Nothing says royalty better than Cinderella and Prince Charming in the floor tiles at The Grand Floridian.
Some people don’t realize that you can stay on Disney property at a non Disney Resort. This is possible to do but you will not get all the benefits of staying at a Disney owned resort. So if you are looking for certain benefits be aware that you may not be able to get what you are looking for.
So what exactly are your choices for staying on Disney property at a non Disney resort?
Well your first option if you are military, is The Shades of Green. The Shades of Green is a Military MWR owned and operated facility geared for the military and DOD civilians. The Shades of Green used to be a Disney owned hotel, called the Disney Inn and it is located in between 2 golf courses.
The Shades of Green has some of the biggest rooms available on Disney property and allow 5 people to stay in the room. Room rates are based on your rank, lower ranking personnel pay less than higher ranking. This resort is really nice and is well worth checking it out, especially if you want to stay in the Magic Kingdom area. In fact you can read more about the Shades of Green here.
Your other options are to stay at one of the Disney Springs resort area resorts. The resorts that you can find at the Disney Springs area are:
- B Resort and Spa
- Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel
- Buena Vista Palace
- Double Tree Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista
- Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
- Holiday Inn Orlando Disney Springs Area
- Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
Like I said all these resorts are on Disney property but they are not Disney owned but are well worth checking out.
When you go to Walt Disney World on vacation their are many options for you to consider when deciding where to stay. Today we are going to talk about the Disney Resorts on Disney property.
When you stay at Disney Resorts you are entitled to certain benefits.
Some of the benefits are:
- Extra Magic Hours
- Disney’s Magical Express Service
- Guaranteed theme park admission
- Free parking
- Magic Bands
- Fast pass plus reservations 60 days out.
Disney owned resorts are broken up into several categories. They are:
- Value Resorts
- Moderate Resorts
- Deluxe Resorts
- Deluxe Villa
The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Value Resorts Include:
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Moderate Resorts Include:
- The Cabin’s at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Disney’s Coronado Springs resort
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Deluxe Resorts Include:
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
- Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
- Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
Deluxe Villas Include:
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Beach Club Villas
- Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
- Disney’s Old Key West Resort
- Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
- The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
As you can see there are many Disney Resorts to choose from in a variety of price ranges. Obviously the campgrounds are the cheapest if you want to camp. But for those who don’t wish to camp the options range from value resorts all the way to villas. Value resorts are cheaper than all the others and villas are going to be the most expensive.