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5 Disney Resorts Fan Are Obsessed With and You Will Be Too

One of the big decisions that Guests have to make when planning a Walt Disney World vacation is determining where they want to stay. Walt Disney World offers so many amazing Resorts that it can be challenging to decide where you want to visit.

It is excellent that Disney offers three different categories (value, moderate, and deluxe), making it easy for everyone to find a Disney Resort that fits their budget and their needs. Each Disney Resort is unique. Looking at locations to Disney Parks, pools, entertainment, dining, and the overall amenities can help narrow down which Disney Resort is suitable for you.

If you are still trying to figure out where to stay, we have six Walt Disney World Resorts that Disney fans are obsessed with, and we think you will be too.

Disney's Wilderness lodge
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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge- Deluxe

What draws Guests to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is the theming. Guests are transported to the Pacific Northwest with waterfalls, fireplaces, and a stunning lobby. Throughout the Resort, Guests can find hidden areas to relax. Rocking chairs, fireplaces, and a work area overlook the beautiful entrance.

Dining at Wilderness Lodge is another reason why Guests are obsessed with staying here. From casual dining experiences at Roaring Fork and Geyser Point Bar & Grill to table service dining at Whispering Canyon and Artist Point, the dining options at Wilderness Lodge at top notch.

wilderness lodge pool
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With two pools that are well-themed and make you feel like you are swimming in the mountains, kids and adults alike will enjoy some pool time. The overall grounds of the Resort are also great to explore. Watch the geyser, stroll down by the water, and watch the boats come and go, or relax while having a drink at one of the many areas throughout the Resort.

Finally, Guests are obsessed with Disney’s Wilderness Lodge because of the location. As a Magic Kingdom area Resort, Guests can quickly get to the Magic Kingdom via a quick boat ride. This ride is calming and gives excellent views of parts of Walt Disney World you usually don’t see. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a fan favorite because of how close it is to the magic, but how it also is a quiet escape.

Pop Century Resort Disney World

Pop Century Resort- Value

The value Resort the Walt Disney World Guests are obsessed with is Pop Century. This Disney Resort has undergone refurbishments and is at the top of the list for Disney Resorts.

One of the main reasons that Guests are obsessed with Pop Century is because it is on the Skyliner. Guests staying at Pop Century can easily access EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios via the Disney Skyliner. Not only is this an incredibly unique experience, but it is also fast and efficient.

The updated rooms are also a reason why Guests love Pop Century. With new wooden floors, raised beds giving even more storage area, and the murphy bed that provides a lot of extra room, these rooms are just what some Disney Guests are looking for during their stay.

Even though Pop Century only has a food court, Guests love Everything Pop. There are also great selections, with lots of seating inside and out. With three pools on the property, Guests enjoy that their rooms are typically close to at least one of the pools making those swims easy.

Guests are obsessed with Pop Century for the budget-friendly option that provides a lot of magic.

Port Orleans French Quarter Pool

Port Orleans French Quater- Moderate

Guests are obsessed with Port Orleans French Quarter because of its size. This is the smallest Disney Resort, and because it is so compact, Guests are always close to food, the pool, or transportation.

With only one bus stop, Guests don’t have to worry about a long wait when heading back to the Resort or wait to be picked up in the morning. The iconic Mickey beignets are also why Guests love Port Orleans French Quarter. Who wouldn’t want access to these warm, delicious snacks all day long?

Guests love that Port Orleans French Quarter is small but that you can walk over to Port Orleans Riverside if you want a more significant experience during your stay.

Stormalong Bay Pool at the Beach Club and Yacht Club
Stormalong Bay

Beach Club Resort- Deluxe

Location, Location, Location. This is why Guests are obsessed with Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Located on Crescent Lake, between EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Beach Club has so much to love.

Walking to two Disney Parks makes a stay at Beach Club fantastic. Guests love that they can easily walk to and from these two Disney Parks during their vacations.

The amenities at Beach Club are also something that Guests love. Back is food at Cape May Cafe. The breakfast features a character meal, with the dinner being a more traditional seafood focus menu. Beaches and Cream is one of the most popular dining locations at Walt Disney World. This location is popular because of the excellent ice cream and comfort food options.

Finally, Guests are obsessed with Beach Club because of Stormalong Bay. This pool is more than just a pool. Stormalong Bay features a sand bottom pool, a lazy river, and one of the most exciting waterslides at Walt Disney World.

All of these features lead to Guests being obsessed with Beach Club.


Disney’s Contemporary Resort- Deluxe

The final Resort that Guests are currently obsessed with is the iconic Contemporary Resort. This beloved Resort continues to be a fan favorite even after 50 years.

One of the main reasons that Guests are obsessed with staying at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is because the monorail goes right through the Resort. This makes it easy to get to and from Magic Kingdom and EPCOT during your vacation.

The Contemporary Resort also has some fantastic dining options. Chef Mickey’s continues to be a fan favorite as Guests love to dine with their favorite Disney characters. A new choice is Steakhouse 71. Here Guests can enjoy one of the best burgers on the property while taking in iconic pictures from when Disney started in 1971. Guests also love California Grill. A signature restaurant located at the top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Guests love the views from this iconic location.

With updated rooms and a new entryway, Guests continue to love Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Those are five Disney Resorts that Guests are currently obsessed with at Walt Disney World. Which one will you stay at during your next Walt Disney World vacation?



Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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