Where to stay at Disney World is a big decision: Walt Disney World has an area as big as Boston, and within it are twenty-two very different resorts.
Theming: Some families just love a particular resort because of its theming. My favorite is Animal Kingdom Lodge, which has fantastic architecture and decor, and savannas outside where guests can see African animals.
Location: Disney World is huge, and the drive from a resort to a theme park can take fifteen minutes. Families who favor Fantasyland, or like to see the nightly fireworks at the Cinderella Castle, may want a resort near the Magic Kingdom. Another prime location is the cluster of resorts around the boardwalk and lake beside Epcot.
Resort Type: Choose from Value Resorts, Moderate Resorts, or Deluxe Resorts which typically have an evening kids club, concierge rooms and suites, fine dining, and a spa. Other options include Vacation Club Resorts (which are available for rent by any guests and have residential-style units that can sleep up to twelve), and the unique Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground which has cabins and campsites.
-Head to Disney Resorts BY LOCATION or Disney World Resorts BY TYPE.
-Check prices for resorts near Disney World
But first, the big question: whether to stay on-property or off-property? Many Orlando properties try hard to beat Mickey! Click on the boxes below for factors to consider including perks offered at Disney World Resorts, starting with:
Convenience in getting to/from the airport on the Magical Express