Comparing our Favorite WDW Resorts (+Tips from a Disney Insider)

Staying at one of the WDW Resorts makes a great Disney World vacation supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. But trying to navigate all those options can be like chasing Alice through Wonderland.

That’s why we turned to our friend, and Disney Moms Panel expert Lindsey Paris to give us some insider information about what to do at the Walt Disney Resorts including some little known secrets, like finding a spiked dole whip (you know you’ve always wanted one), meeting legendary cast members, and how your resort choice can effect wait times, especially helpful for Disney first timers. Read on for Lindsey’s expert insight.

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Comparing our Favorite WDW Resorts (+Tips from a Disney Insider)

I adore my trips to Walt Disney World Resort. I really do. I love my solo trips, my adult-only trips, my family trips and my work trips! I strive to do one new thing each time I visit to keep it interesting, but for the first time in 2016, I took it easy with my little family spent the day at our Resort Hotel. It was wonderful to have some down time exploring the property, activities, and amenities. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t spent more time at my hotel before; there were enough activities to keep us entertained for days without touching the parks!

By digging through Resort calendars and touching base with Cast Members, I’ve compiled a list of Walt Disney World Resort activities that your family will love. I’ve made special trips to several of the Resort Hotels to verify their existence and to research the fun level! Keep in mind that Disney’s offerings may change, so you’ll want to check with your Front Desk Cast Member for a times guide. While at the Front Desk of any of the WDW Resorts, ask Cast Members about pin trading.

WDW Value Resorts | WDW Moderate Resorts | WDW Deluxe Resorts | A Review of Animal Kingdom | A Review of Yacht & Beach Club | A Review of Art of Animation |WDW Resorts Map

WDW Resorts - Pop Century - Disney Value Resort

Disney’s Value Resort Hotels

At each of  the WDW Value Resorts, you’ll typically find a playground themed to the imagineering style of the Resort, at least two pools, a 24-hour self-service laundry room(s), a full size arcade, and various lobby activities. Be sure to check with your Front Desk for the monthly calendar that will detail all the special activities during your trip! And for those who like to trade pins, all Value WDW Resorts offer pin trading at the front desk and with Cast Members.

Disney’s All-Star Music

The WDW All-Star Music Resort is blaring your song! The only All-Star Resort to offer Family suites, this musical resort will have you whistling all the way to the popular Calypso Dance Extravaganza, happening three times a week. Find the staples of a Value Resort set to a swingin’ tune!

  • Calypso and Piano Pools
  • Calypso Dance Extravaganza, 5pm 3 days a week
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Playground
  • New Balance Jogging Trail to other All-Star Resorts
  • Note’able Games Arcade
  • Outrageous Signature Cupcakes in the Food Court

All-Star Sports

The WDW All-Star Sports Resort is a touchdown for fun! The sporty members of your family will love the Surfboard Bay pool and the jogging trail that leads in and out of all three All-Star properties. Ready, Set, Enjoy Your Stay!

  • Surfboard Bay and Grand Slam Pools
  • Surfboard Bay Pool Parties
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • One of Several WDW Resorts with a Playground
  • Jogging Trail to other All-Star Resorts
  • Game Point Arcade

All-Star Movies

My personal favorite of the All-Star Resort Hotels, this star studded property has a gigantic Perdita and Pongo, a Mighty Ducks themed courtyard and pool, as well as Movies Under the Stars several times a week. If you’re here for activities, I hope you’re ready for your closeup!

  • Trivia, Cookie Decorating, Tie-Die and more, poolside
  • Reel Spot Yoga, 8:15am. Check schedule upon arrival
  • Fantasia and Duck Pond Pools
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Playground
  • Jogging Trail to other All-Star Resorts
  • Reel Fun Arcade

Art of Animation Resort

Pixels, cels, and color, OH MY! Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is one of the most colorful resorts with tons of personality from your favorite characters. You’ve simply got to swim in the Big Blue Pool, but listen carefully! You’ll hear Dory, Mr. Ray and others calling for Nemo as you swim about!

Read Sue’s review below.

