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INSIDE: The Complete List of Disney World Hotels on Property Comparison Guide (including a Quick Overview of the Best Features of each Disney Resort Hotel).

Planning a Disney World vacation to visit Magic Kingdom, Epcot Hollywood Studios, the new Star Wars Galaxy Edge, or Animal Kingdom? 

You’ll need this Disney World resorts list. 

It’s the complete list of all the official Walt Disney World hotels on Disney World property.

These are the Disney on site hotels within the boundaries of Walt Disney World itself.

As there are SO many Disney hotel options, each hotel has a quick one or two line description underneath so you get the general gist. 

It’s never been so easy to plan your family vacation to Disney world. 

If you want to know a little bit more detail about any particular Disney resort or hotel, or about room configurations, or which are the best Disney world hotels on property for your family, read our in-depth GUIDE TO DISNEY HOTELS here.  (This Disney resorts list has everything you’ll ever need to know).

(Or click the blue link underneath each of the Disney hotel descriptions below to see the official photo gallery.)

 In this Disney world resort hotels list, we’ve also answered your FAQ such as:

  • How many hotels are in Disney World?
  • Which are the best Disney on property resorts for kids?
  • Which Disney resort is best for toddlers? 
  • What are the best Disney resorts for families?
  • What hotels are on Disney property?
  • Where to stay in Disney World with kids and grandparents in tow?

Grab a cuppa and start reading about all Disney hotels below. 

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This list of Walt Disney World resorts features everything from luxury, to budget, and all things in between. 

You’ll also find information on Disney Vacation Club hotels.

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is a timeshare program operated by Disney with 14 resorts in total:

11 at Walt Disney World, and one each in

  • Disneyland California (Villas at Grand Californian), and
  • Hawaii (Aulani)
  • Vero Beach Florida, and
  • Hilton Head, South Carolina. 

No matter if this is your first, or your 30th visit to Disney World you’ll probably find this guide useful.

FAQ: Can non DVC members stay at Disney Vacation Club resorts?

If you are wondering can anyone stay at a Disney Vacation Club Resort, you’ll be pleased to know the answer is yes. 

Disney reserves a certain number of rooms for the general public to book but the only way to do so is by calling the official Disney Central Reservations office, through the official Disney website or via a booking with an official Disney travel agent. 

RELATED: BEST DISNEY SOUVENIRS & best Disney merchandise for die-hard Disney fanatics! 

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Disney’s Grand Floridian and Spa at Disney World. Image credit: Jared via Flickr CC BY-2.0


Magic Kingdom Resort Area Luxury Deluxe Disney Hotels

These are the best luxury Disney World hotels on property for families who are heading to Disney for their dose of Disney Magic and Pixie dust! 

No.1: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the ultimate of the Disney World deluxe resorts for the big spenders. 

Even if you don’t book a stay, you should pop over to take a look at the Mary Poppins-themed bronze fountain.

AND the dazzling chandeliers that hang from the ceiling.

This is glamor and style epitomized. 

Another bonus is that it’s one of three resorts on the Disney Parks monorail line so you can get straight to Magic Kingdom and Epcot from the hotel! 

Details here

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No.2: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort 

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a Hawaiian themed resort for a fun holiday vibe. 

These villas are the only rooms in WDW to sit on top of the water!

It’s an island paradise with delicious Polynesian cocktails and South Pacific inspired cuisine, plus unique Polynesian shows!

It’s on the monorail line for super easy access to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. 

This is the best Disney resort for adults who want to imagine they are in Bora Bora! 

Details here

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No.3: Disney Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is the best Disney hotel for toddlers because it’s the best Disney hotel Orlando has to offer near the main gates of Magic Kingdom. 

That means you can walk back and forth for nap time. 

It’s also possible to catch the monorail to, and fro, so the location to Magic Kingdom cannot be beat.

Did you know the monorail goes THROUGH Disney’s Contemporary Resort? 

It’s true! 

Where else can you experience that? 

Being within walking distance from the main gate is just one reason why this is the best Disney world hotel for toddlers. 

There’s also Chef Mickey’s, a very fun Disney dining experience.

And views of the Disney fireworks at night! 

