Walt Disney World Resorts
There are currently 28 resorts owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks. These resorts are broken into three categories: Deluxe, Moderate, and Value.
Resorts in the deluxe category are what most guests would consider a bit more luxurious, offering various amenities, beautiful rooms, and truly immersive experiences. Deluxe Resort hotels have the largest rooms at Disney World and they provide more options for transportation to and from the parks including the Monorail, Skyliner, or ferry boat. Deluxe resorts often have multiple full-service restaurants and entertainment options. The location and amenities of these resorts are often key to the appeal of Deluxe Resorts.
Moderate Resorts are in between the value and deluxe offerings with more amenities and larger room sizes than you’d find at a Value. The Moderate Resorts typically include at least one full-service restaurant in addition to food courts, a swimming pool with a slide and hot tub, additional recreational options, and additional forms of transportation such as the Skyliner. Slightly larger guest rooms and the quiet environment of these resorts are often key to their appeal.
Value Resorts are considered to be the most budget-friendly and therefore, will be smaller than the moderate or deluxe resort rooms. Each of these resorts is fantastically themed and features a cafeteria-style dining experience, multiple swimming pools, and fewer luxury amenities. Transportation to and from these resorts is limited with the exception of the Skyliner which connects the Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Lower cost, fantastic theming, and family suites are key to their appeal.