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  • On Sep 26, 2021
    Arlene from MI Asked

    Which resorts have balconies?

    Hi Arlene! Welcome to planDisney.

    My idea of vacation bliss is sitting on a balcony at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, enjoying a cup of coffee, a gorgeous view, and people I love. Some of my favorite Walt Disney World Resort memories involve balcony time: watching giraffes from our Savanna View room at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, enjoying Magic Kingdom Park fireworks in our PJs at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, and taking in the sunrise in a peaceful nature setting at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. I feel relaxed just writing about it!

    Rooms at Deluxe Resort Hotels and Deluxe Villas come with balconies or, if you are assigned a ground-floor room, patios. There may be some cases in which a room is configured or located in such a way that there is not a balcony in the room, but these cases are rare. The exception I can think of is that the Garden Wing rooms at Disney's Contemporary Resort do not have balconies. If a balcony is very important to you, I recommend calling (407) 939-1936 and requesting a room with a balcony; while requests are not guaranteed, it's been my experience that Cast Members will do their best to accommodate you. A few years ago I was assigned a ground-floor room and I politely asked the Cast Member at the front desk if I could be assigned a higher-floor room because I was traveling alone - I did have to wait for a new room, but they were lovely and helpful in finding me a new spot.

    Arlene, the resort hotels with balconies are: Disney's Grand Floridian Resorts & Spa, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's BoardWalk Inn, Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Of the Deluxe Villas not included above, Disney's Riviera Resort, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort, and Disney's Old Key West Resort also have balconies in most rooms. When you book your resort hotel, you may select the view category, so if a Theme Park View is very important to you, be sure to select that when you make your reservation.

    My family's "Disney home" is Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, and while this resort hotel does not offer balconies, there is outdoor seating throughout the resort, and I often head outside first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee to watch the sunrise. It's a very peaceful way to start a Disney day, and if you end up choosing a hotel in the Moderate or Value category, please know you'll be able to do that at any of those resorts.

    Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney, Arlene! My fellow panelists and I shared our tips for choosing the right hotel for your vacation in our Panel Extras, and I hope they help. The good news? You really can't go wrong with you decide to stay in the magic at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel! We're here to help, so if you have any more questions as you plan and dream, we are all ears!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Robyn
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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