Options, Options, Options…
One of the great things about staying at a Walt Disney World Resort is the options you will have. There are options for every budget and for every taste. As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to break done your resort options further in my next few posts. Today I will give you a list of the most affordable options, which are called the “Value” resorts at Walt Disney World.
Value resorts are usually bright, fun and nostalgic. They will cheer you up and get you in the “Disney” mood every time you see them. We love all of the resort categories for different reasons, but we really like the “fun” aspect of the value resorts.
If you are looking for a quieter option or to see a theme other than “Disney” then the value resorts may not be for you. Values are particularly popular with families with children and are themed accordingly (although most adults, including me, will love the theming as well). Most rooms in this category allow a maximum of 4 people, but All-Star Music and Art of Animation do have family suites that sleep up to 6 people.
Value resorts have food courts like every resort, but in the value category there are no sit down restaurants at the resorts. Value resorts offer free bus transportation within Disney property, but the bus stations are not as themed as Moderate or Deluxe resorts. Also, the value resorts have more people per resort so you may wait longer for buses or be more crowded.
List of Value Resorts
All-Star Resorts-The All Star Resorts are the oldest value resorts and are decorated with your favorite Disney characters. The All-Star Resorts have three options to stay at.
All-Star Sports- As the name suggests this resort is decorated in sports themes with Disney Characters playing sports. This is one of my favorite resorts!
All-Star Movies- Decorated with a musical theme. Decorated with some of our favorite Disney movie characters, most of us are sure to love the theming at this resort.
All-Star Music- Fun and bright like the other All-Star resorts, but this one is decorated for the music lovers. For an extra cost, All-Star Music also has family suites that sleep up to six people.
Pop-Century- What a fun nostalgic resort. Themed in decades from the 1950’s through the 1990’s this resort will bring back memories. Relive highlights from different decades in this fun and family-friendly resort. Situated across Hourglass Lake from Art of Animation, this resort lets you enjoy views of the lake from some room and easy access to a walking/jogging path around the lake.
Art of Animation-The newest of the value resorts, Art of Animation celebrates the artistry of some of our favorite animated Disney films. Across the lake from Pop Century, the resort also has access to Hourglass Lake and the walking/jogging path around it. Art of Animation also has family suites that can sleep up to six for those families that cannot fit in a standard room.
Value resorts are bold, bright, and fun. Great for kids and families, they may be too loud for those without younger kids. These resorts keep you immersed in the Disney “Magic” for your entire trip and allow you to save money over the more expensive resorts. When you are planning your vacation make sure to keep these fun filled resorts in mind!
Although the campground at Fort Wilderness is not technically a value resort as the cabins are considered in the moderate resort category, you can save money and have a lot of fun here. Whether you bring a tent or a camper, there are many sites for you to enjoy. This large and sprawling resort has many activities and many restaurants. However it is not the easiest resort to get around in and can be overwhelming when trying to negotiate all that Disney World has to offer on your first trip.