Disney World Deluxe Resorts

The Disney World Deluxe Resorts are spectacular! Do you dream of being pampered on vacation? Are you a sports enthusiast? Do you love gourmet restaurants? You will find world class services, exceptional theming, stellar service and superior amenities at the deluxe resorts.

Disney Wilderness Lodge

Disney World Deluxe Resorts: The Wilderness Lodge

Benefits of Disney World Deluxe Resorts

  • Spectacular theming and attention to detail
  • Centrally located near the theme parks
  • Large rooms
  • Imaginative pools
  • Beaches (but you can't swim)
  • Fine dining
  • Range of amenities
  • Access to parks by monorail, boat or walkway
  • Excellent service
  • Beautiful landscaping


  • Expensive

A world of magic awaits you at the Disney World Deluxe Resorts:

How Do Deluxe Resorts Compare to Moderate and Value Resorts?

The Disney World Deluxe Resorts are classy, polished and elegant. Customer service is outstanding. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed. Hotel pools are creatively inspired and fun for the entire family with slides and hot tubs. Most of the deluxe hotels offer a marina and a wide array of activities including boat rentals.

Rooms are largest at the Disney Deluxe Resorts from 344 at the Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge up to 440 square feet at the Grand Floridian. Most rooms have two queens or one king sized bed plus a day bed and can sleep up to five plus an infant in a crib, except Animal Kingdom Lodge and Wilderness Lodge which sleep up to four.

The deluxe Disney resorts offer excellent dining options with fancy sit down restaurants, casual eateries, quick service, lounges and pool bars. You will find more amenities than the moderate and value resorts. Recreation and amenities include spas, health clubs, salons, onsite childcare, nice shops, bell services, valet parking, room service and special activities such as hotel tours. Transportation to the parks is available via walkways, buses, boats and monorail.

The Disney Moderate Resorts offer smaller rooms at approximately 314 square feet, lovely landscaping, a moderate level of amenities and dining on large sprawling grounds. The Value Resorts have the smallest rooms at 260 square feet, food courts, nice pools and are comparable to nice motels.The Disney Vacation Club Villas are more like home with separate bedrooms, more bathrooms, kitchens and washer and dryer. Many Vacation Club Villas are attached to a larger resort so guests can access all the amenities of the resort.

You can expect more at the Disney deluxe resorts, but be prepared to pay for it. The prices are steep.

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge transports you into the center of an African savannah with live animals. This unique hotel is unlike anyplace we have ever stayed before. The hotel is beautiful with a large atrium lobby. Many of the hotel rooms overlook the savannah with a view of the wildlife. This resort is filled with activities and has a great pool.

Beach Club

Disney Beach Club is a fun, sporty resort with a casual feel. The Beach Club sits on the shore of a lake and shares with the Yacht Club the nicest hotel pool on Disney property. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. This resort offers convenient access to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

View from the Disney Beach Club

The Disney World Deluxe Resorts: Beach Club

Boardwalk Inn

Disney Boardwalk Inn is a luxurious recreation of Atlantic City from the early 20th century. This charming resort offers a bright and airy lobby, spacious accommodations, fine dining and the nightlife of the Disney Boardwalk. The hotel is located within walking distance of Epcot Center and a short boat ride away from Hollywood Studios.

Contemporary Resort

Disney Contemporary Resort is a modern deluxe hotel. This futuristic A-frame structure features the monorail running straight through the lobby. Offering some of the largest rooms on Walt Disney World property, excellent dining, superb amenities and a short walking distance to the Magic Kingdom theme park, this resort is a winner.

Grand Floridian

The Disney Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is the flagship resort of Walt Disney World. As the most expensive hotel on property, the hotel offers everything your heart desires for serious luxury and pampering. Immerse yourself in elegance with the beautifully appointed rooms, exemplary service and award-winning dining. The experience is truly sublime.

Grand Floridian Lobby at Christmastime

Disney World Deluxe Resorts: The Grand Floridian

Polynesian Resort

The Disney Polynesian Resort will transport you to the islands of the South Seas. A world of adventure awaits you as you enjoy the large rooms, lovely grounds and the tropical gardens of the Great Ceremonial House. As a monorail hotel, you can enjoy quick access to the Magic Kingdom.

Wilderness Lodge

Disney Wilderness Lodge is themed after National Park lodge in the American Northwest. The huge lobby is warm and inviting with a huge stone fireplace. The hotel has a geyser and a stream with a waterfall that turns into the free form pool. Rooms have a Western theme. This is one of the best themed resorts at Walt Disney World.

Yacht Club

The Disney Yacht Club is themed after a New England yacht club. The hotel shared many amenities with its sister resort, the Beach Club, including the fabulous Stormalong Bay pool. The rooms are large and stylish, amenities diverse and dining excellent. The location is great, offering quick access to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

Disney World Deluxe Resorts offer the best of everything. From superb theming, excellent dining and amenities to excellent customer service, the Deluxe resorts will meet your needs.

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