Fans Defend Disney’s Value Resorts


When it comes to Walt Disney World Resort vacations, many Disney enthusiasts (or former Disney enthusiasts) have been saying in recent months that they are being “priced out” and are no longer able to afford Walt Disney World trips.

While it is true that Disney prices have often been rising in a variety of departments, ranging from dining to Disney Park admission to merchandise offerings, some Disney fans do still seem to be finding ways to make Disney vacations more affordable.

A stay at a Disney Resort is often a coveted part of any Disney vacation, but many Disney fans tend to focus on the Deluxe Resorts and more expensive options like Animal Kingdom Lodge, Polynesian Resort, or Grand Floridian these days — and a group of “value resort” fans are speaking out against the more expensive Disney Resorts!

When the TikTok account called @magicalresortsguide started sharing a look at Disney Value Resorts’ pricing and benefits in comparison with the more costly Deluxe Disney Resort options, many fans of said theme park Value Resorts were quick to jump to the cheaper options’ defense as ardent Disney World Value Resort enthusiasts.


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“Honestly value has the best “Disney” themed rooms”, one Disney visitor wrote. Not every Disney fan wants a hotel suite that is inspired by a certain Disney movie or theme park style, but for the fans that do want hotel suites with themes (like these mermaid and pirate rooms), the Value Resorts can be a perfect fit!

“My mom and I love the pop,” another Disney fan chimed in. “We don’t mind how small it is, we’d rather spend more money at the parks then the hotel and the skyliner is amazing”. Many other Disney fans and Pop Century Resort Guests also praised the Disney Skyliner as a mode of transportation.


The Pop Century Resort is a Disney World Value Resort, with enviable access to the Disney Skyliner. Credit-Disney

These Disney Resorts were also praised for having a “good amount of room” per suite, especially since families with children often stay at their locations — but happy lovebirds apparently love these Walt Disney World Resorts, too!

“We did value resort for our honeymoon and it was PERFECT. We were only in our rooms when we were sleeping, so it didn’t feel too small at all,” one married Disney fan wrote in reference to a Disney Value Resort.

The Art of Animation “family suites” were praised specifically, as well, being referred to as “a dream”. They were “so roomy,” one Disney Guest wrote. “Perfect for transport to the park & cute!!”

Art of Animation exterior

The Art of Animation Resort is a Disney World Value Resort. Credit: Disney

The comments from Disney fans continued in this vein; even though there were a few dissenters who felt that the Value Resorts were too “cheap” in their decor and appearance, almost all of the comments from Disney World visitors involved praising Value Resorts like Art of Animation and Pop Century (not to mention the Disney Skyliner).

Do you prefer Value Resorts or Deluxe Resorts? Let us know if you’d rather stay at a Disney Value Resort like All Star Resort on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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