Those who are coming to Disney World on a budget should really consider staying at one of Disney World Value Resorts. While these are the less frilly resorts, they still give you all the perks of staying on property. In fact, if you stay at one of what we consider to be the three best Disney Value Resorts, you won’t be missing out on much!
Disney Value Resorts
There are five resorts considered to be Disney World Value Resorts: All-Star Movies, All-Star Sports, All-Star Music, Pop Century, and Art of Animation.
While there are five to choose from, not all value resorts are the same.
Certain Disney Value Resorts give a bigger bang for the buck!
3 BEST Disney Value Resorts for Traveling on a Budget
Everyone has their favorites when it comes to Disney resorts, but we think that if you are going to come to Disney on a budget and want the best experience possible, these are the three places you should consider.
Pop Century Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort is a tribute to the pop culture of the 20th century, with larger-than-life icons based on pop culture during the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Just because these rooms are budget-friendly doesn’t mean they lack the Disney magic.
Rooms have been updated and feature things like pull-down Murphy beds to make the room feel more spacious during the day.
One of the most significant advantages of Pop Century is its location.
It’s just a stone’s throw away from the Art of Animation Resort, and is also accessible by the Disney Skyliner, a gondola system that takes guests to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms
When it comes to the newest Disney Value Resorts, nothing quite beats Art of Animation.
This resort is unlike any other, paying homage to some of the most beloved Disney & Pixar films.
The Little Mermaid Rooms are the only standard value rooms at Art of Animation and are perfect for guests who want to stay under the sea with Ariel.
The Little Mermaid rooms offer a more upscale resort experience due to their immense theming based on the animated film.
Art of Animation Resort offers guests wonderful amenities like the largest pool at a value resort, large quick-service restaurant and access to the Disney Skyliner.
All Star Movies Resort
The All-Star Resorts at Disney are some of the lowest-budget rooms at Disney World.
If you want to stay at a Disney Resort, but don’t care about all the frills, All Star Movie is the one to choose.
This Disney Resort features a Disney Movie theme with buildings featuring iconic Disney movie characters like Buzz Lightyear and Dalmations from 1001 Dalmatians.
The rooms are very similar to Pop Century, featuring Murphy Beds that allow more floor space.
The main difference is that the All Star Resorts are NOT on the Skyliner system, so guests must rely on the Disney Bus transportation system if they don’t travel with a car.
When it comes to traveling to Disney on a Budget, we have become quite the experts.
We know that not everyone has money to throw at staying at the Moderate resorts, much less Disney’s most beloved Deluxe resorts.
And honestly, we feel like our top 3 favorite Disney Value Resorts are just as awesome in terms of what they provide as some of the pricier Disney resorts.
Do you have a favorite Disney Value Resort?
Disney World Planning Information
There is so much to think about when it comes to planning your Disney vacation. We encourage you to check out our entire site, but if you are just getting started with planning, we have some posts you should begin with.
Looking for the best time to visit Disney World? We have Disney World crowd calendars that will tell you what’s going on each month of the year, dates to avoid, typical weather conditions, and other useful information.
Considering a Disney World Resort? There are so many perks to staying on Disney property. We have a full list of all the Disney Resorts as well as many Disney Resort reviews for you to get a firsthand perspective.
Want to get the best deal on your trip? We can show you not only how to travel to Disney on a budget, but we can also give you ideas on how to save on Disney tickets and where to book your vacation so that you get the best price.
We even have Disney packing lists, essential park day items and other things to consider bringing with you to the park that you might not think about.
Lastly, if you are traveling to Disney World for the first time and unsure how Genie+ and Lightning Lane work, where to find Hidden Mickeys or if you should add a Disney Dining Plan, we have tons of information to share..
Remember that we aren’t travel agents, we are regular Disney travelers just like you, but have been blessed with the opportunity to visit the parks regularly. Because we’ve been so much, we’ve learned many valuable Disney insider tips that we can share with others.