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On-Site Disney World Resorts – pros and cons of each

Overwhelmed by choices and not sure where to stay for your Walt Disney World trip?

Choosing the right resort for your budget and interests is important to having a successful vacation.

To help you with that decision, here’s a breakdown of every Disney World resort, including the pros and cons of each, room views available, bed size, and the number of people allowed.

Resort Closures

At this time, every resort is open at Walt Disney World, with Disney’s All-Star Sports being the last to reopen on March 31, 2022.

This means that the first time since 2020, all Walt Disney World Resort hotels are operating for the first time.

The resorts that are open continue to offer guests magical Disney theming and atmosphere. And, of course, there are a range of options when it comes to booking a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

It might be tough to decide where to stay, but that’s where we come in! Keep reading for more details about every resort on Walt Disney World property.

Learn more about what is currently open at the Walt Disney World Resorts.

Deluxe

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Dedicated buses, less expensive than most Deluxe Resorts, great on-site restaurants, 1 of the most gorgeous WDW resorts, Savanna View rooms have view of animals, during less busy times upgrades are often possible


Cons: Not within viewing or walking distance of any theme parks, Standard View could be disappointing, rooms are smaller than average Deluxe Rooms, on-site restaurants are African-themed and may not appeal to everyone


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard ViewQueen4
Pool ViewQueen4
Savanna ViewQueen4
Savanna View - KingKing2
Standard View - KingKing2
Pool View - KingKing2
Savanna View - Club LevelQueen4
Standard View - 1 Bedroom Suite - Club Level AccessQueen6
1 Bedroom Suite - Club Level AccessQueen6
2 Bedroom Suite - Club Level AccessKing8
Royal Asante Presidential SuiteQueen6

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Beach Club Resort

Beach Club Resort

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Pros: 5-10 minute walk to Epcot, best pool of the Disney resorts, can walk or take boat to Hollywood Studios, Disney Skyliner Station nearby, within walking distance of Boardwalk restaurants and entertainment Albatross Treasure Cruise for kids ages 4-12 departs from marina, on-site childcare available nearby at the Dolphin


Cons: Buses are sometimes shared with other resorts, some rooms have standing balcony only


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard ViewQueen5
Garden or Woods ViewQueen5
Water ViewQueen5
Standard View - Club LevelQueen5
Garden View - Club LevelQueen5
Water View - Club LevelQueen5
Deluxe RoomQueen6
1 Bedroom SuiteKing4
2 Bedroom SuiteKing7
Newport Presidential SuiteFull7
Nantucket VP SuiteKing2

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Boardwalk Inn

Boardwalk Inn

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: 10-15 minute walk to Epcot, some rooms have views of Epcot and Hollywood Studios, can take a boat or walk to Hollywood Studios, gorgeous theming, Disney Skyliner station nearby


Cons: No restaurants inside the resort (have to walk out on the Boardwalk to get to them), shared buses can sometimes mean long commutes, can be long walks to rooms (especially Villas rooms)


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard ViewQueen5
Water ViewQueen5
Garden ViewQueen5
Standard Room - Club LevelQueen5
Deluxe Room - Club LevelQueen6
Outer Bldg - Garden Room - Club LevelKing2
2 Bedroom SuiteQueen9
Sonora VP SuiteQueen6

Get more details on Boardwalk Inn →


Contemporary Resort

Contemporary Resort

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Can walk to Magic Kingdom, easy to get to most other resorts using monorail or MK buses, views of Magic Kingdom fireworks, can view Electrical Water Pageant from hotel, 50-minute specialty cruises for up to 10-12 people available at the dock, large rooms, salon on site, rooms themed to The Incredibles


Cons: Cons: Pool isn’t anything special, theming seems sterile to some people, bathrooms don’t have separate sinks and showers and the counter space is very limited, bus transportation can be shared with other hotels, can be noisy from Chef Mickey’s


