Saving some cash when you go to Walt Disney World might seem to be a contradiction in terms, but with a little smart planning and preparation, visitors can have a great trip to Orlando without running up a huge credit card debt.
The Walt Disney World Resort is absolutely huge, with an area of almost 50 total miles near Orlando, Florida. There are four major theme parks, Epcot, MGM Studios, the Animal Kingdom, and the Magic Kingdom. With so many things to see, tourists almost always spend at least a week just to see everything. Disney World has built more than 10 hotels just to house visitors to the parks.
Fortunately, Disney recognizes that folks are looking for different options when going to Orlando. For this reason, they have hotels that fit everyone’s budget. Hotels are classified into Value, Moderate, and Deluxe classifications. Value is sort of the Disney way of saying less expensive, but customers won’t be let down, as the Disney Value hotels are clean and comfortable. Moderate resorts are definitely nicer, promising slightly larger living areas and full service dining on site.
Deluxe resorts at Disney are full service accommodations built to please and placate any tourist. Some of the resorts such as the Grand Floridian and Yacht Club are on the elevated train, so you can easily ride to Epcot without using a rental car or riding a bus. Guest accommodations are much bigger, and the Disney environment is always magical.
How should you go about picking a Disney Hotel? Well would you rather use your money on gifts or indulge yourself with the best, remember you are on vacation? Value options like the Pop Century can cost somewhere from $70 to $110 a night, while Deluxe Hotel start from $250 and go up from there. As you can tell, if you multiply that by 6 to 9 nights, you could end up spending thousands extra just for a nicer room.
The choice belongs to the visitor, but whatever you decide, you will be sure Disney World cast members will do their best to make sure you and your family have a great time on your trip away from home.