Disney Resorts

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Benefits of staying at a Disney Resort:

  • Free transportation to and from the Orlando airport (MCO)  through Disney's Magical Express Service 
  • Access to Extra Magic Hours at Disney Parks 
  • Room charging privileges, tickets, Memory Maker, room key and dining all on your Magic Bands
  • Package delivery from anywhere on property to your resort 
  • Disney transportation during your entire vacation anywhere on property
  • Experiencing the Disney "Magic", even outside the parks!

Inexpensive, bright & cheerful, and clean!  These resorts are great options for budget-conscious vacationers, or those that don't spend a lot of time at their resort. 

  • Size: At approximately 260 square feet, these rooms are the smallest on property.  They will fit up to four people plus one child under age three.  All Star Music also has family suites.

Pros: inexpensive; very "Disney" with large, colorful Disney icons; clean.

Cons: small rooms; transportation options are sometimes not the best; no full service restaurants.  Guest rooms open to the exterior.

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Fort Wilderness Resort offers another option for families that adore Disney but might have more than the prescribed 2.4 children.  Fort Wilderness has a ton to offer guests, including horseback riding, pony rides, boat rentals, nightly campfire with a Sing along and visit from Chip & Dale, and a nightly movie at the campfire.  There are so many things to do at this resort that you should plan at least one resort day during your stay, if this is your resort of choice!

  • Size: Cabins can house six guests plus one under age three.

Pros: Large and roomy, the cabins have full kitchens, large decks with a picnic table and a grill, and a driveway for one car.  There are numerous activities for children, and boat transportation is offered to the Magic Kingdom.

Cons: More affordable than the Deluxe resorts, but still pricey.  You need to rent a golf cart in order to navigate the resort; it is huge.

Nicely themed resorts at a  moderate price, these resorts offer a mid-way category in accomodations.  Larger rooms and comfortable appointments make hanging out at the resort very enjoyable!

  • Size: Most fit up to four people plus one child under age three, with the exception of Riverside (some rooms will accomodate five plus one).  There are also suites available at Coronado Springs.

Pros: Mid-priced, you can expect prices to begin around $130 per night and go up from there, depending on the season.  More restaurant options; pools are more elaborate; transportation options increase.

Cons: Not many, except guest room doors open to the exterior.  Transportation options are sometimes not the most convenient, but these are very good options for travelers that want a nice, relaxing resort but don't want to break the bank.

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You've never seen camping like this!  There are Preferred and Non-Preferred campsites, and each site has room for a vehicle in addition to the camping vehicle.  Both tents and full size campers are welcome.  In off season, there may be discounts for weekly and monthly rentals.

Long term campers make holidays even more festive with bright and elaborate decorations.  Campers make their temporary sites like home!

There are fifteen Comfort Stations located throughout the camping loops. Each have air conditioning, showers, laundry rooms, restrooms, and ice machines.

See the left column for more details on Fort Wilderness Resort amenities.

Concierge Club Level Information

Luxurious, expensive, and indulgent, these resorts will make you want to forgo some park time and just enjoy what your resort has to offer.

  • Size: Animal Kingdom Lodge and Wilderness Lodge fit four people plus one child under age three in a standard room; the rest of the Deluxe properties will fit five people plus one under age three.

Pros: Gorgeous, and chock full of amenities with very elaborate themes; many pool, full size restaurants, and shopping; comfortable beds; more transportation options; many are more convenient to the parks.

Cons: Expense!  If you don't spend a lot of time at your resort, it might be wasted money to stay Deluxe.

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Disney Vacation Clubs are owned by guests that buy into the DVC program.  Villas are also available for reserving by the general public, depending on availability.

There are two DVC resorts that are only Vacation Club properties, and the rest adjoin other Deluxe Resorts.  The Villas of the DVC resorts give larger families more options while still providing luxury and amenities.

  • All DVC resorts have Studios, One Bedroom Villas, Two Bedroom Villas, and Grand Villas with three bedrooms.  Only Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas offer Club level service in DVC accomodations.  Depending on which Villa, they house anywhere from four to twelve guests.

Pros: More room, partial and full kitchens, more bathrooms.  They also offer as many amenities as all the Deluxe resorts, including transportation options that may be more convenient.

Cons: Expense!  If you don't spend a lot of time at your resort, it might be wasted money to stay Deluxe.

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