Annual Walt Disney World regulars have refined the art of trimming Disney vacation costs. This can include traveling during the off-season, forgoing table-service restaurants, and avoiding the gift shops. That being said, there is one perk that many Disney lovers cannot give up. Staying on Disney property. The first-rate guest service, convenience, free transportation, and magical décor truly makes visitors feel immersed in the Disney “bubble”. While these on-property hotels tend to be more expensive than non-Disney counterparts, there is a cheaper option for thrifty fans. Value Resorts. While there is a misconception that anything with the term “value” in it must be of lesser quality, we are here to dispel that notion. Let us explain what they are and why many consider these to be a home away from home.
1. Larger-Than-Life Theming
First of all, the Value tier of resorts can boast of the most immersive and unapologetically Disneyfied theming. The resorts are as follows. The All-Star resorts consist of three hotels that are either themed by music genres, sports, or popular films. The Pop Century Resort is designed to celebrate pop culture references for various decades. And lastly, the Art of Animation resort celebrates the process of creating animated films. While the themes vary, each resort features huge Disney icons and colorful pool areas that are dripping in references. Simply put, these resorts are a huge hit with kids and kids-at-heart. The photo opportunities are plentiful, so you’ll want to have your phone on hand at all times.
2. All the Comfort Food
Value resorts are beloved by families for many reasons. Food is definitely one of those reasons. All five hotels have massive on-site food courts serving everything from burgers to artisanal gelato. With a vast array of options, there is something to please everyone from a foodie parent to their incredibly picky toddler. (Allow me to recommend Pop Century’s world-famous tie-dye cheesecake.) Best of all, each food court starts operating at the crack of dawn and stays open late enough to satisfy bedtime munchies. And if you’re feeling especially indulgent, you can even have fresh pizza delivered to your room. Whatever floats your boat, it’s probably on one of the menus.
3. Revamped Rooms
While the Art of Animation rooms are fresh and as inventive as ever, the older Value hotels used to be known for suitable but unremarkable guests rooms. Luckily though, (starting with Pop Century) the guest rooms have slowly but surely been experiencing makeovers. These makeovers are resulting in hardwood floors, crisp Disney theming, and tables that can be stored inside the wall at your convenience. These new guest rooms are becoming so popular, guests have started to request them when booking trips! For guests that love colorful theming, but prefer more sedate surroundings at bedtime, the new rooms cropping up in the Value Tier will be just what the doctor ordered.