Top 8 Disney Pro Tips For Walt Disney World Resorts

When enjoying a Walt Disney World vacation, there is no better way to be close to the magic at all times than by staying on property at a Disney Resort. With over twenty different options to choose from, the Disney Resorts are all beautiful and feature intricate themes, architecture, dining, shopping, pools, landscaping, amenities, complimentary Disney transportation, and amazing Disney service. It can be a little overwhelming when choosing the right Disney Resort, but there are some pro tips which help to make the decision easier as well as some tips which aim to help guests have the best possible experiences possible when it comes to Disney Resorts. From knowing where to stay to enjoying the special options at each Disney Resort, there are plenty of tips that the pros use to ensure a wonderful vacation. Here are the top eight Disney pro tips for Walt Disney World Resorts.


8. Pick The Right Resort —

Guests who are looking to choose the right Disney Resort might be a little intimidated when they realize that there are so many options to choose from. The best way to make the decision a little easier is by determining a budget for the vacation and knowing how much guests are willing to spend on each night of the trip. With that number in mind, guests can then choose one of the three price categories to consider further. Disney Resorts are broken down into three price categories with Deluxe being the most expensive, Value having the best deals, and Moderate falling in the middle. Once guests decide on a budget, they can then pick the correct Disney Resort category for them and choose between only a handful of options.

7. Consider Size —

Once guests choose a certain Disney Resort price category to enjoy, they might also want to consider resort size. Guests who are looking to enjoy a more compact Disney Resort where they are close to the lobby, pool, dining, and bus stop at the same time might want to consider Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort and guests who are looking to enjoy a sprawling Disney Resort with plenty of lush grounds and beautiful areas might look at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

6. Don’t Overlook The Dining Options —

While many guests who travel to Walt Disney World love to enjoy meals while there, they often only consider dining options at the four theme parks and Disney Springs. Disney pros know to not overlook the dining options offered at Disney Resorts as many of them are some of the most delicious options on property. Guests who are looking to enjoy a full service meal should consider ‘Ohana, California Grill, 1900 Park Fare, Artist’s Point, Boatwright’s Dining Hall, and Olivia’s Café. Those who are looking for a faster quick service meal should check out Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory, Capt. Cook’s, The Mara, Pepper Market, and Roaring Fork.

5. Know How To Get Around —

Disney pros know that one of the best ways to enjoy a stay at a Disney Resort is by knowing where things are located on the grounds. By knowing where things like the lobby, front desk, pool, guest relations, dining, shopping, Disney transportation, and amenities are guests are sure to navigate their Disney Resort with ease and not feel lost or have to continuously stop to ask for directions.


4. Know Where You Want To Stay —

While guests might know which Disney Resort they want to stay at, a great way to ensure that their stay is perfect is by knowing exactly where they would like their room to be located. Guests should be sure to consult a map of their Disney Resort and decide whether it is worth paying an extra fee for a room with a view that will guarantee them to be in a certain area. Another way to ensure that guests are located in their area of the Disney Resort that they would like is by making a special request when booking their vacation.

3. Enjoy Special Foods —

The Disney Resorts are home to some amazing dining locations that feature unique foods that guests simply must enjoy. Guests who explore the Disney Resorts can indulge in Beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, Zebra Domes at The Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Tonga Toast at both Capt. Cook’s and Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

2. Visit The Different Resorts —

Disney pros also know that just because guests stay at one particular Disney Resort doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy them all! Guests are free to visit any of the Disney Resorts in Walt Disney World throughout their vacation to check out the lobbies, dining and shopping options, and beautiful grounds.

1. Spend Time At The Pools —

No stay at Walt Disney World is complete without logging some fun in the sun and luckily each Disney Resort is home to at least one amazing pool. Guests should definitely make time to enjoy some time each day at the Disney Resort pools including Doubloon Lagoon, the Lava Pool, the Big Blue Pool, and Stormalong Bay.

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.