I’m a big fan of staying on-site in Disney because of the convenience, the affordability and the benefits.
Extra time in the parks just for Disney guests, meal plans to fit every budget and leaving all the driving to Disney for an entire week are at the top of my list.
The value resorts are affordable and have very large food courts with such a variety of food choices, it’s sometimes hard to choose!
The value resorts are basic but clean and they just ooze Disney with the giant icons throughout the resorts. If you don’t want to do a lot of walking at the resort, invest in a preferred room and be close to the food court and main pool area. My only caution about the value resorts is that during the busy seasons, you may wait longer at the bus stop as sometimes the bus fills before you get on it and you need to wait for the next one.
The moderate resorts area a great middle of the road resort that is neither the least nor the most expensive.
If you’re planning a value resort stay, just check the difference to upgrade to a moderate. I’ve always found it a worthwhile upgrade.
The moderate resort main pools are more themed than the value resorts, they also have large food courts and larger rooms than the value resorts. The moderate resorts have dorm size refrigerators in the rooms and the values don’t.
The deluxe resorts offer the ultimate convenience with three resorts having the monorail run right through them. And in the deluxe resort category, those are the most expensive. But also in the deluxe category are two less expensive resorts in The Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge. The Wilderness Lodge is near the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge is near Animal Kingdom.
Watch this blog later this summer for a video review of the Wilderness Lodge.
Sharon Spohn is a travel agent for Liberty Travel in the Coventry Mall, Pottstown. She specializes in Disney Vacation Planning. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org