Disney World Resorts

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney's Beach Club Resort Disney's Polynesian Resort
Disney's BoardWalk Inn Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Contemporary Resort Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter
Disney's Coronado Springs Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside
Disney's All-Star Movies Resort Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Disney's All-Star Music Resort Disney's Pop Century Resort
Disney's All-Star Sports Resort  
Campgrounds and Cabins
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Disney World has some of the most amazing resorts in the world. Sparing no expense to detail, every Disney resort is characterized by a specific theme ranging from a Polynesian retreat to an Atlantic City Boardwalk. The presence of their individuality embraces the outside appearance, while the intricate interior design is present at every resort.Disney's Art of Animation

Disney Imagineers work with award winning architects in making sure the detail is authentic and accurate, as well as designing a resort that is one of a kind in its character. There are 24 resorts, owned an operated by Disney, including the resorts constructed for the Disney Vacation Club.

These are classified into five categories: Deluxe, Moderate, Cabins and Campgrounds Valueas well as the Disney Vacation Club Villas. All of the resorts are located around the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, or Downtown Disney resort areas.

WDWHELP Insider: Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort – Anchored by the prestigious Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the 900-acre luxury resort residential community of Golden Oak, is a one-of-a-kind residential community specially designed for family resort living, featuring whole ownership, single-family custom homes. The development, along the northeast border of the property, will include a luxury hotel, 18-hole championship golf course, single- and multi-family vacation homes and fractional ownership vacation homes.

The flagship resort of Disney World is the Grand Floridian Resort. Opening on July 1, 1988, the resorts restaurant, Victoria and Albert, has received AAA's Five Diamond Award each year since 2000.
Contemporary Resort The themes for the resorts are African, Contemporary, South Pacific, Atlantic City Boardwalk, Pacific Northwest, Caribbean, New England, historic Florida, New Orleans, the Southwest, Mexico, as well as music, movie, sports, campground and cabin areas.

As the years go by more and more world class resorts continue to spring up in this magical land. The newest for 2013 will be the Grand Floridian Villas as well as the newly announced Polynesian Villas.

When staying at the resorts, there are many perks associated with them.

  • Extra Magic Hours – Guests are allowed  to enter a certain theme park one hour before official opening on specific days of the week. On other days of the week, one of the theme parks stays open to Disney resort guests for two hours after the normal closing of the parks.Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Magical Express (free bus transportation to and from the airport. This includes luggage transfer
  • Kids 17 & under stay free - in their parents room
  • Advance Dining Reservations - up to ten days of advance dining reservations  starting 180 days prior to check-in.
  • Free WDW transportation – Bus, monorail and boats that connect all the Disney resorts, theme parks, water parks and downtown Disney.
  • FREE parking at all of the Disney theme parks - Guests will be allowed to park at any of the theme parks at no charge.
  • Charging privileges – Once checked in, your room key will have charging privileges for all of Disney World.
  • Package delivery – Instead of carrying your purchases through the theme parks, Disney will have your purchases brought to your hotel while visiting the theme parks.
  • On-Line Check-In - Simply check in on-line & advise the resort of your arrival time, provide a credit card to cover your charges, and skip the lines at check-in.
  • Disney's Refillable Mug Program - about $13.99 a refillable souvenir mug where you can fill endlessly all the soda, coffee, tea, and cocoa you want!

Some of the nicest memories of your vacation will not only be the time you will spend in the theme parks, but where you will relax and stay the night. All of the resorts contain dining areas, recreational activities as well as other features particular to that resort.

Whatever resort you stay at, the Magic of Disney will always be around you and your family.

The Deluxe Resorts: Are the best that Disney can offer. From the 5 star Grand Floridian Resort to the Pacific Isles themed Polynesian Resort, the detail and accommodations available are one of a kind. Expect a formal dining area as well as an area for snacks, beautifully themed pools (with at least one water slide) larger rooms, a balcony area as well as rooms being in the main building.  No attention on detail has escaped these resorts, as many have been designed by leading architects. All the resorts have an athletic club while some may have a full spa available for guests that want to pamper themselves.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney's Beach Club Resort

Disney's Polynesian Resort

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort

Disney's Contemporary resort

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

The Moderate Resorts: If you want to spend more time on the resort grounds, the Moderate resorts may be for you.  The architectural detail flows throughout the building as well as special attention given to the outside ambience. Unlike the value resorts, these resorts may offer sit down dining, at least one indoor bar, and slightly larger rooms. Overall, there is a more airy feeling as you walk about, as well as more attention given to the theme detailing of the resort.

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter

Disney's Coronado Resort

Disney's Port Orleans Riverside

The Value Resorts: Offer a great value for the family as well as including all the benefits by staying at a Disney World Hotel. There are food courts available as well as activity areas. The hotels are accessible to the theme and water parks by the bus service that Disney provides. These resorts are for the budget minded family and are an excellent choice for your magical vacation.

Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

Disney's Art Of Animation

Disney's All-Star Music Resort

Disney's Pop Century

Disney's All-Star Sports Resort


Campgrounds and Cabins: The fourth and fifth category for accommodations is Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds. Guests love that “back to nature experience” as you settle back in a backwoods rustic setting. There are 784 areas available for cabins, recreational vehicles and tents at this 780 acre site. Recreational activities include fishing and horseback riding as well as two heated swimming pools and a full playground for the kids. The resort also has two dinner shows, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and Mickey's Backyard BBQ.

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Disney Resorts

Fort Wilderness cabins