Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Fact Sheet

Magic Kingdom Area

Disney’s Contemporary Resort – This 14-story deluxe resort located on the shore of Bay Lake features 655 rooms and suites and a concierge floor. Dining options include California Grill, The Wave…of American Flavors, Contempo Café and Chef Mickey’s, three lounges, two snack bars and room service. Recreational amenities include water skiing, boat rentals, jogging, volleyball, parasailing, playground and two swimming pools. There are also specialty shops, a game room, laundry service, a beauty shop, child-care and health club facilities. Monorail, motor coaches and watercraft provide easy access to the theme parks. The resort features 90,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 44,300-square-foot grand ballroom.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort -This Disney Vacation Club resort features 295 units (2-bedroom equivalents) including studio, one- and two-bedroom villas and is located next to Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Most of the rooms boast modern artwork, flat-screen TVs, full kitchens complete with granite countertops and modern appliances, separate bedrooms, washers and dryers, and other home-away-from-home amenities. A rooftop lounge promises to deliver some of the most dramatic views available anywhere at Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – The flagship hotel of Walt Disney World Resort, this Victorian-style deluxe resort sits along the white-sand shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. The resort has 867 rooms and suites, including 181 concierge accommodations. Guests enjoy world-class dining at Cítricos, Victoria & Albert’s, Gasparilla Grill & Games, Grand Floridian Cafe, 1900 Park Fare, Narcoossee’s and two lounges. Recreation and amenities include boat rentals featuring the Grand 1 52-foot Sea Ray yacht, swimming, playground, health club, game room, shopping, child-care and laundry facilities. Meeting facilities offer nearly 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Watercraft, motor coaches and monorail offer easy access to theme parks.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort – Also on a beach by the Seven Seas Lagoon, this South Pacific-island-themed resort features 847 rooms, suites and concierge service. Dining options are many: ‘Ohana, Kona Café, Captain Cook’s, the “Spirit of Aloha” dinner show, Tambu Lounge and room service. Recreation and amenities include swimming, boating, jogging, playground, game room, shopping, child care and laundry facilities. There’s transportation by monorail, watercraft and motor coach.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge -A “woodsy” national park-like setting surrounds this 727-room resort reminiscent of Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone Park. Distinctive Disney touches include a spectacular six-story lobby, replete with teepee-topped chandeliers, totem poles and an 82-foot-tall stone fireplace. A bubbling hot spring in the lobby expands outside the building into a roaring waterfall flowing into the swimming area (featuring hot and cold spas). A geothermal “geyser” erupts hourly from a rocky outcrop at the edge of Bay Lake. Recreation and amenities include bike and boat rentals, swimming, playground, laundry, game room and on-site child care. Dining options include Artist Point, Whispering Canyon Café, Roaring Fork Snacks and Arcade, Territory Lounge, pool bar and room service. There is one 750-square-foot boardroom/meeting room. Easy theme-park access is available via watercraft and motor coach.

The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge -This five-story Disney Vacation Club resort surrounds visitors with the grandeur of the Old West and stories of the people who settled there. The resort offers 114 units (2-bedroom equivalents) including studio, one- and two-bedroom villas, located next to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Art and architecture tell the tales of pioneers who built and stayed in late 19th century railroad hotels in the national parks region of the American West. Rooms include wet bar, microwave and small refrigerator, or a full kitchen. The resort’s themed living room area features railroad memorabilia, including a special exhibit on loan from the Disney family of two of Walt Disney’s personal scale-model train cars and a piece of the original track. Also found at the resort is a quiet pool and state-of-the-art health club open to guests of both the lodge and villa properties.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground – 799 campsites and 409 Wilderness Cabins are set in a relaxed 700-acre wilderness setting. Campsites are level, paved pads with electric, water and sewer hookups, charcoal grills and picnic tables, plus close access to air-conditioned comfort stations with private showers, coin laundry facility, vending machines and phones. Wilderness Cabins are air-conditioned accommodations that sleep up to six. They feature vaulted ceilings, equipped kitchens, full bathrooms, television, VCR, outdoor grills, picnic tables and a private patio deck. Wilderness Cabins also offer hairdryers, foldaway cribs and ironing equipment. Amenities include watercraft, beach, fishing, tennis courts, two heated swimming pools, arcade game room, laundry facilities and kennel. Groceries and camping supplies are available at Meadow and Settlement Trading Posts. Dining options include Crockett’s Tavern, Mickey’s Backyard BBQ, Trail’s End Restaurant and “Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue” nightly dinner show at Pioneer Hall. Guests enjoy the campfire and marshmallow roast with Disney characters and Disney movie. Motor coach and boat transportation links campground with all Walt Disney World Resort areas.

