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  • On Dec 30, 2021
    Kathleen from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am trying to plan a disney vacation. This is my third try. I cannot tell what each hotel/resort has to offer, therefore I cannot pick the right one. There is not enough information besides how much a room costs.

    Howdy, Kathleen! Welcome to planDisney! 

    There are so many wonderful places to stay at Walt Disney World Resort. I understand that choosing the right one can feel overwhelming at first. 

    Walt Disney World Resorts Collection Hotels fall into three categories. Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels are the higher budget options. These resort rooms tend to be a bit larger than the other categories and have more luxurious amenities, such as fine dining, over-the-top pools, etc. There is a wide variety of Walt Disney World Transportation options available from these resorts, helping Guests seamlessly get from the resort to theme parks. The themes of Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels are immersive! You feel like you are transported to a particular time and place. For example, the Disney's Riviera Resort is my current favorite, a European-inspired resort with immaculate attention to detail and delicious dining options! 

    Disney Moderate Resort Hotels are the middle category. These resorts fall into the mid-range price point and are wonderful options. Like the Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels, these resorts offer a variety of transportation options to help navigate to and from theme parks. There are also plenty of dining options within these resorts. My personal favorite resort in this category is Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter. Here, I feel like I'm transported back in time to the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. I can never leave without a beignet from Scat Cat's Club Cafe

    Disney Value Resort Hotels are the most affordable accommodation options. They offer a fun, inviting environment with plenty to experience on site! All resorts at Walt Disney World have pools and dining options, so you'll have plenty to do at the Disney Value Resort Hotels. There is also transportation provided between parks and these resorts. My kids absolutely love staying at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. The colorful aesthetic always captures their attention, but rooms decorated like their favorite movies keep us coming back for more!

    The beauty of Disney Resorts Collection Hotels is that there is something for everyone! I'd recommend settling on your hotel category and price point and then exploring resorts within that category. You really can't go wrong with any choice you make, as you'll be swept away by the magic that only a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel can bring! 

    Kathleen, I really appreciate you sending over this question. I hope I was able to narrow down the options for you and give you a better idea of what the Disney Resorts Collection Hotels have to offer! 

    Happy planning! 

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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