The value resorts at Walt Disney World offer family-friendly themes and budget-friendly pricing. This is your complete guide to the value resorts at Walt Disney World.

There are five value resort hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort. The resorts each have similar amenities.There are food courts and one main pool with at least one smaller leisure pool.

From Disney’s Pop Century and Disney’s Art of Animation, there are two transportation options. The Disney Skyliner takes guests to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The buses are available for guests to access the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, and the water park.

At the All-Star resorts, bus transportation is available to all of the theme parks, Disney Springs, and the water park.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Value Resorts at Walt Disney World - Complete Guide

Disney’s Pop Century Resort features a fun theme celebrating all of your favorite things from several decades of the 20th century. Throughout the resort, you will find popular fads, toys, characters and more from the 1950s – 1990s. Make sure you stop in the lobby to check out the shadow boxes with trinkets from each decade.

There are five different sections at this resort – the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. In addition, there are four different room categories available to book – preferred pool view, preferred, standard pool view, and standard view. The preferred categories are closest to the main building and transportation.

One of the best parts of this resort in our opinion is the Disney Skyliner. This is a great option to get to the parks and is an attraction in itself!

Pros: 

  • This is a budget-friendly resort with a fun theme
  • This resort is located along the Disney Skyliner, offering easy access to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot
  • The resort is recently refurbished (in 2018) and offers two queen beds in each room
  • There are dedicated buses for this resort and no sharing with others
  • Guests can walk over to Disney’s Art of Animation for more dining options

Cons:

  • This is a large resort and is spread out
  • Due to its popularity with groups and families, it can be loud at times

Disney’s Art of Animation

Big Blue Pool Art of Animation

Disney’s Art of Animation celebrates animation and brings to life some favorite Disney characters with this fun theme. Throughout the resort, there are beloved favorites from movies including Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Cars, and The Little Mermaid. It is located directly across the lake from Disney’s Pop Century, with shared access to the Disney Skyliner.

Most of the rooms here are family suites. These rooms feature two bathrooms, a separate bedroom and accommdations for up to 6 guests. There are also standard rooms that accomodate up to four guests. This resort has 3 pools – a main pool that is Finding Nemo themed and two smaller, leisure pools. The Finding Nemo pool is the largest pool on Disney property and also includes a kids’ water play area.

Pros:

  • Most of the rooms at this resort are family suites, making it a great option for larger families
  • The resort is located along the Disney Skyliner, giving easy access to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot
  • The theme is very kid-friendly with familiar characters throughout
  • There are dedicated buses for this resort, not shared with others

Cons:

  • This is the most expensive value resort
  • The resort’s standard rooms are rarely included in promotions

Disney’s All-Star Movies

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

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Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is located in the Animal Kingdom Resort area. This value resort is themed to different Disney movies including Toy Story, Fantasia, 101 Dalmatians, Love Bug, and The Mighty Ducks.

This resort is quite big for a value resort and features two room categories – standard and preferred. The preferred rooms are closest to the main building, where dining is located, and transportation. The resort was refurbished relatively recently and now includes 2 queen beds in the rooms. One folds down, giving more space if needed and luggage fits easily underneath.

Pros:

  • This resort is budget-friendly, being one of the least expenisve resorts at Walt Disney World
  • The resort was recently refurbished and now includes 2 queen beds
  • The theme is fun and kid-friendly with characters that young children will recognize (e.g. Toy Story, Mickey Mouse)

Cons:

  • Rooms at this resort are small
  • The buses are sometimes shared with the other All-Star resorts
  • When buses are shared, All-Star Movies is the last to be picked up

 Disney’s All-Star Music

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is also located in the Animal Kingdom Resort area. It is right next to Disney’s All-star Movies Resort. This resort is themed for, you guessed it, different types of music. The buildings are named accordingly.

There are three different room categories here – standard, preferred, and family suites. The family suites accommodate up to 6 guests with two bathrooms and a separate bedroom. The layout is similar to those found at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort but at a lower price point.

Pros:

  • There are family suites at this resort that can sleep up to 6 guests
  • This is one of the least expensive resorts at Walt Disney World
  • Some of the rooms (including the family suites) have been refurbished and now include queen beds

Cons:

  • The rooms are small
  • Buses are sometimes shared with the other All-Star Resorts

Disney’s All-Star Sports

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Disney’s All-Star Sports is the first resort in the All-Star complex, also located in the Animal Kingdom Resort area. It features large sports icons at each building is a sports lover’s dream!

Like the other All-Star resorts, there are two room categories here – standard and preferred. The preferred rooms are closest to the main building, dining and transportation.

Pros:

  • One of the least expensive resorts at Walt Disney World
  • Kid-friendly sports theme

Cons:

  • The rooms are small
  • There are currently double beds in the rooms
  • Buses are sometimes shared with the other All-Star Resorts

 

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to love the value resorts at the Walt Disney World Resort. While there are pros and cons to each, these resorts are perfect for that budget-friendly vacation while still enjoying the perks of staying on Disney property. Our friends at Key to the World Travel® can help you find the best fit for your next visit!

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