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Garden Wing - Standard ViewQueen5
Garden Wing - Garden ViewQueen5
Garden Wing - KingKing3
Garden Wing - Deluxe RoomKing4
Main Tower - Lake ViewQueen5
Main Tower - Theme Park ViewQueen5
Standard Room - Atrium Club LevelQueen5
Standard Room - Club LevelQueen4
Theme Park View - Atrium Club LevelQueen5
Standard Room - King - Club LevelKing2
Garden Wing - Hospitality SuiteKing7
Garden Wing - 1 Bedroom SuiteKing5
Bay Lake View - 1 Bedroom SuiteQueen6
Theme Park View - 1 Bedroom SuiteQueen6
Bay Lake View - 2 Bedroom SuiteQueen6
Theme Park View - 2 Bedroom SuiteQueen10
Theme Park View Presidential SuiteQueen8

Get more details on Contemporary Resort →


Grand Floridian Resort

Grand Floridian Resort

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: One monorail stop away from Magic Kingdom, Disney's Flagship Resort with very elegant theming, great on-site dining options, can take boat to Magic Kingdom, walking path to Magic Kingdom, view of Magic Kingdom fireworks and Electrical Water Pageant


Cons: Expensive, transportation to parks other than Magic Kingdom can take a while (shared buses, have to transfer monorails to get to Epcot), not as kid-friendly as other resorts, walking path to MK is long


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Outer Bldg - Garden ViewQueen5
Outer Bldg - Lagoon ViewQueen5
Outer Bldg - Theme Park ViewQueen5
Outer Bldg - Standard Room - Club LevelQueen5
Main Bldg - Standard Room - Club LevelQueen5
Main Bldg - Theme Park View - Club LevelQueen5
Main Bldg - Deluxe King Room - Club LevelKing3
Outer Bldg - 1 Bedroom Suite - Club Level AccessQueen6
Outer Bldg - 2 Bedroom Suite - Club Level AccessKing8
Main Bldg - 1 Bedroom Suite - Club LevelQueen6
Main Bldg - 2 Bedroom Suite - Club LevelKing8

Get more details on Grand Floridian Resort →


Polynesian Village Resort

Polynesian Village Resort

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Easy access to both Magic Kingdom and Epcot by monorail (can walk to TTC to get Epcot monorail if you would like), boat option to Magic Kingdom, theming, view of Magic Kingdom fireworks with music piped in, very popular/delicious on-site restaurants, big rooms themed to Moana


Cons: High cost, shared buses which can mean long bus rides to places other than Magic Kingdom and Epcot, resort can feel too spread out


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard ViewQueen5
Lagoon ViewQueen5
Theme Park ViewQueen5
Pool or Marina ViewQueen5
Garden View - Club LevelQueen5
Lagoon View - Club LevelQueen5
Theme Park View - Club LevelQueen5
1 Bedroom SuiteQueen5
1 Bedroom Suite - Club LevelQueen5
Ambassador Vice Presidential SuiteQueen8
King Kamehameha SuiteQueen8
Honeymoon Room - Club levelKing2

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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Resort

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Resort

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Coming March 1, 2022, this new Star Wars-themed resort will be highly immersive and extremely unique; totally unlike any other resort experience on property


Cons: The price. Even though stays here are only 2 nights, the price is still very expensive.


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room

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Wilderness Lodge

Wilderness Lodge

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Most affordable of the Deluxes, one of the most beautiful at Christmas, great theming, beautiful grounds, can take boat to Magic Kingdom, can view Electrical Water Pageant


Cons: Shared buses, most rooms are smaller than other Deluxe Resort rooms and will only accommodate four people (can have 5th person if they are under 3)


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard ViewQueen4
Nature ViewQueen4
Courtyard ViewQueen4
Nature Fireworks ViewQueen4
Standard View - King BedKing2
Nature View - King BedKing2
Courtyard View - King BedKing2
Nature Fireworks View - King BedKing2
Standard Room - Club LevelQueen4
Standard Room - King Bed - Club LevelKing2
Deluxe Room - Club LevelQueen6