  • Artist drawings, daily.
  • Animation and drawing classes
  • The Big Blue Pool, Little Mermaid Pool or Cozy Cone Motel Pool
  • Lobby Trivia, Photo Booths, Scavenger Hunt and Kids games, schedule changes daily.
  • One of Several WDW Resorts with Movies Under the Stars
  • Jogging Trail to Pop Century via the Hourglass Lake
  • Bike Rentals
  • Pixel Play Arcade
  • Righteous Reef Playground

Pop Century

The WDW Pop Century resort features some fabulous late 20th century vibes from all your favorite decades. Reminisce on your youth as you pedal a family surrey bike around HourGlass Lake and back. Don’t forget to pick up a pop-art personal size cheesecake for dessert. Those colors are far out! Bowling Pool, Computer Pool, Hippy Dippy Pool.

  • Take a brisk one-mile jog around Disney’s Pop Century Resort complex.
  • Rental bikes available by the hour near Flying Fish Café. Cruise along Crescent Lake and the boardwalk.
  • Cruise as your group explores on a covered 2- or 4-person Surrey bike. Rentals at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort near building 4, just across Hourglass Lake.
  • Playground located in the 1970’s section.
  • Fast Forward Arcade, in Classic Hall near the Foot Court

WDW Resorts - Coranado - Disney Moderate Resorts

Moderate Priced WDW Resorts

Kicking it up a notch from Disney’s Value Resorts, the WDW resorts with a moderate price range offer plusher amenities with all the Disney service you’ve come to expect.  Along with the kid-favorite playgrounds and spacious themed pools, you’ll find New Balance sponsored jogging trails, health clubs, and campfires, and specialized water transportation dotting the landscape. As always, be sure to inquire with your Front Desk Cast Member for the monthly activities calendar during the dates of your magical vacation!

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Hola, and welcome to the WDW Coronado Springs Resort, with its colorful casitas! Here, you’ll enjoy the style of the Southwest, which makes spins on a family Surrey Bike muy bueno! The sprawling Lost City pool complex wins the heart of the families that visit.

  • Surrey Bike and Bicycle Rentals
  • Casitas, Ranchos and Cabanas Pools
  • Iguana Arcade
  • Seasonal Poolside parties
  • Siesta Pool Bar
  • White Sand volleyball court
  • Largest Hot Tub at WDW, fitting 22 people
  • Lost City of Cibola Pool with a sprawling pool complex themed to Mayan Ruins with 50 ft pyramid and 123 foot long water slide.
  • New Balance Jogging Trail
  • One of several WDW Resorts with a Playground
  • La Vida Health Club
  • Poolside Campfire

WDW Caribbean Beach Resort

The six spacious villages of Caribbean Beach Resort beckon guests to explore. It’s worth checking out the Islands of the Caribbean Pirate Cruise, where kids 4-12 can find freedom to explore, hunt treasure and swashbuckle with supervision.

  • Spanish Fort Pool with waterslide
  • Fuentes del Morro Pool Splash-pad with Dump Bucket
  • Pirate Themed Resort Rooms
  • Caribbean Beach Campfire
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Islands of the Caribbean Pirate Cruise
  • Guided Fishing Excursions
  • New Balance Running Trail
  • One of several WDW Resorts with Bike Rentals
  • Volleyball
  • Playground
  • Sunset Festival: Fridays/Saturdays at 5:00pm. Specialty alcoholic beverages/craft beers, live entertainment!

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

The recreation gem of the large WDW Riverside Resort is certainly Ol Man Island. With a huge dump bucket and laser-focused lifeguards, your kids can play for hours. For some family fun, rent a pole and bait at The Fishin’ Hole for catch and release fun that is sure to strike a bond.

Pro Tip: Stop into the River Roost Lounge to listen to legend YeeHaw Bob crow wacky and entertaining songs at the piano. It’s a lot of fun and a lesser-known hangout that’s sure to please.

  • Horse & Carriage Rides along the Sassagoula River
  • Medicine Show Arcade
  • Ol Man Island Playground
  • Hair Braiding and Wraps
  • The Fishin’ Hole
  • One of several WDW Resorts with a Jogging Trail
  • Ol’ Man Island Splash pad and Pool
  • Surrey Bike and Bicycle Rentals
  • Disney Springs Watercraft Transportation
  • Campfire on de’ Bayou

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Beignets all day! Sit for a caricature with your family and toss a wishing coin in the beautifully styled NOLA fountains as you are welcome by the Krewe leader. The lobby smells amazing… trust me on this one!

