A trip to Disney World can be expensive, especially for families. However, staying at a Disney World Resort while visiting Orlando, Florida can be within everyone’s budget.
There are a range of different styles of hotel resorts ranging from budget to luxury accommodation, with exclusive benefits for guests staying at a Disney property.
If you are flexible with your holiday plans, discounted Disney packages are available during quieter times of the year and can save you hundreds of dollars. These packages sometimes even include free dining plans, a large cost when visiting theme parks.
Disney World Accommodation
Disney Value Resort Hotels
The value resort hotels are the most affordable and popular with young families. The resorts are heavily themed with giant characters on the side of buildings and in rooms. Some of these resort building themes include Toy Story, baseball, rock n’ roll and the decades such as the 50s and 60s.
Resorts include Disney’s All-star Movies, All-star Music, All-star Sport and Pop Century Resort. Prices start at $82 per night plus tax for a standard room for 2 adults. Prices at all resort hotels vary depending on availability and the time of year.
Disney Moderate Resort Hotels
Disney moderate resort hotels move away from the traditional Disney themes that appeal to younger children, and focus on more modern or stylish themes. These resorts include Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts – Riverside and French Quarter, the Corando Springs Resort, the Caribbean beach resort and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.
Prices start at $149 per night plus tax for a standard room.
Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels
For a unique resort theme, choose deluxe resorts. These include Disney’s Contemporary resort, the Yacht club resort, Polynesian resort, Boardwalk Inn, Animal Kingdom lodge, Grand Floridian resort and spa and Disney’s Wilderness lodge.
Prices start at $240 per night plus tax for a standard room. The Animal Kingdom lodge is a prime example of a unique Disney resort experience. The hotel is set on a 33-acre wildlife preserve with more than 30 species of animals. Imagine having breakfast on your balcony while watching the giraffes only metres away.
Disney Deluxe Villas
Deluxe villas include Disney’s Animal Wilderness Lodge, Beach Club villas, Animal Kindgom villas – Jambo house and Kidani village, Old Key West resort, Saratoga Springs resort and spa and the Boardwalk villas. Prices start from $295-$275 per night plus tax for a luxurious stay while at Disney World.
Theme parks are accessible directly by boat or monorail from these hotels as well as bus, depending on which villa you are staying at. These hotels are also the location of some of Disney’s signature dining restaurants.
Why Stay at a Disney World Resort Property?
Staying at a Disney property while visiting Disney World entitles you to exclusive benefits only for hotel guests. These include:
- Disney Magical Express Transport – Free roundtrip airport transportation from Orlando International Airport and baggage delivery to your hotel.
- Disney World Resort Transport – Shuttle bus transportation throughout the entire WDW resort. This includes bus, boat and monorail.
- Key to the World Card – Acts as your hotel room key and your theme park tickets. Entitles you to charge purchases or dining costs throughout WDW to your room, and free delivery of purchases back to your room.
- Extended Park Hours – Every day select parks open earlier or close a few hours later just for hotel guests.
Whether coming to Disney World for your next vacation or to celebrate a special occasion, consider a Disney World resort hotel. The benefits of staying at a WDW property can save you money and stress, so everyone can enjoy their holiday.