By CARLoS BRAGA
One of Disney's luxury hotels and undoubtedly the dream of most visitors. The hotel is amazing to see from the outside and inside. Overall strengths are excellent on-site dining (best at Walt Disney World), location near the Magic Kingdom on the monorail circuit and a generally pleasant atmosphere around the resort. It's Disney's most expensive resort, but for those who can afford it, they're sure to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Art of Animation is a relatively new hotel at Walt Disney World, and already one of the most popular. Most of their rooms are family style, family suites, which is a pro or con, depending on your perspective. Its theme revolves around animation and everything in the hotel was made in honor of Disney animations. You can stay in a Lion King, Nemo, Cars or Little Mermaid room. Another positive point is the food court which is huge!
Polynesian is well known to Disney fans, this resort celebrates the tiki culture, meaning it's more of a 1970s caricature than an authentic portrait. Strengths of Polynesian Resort it's beautiful gardens, great restaurants and location on the monorail, making it a short trip to the Magic Kingdom. Not to mention that it offers excellent places to watch its own Magic Kingdom Fireworks show. It is also within walking distance of the Entrance and Transportation Center.
Disney's latest hotel, the Star Wars hotel. This hotel is very reminiscent of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge area in Hollywood Studios park. In addition, guests will be able to interact with the characters and become participants in the stories and adventures that take place during their 48-hour stay at the hotel. Right after check-in, you will embark on a sensational experience, as if you were really entering space – since from the hotel lobby, the environment is reminiscent of the entire Star Wars universe.
Contemporary approaches themes from a minimalist perspective, so it's a good option for those who want a break from the Disney park feel. Thanks to its A-frame design and the monorail running through it, it still has a distinct look. The monorail is another point in favor of this hotel as it offers convenient access to Magic Kingdom (which is also within walking distance) and Epcot. Excellent dining options are another plus, such as Chef Mickey's, as is the compact layout.
Among all Disney hotels, this was the Lobby that impressed me the most! Unlike other resorts in the Magic Kingdom area, it is not on the monorail circuit - it is connected to the park via boat service. Other highlights include its beautiful gardens, understated dining options, compact layout, location near the Magic Kingdom, large boat transportation, and lower prices than other Deluxes. If you like the rustic theme here, Wilderness Lodge is hard to beat.
Disney hotels offer several benefits to their guests such as: Complimentary transportation between resorts, parks and Disney Springs Disney Dining Plan You can enter any parks 30 minutes early (Extra Magic Hours Replacement) Resort Room Billing Privileges Resort Package Delivery Reservations 180 + 10 days in advance Be inside the “Disney bubble” Location and on-site stay at Disney World