Walt Disney World is home to a wide variety of resort hotels, making it easy for guests to find one that suits them and their family’s vacation style. A few things to know when choosing a resort hotel – there are five different hotel categories to choose from and many benefits to staying right on Disney property!

Choose from Deluxe Villas, Deluxe, Moderate, Value, and Campground – scroll below for a description of each category, plus photos of each hotel.

Guests staying on property will get to take advantage of several perks, including Disney’s Magical Express, Extra Magic Hours, early access to FastPass+ reservations, frequently departing transportation to the theme parks, room charging privileges, package delivery, and the Disney Dining Plan. All official Disney hotels get these same benefits, so all that’s left is to choose which resort best fits your family!


Deluxe Resorts

Deluxe resorts are considered to be the cream of the crop of the Disney hotel family. They are the resorts located closest to the theme parks, the rooms have the most square footage, and most offer a signature restaurant, in addition to table service and quick service locations. Pools generally have water features and slides available for entertainment.


Moderate Resorts

Moderate resorts are the middle ground of the available choices. These resorts are generally large and spread out, and often utilize an internal bus system to get around the resort. Rooms are generously sized, though slightly smaller than the rooms at the deluxe resorts. Both table service and quick service restaurants are available.


Value Resorts

As their name implies, these are the cheapest of the Disney resorts. The value resorts have much simpler amenities than the Moderates and Deluxes, but for families who will spend most of their time in the parks, these resorts can be just the right way to go. The grounds are more overtly Disney, with large cartoon characters or other icons in front of each building and bright colors found throughout. There is no sit-down restaurant located here; instead, guests can select food from a large food court.


Deluxe Villas

The Deluxe Villas are all part of the Disney Vacation Club and are located at the deluxe resorts. When not being rented out by DVC owners, these rooms are available for rent by the general public. Guests will be able to choose from a variety of room and villa sizes to accommodate any family. Accommodations will include a kitchen or kitchenette to give guests the option of cooking meals in the room.



Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is located across Bay Lake from the Magic Kingdom. Guests can bring their own tent or RV to use at one of the campsites, or rent one of the on-site cabins. Many guests bring or rent golf carts to more easily make their way around the expansive grounds. Fort Wilderness offers a small store, a restaurant, two pools, archery, horseback riding, canoeing, and is also home to two popular dinner shows.

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