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Disney World Deluxe Resort.
Disney offers a wide choice of Deluxe resort stays and they are all as you would expect, very Deluxe. We have stayed in a deluxe villa at the Old Key West Resort, which I will review in a later post. However, I can say that it was probably one of the best holidays and experiences we have had. The amenities, resorts, and experiences of the below are wonderful and fantastic and to be honest, if you can they really are a must-do! At least once anyway! They can be a little pricy at first glance but when you boil down the value of what you get when they actually look pretty good. So below I have put together a short explanation of all the deluxe resorts that Disney has to offer.
Animal Kingdom Lodge
Animal Kingdom is set in the heart of Africa this magnificent resort and hotel boast views of the four African Savannahs with over 200 hooved animals and birds. Experience one of the largest African art collections in the U.S.A. You can even get to sprinkle a little Disney Magic on your own African Safari adventure. Escape to the 11’000 square foot pool with a zero-point entry and a gentle slope into this natural watering hole that is surrounded by Floridian Palms and other beautiful trees. Other pools include water slides and kid’s pools, whirlpool spas, and water-themed playgrounds. There’s an award-winning dining and classic American and African food from a number of restaurants and quick service outlets. Discover over 30 species of African wildlife that roam nearby. It is a wonderful resort. Transportation includes buses, taxis, Minnie Van, or Self Drive. There is an extremely wide range of rooms for up to 6 people on this resort so it’s worth checking out what you want before you book.
Disney’s Beach Club Resort.
This resort has a casual elegance and a charm that seeps through every part of the place. Exquisite dining and relaxation, explore the pools and spas of Stormalong Bay. Sail around Crescent Lake on a rented mini powerboat or experience the luxury of a Club level suite. This resort has so many options for guest rooms so again please check the availability to suit you. Disney’s Beach Club Resort is well within walking distance of Epcot and a convenient boat ride away from Hollywood Studios. The resort is also well within striking distance of the Boardwalk so there is plenty of things to do and see just around the corner. You can always spend time at the outdoor water recreation area. This is where you will find a life-size shipwreck, pools, lagoons, and more at Stormalong Bay. The resort’s transportation is by Bus, Taxi, water boat, and Self Drive; however, you can walk to Epcot and catch the Skyliner if you want to adventure out easily. Enjoy breakfast with Disney characters at Cape May Café (separate booking needed) There’s also a well-equipped fitness center within the resort.
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
Turn of the century Atlantic City awaits you at this waterfront resort Hotel. Make a splash at Luna Park Pool after gliding down the Keister coaster water slide then cool off under the spouting trunks of the elephant statues and after that cool off and relax in in the whirlpool spa. There are also two other leisure pools for a more relaxed experience each with a whirlpool spa. With rooms from standard to Club level there is something for everyone here. There’s some really great dining here and to be honest nearby too! We love the Boardwalk and always make a point of visiting there, no matter where we are staying. It is a truly wonderful and relaxing place (and the Pizza window is a must) The Boardwalk Inn is within walking distance of Epcot and the Skyliner station, it’s also a short boat ride to Hollywood Studios and across from The Beach Club Resort. Transportation here includes buses, taxis, Minnie Van, and Self Drive.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Probably one of the most iconic and well-known buildings in the Disney resort areas; its ‘A Frame’ design stands out on its own and could be a stand-alone resort. With the Monorail running through its heart this hotel speaks volumes about the dream of one man. Wonderful dining, we have experienced the California Grill and the Firework spectacular on the landing overlooking The Magic Kingdom and it really does what it says on the tin, Chef Mickey’s breakfast was brilliant with Mickey and friends coming to our table, memories of the Contemporary are as fresh today as they were the day we left. Loads of different room choices from standard to club level so please take a look at what you need and book accordingly, the rooms are very well equipped and very comfortable. With pools for all and slides to enjoy, with water playgrounds for the younger ones, there is lots to do here. Disney’s Contemporary Resort is well within walking distance of Magic Kingdom although there are buses and monorail if you prefer, it’s also a short monorail trip to ticket and transportation to change for the Epcot monorail; taxi’s buses, Minnie van, and self-drive are other alternatives.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.
I think this is probably the resort I would like to stay at the most. Its Victorian but modern elegance leads you on a lavish journey into sophistication and charm. We have eaten here and watched the fireworks over The Magic Kingdom a truly wonderful experience. The Monorail glides close to the hotel and Magic Kingdom waits. There’s a new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience for you little Princess or Prince within the hotel. There’s also one of the best spa experiences within the resort’s area. Exquisite dining is easy to find. The pool and water slides are there for the family to enjoy and unwind. You can even enjoy a bit of fishing or boating on the Seven Seas Lagoon. You can imagine the rooms here are fantastic and varied from standard to club level so take a look and see what suits your family. Transportation includes monorail, water boat, buses, taxi, Minnie Van, and self-drive.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
A beautiful South Pacific-themed resort and an oasis of tropical palms, lush vegetation and so much more is a place to enchant and lose you in wonderful moonlit nights. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has been a favorite since 1971 and it has lost none of its charms. World-class restaurants and shows entice you in and you will find a room for your needs from standard to theme park club level. As usual pools and water are dotted around for you to relax by or have a swim. Disney’s Polynesian Village resort is on the monorail and accessible via buses, taxis, water boats, Minnie Van, and self-drive.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
America’s North West waits for your escape. The resort is inspired by the turn of the century National Park Lodges and celebrates American Craftsmanship. Copper creek pool and Boulder ridge cove pool let you enjoy poolside bars, zero entry, and water fun in this rustic setting. There’s Storybook dining at Artists Point with Snow White (extra charges and booking needed). Buses, taxis, water boats, and self-drive are the options for transportation here. So if you enjoy the great outdoors and want a little more of a rustic experience then this is the place for you, the rooms are very well equipped and beautiful with lots of different styles to choose from so please check on what you need before you book.
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.
Delight in this New England-styled Yacht club resort that sits on a lakeside. Sitting next to Disney’s Beach Club Resort and near Disney’s Boardwalk, this is another opulent and wonderful resort with its own charm and sophistication. Some more fantastic dining options. Outdoor water recreation areas linked with Disney’s Beach Club. This resort is well within walking distance of Epcot and the Skyliner transit station there. There is also a convenient boat ride to Hollywood Studios. Other transportation includes buses, taxis, Minnie Van, and self-drive. The rooms range from standard to club level and are as opulent as any plush hotel.
Overall Disney’s deluxe resorts and hotels are wonderful, opulent, and fun places to stay so if you get the chance then I would say go for it.
If you have got a shortlist of resorts you want to stay at but unsure of the location and how it could world for you as a family on vacation, check out the Disney Property Map HERE
A magical time awaits everyone.