  • Alligator Statuary Promenade: fun for photos!
  • Mardi Gras Pool with waterslides
  • Beignets All Day in the Sassagoula Food Court
  • Jogging Trail to POR
  • Cajun Campfires
  • One of many WDW Resorts with Movies Under the Stars
  • South Quarter Games Arcade

Cabins at Fort Wilderness

For the most resort fun you can stuff in a ranch, visit Fort Wilderness. You can easily spend a few days here, between archery lessons, horseback and pony rides, wagon trails, smores campfires and the popular Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue (reservations required). Top it off with a leisurely kayak rental and you’re starting to look a whole lot like Davy Crockett!

  • 2 large Swimming Pools with spas and waterslides
  • Archery
  • Tri-Circle D Ranch: pony rides, Horseback Riding
  • Sleigh, Wagon and Carriage Rides
  • Chip N Dale Campfire Sing a Long with Smores (one of the best ‘freebies’ at a WDW resort)
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Boat, Canoe and Kayak Rentals
  • This is one of the WDW Resorts with Fishing
  • Basketball and Volleyball Courts
  • Playground
  • Davy Crockett’s Wilderness Arcade
  • Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Arcade
  • Wilderness Back Trail Adventure via Segway
  • Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Dinner Show
  • Pin Trading at the Trading Post

WDW Resorts - Animal Kingdom - Disney Deluxe Resorts Collect beads like the ones Notty is wearing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (photo Lindsey Paris)

WDW Resorts: Deluxe Version

As you might expect, Disney’s Deluxe Resorts are where you’ll find the most added value options. To get the most out of these WDW resorts, plan to spend a day away from the parks enjoying all the property has to offer.

While you won’t find the playgrounds of the Value Resorts, you will find plusher options like Fireworks Cruises, Boat Rentals, Monorail rides, hosted scavenger hunts and organized activities like Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Bead Bracelet. Each Resort’s “flavor” is present in it’s offerings, so it’s a fantastic opportunity to analyze your vacation style and find the perfect fit for your family.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Get ready for the wildest stay in the wilderness! You’ll feel closer to nature and the native art that decorates the west. Visit the Fire Rock Geyser as it spouts or take the architecture tour around the resort! Kids will love the daily Tie Dye sessions for a small added cost.

  • Sunrise Yoga, 7:30am on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Wonders of the Lodge Art and Architecture Tour: Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat at 9:00am
  • Electrical Water Pageant on the lake, see times guide upon arrival
  • Fire Rock Geyser, hourly from 9am to 10pm, see times guide upon arrival
  • Hidden Mickey Hunt, see guest services desk
  • Buttons and Bells Arcade Center
  • Sturdy Branches Fitness Center
  • Boat and Bike Rentals
  • Firework Cruises
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Mickey’s Tie-Dye Sessions, 5pm daily.
  • Silver Creek Pool Party, approx 3pm, daily

Disney’s Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts

These twin Epcot area Resorts share a lot of amenities and recreation options. The Stormalong Bay Pool is one of the largest draws for guests of this resort as it is sprawling and entertaining. Resort campfires, hair wraps, boat rentals and more dot the landscape. Be sure to make a group reservation at Beaches N Cream, the original spot for the towering Kitchen Sink Sundae.

Read Sue’s review below.

  • Stormalong Bay Pool, which is the gem of the Epcot Resort hotels
  • Karaoke poolside, deck games, arts & crafts, and more.
  • Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf is nearby
  • Pirate Adventure Cruise
  • Albatross Treasure Cruise
  • Resort Campfires
  • Hair Braiding and Wraps
  • Caricatures
  • Fine Art Portraits
  • Movies under the stars
  • Boat Rentals, Fishing
  • Tennis Volleyball, Jogging the Track
  • Lafferty Place Arcade
  • Beaches N Cream, the home of the Kitchen Sink Sundae
  • Front Desk Pin Trading, also with Cast Members Pro Tip: The Captains at the door tend to have a GREAT selection!

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Step right up for some entertainment! Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and it’s namesake walkway have lots to do! Guests from around Walt Disney World Resort visit the WDW Boardwalk resort for it’s tempting restaurants, water fun, surrey bikes and the oh-so-fun dueling piano bar!

Pro Tip: Joe’s Margarita stand on the water’s edge is the perfect place to grab a custom made ‘rita or frozen beverage. If you’re of age, partake in a cold one post surrey-bike ride.

