Valuing Value Resorts

At the Walt Disney World Resort, there are four three types of resorts that can accommodate you which are: value, moderate and deluxe. To many, the three terms mean a difference of one thing, and one thing only – price. To be perfectly honest, there is a lot to each offering, and yes, while pricing does vary at the different types of resorts, ultimately your decision is going to be based on which resort is perfect for YOU! Anyone will admit – Disney Resorts do not disappoint. Today, let’s focus on the value of Value Resorts at Walt Disney World®.


Walt Disney World® Value Resort Hotels

  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Theme: Value Resorts themes are beyond larger than life. Since the buildings and the grounds are somewhat spread out and detached, the extremely large icons draw your eyes and attention. Don’t underestimate how amazing these icons are, it is fun to walk the property and take photos at different objects and characters.

Pools: The Value Resorts have awesomely large pools. If you are a fan of the water slides, then whomp whomp, these resorts are not for you. But, don’t let the lack of water slide goodness shade your judgement, these pools are fun, warm and most importantly they are super clean. Yes, they have libations near the pool areas!

Food: Don’t expect any table service restaurants at the Value Resorts, because none of them have sit-down meals. However, the food courts are AMAZING! From pizza and chicken tenders and fries to burgers, pasta and healthy alternatives – your tummy will not be anywhere close to going hungry. In fact, above all resorts, we believe that value resorts have the best options when it comes to quick service meals.

Accommodations: Rooms at a Value Resort are smaller and more compact, especially when it comes to the bathroom area. Size doesn’t always matter here folks, because you need to really figure out how much time you will actually be spending in your room. For us, the time in the room is used for two things, sleeping and showering. You will get a coffee maker (thank you, thank you), a mini fridge and plenty of outlets and charging stations. Some of the Value Resorts even have family suites, for those looking for extra space. While many of us are familiar with the “view” upgrades such as: garden and pool, you can also upgrade to a preferred room. A preferred room is a “must” for us. Preferred rooms are closest to the main building (food court, Rapid Fill stations and resort store) and the bus stop. Sure you might be all fine and dandy in the morning taking a five minute walk to the bus stop, but come 2:00am after Extra Late Magic Hours, you’re going to wish for something just a tad closer.

Activities: Like all resorts, there are boatloads of activities for the young and young at heart. You will find pool activities and dance parties, crafts, games and movie nights. No worries, you won’t find yourself lacking in “things to do” if you are not heading to a park or Disney Springs.

Transportation: Buses. On the negative, since the resorts are much larger, busing can take a little longer than usual. On the positive, the buses are usually larger and accommodate more guests. Again, you are really going to notice this when you are tired, in a hurry or it is raining and there isn’t much cover. Patience is a virtue and remember, if you are able to, it’s kind to place kiddos on your lap to allow more space for others.


All in all, you are not going to have a bad experience anywhere on Disney property. What you do need to think about is what is important to you and your family when choosing a resort. If you aren’t quite sure – that’s where we come in. We can help you with any question that you might have as well as help you narrow down your choices to find the right fit for your magical vacation. We look forward to helping you plan your magic!

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