7 Fabulous Deluxe Walt Disney World Resort Experiences Most People Miss

When many guests visit Walt Disney World, they enjoy staying on property at a Walt Disney World Resort. With over twenty options to choose from, Disney Resorts feature unique themes, pools, amenities, accommodations, dining options, shopping locations, grounds, transportation, and entertainment. Disney Resorts are also broken down into three price categories with Deluxe being the most expensive, Value having the best deals, and Moderate falling somewhere in between. Guests who can afford to stay at Deluxe Disney Resorts can relax in lush settings that will whisk them away to locations across time and space. Fortunately, all guests are free to visit any Disney Resort so those who are not staying at a Deluxe Disney Resort can still visit them and enjoy unique experiences like shopping and dining. Here are seven fabulous Deluxe Walt Disney World Resort experiences that most guests miss while enjoying a Disney vacation.


7. Stormalong Bay –

Guests who stay at Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort have exclusive access to one of the most amazing pool areas in all of Walt Disney World. Stormalong Bay is spread out over three acres and features an elevated tanning deck, lazy river, water slide, hot tub, and zero depth entry sand bottomed pool. Guests will love splashing in the waters and relaxing in the sun at this amazing pool!

6. Victoria & Albert’s –

The most exclusive dining experience in Walt Disney World can be found at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and invites adults guests only to enjoy dinner in Victorian elegance. Victoria & Albert’s requires a proper dress code and features a multi course meal and optional wine pairing to make for an unforgettable meal.

5. California Grill –

Another amazing restaurant found in a Deluxe Disney Resort is the California Grill which is nestled on the top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Featuring classic menu options with a Californian flair, the restaurant offers sweeping views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom, especially when Happily Ever After is occurring each night. Open for dinner only, guests can dine on options including an assortment of outstanding dishes.

4. The Monorail Through The Contemporary –

A great experience in a Deluxe Disney Resort that any guests can enjoy can also be found at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Guests who hop aboard the Resort Line of the monorail can enjoy a scenic circle tour of Seven Seas Lagoon with stops at the Magic Kingdom, Transportation and Ticket center, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort. When stopping at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the monorail actually enters directly into the lobby and glides to a stop at the station! Guests absolutely love this unique perspective of the lobby and riding in style.


3. The Savanna –

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge whisks guests away to Africa with a sweeping lobby full of authentic African art and dark woodwork. The highlight of the resort is the sweeping savanna which guests can gaze out at to enjoy animals like giraffes and zebras grazing. Each moment can be different on the savanna making it an amazing feature to enjoy time and time again.

2. Senses – A Disney Spa –

One of the most beloved features of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is Senses – A Disney Spa. Featuring word class services including massages, facials, manicures, and body wraps, guests are sure to feel pampered and completely relaxed while spending time in this tranquil setting.

1. Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show –

Guests who are looking for a meal that is both entertaining and delicious should head over to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort on certain nights to enjoy Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. The event is hosted by Auntie Wini and features drummers, fire dancers, hula dancing, and other forms of entertainment in addition to the sprawling all you can eat feast. Guests are sure to have an amazing time dining on Polynesian inspired foods and taking in the unique entertainment.

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.