Ultimate Guide to Walt Disney World’s Value Resorts

Looking to travel to the House of the Mouse on a budget?  Or, are you the type to spend more on experiences than a place to rest your head?  Then a value resort at Walt Disney World may be just want you need.  The value category of resorts boasts an impressive line up of (5) different choices, and we are going to help you decide which is the best fit and bang for your buck!

Resort Choice #1 – Disney’s All Star Sports Resort

Size: There are 1,920 rooms spread between 10 buildings. All the buildings feature larger-than-life sports icons depicting football, basketball, tennis, baseball and surfing.

Location: Animal Kingdom area

Amenities: Complimentary WiFi, elevators, two pools, one kiddie pool, arcade, outdoor children’s play areas, laundry facilities, ATM,  airline check-in, movies under the stars, jogging trails

Room Options: Standard room with views of the courtyard, pool, or parking area.  Includes 2 double beds and sleeps up to (4) adults + (1) child under 3 in a crib.  Preferred room with views of the courtyard, pool, or parking area.  These rooms are close to the main building and transportation.  Includes 2 double beds and sleeps up to (4) adults + (1) child under 3 in a crib.

Sample Room Rates: Value season Standard room – $101-$134, Peak season Standard room – $153-$186/Value season Preferred room – $120-$144, Peak season Standard room – $171-$205

Food Options: End Zone Food Court, Grandstand Sprits pool bar, and room service featuring pizza delivery

Shopping:Sport Goofy Gifts and Sundries in Stadium Hall offers All Star Resort themed merchandise + all of your other Disney souvenir needs

Transportation: Bus to all theme parks and water parks + Disney Springs.  Buses may pick up and drop off to All Star Music and Movies as well.

Fun Facts: It was the very first value resort at WDW and opened in April 1994!

Best For: Young and older kids, families, young adults

Resort Choice #2 – Disney’s All Star Movies Resort

Size: There are 1,920 rooms spread between 10 buildings. All the buildings feature larger-than-life movie icons depicting 101 Dalmatians, Toy Story, Mighty Ducks, Herbie the Love Bug, and Fantasia.

Location: Animal Kingdom area + near Blizzard Beach

Amenities: Complimentary WiFi, elevators, two pools, one kiddie water play area, arcade, outdoor children’s play areas, laundry facilities, ATM,  airline check-in, movies under the stars, jogging trails

Room Options: Standard room with views of the courtyard, pool, or parking area.  Includes 2 double beds and sleeps up to (4) adults + (1) child under 3 in a crib.  Preferred room with views of the courtyard, pool, or parking area.  These rooms are close to the main building and transportation.  Includes 2 double beds and sleeps up to (4) adults + (1) child under 3 in a crib.

Sample Room Rates: Value season Standard room – $101-$134, Peak season Standard room – $153-$186/Value season Preferred room – $120-$144, Peak season Standard room – $171-$205

Food Options: World Premiere Food Court, Silver Screen Spirits pool side bar, and room service featuring pizza delivery

Shopping: Donald’s Double Feature in Cinema Hall offers All Star Resort themed merchandise + all of your other Disney souvenir needs

Transportation: Bus to all theme parks and water parks + Disney Springs.  Buses may pick up and drop off to All Star Music and Sports as well.

Fun Facts: Opened in January 1999!

Best For: Young and older kids, families, young adults

Resort Choice #3 – Disney’s All Star Music Resort

Size: There are 1,706  rooms spread between 10 buildings. All the buildings feature larger-than-life music icons depicting Calypso, Jazz, Rock, Country, and Broadway.

Location: Animal Kingdom area + near Blizzard Beach

Amenities: Complimentary WiFi, elevators, two pools, one kiddie water play area, arcade, outdoor children’s play areas, laundry facilities, ATM,  airline check-in, movies under the stars, jogging trails

Room Options: Standard room with views of the courtyard, pool, or parking area.  Includes 2 double beds and sleeps up to (4) adults + (1) child under 3 in a crib.  Preferred room with views of the courtyard, pool, or parking area.  These rooms are close to the main building and transportation.  Includes 2 double beds and sleeps up to (4) adults + (1) child under 3 in a crib.  All Star Music also features Family Suites that sleep up to (6) adults + (1) child under 3 in a crib.  These rooms include 1 queen bed and 1 twin-size sleeper chair and 1 double-size sleeper sofa and 1 twin-size sleeper ottoman.  These suites offer views of the courtyard, pool, or parking area.

