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Top Reasons Why You Should Stay at a Walt Disney World Resort

One of the first decisions that has to be made when planning a Walt Disney World vacation is where to stay.  With those decisions comes the choice on whether to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel or to stay “off-property” at a VRBO or another Resort.

There isn’t any hiding the fact that Walt Disney World Resorts are expensive compared to other Resort options; however, when looking at what you get with these magical stays the price might be worth it.

We have our top reasons why we think Guests should consider staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel during their Disney vacation.

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Variety of Options

Even though Walt Disney World Resort might be expensive, Disney does offer a variety of options with a variety of price points.  By doing this, Disney really does try to provide options for all travelers.

For those traveling on a budget, Disney offers value resorts; however, for special occasions Disney Deluxe Resorts are a great option for a little extra magic.

Disney also offers a variety of room sizes giving all family sizes the ability to stay in Walt Disney World.

For larger families, Disney’s Art of Animation, larger families can enjoy the fun, themed suites featuring either Lion King, Nemo or Cars. For extended families that want to stay together, the Deluxe Resorts offer 1 and 2 bedroom suites.

Also, if you are traveling as a couple, Pop Century provides a great option as the murphy bed can be kept up, giving Guests a nice workspace. No matter what Guests are looking for when it comes to a Resort stay, Disney has options.

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Easy Transportation

One of the big perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort is the free transportation to the four Theme Parks and around the Walt Disney World Resort property.

When on vacation it is nice to allow someone else to drive you around on a Disney bus or to enjoy a nice relaxing ride on a boat.

When choosing your Disney Resort, you can look at the transportation options to see what is available.  For a unique experience, consider staying at one of the monorail resorts such as Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Resort or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

The new Disney skyliner is also a unique transportation option that Guests staying at Pop Century, Art of Animation, Disney’s Riviera and Disney’s Caribbean Beach all have easy access to during their stay.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort offer boat access to Magic Kingdom if you have family members that would enjoy that experience.

When staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, transportation is something that you don’t have to concern yourself with as Disney will provide it for you during your stay.

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Super Clean

Walt Disney World has always worked hard to make sure their Resorts were clean and welcoming for Guests.  Now more than ever Disney has really stepped up the cleaning and sanitation of Resort rooms and the Resorts overall  to make sure everyone remains healthy.

Knowing that Disney is extremely focused on their safety and cleanliness of the Resort makes us feel more at ease during our vacation.  We know that they have taken the time to make sure the room and the Resort is ready for Guests each and every day.


Another reason we like staging at a Walt Disney World Resort is because of the choices that we have when staying.  From all the amazing activities throughout like trivia at the pool or arts and crafts to the evening movie under the stars, there is so much going on at the Resort.

We appreciate that we also have lots of food options when staying at a Walt Disney World Resort.  From starting our morning with Mickey Waffles at the food court to wrapping up with a Mickey sandwich while watching a movie, we love how the Disney food is also available at the Resort.

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Cast Members at Walt Disney World are truly what make the magic for Guests.  We love staying at a Walt Disney World Resort because by doing so we remain in the magic all the time.

From the moment we arrive at our Disney Resort, we feel that Disney magic is alive, and we love it! There isn’t anything like the Disney magic anywhere else, and we love how when we leave the Theme Park, we still are in the magic.

From the Disney touches throughout the resorts to the wonderful Cast Members, the Disney Resorts are truly magical, and we love staying there.


Disney Cast Members are truly some of the most helpful people we have worked with. We love staying at a Disney Resort because we know that if anything goes wrong or we need help, the Cast Members working there will help us.

This brings us peace of mind when traveling with kids that if something happens, such as they get sick, Disney will help us work through that. We appreciate all their positive attitudes and willingness to work hard to make our trips outstanding.

Don’t forget, Guests can now put in cast compliments easily through the My Disney Experience app making it super easy to celebrate those hard working Cast Members.

Those are our top reasons why we think staying at a Walt Disney World Resort is a wonderful option during a Walt Disney World vacation.  Does this persuade you to choose a Disney Resort during your next Disney vacation?  We hope so!

Once you find the Walt Disney World Resort for you, make sure you have our top essential items.






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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