Value Resorts at Disney World

A trip to Disney World is not cheap, and bringing the whole family can get quite expensive. Staying at one of the Disney World Value Resorts is a great option when you are looking to cut some cost, but believe it or not, saving money is not the only reason people stay at the Value Disney Properties.

The Disney Value Resorts are a favorite among the smaller kids due to the themes that run throughout and the life-sized and some larger than life Disney Characters. Take for instance the Art of Animation Resort where your kids can get up close and personal with Lightning McQueen or Nemo. Even if you do not stay at one of the Disney World Value Resorts, you should consider visiting to get some wonderful photos.

Value Resorts at Disney World

Art of Animation Resort Disney

 1850 Animation Way, Orlando, Fl 32830
| 3 Star Rating
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  • Kids Pool Area
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Family Suites & Amazing Disney Themes

Lightning McQueen at night Disney Art of Animation Resort

Get your camera ready and get pictures and video of your kids as they enter the watery world of Finding Nemo, or Cars with Lightning McQueen. At the Disney Art of Animation Resort there are so many great things to do and see. What a delight to watch your kids having the time of their life in the Big Blue Pool with kids splash park, or the Cars Pool with orange cone cabanas. Have some additional space to move around in a Family Suite, one of only two Value Resorts that even have them.

  • Date Opened: 2012
  • Rooms: 864
  • Suites: 1120
  • Pools: 3
  • Water Slides: No
  • Lazy River: No
  • Zero Entry: Yes
  • Kid’s Splash: Yes
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: No
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Disney Shuttle: Bus

Themed Areas at Disney Art of Animation Resort

All of the themed areas are amazing and choosing might be the most difficult process when booking your stay. Themed areas include: Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King & The Little Mermaid

Pop Century Resort Disney

 1050 Century Drive, Kissimmee, FL 32830
| 3 Star Rating
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Go Back in time to the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s

Big Wheel at the Pop Century Hotel Orlando

Going back in time can be fun and being able to explain to your kids what a “Big Wheel” or “Sony Walkman” or even a “Floppy Disk” can be a real adventure in itself. Have a blast walking around the 5 centuries of oversized gadgets and gizmos at the Disney Pop Century Resort. You are sure to have many questions asked by your kids and this just adds to the memories you get to make with them. In the 60’s area, great family time can be had at the huge Hippy Dippy Pool. There are not any suites at the Art of Animation Resort but the Rooms are clean and comfortable with a Queen Bed and a pull down murphy queen bed to add to the living space when it is in the upright position.

  • Date Opened: 2003
  • Rooms: 2880
  • Suites: 0
  • Pools: 3
  • Water Slides: No
  • Lazy River: No
  • Zero Entry: Yes
  • Kid’s Splash: Yes
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: No
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Disney Shuttle: Bus

Themed Areas at Pop Century Value Resort

Each of the themed areas are unique. Make it a goal to walk through all of them to discuss the different periods in time. Themed areas include: 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s

Disney All Star Movie Resort

 1901 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, Fl 32830
| 3 Star Rating
Disney All Star Movies Resort Entrance and Bus Terminal 600
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Great Family times with Disney Movies

101 Dalmatians Courtyard at the All-Star Movies Resort

Seeing that Disney got its start in movies, it is a fitting tribute to visit the Disney All Star Movies Resort, even if you don’t stay there. Walking in to Andy’s room is a real treat for kids and adults. Giant Buzz Lightyear and Woody guard the entrances to the buildings and the room itself is positioned in the courtyard to play all day. Some of the older animated films are on display in the other areas so walk around and be amazed at the sights that you see. The largest pool is in Fantasia with Mickey perched up on stage with streams of water being sprayed in to the pool all day long. The rooms accommodate up to 4 guests each and are very comfortable. There are not any suites at the All-Star Movie Value Resort.

  • Date Opened: 1999
  • Rooms: 1920
  • Suites: 0
  • Pools: 2
  • Water Slides: No
  • Lazy River: No
  • Zero Entry: No
  • Kid’s Splash: Yes
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: No
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Disney Shuttle: Bus

Themed Areas at All-Star Movies Value Resort

Toy Story section might get the most hype at the Disney All-Star Movies Resort but the others are just as amazing. Themed areas include: Fantasia, Beauty and the Beast, Mighty Ducks, 101 Dalmations & Toy Story.