Details of the best Disney resort for toddlers here

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No.4: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 

The all American rustic getaway with a magnificent, magnificent interior.

Relive being a kid at Disney with a stay here. 

Wilderness is our personal fave Disney hotel.

Who wouldn’t want to stay in this imposing hotel with spectacular architecture, nature views and the Silver Creek Springs pool? 

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But it’s also the place where you can find the answer to the popular question: What happens when you ask for ketchup at Whispering Canyon cafe?

Hint: It’s a fabulous fun experience for the whole family!

Details here

This is one of the best Disney family resorts, especially if you have teens in tow. 

READ MORE: The Best Luxury Hotels at Disney World

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Epcot Resort Area Luxury Deluxe Disney Hotels

These three Disney World resort hotels are for people who like to travel in style. 

No.1: Disney’s Beach Club Resort

New England Cape Cod inspired hotel. 

Excellent shipwreck-inspired waterpark – the 3-acre Stormalong Bay – shared between the Beach Club and Yacht club. 

Close to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. 

This is the best Disney resort hotel for watersports on Crescent Lake too, and good for adults who like a spa treatment after a long Disney day! 

Details here

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No.2: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort 

Nautical themed.

This is the best Disney World hotel for grandparents, and those accustomed to the finer things in life. 

This hotel is good for those who love boating and marina life, and is just a short boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios! 

You can also catch the new Disney Skyliner transportation to Epcot. 

Plus, this Disney hotel is dog friendly! 

Details here

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No.3: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Atlantic City style character.

This is one of the best Disney resorts for kids (and adults) who love the charm of the seaside and old fashioned boardwalk nostalgia.

Quirky touches for kids, including:

  • a replica of an old time carousel inside the hotel
  • a fun circus themed pool area
  • red and white candy striped decor and
  • circus elephant statues! 

It’s just metres away from the World Showcase at Epcot. 

You can also catch the Skyliner to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park, or walk. 

Details here

READ MORE: A look into the Best Luxury Disney World Hotels near Epcot

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Area Luxury Deluxe Disney Hotels

No.1: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge 

For animal mad kids and families.

African hut inspired accommodation. Lush green surrounds. 

We suggest booking a Savannahh View room so you can look out over the plains and see zebras, giraffes and other African animals wander past your window. 

This is by far the best Disney hotel for kids who LOVE wildlife. 

Details here

READ MORE: Take a look at the Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney World

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These four resorts on Disney property are NOT operated by the Disney Company.

Still a good choice as they come with the Disney exclusives you get when you stay on property. 

Epcot Resort Area Deluxe Disney Hotels

No.1: Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort 

Inspired by the tropical surrounds of Florida, with unique fish and dolphin fountains all over the place.

Aqua and coral colored buildings, including the distinctive A framed main hall. 

Oasis pool. 

Details here

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No.2: Walt Disney World Swan Hotel 

Sister hotel to the Dolphin.

Shares the Oasis pool with the Dolphin resort.

This is one of the best Disney resorts for toddler-towing families, who are still in the toddler tantrum throwing phase, as it’s not one of the most popular resorts at Disney World, so you can be a little bit more incognito. 

And the location of both Dolphin and Swan resorts at Walt Disney World are great for both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studio.

Hollywood Studios is just a Skyliner ride or 20 minute walk away! 

Epcot is five minutes walk. 

Details here

No.3: Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort 

Four Seasons elegance & refined style with Disney fun as a bonus! 

This is the best family Disney resort for those who LOVE the VIP experience. 

Details here

No.4: Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels – Disney Springs Area 

7 more hotels with the same Disney exclusive benefits (as below)

  • Extra Magic Hours
  • Disney transport, and
  • the ability to book Disney FastPass+ 60 days in advance. 

Details here

READ MORE: Further information on the Disney Deluxe hotels at Walt Disney World above 

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Take a more in depth look at all the different deluxe Disney hotels listed below here.

Magic Kingdom Resort Area Villas

Here’s a list of Disney World resorts & villas. 

No.1: Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

If you are traveling with a bigger family, then these two bedroom, two bathroom overwater bungalows that sleep eight are a good choice. 

