Walt Disney World Resorts
Walt Disney World spans over 50 square miles, with multiple resort options. Deciding on where to stay is one of the most difficult decisions you will make. Some factors that may influence your decision can be location, the number of people in your party and probably most important is price. There is a Disney resort for almost every budget.
The most affordable accommodations are value resorts, these include the All Star resorts, Pop Century and the Art of Animation. Each room sleeps 4 (plus one child under 3) with the exception of the family suites at Art of Animation and All Star Music, these will sleep 6 (plus one child under 3).
The next level of resorts are the moderate resorts, these are the Port Orleans Resorts, Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs. These resorts also sleep 4 per room (plus one under 3), with the exception of the Port Orleans Riverside. Here some rooms can sleep 5, but are more suited to the 5th person being a child or smaller adult.
Somewhere between the value and moderate resorts fall the Fort Wilderness Campground. This Disney resort offers the best of the outdoors as well as one-bedroom cabins (sleep up to 6) for those preferring the "great indoors". There are over 700 campsites ranging in length from 25' to 65' to accommodate tents, tent trailers or RV's.
This brings us to the deluxe resorts. These are priced based on location, proximity to theme parks and transportation options. The entry level deluxe resorts are the Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge. These resorts each sleep 4 (plus one under 3) and rely on bus transportation to all parks. The next level of deluxe are the boardwalk resorts, these are Yacht Club, Beach Club and Boardwalk Inn. These resorts are within an easy walking distance to Epcot and also have a walking path (a little farther) to Hollywood Studios. There are boats offered to both of these parks as well. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are serviced by resort busses. The most expensive level of deluxe resorts are those on the Monorail loop. These are the Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian resorts. Each are serviced by a monorail offering transportation to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Busses are used for transportation to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.
A unique category of resorts are the Disney Deluxe Villa and Home away from Home resorts (often referred to as DVC resorts). These resorts are part of the Disney Vacation Club (DVC), however some units are also made available to regular resort guests. These resorts are Old Key West, Saratoga Springs, Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas, Beach Club Villas, Boardwalk Villas, Bay Lake Towers (at the Contemporary) and the Villas at the Grand Floridian. These will offer studio, one/two and three bedroom units some full kitchen and in suite laundry facilities.
Learn more about the different Walt Disney World Resorts.