✓Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort- Shades of Green is operated as an Armed Forces Recreation Center for the exclusive use of military members and their families. There are 586 rooms in a relaxed, country atmosphere overlooking golf courses, gardens or pools. Full-service dining, snack bars, lounge and room service are available. Meeting space covers 1,000 square feet. Tennis, swimming, fitness center and game room are included. Walt Disney World continues maintenance of golf operations on the two PGA championship 18-hole golf courses and nine-hole walking course located adjacent to this property, and golf is available to all Disney resort guests. For reservations: 407/824-3600.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Area

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – At Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, guests can feel like characters in Walt Disney and Disney Pixar classics as they’re immersed in the resort’s imaginative design and themed rooms. The resort tells the story of the animation process in and around its 1,120 family suites (with three separate sleeping areas, two bathrooms and a kitchenette) and 864 rooms. Family suite wings showcase characters and scenes from “Finding Nemo” in 320 suites now open. The 480 “Cars” suites opened in June, and 320 “The Lion King” suites will debut Aug. 10, 2012. All themed areas feature elaborate designs and amenities from the films depicted. “The Little Mermaid” final phase wing is set to open Sept. 15, 2012 and will offer 864 standard guest rooms. Three whimsical swimming pools, interactive water-play areas and an eye-popping arcade invite families to enjoy animation-themed recreation. A food court offers a wide range of freshly prepared, family-friendly eats. The resort is located close to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort – 2,880 room “time capsules” are available at this resort that pays homage to 20th century pop culture. This value-priced resort features lodge buildings and furnishings inspired by the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Larger-than-life icons from each decade decorate the resort, from four-story Rubik’s Cubes to bowling pins that tower more than 65 feet high. Recreation includes three pools, a kiddie pool, the Pop Jet Playground and the Fast Forward arcade. Guests can feed their hunger and slake their thirst at the Everything Pop food court area or Petals Pool Bar. The resort is located near ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – Three colorful Caribbean-themed resort villages feature 2,112 rooms located on 200 acres surrounding a 42-acre lake. Standard guestrooms include mini bars and coffee makers. There are 384 themed Pirate Rooms that feature pirate-ship beds and swashbuckling décor. Recreation includes a lakeside recreation area with a themed slide, boat rentals, swimming, playground, game room, bicycling, nature walks, jogging track, laundry facilities and shopping. Dining is available at Shutter’s full-service restaurant and the Market Street food court. Transportation to theme parks is available by motor coach.

Epcot Area

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort – This deluxe nautical getaway offers 621 rooms and suites in oyster-gray clapboard buildings set around 25-acre Crescent Lake. Hardwood floors and rich millwork in a nautical theme are reminiscent of New England seashore hotels of the 1880s. All rooms feature French doors that open onto porches or balconies. The nautical theme continues in the restaurants — Captain’s Grille, Yachtsman Steakhouse and two lounges. An expansive croquet lawn and marina lighthouse add to the resort’s ambience. The Yacht Club is the perfect complement to its neighbor, Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Centrally located to each resort is a 73,000-square-foot convention center that includes a 36,000-square-foot ballroom which seats up to 2,800 for dinner.

Disney’s Beach Club Resort – New England beach cottages of the 1860s inspired the 576 rooms and suites in buildings of pale blue and white stick-style architecture. The lobby features white wicker furniture, 24-foot-high ceilings and natural French limestone floors. The Beach Club is the perfect complement to its neighbor, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Centrally located to each resort: Stormalong Bay features three lagoon areas and a thrilling water slide; the Ship Shape Health Club with steam bath and sauna, and massage, weight and aerobics rooms; a marina with motorized watercraft; and Beaches & Cream, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Dining is offered at Cape May Café and two lounges. Both hotels provide transportation via watercraft and motor coach. Child care, beauty and barber shops, and laundry facilities are available.

Disney’s Beach Club Villas – Featuring an ambience of casual elegance, Disney’s Beach Club Villas (part of Disney Vacation Club) was designed by noted architect Robert A.M. Stern. Situated next to Disney’s Beach Club Resort, the 576-unit property offers studio, one- and two-bedroom vacation villas. The resort features Cape May-inspired theming characterized by the use of whimsical “stick-style” architecture, pastel colors, porches and other decorative elements.

