We love the Value Resorts! Many people just want a good value hotel where they can collapse after many hours of exploring the theme parks. Disney's value resorts offer so much more than that. They offer wonderful Disney theming and quality at a price competitive with off-site resorts. Yet you get so much more!
Disney’s All Star Movies Resort. Of all the value Resorts, this is our favorite! This hotel has the most Disney characters on the property this side of the Art of Animation Resort, and at a more affordable price. (After all, you came to Disney to get the full Disney experience, right?) This lower cost Resort delivers features more expensive hotels elsewhere would miss. Each section of the Resort is themed after a classic Disney movie—our favorite is the Toy Story wing. Other popular sections include The Love Bug, Fantasia, and One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The big main pool has a Fantasia theme with Wizard Mickey as a centerpiece fountain; a secondary pool features a Mighty Ducks hockey theme. Dining is provided at a food court with a good counter service selection. There is a poolside outdoor bar that stays open late, and an arcade and a nice gift shop located just off the lobby. Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® is provided by bus.
Disney’s All Star Music Resort. This Resort has a musical theme, with each section of the hotel represented by large musical instruments and a different musical genre ranging from Broadway and jazz to country and rock. The main pool is guitar-shaped, with a smaller pool shaped like a grand piano. Dining is at a large food court, and there is an arcade and gift shop just off the lobby. Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® is provided by bus.
Disney’s All Star Sports Resort. This Resort has a sports theme, with each section of the hotel designated by different sports—giant footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, surf boards, etc. There is a large beach-themed surf pool, with a smaller pool shaped like a baseball diamond. Dining is at the End Zone Food Court, and there is a gift shop and an arcade next to the lobby. Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® is provided by bus.
Disney’s Pop Century Resort. This Resort salutes the fads and phases we went through during the past seventy years. Hotel sections are designated by the cultural contributions of the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. There are three swimming pools; the main pool is flower-shaped with a 1960s theme. Dining is provided in a food court, and there is a gift shop and arcade near the lobby. Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® is provided by bus.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Disney’s newest Resort takes family Resorts in an exciting new direction, featuring literally thousands of family-sized suites. If you have a large family, there’s no need to rent multiple rooms here—this hotel features many suites with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a family area with additional fold-out couches or Murphy beds. This three-winged Resort also has some of the best Disney theming outside of the theme parks themselves. The Lion King, Cars, and Finding Nemo wings feature the family suites, while the Little Mermaid wing features smaller and more traditional rooms. Don’t miss the Finding Nemo-themed main pool where you can hear your favorite aquatic characters talk to you under the water! Secondary pools have Cars and Little Mermaid themes. Dining is provided at a colorful food court called Landscape of Flavors. Transportation to the rest of Walt Disney World® is provided by buses.
Roughing it. Disney Style.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. It’s a little hard to explain the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds because they offer simultaneously more...and less...than the other Resorts. There are campsites where you could pitch a tent, and there are lots of hook-ups for recreational vehicles. There are also cabins that you can rent, so the experience can be as rugged or as pampered as you prefer. The campgrounds offer recreational opportunities that you won’t find even at some of the other Disney Resorts—like horseback riding, a petting ranch, carriage rides, and a full marina. Plus, you have all the traditional trappings of camping, like outdoor grilling and BBQ, fishing, hiking, and campfires. There are two pools, and it’s also the home of the famous Hoop-De-Doo Revue western musical dinner show. The rates for staying at the campgrounds/cabins varies widely from super affordable to about the cost of a moderate Disney Resort room. These prices depend on whether you choose a spot for a tent, a hook up for a giant RV, or a log cabin that can sleep six comfortably.