They have a kitchen and dining area, and a living area too.

Best of all a private back deck with a plunge pool.

AND you can see the Magic Kingdom fireworks from here – turn on the speakers inside and you can listen to the show’s music too! 

This is the best family resort Disney World has for families looking for a relaxing, oasis style vacation. 

Details here

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No.2: Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Bay Cove Pool and the 20 ft tall slide is the drawcard. 

Children’s water play area and fountains here too. 

Parents love the Top of the World lounge.

Location is awesome – catch the monorail to Magic Kingdom.

It’s the very next stop. 

Details here

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No.3: Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Resort

Book a stay here at these Disney Vacation Club villas using vacation points.  

They are on site at Disney’s Wilderness Resort, the grand impressive resort inspired by America’s National Parks and the days of railroad travel, so you can use all of their facilities including the Copper Creek Springs pool or the Bounder Ridge cove pool.

Plus, there’s new Snow White character dining at the Artist Point restaurant where you can meet Snow White, the Queen and perhaps even some of the Seven Dwarfs! 

Making it the best Disney World hotel for kids who love Snow White! 

Details here

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No.4: Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Book a waterfront cabin at Disney’s Copper Creek villas & cabins.

These cabins have a hot tub built into the porch, and you’ll be safe from flying insects as the porch is screened. 

Can you even imagine? 

There’s also deluxe studio accommodation and 1, 2, or 3 bedroom villas – all themed in American frontier style among the treed woods. 

Details here

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No.5: The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The best Disney Vacation Club hotel is the Disney Vacation club villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

This is Disney’s pièce de résistance, their jewel in the crown, their masterpiece, with:

  • mosaic marble tiles on the floor
  • decorative molding
  • Victorian style furnishings
  • top of the range luxury bathroom amenities
  • mirrored tiles, and
  • custom art work to boot.

Check out the kitchen – there’s a farmhouse sink, granite stone kitchen benches, and a fancy fridge calling out for a bottle of good wine. 

Details here 

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Epcot Resort Area Villas

No.1: Disney’s Beach Club Villas

Book your Disney Vacation club stay here at this New England style resort and you’ll have access to the Stormalong Bay shipwreck water wonderland:

  • ride the pool slide (climb the shipwreck mast to do so!)
  • lay back for a leisurely cruise along the lazy river, or
  • laze your time away in the whirlpool spas. 

You can also book a Goofy character breakfast at Cape May Cafe. 

Close to both EPCOT (walking distance) and Disney’s Hollywood Studios (a boat ride away).

This is the best Disney hotel for families who love water parks as it’s up there in the best Disney pools for kids list. 

Details here

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No.2: Disney’s Boardwalk Villas

If you love Atlantic City and the charm and whimsy of old school retro boardwalks, you’ll love this Vacation Club hotel area. 

Plus, you have access to the Coney Island carnival and circus themed pool with it’s massive curly slide! 

Hot tip: Head to the Funnel Cake cart to try these sweet treats! 

There’s studio apartments plus  1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas to choose from. 

Details here

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No.3: Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney Riviera Resort is another in the Disney Vacation Club pool, the 15th one in fact.

Inspired by Walt’s much loved trips to Europe, the hotel has grand archways, porticos, and delightful terraces to while away the time.

But it’s the art deco pool, complete with a castle tower and slide, palm trees, and blue and white striped umbrellas and deck chairs that bring the vibe of a European summer by the coastal seas. 

Details here

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area Villas

These Disney vacation resorts are for the animal lovers. 

No.1: Jambo House Disney World

If you love African inspired decor, this is your ideal hotel stay.

The rustic timber-look and grass thatching is all you need to believe you are truly in Africa, but when you look out and see zebras, giraffes, gazelles, kudu and flamingos, then you’ll start really questioning! 

Kids love the Uzima pool and waterslide – it’s an African oasis surrounded by palm trees. 

Adults love the African inspired dining. 

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Bread service at Sanaa restaurant

Order a selection of slow cooked meats and vegetarian dishes. 

But you must try the Indian-Style Bread Service at Sanaa restaurant too! 

