Walt Disney World's Value Resorts

If you are planning for a family traveling on a budget, or a group of theme park commandos who don't spend much time in their room during vacation, Disney's Value Resorts may be the place for you! Five fantastic bare bones hotels with whimsical Disney themes that give you all the benefits of staying "on property" without the high end price tag of a deluxe. The guest make up is diverse including young families, couples, youth sports teams, and large tour groups.

All Star Movie IconsAll Star Movie Icons
Disney's value resorts include: All Star Music, All Star Movies, All Star Sports, Pop Century, and the Art of Animation. Each resort has a main building where you can find guest services, shopping, dining, and transportation. Situated further out in themed clusters, motel style buildings with exterior room entrances surround central courtyards decorated with giant Disney icons.

Rooms Have Exterior EntrancesRooms Have Exterior Entrances
Perfect for a young family with small children, these rooms offer guests approximately 260 square feet of floor space. The bathroom is apart from the vanity area so that more than one person can get ready at a time, and an open closet offers some storage space for your belongings. It's small, but comfortable if all you plan on doing there is sleeping. Rooms are decorated in the theme of each Value Resort with bright colors and cartoon like motifs.

In each room you'll find a basic compliment of features:

  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Wall Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Table with two chairs
  • 27" Television
  • Telephone with voice mail
  • 1 King or 2 Double Beds
  • Sink/Vanity Area
  • High Speed Internet & WiFi
  • Mini-Refrigerator
  • Pack n Play Crib (When Available Upon Request)
  • Bed Boards/Rails (When Available Upon Request)

Art of Animation Little Mermaid RoomArt of Animation Little Mermaid Room
Each of Disney's Value Resorts has a food court offering a variety of counter service options in the central building, a pool bar near the feature pool, and Disney's pizza delivery is the choice for in-room dining.

Recreational activities include a large feature pool and smaller quiet pool. There is also a video arcade for the enjoyment of the gamers in your family. You'll find a guest laundry room near the feature pool.

The Big Blue Pool at Art of AnimationThe Big Blue Pool at Art of Animation
All of Disney's Value hotels offer transportation to and from Orlando International Airport via Magical Express, and on site bus service around the WDW property via the internal bus system lines. For guests who have arrived by private vehicle, value resorts offer self parking.

There's not a lot to these resorts, but in true Disney fashion they are clean and well maintained with helpful and friendly cast members. Disney's Pop Century Resort even has a very loyal fan base and in years past has widely been considered the best of them. Rumor has it though that the brand new Art of Animation has raised the bar on Disney magic the Values. Do you enjoy staying at Disney's Value properties? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!

Elaine wrote on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 18:24:

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We are staying at the All-Star Movies again this trip. I would like to stay somewhere other than value resorts but the price is much better at the All Star Resorts and we really only need the room to sleep and shower. There is nothing wrong with these resorts at all. We don't have children but that really make a difference here. Wish we would have known the Little Mermaid at the Art of Animation was just rooms and not suites like the others because I would have loved to stay there instead. But you still get all the Disney perks here and it does save you money. We paid the extra for the "preferred rooms" because the walk from Herbie the Love Bug was just too much for us especially at the end of a long day. Hardly took advantage of the resort mug because it was just too far too walk. Hopefully we'll get the Dalmations or Fantasia - if not, I'm holding out until we do :o)

Mary Ann Spicer wrote on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 20:37:

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We stayed in the Little Mermaid. Room was a little cramped for 4 adults. Plus the refrigerator was in the dresser which left us with only 3 drawers. We had to drive to the main building to get something to eat.

It would have been nice if there were photographers to take your pictures when you check in. The building is beautiful. No complaints with any of the staff.

There were no pool towels. Had to take the ones from the room then call down and get extra's.

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 00:13:

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Thanks for the update Mary Ann! The drawer thing bothers me because I always unpack. I'm also worried about the walk to the main building. I check in tomorrow.

JoAnn C wrote on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 21:52:

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I am loyal Pop Century fan. Although I would love to try Art of Animation.

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