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The Astonishing Disney Hotel Room Fact You Need to Know

Disney Parks across the globe hold many treasures and tidbits just waiting to be found by Guests on their next Disney vacation. We all love to learn new secrets and tips about the Walt Disney World Resort, whether that be the actual speed of Space Mountain or the costs of Cast Member costumes in a Disney Park.

Most people visiting the Central Florida Resort, though, focus so much attention on the theme parks that they forget about the amazing Disney Resort Hotels on offer. From the Value Resorts’ theming and charm to the Deluxe Resorts’ elegance and convenience, there is nothing more magical than actually getting to stay on property at Walt Disney World.

But have you ever tried to estimate how many hotel rooms Disney has onsite? Well, put down your calculators as we have the answer!

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There are many options available when booking accommodation for a Disney vacation in Orlando. Guests looking for a cheaper trip to Central Florida can stay at an Airbnb, a hotel chain like Hilton or Marriott, or an RV park nearby.

Nothing, however, beats returning to your own room at a Disney Resort Hotel on property after a long day exploring Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme parks! The Walt Disney World Resort owns and operates more than 25 Disney Resort Hotel choices for Guests, ranging from Value Resorts like Disney’s All-Star Movies and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort to Deluxe Resorts like Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Prices vary across these Resorts, but all offer the same Disney level of service and comfort that make any stay at the Walt Disney World Resort a memorable one. Each hotel has its own pool, restaurants, concierge, theming, and mass of Cast Members – including Front Desk staff, waiters, housekeeping, and security – making Disney World the sizeable mini-city we all know and love. But with so many Disney Resorts, how many bedrooms are actually at WDW?

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Well, even at a rate of one Guest room per night, it would shockingly take 68 years to stay in each of the 36,000 rooms at all of the Walt Disney World hotels and Resorts!

That’s right; you’d need a 68-year stay to see every bedroom on property. Not included in this astonishing number are the 800 campsites available at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, which add a whole other realm to staying at Disney World. There are 28,037 rooms owned and operated by Disney World, and another 8,000 across other area hotels, including the B Resort & Spa – Disney Springs Resort Area Hotel, Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Hotels, the military Resort Shades of Green, and more.

Here, we provide the lowdown on how the Disney-owned 28,000 rooms are made up across the Value, Moderate, and Deluxe Resort Hotels at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista:

Disney Value Resorts

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort: 1,920
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort: 1,604
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort: 1,920
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort: 1,984
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort: 2,880
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Disney Moderate Resorts

  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort: 1,536
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: 2,384
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter: 1,008
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside: 2,408
  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort: 409

Disney Deluxe Resorts

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: 972
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort: 583
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn: 378
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort: 655
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: 867
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: 479
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: 430
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort: 635
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Disney Deluxe Villas

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort: 295
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: 136
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: 220
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House: 214
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village: 458
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas: 282
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas: 532
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort: 761
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows: 380
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort: 300
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa: 1,260
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: 147

If you’ve got 68 years spare and a lot of money to spend, hop on over to Lake Buena Vista for an intense 28,000-room stay at Walt Disney World!

Of course, if you have the money but don’t want to be immersed in Disney Park magic for 68 years, there is always the new offering from Adventures by Disney. Offering access to Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort in California, Disneyland Paris in France, Tokyo Disneyland in Japan, Shanghai Disneyland in China, and Hong Kong Disneyland, this incredible new ticket is the ultimate Disney fan’s one-stop purchase for a bucket list Disney adventure.

Adventures by Disney’s new magical itinerary, dubbed “Adventures by Disney Private Jet,” is a 24-day private jet trip around the world. The first trip departing to every Disney Park around the world in 6 countries leaves in July of 2023 and is priced at a whopping $109,995.

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Maybe a stay at a Disney Hotel is cheaper than $109,995! Many Guests have been concerned lately, however, with the number of benefits that Disney is removing from stays at Disney Resort Hotels. In the last couple of years, Guests have seen the removal of the beloved Magical Express service from the Orlando International Airport, free MagicBands, Extra Magic Hours, housekeeping services, and the Disney Dining Plan Package.

Pair these removed hotel benefits with the introduction of the controversial Disney Genie+, Lightning Lane, and Park Pass Reservation system, and it appears many loyal Disney World Guests are taking their money elsewhere.

But with wonderful free transportation, such as the Monorail and Sassagoula River Boats, on offer, as well as fireworks inside hotel rooms and the Early Theme Park Entry, there are still some benefits to choosing one of these 36,000 hotel rooms on offer at Walt Disney World.

About Melissa Cannioto

Melissa is an author, adventurer, and chatterbox, who loves to enjoy Disney's theme parks with a Mickey Premium Bar in hand! A British native, she has traveled the world seeking new experiences, and now resides in Florida with her Air Force pilot husband. Find her children's book at @thebearandthehug_book