Choose one of the breads from this list:

  • Traditional Naan
  • Garlic-Ginger Naan
  • Spiced Naan
  • Onion Kulcha
  • Paneer Paratha

Then rip pieces of bread and dip it in these delicious accompaniments:

  • Cucumber Raita
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • Mango Chutney
  • Tomato-Date Jam
  • Tamarind Chutney
  • Coriander Chutney
  • Garlic Pickle
  • Red Chile Sambal, or
  • Spicy Jalapeño-Lime Pickle

Details here

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No.2: Kidani Village Disney World

This is the spot for kids – not only can you see over 200 species of African animals and birds, there’s also the African themed Uwanja Camp water playground.

Kids can run through the squirting flower garden, run under the tipping buckets, take charge of the water cannons to drench their siblings, and play around the imposing rock geysers that gush water with a gentle force from time to time. 

Book either a studio, or 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villa here. 

Details here

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Disney Springs Area Villas

No.1: Disney’s Old Key West Resort Disney World

Reminiscent of the Florida Keys, this low key resort is located on an island and is a golfer’s paradise.

Kids love the pools here, and the Sandcastle pool slide especially. 

Watch out for the playful dolphins that squirt you as you wander by! 

There’s a toddlers pool too. 

Details here

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No.2: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Treehouses & Villas

The BEST rooms at Disney Saratoga Springs are the TREEHOUSES!


It’s true. 

These rustic timber-lined elevated villas were built in 1975, and sleep up to 8 adults or kids (kids will think the wooden bunkbeds are cool, and so are the Chip and Dale furnishings!) so they are the perfect choice for big family gatherings. 

They also have a full kitchen, dining area, washing machine and dryer so you can save money on meals and eating out.

This is our pick of best Disney resort for family of 5, and one of the only Disney resorts that sleep 6 or more in the same cabin. 

It may also be the cheapest Disney resort for family of 5 or 6 or larger, if you factor in the kitchen facilities and think of the money you can save on buying food at Disney parks. 

Details here

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Fort Wilderness Campground and Cabins. Image credit: Chris Harrison via Flickr CC BY-2.0


Check out the moderate resorts below. 

(Check the link in blue below for a detailed description of each Disney World property). 

Moderate Magic Kingdom Area Hotels

No.1: The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Awesome forest setting in log cabins.

Or you can hook up your RV van for a more affordable Disney vacation.

Fort Wilderness has the best Disney hotel playground and water park for kids, plus:

  • horse riding tours, and pony rides for the younger kids 
  • tennis courts
  • bike rentals
  • archery lessons
  • canoe lessons and kayaks for hire

This is the best Disney hotel Florida style to take in the fresh air and nature. 

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Chip and Dale campfire singalong 

You can also join the Chip and Dale Campfire Singalong, roast marshmallows around the fire, and watch a themed country show for FREE! 

Details of booking the Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort here 

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Moderate Epcot Resort Area Hotels 

No.1: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Laid back beach vibe, with a Caribbean flavor & hip swaying music.

The kids pool is a buccaneer boat with slides and a pirate barrel tipping bucket! 

Did you know you can book themed Pirate rooms with pirate ship beds, and Pirates of the Caribbean decor? 

Details here 

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Moderate Disney Animal Kingdom Resort Area Hotels

No.1: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

This is the hotel for anyone who has Macchu Picchu on their bucket list!

Check out the Mayan style pool pictured above. 

The resort itself is themed in Spanish-colonial Mexico syle, so there’s lots of rustic golden and mustard color, water fountains, open air balconies and walkways, and awe-inspiring ceilings with Mexican style lanterns hanging from above.

Plus the kids favorite – Tex Mex food! 

AND an archaeologically themed playground.

This is one of the best Disney world hotels for families who love to relax in style. 

Details here

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Moderate Disney Springs Area Hotels

No.1: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

If you love New Orleans, Jazz music, Mardi Gras celebrations, the smell of magnolia blossoms, and cajun and creole food, THIS is your ideal hotel base.

There’s even a Mardi Gras themed pool:

Doubloon Lagoon, with it’s famous serpent slide and King Neptune sculpture.

Here’s one for the romantics at heart – take a ride in a horse drawn carriage on the track beside the Sassagoula river.   