Get more details on Wilderness Lodge →


Yacht Club

Yacht Club

Resort category: Deluxe

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Location is about a 5-10 minute walk to Epcot and the Boardwalk area, boat ride or walk to Hollywood Studios, close to Disney Skyliner Station, Stormalong Bay is the best on-site pool, Cast Members get higher praise than most other resorts, all rooms have balconies, dog friendly


Cons: Not as well suited for families with small children, shared buses with a few other resorts can mean long bus rides


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard ViewQueen5
Garden or Woods ViewQueen5
Water ViewQueen5
Standard Room - Club LevelQueen5
Garden View - Club LevelQueen5
Water View - Club LevelQueen5
2 Bedroom Suite - Club LevelKing6

Get more details on Yacht Club →


Moderate

Cabins at Fort Wilderness

Cabins at Fort Wilderness

Resort category: Moderate

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Accommodates up to 6 per cabin with separate bedroom and 2 TVs, full kitchen, peaceful, away from theme park noise, lots of on-site activities (archery, campfire, fishing, pony rides, etc), can park right next to cabin, dog-friendly, boat option to MK and nearby resorts


Cons: Buses have to be taken everywhere (including internally at the resort where they take you to the bus stops to the parks or to the marina for the boat to MK), a golf cart is a must (which is an extra expense)


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Wilderness CabinQueen6

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Caribbean Beach Resort

Caribbean Beach Resort

Resort category: Moderate

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Beautiful grounds, good pool, option to book a Pirate Room, access to the Disney Skyliner gondola system, within walking distance to Disney\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Riviera Resort


Cons: Rooms are often noisy, resort is large and spread out, the most internal bus stops of any Moderate Resort, no elevators


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard ViewQueen4
Water or Pool ViewQueen4
King BedKing2
Preferred RoomQueen5
Standard View - 5th SleeperQueen5
Water or Pool View - 5th SleeperQueen5
Pirate - Standard ViewFull4
Pirate - Water ViewFull4

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Coronado Springs Resort

Coronado Springs Resort

Resort category: Moderate

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Beautiful grounds, less of a Disney feel and more adult-friendly than other resorts, great dining options, has a salon, health club and room service, new Gran Destino tower offers Club Level amenities, central location means shorter bus rides to the parks


Cons: Large and spread out which can mean long walks, convention hotel which can mean large groups, not as kid-friendly as other resorts


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard ViewQueen4
Water ViewQueen4
Water View - KingKing2
Preferred RoomQueen4
Preferred Room - KingKing2
Standard View - KingKing2
Casitas - 1 Bedroom SuiteQueen6
1 Bedroom Suite - KingKing4
Casitas - Executive SuiteQueen8
Tower Standard View - KingKing2
Tower Standard ViewQueen4
Tower Water View - KingKing2
Tower Water ViewQueen4
Tower Standard View - Club AccessQueen4
Tower 1 Bedroom SuiteKing4
Tower Presidential SuiteKing6
Tower Deluxe SuiteKing4

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Port Orleans - French Quarter

Port Orleans - French Quarter

Resort category: Moderate

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Beautiful grounds, great theming, compact size, can take a boat to Disney Springs, only place on property you can get beignets, walking distance to Riverside where there are carriage rides available


Cons: No Table Service restaurant (can walk to Port Orleans Riverside to eat at a restaurant), buses are sometimes shared with Riverside which means they are more crowded and commutes can be long


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard ViewQueen4
Garden ViewQueen4
Pool ViewQueen4
River ViewQueen4
King BedKing2

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Port Orleans - Riverside

Port Orleans - Riverside

Resort category: Moderate

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Beautiful grounds, great theming, can take boat to Disney Springs, both a food court and restaurant on site, some rooms can accommodate up to 5 people, walking distance to Port Orleans French Quarter where you can get beignets, carriage rides available, dog friendly


