Pixie Dust Central:
Walt Disney World Resorts –
A Category For Every Budget
Going on a family vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is a once in a lifetime event for so many people. Often times, when I chat with folks who are planning their first vacation there, they are quick to mention that they don’t think they could afford to stay at one of the “on-property” Resort hotels. Upon asking a few more questions, I usually find out that they haven’t priced out the different options yet and have a little bit to learn about what kinds of things to consider.
In last month’s Pixie Dust Central, I gave you a look at 5 Hidden GEM Restaurants At Walt Disney World because every great vacation should have some great food involved, right? There are some decisions to be made with regards to restaurants, so if you haven’t already, be sure to check it out!
When thinking about the different accommodations that are available, it’s important to first decide on how the dynamics of your family work – and also, how those dynamics may change when on vacation. Do you have kids? Do you and your significant other like to have at least a Queen bed or will a double do? What about transportation – are you renting a car or using the Complimentary Resort Transportation? These are some of the important things to think about and below is a look at the three categories of Resort hotels you will find at Walt Disney World.
1. Value Resorts
If your family doesn't need a ton of room to spread out in and can sleep fine in 2 double beds, one of the five Walt Disney World Value Resorts might be just the thing for you. Each of these Resorts are heavily themed and a whole lot of fun everywhere you look. There are larger-than-life icons that make for some seriously cool photo opportunities too. There are suites available that can accommodate up to parties of 6 so those folks with larger families can stay too! A few things to keep in mind - the dining options at the Value Resorts are cafeteria-style (counter or Quick Service). You'll find that there are lots of things to choose from and you definitely won't go hungry. The transportation to and from the Theme Parks take a little bit so be sure to allow plenty of time to travel before dining reservations and FastPass+ selection times. The buildings are pretty spread out at each of the Value Resorts, so if you don't want to have longer walks to the main lobby, book a preferred room!