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Staying at the top might be more expensive but having the finest Amenities and Comfort during your stay at the Best Walt Disney World Deluxe Resorts, might be worth the additional price.

Sure, the Disney World Deluxe Resorts are the most expensive places to stay in the Disney World area, but they offer more than the other resorts as far as convenience, style, and things to do, and may make it worth your while to consider one of them. We will take a look at all of the Deluxe Disney Resorts but keep in mind that you also have two (2) other tiers to choose from; Moderate Disney Resorts and the Value Disney Resorts.

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First Class all the way at the Best Walt Disney World Deluxe Resorts in Orlando

Even though you might be able to find more Luxurious accommodations for less money outside of Disney World, you will not find the class and style with the flare that only Disney can deliver. Add on all of the extras provided by Disney and the Disney Cast Members, and you will be hard pressed to find any other property that can match it. Remember, you are not only paying for the Room at the Resort, but you are also paying for the entire experience. Once you have stayed in one of the Disney Resorts, whether it is in a Deluxe, Moderate or even Value accommodation, you will find it very difficult to stay anywhere else.

Which Deluxe Disney World Resort is the Best?

Every property has its very own unique flair and design. Depending on the type of traveler you are, a resort that appeals to you might not be the right fit for someone else. Many people claim, if you are staying at one of the Deluxe Disney Resorts, you must remain at the Grand Floridian because it is considered to be the flagship of the Disney World Deluxe Resort line. While this is true, it is also exquisite and refined. For some, this is just what they are looking for, but for others, you might find yourself feeling a little out of place if you don’t fit into this high level of opulence. Take a look at the full List of Disney Deluxe Resorts and see for yourself which one is the best for your next trip.

Deluxe Resorts at Disney World

Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

 4401 Floridian Way, Orlando, Fl 32830
| 4.5 Star Rating
Entrance to the DVC Villas at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort 600
 You Should Know:
  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Disney Deluxe Resort
  • Water Slides
  • Family Suites
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Near Magic Kingdom
  • on the Beach
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pool Open Year Round
  • Water Park
  • near Disney World
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% ABOVE AVG REVIEWS
85%

Disney World Flagship Resort

Elegance and High Class is seen from the moment you start driving through the entrance with the huge Victorian-style buildings coverend in metal red roofing easily seen in the background. The Grand Floridian has a 1920’s presence and as soon as you walk into the Grand Entrance, you will see why this resort stands as Disney’s crowning accomplishment. Although the Grand Floridian is a high class property, there are plenty of things for the family to enjoy. On the main floor be sure to book your Disney Dining experience at the 1900 Park Fare. This will be a highlight for any princess or prince. Rooms and Suites are available and have a Victorian theme throughout. The Pool area is fantastic with a large heated pool, water slide and even a kids splash park with smaller water slides, fountains and sprinklers.

Information on the Disney Grand Floridian Resort:
  • Date Opened: 1988
  • # of Rooms: 867
  • # of Suites 25
  • # of Pools: 2
  • Water Slides: Yes
  • Zero Entry: Yes
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: Yes
  • Spa: Yes
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Marina: Yes
  • Bike Rental: Yes
  • Transportation: Monorail, Boat, Bus

Book your stay at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort

Contemporary Hotel Orlando

 4600 World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
| 4 Star Rating
Disney Contemporary Resort view from the Seven Seas Lagoon on a boat 600
 You Should Know:
  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Disney Deluxe Resort
  • Water Slides
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Near Magic Kingdom
  • Kitchen
  • Pool Open Year Round
  • Water Park
  • near Disney World
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% ABOVE AVG REVIEWS
76%

Disney World’s Most Iconic Resort

The Disney Deluxe Contemporary Resort is probably the most iconic structure at Disney World and is seen in almost every Disney commercial and advertisement. This structure for the Contemporary Hotel is designed to all guests to stay in rooms & suites overlooking the Monorail train station that runs straight through the building. Even if you don’t stay at the Contemporary Resort it is worth taking time out of your trip to visit and dine underneath the tracks as the Monorail continuously stops in to pickup new passengers. The Contemporary Hotel is located on the Seven Seas Lagoon, directly across from the Magic Kingdom giving you some of the best views of the park and the wonderful fireworks display. Kids will love the Pool area with a large water slide and splash fountains. A marina is located near the pool with water craft to take out on the lake.

Information on the Contemporary Hotel:
  • Date Opened: 1971
  • # of Rooms: 655
  • # of Suites 25
  • # of Pools: 2
  • Water Slides: Yes
  • Zero Entry: Yes
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: Yes
  • Spa: No
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Marina: Yes
  • Bike Rental: No
  • Transportation: Monorail, Boat, Bus

Book your stay at the Disney Contemporary Resort

Disney Polynesian Resort

 1600 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Fl 32830
| 4 Star Rating
Over the water Villas at the Disney Polynesian Resort 600
 You Should Know:
  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Disney Deluxe Resort
  • Water Slides
  • Family Suites
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Near Magic Kingdom
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pool Open Year Round
  • near Disney World
Book with:
% ABOVE AVG REVIEWS
79%

Come visit the South Pacific

Aloha! Welcome to your Tropical Paradise. The Disney Polynesian Resort has been a favorite among guests since the first day it opened in 1971. The accommodations are built in Tahitian Assembly Lodge fasion and offer 847 rooms and suites. The Polynesian Resort at Disney World also has Overwater Bungalows sitting above the Seven Seas Lagoon for a true stay in bliss. Kids will have a wonderful time at the Children’s splash park and the older kids will want to stay forever around the Volcano themed pool with large, twisting water slide. Be sure to stop into the Kona Cafe to get your Tonga Toast for breakfast each morning, you will find this to be a real treat that cannot be found anywhere else at Disney World. Being located across from Magic Kingdom, the Polynesian Disney Resort gives you some of the best views of the fireworks and if you want to spend some time in the park, just hop on the Monorail that runs right beside the resort.