Cons: Spread out, buses are often inconvenient


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard ViewQueen4
Woods ViewQueen4
Pool ViewQueen4
River ViewQueen4
Standard View - 5th SleeperQueen5
Woods View - 5th SleeperQueen5
King BedKing3
Preferred RoomQueen4
Royal Guest Room - Standard ViewQueen4
Royal Guest Room - Woods ViewQueen4
Royal Guest Room - Pool ViewQueen4
Royal Guest Room - River ViewQueen4

Get more details on Port Orleans - Riverside →


Value

All-Star Movies

All-Star Movies

Resort category: Value

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Affordable, fun movie theming especially suited for young kids, refurbished rooms include pull-down table beds


Cons: Small rooms, spread out, buses are sometimes shared between All-Star resorts (and All-Star Movies is often the last of the resorts to be picked up or dropped off)


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard RoomQueen4
Preferred RoomQueen4

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All-Star Music

All-Star Music

Resort category: Value

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Affordable, fun music theming especially suited for young kids, family suites available, refurbished rooms include pull-down table beds


Cons: Small rooms, spread out, buses are sometimes shared between All-Star resorts


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard RoomQueen4
Preferred RoomQueen4
Family SuiteQueen6

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All-Star Sports

All-Star Sports

Resort category: Value

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Affordable, fun sports theming especially suited for young kids


Cons: Small rooms, spread out, buses sometimes shared between All-Star resorts


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard RoomQueen4
Preferred RoomQueen4

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Art of Animation Resort

Art of Animation Resort

Resort category: Value

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Some of the best theming in all of Disney World, dedicated buses (meaning they do not share with other resorts), most rooms are suites, bigger and better food court than other Values, dog-friendly, access to the Disney Skyliner gondola system, can walk to Pop Century


Cons: Spread out, spotty cell phone service and wifi, most expensive of the Value Resorts, Little Mermaid rooms are rarely part of promotions


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Little Mermaid Standard RoomFull4
Lion King Family SuiteQueen6
Finding Nemo Family SuiteQueen6
Cars Family SuiteQueen6

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Fort Wilderness Campsites

Fort Wilderness Campsites

Resort category: Value

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Pets are allowed (and there\'s a leash-free dog park here), all campsites come with amenities (charcoal grill, picnic table, electricity and city water - full hookup sites also provide sewer), watercraft rentals available at marina, views of Electrical Water Pageant


Cons: Transportation can be confusing and take a long time, can be long walks to get to things within the campground area


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Tent or Pop-Up CampsiteN/A10
Full Hook-Up CampsiteN/A10
Preferred CampsiteN/A10
Premium CampsiteN/A10
Premium Meadow CampsiteN/A10

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Pop Century Resort

Pop Century Resort

Resort category: Value

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Affordable, fun theming especially for younger kids, dedicated buses (meaning the buses aren’t shared with other resorts), can walk to Art of Animation to take advantage of their fantastic food court, access to the Disney Skyliner gondola system


Cons: Spotty cell phone service and wifi connection, spread out, can be noisy


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Standard RoomQueen4
Standard Pool ViewQueen4
Preferred RoomQueen4
Preferred Pool ViewQueen4

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Disney Vacation Club

Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House

Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Dedicated buses, less expensive than most Deluxe Resorts, great on-site restaurants, 1 of the most gorgeous WDW resorts, Savanna View rooms have view of animals, during less busy times upgrades are often possible


Cons: Not within viewing or walking distance of any theme parks, Standard View could be disappointing, rooms are smaller than average Deluxe Rooms, on-site restaurants are African and may not appeal to everyone


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Studio - ValueQueen4
Deluxe Studio - Standard ViewQueen4
Deluxe Studio - Savanna ViewQueen4
Deluxe Studio - Club LevelQueen4
1 Bedroom Villa - ValueKing4
1 Bedroom Villa - Standard ViewKing5
1 Bedroom Villa - Savanna ViewKing5
1 Bedroom Villa - Club LevelKing5
3 Bedroom Grand Villa - Savanna ViewQueen12

