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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Choosing Which Disney Resort to Stay At

There are a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes to staying at a Disney World resort.  The options are as varied as the Disney World guests themselves, with everything from your basic hotel room to spacious bungalows to choose from.  Before booking your Disney World accommodations it is important to know what they have to offer.

Disney World's resorts are divided into four categories.  Those categories are Value Resorts, Moderate Resorts, Deluxe Resorts, and Deluxe Villa Resorts.

Value Resorts
Value Resorts are the entry level resort at Disney World.  The Value Resorts that Disney World are Disney's All Star Music Resort, Disney's All Star Movie Resort, Disney's All Star Sports Resort, Disney's Pop Century Resort, and Disney's Art of Animation. The standard room sizes at Value Resorts are 260 square feet, and have a maximum occupancy of four people.

All Value Resort rooms offer wi-fi access, and a mini-fridge.  Value Resorts also offer basic resort amenities like a themed pool, poolside bar, food court, video game room, and gift shop.  

Moderate Resorts    
Moderate Resorts are the next level of Disney World resorts.  The Moderate Resorts that Disney World offers Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney's Coronado Springs, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter, and The Cabins at Fort Wilderness.  The standard room sizes at Moderate Resorts are 314 square feet with the exception of Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort whose standard rooms are 340 square feet in size.  The Moderate Resorts do offer rooms that accommodate up to five people.

Moderate Resorts also offer in-room wi-fi, and a mini-fridge.  Moderate Resorts offer outstanding public areas, a highly themed main pool with a water slide, several quiet pools, hot tubs and spas, food court, table service restaurant, pool bar, video game room, gift shop, and on-site recreation.

  Deluxe Resorts
The Deluxe Resorts are the upper level resorts Disney World has to offer.  These resorts include Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's Boardwalk Inn, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Disney's Yacht Club Resort, and Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel.  The standard rooms at the Deluxe Resorts range in size from 344 square feet to 440 square feet and offer rooms that accommodate up to five people.

As with Value and Moderate Resorts rooms at Deluxe Resorts offer a mini-fridge and in room wi-fi.  The public areas at Deluxe Resorts are outstanding, and the Deluxe Resorts offer elaborate theming.  Amenities at Deluxe Resorts are the same as Moderate Resorts, as well as upscale fine dining, room service, a lounge bar, high end gift shops, babysitting services, and valet parking.  Some Deluxe Resorts offer salons as well.

Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts
The Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts are actually Disney Vacation Club Resorts that can be rented through Walt Disney World's regular reservation system when they are not being used by Disney Vacation Club members.  The Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts are Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas - Jambo House and Kidani Village, Bay Lake Towers, Disney's Beach Club Villas, Disney's Boardwalk Villas, Fort Wilderness Cabins, Disney's Old Key West Resort, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, Disney's Treehouse Villas, and The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  Some Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts offer villas that can accommodate up to twelve guests.  

The amenities at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts are similar to those offered at Deluxe Resorts, and many of them actually share amenities with the Deluxe Resorts located next door to them.    

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