Information on the Contemporary Hotel:
  • Date Opened: 1971
  • # of Rooms: 847
  • # of Suites 5 Types
  • # of Pools: 2
  • Water Slides: Yes
  • Zero Entry: Yes
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: Yes
  • Spa: Yes
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Marina: Yes
  • Bike Rental: Yes
  • Transportation: Monorail, Boat, Bus

Book your stay at the Disney World Polynesian Resort

Animal Kingdom Lodge Water Park and Resort

 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
| 4 Star Rating
Left side entrance to the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Disney World 600
 You Should Know:
  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Disney Deluxe Resort
  • Water Slides
  • Family Suites
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pool Open Year Round
  • near Disney World
Book with:
% ABOVE AVG REVIEWS
85%

Stay in Africa and Safari each Day

Thatch roof huts and African design make the Animal Kingdom Lodge a very unique addition to the Disney World Deluxe Resort line. Who doesn’t want to look out of their room, or sit out on a balcony watching the animals frolic on the savana? Many would agree the Animal Kingdom Lodge is their favorite. Not all rooms and Suites face the savanna so if this is what you are looking for, be sure to upgrade to one with a view. Two (2) large pools areas make up the vast water playground for adults and kids alike. You will also find a large water slide at each of the pools as well as a kids splash park at the Kidani Village Sumawati Springs Pool. You might think that you could walk from the Resort to the entrance of the Animal Kingdom Theme Park but there is not a way to get there unless you drive or take the Disney Bus Transportation. This is definitely a place to check out, even if you are not staying on the property.

Information on the Animal Kingdom Hotel:
  • Date Opened: 2001
  • # of Rooms: 1307
  • Suites Yes
  • # of Pools: 2
  • Water Slides: Yes
  • Zero Entry: Yes
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: Yes
  • Spa: Yes
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Marina: No
  • Bike Rental: No
  • Transportation: Bus

Book your stay at the Disney Resort at the Animal Kingdom

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort

 901 Timberline Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
| 4 Star Rating
Driving up to the entrance at the Disney Wilderness Lodge 600
 You Should Know:
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Disney Deluxe Resort
  • Water Slides
  • Heated Pools
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Near Magic Kingdom
  • on the Beach
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pool Open Year Round
  • near Disney World
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American National Parks

The Wilderness Lodge at Disney World was developed to capture the beauty and imagination of the National Parks throughout the American landscape. Walking into the great hall of the check-in building, you cannot help but be in awe of the immense size of the structure. This wood, log-style building attracts visitors from all over, even those not staying at the Wilderness Lodge. Guests who do book at this resort rave about the luxurious, rustic accommodations and the cast members who are always looking to take care of any need you might have. The pool area is not as large as some of the other resorts but it does have a water slide. Across from the main pool, you can walk right beside the geyser and wait for it to erupt. Catch the boat down by the pier to take you to the Magic Kingdom or get on one of the Disney Buses. Unfortunately, the Wilderness lodge is not on the Monorail path. What a fantastic place to stay.

Information on the Wilderness Lodge Hotel:
  • Date Opened: 1994
  • # of Rooms: 729
  • Suites Yes
  • # of Pools: 2
  • Water Slides: Yes
  • Zero Entry: No
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: Yes
  • Spa: Yes
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Marina: Yes
  • Bike Rental: Yes
  • Transportation: Bus, Boat

Book your stay at the Disney Resort at the Wilderness Lodge

See the Full List of Disney World Deluxe Resorts

These are some of the Best Disney World Deluxe Resorts in our opinion but there are some additional fantastic themed resorts. Take a look at the full list and see what Disney Resort fits your fancy.

Monorail Disney Resorts

Maybe you want to have the experience that only one Resort in Disney World can Offer, having the Monorail pick you up each day without having to leave the hotel. While it is true that the Monorail can pick up and drop off at the Grand Floridian and the Polynesian Village, only the Contemporary has a station built right into the hotel. This is an incredible sight to see and experience if you have not had the chance to do so. Find out more about <staying at a Disney World Hotel with Monorail access and see if one of these resorts is a good fit.

Upgraded Transportation

Staying at any of the Disney World Value Resorts only gives you the option for one type of transportation, the Disney Bus Line. If you stay at one of the Disney Moderate Resorts you can have Water or Bus Transportation and even some have Walking trails to different parks. It is only when you stay at the Deluxe Resorts that the Monorail comes into play. Not all of the Walt Disney World Deluxe Resorts have direct access to this unique transportation so you might want to read about the Disney Hotels on the Monorail System.

Larger Rooms and Suites

Not only are the rooms and suites nicer at the Disney World Deluxe Resorts, but they are also larger than the other resort categories. This gives you more room to move around and not feel as cramped during your stay.

Extras

As you step up to the top level Resorts that Disney World offers, you get additional perks that you will not find anywhere else. Most of the Disney Deluxe Resorts have multiple Table Dining options some of which serve some of the best cuisines in Orlando. You will also find that the pools are more expansive and there are more activities to do around the Resorts themselves. To see all of the Amenities and Pool information take a deeper look into each of the individual properties. You will be amazed at everything that they offer.

List of Disney World Deluxe Resorts

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