Value Hotels at Disney World in Orlando
LEA ANN FESSENDEN
Visiting Orlando, Florida is a magical experience, particularly in the kingdom of Walt Disney World. There are four great value resorts in the Disney realm that will make your trip much easier and convenient.
When you stay at Walt Disney World value resorts you reap the benefits of a number of services such as Disney's Magical Express service with is a free bus from the Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World, your hotel and all the theme parks. The busses will also connect you to all other busses, watercrafts and monorails. This service alone will save a great deal of expense in transportation costs. Another reason to stay within Walt Disney World is that you and the kids can take advantage of the Extra Magic Hours features which allows guests of Walt Disney World owned resorts extra time in the theme parks both before and after normal operating hours. This amenity allows you to avoid long wait times for your favorite rides. Extra Magic Hours are offered at each park such as Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom and Epcot at least one day a week.
And of course the Value Resorts are very family friendly and are less than $200 a night, which is a deal compared to their Deluxe Resorts which are significantly higher.
Disney's All-Star Movies Resort features all the lovable characters from Disney's long list of outstanding family movies. Five pairs of 3-story buildings house the guest rooms which are themed after one of Disney's featured movies. The Toy Story section has a 27-foot-tall buck of Green Army Men, a 47-foot-tall Buzz Lightyear as well as a 30-foot-tall Woody character. All buildings are colorful and full of surprises for the kids. This resort has 2 swimming pools, one is a Sorcerer's Apprentice themed pool and the smaller is a Duck Pond pool inspired by The Mighty Ducks. The resort also features a playground and arcade for children's entertainment.
Enthusiasts of pop culture will love Disney's Pop Century Resort, which has 2,880 guestrooms set in an atmosphere themed from American fads, catch phrases and iconic memories from the 1950s:1990s. From the 50's decade you'll find fun stuff such as Play-Doh, Yo-Yos, jukeboxes and bowling pins. The 1970's buildings have themes of Big Wheels and eight-track tapes where the 80's buildings feature Rubik's Cubes, Roger Rabbit and Sony Walkmans. There are three heated pools, a kid's pool, an arcade and a children's playground. This property also features laundry facilities and a large retail center for shopping.
I really enjoyed the Disney All Star Music Resort because I love music and thought this theme suited my style best. Located near the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Disney's Animal Kingdom, this resort celebrates classic music such as Broadway show tunes, jazz, rock n'roll, country and even calypso. Giant musical instrument icons are located throughout the property and the main pool is even guitar shaped. The central building where you check in is called Melody Hall and the Intermission Food Court has a variety of menu items, all under $15.00.
I strongly suggest you take advantage of the amenities offered at Disney's Value Resorts in Orlando, Florida. The money you save and the convenience of their properties is definitely worth it! Check- in is at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is 11:00 a.m. at all four properties. These Value Resorts can be booked online at www.disneyworld.com or by telephone at 407-939-7429.