Disney World Resort is a classic family destination, and if your family is like most, they’re anxiously awaiting a vacation at this magical place. However, it costs a lot of money. From hotels to dinner, even a short trip can become a huge expense.
But there are ways to bring the family to Disney, have the time of your life, and not feel like you’ve been soaked. These family friendly Disney hotels and resorts offer spectacular rooms, amazing amenities, and fun themes that will make your vacation worth the money without breaking your budget.
1. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is an excellent choice for the family seeking a mid-range hotel with exceptional atmosphere and a few perks both parents and kids will love. The lodge has a rustic interior, while the grounds feature a scenic wilderness with tall tress, and waterfalls cascading over boulders.
There’s also a large fireplace inside where parents can sink into deep leather armchairs and relax after a day on the rides. The lodge has several pools and supervised activities for kids, so parents can have some time to themselves.
On the grounds you’ll find nature trails, babbling brooks, even totem poles and Native American-style artifacts. The hotel also has a health club featuring a spa and fitness center.
2. Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is another captivating hotel. It’s brightly lit with decorative music notes and scores, plus it has an enormous guitar-shaped pool. While quite a contrast to the rustic nature of the Wilderness Lodge, it is a little more vibrant and fun!
This hotel is also affordable with rooms under $100 per night during the off-season. Dining options include a quick-service on-site eatery featuring yummy cafeteria-style food like pizza and burgers, plus room service for even more convenience. It also has pizza delivery and a Singing Spirits Pool Bar for the adults.
3. Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
If you want a traditional hotel, try the Disney Boardwalk Inn. The hotel has its own boardwalk, inspired by Atlantic boardwalks like Coney Island. It also has an outdoor pool, a kids’ pool, four different restaurants, and a bar and lounge for parents. At night the boardwalk is lit by strings of sparkling lights, and families can stroll under the stars playing carnival games Coney-island style.
While not the least expensive hotel, it is a great experience! You can find great rates on this hotel and others, plus read reviews from real families who stayed here, at gogobot.com.
4. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Do your kids love animals? If so, stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. African animals like giraffes and antelopes browse the lush grounds, which are just like savannas. In all, 200 animals call this wildlife sanctuary (and bona-fide wildlife preserve) home.
Your family will enjoy the stylish, modern, African-themed rooms and sparkling 11,000-foot pool with a water slide for fun and relaxation.
Parents will appreciate the vast collection of African art, award-winning dining, and children’s center. The hotel is also located right next to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for convenient park access