Magical Travel with Heather Collea
|Posted on April 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM|
Last week I posted a question on my Facebook page asking what you wanted to know more about. It could have been anything from questions or things you wanted to know more about or maybe something you had heard and were curious about. It could have been anything from cruise lines to resorts or destinations beyond Disney. It didn't just have to be about Disney.
One fan (thanks Kyla!) asked, "I want to know which resorts have more than just a "hotel room." We hate just being stuck in one room. So talk to us about other options!!"
So let's talk options!
Disney understands that in order to be competitive you have to give clients what they want. Value resorts are a great, well, value but still have larger than life theming! Most rooms accomodate up to 4 guests. But Disney realized that it was missing a target audience of larger families. So to give them more options, they have included family suites (sleep up to 6 guests) at their newest resort Art of Animation and now at All-Star Music. Family suites feature a separate bedroom, pull-out sofas in the living room, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette.
Here are the floor plans:
All Star Music Art of Animation
Moderate resorts are next on the chain. While not as expensive as the deluxe resorts they are not as competitively priced as the value resorts. Each resort here is themed with an exoctic locale. For parties up to 6, the cabins at Fort Wilderness give you more than just the standard hotel room. This was one resort I hadn't been on site with until my last trip. We ate lunch at Trail's End Restaurant (which was delicious, make sure to try the chicken and waffles). I was amazed by this resort. It feels like it is entirely its own world! And there is so much to do - horseback riding, wagon rides, playgrounds, canoeing, shuffleboard, pony rides, tennis, fishing - these are just a few of the activities you can find at this resort! Each cabin features a fully equipped kitchen, double bed and a set of bunk beds, separate living room with a pull-down bed, full bathroom, DVD player, outdoor patio deck with picnic table and charcoal grill, private parking and daily housekeeping.
Here is the floor plan:
Cabins at Fort Wilderness
Deluxe Resort Hotel – Sleeps 5 or More Guests
If budget is not a concern, then I highly recommend the deluxe resorts! You have many more options here and the resorts are outstanding! Each resort has its own floor plan so if you have a specific question about a certain resort's floor plans, leave a comment and I will post the floor plan for you. Each deluxe resort has:
1 bedroom suite - this is a two-room suite. The bedroom features 2 Queen Beds. The bathroom has a separate sink/dressing area from the actual bathroom. A separate parlor features a sitting area and a day bed, along with a small kitchen area and refrigerator.
2 bedroom suite - there are two bedrooms and a parlor in this suite. One bedroom has two queen size beds and the other bedroom typically has a king size bed. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The parlor has a sitting area with a day bed, and a small kitchen area with refrigerator, and a third bathroom.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney's Beach Club Resort
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels – Sleeps Up to 8 or 9 Guests
Each Deluxe Villa Resort has one and two-bedroom villas. Each two-bedroom villa sleeps up to 8 Guests—and up to 9 at select locations—and includes home-like amenities such as a full kitchen, a whirlpool tub, DVD player, washer and dryer.
1 bedroom suite - can accomodate up to 5 guests. It offers a fully equipped kitchen, king size bed in master bedroom, queen-size sleeper sofa and twin-size sleeper chair in living room, two full bathrooms, washer and dryer, and private proch or balcony.
2 bedroom suite - accomodates up to 9 guests, a fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom, second bedroom, 3 full bathrooms, washer and dryer, DVD player and private porch or balcony
Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort (sleeps up to 9)
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House (sleeps up to 9)
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village (sleeps up to 9)
Disney's Beach Club Villas
Disney's BoardWalk Villas
Disney's Old Key West Resort (sleeps up to 9)
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort
The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort (sleeps up to 9; select rooms up to 10)
The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge (sleeps up to 9)
And one of my personal favorites are the Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa are stand-alone Disney Deluxe Villas nestled in natural forest glens just around the corner from the bustling Downtown Disney Area. They are elevated 10 feet off the ground on pedestals and beams designed to blend into the lush wilderness environment. They sleep up to 9 Guests and feature modern luxuries such as cathedral ceilings, granite countertops and flat-panel TVs.
Disneyland has 3 resorts. Each resort hotel has its own distinctive theme, selection of shopping, dining experiences and themed pool areas. In order from lowest priced to highest priced:
Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel - has a 1-bedroom or Signature 2-bedroom suites that contain many of the comforts of home. It offers 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds per room and can sleep up to 12 guests depending on room type.
Disneyland Hotel - has 1 bedroom suites and delivers higher levels of luxury and comfort. Adjacent rooms can also be requested to create 2 or 3 bedroom options. It offers 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds per bedroom and can sleep up to 14 guests depending on room type.
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa - has a 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom suite that offer a relaxing retreat after an exhilarating day at the Disneyland Resort. It offers 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds per room and can sleep up to 14 guests depending on room type.
Guess that's it for now! Remember, these are just some of the rooms at the resorts. Each resort also comes with a standard bedroom or studio. I hope this answered your question Kyla! Let me know if you have any other questions, whether it is related to this post or a completely different question. I will be glad to answer!
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