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Disney’s Deluxe Resorts

Disney’s Deluxe Resorts – These are the best Disney has to offer and provide top notch dining, shows, pools and other amenities not found in moderate or value resorts.  As a disclaimer I must say that I have never stayed in any of the deluxe resorts but I have visited each of them to see what they had to offer (commonly referred to as ‘resort hopping’).

Animal Kingdom LodgeAnimal Kingdom Lodge:

This resort is based on traditional African safari décor and offers fantastic views and an open Savanah that features over 200 animals within its 43 acre wildlife preserve.

We have visited this resort numerous times over the years and have always been impressed with the resort structure (design) and impressive landscape. It is also a great way to get up close and personal with many of the animals that you will also see at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We like to take our kids here just before they feed the animals (usually 5-6 PM) and let them watch (or in a few instances even help!).

Total number of rooms: 972

Max Guests per room: 4 (they do offer 2 bedroom suites that will accommodate more guests)

Room Size: 344 square feet

Rates: Start at $350 per night – this will vary depending on the ‘season’ you are traveling during and any special promotions Disney may be running.

 

See a map of this resort here.

 

 

Beach Club ResortDisney’s Beach Club Resort:

New England style resort located on Crescent Lake that offers perks such as a walk path to Disney’s Boardwalk and Epcot as well as boat service to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This resort is connected to the Yacht Club resort and shares many amenities to include a 3 acre water park (resort guests only).

We have visited at this resort numerous times as it is a great place to walk to and/or eat when we visit Disney’s Boardwalk which is a favorite of ours.

Total number of rooms: 1200 (includes the Yacht Club)

Max Guests per room: 4

Room Size: 380 square feet

Rates: Start at $400 per night – this will vary depending on the ‘season’ you are traveling during and any special promotions Disney may be running.

 

See a map of this resort here.

 

Boardwalk ResortDisney’s Boardwalk Inn:

Turn-of-the-century waterfront resort featuring a Coney Island style boardwalk. Located on Crescent Lake and within walking distance to Epcot, the Beach Club Resort and the Yacht Club Resort.

We always make at least one trip to the Boardwalk during our Disney vacations. It is a great ‘day off’ from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks and offers numerous dining options as well as fun family entertainment.

Total number of rooms: 760

Max Guests per room: 5

Room Size: 380 square feet

Rates: Start at $425 per night – this will vary depending on the ‘season’ you are traveling during and any special promotions Disney may be running.

 

See a map of this resort here.

 

 

contemporary resortDisney’s Contemporary Resort:

Ultra-modern resort offering direct monorail service (or walk path) to the Magic Kingdom.

We have visited this resort numerous times as we usually attend Chef Mickey character dining which is located within this resort. We then often take advantage of the quick monorail service to get ourselves to Magic Kingdom without needing to take the bus (a major bonus). This resorts prime location makes it very appealing to guests.

Total number of rooms: 1041

Max Guests per room: 5

Room Size: 436 square feet

Rates: Start at $395 per night – this will vary depending on the ‘season’ you are traveling during and any special promotions Disney may be running.

 

See a map of this resort here.

 

 

disney grand floridianDisney’s Grand Floridian Resort:

Victorian bayside resort that offers both monorail and boat service to the Magic Kingdom. It is the closest resort to the Magic Kingdom. So close, in fact, that guests can watch the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks in the skies over Cinderella’s Castle.

We have visited the Grand Floridian numerous times and it is VERY impressive and upscale. It offers a prime location, white-sand beach front, multiple pools and has its own day spa.

 

Total number of rooms: 900

Max Guests per room: 5

Room Size: 440 square feet

Rates: Start at $500 per night – this will vary depending on the ‘season’ you are traveling during and any special promotions Disney may be running.

 

See a map of this resort here.

 

 

polynesian resortDisney’s Polynesian Resort:

South-Pacific (Hawaiian) themed resort that offers both monorail and boat service to the Magic Kingdom. It is also the host location for Disney’s fantastic Spirit of Aloha dinner show.

We have visited this resort numerous times in the past, in fact, in 2004 we got married on Sunset Point at the Polynesian resort as part of a Disney destination wedding.   This resort’s location and Hawaiian décor make it a guest favorite.

Total number of rooms: 850

Max Guests per room: 4

Room Size: 409 square feet

Rates: Start at $500 per night – this will vary depending on the ‘season’ you are traveling during and any special promotions Disney may be running.

 

See a map of this resort here.

 

 

wilderness-lodgeDisney’s Wilderness Lodge:

This resort celebrates America’s untamed wilderness and the splendor of the great outdoors.

This is a great resort for those looking to “get away” while still being very close to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. We have visited this resort only once but were very impressed with its size and guest amenities.

 

Total number of rooms: 725 + 180 villas

Max Guests per room: 4

Room Size: 340 square feet

Rates: Start at $350 per night – this will vary depending on the ‘season’ you are traveling during and any special promotions Disney may be running.

 

See a map of this resort here.

 

 

disney yacht club

Disney’s Yacht Club:

Nestled next to Disney’s Beach Club this resort is a grand New England style lakeside resort that is a short walk to Epcot and Disney’s Boardwalk. It also has its own 3 acre water park (for Yacht Club and Beach Club resort guests only).

We have visited at this resort numerous times as it is a great place to walk to and/or eat when we visit Disney’s Boardwalk which is a favorite of ours.

Total number of rooms: 1200 (includes Disney’s Beach Club Resort)

Max Guests per room: 5

Room Size: 381 square feet

Rates: Start at $425 per night – this will vary depending on the ‘season’ you are traveling during and any special promotions Disney may be running.

 

See a map of this resort here.

 

 


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