Staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel is more affordable than ever! There is a Disney Resort hotel to fit every family’s budget and size! And as a Disney Resort hotel guest, you can enjoy great benefits such a complimentary airport transportation, extra time in the parks and worry-free, complimentary transportation throughout Walt Disney World®.


Walt Disney World Resort Comparisons

Value, Moderate, Deluxe, Deluxe Villas – what’s the difference, and how do I choose?

You picked your vacation dates and this year you’re heading to Walt Disney World. Next comes the “easy” part - choosing your Disney resort. It’s only one place, how many choices can there be, right? Well, there are 5 Value Resorts, 4 Moderate Resorts, 8 Deluxe Resorts and 8 Home Away From Home Resorts. Add them up and there are 23 resorts from which to choose.


Before you look at the different resort categories, determine the number of travelers. If there are 4 or less in your party, any resort will work. If there are 5 or more, you will either have to choose a resort that can accommodate all of you, or plan on booking two or more rooms.


If Value brings up visions of a cheap hotel, relax. These are “resorts” not simply “hotels.” The rooms an average 260 sq. ft., and have either two double beds or a king bed. There are themed pools, playgrounds, a shop and food court. When compared to Disney’s other resorts, these resorts may seems basic, but the many touches of Disney magic create a fun atmosphere. If your family needs a little more room at a value price, the Art of Animation Resort offers themed family suites, with space for up to six guests in two separate bedrooms.


The Moderate resorts are the next category up in price, décor, and room size. Beautiful gardens are the norm with wonderful architectural details that convey that resort’s theme. The rooms average 314 sq. ft., and have either two double beds, two queen beds, or a king bed. The Moderate resorts have a small built in refrigerator in each guest room. The artfully-designed pools have slides, there’s a playground, food court, and a full-service restaurant. The Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach resorts are situated around sparkling lakes. At either of the Port Orleans resorts guests can take water transportation to Downtown Disney.


The Deluxe Villas include all of the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) properties and the Ft. Wilderness Cabins. The DVC accommodations range from a studio with small kitchenette for parties up to 4, to deluxe villas that can comfortably hold parties of 12. In between are the one bedroom units that can hold 4 and the two bedroom units that can hold 8. With the exception of the studios, these units have washer/dryers, fully equipped kitchens, jetted tubs, table/chairs, living room, two or more TV’s, and the larger units have two or more bathrooms. The Ft. Wilderness Cabins can accommodate up to 6 with a set of bunk beds, double bed and a pull down double bed in the living room. There’s a fully equipped kitchen and a single bathroom.


Probably the hardest to choose from are the Deluxe resorts. You can go on an “African Safari” or head to a “South Seas Island.” The theming of the Deluxe resorts is one of the many features that sets them apart from the rest. From the New England seaside to turn of the century Victorian elegance, whatever your vacation style you’re bound to find a deluxe resort to match your tastes.


The Disney Deluxe resorts have valet parking, bell staff, concierge services, restaurants, lounges, spacious rooms, suites, room service, shops, and impeccable grounds to stroll around. Most offer water sports, bike rentals and have onsite childcare centers. All are close to at least one of the Disney theme parks.


Amenities Offered at All Disney Resorts – Why stay with Disney?


Guests staying at any Disney-owned resort, who are flying into the Orlando airport, can take advantage of Disney’s Magical Express. This complimentary service shuttles you between your Disney resort and the airport on your days of arrival and departure.


Also available exclusively to Disney resort guests are Disney’s Extra Magic Hours. Each day one of the Disney Theme Parks opens an hour early or remains open for three additional hours exclusively for Disney resort guests.


Guests staying at Disney Resorts can use Disney Transportation - the buses, monorails and water ferries.


Charging Privileges are another convenience offered to Disney Resort guests. When you check in, you can give the front desk the credit card you plan on using, and information can be linked to your Magic Band. You can have only one Magic Band linked to the charging privileges, or you can choose for others in your room to be linked to it as well.


Package Delivery to your Disney Resort - Guests staying at a Disney Resort can have their purchases delivered to their hotel.


Need a wake-up call? From your Disney Resort room, you can request a wake-up call. It will come right on time, and you’ll hear a familiar voice telling you it’s time to rise and shine!


Take the time to look at the different resort descriptions on the DIS. No matter which one you choose, the Disney resorts have a lot to offer.



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