Disney’s BoardWalk – The 372-room BoardWalk Inn is is fashioned after the seaside architecture of 1940s Atlantic City. Located alongside Crescent Lake, the resort features shopping, a children’s activity center, health club, tennis courts, themed pool and a 20,000-square-foot conference center. Surrounding Crescent Lake and steeped in 1930s nostalgia and old-fashioned Atlantic seaboard charm, Disney’s BoardWalk restaurants include Flying Fish Café, Kouzzina by Cat Cora, Big River Grille and Brewing Works, ESPN Club, Atlantic Dance nightclub, Jellyrolls dueling piano bar and Seashore Sweets Bakery.

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas – This 280-unit (2-bedroom equivalents) Disney Vacation Club resort is a place where guests can experience the romance and playfulness of a bygone era, both inside the elegant salt water taffy-colored vacation villa community and outside amid the carnival sights and ragtime sounds of the boardwalk. Accommodations are available in studios and one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas which offer kitchens, living areas and a variety of amenities.

✓Walt Disney World Swan and Walt Disney World Dolphin- These Michael Graves-designed hotels offer 2,265 luxury rooms and 254,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space. There are 17 restaurants and lounges, four swimming pools, two health clubs and a wide area of recreational activities. The resorts are connected to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s BoardWalk via water launch and walkway.
Downtown Disney Area 

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa – This Disney Vacation Club resort features 924 units
(2-bedroom equivalents) that recall the late 1800s heyday of America’s first vacation destination – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Victorian-style cottages line the streets and the historic influence of horse racing is found throughout the resort. Also featured is a full-service spa and health club and The Artist’s Palette – a counter-service restaurant and market. Bus transportation is provided to all four Walt Disney World theme parks. The resort is located across the lake from Downtown Disney and water transportation is available. It is also adjacent to Disney’s Lake Buena Vista golf course. There are also 60 three-bedroom Treehouse Villas, built on pedestals amid forested glens. The villas offer two baths, an open kitchen, flat-panel TVs and a barbecue grill.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-French Quarter – The resort’s 1,008 moderately priced, French Quarter-style accommodations are adjacent to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside and located on a 325-acre woodland site between Epcot and Downtown Disney. Dining options include the Sassagoula Floatworks food court and pizza delivery. Guests can enjoy a themed pool, boat rentals, lounges, game room and retail shops. There’s riverboat access to Downtown Disney and the resort is linked by motor coach to all other Walt Disney World resorts and entertainment facilities.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside – Among the 2,048 rooms in these three-story southern-style mansions and two-story rustic bayou dwellings are 512 new Royal Guest Rooms featuring room décor themed to favorite animated films like “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Custom linens and fiber optic fireworks above beds offer a whimsical treasure trove. Dining includes Riverside Mill food court and Boatwright’s Dining Hall. Recreation includes Ol’ Man Island, a 3 ½-acre old-fashioned swimming hole with slides, rope swings and playgrounds; quiet pools; boat rentals; game room; lounges and gift shop. Riverboat to Downtown Disney Marketplace and Pleasure Island. Transportation via motor coach to other Walt Disney World attractions and resorts.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort – A Key West setting surrounds this Disney Vacation Club resort’s 549 units (2-bedroom equivalents). Accommodations include deluxe studios, one- and two-bedroom villas and two-story, three-bedroom Grand Villas that sleep up to 12. Dining includes Olivia’s Café, poolside fare at the Gurgling Suitcase, and Good’s Food to Go quick-service restaurant. Rooms feature wet bar, microwave and small refrigerator, or a full kitchen. Amenities include a health club, tennis, swimming pool, sauna and planned recreation. The resort is linked by motor coach to other Walt Disney World resorts and entertainment facilities.

✓Buena Vista Palace – 1,013 rooms and suites and 90,000 square feet of meeting space in a 27-story, lakeside setting. European-style spa, beauty salon, fitness center, five restaurants and lounges, three pools, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a marina with boat rental and children’s playground.

✓Regal Sun Resort – 626-room lakeside resort. Many recreational opportunities including tennis, shuffleboard, two swimming pools, playground, game room, restaurants and lounges, and a fitness center. More than 17,000 square feet of meeting space.

✓Doubletree Guest Suites Resort – 229-room resort consisting entirely of suites with living room and separate bedroom, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Swimming pool, whirlpool, game room and children’s theater. Dining at Streamers Restaurant and a pool bar.

✓Holiday Inn – 323-room high-rise hotel featuring in-room coffee makers, four restaurants and lounges, two swimming pools, a fitness center and a game room.

