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Disney World Value Resort Guide

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If you’ve never been to Walt Disney World before and you are struggling to figure out where to stay, this Disney Value Resort Guide is just what you need. There are lots of decisions to make when planning a Disney Vacation, and we want to help make it much less overwhelming.

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Disney World breaks up their many resorts into three categories: Value, Moderate, and Deluxe. The Value category is the cheapest.

Larger than life Play-Doh jar at Disney's Pop Century resort

Disney Value Resort Guide

Once you check out this guide explaining all the information about the Disney Value Resorts, you should have a much easier time deciding what’s the best fit for you. Your vacation is meant to be fun and relaxing, and there is no reason why picking the resort for you shouldn’t be as well.

While there are lots of different places to stay when you visit Disney World, the value resorts will help you save money. If you are looking to spend a little less, but still have an amazing trip, a value resort is the way to go.

All value resorts have exterior doors and the walls aren’t the thickest. Other than the fun decor, these are very basic, no-frills rooms. These get you the magical extras like Extra Magic Hours, free Magical Express airport service, free MagicBands, and the ability to pick out your Fastpasses 60 day out. You are not going to find super-luxe accommodations.

For me, most of the time it doesn’t matter as I am in the parks more than I am in the room. The room is just where I sleep.

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

The All-Star Movies Resort is located in the Animal Kingdom Resort area.

It is perfect for anyone who loves classic Disney movies. It’s overflowing with bigger than life magical decor, and statues. You’ll see puppies from 101 Dalmations, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, The Love Bug, Sorcerer Mickey, and so much more!

Mickey's Fantasia Hat at All Star Movies Resort

There is so much to see and do; it’s impossible to get bored while you are here. Every night there is a movie under the stars, marshmallow roast (S’mores kit at a cost), and more. Ask for a list of resort activities at the front desk.

Rooms: On the walls, you will find some of your favorite characters like Mickey, Minnie, and Donald Duck in beautiful framed art. Guest rooms at All Star Movies are small at 260 square feet. Almost all All Star Movies rooms sleep 4, plus one child in a crib. 

A Preferred Room is a room in buildings 1, 4, 5, 8, 9 or 10 that is close to the Cinema Hall Lobby, World Premiere Food Court, and the buses. The view from your window may include the pool, landscaping and trees, other buildings, maintenance areas, or be blocked almost completely by a movie icon.

Standard Rooms are found in All-Star Movies buildings 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, and 10. These Standard rooms are either a slightly farther walk to the lobby (an extra 3-5 minutes), and have generally unremarkable views of landscaping or parking lots. These are the cheapest rooms and go quickly during a promotion so book these early.

Room Amenities:

  • Two double beds, one of which folds into the wall (some ADA-accessible rooms have 1 king bed)
  • Dresser with 3 medium-size drawers and 4 open shelves
  • Small table with 2 chairs
  • Nightstand with telephone and digital alarm clock
  • Full-length mirror (on bath door)
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe

Amenities: Bus Service to parks, Magical Express, Mail Services, Laundry Facilities, Free Wi-Fi, ATM, Merchandise Delivery.

Price: You can get a standard room starting at $119 a night or a preferred room starting at $138 a night. There is an additional $15 charge for parking.

Pools: You’ll find a Fantasia themed pool that has a beloved Sorcerer Mickey spraying water on the guests as they swim by. Plus, there is a kiddie pool perfect for those little ones.

There is also a pool called The Duck Pond. If you love the classic movie The Mighty Ducks, you will recognize the decor of this fantastic pool.

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Visit this amazing resort if you have a love of all things involving music! It’s a blast, and you are greeted with a beautiful resort that looks like a huge jukebox! You’ll find a theme revolving around Broadway show tunes, rock n’ roll, jazz, country, and calypso.

Piano Pool, All Star Music Resort
Photo Credit: Disney

Rooms: The All-Star Music Resort has options for standard, preferred, and family suites. The standard and preferred rooms sleep up to 4 adults, while the family suite sleeps up to 6 adults.

Amenities: Bus Service to parks, Magical Express, Mail Services, Laundry Facilities, Free Wi-Fi, ATM, Merchandise Delivery.