Finish your day with a famous Disney beignet! 

Or book into a Painting on de’ Bayou class to learn how to paint a Disney inspired picture! 

It’s the best Disney world resort for creatives and artists. 

Details here

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No.2: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

The highlight of a stay here is booking a Royal Room at Port Orleans Riverside.

The Royal Room has all the gilded touches required by a Royal Queen, or little Princess or Prince. 

Think golds, royal blues, and royal reds, complete with ornate swirls and decoration on all surfaces and you’ll be right on target.

Don’t miss the Ol’ Man Island pool swimmin’ hole – ride the 95-foot old mill themed waterslide among the waterfalls or spin in the whirlpool spa. 

Kids love the rustic timber pole playground inspired by riverboat life. 

This is the best Disney World resort for kids who love to swim and climb, and who are always on the go. 

Details here

READ MORE: The Best Moderate Disney World Hotels on Property

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Value Hotels in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Area

Need to find a budget Disney stay?

Round up enough dollars to book a Disney value hotel.

You will NEVER regret it.

They are the best Disney world resort hotels on a budget. 

The three most important bonuses from a stay at a Disney Value hotel are:

  • FREE Disney Shuttle buses to each theme park
  • Atmosphere. The Disney Magic is alive and well here. There’s a non-stop buzz and it’s electrifying for kids and families. 
  • Extra fast passes, and the ability to book those fast passes months before your trip. 

We recommend Disney All Star Resort. (see below)

This is the best place to stay in Disney world with toddlers if Contemporary is booked out. 

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FAQ: Can you decorate the windows at any of the Deluxe resorts

Plus, the Disney All Star Resorts are one of the best places for decorating windows at Disney World. 

Yes, it’s a thing to help you find your room, or bring a little bit of seasonal Disney cheer for Halloween or Christmas, inspired by the Disney window decoration in the Disney parks!

And it’s allowed, as long as you don’t alter or damage the windows or rooms in any way. 

Why not take these things in your luggage:

  • battery operated twinkle lights
  • Mickey Mouse bunting flags
  • Mickey Mouse cardboard cutouts
  • Mickey Mouse silhouttes
  • your collection of Disney character signatures or Mickey ears
  • a Mickey Mouse wreath strung with lights, or
  • pop a Disney plush toy or two on the window ledge. 

You can also download a Mickey Mouse font or your favorite Disney font and make yourself some words or phrases to jazz up your Disney window display. 

Bring suction cups, or blue tac sticky putty or poster putty (no tape please) to tack your things to the windows. 

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No.1: Disney’s All-Star Movies resort

This was our first Disney family hotel stay and it will always hold a special place in our hearts.

If you are looking for fun Disney hotels for kids, you can’t beat the All Star Disney hotels.

They are geared for kids, so they are boisterous, and full of lively entertainment.

AND giant sculptures of Toy Story Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Mickey Fantasia, and 101 Dalmations for all the insta pics. 

Plus, there’s:

  • a games room
  • a swimming pool
  • a kids playground
  • themed buildings and rooms 

Disney All Star Movies resort is one of the best Disney world resort for toddlers and preschoolers who are exuberant and full of beans. 

Details here

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No.2: Disney’s All-Star Music resort

If you and your kids love country, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, calypso and Broadway-style show tunes, head here. 

There’s a playground, a jogging trail, a games arcade with space invaders and more, and Movies Under the Stars too. 

And who wouldn’t love a resort pool with giant maracas in view?

The best bit is the free Disney Bus stop is right out front! 

Rooms are budget priced, so don’t expect much in the way of decor but if your goal is to make the most of the time in the parks, then this is ideal accommodation. 

This is the best Disney world resort hotel for music lovers.

Details here

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No.3: Disney’s All-Star Sports resort

Another of the budget hotels in Disney, this one is for true sports fans.

Lovers of baseball, basketball, football, surfing and tennis will be thrilled with the life-size sporty decorations, including:

  • the baseball and football helmets
  • the giant surfboards and football and baseball bats
  • oversized basketball hoops and winning flags
  • the open baseball fields for play, and
  • the monster coke can. 