✓The Hilton – 814-room resort with seven restaurants and lounges, three swimming pools and a tropical outdoor spa. Play area, video room and “youth hotel” accommodating 4 to 12 year olds. Offers more than 61,000 square feet of meeting space.

✓Hotel Royal Plaza – Features 394 rooms, versatile conference facilities, on-site dining and entertainment, swimming pool, tennis courts and a fitness center.

✓Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort – 325-room Caribbean-style resort featuring a game room, fitness center, swimming pool, playground and shopping. Dining opportunities at a variety of restaurants.

✓(Denotes non-Disney resorts on property)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Area

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – This deluxe 972-room, six-story resort is styled in a horseshoe shape after a kraal African village design and features 24-hour views to its own 33-acre savanna of free-roaming exotic animals and tropical birds. The resort showcases hand-carved furnishings, African art and a giant fireplace in a soaring lobby. Guests can stroll along a rock outcropping and enjoy nearly panoramic views of roaming animals and flowing streams. Two full-service restaurants are Boma-Flavors of Africa and Jiko-The Cooking Place. There’s also a mezzanine lounge and a quick-service eatery with poolside dining. The resort is west of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – This Disney Vacation Club resort offers 709 villas
(2-bedroom equivalents) featuring studio, one- and three-bedroom vacation villas at Jambo House and Kidani Village. Accommodations feature intricate African-inspired details and home-like amenities, and most offer sweeping views of an expanded savanna inhabited by a variety of African animals. Sanaa restaurant features “the art of African cooking with Indian flavors” and remarkable views of the resort’s savanna through nine-foot windows.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – This resort’s 1,917 moderate-price guestrooms are inspired by the American Southwest and regions of Mexico and encircle a 15-acre lagoon. There are three “quiet” pools, and a five-story Mayan pyramid serves as the splashy centerpiece for a family-fun pool with a water slide. Dining includes the Maya Grill full-service restaurant, Pepper Market dining court, Rix Lounge, Laguna Bar lounge, Siestas Cantina poolside bar and limited room service. Special services include in-room coffee makers and ironing equipment, La Vida Health Club, hair-styling salon, bike rentals, watercraft rentals, arcade, sand volleyball court, kiddie pool and playground. A 220,000-square-foot convention center includes the 60,214-square-foot Coronado Ballroom.

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort – This resort features 1,920 value-priced rooms in buildings festooned with larger-than-life sports icons representing surfing, basketball, tennis, baseball and football. Located on a 246-acre site at the northwest quadrant of World Drive and U.S. Highway 192 interchange. Features a commercial center with check-in and guest service facilities, a food court, retail store and game room. Two swimming pools and a kiddie pool, a pool bar, pizza delivery and laundry facilities. Walt Disney World transportation system offers motor coach service to all other hotel and theme-park areas.

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort – This 1,920-room resort offers facilities and amenities that mirror Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. Giant icons from favorite Disney movies set the scene, and images from “101 Dalmatians,” “Toy Story,” “Fantasia,” “The Mighty Ducks” and “The Love Bug” adorn the resort hotel. Walt Disney World transportation system offers motor coach service to all other hotel and theme-park areas.

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort – This resort features 1,489 value-priced rooms and 215 family suites in buildings with larger-than-life icons representing jazz, rock, Broadway, calypso and country music. Facilities and amenities are the same as Disney’s All-Star Sports and Disney’s All-Star Movies resorts. The family suites sleep up to six and offer two bedrooms, two full baths, a kitchenette and two 27″ flat screen TVs. Walt Disney World transportation system offers motor coach service to all other hotel and theme-park areas.

For reservations, call 407/W-DISNEY (934-7639), or a local travel agent.

All Walt Disney World Resort hotels include complimentary Wi-Fi service in rooms and suites.

Total number of resorts at Walt Disney World – 35*
Number of Disney owned/operated resorts – 25**
Total number of guestrooms at Walt Disney World Resort – more than 33,000 ***
Number of Disney owned/operated guestrooms – more than 27,000
Number of Disney Vacation Club units – 4,212
Number of campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground – 784

*Includes non-Disney resorts and seven Disney Vacation Club ownership resorts on property.
**Includes Disney Vacation Club resorts.
***Includes non-Disney resorts.


  1. This is a great list of Disney hotels. I cannot even imagine staying at a non-Disney property. The amenities at these hotels are just amazing. Thanks for sharing this post!

  2. Thanks for the comment Brielle and thanks for reading MikeandTheMouse - I agree, Disney Resorts are the best!!!


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