There is no shortage of hotel accommodations around Disney World, even if you want to stay on the property itself. Disney resorts come in a range of price points, with almost endless features and amenities that can cater to a variety of families, depending on their specific vacation plans. Taking all of that into consideration, here are some of the top Disney properties to consider for your next magical vacation.
Disney’s Polynesian Resort
One of the most attractive features of the Polynesian Resort is its location. It is a stopping point along the Magic Kingdom monorail line, so you can simply walk out your hotel room and be at the Magic Kingdom in minutes. Plus, if you’re looking to head to Epcot for the day, the resort is also right next to the main transportation and ticket center, so it’s just as easy to grab a monorail to Epcot. The hotel is beautifully decorated with Polynesian flare, and the Aloha luau is one of the park’s most popular dinner shows.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Guests at this property are staying right on a private animal reserve. Many of the guest rooms offer views of the 33-acre savannas and the 200 animals that call them home. In the lobby, guests can check out rare African artifacts and unique architectural design.
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club
The Yacht and Beach Club sits right on the lake, and it’s home to Stormalong Bay, which many call the best resort water park at any Disney property. Epcot and the BoardWalk entertainment district are both just a short walk away, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios can also be reached on foot.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort is one of the original Disney resorts, dating all the way back to 1971. The Magic Kingdom monorail runs right through the main atrium, but what really makes this location unique is that it’s the only Disney resort where guests can access the Magic Kingdom on foot, without having to take a monorail or boat.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
This Disney resort is definitely more affordable than some of the other resorts on the list, but don’t let the lower price fool you—there are still plenty of amenities to enjoy. The entire resort is themed after Disney’s animated films and the rooms are laid out so they can accommodate a family of up to six.