Disney Resort Rooms Inspired by Disney Movies and Characters

Choosing a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can be a difficult choice to make. With 22 Disney hotels to choose from, you may be looking for some inspiration that can help with your decision. Here we take look the best hotel to stay in, if you have a favorite Disney character or movie. You don’t just have to visit a Disney Park to experience the Disney magic!

Mary Poppins (1964)

A practically perfect Disney Resort to stay in if you aspire to be just like Mary Poppins, is Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Located on Seven Seas Lagoon, the Disney Vacation Club Villas of this exquisite Resort hotel have recently undergone refurbishment, refreshing the rooms to combine Victorian elegance with modern comforts. Throughout the Guest rooms, you’ll find Mary Poppins-inspired touches, such as 17 Cherry Tree Lane artwork and penguins on the cushions. Make sure to stop by the lobby of the Villas at the Grand Floridian to see the penguins fountain!

Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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The Incredibles (2004)

Just one stop away from Magic Kingdom theme park on the Disney Monorail, Disney’s Contemporary Resort offers Guests rooms inspired by The Incredibles. Having been renovated in late 2021, Guest rooms are fitted with ultra-modern furniture, with plenty of Incredibles details throughout the room. The magic of the theming extends outside of the Guest rooms too, with modern artwork that features the Incredible family.


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Moana (2016)

Just when you thought that Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort couldn’t get any more beautiful, the Guest rooms are now decorated in stunning colors with Moana details. Wooden effect furniture is combined with Polynesian patterns, floral artwork adorns the walls, and a serene teal color brings color to the room. Look out for Moana detailing on the cushions, lamps and walls. Make sure to look out for Hei Hei on the way to your Guest room in the hallways of this Deluxe Disney Resort too; he’s hiding amongst vibrant floral decor.  


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Bambi (1942)

Staying with the Deluxe Resorts, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge sits on the shores of Bay Lake. The Disney hotel nestled amongst trees and beyond waterfalls and geysers is the perfect location for Guest rooms inspired by Bambi. Brown and green is the color scheme for the Guest rooms, with dark wood furniture and marble counter tops. Woodland artwork behind the beds offers a stunning backdrop, and features favorite Disney characters including Chip ’N’ Dale. Enjoy artwork featuring characters from Bambi around the Guest room too. 


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Dumbo (1941)

Located close to EPCOT’s International Gateway, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn combines the fun of the carnival with the charm of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City. As such, it offers the perfect location to highlight the beloved Dumbo. Make sure to book a Guest room with a day bed to see the beautiful artwork of a sleeping Dumbo as the backdrop. Look closely at the detailing around the room too, to see Mickey and Minnie details.


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Peter Pan (1953), Beauty and the Beast (1991) and Wall-E (2008)

The newest of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts to open, Disney’s Riviera Resort is the place to go to admire stunning art work in surroundings inspired by Europe. Guest rooms are modern and stylish, with a variety of artwork pieces. If you love Peter Pan, and have a small party, then a Tower Studio is the room for you. Alternatively, stay in a Studio or Deluxe Villa and be treated to art pieces inspired by Wall-E or Beauty and the Beast. Make sure to explore the corridors and main areas of this Disney Resort to see the huge collection of art pieces featured here.

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Disney Horses

If there is a lover of horses in your party, then Disney’s Saratoga Springs is an ideal Disney Resort to stay in. Inspired by upstate New York and located just across from Disney Springs, the Disney Vacation Club Resort is equestrian themed, with Victorian styling. Your Guest room will feature famous Disney horses, including: Maximus from Tangled (2010); Samson from Sleeping Beauty (1959); and Frou-Frou from The Aristocats (1970). Make sure to stop by the different areas of the Resort, to see other equestrian details.


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The Lion King (1994)

If you’re looking for a Deluxe Resort, then Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is the place to enjoy a Guest room inspired by The Lion King, with a savannah view. Tribal detailing, artwork featuring favorite characters from the movie and a stunning sunset backdrop to the coffee-making facilities will make you feel like you’re right in the heart of Africa. 


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If a Disney Value Resort is better for your budget, then check out The Lion King Family Suites in Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Each suite is located in The Lion King section of the Resort, and is decorated in vibrant colors, featuring Simba, Timon Pumbaa and Zazu from the movie.

The Little Mermaid (1989), Finding Nemo (2003) and Cars (2006)

Other Family Suites are available in Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, including those themed around Finding Nemo and Cars. Each room is located in the corresponding section of the Resort, and are decorated in vibrant colours, featuring characters from the movies. 


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More affordable Guest rooms are available in The Little Mermaid section, towards the rear of the Disney hotel. The rooms feature Ariel, Sebastian and Flounder, with bright colored walls. Who will be the mascot of the building your room is located in: Ariel; Ursula; or Sebastian?

The Three Caballeros (1945)

You don’t have to only celebrate The Three Caballeros in the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT; make a reservation at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, to be surrounded by artwork featuring Donald Duck, Panchito Pistoles and Jose Carioca. The rooms are decorated neutrally and stylishly, allowing the artwork to take center stage. 


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The Princess & The Frog (2009)

Princess Tiana and friends are featured beautifully in the Guest rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort. When staying in French Quarter, your Guest room will feature subtle hints of The Princess & The Frog and New Orleans in a cosy surrounding. If you choose to stay at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside, in Alligator Bayou, where the standard rooms are located, you’ll be treated to accents featuring Louis and Ray.

Guests staying in a Royal Guest room, located in Magnolia Bend, will be welcomed by Princess Tiana into a room filled with magic. We’re talking a magic carpet, firework headboard, genie lamp taps, and art pieces of your favorite Disney princess, along with Tiana herself. 

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Is there a Disney Resort hotel that you’ve discovered you need to stay in, to experience decor that features your favorite Disney character? Have you previously stayed in a Disney Resort prior to the Guest rooms being updated? Be sure to look at every detail next time you’re staying in a Guest room in any of the Disney World hotels!

About Victoria Mills

Victoria is a Disney-loving, tea-drinking, Math teacher from Liverpool, England. Her motto is 'work hard, Disney harder'! Having taken part in the Disney College Program back in 2010, Victoria's love and appreciation for Walt Disney World only grew, and it's the place where she feels most herself - it's home!