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10 Things We Love About Walt Disney World Resorts

When visiting Walt Disney World, staying in a Disney Resort is one of the best ways to stay close to the magic and truly relax. With over twenty resorts to choose from, guests on a Disney vacation are sure to find one that fits their personal preference, prince range, and needs. Guests who stay on property at a Disney Resort are treated to all kinds of amenities and perks which make the vacation all the more convenient and magical. Disney Resorts can transport guests everywhere from the bayous of the South to the African savannah and still provide Disney touches and easy access to the theme parks. With so many great features, it is no wonder why the majority of guests opt to stay at a Disney Resort. Here are ten things we love about Walt Disney World Resorts.

10. Different Price Levels –

One of the biggest things that guests love about Disney Resorts is that there are several different price categories which make it easy for guests of all budgets to stay on property. Guests can choose between Deluxe Resorts including Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Moderate Resorts including Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Value Resorts including Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort. With three different price categories, no matter what a guest’s budget they are sure to find the perfect resort for their vacation.

9. Amazing Themes –

Each Disney Resort features a completely different theme which transports guests to distant places and even other times. These themes are expertly conveyed through scenery, décor, artwork, music, and landscaping and truly make guests feel as though they are in distant places or locales while remaining on Disney property. Guests who stay at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort are whisked away to turn of the century Atlantic City, those staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort are surrounded by Victorian elegance, and those staying at Disney’s Pop Century Resort are brought through time to visit the trends and spirit of each decade in the 1900s. No matter what Disney Resort guests choose, they are sure to feel as though they are transported somewhere beautiful thanks to the incredible themes.

8. Dining Experiences –

Many Walt Disney World Resorts feature both quick service and full service dining locations which serve up unique and decadent food options. Guests staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort can visit ‘Ohana and enjoy a family style Polynesian meal complete with traditional music and delicious sticky bread pudding. Guests who stay at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort can spend time in the quick service Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory where they can chow down on delicious fried beignets. No matter what Disney Resort a guests is visiting, there are some unique and delicious dining options which can’t be missed!

7. Special Rooms –

Guests who are looking for a little extra magic while visiting Walt Disney World can choose resort rooms which feature either a pirate or princess theme. Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort features select rooms which make guests feel as though they are pirates on the high seas with nautical touches and beds that look like ships. Those who are looking for more royal accommodations can stay at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort in a princess room decked out with tons of beautiful details including royal portraits and a magic lamp faucet. Whether guests prefer pirates or princesses, Disney Resorts have them covered with extra magical rooms.

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6. Complimentary Transportation –

One of the biggest perks of staying on property at a Walt Disney World Resort is access to free transportation. Depending on which resort guests are staying at, transportation can include ferries, buses, boats, monorails, and Skyliners that are constantly running between each resort and the four theme parks, two water parks, and Disney Springs. With such easy transportation, guests have a breeze moving around Walt Disney World and don’t have to worry about parking and finding their own car each day.

5. Incredible Pools –

Each Walt Disney World Resort features several pools which are catered to both having fun and relaxing. The most popular pool in Walt Disney World is shared by Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort and features three acres of aquatic fun. Stormalong Bay includes a zero depth entry sand bottomed pool, a pirate ship complete with slide, lazy river, and hot tubs. While Stormalong Bay is the ultimate pool, each Disney Resort features amazing places to cool off and relax. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and spa features a Mad Hatter themed splash and play area for kid, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort features a massive ancient pyramid with a water slide, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort features the Big Blue Pool full of characters from the Pixar film Finding Nemo.

4. Excellent Service –

A perk of staying at a Disney Resort is having access to the amazing Cast Members who work there twenty four seven. Guests who encounter any problems or simply have questions can seek help at the front desk or concierge desk at any time for assistance. The Cast Members at Disney Resorts are some of the friendliest and helpful people around making them a great help for any need that guests have while on a Disney vacation.

3. Locations –

Sometimes guests have a favorite Disney Resort based on location. Those looking to be close to the Magic Kingdom can stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, or Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and be on the monorail loop. Guests who spend plenty of time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom might like to stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge for both its theme and convenient location. Those who spend most of their time at Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios might want to stay at Disney’s Boarwalk Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, or Disney’s Yacht Club Resort on Crescent Lake and have easy boat access to both parks.

2. Hearing “Welcome Home” –

One thing that all guests who stay at a Walt Disney World Resort love hearing is “welcome home.” When first walking through the main doors into the lobby or returning after a long day in the park, guests can often hear this phrase and instantly feel as though they are home.

1. Shopping –

Each Disney Resort is also home to unique shopping locations which sell a combination of resort exclusive merchandise and items that can also be found in the parks. Wandering through stores like BouTiki at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Jackson Square Gifts & Desires at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort allows guests the chance to check out lots of unique merchandise and further enjoy the theme of each resort. Stores in each Disney Resort also allow guests to have items purchased in the parks delivered back to the store and picked up at no cost. With such convenience and plenty of unique locations, shopping at Disney Resorts is something that all guests love!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.