Disney Resorts: Which One to Choose

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Disney World is littered with amazing resorts at which travelers can stay; 36 to be exact. While some of those results are reserved for Disney Vacation Club members, more than 25 are owned and operated by Disney World for the general Disney visitor. If you are interested in a Disney Vacation Club resort but don’t want to pay the annual fees, check out home sharing sites like AirBNB and HomeAway for some options. Meanwhile, if you are interested in booking a Disney Vacation Package and you’re still unsure about the resort, we’ve got some options for you!

The Resort Kids Will Love

Art of Animation Resort – If your little Disney lover also enjoys the classics and the Magic of Disney, the Art of Animation could be a great option for your vacation. Their favorite Disney classics, including Finding Nemo, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid, come to life throughout the wings of the resort. As the vacation progresses, so does the animation on the walls! The resort boasts having the largest pool of all the resorts (pst..parents – It even has a pool bar!)

Port Orleans Resort (French Quarter and Riverside) – If you are looking for a resort that’s great for older kids, one of the two Port Orleans Resorts would be an excellent option. It’s close to the action of Disney Springs (the recently re branded Downtown Disney), has a variety of on resort entertainment that may be up their alley and is a little more upscale for the parents. Separated between the French Quarter and Riverside, the Port Orleans accommodation gives a great option for families. While it’s not located on Disney’s Monorail, it does have a motor coach bus that takes visitors to all Disney World attractions and resorts.

The Resort for the Animal Lover

Animal Kingdom Lodge – Yea, this one is a little obvious. The entire resort is an oasis in an African Safari. Some of the rooms actually overlook the Savannah. Imagine waking up with the children and having in room breakfast watching zebras and giraffes do the same? If you need a little break from the kids by the end of the trip, send them off to “Simba’s Clubhouse” where they can run free (with supervised care) while you and your spouse get a little fresh air of your own.

The Resort for Pure Luxury

Grand Floridian Resort and Spa – If you are looking for a little luxury that will keep the kids occupied, the Grand Floridian an option for the whole family. The kids can stay entertained with the arcade, one of the pools, on the pirate-themed cruise or movies under the stars. You’ll be living it high on a poolside cabana or in the spa. See! You don’t have to sacrifice luxury when you travel with your kids!

Four Seasons in Orlando – This luxury resort is excellent for families, too. Between the arcade room, the complimentary kids camp, the luxury spa and the complimentary transportation to and from Disney World attractions, every member of the family will love it. Kids under five eat for free on the resort. Best of all, you don’t have to leave the resort to enjoy the characters! Every Thursday and Saturday, Goofy and his pals eat breakfast at one of the restaurants on resort!

The Resort for an Adult Getaway

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – If you want to escape from it all for a little bit without grabbing your passport, check out this resort. Like every resort on Disney, this resort is open to kids. So if you are going on a Disney vacation to escape children, you’re going to the wrong place. But, if you’d like a little more of an upscale vacation, with the essence of the Caribbean, you’ll want to check this place out. If you are traveling with kids, you’ll want to ask about their pirate-themed guest rooms. If not, just find a quiet hammock tucked away in the resort to soak up the sun.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Have you ever wondered what a trip to Hawaii would be like? This resort resembles the right Polynesian history of Hawaii with the Magic of Disney. There is Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner, where a family-style luau entertains the entire family with performances and family-style food in a tropical-like setting. If Mom and Dad need a night to get away too, parents can drop off their kids (3-12) at Lilo’s Playhouse for a little supervised, Disney fun.

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