All Star Music Resort Disney

 1801 West Buena Vista Dr., Orlando, Fl 32830
| 3 Star Rating
View of the Front Entrance and Bus Stop at the Disney All Star Music Resort in Orlando Fl 600
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Music creates happiness for the soul

Guitar Pool at the All Star Music Resort showcasing the 3 Caballeros

Yes it does! Music is an important part of life and Disney has contributed their share of Music from Movies to Disney TV Stars. Whatever music scene you are in to, you can stay in one of the Music themed aresas at the Disney All-Star Music Resort. One of the most fun things to do is spend a day at the Family Pools. The largest is shaped like a Guitar and has the 3 Caballeros in the middle squirting water and playing a tune. Family Suites are also available and the All-Star Music is the only All-Star Resort that has them.

  • Date Opened: 1994
  • Rooms: 1604
  • Suites: 192
  • Pools: 2
  • Water Slides: No
  • Lazy River: No
  • Zero Entry: No
  • Kid’s Splash: Yes
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: No
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Disney Shuttle: Bus

Themed Areas at Disney Value Resort All-Star Music

If music makes you smile and is the most important part of your day, consider staying in one of the themed areas at the Disney All-Star Music. Themed areas include: Broadway, Country, Jazz, Calypso or Rock & Roll.

Disney All Star Sports Resort Disney

 1701 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, Fl 32830
| 3 Star Rating
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Get in the Game, whatever Sport you enjoy!

Evening in the Football Field at the Disney All-Star Sports Resort

Whether it is you who loves sports or your child is involved in Tennis, Basketball or Football, the large sports-themed sections in Disney All-Star Sports Resort is a real treat. Hit the waves at the Surf’s Up Pool with a kids pool located nearby. You will not find a Family Suite at the All-Star Sports but the Rooms are large enough for a family of four (4).

  • Date Opened: 1994
  • Rooms: 1920
  • Suites: 0
  • Pools: 2
  • Water Slides: No
  • Lazy River: No
  • Zero Entry: No
  • Kid’s Splash: Shallow Pool
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: No
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Disney Shuttle: Bus

Themed Areas at Disney Value Resort All-Star Sports

Themed areas include: Surfing, Football, Baseball, Basketball & Tennis.

Other options to consider

As you can see, the Disney Value Resorts can be pretty amazing. If you are looking for something a little more upscale you can take a look at the Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. The Themes at the Disney World Moderate and Deluxe Resorts are a little more adult-like but the big draw for the kids would be the Recreation. Moving up to a higher level Disney Resort might get you a Water Slide or even better, stay at one of the Disney World Resorts with Lazy River and Water Slide. The downside will of course be the additional expense but this is something you can determine before you book.

Plenty for the Price

Many feel that you have everything need when you stay at a Value Resort but there are other things to think about. None of the Walt Disney World Value Resorts have Water Slides or any other water fun amenities other than swimming pools and maybe a shallow play area for the toddlers. They all have an arcade, a jogging track, and an outdoor playground for the kids to enjoy if you are looking to get away from the water for a while.

Transportation

Disney Pop Century Resort and Disney Art of Animation Resort are set apart because they have their own private bus line. This means that a bus picks you up and does not stop at the other properties before dropping you off at your final destination. The All-Star Disney World Value Resorts, at least during some of the off-peak times of the year, actually share a bus line. For example, if you are staying at All Star Sports Resort when the bus picks you up, you might have to stop at the other 2 All-Star Resorts before heading on your merry way. This can lead to additional time, so make sure you add this time to your schedule. The buses pick up and drop you off in this resort order: All-Star Sports, All-Star Music then on to All-Star Movies. As you get to the busy seasons, you do not have to be as concerned about Sharing the travel arrangements as Disney will send buses directly to and from the properties to the parks.

Rooms and Suites

All of the Disney World Value Resorts have more rooms than you think they could ever fill but during the busiest seasons, you will find that they fill up rather quickly. The standard room configuration is about the same across all of the properties with 260 square feet of living space, 2 double beds, a television, and a nice bathroom, similar to a regular hotel room. If you want to stay at a Value Resort in Disney World but are interested in having a little more space, Family Suites are available at only 2 of these resorts, the All-Star Music and the Disney Art of Animation Resort. In fact, if you look at the numbers, the Art of Animation Resort has many more Suites than it has standard rooms.

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