"All it takes is faith, trust and Pixie Dust"

"All it takes is faith, trust and Pixie Dust"

“All it takes is faith, trust and Pixie Dust”

Walt Disney World Resorts

Above: Grand Floridian Resort (Magic Kingdom area)
Below: Polynesian Village Resort (Magic Kingdom area)

Benefits of staying on site*
*Note that some of these benefits are not currently available due to Covid-19, please ask for details

There are many advantages to staying on site at a Walt Disney World resort and being immersed in Disney magic 24/7. 

  • Extra Magic Hours. Each day the theme parks are open 30 minutes early only for resort guests. Evening extra magic hours are a perk for guests staying in the deluxe resorts.
  • Disney resort guests can access the ability to book their first Genie+ attraction before offsite guests are able to, making skipping the regular queue for the most popular attractions impossible for those staying offsite.
  • Complimentary regular transportation all over Walt Disney World by busses, boats, Skyliner and mororail.
  • Close proximity to the theme parks so you can easily go back to the room for a mid-day break if needed
  • Purchases can be sent to your resort room, avoiding the need to carry them around the parks.
  • Only Walt Disney Resort guests are eligible for the Disney Dining Plan (see Dining section)
  • Parking is free for on site guests at all 4 theme parks

Right: Animal Kingdom Lodge (Animal Kingdom area)

Choose your accommodations:

Although Walt Disney World has approximately 30 resorts, they can be broken down into three main categories:  Deluxe, Moderate and Value resorts. Each one has it's own unique theme and personality. The main differences between these categories are:

Deluxe: Rooms are the largest at 440-550 square feet with 2 queen beds (some rooms have a pull down bed to accommodate a 5th person), a separate double sink area adjacent to the bathroom and most offer a balcony. The deluxe category also has larger villa accommodations such as one, two and three bedroom suites. Rooms are accessed from an interior hallway. Deluxe resorts have multiple sit down restaurants, superior amenities, lots of shopping opportunities, recreation such as boat rental and lots of activities at the resort, and at least two pools, including a water slide and a hot tub. These resorts are adjacent to one of the theme parks. 

Moderate: Rooms are 314 square feet with 2 queen beds. Rooms are accessed from an outside walkway. Moderate resorts have a sit down restaurant as well as a food court, upgraded amenities and at least two pools, one of which has a water slide. Some resorts offer rooms with a pull down bed, accommodating up to 5 guests.  None of the moderate resorts are adjacent to a theme park and most transportation is by bus (Disney's Caribbean Beach resort has the Skyliner gondola to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios).  Moderate resorts bridge the gap between Value and Deluxe, with more amenities and space than a value resort, but not as much as you would find at a deluxe resort.

Value: Rooms are the smallest at 260 square feet with 2 queen beds with a basic bathroom. Rooms are accessed from an outside walkway. All value resorts have at least two pools and a food court. Some value resorts offer a family suite which can accommodate up to 6 people in a room.  Value resorts are furthest from the parks and offer the least amenities and services, but are a clean, safe and comfortable place to sleep when your trip is theme park focused.

Above: Boardwalk (Epcot/Hollywood Studios area)

Below: Contemporary Resort (Magic Kingdom area)