The Benefits of Staying at a Deluxe Resort at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World offers so many choices when it comes to hotel rooms at its various resorts, and I often get asked for recommendations. While everyone has their favorite, we all agree on one thing — you should absolutely pick a Deluxe resort if you can!

Here are just a few reasons I suggest these resorts to my clients:

Proximity to Parks

Just about every Deluxe resort is going to be closer to at least one park than the Moderate or Value resorts. And if you stay in a Boardwalk area resort, you’ll be close to TWO parks — both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are extremely close! I recommend choosing which parks you plan to visit most and picking a resort that is in that area. For many, that will mean a Magic Kingdom-area resort (since I always recommend at least two days in this park if you can swing it), or the Boardwalk area. But don’t snooze on Animal Kingdom Lodge! This gorgeous resort is incredible, and is just a short ride to Disney’s Animal Kingdom park!

Get the Parks to Yourself

Guests at all Disney resorts have access to Early Morning Entry, which is a fantastic way to get on the top attractions with little to no wait. But only guests at Deluxe resorts have access to Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, and these are one of the absolute best times to be in the parks! The crowds are so much smaller, and the parks are absolutely magical after dark. These hours are the best time to get on top headliners such as Rise of the Resistance or Seven Dwarves Mine Train without waiting in line for hours. Hop in line for your favorite right before park closing, and you’ll still be able to ride! Enjoy the later showing of Fantastmic! with a smaller crowd, or even just wander down Main Street without the giant crowds you normally see at park closing.

Be Transported

All of the Disney resorts have wonderful theming, but the Deluxe resorts truly transport you to another place or time. Come home to the tropical hospitality of Polynesia (Polynesian Village), or imagine you are at a game lodge on the African safari (Animal Kingdom Lodge). Transport yourself back in time to the Victorian era beach resorts of Florida (Grand Floridian) or the Jersey Shore (Beach Club and Yacht Club). Imagine yourself in America’s National Parks (Wilderness Lodge) or relish your mid-century modern love (Contemporary). Whichever resort you choose, you will find yourself immersed in the magic as only Disney can do.

Enjoy the Best of Amenities

Each well-appointed room also features comfortable beds and plenty of space to relax. Relax near the massive pool while the kids enjoy the waterworks and slide. And enjoy some of the best meals ANYWHERE at the fantastic restaurants.

You really can’t go wrong with any of these amazing properties! But if you need a hand choosing, I’d be happy to help you choose what’s best for your trip.

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