With promotions available throughout the year, there will be many opportunities to stay onsite. Stay in touch with me and I can update you on any upcoming promotions or be on the look out for any deals related to your trip. The "Free Dining" Promotion is definitely one of the most popular promotions each year and I can tell you from firsthand experience that it is worth scheduling your vacation during a promotion to give you maximum opportunities to enjoy the convenience and high end luxurious dining experiences that you may overlook. To begin your Disney World vacation, we only require a $200 USD deposit to hold your reservation and the final payment is not due until 30 days before your arrival date. You can make as many revisions to your reservation before final payment date without any additional cost or fees. Plus, if a promotion becomes available, we can apply any promotions offered if they fall within your travel dates or we can change your travel dates to the applicable dates to take advantage of the Disney promotions!
Here is an overall map of Walt Disney World and the onsite hotels. I've highlighted the hotels that I visited so you can see the location and proximity to the parks.
ALL STAR SPORTS, ALL STAR MUSIC and ALL STAR MOVIES resorts are located in the Animal Kingdom area, and are located the furthest away from the three other parks (Magic, Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot). The All Star Resorts comprise of total of 5264 rooms and 260 suites, and most rooms can accommodate up to four guests in a room plus a child under the age of 3. A limited number of family suites at the All Star Music Resorts can accommodate up to six guests. The resorts offer food court quick service dining options, but do not have a sit down table service restaurant onsite. Each resort also includes 2 pools and a children's pool but pools do not have waterslides. The All Star Resorts are all very similar and comparable and the only difference is the theming between them. The three resorts share a bus for direct transportation to the parks and Disney Springs.
The other two resorts, Pop Century and Art of Animation are "sister" resorts connected together by a pedestrian walkway bridge, in the Hollywood Studios area.
POP CENTURY takes you back in time into your favourite memories of the biggest hits of 20th century pop culture and celebrates the fashion, the catch phrases, toys and all favourites of pop culture during that time. Building sections are grouped into the 90's, the 80's, 70's, 60's and 50's, each celebrating the favourites of that decade.
We stayed at Caribbean Beach Resort, which is one of the most popular resorts to stay at, not to mention one of the the largest spanning over 200 acres. The resort in located in the Epcot area, making it fairly centrally located and easy to visit both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. The resort has 2109 rooms spanning six different Caribbean islands, including Jamaica, Aruba, Trinidad North and South, Barbados and Martinique that are all accessible via an internal resort shuttle to and from your rooms and the main pool and food court area. Standard rooms can accommodate up to four guests but the real fun of Caribbean Beach are the pirate rooms! Upgrade to a pirate room where your stay becomes a swashbuckling adventure!
Classic Southern comfort is what you will find at the Port Orleans Resorts, a combination of sister resorts, French Quarter and Riverside. French Quarter recreates the historic district of New Orleans, while Riverside captures the aristocratic and sprawling mansions of Louisiana and the Mississippi River. Located in the Disney Springs area, you have the option of taking the Sassagoula River Cruise for a relaxing boat ride to Disney Springs as an alternative to the Disney shuttle busses.
ANIMAL KINGDOM LODGE is one of the best themed resorts at Walt Disney World. It is absolutely breathtaking. Based on an African savannah lodge theme, the resort is architecturally amazing and built around an African savannah. Book a savannah view and you can witness the beauty of giraffes, zebra, gazelles and other African animals right from your room! Simply walking around the resort will also give you a view of the animals in the common areas.
The CONTEMPORARY RESORT is the closest to Magic Kingdom and is the only resort within walking distance. It is a very modern and architecturally amazing designed hotel with the monorail running directly through the inside of the resort. Rooms can accommodate up to five guests plus one child under the age of 3. California Grill, signature dining experience offers California cooking influenced by the melting pot of the West coast and Chef Mickey's is the home of the character dining experience where you can meet Chef Mickey and his friends!
Let me know your thoughts on any of the above resorts. Have you stayed at any of them? Which one is your favourite? Which one would you love to stay at next? If you are planning on an upcoming visit to Disney World, let me know how I can help! It's such a large vacation destination and not one you can simply "wing it!"
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