Now that I've stayed at all of the Disney World resorts, I wanted to give you my ranking of the Deluxe resorts. Some might surprise you.
I also have a quick tip if you're struggling with the My Disney Experience app.
These are notes from this episode. There's much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.
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My Deluxe Resort ranking
8.) Boardwalk Inn - nearby resorts much better, have to go outside for all food and drinks, pool is creepy to many
7.) Grand Floridian Resort - good food, 1 monorail stop away from Magic Kingdom, but expensive, lacks Disney theming, inconsistent service
6.) Wilderness Lodge - smaller, dark rooms, frustrating transportation, food has improved
5.) Animal Kingdom Lodge - most gorgeous resort at Disney World, great onsite food, lower cost than most Deluxe resorts, animal views and lots of resort activities, does have service and transportation issues
4.) Yacht Club Resort - fantastic pool, great food, darker theming which may not appeal to all, walk to 2 parks
3.) Polynesian Village Resort - monorail access to 2 parks, fantastic food, studio villa rooms have an extra bathroom
2.) Beach Club Resort - 5 minute walk to Epcot, 15 minus walk to Hollywood Studios, bright and airy and smells good, best onsite pool, character breakfast, easy access to lots of great restaurants
1.) Contemporary Resort (main building) - best transportation or park access (walk to MK, buses at resort and MK bus stop, monorail), great food at resort, all views are good, monorail going through building is a thrill
Quick tip of the day
The My Disney Experience app causes a lot of problems for a lot of people, so consider using your phone's browser as a backup option if you run into issues.
Not all of the functionality of the app can be found in the browser, but the ability to do things like make reservations, view plans, and check park hours comes in handy if you can't do it in the app.
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