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5 Benefits of Staying at Disney Resort Hotels

At the Disney World, there are over 25 different Disney World resorts to choose from, each offering their own unique theme and amenities. While some may opt to stay off-site, there are numerous benefits of staying at Disney Resort Hotels. If you are wondering if it’s worth the high price to stay at a Disney Resort, here are some things to consider.

Types of Disney World Resort Hotel

When trying to decide if a Disney Resort is best for your family, you will first want to decide the type of resort you would like to visit.

Each type of Disney World Resort Hotel offers different amenities and room types. Based on those features, they have different price levels. 

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Value Resorts

If you’re looking for the most affordable option, then Disney Value Resorts are best.

These resorts offer basic amenities and comfort that you would expect from a Disney resort but at a fraction of the cost.

Port Orleans Riverside Rooms

Moderate Resorts

Disney’s Moderate Resorts are a step up from value resorts in terms of amenities.

These resorts typically have multiple pools, table service restaurants, and themed rooms.

Some moderate Disney resorts also sleep 5 guests which is important for larger families.

Moana Themed Room at Disney Polynesian Resort

Deluxe Resorts

If you are looking for a luxurious experience, Disney’s Deluxe Resorts offer the most amenities such as locations near the parks, upscale dining options, pools with water slides, spa services, and beautifully themed rooms.

Deluxe Villas

Disney’s Deluxe Villas are some of the most expensive on Disney property, but perfect for families or larger families traveling together.

These accommodations range from one to three bedrooms with kitchens and laundry, making them ideal for longer stays. Villas are located on the same properties as Deluxe Resorts so all the same amenities apply.

Disney World Campsite


Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who want to be close to nature while still enjoying all the perks of a Disney vacation.

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Is It Worth Staying at a Disney Resort?

Staying at a Disney resort is an experience like no other, but it does come at a price.

Year after year, Disney increases the cost of staying at a Disney Resort and if you are going to Disney in peak season, it may not be the right financial choice for your family.

We love staying on Disney property but try to limit it to the off-season.

Regardless of when you go, you will find some amazing perks that come with staying on Disney property.

These are the benefits of staying at Disney Resort Hotels no matter which one you choose:

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5 Benefits of Staying at Disney Resort Hotels

Those who are debating on whether or not it is worth it financially to stay at a Disney World Resort should consider if you will be utilizing these Disney Resort benefits while on vacation.

If all you plan to do is go to the parks from the time you wake up til the time you go to bed, you may find that the extra cost of staying at a Disney Resort doesn’t make sense.

It is really only worth the added expense when you are able to spend time actually enjoying the resort amenities. 

Have you stayed at a Disney Resort? Were you able to enjoy the benefits of staying at Disney Resort Hotels?

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.

If you are a foodie, you will be glad to know that there are great restaurants at Disney World, this includes buffets, character meals and even some places the adults will love.

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.


Thursday 3rd of August 2017

Our main reason for staying in Disney Property resorts is, the convenience, as well as the transportation. We don't have to figure out the routes to the different theme parks, other resorts and Disney Springs. We love the amenities at the resorts too. We love being able to go swimming in the pool after we're finished at one of the parks for the day, and close to our hotel room. It's also great not to carry our purchases around the park all day, as they will send your packages to your hotel room.


Saturday 5th of August 2017

I totally agree about the transportation for sure!! It's nice to not have to drive anywhere if you don't want to!

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