It’s time for a trip to the happiest place on Earth, but making the right choice of where to stay could have a big impact on just how happy you walk away. Disney offers 3 categories of hotels – Value, Moderate and Deluxe. Their Value Resorts are perfect for those looking to splurge on something other than accommodations.
Disney Value Resort Hotels
There are 5 hotels that fall into the Value Resort category:
- All-Star Movies Resort
- All-Star Music Resort
- All-Start Sports Resort
- Art of Animation Resort
- Pop Century Resort
What to Expect at a Disney Value Resort
Value Resorts are the least expensive Disney owned option and have the fewest amenities.
They do all have pools (but no water slides), quick dining options, limited on-site activities (several daily activities for kids – crafts, scavenger hunts etc), and larger than life theming.
Think bright, colorful décor and decorations and popular Disney movie songs blasting from outdoor speakers.
Noise can be a factor when staying in value hotels as these resorts are popular for large groups and sports teams.
Value resorts can also be spread out and while complimentary transportation is provided by bus between Disney properties and downtown Disney, wait times can be long.
Visiting and eating off-site can be a hassle without a car. If you’re looking for a somewhere to have sit down meal, you’ll have to go off property (Downtown Disney, another resort or the parks) as Disney Value Resorts only have food courts on site.
The Art of Animation is the newest addition to the value category and is a dubbed a Value Plus hotel.
The resort has a lot more theme work done throughout the hotel to include recent Disney hits like Cars and Finding Nemo.
Art of Animation also places importance on providing healthy and unique foods (Tandoori Chicken, Mongolian Beef Stir Fry, Lentil Crusted Fish to name a few), however the price for a room here is higher than other Value Resorts.
Art of Animation is walking distance from Pop Century Resort and guests staying at either of these two hotels can choose from two fantastic food courts.
With the exception of All Stars Music and Art of Animation, Disney Value Resorts are designed to accommodate up to four people (not including a baby in a crib). Rooms have either 2 double beds or 1 king bed.
Families of five or more will require multiple rooms or a family suite (maximum occupancy in those are 6 people + a baby in a crib).
How Much Is This Going to Cost?
Depending on the season, here’s what you can expect to pay for a room at a Disney Value Resort:
- Standard Room (max 4 people + baby in crib): $96 to $221 per night
- Family Suites at Disney’s All Stars Music and Art of Animation (max 6 people + baby in crib): $239 to $511 per night
Why Choose a Disney Value Resort?
If you’re not planning to spend a lot of time at the hotel and are just looking for a clean place to sleep with Disney resort perks, then the cost savings from a Value Resort may really be worth it.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider a Disney Value Resort:
- You’re looking for the most bang for your buck
- You have little ones who love the in your face Disney theming
- Table service restaurants are not a priority
- You want to take advantage of Disney Resort guest perks
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