With over 20 Walt Disney World Resorts, many people love to pick a different one for each holiday in order to try them all. However, just as many people will fall in love with a particular hotel and make it their ‘Home Resort’. A Home Resort is the Hotel you will book time and again for each and every one of your Walt Disney World Holidays. Which option is right for you? Here are our 5 reasons for choosing a Home Resort!
The familarity you gain when you resturn to a Home Resort can give your holiday a distinct edge. From knowing what requests to put in for your preferred rooms to knowing you won’t get lost when trying to find the pool, you will feel increasingly more at ease with each and every trip to the same hotel. You’ll begin to learn shortcuts to make it easier to naviagte your way around. Similarly, you’ll be familiar with the hotel restaurants and will already know what peak dining times to avoid. This familarity will make you more time effiicient around your Resort, which in turn will give you more time to spend relaxing, or in the Theme Parks!
Returning time and again to your Home Resort can be a lovely part of your holiday traditions. You can mark your familys’ passage through time in many wonderful ways if you continue to rebook the same hotel. Taking the same picutre at the Resort entrance every trip is a great way to watch your kids grow up through your holidays. As an added bonus, watching your favourite Resort expand, rebuild, redecorate and change over the years can be just an enjoyable. Especially if you can compare room picutres from your first visit to your most recent one!
It’s Right for You
One of the best reasons to pick a Home Resort is because you’ve found a Hotel that works perfectly for you. Maybe it is close to your favourite Theme Park, or has a room configuration that works for your family. It could have a view you find spectacular, or be home to your favourite pool, or restaurant. Whatever your reason, if you have a found a Disney World Hotel that caters perfectly to your family and your needs then you’d be crazy not to make it your Home Resort!
Each Walt Disney World Hotel offers different activites and amenitites. If you find a Resort that offers the amenities you require then it could quite quickly become your Home Resort. Those who love to hire out a boat will love Yacht and Beach Club, while those who wish to spend all day in Magic Kingdom will love the Contemporary Resort and its walkway straight to its entrance. Animal lovers will adore the animal talks and exhibits at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Once you’ve found a hotel with a list of activities and amenities you love, it can be very difficult to consider staying elsewhere!
Another factor that will play into your Home Resort preference are the guest benefits. While all Walt Disney Resorts include the same amazing benefits, there are other smaller benefits you may recieve at various Resorts. Fireworks views, club lounges and special daily activities can be found at many Resorts. These extra guest benefits can add a little extra magic to your stay and can give you plenty of reason to want to return to the same hotel.
Persoanlly, I love finding a nice balance between mixing it up and choosing a Home Resort. I love trying out the Resorts I’ve never previously staying at. However, on some trips it can make sense to choose a Resort we’ve been to before. Regardless of whether you choose a Home Resort or not, the most important factor is making sure you’ve choosen a Hotel which is Right for you (see our article on this here.)