  • Carnival themed Luna Park Pool, 2 leisure pools and hot tubs
  • Yoga on M/W in Atlantic Dance Hall or the Green Lawn
  • Muscles and Bustles Health Club
  • Fantasia Gardens Mini-golf
  • Hair Wraps
  • ESPN Club with over 100 Tvs and pub themed fare
  • Carnival Vintage games throughout the Lobby
  • Sides Show Games Arcade
  • Tennis Courts
  • Luna Park Crazy Playground Area
  • Jogging around Crescent Lake
  • Surrey Bike Rentals
  • Fishing in the Lake
  • Community Hall: rent Dvds, arts/crafts, video games, billiards, corn hole, boardgames & more.
  • Visit the BellVue room for vintage radio broadcasts, games, & a lounge
  • Close proximity to the Boardwalk with Ample Hills Creamery, and Big River Microbrewery, and other restaurants
  • Joe’s Margarita Stand
  • Jellyrolls (21+ dueling piano bar), Atlantic Dance club, Front Desk Pin Trading, also with Cast Members

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Jambo! The WDW Animal Kingdom resort offers and opportunity to see wildlife up close and personal. Peer off the observation deck during the day to see giraffes, zebras and more, evening observations can be done with night vision goggles! Participate in the primal parade, the pool parties, and even the occasional drum lesson.

Read Sue’s review below.

  • Coloring in relief, lobby medallion, 12:30pm
  • Primal Parade, Zawadi Marketplace, 8:15pm
  • Animal Viewing with Night-vision, sunset to 9:30pm at the Uzima Overlook.
  • Wildlife spotting with complimentary brochure, on your own time
  • Cookie Decorating, 1pm, BOMA
  • African Drums in the Lobby, See a Cast Member for offerings.
  • Front Desk Pin Trading, also with Cast Members
  • Children’s Bead Activity: (complete 8 activities to redeem your 9th bead, with a Mickey head)
  • Flamingo Activity, 9am, Flamingo Pond
  • Animal Tracking, 10-11am and 4:30-5:30pm at the Pembe Overlook
  • African Wonders, Lodge Lobby at 3:30
  • Animal Enrichment, Kidani Village Lobby, 11:30am Sun/Tues/Thurs or Lodge Uzima Lobby 11:30am Mon/Wed/Fri
  • Wildlife Games, 1:30pm, Uzima Pool Deck
  • Bio Blocks, 10-11am, 2:30-3:30pm, Arusha Savannah Overlook
  • Music of the Savannah, 4:30pm, Sunset Lounge
  • Have You Heard? 2:30, Samawati Springs Pool Deck

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

This Resort is practically perfect in every way. Relax in style with the Parasol Parade, the complimentary Gone Mad Fireworks Party, and plenty of live music twinkling in the lobby. When you’re finished, hop on the monorail to visit the other two resorts on the line!

  • Electrical Water Pageant on the lake, see times guide upon arrival
  • Perfectly Princess Tea Party
  • Ride the Monorail to the Magic Kingdom and two other WDW Resorts
  • High Tea in the Garden View Lounge
    Lawn Game: connect 4, croquet, etc.
  • Victoria & Albert’s Fine Dining, reservations required.
  • Live band and piano players in the lobby
  • Parasol Parade with Housekeeping
  • Character Greetings in the Lobby
  • Nighttime movies on the Central Lawn
  • Gone Mad Party Fireworks Party, FREE to attend every Wednesday near the Gasparilla Island Grill. Begins at 8:30 pm and winds down at 10:30 pm, food & drinks for sale.

Disney’s Polynesian Village and Resort

Aloha fellow travelers! Stop in for a luscious Dole Whip from Pineapple Lanai or mix it up with a spiky one from Trader Sam’s Grotto at the WDW Polynesian resort.

Pro tip: If you arrive for a Spiky Pineapple by 5:30, you’ll have enough time to secure a seat on the Great Ceremonial Lawn to watch the Torch Lighting Ceremony!

