6 Fantastic Things About Walt Disney World Resorts

Big Blue Pool
Big Blue Pool at Disney's Art of Animation

The best way to make a Walt Disney World vacation as magical as possible is by staying on property at a Disney Resort. With over two dozen options to choose from, guests can enjoy Disney Resorts that fully immerse them in beautiful themes filled with fun, relaxation, and world class amenities. Disney Resorts feature three different price categories with Deluxe being the most expensive, Value having the best offers, and Moderate falling somewhere in the middle. However, no matter what Disney Resort a guest stays at, they are sure to love the beautiful theme, landscaping, architecture, dining, shopping, pools, amenities, recreation, and complimentary Disney transportation. While each Disney Resort features a unique theme, there are countless details which bring them to life including plenty of hidden history, secrets, and Mickeys that guests might have never known about. Here are six awesome things about Walt Disney World Resorts.


6. Piece By Piece —

The distinctive Disney’s Contemporary Resort features a very modern architectural style. Guests who stay at the Disney Resort can enjoy watching the monorail glide right through the lobby, a short walk to the Magic Kingdom, and beautiful views of the surrounding Disney Resorts and the Magic Kingdom. While many guests stay at and visit Disney’s Contemporary Resort, they might not know exactly how it was constructed. The frame of the Disney Resort was constructed first and then each guest room slid into place in the frame where it was then further secured.

5. Historic Influence —

The final Disney Resort on Seven Seas Lagoon is Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, a favorite of many guests. The Disney Resort is home to amazing dining options, unique shopping, wonderful entertainment, beautiful views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom, and a unique architectural and design style. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa was partially inspired by the same iconic white buildings and red roof of the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California.

4. The Serpent —

Guests who stay at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort simply must enjoy time at Doubloon Lagoon. The Disney Resort is themed to feel like New Orleans’ French Quarter and features a festive atmosphere which is on display at the unique pool area. Doubloon Lagoon features many statues of alligators playing jazz instruments and a huge water slide that is actually the tongue of a large serpent who can be found winding his way around the area. While many guests recognize the serpent who is being ridden by Poseidon, they might not know that his name is Scales!

3. True Meaning —

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is located right next door to Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort and both are nestled along the banks of a mighty river. The Sassagoula River serves as a beautiful backdrop for both Disney Resorts as well as a useful means of transportation as complimentary boats run continuously from each Disney Resort to Disney Springs. Many guests recognize the name Sassagoula but might be unaware that it is the Native American term for Mississippi.


2. Underwater Sound —

One of the best places to splash around and cool of is at the Big Blue Pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. The Disney Resort brings the classic Disney animated films and Pixar hits Finding Nemo, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Cars to life through intricately themed areas and beautiful details. The Disney Resort is also home to the largest pool on property called the Big Blue Pool. This pool features larger than life characters from Finding Nemo as well as an awesome sound system which actually lets guests listen to music while underwater!

1. A Worldly Hidden Mickey —

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is absolutely beautiful and aims to please guests with lots of nautical details and décor. Just after entering into the opulent lobby, guests can spot a massive globe which features a Hidden Mickey. Just off the shore of Madagascar guests can spot a sea serpent who is nearby a classic Hidden Mickey found in the water.

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.