plan ahead of time and decide a price range you would like to try to stay within. Another thing to think about before selecting a resort would be what kind of amenities are important to your family?

 

Disney breaks up their resorts into these categories:   Value, Moderate, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villa Resorts.

Let's take a closer look at what each category offers guests......

Disney Value Resorts

Disney Value Resorts are big on color and giant pop icon themes that kids love. These are perfect for families that want to be close to the magic, but would like to save a little on the room cost. 

 

  • Resorts in this Category:   Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's All Star Movies, Disney's All Star Music, Disney's All Star Sports, and Disney's Pop Century Resort

  • Resort Dining:   Quick service dining location, pizza delivery, pool bar

  • Recreation:   One main pool, 1-2 quiet pools

  • Transportation:    Bus Transportation to all Parks – Pop Century and Art of Animation have access to the Disney Skyliner

Disney's Pop Century Resort pool

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Disney Moderate Resorts

Disney Moderate Resorts add a touch more luxury to your vacation, with slightly larger rooms and some extra amenities, but without the deluxe price tag. These are perfect for families that want to be close to the magic, but would like to save a little on the room cost. 

 

  • Resorts in this Category:   Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, The Cabins at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness

  • Resort Dining:   Quick service dining location with food court, lounge and access to at least one table service restaurant.

  • Recreation:   One main pool with waterslide, quiet pools for most sections of the resort. Some have bike or boat rentals, horse drawn carriage rides, catch and release fishing, pirate cruises, health club, spa services or live entertainment in the lounge. Ask your travel planner for details on what is offered at your resort choice.

  • Transportation:   Bus Transportation to all parks. Resorts operate with internal bus loops that make multiple stops before heading to the parks. Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort offers access to the Disney Skyliner. Disney's Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter offer boat transportation to Disney Springs.

Disney's Coronado Springs feature pool

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Disney's Caribbean Beach with Skyliner transportation

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villa Resorts

Disney Deluxe Resorts are for families that want to not only enjoy the Disney Theme Parks, but also make time for relaxation and an immersive experience. Disney's Deluxe Villa Resorts give lots of options for larger families that are looking for a "home away from home" feel. However, one of the best things about these resorts is the convenience. Almost all have convenient access to the Disney Theme Parks!

 

  • Resorts in Deluxe Category:   Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • Resorts in the Deluxe Villa Category:    The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Villas, Disney’s Boardwalk Villas, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House, Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Disney’s Riviera Resort

  • Resort Dining:  Disney Deluxe Resorts offer multiple dining options with a quick service restaurant and at least one table service restaurant. Some offer character dining or a signature dining experience, and incredible bars & lounges.

  • Recreation:   One main feature pool with waterslide and quiet pool(s). Depending on the resort you choice there may also be access to a marina with boat rentals and water sports, tennis, health club, spa, live entertainment, & specialty cruises.

  • Transportation:   With the exception of Animal Kingdom Lodge, each resort offers boat transportation, monorail service, or a walking path to at least one of the theme parks.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney's Beach Club Resort walking distance from Epcot

Disney's Beach Club Resort 

Would you like to start planning your family's Walt Disney World® Resort vacation? Contact us today and we can help!

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