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Find the Best Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel for Your Family

So you’re planning a family vacation to Walt Disney World® Resort, and it’s time to choose a hotel. Luckily for you, Disney has so many incredible options, you’ll be able to find the accommodations that are just right for you and your family, whether you’ve got toddlers or teens, nature-lovers or movie buffs. Rooms range from charming and rustic cabins to luxurious waterfront bungalows—it’s all there at Disney.

What’s more, Disney® Visa® Credit Cardmembers can take advantage of special vacation financing to book select vacation packages.1 You’ll have more budget flexibility and less on your mind—the makings of a great vacation. Read on for our guide to choosing the right Disney Resort hotel for your family.

Best Resort for Disney and Pixar Fanatics

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

The young and young-at-heart will appreciate the colorful animation-themed decor at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and families will appreciate spacious suites. Explore the storybook landscapes of classic animated Disney and Pixar films like Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. After a full day at the parks, settle in for a Movie Under the Stars on the grass lawn, or go for a dip in one of the on-site pools and take Dory’s advice to heart: “Just keep swimming.”

Best Resort for the Nostalgic

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

If your Disney dream vacation includes a trip down memory lane, you’ll want to opt for Disney’s Pop Century Resort. This Resort hotel pays homage to all of the delightful and zany pop culture touchstones in the last half of the 20th century, from the fifties-themed bowling pin staircases to the nineties-themed giant floppy discs. Their Hippy Dippy Pool is a nod to the sixties flower power days, with a flower-shaped pool design, and their famous tie-dye cheesecake screams seventies. To top it all off, the Disney Skyliner transports Guests via gondola to EPCOT® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

Best Resort for Outdoorsy Families

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

If morning birdsong and fresh air sound like a dream vacation to you, then Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is the perfect place to pitch your tent. You’ll also find RV sites and air-conditioned cabins on the grounds here, nestled among 750 acres of pine and cypress trees where deer, rabbits, armadillos and peacocks roam free. You can fish in the many canals that run through the grounds, enjoy a walk along several hiking trails or go horseback riding at the Triple-Circle-D Ranch near the entrance (Cardmembers get 10% off horseback trail rides!).23 Last but not least, complete the woodsy experience with an archery lesson and aim for a bull’s-eye with your compound bow and arrows.

Best Resort for Kids

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Got little ones? Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a great option for families with small children, thanks to its location—walking distance to Magic Kingdom® Park—and the monorail that pulls up right through the iconic A-frame tower. Movies Under the Stars make shifting into evening downtime a breeze, and when you’re ready for some downtime, join a guided fishing excursion or unwind in a private poolside cabana.

Best Resort for Tweens/Teens

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Your island escape is calling! At Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, lush landscapes, bustling markets and relaxing hammocks evoke five unique Caribbean islands: Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, Martinique and Aruba. Tweens and teens especially will appreciate the pirate-themed rooms and a seriously cool Spanish citadel-themed swimming pool (complete with slides and water cannons). There are also volleyball courts for your active youngsters. And last but not least, a major plus: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is a hub for the Disney Skyliner gondolas, giving you easy access to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and EPCOT®.

Best Resort for Large Families

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

Traveling with a large group can be a challenge—but Disney’s BoardWalk Villas has you covered. The spacious accommodations at this waterfront property are designed to be your home away from home: Options include a full kitchen, dining room, separate bedrooms and a washer and dryer. Organize a tournament for the whole family on the nearby Fantasia-themed mini golf courses, or opt for a stroll down the charming, picturesque boardwalk.

Best Resort for Refined Tastes

Disney’s Riviera Resort

With its chic European flair, Disney’s Riviera Resort is perfect for a sophisticated getaway, whether you’re planning a siblings trip, a vacation with your parents or an adventure for the whole family. The interiors are outfitted with modern decor inspired by Walt Disney’s travels to the European Riviera, including artistic murals and floral arrangements among brass-accented furnishings. Don’t miss a workout thanks to Athlétique, a state-of-the-art fitness center on site. Or opt for some more low-key recreation with a game of bocce ball on the lawn. When you’re ready to treat yourself, make a reservation at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, a rooftop restaurant with a spectacular Mediterranean menu.

There you have it: Options for everyone! Families of all kinds can find the right Disney hotel for them and every amenity they need. And don’t forget: Using your Disney Visa Card and special vacation financing on select Disney vacation packages can help you make those vacations dreams even bigger and better.1


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