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10 Ways To Pick A Disney Resort You’ll Really Love

Boardwalk Lobby

1. Visit Resorts during Your Vacation Nothing beats actually being there, right?  This proves true on vacation as well.  Take a bit of time during your next Disney vacation to resort hop and explore other lodging options.  Visiting resorts, walking around the lobby and taking a glimpse at the pool and amenities at other resorts may result in you adding ...

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10 Ways To Pick A Disney Resort You’ll Really Love

Contemporary Resort

2. Research By now you know that research is an important component of choosing the correct resort for your Disney vacation.  Chatting with friends that have stayed around the property, consulting the Disney website and calling guest services to clarify questions are great ways to learn what you need to know to make an informed decision when choosing a resort ...

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10 Ways To Pick A Disney Resort You’ll Really Love

Epcot Monorail

3. Transportation Preferences Transportation discussion centers on convenience for most families.  For some, monorail travel is an iconic part of the Disney experience and they choose to stay on the monorail line.  Other families enjoy walking to a nearby park or snagging a boat and relaxing on the way in and out of the park. That being said, if you ...

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10 Ways To Pick A Disney Resort You’ll Really Love

Resort Boat with Boardwalk in Distance

4. Special Considerations Convenience factors count for a lot at WDW.  If you are traveling with a large party, small children or those with limited mobility you may want to seriously consider a deluxe resort with access to boats, ferry service or the monorail. If you have the majority of your dining reservations in one theme park, you may want ...

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10 Ways To Pick A Disney Resort You’ll Really Love

Ohana

5. Dining Preferences Yummy eatery options may be a factor to consider in choosing your resort.  Depending on your dining preference, price and dining schedule you will find the perfect fit at one of the resorts. Value resorts have large cafeteria style eateries perfect for snacks or meals with plenty of seating nearby. Some moderate and deluxe resorts have quick ...

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10 Ways To Pick A Disney Resort You’ll Really Love

Fire Pit Animal Kingdom Lodge

6. Exploring Theming Theming may not seem like a make or break detail that would entice you to book a hotel in the real world.  However, Disney resort theming is so incredible and over the top, you will likely find a resort that calls to you.  The theming at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Polynesian Village are some ...

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10 Ways To Pick A Disney Resort You’ll Really Love

Beach Club

7. Favorite Parks Resort proximity is a thought to consider if you plan on spending the majority of your time in one park.  My family loves Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club but can only afford the deluxe price tag occasionally.  We save our Yacht & Beach Club stay for vacations during the Food & Wine Festival when we know the ...

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10 Ways To Pick A Disney Resort You’ll Really Love

Boardwalk Pool

8. Vacation Goals Understanding vacation goals for your family is a step in the right direction of choosing the perfect resort.  If quick transport to The Magic Kingdom is a priority, the monorail line resorts may be right for you.  Are you hoping to lounge poolside and unwind for a few days of your vacation?  If so, you will want ...

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10 Ways To Pick A Disney Resort You’ll Really Love

Swan Resort

9. Find the Perfect Price If your family is like mine, price is the major factor to consider when booking a Walt Disney World resort. Resorts are grouped into three major price categories deluxe, moderate and value resorts. While amenities, transportation and dining opportunities in the resort are a few of the major factors affected by the resort category you ...

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10 Ways To Pick A Disney Resort You’ll Really Love

Polynesian Resort Lobby

10. Collaborate with the Family Collaborating with family on ideas and goals for your upcoming Disney vacation is a great idea when planning which resort to book. Researching the resort options, theming and amenities is a fun way to ensure you book the best resort fit for your family.  Better still, with all the resort knowledge you will gain from ...

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