• Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World Resort’s Value Hotels

The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World Resort’s Value Hotels

In addition to the theme parks and water parks that we all know and love, Walt Disney World Resort is also home to more than 20 hotels, ranging from value to deluxe level accommodations. With that many options spread across the resort, it’s pretty easy to find the perfect hotel to fit your travel plans (and budget!).

Value resort hotels offer fun accommodations for more affordable prices, starting at just $99 per night. Each hotel in this category includes complimentary transportation to the parks via Disney Buses and transportation to Orlando International Airport via Disney’s Magical Express.

Other standard amenities at value resorts include complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property, an ATM and currency exchange services, designated smoking areas, laundry and dry cleaning services, merchandise pick-up and delivery, and mail services.

To make your stay even more special, you can plan a personalized In-Room Celebration with the help of Disney’s Floral & Gifts team. For an adults-only night out you can also request in-room babysitting services from Kid’s Nite Out which includes arts and crafts, reading, playing games, and other activities to entertain little ones between six months and 12 years old. Rates for this service are priced per hour depending on how many children you have, ranging from $18 to $26 per hour.

Each value hotel located at Walt Disney World Resort has a totally unique theme and tons of fun activities and entertainment. Keep reading to decide which one is perfect for you!

Disney’s All Star Music Resort

Guests of Disney’s All Star Music Resort can book their stay in one of the hotel’s room or suite options. Guest room amenities include a hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, a telephone with voicemail, a mini refrigerator, and an iron/ironing board. Both the standard and preferred room options feature two double beds and can sleep up to 4 adults. Suites have all of the same amenities plus two full bathrooms and a kitchenette with a microwave and coffee maker. The suites sleep up to 6 adults with one queen bed, one twin-size sleeper chair, one double-size sleeper sofa, and one twin-size sleeper ottoman.

  • Standard Room – starting from $99 per night
  • Preferred Room – starting from $124 per night
  • Family Suite – starting from $224 per night

The primary dining area at Disney’s All Star Music Resort is the Intermission Food Court, which serves a variety of options at four different food stations:

  • Specialty Shop
  • Grill & Pizza Shop
  • Bakery Shop 
  • Ice Cream Shop

Intermission Food Court opens for breakfast at 6:30 AM and remains open to serve lunch, dinner, and late night snacks. Disney Resorts Pizza Delivery is also available for dinner and late night dining. Bar service is available at the Singing Spirits Pool Bar,  where guests who are 21 and older can sip on specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine and sangria while lounging by the Calypso Pool.

The Calypso Pool is one of two swimming areas at the All Star Music Resort. The guitar shaped pool’s centerpiece is a giant fountain of the Three Caballeros (Donald Duck, Jose Carioca, and Panchito) and has a kiddie pool nearby behind Melody Hall. The Piano Pool is a large leisure pool shaped like a grand piano and is the ideal place to relax at the resort after a long day at the parks.

In Melody Hall you’ll find the Note’Able Games Arcade, with a variety of games that guarantee fun for guests of all ages. Other recreational activities include a playground for little ones near the Jazz Inn section of the resort, a jogging trail, and Movies Under the Stars on select nights outside the Intermission Food Court.

Disney’s All Star Movies Resort

Room amenities at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort include a hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, a telephone with voicemail, a mini refrigerator, and an iron/ironing board. All guests rooms are equipped with two double beds and sleep up to 4 adults.

  • Standard Rooms – starting from $99 per night
  • Preferred Rooms – starting from $116 per night

For breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late night dining at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort, guests can choose entrees and snacks from five different food stations at the World Premiere Food Court:

  • Roxy Shop
  • Majestic Shop
  • Lyric Shop
  • Grand Market 
  • Rialto Shop (Desserts)

The hotel’s other dinner and late night option is Disney Resorts Pizza Delivery. The Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar serves specialty cocktails, draft beers, sangria and wine to adult guests all day long by the Fantasia Pool.

The Fantasia Pool is unsurprisingly inspired by the classic Disney movie, and is landmarked by a Sorcerer Mickey fountain. This family friendly pool features a kiddie pool and water play area close by, while the Mighty Ducks themed Duck Pond Pool is located in a more relaxing leisure pool area. The hotel’s other recreation activities include the Reel Fun Arcade, located in the Cinema Hall building, a jogging trail, a playground near the Fantasia and Toy Story sections or the resort, and Movies Under the Stars outside of the World Premiere Food Court on select nights.

Disney’s All Star Sports Resort

Amenities in each of the guest rooms at Disney’s All Star Sports Resort include a hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, a telephone with voicemail, an alarm clock radio, an iron and ironing board, and a mini refrigerator. All rooms have two double beds and sleep up to four adults.

