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Which Disney World Value Resort is the Best?

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Which Disney World Value Resort is the best? As a kid, I remember my first stay at an official Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It was Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, which is considered to be one of Disney’s “value” resorts. And after staying off-property, it was a slice of pure Disney paradise! The resort was fairly new at the time, had all of the Disney touches, and it felt as if our vacation was truly seamless. No more leaving Disney property to go back to our hotel! Today, there are five value resorts to choose from, and you may be wondering… which Disney Value Resort is the best for my family?

 


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What you need to know first about Disney’s Value Resorts is that they are fairly basic. The rooms are similar to that of your basic hotel room. Each resort offers two or three pools, a food court, a pool bar, and a few additional small amenities. That being said, the perks of being on Disney property still apply. You gain access to Disney transportation to and from the parks as well as the airport. You also have merchandise delivery and pickup (buy something in the park and have it delivered to your resort).

(Other basic amenities found at Disney’s Value Resorts include in-room celebrations, complimentary WiFi Internet, parking for a fee, online check-in, resort airline check-in, ATM, currency exchange, childcare services, designated smoking areas, laundry and dry cleaning services, mail services, and access to Disney Signature Services.)

One thing to also take note of is that the rooms are clean, Disney does a good job of updating as needed, and you don’t have to stay in a not-so-great part of Orlando to get a decent price on a hotel room. I honestly have yet to have a bad experience on Disney property (and any issues we’ve ever had were quickly resolved!) But I’ve had my fair share of issues outside of Disney. Yes, there are some great hotels off-property, but there’s something truly special about staying in a Disney Resort hotel, and at this price point, it’s possible to stick to a smaller budget and still get all of the Disney perks.

 

Walt Disney World Skyliner in Walt Disney World | Magic in the PlanningAs far as which Disney Value Resort is the best… that is ultimately up to you. My personal favorites are Disney’s Art of Animation and Disney’s Pop Century Resort. These resorts are both newer and have access to Disney’s Skyliner. (Art of Animation also offers options for larger families traveling together.) But these resorts do start at a higher price point than the other three.

To help you make your choice, here are the basics of each of the five resort hotels at this price point.

 

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Resort Area

Room Types: This value resort offers both standard rooms or preferred rooms with courtyard, pool, or parking lot views. Preferred rooms are basically the same rooms as standard, just in better locations within the resort itself (closer to dining, shopping, transportation, etc.) Rooms offer 1 King Bed or 1 Queen-Size Table Bed and 1 Queen Bed and sleep up to 4 adults.

Dining: The World Premiere Food Court (current menu) is a quick service location that offers food court-style breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks. This resort is also home to the Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar and in-room pizza delivery.

Recreation: This resort houses two pools, outdoor movies, a jogging trail, a playground, and an arcade.

Amenities/Transportation: This resort offers all of the typical value resort amenities including bus and taxi/limo transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

 

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Resort Area

Room Types: This value resort offers both standard rooms or preferred rooms with courtyard, pool, or parking lot views. Preferred rooms start are basically the same rooms as standard, just in better locations within the resort itself (closer to dining, shopping, transportation, etc.) Rooms offer 2 Double Beds and sleep up to 4 adults. Family Suites are also available offering 1 Queen Bed and 2 Queen Pull Down Beds. It sleeps up to 6 adults.

Dining: The Intermission Food Court (current menu) is a quick service location that offers food court-style breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks. This resort is also home to the Singing Spirits Pool Bar and in-room pizza delivery.

Recreation: This resort houses two pools, outdoor movies, a jogging trail, a playground, and an arcade.

Amenities/Transportation: This resort offers all of the typical value resort amenities including bus and taxi/limo transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

 

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Resort Area

Room Types: This value resort offers both standard rooms or preferred rooms with courtyard, pool, or parking lot views. Preferred rooms are basically the same rooms as standard, just in better locations within the resort itself (closer to dining, shopping, transportation, etc.) Rooms offer 2 Double Beds and sleep up to 4 adults.

Dining: The End Zone Food Court (current menu) is a quick service location that offers food court-style breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks. This resort is also home to the Grandstand Spirits Pool Bar and in-room pizza delivery.

Recreation: This resort houses two pools, outdoor movies, a jogging trail, a playground, and an arcade.

Amenities/Transportation: This resort offers all of the typical value resort amenities including bus and taxi/limo transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

 

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

The pool at Disney's Art of Animation Resort | magicintheplanning.comLocation: Wide World of Sports Resort Area

Room Types: Standard rooms are available and are themed with The Little Mermaid decor, but this value resort actually offers a variety of family suites. (Themes include The Lion King, Cars, and Finding Nemo.) Standard rooms offer 2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed and sleep up to 4 adults. Suites offer 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double-Size Table Bed and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa and sleep up to 6 adults.

Dining: Landscape of Flavors (current menu) is a quick service location that offers food court-style breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks. This resort is also home to the Drop Off Pool Bar and in-room pizza delivery.

Recreation: This resort houses three pools, outdoor movies, fun with the Play Disney Parks App, a jogging trail, a playground, fishing at nearby marinas, and an arcade.

Amenities/Transportation: This resort offers all of the typical value resort amenities including bus and taxi/limo transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. **This resort also offers transportation by Disney’s brand new Skyliner!

 

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney World Pop Century Resort | Magic in the PlanningLocation: Wide World of Sports Resort Area

Room Types: Standard rooms and preferred rooms (better locations) are both available, and some are even offered with a pool view. They all offer 1 King Bed or 1 Queen-Size Table Bed and 1 Queen Bed, with the exception of the preferred pool-view room which offers a queen-sized pull-down bed in place of the table bed. They all sleep up to 4 adults.

Dining: Everything POP Shopping & Dining (current menu) is a quick service location that offers food court-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This resort is also home to the Petals Pool Bar and in-room pizza delivery.

Recreation: This resort houses three pools, outdoor movies, a jogging trail, a playground, fishing at nearby marinas, and an arcade.

Amenities/Transportation: This resort offers all of the typical value resort amenities including bus and taxi/limo transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. **This resort also offers transportation by Disney’s brand new Skyliner!

 

Which Disney World Value Resort will you choose?

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