The Value resorts at Disney World are a bargain. Rooms are smaller than at the Moderate resorts and there are fewer pools, but the Value properties are colorful, cheerful, and fun, often cost less than $90/night, and offer all the perks of a Disney resort. A family of four can sleep in one room.
Moderate Resorts such as Riverside-Port Orleans offer guests a lot for their money, and have huge grounds with on-site fun such as kayaking, playgrounds, etc. Always plan to spend a day just enjoying your resort.
The Deluxe Resorts-- such as Grand Floridian or Animal Kingdom Lodge -- have beautiful grounds, multiple pools, fine dining, optional Concierge level, a kids' club, spa, and more.
Price at Disney Resorts is by the room, and kids under 18 stay free. Some Deluxe rooms can sleep five, and at some resorts -- All-Star Movies resort, for instance, which is a Value resort -- a crib can be added so that a family of five can stay in one room. And the Disney's Vacation Club resorts -- which are available for rent by any guests -- have residential-style suites that can sleep up to twelve.
For those with an eye on the budget, a great option is to camp at the Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort. This huge property has many activities and amenities, plus guests can take a boat to Magic Kingdom.
Tip: keep an eye out for seasonal promotions that lower the prices at all Disney World resorts.
Meanwhile, budget-wise travelers who want to stay off-property can find many promotions; for example, check go2orlando.com. Families can also save money by staying at all-suites properties with kitchens for preparing their own meals. Still, visitors will be hard-pressed to beat the price of a Disney World Value Resort, especially when factoring in perks such as the free Magic Express airport shuttle and the Disney Bus system.
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