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Top Disney Hotels For Your 2023 Vacation

It is time to start thinking about those 2023 Walt Disney World vacations.  One of the biggest decisions you have to make when it comes to your Walt Disney World vacation is where to stay.  Walt Disney World offers so many great Resorts that it can be hard to determine where you want to stay.

When determining which Disney Resort you want to stay at, there are a few things you might want to think about as you make your decision.  Do you want to be close to Disney Park?  Do you want great food nearby?  Do you need a fantastic pool?  We are going to break down some of the top Disney Resorts you should consider for some of these decisions.

By breaking down the top 2023 Disney Resorts, we are hopeful you will find one that will fit your needs.

Resorts Close to Parks

If being close to a Disney Park is important to you, there are a handful of Disney Resorts that are going to be a great option.  Let’s break down the different options.

Walt Disney World Monorail

Monorail Resorts

For those wanting to spend a lot of time at Magic Kingdom or EPCOT, thinking about staying at one of the monorail Resorts can be a great option.

Disney offers three amazing Resorts along the monorail line.  These three deluxe Resorts are Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Resort.  Each of these Disney Resorts has direct monorail access making it easy to get to and from both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.

Disney Skyliner
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Skyliner Resorts

Looking for easy access to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios during your vacation?  Consider staying at one of the Skyliner Resorts.  Disney offers four main Skyliner Resorts and we appreciate that they are available at all price points.

Disney’s Pop Century and Art of Animation are the value Resorts on the Skyliner route.  They offer a quick ride to Disney’s Caribbean Beach which is the moderate on the line and the main hub for the Skyliner.

Guests wanting to stay at a deluxe Resort on the Skyliner line, they can choose to stay at Disney’s Riviera Resort.

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There are a few Resorts that offer walking paths to a few of the Disney Parks as well.  Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Disney’s Yacht Club, and Disney’s Beach Club all have a quick walk to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Over by Magic Kingdom, those staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa or Disney’s Contemporary Resort can easily walk to the Park.

Resorts With Good Food

Some of the best food at Walt Disney World can be found at a Disney Resort.  If you are looking for great meals close by where you are staying, keep these top Disney Resorts in mind as you are preparing to book.

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Over at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Guests can enjoy a variety of great meals ranging from quick service to signature.  Storybook Dining at Artist Point is a fine dining experience where Guests are able to enjoy meeting Snow White and some of the Seven Dwarfs as well as the Evil Queen all in the Enchanted Forest.

Geyser Point and Roaring Fork both offer quick-service meals that are full of flavor and provide amazing views.  For some excitement, Guests can enjoy some outstanding skillets at Whispering Canyon Cafe.

Boma Buffet Disney World

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

There are some amazing African-inspired dishes that can be enjoyed while viewing the savanna.  Both Boma and Sanna are two excellent dining options where Guests will enjoy great meals.  The Mara, which is a quick-service location, is also an excellent place to find some great treats.

Disney's Ohanas Fire Grilled Meals

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Another Disney Resort with fantastic dining options is Disney’s Polynesian Resort.  Here Guests will enjoy some Hawaiian and tropical-inspired dishes.  Ohana is one of the most popular dining locations at Walt Disney World.  Guests enjoy great meats, noodles, and of course some bread pudding.

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is also a fun-filled option for a delicious drink after a long day at Disney Park.  Capt. Cook’s, Kona Cafe, as well as the Oasis Bar and Grill all provide tasty bites that are great for quick meals at the pool or on the go.

Great Pools

Finally, if swimming is going to be an important part of your Walt Disney World vacation, you will want to consider one of these top Disney Resorts.

Dig Site Pool Coronado Springs Resort
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Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

The Lost City of Cibola Pool is a fantastic, large pool with an amazing theme.  Located at the Dig Site, the Lost City of Cibola Pool has a 50-foot pyramid that has water streaming down it.  The Jaguar slide is a 123-foot-long waterslide that is a fun and thrilling ride for both kids and adults.  We like how big the pool is giving Guests plenty of room to enjoy.

For those wanting a little more of a relaxing experience, the Dig Site at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is also home to the largest hot tub at Walt Disney World.  This hot tub is big enough to hold 22 people.

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Over at the beautiful Disney Wilderness Lodge is the feature pool called Copper Creek Springs.  This is a gorgeous pool that is in the middle of the amazing Wilderness Resort surrounded by nature.

There is a slide that Guests can enjoy, but there are also both cold and hot whirlpool spas which can be fantastic after a long day enjoying the Disney Parks.  Guests have a great view of Fire Rock Geyser making them truly feel emersed in the nature theme.

Beach Club Pool

Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club Resorts

Stormalong Bay is more than just a pool it is a huge water complex.  There are many aspects of this pool that make it a top pool at Walt Disney World.

For a start, Stormalong Bay has its own lazy river.  Guests can relax as they float around.  Little ones will enjoy the sand bottom area of the pool where they can build sandcastles.  Finally, older Guests can enjoy a 230-foot waterslide.

Along with all of those features, there are also three whirlpool spas, as well as a smaller water slide at the Shipwreck pool for kids.  For those staying at these two deluxe Disney Resorts, you will want to make sure to take some time to enjoy the pool area.

As you are trying to determine which Walt Disney World Resort to stay at during your vacation, we hope that these suggestions will help you narrow down your options.



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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