Whether you’re staying at a value, moderate, deluxe, or villa resort, the accommodations at Walt Disney World are wonderfully themed, from the details that first amaze you in the lobby, to the landscaped grounds and swimming pools, all the way down to the special touches in your resort room. Staying at a Walt Disney World resort keeps you surrounded by the magic 24 hours a day, plus you get to take advantage of all kinds of special perks. Resort guests have access to complimentary transportation, early FastPass reservations, package delivery services, and extra magic hours, just to name a few. When you’re taking an early morning stroll around your resort, relaxing at the pool for an afternoon break, or enjoying the view from your balcony at night after a fun-filled day, the amazing sights at the resorts are a big part of the reason why staying on site is so important. Here are a few of the sights that I think are the most beautiful at the Walt Disney World resorts.
6. The savannah at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Whether you’re staying in the Jambo House or in the Kidani Village section of this resort, walking out on your balcony and gazing at the lush savannah at sunrise is a pretty amazing sight. Guests can observe over 30 different species of African wildlife, including zebras, gazelles, giraffes, and many different kinds of birds from the privacy of their rooms, from the large windows around the resort, or from the outside viewing platform.
5. Disney’s Boardwalk Inn at night
The Boardwalk twinkles at night as the restaurants, shops, and nightclubs softly glow against the background of the shimmering waters of Crescent Lake. It’s a picture postcard location to stroll around and enjoy the performers, sweet scents, and lovely views.
4. The fireworks from the Top of the World Lounge at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Disney Vacation Club members have access to the upscale Top of the World lounge at the top floor of Bay Lake Tower, which boasts an outdoor viewing area looking across to the Magic Kingdom. Guests viewing the Happily Ever After are treated to a unique and stunning view of the fireworks high above Cinderella Castle and Space Mountain. Guests that are not Disney Vacation Club members can catch the beauty of Happily Ever After from the fourth floor viewing area of the Contemporary Resort.
3. The Sassagoula River at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
Brightly colored ferryboats glide up and down the Sassagoula River that borders Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, adding to the tranquil feeling that envelops this resort. The waterway is framed with shady trees and elegant birds, making this area picturesque any time of the day.
2. The lobby at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Jaw-dropping wonder awaits guests as soon as they enter the lobby at the Wilderness Lodge, which celebrates the beauty of the wilderness and the grandeur of National Park lodges. Lofty totem poles, huge chandeliers, an impressive stone fireplace, intricate wood carvings, and a trickling stream all add to the beauty of the Lodge’s lobby and make many guests repeat customers
1. The walkways at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter.
It’s hard not to be entranced at the quaint theming of Port Orleans French Quarter. Wander the cobblestone walkways, or take a horse-drawn carriage ride, and admire romantic details, from the gas lamps to the sweet-smelling blossoms. The beautiful landscaping and charming atmosphere of this resort make it a favorite place to relax and soak up the peaceful surroundings.