Walt Disney World 101 – Resort Accommodations

One of the most fabulous things about Walt Disney World Resort is the variety of accommodations they offer. Rooms are available at several different price levels with a multitude of themes to choose from.

No matter which Disney resort you choose, you’ll receive:
-free transportation between your resort and the airport (MCO)
-free transportation to and from the parks
-free parking at your resort and the Disney theme parks
-free wifi
-access to morning and evening Extra Magic Hours
-free merchandise delivery from the parks to your hotel
-access to Disney Dining Plans
-ability to make dining reservations 180 days prior to arrival
-ability to make FASTPASS+ reservations at 60 days prior to arrival
-MagicBands

Disney provides a handy comparison tool at this link: WDW Resort Comparison Tool

VALUE RESORTS

Finding Nemo Courtyard

Value Resorts are the lowest priced of all the Disney resorts. You can book 4 to 6 guests per room, depending on room type. Amenities include themed pool, playground, arcade, jogging trail, food court, pizza delivery, bus transportation, and self-parking.

All Star Movies Resortnear Animal Kingdom & Blizzard Beach
All Star Music Resortnear Animal Kingdom & Blizzard Beach
All Star Sports Resortnear Animal Kingdom & Blizzard Beach
Art of Animation Resortnear Wide World of Sports
POP Century Resortnear Wide World of Sports

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MODERATE RESORTS

FrenchQuarterCopBoat

Moderate Resorts are priced slightly higher than the values. And like values, you can book 4 to 6 guests per room, depending on room type. Amenities include themed pool with waterslide and hot tub, playground, arcade, jogging trail, table service and/or counter service restaurant, bus transportation and self-parking.

Caribbean Beach Resortnear Epcot & Hollywood Studios
Coronado Springs Resortnear Animal Kingdom & Blizzard Beach
Port Orleans Resort – French Quarternear Downtown Disney and Typhoon Lagoon
Port Orleans Resort – Riversidenear Downtown Disney and Typhoon Lagoon

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DELUXE RESORTS

A Wilderness Lodge Spring

Deluxe Resorts start out at about twice the price of moderates. Some units can accommodate up to 12 guests. Amenities include themed pool with waterslide and hot tub, arcade, jogging trail, room service, concierge service, counter service and table service restaurants, valet and self-parking, and recreational activities. Some of the deluxe resorts offer fitness centers and health spas, spectacular views, white sandy beaches, award-winning restaurants and Monorail transportation.

Animal Kingdom Lodgenear Animal Kingdom & Blizzard Beach
Beach Club Resortnear Epcot & Hollywood Studios
BoardWalk Innnear Epcot & Hollywood Studios
Contemporary Resortnear Magic Kingdom
Grand Floridian Resort & Spanear Magic Kingdom
Old Key West Resortnear Downtown Disney and Typhoon Lagoon
Polynesian Resortnear Magic Kingdom
Saratoga Springs Resort & Spanear Downtown Disney and Typhoon Lagoon
Wilderness Lodgenear Magic Kingdom
Yacht Club Resortnear Epcot & Hollywood Studios

This information is basic and doesn’t include ALL your accommodation options, but it is a good starting point. I’ll be writing more about each resort level in future posts and will link to them from here.

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