Disney World Hotels
As Disney World is the world’s most-visited attraction, there is no shortage of on-site accommodation. Visitors are truly spoilt for choice with 24 themed Disney resorts, 10 on-site hotels that are not owned by Disney and a campsite to choose from.
The accommodation at Disney World is spread across five themed resort areas: Epcot, the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Downtown Disney and Animal Kingdom. Within these resorts, there is a range of accommodation that can be pigeonholed into one of the following categories:
- Disney Vacation Club (Timeshare accommodation)
- Cabins and Campgrounds
Epcot’s concept is centred on the celebration of human achievement and technological innovation. Two of the highlights of the Epcot resort include the World Showcase that celebrates the achievements of 11 countries and Future World which is centred on technology and science innovations. Three of Epcot’s seven resorts fall into the deluxe category. There is also one moderate resort, two Starwood-owned hotels, Dolphin and Swan, and one Vacation Club resort.
The Magic Kingdom is dedicated to fairy tales and is also home to the iconic Cinderella Castle. The accommodation at this resort mainly falls into the deluxe category. The Magic Kingdom also has a Vacation Club Resort and Shades of Green, a country club style resort that is owned by United States Department of Defense. In the Magic Kingdom you will find the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney World’s flagship resort, and Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground which is has to over 400 cabins and 400 campsites.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios resort is the eighth most-visited theme park on the planet and is home to two value resorts: Art of Animation and Pop Century. The former is designed with families in mind as it is themed on four popular family films: Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid, Cars and the Lion King. The latter is inspired by 20th Century American pop culture.
Downtown Disney has two moderate resorts and two Disney Vacation Clubs, including Disney World’s largest Vacation Club resort: Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. In Downtown Disney you will also find a number of non-Disney hotels, including two Hilton hotels and one hotel owned by Best Western.
Animal Kingdom is the largest Disney resort and the resort is centred on the theme of animal conservation. Here you will find the broadest range of accommodation, from the deluxe Disney Animal Kingdom lodge where visitors can see grazing wildlife from their hotel window, to the three ‘All-Star’ value resorts: All-Star Movies resort, All-Star Music Resort and All-Star Sports Resort.