Updated: Feb 19, 2019
One of the first questions we ask clients when planning their magical vacation is which resort category they may be interested in. Walt Disney World was designed for everyone to enjoy, so there is variety in almost every aspect of a trip to the House of Mouse (this is why having your personal Fairy Tale Concierge is key, but that’s a post for another day).
For many of us, the answer is found in budget or family size. Others want a particular feel in their resort home. Some want certain amenities. Then, there are those who want the Polynesian or bust!
But, what if you simply aren’t sure what you want? Here are some things to consider in ensuring a magical vacation for everyone in your family.
First up are the value resorts. If you want to feel immersed in Disney theming, this is the right choice for you. With larger than life statues and attention to detail around every corner, these resorts are great for families with small children who want to step inside Andy’s bedroom (All Star Movies), pose with Mater and Lightning McQueen (Art of Animation), or see just what a jukebox is that grandma and granddad mentioned (Pop Century).
Value resorts are the most budget-friendly of Walt Disney World’s resorts. At All-Star Resorts and the Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation, you can find two double beds in your rooms. At Pop Century, you’ll find newly renovated rooms with one queen bed and one double bed that folds up into a table during the day. And finally, at Art of Animation you can find Family Suites that sleep up to 6 guests in a 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite. Each location features a quick service restaurant, pools, complimentary resort to park transportation and of course, friendly Cast Members ready to make your stay magical! Value resorts accommodate a family of four in standard rooms and up to six in Art of Animation’s suites.
The next category Walt Disney World offers are the moderates. Themed after locations around the globe, these resorts offer luxury on a budget. Whether you want to appease someone’s desire for a beach vacation (Caribbean Beach), visit the bayou (Port Orleans), head south of the border (Coronado Springs), or return to the frontier days (Fort Wilderness), there is a moderate resort just for you.
Boasting lavishly themed pools like Coronado Springs’ Dig Site pool modeled after a Mayan temple, a quick service location, and a table service restaurant, quiet pools spread throughout the resort, and two queen beds or one king (with some even now offering an additional pull down bunk for a child), many rooms in the moderate resorts can accommodate a family of five over the age of three or serve as a more affordable option for families who want a little additional room without breaking the bank. They also feature complimentary resort to park transportation and a friendly staff ready to make your stay magical.
Finally, for those who need additional room for a larger family, want to spend more time around the resort, or simply want the finest Walt has to offer, Walt Disney World offers the deluxe resorts. With proximity to parks, many offering additional transportation options, larger rooms, a quick service location, multiple table service restaurants, themed pools, and a friendly staff ready to make your stay magical, you’ll definitely notice the upgrades these resorts offer. In addition to the standard rooms in the deluxe resorts, each offer villas to accommodate larger families in one, two, and three bedroom layouts complete with a full kitchen.
Regardless of which resort you choose at Walt Disney World, we hope you noticed that a friendly staff and special perks like transportation are a guarantee. In fact, the magic of WDW is why we recommend an onsite stay for our guests!
So, are some questions answered or are you more confused than ever? If so, be sure to talk to your Fairy Tale Concierge planner for further help and as always, check out our blog often for the latest tips and tricks on the perfect vacation for your family!
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