  • Lava Pool and Polynesian Kids Splash Pad
  • Ride the Monorail to the Magic Kingdom and two other WDW Resorts
  • Electrical Water Pageant on the lake, see times guide upon arrival
  • Traditional Torch Lighting Ceremony ,Tues-Sat
  • Boat Rentals, Fireworks Cruises
  • Lawn Games, Bingo, Crafts. see times guide upon arrival
  • Beachside Campfire
  • Trader Sam’s Tiki Bar and Back Porch
  • Pineapple Lanai for Dole Whips
  • Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
  • Aloha After Dark, 6:30 Wednesdays
  • Lava Pool Party, 3pm daily, weather permitting
  • Yoga, 9:30am-10:00am on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • “Poly Tiki’s Find-and-Seeki” Resort Scavenger Hunt: pick up a map from the Front Desk or 7 Seas Marina from 11:00am–5:00pm
  • Learn how to Hula Dance from Celebrity Cast Member Auntie Kaui

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The original monorail hotel, visiting the modern, sleek WDW Contemporary Resort is a bunch of fun as you exit Magic Kingdom. The Contemporary offers an unparalleled dock area with watercraft transportation to the Fort, watersports of all kinds, fishing cruises, a modern splash pad for the kids, lawn games, and complimentary morning Yoga.

Pro Tip: No buses run from this resort to the Magic Kingdom. It’s only a five-minute walk on a nice sidewalk and you’ll encounter a very short security line instead of the bottle neck outside the transportation entrance. This short-commute makes Disney’s Contemporary Resort one of my favorites!

  • Electrical Water Pageant on the lake, see times guide upon arrival at this WDW Resort
  • Complimentary Yoga on the Lawn (under the skyway to BLT, Tues/Thurs 7-7:30am, limited to 20 guests, mats available
  • Ride the Monorail to the Magic Kingdom and two other WDW Resorts
  • Movies Under the Stars during select evenings, please see times guide upon arrival
  • The Game Station Arcade
  • Sammy Duvall Watersports Centre. Located at the marina, the centre offers parasailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, family tubing and watercraft rentals. For reservations and information, please call 407-939-0754.
  • Lawn Games: connect 4, checkers, cornhole, etc.
  • Pontoon Rentals, Specialty Fireworks Cruise for up to 10 guests.
  • Guided Fishing Excursions at the Contemporary, a catch-and-release quest for largemouth bass in the lake with a personal expert. Call 407-WDW-BASS for more information.
  • Poolside Cabana Rentals with amenities and personalized service
  • Health Club Olympiad Fitness Center, access 24 hours with your MagicBand

 

WDW Resorts - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World has been on my bucket list for a while. The idea of being able to sit on your balcony and watch the animals on the savanna sounds wonderful. A few years ago, I visit Walt Disney World for the New Fantasyland Grand Opening and was treated to a few nights at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, one of the favorite deluxe WDW resorts. It’s an ideal place to stay for families that are into animals and want something a little quieter away from the main hustle and bustle. Check here for discounts and specials. 

Animal Kingdom Lodge Rooms

Although my room didn’t have a balcony overlooking the savannah, it did have bunk beds, a queen bed and a Graco pack-n-play already in the closet. Although I didn’t have my kids with me on this trip, there was ample room to set up a travel bed, something we end up doing to accommodate our family of five. The room did have a balcony, which is always nice. I like having somewhere to escape when the kids go to sleep.

WDW Resorts - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Animal Kingdom Lodge Dining

There are nine dining area at The Animal Kingdom Lodge, including a large open bar area. We mostly grabbed something quick to get out to the parks or other events. There is character dining at Animal Kingdom Lodge with Safari Donald Duck and his friends. There is also a special Sunrise Safari breakfast and Sunset Safari that takes you out on the savanna.

Animal Kingdom Activities

The main reason to stay at any of the luxury resorts at Walt Disney World is to take advantage of all the extra-curricular activities available within the resort. Animal Kingdom’s main draw is the savannah. There are four savannas that you can view from the hotel with more than 30 species of wildlife including gazelles, wildebeests, pelicans and flamingos. Ask for a viewing guide and see how many of the animals you can find. View the flamingos from a far. They can be a bit smelly.

All along the savanna are Safari Guides to answer any questions you might have. Also ask for a monthly Guest Activity calendar to find out when you can watch the animals through night vision goggles or when docents are around to showcase African instruments or do crafts during the day.

In addition to an expansive pool with a water slide, and cozy hot tubs secluded in the trees, there is a kid’s game room and numerous fire pits to warm up a cool evening. Ask about campfire activities.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Experience

Animal Kingdom Lodge was quite a different resort experience. It offers a more secluded location and feels very private. I would make sure to save at least one day to explore the resort and take advantage of all it has to offer. It’s one of the reasons for the premium price.