  • Standard Rooms – starting from $99 per night
  • Preferred Rooms – starting from $120 per night

The End Zone Food Court is the main dining area at Disney’s All Star Sports Resort, offering a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options from five food stations:

  • Grill Shop
  • Pizza Shop
  • Specialty Shop
  • Bakery Shop
  • Ice Cream Shop

Like the other Value Resorts, guests can opt for Disney Resorts Pizza Delivery for in-room dinner or late night dining. For refreshing frozen beverages, cocktails, beer, and wine, guests over 21 can head to the Grandstand Spirits Pool Bar located next to Surfboard Bay Pool.

The Surfboard Bay Pool is the larger of two swimming spots on the property and the beach-themed pool has a kiddie pool nearby behind Stadium Hall. Grand Slam Pool is shaped like a baseball diamond a features a Goofy fountain showering swimmers with a major stream of water. Other outdoor activities include a playground near the Touchdown area, a jogging trail, and Movies Under the Stars on select nights on the football field. Inside Stadium Hall, guests of all ages can test their skills in video and pinball games at Game Point Arcade.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

All of the guest rooms at Disney’s Pop Century Resort can sleep up to 4 adults and can be equipped with one king bed or one queen bed and one queen-size table bed. Starting at $116 per night, room prices vary depending on the guests’ preferred view:

  • Standard Room – starting from $116 per night
  • Standard Room (Pool View) – starting from $121 per night
  • Preferred Room – starting from $129 per night
  • Preferred Room (Pool View) – starting from $138 per night

Disney’s Pop Century Resort offers two different dining options to use during your stay. Everything POP Shopping & Dining is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has seven different food stations, so there is something for everyone:

  • Mom’s Kitchen
  • Grill Shop
  • Pizza Shop
  • Sandwiches, Soups & Salads Shop
  • Grab’N’Go
  • Pasta Shop
  • Ice Cream Shop 

For dinner or a late night meal, guests can take advantage of Disney Resorts Pizza Delivery! By the pool, guests who are 21 and older can indulge in tropical cocktails like the Banana Cabana or Poolside Iced Tea at Petals Pool Bar, located at the Hippy Dippy Pool. Other cocktails, draft beer, sangria and wine are also sold here.

The Hippy Dippy Pool is one of three swimming areas located at the resort. The 1960’s inspired pool also has a smaller kiddie pool for the little ones located just behind it near Classic Hall. Other pools include the 1950’s theme Bowling Pool, which is shaped like a bowling pin, and the 1990’s themed Computer Pool. Other outdoor activities include a playground, a jogging trail, and Movies Under the Stars on select nights.

For indoor entertainment head to the Fast Forward Arcade, located in the Classic Hall Building. Once you’ve purchased and added points to your Game Card, you can spend hours playing both classic and new video games that are appropriate for guests of all ages.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Suites at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort can sleep up to six adults and feature one queen bed, one double-size table bed, and one double-size sleeper sofa in each suite. Amenities include a kitchenette with a coffee maker and microwave, free Wi-Fi, a hairdryer, a telephone with voicemail, two bathrooms, an in-room safe, and an iron/ironing board. The hotel’s standard rooms sleep up to four guests with an option of two double beds or one king beds.

  • The Little Mermaid Standard Room – Starting from $136 per night
  • Family Suite – Starting from $325 per night
  • The Lion King Family Suites – Starting from $325 per night
  • Cars Family Suites – Starting from $325 per night
  • Finding Nemo Family Suites – Starting from $341 per night

The main dining area at the resort is Landscape of Flavors which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from a variety of stations, including:

  • French Toast Shop (breakfast only)
  • Omelet Shop (breakfast only)
  • Pancake Shop (breakfast only)
  • Waffle Shop (breakfast only)
  • Specialty Shop (all day)
  • World of Flavors Shop (lunch and dinner)
  • Pizza & Pasta Shop (lunch and dinner)
  • Soups, Salads and Sandwiches Shop (lunch and dinner)
  • Burger Shop (lunch and dinner)

The Disney Resorts Pizza Delivery service is available for in-room dining at dinner or late night, and The Drop Off Pool Bar offers poolside bar service all day serving frozen cocktails and ice cold draft or bottled beers by The Big Blue Pool.

The Big Blue Pool is one of three swimming areas at the resort, and this Finding Nemo themed spot is the largest pool in all of Walt Disney Resort. In addition to the huge pool and bar, there is also a Schoolyard Sprayground with jets, gushing water and other Finding Nemo characters ready to make a splash.At the Flippin’ Fins Pool, you can swim and play along with Sebastian and his undersea orchestra. The Cozy Cone Pool, inspired by the Cars movies, is perfect for a leisurely swim or relaxing in a cozy cone cabana. Dry recreational activities include a jogging trail, the Righteous Reef playground, Pixel Play Arcade, and Movies Under the Stars on select nights between The Lion King and Finding Nemo buildings.

For more information about local resorts, check out this guide to Universal Orlando Resort Hotels. Stay tuned for more Disney World Resort hotel guides on the Tickets2You blog or book your value hotel reservation here.

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