7 Things Disney Insiders Love About Walt Disney World Value Resorts

Guests who enjoy a Walt Disney World vacation can explore four theme parks full of amazing attractions and live entertainment, dine in uniquely themed and delicious locations, shop for the perfect souvenir and keepsake in countless shops and stores, and splash around in two entertaining Disney water parks. With so many amazing things to experience while in Walt Disney World, the best way to stay close to the magic at all times is by staying one property at a Walt Disney World Resort. With over twenty options to choose from, Disney Resorts are broken down into three categories with Deluxe being the most expensive, Value having the best deals, and Moderate falling somewhere in the middle. While Value Resorts are the least expensive of the options, they still feature amazing themes, relaxing pools, recreation, amenities, dining, shopping, and Disney transportation. Guests who choose to stay on property at a Disney Value Resort will be sure to love their experience! Here are seven things that Disney insiders love about Walt Disney World Value Resorts.


7. Reasonable Prices –

One of the biggest perks of Disney Value Resorts that Disney insiders absolutely love are the reasonable prices offered. For those with a budget, the Value Resorts offer wonderful themes, recreation, and amenities for reasonable prices that are affordable for many. In addition to reasonable prices, Value Resorts often are included in special offers throughout the year which can include a free Disney Dining Plan, special room offer, and package deal.

6. Great Themes –

The Value Resorts at Walt Disney World each feature a unique theme that is sure to please the guests staying there! Disney’s Pop Century Resort invites guests to celebrate the decades of the 1900s with areas dedicated to each era and decked out with trends from the times. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort brings guess directly into the classic Disney and Pixar animated films Finding Nemo, Cars, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King. Disney’s three All Star Resorts celebrate music, movies, and sports through themed pools and guest rooms and massive props.

5. Big Blue Pool –

Guests who stay at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort absolutely love splashing around in the Big Blue Pool. The largest in Walt Disney World, this pool is themed after the film Finding Nemo and features larger than life statues of characters that guests know and love. Those who enjoy the area can experience underwater speakers, a zero depth entry, Squirt’s Righteous Reef, and the Schoolyard Sprayground for an amazing time filled with fun in the sun!

4. Tie-Dyed Cheesecake & Dole Whips –

While there are many amazing places to dine at Disney Value Resorts, one location at Disney’s Pop Century Resort boasts two desserts which have a huge fan base! The Everything Pop Shopping and Dining location is a quick service restaurant which is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Daily menu options include a Buffalo Chicken Flatbread, Chicken Cavatappi, Wine Butter Mussels, and a Vegetable Sandwich but the items that keep guests coming back are the Tie-Dyed Cheesecake and Dole Whips! The Tie-Dyed Cheesecake features a red velvet cake and layers of brightly colored cheesecake on top The Dole Whip is wonderfully refreshing and a Disney World classic dessert. Both desserts are as beautiful as they are delicious!

3. Cozy Cone –

In addition to the Big Blue Pool, guests at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort can splash around in an area that feels just like Route 66 from the film Cars. The Cozy Cone Pool invites guests to the legendary Coy Cone Motel where they can lounge inside the cones while enjoying relaxing in the Florida sun. With larger than life characters including Lightning McQueen and Mater nearby, guests can splash around while feeling like they are in a scene from the film.


2. Calypso Pool –

Disney’s All Star Music Resort celebrates the many different types of music and instruments with areas that are adorned with larger than life props and musical notes. One area of the resort that Disney insiders love is the Calypso Pool which is shaped like a massive guitar. Guests can enjoy a festive fountain in the center of the pool with figures of the Three Caballeros and brightly colored massive maracas nearby.

1. Special Rooms At Disney’s Art of Animation –

Perhaps the most enjoyable part of staying at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is relaxing in a guest room themed specifically to one of the classic Disney or Pixar animated films. The Lion King rooms transport guests directly to Pride Rock and the savanna, The Little Mermaid rooms are decked out with nautical décor that evokes life under the sea, Cars rooms bring guests directly to Route 66 with Lightning McQueen, and Finding Nemo rooms bring the whimsy of the film to life with unique touches and décor. Enjoying a stay in one of these special guest rooms is as close to stepping into the movies as guests can get!

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.