Tax Rate Changing in 2017 for Bookings at All Star Resorts in Walt Disney World

Credit: Disney Tips

Starting in 2017, the Osceola County tax rate for combined state and local taxes will be 7.5%.  This is a 1% increase from the 6.5% rate from 2016.  The All Star Resorts are the only resorts impacted because these resorts actually reside in Osceola County rather than Orange County like the rest of Walt Disney World.  This rate increase will only impact room booking taxes and not food or merchandise purchases that are made while staying there.  This change will be applied to vacations, even if you booked your vacation in 2016.


Walt Disney World is huge!  It actually covers 40 square miles, and much of it is undeveloped.  This is how part of Walt Disney World is able to reside in two different counties.  There are plans for additional resorts and development on the land, so more may start to be developed and fall subject to these same tax changes.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!