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Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Walt Disney World Resort offers a broad range of accommodations at 24 resorts that vary in price allowing guests to pay for only the amenities that are important to them. Disney Value resort guests are treated to larger-than-life theming, swimming pools and playgrounds, arcade rooms, and standard amenities. With more than 8,000 rooms at four resorts, about one-third of Disney's hotel accommodations fall into the Value category. Families who prefer the great outdoors can rent a campsite at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground (with nearly 800 available) and either pitch a tent or bring along an RV. (Of course, Moderate resorts, Deluxe resorts and Deluxe Villa resorts are available for guests who prefer additional amenities during their stay.)

Guestroom rates vary based on when a guest visits. Value Season, which takes place over select weeks throughout the year, offers lower room rates than peak or holiday seasons. Often, Value Seasons coincide with smaller theme park crowds, meaning less time in line and more time having fun! Weeknight stays (Sunday night through Thursday night) sometimes have lower rates than Friday nights and Saturday nights.

Within each hotel, guestroom rates vary based on the view from the balcony or terrace. For example, at Disney's Polynesian Resort, guests can choose from a garden, lagoon or Magic Kingdom view. Lagoon-view and Magic Kingdom-view rooms run more than those with a garden view, but the good news is that all accommodations come with the same amenities and famous Disney service. At Value resorts, guests can choose between standard and preferred rooms (more than two-thirds of the rooms are standard), with preferred rooms being closer to the resort's main building.

Many families with young children select accommodations in one of the monorail resorts -- Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Resort or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Reason: location near Magic Kingdom and convenient monorail transportation between the resorts and Magic Kingdom or Epcot.

Adult couples visiting without children enjoy the proximity to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios with the Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Disney's Beach Club Resort and Disney's BoardWalk, as well as the nightlife of Disney's BoardWalk. Walkways and water taxis connect the three resorts with the theme parks.

With online check-in, guests can take care of the paperwork that normally accompanies check-in - in the comfort of their home up to 10 days before their visit. Upon arrival at their hotel, guests then stop by a special desk, show ID, sign, pick up their room keys and information packet, and begin enjoying their vacation.

Disney's Key to the World card acts as a hotel room key and much more. Magic Your Way theme park tickets and Disney Dining Plan entitlements can be built into the card. For easy tracking and convenience, the card also can be used to charge meals, goods and services directly to the room, giving the guest a consolidated statement of vacation purchases.

Perks for staying at a Walt Disney World resort Hotel:

Convenient Transportation:
Leave the car keys and parking hassles behind. At no additional charge, special boats, buses and monorails transport Walt Disney World hotel guests throughout the Vacation Kingdom, allowing more flexibility and convenience.

Themed Resorts:
It's not just a room. In the same way that Disney's theme parks offer an escape to a timeless land of enchantment, a walk down small-town Main Street or a peek at the future, Disney hotels offer a mix of adventures. Disney Imagineers have created detailed, themed environments that include the romance and beauty of Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge to Victorian opulence at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Lobby Concierge
One call can do it all. Each Disney hotel offers a lobby concierge to arrange park tickets, dining reservations and tee times, and to provide helpful hints on setting up other activities.

Midday Break:
Get away from it all. With hotels just minutes from the theme parks, resort guests can take a midday break without missing any magic. Guests can kick back in a rocker at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, snack on some tie-dyed cheesecake at Disney's Pop Century Resort, nap in a hammock at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, stroll along the lively waterfront promenade at Disney's BoardWalk or kick off their shoes and sink their toes into the sandy beaches of Disney's Polynesian Resort.

Guaranteed Entry:
Even when the parking lots are full, guests of select Walt Disney World hotels using Disney transportation are guaranteed entry to all Walt Disney World theme parks and water parks with valid theme park admission and Resort ID.

Character Dining:
Select Walt Disney World hotels are home to Disney's famous character meals. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Polynesian Resort and Disney's Contemporary Resort host character meals daily.

Central Billing:
"Put it on my card." The Key to the World resort identification card can be used to charge food and merchandise. The resort ID card is issued upon check-in at select Walt Disney World hotels, and purchases are charged to guests' resort hotel accounts.

Preferred Tee Times:
Fore! Resort guests get preferred tee times at Disney's five courses that total 81 holes of championship golf.

Lots For Tots:
Take time to unwind. Mom and Dad can drop off the kids at one of Disney's children's activity centers available to resort guests for a nominal fee. Kids ages 4-12 who are toilet trained can join in the adventures of Peter Pan at The Neverland Club at Disney's Polynesian Resort or enjoy Disney classic movies, video games and toys at Disney's Sandcastle Club at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Mouseketeer Clubhouse at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Cub's Den at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Simba's Cubhouse at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge also offer children's activity centers.

Sports & Recreation:
From backhands to backstrokes to backswings, sports-minded folks choosing to stay at select Walt Disney World hotels can enjoy a variety of outstanding playtime activities including tennis, swimming and golf. Resort guests can also take a break from the theme parks and catch some rays at one of the many themed resort pools. Water park fans can slip and slide into fun at Blizzard Beach or catch a wave at Typhoon Lagoon. Boat rentals are available at a variety of resort marinas. Several Walt Disney World hotels offer workout facilities. Additional activities available to resort guests include canoeing, water skiing, guided bass fishing excursions, surfing, parasailing, horseback riding, carriage rides, playgrounds, croquet and shuffleboard.

Lights, Camera, Action!:
Pass the popcorn, please. Disney cartoons and full-length Disney films are shown nightly at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground at no additional charge. An old-fashioned sing-along and marshmallow roast highlight the evening.

Shopping Adventures:
Shop till you drop. Logo, character and specialty merchandise is available at every Walt Disney World resort hotel. Just minutes away, Downtown Disney offers additional shopping options including the largest Disney shopping experience on the planet, the World of Disney store. And packages can even be delivered to select Walt Disney World hotels.

Dining Options:
More than 300 dining facilities offer everything from fast casual to fine dining and spa cuisine. Special kid menus are offered at most Walt Disney World restaurants.

Themed Dinner Shows:
Dine and be entertained. Two themed dinner shows featuring a cast of singers and dancers await guests. Disney's Polynesian Resort guests can enjoy the interactive "Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show." The "Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue" is a down-home, wild-west cookout at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

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