Sample Room Rates: Value season Standard room – $101-$134, Peak season Standard room – $153-$186/Value season Preferred room – $120-$144, Peak season Standard room – $171-$205/Value season Family Suite – $244-$273, Peak season Family Suite – $354-$411.

Food Options: Intermission Food Court in Melody Hall, Singing Spirits pool side bar, and room service featuring pizza delivery

Shopping:Maestro Mickey’s in Cinema Hall offers All Star Resort themed merchandise + all of your other Disney souvenir needs

Transportation: Bus to all theme parks and water parks + Disney Springs.  Buses may pick up and drop off to All Star Music and Sports as well.

Best For: Young and older kids, families, young adults

Resort Choice #4 – Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Size: There are 2,880 rooms spread between 10 buildings. All the buildings feature larger-than-life decade depicting icons from the 1950s, 60s, 70, 80s, and 90s.

Location: Animal Kingdom area

Amenities: Complimentary WiFi, elevators, two pools, one kiddie water play area, arcade, outdoor children’s play areas, laundry facilities, ATM,  airline check-in, movies under the stars, jogging trails

Room Options: Standard room with views of the courtyard, pool, or parking area.  Includes 2 double beds and sleeps up to (4) adults + (1) child under 3 in a crib.  Preferred room with views of the courtyard, pool, or parking area.  These rooms are close to the main building and transportation.  Includes 2 double beds and sleeps up to (4) adults + (1) child under 3 in a crib.  For both the Standard AND Preferred rooms there is also an additional room type that guarantees a Pool View. These are called Standard Pool View and Preferred Pool View rooms.

Sample Room Rates: Value season Standard room – $96-$129, Peak season Standard room – $153-$186/Value season Preferred room – $118-$145, Peak season Standard room – $171-$205

Food Options: Everything Pop Food Court in Classic Hall, Petals pool side bar, and room service featuring pizza delivery

Shopping: Everything Pop in Classic Hall offers Pop Century themed merchandise + all of your other Disney souvenir needs

Transportation: Bus to all theme parks and water parks + Disney Springs.

Fun Facts: The resort opened in December 2003.  A Phase II had been planned for the resort but was later tabled.  This expansion is what is now known as Disney’s Art of Animation Resort!  A bridge connects the two resorts now.  You can also see Epcot’s Illuminations from atop of the 1950s building!

Best For: Young and older kids, families, young adults

Resort Choice #5 – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Size: There are 2,880 rooms spread between 10 buildings. All the buildings feature larger-than-life film icons depicting The Little Mermaid, Cars, Finding Nemo, and The Lion King.

Location: Animal Kingdom area

Amenities: Complimentary WiFi, elevators, two pools, one kiddie water play area, arcade, outdoor children’s play areas, laundry facilities, ATM,  airline check-in, movies under the stars, jogging trails, bike and surrey bike rentals.

Room Options: Little Mermaid Standard room with views of the courtyard, pool, or parking area.  Includes 2 double beds or (1) King bed and sleeps up to (4) adults + (1) child under 3 in a crib. Family Suites are offered in Lion King, Nemo, or Cars themes.  They all include views of courtyard, pool, or parking area.  All suites have 1 queen bed, 1 double size sleeper sofa and 1 double size murphy bed.  They sleep up to (6) adults + (1) child under 3 in a crib.

Sample Room Rates: Value season Standard room – $123-$151, Peak season Standard room – $184-$213/Value season Family Suite – $303-$336, Peak season Family Suite – $426-$494.

Food Options: Landscape of Flavors Food Court in Animation Hall, Drop Off pool side bar, and room service featuring pizza delivery

Shopping:Ink & Paint Shop in Animation Hall offers AoA themed merchandise + all of your other Disney souvenir needs

Transportation: Bus to all theme parks and water parks + Disney Springs.

Fun Facts:  A bridge connects AoA with Pop Century Resort.  The family suites have room doors that open from inside a building.  The only other place you can find this is in a Walt Disney World Deluxe resort!  Little Mermaid rooms are most always excluded from any promotion Disney offers.  Keep this in mind if you are on a budget!  Epcot’s Illuminations is viewable from select locations around the resort.  The main pool – Big Blue Pool – is the largest across all Disney resort properties!  This resort is also pet friendly as of October 2017.

Best For: Young and older kids, families, young adults, and teens

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