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Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Dedicated buses, less expensive than most Deluxe Resorts, fun interactive water play area for kids, 1 of the most gorgeous WDW resorts, Savanna View rooms have view of animals, during less busy times upgrades are often possible, rooms slightly larger than those at Jambo House, within walking of Animal Kingdom Lodge


Cons: Not within viewing or walking distance of any theme parks, Standard View could be disappointing, spread out, limited Quick Service dining options,


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Deluxe Studio - Standard ViewQueen4
Deluxe Studio - Savanna ViewQueen4
1 Bedroom Villa - Standard ViewKing5
1 Bedroom Villa - Savanna ViewKing5
2 Bedroom Villa - Standard ViewKing9
2 Bedroom Villa - Savanna ViewKing9
3 Bedroom Grand Villa - Savanna ViewQueen12

Get more details on Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village →


Bay Lake Tower

Bay Lake Tower

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Can walk to Magic Kingdom, views of Magic Kingdom fireworks, can view Electrical Water Pageant from hotel, 50 minute specialty cruises for up to 10-12 people available at the dock, salon on site,


Cons: Pool is not anything special, theming seems sterile to some people, bus transportation is shared with other hotels, Bay Lake Tower rooms are smaller than at other properties


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Deluxe Studio - Standard ViewQueen4
Deluxe Studio - Lake ViewQueen4
Deluxe Studio - Theme Park ViewQueen4
1 Bedroom Villa - Standard ViewKing5
1 Bedroom Villa - Lake ViewKing5
1 Bedroom Villa - Theme Park ViewKing5
2 Bedroom Villa - Standard ViewKing9
2 Bedroom Villa - Lake ViewKing9
2 Bedroom Villa - Theme Park ViewKing9
3 Bedroom Grand Villa - Lake ViewQueen12
3 Bedroom Grand Villa - Theme Park ViewQueen12

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Beach Club Villas

Beach Club Villas

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: 5-10 minute walk to Epcot, best pool of the Disney resorts, can walk or take boat to Hollywood Studios, within walking distance of Boardwalk restaurants and entertainment, Disney Skyliner station nearby


Cons: Buses are sometimes shared with other resorts, some rooms have standing balcony only


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Deluxe StudioQueen5
1 Bedroom VillaKing4
2 Bedroom VillaKing8

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Boardwalk Villas

Boardwalk Villas

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: 10-15 minute walk to Epcot, some rooms have views of Epcot and Hollywood Studios, can take a boat or walk to Hollywood Studios, gorgeous theming, Disney Skyliner station nearby


Cons: No restaurants inside the resort (have to walk out on the Boardwalk to get to them), shared buses can sometimes mean long commutes, can be long walks to rooms (especially Villas rooms)


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Deluxe Studio - Standard ViewQueen5
1 Bedroom Villa - Standard ViewKing4
2 Bedrom Lock-Off Villa - Standard ViewKing9
3 Bedroom Grand VillaQueen12
Deluxe Studio - Boardwalk ViewN/A0

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Boulder Ridge Villas (formerly Villas at Wilderness Lodge)

Boulder Ridge Villas (formerly Villas at Wilderness Lodge)

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: One of the most beautiful at Christmas, great theming, beautiful grounds, can take boat ride to Magic Kingdom, can view Electrical Water Pageant from beach


Cons: Buses sometimes shared, some villas need updating


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Deluxe StudioQueen5
1 Bedroom VillaKing4
2 Bedroom VillaKing8

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Copper Creek Villas & Cabins

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: New, great theming, beautiful grounds, can take boat to Magic Kingdom, can view Electrical Water Pageant


Cons: Shared buses


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Deluxe StudioQueen4
1 Bedroom VillaQueen6
2 Bedroom VillaQueen8
CabinQueen8
3 Bedroom Grand VillaQueen10

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Grand Floridian Villas

Grand Floridian Villas

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: One monorail stop away from Magic Kingdom, very elegant theming, great on-site dining options, can take boat to Magic Kingdom, walking path to Magic Kingdom, view of Magic Kingdom fireworks and Electrical Water Pageant, 50 minute specialty cruise for up to 10-12 people available at the marina


