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  • On May 24, 2013
    Patti from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking to book at the end of August 2014. Looking for rates and free dining. Would like to have a review of which is the best of the value resort hotels are the best. Thanks and have a Magical Day!

    Hi Patti,

    I'm so glad you stopped by to get some suggestions on where to stay next year. In regards to the Value Resorts at Walt Disney World, I have two favorites.

    Art of Animation is the newest resort and, in my opinion, the most immersive in regards to theming. The larger than life animation drawings around the hotel really set the stage for that feeling of being right there among the creation of such classic films as Cars, Little Mermaid, Lion King and Finding Nemo. The Big Blue Pool is the largest pool on property and one of the most innovative. You can actually hear music underwater! How cool is that?! Another great feature of this resort is the availability of family suites that can sleep up to 6 people. This is great for larger families such as mine where we would normally have to either get two rooms or upgrade to a moderate or deluxe where there are more options for families larger than 4 people. In addition to the family suites, this is the first value resort to offer interior hallways. This definitely helps with the exterior noise reduction and if it is raining, you aren't walking in the elements the entire way to your room.

    I also love Pop Century. Again, the theming is fantastic and unique, but if you have younger kids, they may not "get" the pop culture references to the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s! However, taking a photo among the 12 foot "players" on the giant foosball table or next to a oversized tub of Play-Doh is lots of fun. The food court here has a great selection and some really fun "can't find it anywhere else" options like tie-dye cheesecake. There are always super cool activities going on poolside, too.

    I hope this helps in the decision making process. Feel free to stop back by and ask more questions as they come up.

    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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