A. Staying On-Site
If you’ve decided that staying on-site is the best option for you, then now all you have to do is narrow it down to a resort. Disney has 3 classes of resorts:
- Value – this is their less frills option and the rooms at a value will be the smallest. The rooms have everything you need and are very clean and nice, but they are a bit tight. All values have pools, a food court, gift shop, arcade, laundry facilities and transportation to the parks. They are a great option if you want to stay on a budget and don’t plan to spend a lot of time in your room.
- Moderate – the moderate resorts are a bit of a step up in comfort. The rooms are slightly larger and while not by much, you will feel the difference. Even the bathrooms are larger will will include a double sink area instead of a single that you would have at a value. The difference seems small, but it does add that little bit of extra comfort. You will also find coffee makers in a moderate room, which you will not have in a value. The pools at a moderate will also have better theming with slides and pool towels. In addition to the food court, you will also find at least one table service restaurant at a moderate resort. It’s important to keep in mind that the moderate properties to tend to be large, so getting from one area to another could be a trek.
- Deluxe – If luxury is your thing, then you may want to consider a deluxe. The deluxe resorts are more of a hotel-style. All the rooms enter from the inside as opposed to entering from the outside like in a value and moderate. The deluxes also have the largest rooms in size. The pools at a deluxe tend to be more extravagant and well-themed. You will also find a larger selection of dining options at a deluxe resort. Each will have a food court, but also a few sit-down restaurants as well. Some of the deluxe accommodations are on the monorail line or have water transportation. It really comes down to what you want to spend because a deluxe will cost about $400US per night and up.