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The Best Walt Disney World Resort For Every Budget

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Walt Disney World is high on many travelers’ bucket lists. Whether you’re visiting with your family, your partner, or with a group of adults, there are enough attractions in Lake Buena Vista to keep you busy for days. In addition to having more parks than Disneyland, Walt Disney World also has more lodging options.

What is the cheapest Disney resort to stay at?

Walt Disney World Resorts are separated into priced categories: Value, Moderate, Deluxe and Villa. Value resorts are, of course, the least expensive.

Guests who stay at Disney’s resorts have access to fun activities and convenient amenities that a local hotel won’t offer, including transportation to the parks. You can even save money by getting a Disney vacation package that includes your tickets!

Best WDW Resort Every Budget

Since Walt Disney World resorts have so much to offer, some people expect them to be out of their budget. You may be shocked to know that you can stay at a Disney resort for as little as $60/night!

These Walt Disney World resorts have accommodations for travelers on any budget, so consider them as you plan your trip. 

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort provides a unique lodging experience. At the campsites, you can rent a space for a camper, RV, and/or some tents.

best wdw resort every budget

Every campsite has free WiFi, a picnic table, electrical hookups, and access to a charcoal grill. Guests can eat at any of Fort Wilderness’s rustic-themed dining locations, like Trail’s End Restaurant and P & J’s Southern Takeout. If you’re over 21, you’ll even have access to a bar!

Campsite guests can swim in any of the three pools at Fort Wilderness, and there are also two arcades on-site. If you’d prefer to spend most of your time surrounded by nature, you can rent a canoe, kayak, bike, or motorboat during your stay.

Your kids will love the playground and Fort Wilderness Archery Experience, and your entire travel party will look forward to the Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long. Even though you won’t be staying in a fancy hotel, your trip will still be filled with fun activities.

Each campsite sleeps up to 10 people. For $60/night, you’ll have room for a pop-up camper or camper van, plus two tents. For $90/night, you’ll be able to fit an RV and you’ll also get a sewage hook-up.

Walt Disney World has partnered with some local RV rental companies in case you need one.

This value resort is based on Disney’s best films, like Toy Story and 101 Dalmatians. Each room comes with free WiFi, a mini-fridge, coffee maker, and a safe for your valuables.  The main dining area at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is the World Premiere Food Court, but there’s also a pool bar for adults. If you’re feeling hungry late at night, you can have food delivered to your room!

best wdw resort every budget

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort has two pools: the Fantasia Pool and the Duck Pond Pool. You’ll find the Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar by the Fantasia Pool, but both are suitable for families. There’s a playground and an arcade at the resort, along with a one-mile-long jogging trail for those who want to get a workout during their stay.

Perhaps the coolest attractions at this resort are the giant statues. Before you check out, take a photo with a larger-than-life dalmatian!

best wdw resort every budget

Rooms at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort sleep up to 4 adults. A standard room costs $118/night, and a room closer to the food court, Cinema Hall, and transportation costs $138/night.

At Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, you can stay at the Riverside or in the French Quarter. Every room has the same amenities as the value resorts: a safe, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and free WiFi. The Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory serves Cajun and Creole delights, along with pizza, pasta, burgers, and kid’s meals.

best wdw resort every budget

In keeping with the Mardi Gras theme, guests have access to two bars: The Scat’s Club and Mardi Grogs pool bar. Mardi Grogs even has a small kid’s menu!

While Riverside has five pools, French Quarter arguably has the best one: Doubloon Lagoon. Kids and adults can slide down a 51-foot-long waterslide, and you’ll also find a hot tub, kiddie pool, and the pool bar here. Guests can walk between the Riverside and French Quarter sections of the resort, granting them access to the other five pools at Riverside.

best wdw resort every budget

You can go fishing on Ol’ Man’s Island at Riverside, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, and visit the South Quarter Games Arcade (Riverside has another). There’s also a playground for the kids here, along with scheduled movie showings on the French Quarter green. With so many things to do here, you could even skip a day at the parks!

Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter sleep up to 4 adults and start at $241/night. Rooms with different views cost more, up to $270/night.

This deluxe resort sits along Walt Disney World’s BoardWalk, a nightlife strip for both adults and families. In a standard room, you’ll get the same amenities as most other Disney resorts, plus a soaker tub. More expensive rooms have club-level service and amenities. Since you’ll be staying on the BoardWalk, you’ll have access to plenty of dining options. Seafood lovers should check out The Flying Fish, and adults can bar-hop along the strip.

best wdw resort every budget

Guests at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn are given complimentary access to tennis racquets and balls for use at the lit courts. You’ll also be close to two 18-hole miniature golf courses and an arcade by the pool. At the carnival-themed Luna Park Pool, you’ll find a 200-foot waterslide, a kiddie pool, and whirlpool spa. The Luna Park Crazy Play Area also has a playground. If you’re looking for a more relaxing experience, try visiting the two leisure pools or Yoga on the Lawn.

Most rooms at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn sleep up to five adults. The Deluxe Room – Club Level sleeps six, and the Outer Building – Garden Room – Club Level Access sleeps two. Standard rooms start at $484/night, and club level rooms start at $699/night. 

best wdw resort every budget

Walt Disney World resorts are a great lodging option for any guest, regardless of how much they want to spend on their vacation. Whether you’re seeking a luxury accommodation or a plot of land, Disney has you covered!

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