But it’s the food court, pool bar and pizza delivery that raise the fun vibe! 

This is the best Disney world resorts for families who live for sports!

Details here

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Value Hotels in ESPN Wide World of Sports Area

These two are slightly more expensive to book than the three value resorts at Disney mentioned above. 

But really, making the choice between value resorts comes down to the fun theming or styling you prefer. 

Both these resorts have a retro feel in common, with a nod to the fun past times and popular icons of mid-century too. 

No.1: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

This is one of the best Disney resorts with suites.  

Families should book the Disney Family Suites at Art of Animation.

When booking these Disney World family suites, you get to choose your theme: 

  • Cars
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Lion King, or 
  • Finding Nemo

The largest resort pool in Walt Disney World resort is here – the Big Blue Pool is inspired by the Disney and Pixar Movie, Finding Nemo. 

There’s also the Cozy Cone pool (cars themed) and the Flippin’ Fins pool, complete with an animated sea orchestra.

Look out for Sebastian the crab from the Little Mermaid – he’s the conductor! 

Details here

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No.2: Disney’s Pop Century Resort

This Disney collection hotel is a fave of anyone who loves RETRO theming, nostalgic pop culture, cool hippy catch phrases, fonts, and graphics, and viral dance hits from America’s history.

You’ll find lifesize decor of all the unforgettable fads and toys from the 1950s to 1990’s including:

  • yo-yos
  • Play-Doh
  • Rubik’s Cube
  • rollerblades
  • 80’s fashions
  • Mr Potato head toys
  • Pacman
  • Roger Rabbit
  • The Jungle Book
  • Big Wheel Junior ride on trikes

This is THE best hotel for kids at Disney world (and anyone who loves Pop Culture).

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Disney’s Pop Century pools

The hippy dippy pool has flower shaped water jets.

The Bowling pool is shaped like a Bowling pin!

The Computer pool is shaped like an old school computer with floppy disc and keypad! 

Details here

READ MORE: The Complete Guide to Disney Value Resorts (update coming soon!)

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Disney Budget Camping in Magic Kingdom Area

This Disney resort list is one of the best for big families, and those with kids who like to run around outdoors. 

No.1: The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort 

If you are traveling by RV, or prefer a rustic stay out of the main noise and chaos, try  The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Bonus! There’s a Disney treat held each night at Disney Fort Wilderness Camping Grounds.

The FREE Chip and Dale Campfire and Singalong

WITH the chance to roast marshmallows and make s’mores! 

Plus, there’s Disney movies shown on the big screen every night too.

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FAQ about Disney Hotels Orlando on Property

No.1: How many hotels does Disney world have?

Have you ever wondered how many hotels are on Disney World property? 

Or how many Disney World resorts are there in total? 

Here’s your answer. 

There are 28 on property Disney hotels, and thirteen on property non-Disney hotels inside Disney World boundaries. 

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No.2:  Which hotels are on Disney property?

With thanks to Wikipedia, this is the full list of hotels on Disney property.  

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Yacht club resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Bay Lake Tower
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Boulder Ridge Villas
  • Cooper Creek Villas & Cabins
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground


Coming soon – New Disney World Hotels on Property

Here are two more Disney Property hotels soon to open! 

No.1: Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel

Star Wars themed luxury hotel currently being built.

Located near Disney’s Hollywood studios, this themed Disney hotel is set to open in 2022!

Can you imagine the waitlist to book a room? 

This will be the best hotel in Disney World for Star Wars fanatics. 

Read all about it here.

No.2: Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge

Another Disney vacation club resort is currently being built at the Walt Disney Resort, and will be located between Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

This Disney hotel has themed rooms including:

  • Bambi
  • Brother Bear
  • The Fox and the Hound
  • Pocahontas

This new WDW lodging will certainly grow the list of Disney themed resorts, and will soon be known as one of the best Disney resorts for kids. 

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How many Disney hotels are there around the world? 

There are 49 Disney hotels attached to Disney Parks. 

