The Grandest Accommodations That Money Can Buy At Walt Disney World
With a price tag for Walt Disney World Deluxe Resorts soaring well above the $500 mark, you may assume that those would be the grandest accommodations that money can buy. But actually, there’s an even more elite category of rooms available, running well into the thousands. Where can you find these opulent resort rooms? Check out these luxurious dwellings scattered around the Walt Disney World property, and dream a little dream with me…
1. Wilderness Lodge Copper Creek Cabin
The newly refurbished Wilderness Lodge has made way for some gorgeously appointed resort accommodations, including the amazing Copper Creek Cabins. These 26 individual two-bedroom, two-bath cabins include a fully equipped kitchen, as well as a washer and dryer. The cozy architecture features soaring ceilings, massive windows, a double sided stone fireplace and even a screened in porch with hot tub. Copper Creek Cabins can sleep up to eight, and start around $2000 per night.
2. Polynesian Village Bungalow
Perhaps you’ve noticed those exotic freestanding structures sticking out into the Seven Seas Lagoon. Yes, the Polynesian Village Bungalows sit atop stilts allowing guests to be literally surrounded by water. These two bedroom units are one of the most exclusive and highly sought after accommodations on Disney property. Sleeping up to eight, each bungalow offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, outdoor hot tub, and more. Plus, the view of the fireworks from those hanging rattan bubble chairs must be second to none! Prices start around $2500 per night.
3. Contemporary Bay Lake View Club Level Suite
With chic styling, a fabulous view, and plenty of room to stretch out and relax, staying in this Bay Lake Tower suite at the Contemporary Resort is like living in a posh urban flat. Plus, the club level services take that famous Disney attention to detail up yet another notch with special concierge services and personalized planning. The two bedroom suite, which sleeps up to eight people, starts at just over $2100 per night.
The new Riviera Resort is available for booking now for stays starting in December of 2019. The new resort promises to be luxurious as a whole, with cosmopolitan European styling, a fabulous pool space, and coveted Skyliner access. The Grand Villa is the pinnacle of Riviera offerings, featuring three bedrooms, sleeping arrangements for twelve, kitchen appliances, and bird’s eye park views. Booking the Grand Villa at this time starts around $2300 per night.
5. Royal Asante Suite at Animal Kingdom Lodge
This elite suite at the Animal Kingdom Lodge requires booking through a travel professional, as it’s not even officially advertised on the Disney website. Staying in the Royal Asante Suite is like renting an elaborate home, with over 2100 square feet of elegant African design and authentic craftsmanship. Amenities include a full kitchen, separate formal dining room, sleeping arrangements for eight, a jacuzzi, a fireplace, and even a treadmill on the balcony overlooking the safari savannah. Prices start around $2400 and rise significantly.
6. Captain’s Deck and Newport Presidential Suites
The Yacht Club and Beach Club also have exclusive suites which are discretely kept off of the main site, at least by name. They’re called the Captain’s Deck and Newport Suites, respectively, and both are considered “Presidential” level. Specialized concierge services and lovely views of the Stormalong Bay pool area and Crescent Lake come standard here. Apparently there are different configurations of adjoining rooms that can be added on for larger parties, but the base suite houses seven. Pricing runs around $2000.
7. Wilderness Lodge Copper Creek Grand Villa
Rounding things out back at the Wilderness Lodge, the Grand Villa is a great choice for larger parties. Though a stay in this three bedroom suite will run well over $2000 per night, it sleeps twelve people, which increases the value. With contemporary rustic styling, multiple private balconies, a full kitchen, open layout, and ample seating, the Grand Villa is definitely a home away from home.
Of course, the suite inside Cinderella’s Castle would top every Disney Fanatic’s fantasy list, but stays there are considered priceless and therefore given by invitation only. Fingers crossed that our invitations are in the mail, right? In the meantime, if money were no object, which of these luxurious accommodations would you choose at Walt Disney World?
Melissa resides on Florida's beautiful Space Coast with her husband and four Disney-loving boys. She frequently allows skipping school for Disney World visits...because making memories is more important than math. Their family has also been seen on HGTV's hit show "My Yard Goes Disney."