Price: The starting price for a standard room is $119, preferred is $144, and the family suite starts at $271 a night. There is an additional $15 charge for parking.

Pools: Everyone’s favorite part is sure to be the amazing pools! Take a dunk in the guitar-shaped Calypso pool or the Piano shaped pool. Either way, you are bound to have a blast! Note: The Calypso pool is undergoing some refurbishing from September 2020 – December 2020.

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Whether you love football, tennis, surfing, baseball, or basketball, you are going to have a great time at the All-Star Sports Resort! Everything at this sports-themed resort is large and in charge! When you get hungry, hit the End-Zone Food Court while you are there.

Bigger than life football at Disney's All Star Sports resort

Rooms: They have two room options available, Standard and Preferred. Both styles of rooms will sleep up to 4 adults.

Amenities: Bus Service to parks, Magical Express, Mail Services, Laundry Facilities, Free Wi-Fi, ATM, Merchandise Delivery.

Price: The rooms start at $119 for standard and $135 for preferred. There is an additional $15 charge for parking.

Pools: There are the Surfboard Bay Pool and the Grand Slam Pool at this value resort. While at the Surfboard Bay Pool, you will feel like you are vacationing on the beach! It’s perfect for relaxing.

The Grand Slam Pool features Goofy, who is conveniently located on the pitcher’s mound of this baseball diamond-shaped pool.

Goofy statue at pool

Disney’s Art Of Animation Resort

You are immediately in love when you arrive at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort!  1,120 family suites and 864 standard guest rooms make up this family-friendly resort. It’s packed with all your favorites like The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, Cars and The Lion King! You can’t help but smile from ear to ear when you stay at this value resort.

Lightning McQueen at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Rooms: They have a Standard Room that is The Little Mermaid themed, and it sleeps up to 4 adults. Family suites include two bathrooms, a kitchenette and three separate sleeping areas that can sleep up to six. The suite themes are The Lion King, Cars, and Finding Nemo.

Little mermaid themed clamshell bed and Eric painting

Amenities: Bus Service to parks, Magical Express, Mail Services, Laundry Facilities, Free Wi-Fi, ATM, Merchandise Delivery.

Price: The starting price of the Little Mermaid standard room is $188. The Lion King, Cars, and Family Suites start at $407 a night. And the Finding Nemo suite starts at $423 a night. There is an additional $15 charge for parking.

Pools: They make everything bigger at Disney! Including their largest pool! You will find the Big Blue Pool that is themed by Finding Nemo! There is lots of fun spaces, even for your little ones. Note: They are going to be renovating the Big Blue Pool in the fall of 2020, and it will be closed for a while.

The Cozy Cone Pool is themed around the movie Cars and is a blast! You can also take a dip in the Flippin Fins Pool. All three pools are relaxing, fun, and a great way to spend a hot afternoon.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

There is so much fun to be had at the Disney’s Pop Century Resort; it’s just waiting on YOU! Hop on Disney’s Skyliner, head out shopping, or enjoy a delicious meal. Everything at the Pop Century Resort is themed with all things from the 1950s all the way to the 1990s. You’ll find Rubik’s cubes, yo-yos, a giant foosball game, and so much more!

Pop Century resort sign

Rooms: They have 4 options for rooms. The standard and preferred as well as a standard with a pool view and a preferred with pool view. All the rooms have photos of Disney characters and sleep up to 4 adults.

pop century inside room, 2 beds dresser tv
Photo Credit: Favorite Grampy Travels

Amenities: Bus Service to parks, Skyliner Service to Epcot and/or Hollywood Studios, Magical Express, Mail Services, Laundry Facilities, Free Wi-Fi, ATM, Merchandise Delivery.

bathroom inside pop century

Price: For a standard room, the starting price is $158 a night. If you want a standard room with a pool view, the starting price is $159 a night. A preferred room starts at $173 a night, or you can go with the preferred room with a pool view that starts at $186 a night.

No matter what value resort you choose you still get a quality Disney service and standards. What value resort is your favorite?

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