Eight Disneyland Paris Resort Hotels on Property

  • Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch
  • Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe
  • Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne
  • Disney’s Sequoia Lodge
  • Les Villages Nature Paris
  • Disney’s Newport Bay Club
  • Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel
  • Disneyland Hotel

It’s hard to pick the best hotel at Disney Paris but we’re heading to Les Villages Nature hotel next trip. 

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Anaheim Disneyland Hotels on Property

Los Angeles Disneyland has three hotels on property: 

  • Disneyland Hotel – this is home to the cool Monorail waterslides! 
  • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa – the iconic Disney hotel stay
  • Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

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Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Hotels on Property

There are three Hong Kong Disneyland Hotels:

  • the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
  • Disney’s Hollywood Hotel
  • Disney Explorers Lodge

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Tokyo Disney Resort Hotels on Property 

There are four Tokyo Disney hotels on property:

  • Disney Ambassador Hotel 
  • Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta 
  • Tokyo Disneyland Hotel 
  • Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel 

Shanghai Disney Resort Hotels on Property

Shanghai Disney Resort has two hotels:

  • Shanghai Disneyland Hotel
  • Toy Story Hotel

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Disney Club Hotels

No.1: Hawaii Disney Aulani Hotel Resort and Spa

Hawaii has Disney Aulani Hotel resort & spa.

It’s Hawaii with a little Disney sparkle, including Disney shows and character breakfasts. 

No.2: Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

This hotel is located in South Carolina.

No.3: Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

This hotel is located at Vero Beach, Florida

There’s a Mickey shaped pool, making it another of the kid friendly Disney resorts. 

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Best Disney Cruise Ships? 

There are more Disney places to stay than the hotels.

There’s Disney Cruise ships rooms to experience too. 

The Disney Cruise Ship names are:

  • Disney Dream
  • Disney Magic
  • Disney Fantasy
  • Disney Wonder

The Brand New Disney Wish boat is due to set sail for the first time in the Summer of 2022 with all new Disney experiences and Disney workshops

Booking a Disney Cruise holiday is a complete all-in-one vacation with:

  • Disney characters
  • Disney food
  • Disney entertainment and shows, and more. 

These floating Disney kids hotels are everything you imagine, and MORE! 

It’s a great way to enjoy Disney for toddlers too, without the worry of them wandering off in the parks. 

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Round Up List of Disney Hotels at Disney World

This top Disney World hotels list only makes us want to go back to Disney World again and again, to experience more of the hotels on our best Disney Hotels list in person. 

Best Disney World Area hotels

Check back soon for a list of Disney World area hotels too, and an overview of where to stay with kids.

  • Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel
  • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • B Resort & Spa
  • Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Bonnet Creek Resort
  • Shades of Green
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin – see above
  • Walt Disney World Swan – see above
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

Disney Springs Area

Here’s a list of Disney resorts in the Disney Springs area.

  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando – this hotel has family suites near Disney World
  • Holiday Inn Orlando 

(Coming soon) 

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Hot tip: Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel program – the best hotels near Disney World

The Margaritaville Hotel Orlando is the latest hotel to join the WDW Good Neighbour Hotel program, and it’s one of the best kid friendly hotels near Disney. 

Best Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels

These are family friendly hotels that offer good value, comfort and quality so while they are not Disney World hotels on property, they are the next best thing.

All these Orlando hotels near Disney world have these things in common:

  • Offer a variety of accommodations including standard rooms, suites and villas
  • Provide Walt Disney World Resort information
  • Have a Guest Services desk to assist with Walt Disney World vacation planning and sell Disney World tickets
  • Offer transportation to Walt Disney World theme parks (a fee may apply)
  • Are part of the group of kid friendly resorts near Disney World

These resorts near Disney World often include breakfast, have kitchenettes and may allow pets. 

Check amenities with each one before you book. 

Here’s a link to a list of Walt Disney World Good Neighbour Hotels 

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Looking for more Disney Tips and Tricks?

Find more information on Disney World here.

Donna Landwehr

Thursday 29th of April 2021

I do not see the newest of your Disney Hotels Margaritaville. I am inquiring because my granddaughter will be there for her birthday. I would like to be able to send a gift from one of your gift shops. How can I do this?

Amber Greene

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Hi Donna. I'm sorry I can't help you with this one. I hope she has fun!

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