I’m glad I stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, but not sure I would book it for a future stay unless I was going to take advantage of more activities at this premium WDW resort. I arrived in the evening and between all the dark furnishings and the night sky, it was quite dark. Because of the location, the only option for transportation is the bus system. Buses run frequently, but I like to have other options and prefer the bright, cheery turn-of-the-century Yacht Club where you can walk to EPCOT Center.
WDW Resort - Disney's Art of Animation

Disney’s Art of Animation

The Art of Disney Animation is part of the Walt Disney World value resort lodging portfolio in Orlando.  Within the Art of Disney Animation are four themed hotels. The first to open has a Finding Nemo theme. Other themes include Cars, Lion King and Little Mermaid. Look for discounts at the Art of Animation here.

Finding Nemo at the Art of Disney Animation

The Finding Nemo rooms are mostly family suites with three distinct sections, two full bathrooms and a kitchenette. Each suite sleeps six with enough room for a pack-n-play for the youngest family member. The coolest feature and the most fun for kids is the Murphy bed that doubles as a dining table. It’s easy to pull down, my boys could do it without help. Adding to the cool factor, kids sleep under a picture of Marlin and Nemo. The sitting area also has a pull out coach. These beds are a bit smaller than your normal bed, which is fine for small children, but two teens or older children might be a bit uncomfortable.

The Pools at the Art of Animation

Outside the rooms is a wonderland of under-the-sea fun. As you emerge from your anemone home, you are greeted by a giant Crush or Mr. Ray. Head to the splash  fountains for more fun with other Nemo characters like Dory or Flo. The Corral Reef playground is perfect for youngsters and includes a tunnel and small slides. The Finding Nemo pool is the largest in the Art of Disney Animation complex and includes beach entry and a pool bar. There are two smaller pools in the Cars and The Little Mermaid courtyards. There is also a video arcade, food court and grab and go market located within the main building.

The Downside to the Art of Disney Animation

The only downside to The Art of Disney Animation is the configuration of the family suite. The kid’s beds are all in the living area. Once kids go to bed, parents are stuck in the bedroom, which doesn’t include a sitting area or a balcony. You do have your own bathroom, and the bedroom is a nice size, but I’d prefer walking into the adult room with the kitchenette and seating area and being able to close off the kid’s room.

The Disney Yacht Club is one of the popular Disney Resorts near EPCOT

Yacht Club Resort, Walt Disney World

One of these days I’m going to visit Walt Disney World, never go to a park and just explore all the hotels. I love a beautiful hotel and Walt Disney World has so many to choose from. One of my favorites is the turn-of-the-century Yacht Club Resort. There are so many things to love at about the Yacht Club, it’s cheerful bright seaside décor, Stormalong Bay, the best pool in all of Disney World and my favorite, a short walk to World Showcase at EPCOT center. Check here for discounts at the Yacht Club.

Yacht Club Resort Rooms

Our room had two double beds, as well as a daybed, big enough to accommodate our tween. A spacious balcony was perfect for getting away from the kids for a little bit after they went to bed. We also had a nice desk where my older son finished his homework before embarking on our Disney adventure. If you’d like, Disney can also stock your fridge for you so everything is there when you arrive. For a less expensive option, have Amazon to deliver and have the box waiting for you when you arrive. Amazon Prime members get free shipping.

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Sue came to Atlanta after finishing the Walt Disney World College Program where she was a tour guide then guest relations hostess (and no she did not moonlight as Snow White). Sue spent 25 years in PR before adding freelance travel writing to her resume. Prior to 365 Atlanta Traveler, Sue published an award winning family travel blog called Field Trips with Sue for eight years, and produced a TV segment with the same name on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta. Her favorite place to visit is anywhere with her husband and three sons. Sue believes anytime is a good time for dessert and there are no bad field trips, just better stories. @SueRodman

Sue Rodman

Sue Rodman

Co-Founder at 365 Atlanta Traveler
Sue came to Atlanta after finishing the Walt Disney World College Program where she was a tour guide then guest relations hostess (and no she did not moonlight as Snow White). Sue spent 25 years in PR before adding freelance travel writing to her resume. Prior to 365 Atlanta Traveler, Sue published an award winning family travel blog called Field Trips with Sue for eight years, and produced a TV segment with the same name on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta. Her favorite place to visit is anywhere with her husband and three sons. Sue believes anytime is a good time for dessert and there are no bad field trips, just better stories.
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