You’re looking at a Walt Disney World holiday and you’ve decided that ideally you’d love to stay on-proprety. Which hotel do you choose? While each Walt Disney World Resort can be easily categorised by type or area, ultimatley the Resort you choose for your holiday will come down to personal circumstances and preferences. There are a number of things to consider when choosing the resort that’s right for you. To make sure you get the best holiday possible, take a look at our list of things to consider when picking your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.
The most important factor to consider when choosing your Resort is your budget. Your budget will dictate which resorts you can afford to consider, be it a Value, Moderate or Deluxe. However, if you have a particular Resort in mind and your budget won’t stretch to it, there are a number of ways to work around this. Consider saving for longer, staying for a shorter period, or even a split centre holiday, with your preferred Resort for a fewer number of nights.
While your budget may rule out some resorts, it is the first thing you should consider in order to narrow down your Resort options. With over 20 Walt Disney World Resorts, using your budget to narrow your options is very efficient. Choosing the Resort which is right for you will become easier when you can rule a number of hotels out!
Another important factor to consider when choosing the resort that’s right for you is location. If you have a particular favourite Theme Park you are intending to spend a lot of time in, it is wise to pick a Resort based on this. You can use location to narrow down your Resort choice by looking at the different Resort Areas. It is important to remember, however, that Resorts with particluarly prime locations (walking distance to the parks, for example) will be more expensive than those further out.
Picking the Location that’s right for you may also differ depeding on the time of year you are travelling, or what you are travelling for. Food and Wine Festival Lovers, for example, would be advised to consdier an Ecpot Area Resort if their trip is during Septmeber or October!
The Right Amenties
To get the Disney Resort that’s right for you, it can also be useful to look at the Resort amenties. If there is something in particular you a looking for, for example a lounge, rooms that sleep 5 or more, or a particular type of restaruant, then it is important to factor this into your Resort choice. Have a look through what amentiies each Resort has to offer, and ensure you choose a Resort which caters to your needs and wants.
Water lovers will love the pool at Yacht & Beach Club, whilst golfers will enjoy the course located at Saratoga Springs. While a seemingly small consideration, choosing a resort which best fits your needs will greatly add to the enjoyment of your holiday
There are a number of different rooms types and options available throughout the Resorts at Walt DIsney World. While the majorty of rooms cater for 4 guests (plus an infant in a travel cot), there are a number of other rooms available. There are a number of resorts which cater for parties of 5, which is particualry handy if you are travelling as a family and don’t want to be split over 2 rooms. If you are travelling in a larger party, consider looking into the Deluxe Villa Resorts. These resorts include 1 and 2 bedroom villas, giving your party plenty of space while still being together.
It is also worth noting that room size differs from Resort to Resort. In comparion to hotel rooms throughout the UK & Ireland, all rooms are fairly large and well appointed. However, if you are looking for a little extra space, check out he average square footage of rooms for each Resort to help you decide which one is right for you.
Each Walt Disney World Resort Hotel is uniquely themed. To pick the one that’s right for you, have a look at the unique qualities of each on-property hotel to see which one appeals to you the most. If you love Animals, then a view of the Savanah at Animal Kingdom Lodge will surely be top of your list. Similarly, Disney movie buffs will just fall in love with the themed rooms at Art of Animation.
For a truly spectacular view, a Magic Kingdom view room at any Resort around Seven Seas Lagoon is an absolute must. While these rooms come with a hefty price tag, a stay in one of them is most definiltey a bucket list experience! Everyone will have a different opinion of what constitutes that special ‘WOW’ Factor. Before you make your decision, have a look at our galleries for a nosey around some of the Walt Disney World Resorts.
When you are looking at Walt Disney World Resorts, it is alwasy adviseable to have a look at any current offers. Most notable is the ever popular Free Dining. These offers could have a huge impact on which Walt Disney World Resort you choose to stay at. Your budget may have dictated the hotel which is right for you, but being able to avail of a special offer may stretch your budget further than you initially thought.
The Free Dining offer has the ability to save you hundreds on your Disney trip, which could drastically open up which Resorts your budget will accomodate. This could allow you to choose a Resort which is a better fit for you without worrying so much about your budget.
Whatever Walt Disney Resort Hotel you choose, make sure you do a little research before you book. A little work before booking can ensure you pick the Resort which is perfect for you. This can drastically add to the enjoyment of your holiday, and make a speical Disney trip even more magical.