Cons: Expensive, transportation to parks other than Magic Kingdom can take a while (shared buses, have to transfer monorails to get to Epcot), not as kid friendly as other resorts


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Deluxe Studio - Standard ViewQueen5
Deluxe Studio - Lake ViewQueen5
1 Bedroom Villa - Standard ViewKing5
1 Bedroom Villa - Lake ViewKing5
2 Bedroom Villa - Standard ViewKing9
2 Bedroom Villa - Lake ViewKing9
3 Bedroom Grand Villa - Lake ViewQueen12

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Old Key West

Old Key West

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Largest rooms of all the DVC properties, least expensive of the DVC resorts, great theming, good on-site eating options, on-site activities (volleyball, shuffleboard, basketball, golf and three lighted tennis courts are available)


Cons: Can feel isolated, bus rides can be long, maintenance and Mousekeeping get more complaints here than most other resorts


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Deluxe StudioQueen4
1 Bedroom VillaKing5
2 Bedroom VillaKing9
3 Bedroom VillaQueen12

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Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Easy access to both Magic Kingdom and Epcot by monorail (can walk to TTC to get Epcot monorail if you would like), boat option to MK, theming, view of MK fireworks with music piped in, very popular/delicious on-site restaurants, big rooms, Studio rooms can be adjoining and have 2 bathrooms each


Cons: High cost, shared buses which can mean long bus rides to places other than Magic Kingdom and Epcot, resort can feel too spread out


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Deluxe Studio - Standard ViewQueen5
Deluxe Studio - Lake ViewQueen5
BungalowQueen8

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Riviera Resort

Riviera Resort

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Disney\'s newest resort, dedicated Skyliner gondola station, fun character meal at Topolino\'s, walking distance to Topolino\'s


Cons: Expensive, feels less like a Disney resort than others in the same price category


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Tower StudioQueen2
Deluxe Studio - Standard ViewQueen5
Deluxe Studio - Preferred ViewQueen5
1 Bedroom Villa - Standard ViewQueen5
1 Bedroom Villa - Preferred ViewQueen5
2 Bedroom Villa - Standard ViewQueen9
2 Bedroom Villa - Preferred ViewQueen9
3 Bedroom Grand VillaQueen12

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Saratoga Springs Resort

Saratoga Springs Resort

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Can walk or take ferry to Disney Springs, can rent recreation equipment (bikes, surrey bikes, tennis, basketball and shuffleboard equipment), spa located on-site, beautiful grounds


Cons: Remote location, smallest rooms of all the DVC properties, theming isn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t as good as other resorts, bus rides can be long, more outdated than other resorts


Room types available:

Room typeBed sizeMax people per room
Deluxe StudioQueen4
1 Bedroom VillaKing4
2 Bedroom VillaQueen8
Treehouse VillaQueen9
Deluxe Studio - PreferredQueen4
1 Bedroom Villa - PreferredKing4
2 Bedroom Villa - PreferredQueen8
3 Bedroom Grand VillaQueen12
3 Bedroom Grand Villa - PreferredQueen12

Get more details on Saratoga Springs Resort →


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PegP

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

This was a very confusing ranking of resorts. The AKL was a preferred resort by WDW Prep School, but the AKL Villas wasn't. The rooms are in the same building (not counting Kidani Village). Same food, same buses, same amenities, but different ratings. That didn't make sense. Same with Beach & Yacht Club. They're connected & share the same buses & amenities, but one is preferred & the other one isn't.

The one thing that was missing from the Bay Lake Tower review, which was disappointing, was that it's not mentioned that it doesn't have any dedicated table or quick service restaurants other than in the Contemporary (other than a lounge or the pool side QSR). You'll have to walk that long walkway between the two resorts to refill your mug and/or eat.

Jen

Sunday 9th of June 2019

The new website looks fabulous! Love you guys and wish I could click on "ready to book your trip" right now!