Walt Disney World® Resort is rich in choices for the deluxe traveler, but which resort is truly best for you? Let’s try to narrow down the field of possibilities by pinpointing your party’s personality and preferences.
Those traveling with small children will find themselves spending quite a bit of time at Magic Kingdom® Park. They should strongly consider choosing one of the Magic Kingdom Resorts where the park is just a short monorail hop away and easily accessible for a quick afternoon nap or a dip in the pool.
Adults traveling without children or with older children will probably enjoy being closer to Epcot ® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. It’s just a short walk or boat ride away to both parks from any of the excellent Epcot resorts. You’ll also find a world of possibilities in nearby dining and entertainment.
Those who enjoy nature and prefer a quiet, more isolated resort should opt for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge where hundreds of animals roam just below your room balcony. Or you could try Disney’s Wilderness Lodge surrounded by the pine forest fronting Bay Lake. If the convenience and comfort of a living area and kitchen are appealing think about one of the Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts located throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
Also, consider room type preferences. Is a view of the water or pool important, or would you rather pay less and have a view of the resort’s gardens? Will a standard room be all that you need, or should you consider one on the concierge level or maybe a roomy suite? Suites in each of the deluxe resorts come in virtually all shapes and sizes, some as large as 2,000 or more square feet, certainly the most luxurious option if your pocketbook allows. Of course budget together with how much time will be spent in your room are major considerations and will play a large part in your decision.
If hanging out at your resort sounds appealing the concierge rooms are a smart idea. These accommodations, usually located on a keyed-access floor, come with the use of a private lounge with complimentary continental breakfast, snacks throughout the day, before-dinner hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and late evening cordials and desserts. These amenities are in addition to private check-in and checkout and the assistance of a concierge staff ready to help you with Advance Dining Reservations, recreation, show tickets, or anything else within their power. It’s definitely a nice plus to your vacation.
Benefits of staying on property at the Walt Disney World® Resort
Complimentary and convenient Disney transportation by monorail, bus, and water launch
Easy access to the parks, making midday breaks and naps possible plus allowing parties to effortlessly split up to go their independent ways
Charge privileges to your resort account for purchases throughout Disney*
Guaranteed entry to at least one Disney theme park, particularly important during busy holiday periods when filled-to-capacity parks often close to non-Disney resort guests
Extra Magic Hours Benefit whereby one of Disney’s theme parks opens an hour early or up to two hours later than regular park hours exclusively for registered guests of a Walt Disney World Resort
Disney’s Dining Plans which can save up to 30% per adult if purchased as part of your Magic Your Way Vacation package, with dining at over 100 select restaurants
Complimentary Titleist and Cobra club rentals with a full round of golf at any Disney golf course
Package delivery from anywhere on-property directly to your resort
Complimentary airport transportation via Disney’s Magical Express buses*
The magic of Disney twenty-four hours a day
* This benefit is not available to guests staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels or Four Seasons Resort Orlando.
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