Choosing a resort to stay at can seem daunting. Read 7 things to consider when choosing the best resort for you. First up is knowing your choices. Browse the list of Walt Disney World resorts, organized from Value to Deluxe Villas. Read through the other tips to choose a Resort, then spend some time clicking through any Resorts you wish to learn more about.
1. Know Your Choices
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
If you are a bed snob, it is true that the beds at Value are smaller than Moderate and Deluxe. The latter are also said to be more comfortable.
How important is food options at the resort to you? All Disney World Resorts have a food court. However Moderate and Deluxe+ have sit down restaurant options as well. Value resorts do not.
While all resorts on property have at least 1 pool, they vary. Only Moderate and Deluxe resorts will have a water slide. Review the 5 Best Disney World Resort Pools.
Value – $82 to $164 a night depending on travel dates. (Suites are more expensive)
Moderate – $154 to $309 depending on travel dates.
Deluxe – $250 to $2900 depending on travel dates.
6. Room Size:
Value rooms will be smaller than Moderate and up. For example a room at Pop century is 260 sq ft where as a room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is 403 sq ft. Think about whether you will spend much time relaxing in the room or just a place to sleep at night.
If you plan to use Disney transportation, what kind of transportation is important to you. Consider the Resorts on the Monorail Loop for easy transportation to Magic Kingdom. Or Resorts such as Port Orleans Riverside or French Quarter for a nice boat ride to Disney Springs.
Here are 9 Reasons Why Pop Century is the Perfect Value Resort. Can’t decide between a Value Resort or Moderate Resort? Consider the 5 Biggest Differences Between A Value & Moderate. Also read more on the Biggest Differences Between A Value, Moderate & Deluxe Resorts.
Additionally, If you need a room with special accessibility read how Disney can accommodate.