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Video: New Travel Series Explores Disney Parks

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

You may have heard me say, “You can’t go wrong staying at Disney Parks,” but how do you choose a best or favorite hotel? Today, we’re thrilled to share new video that may just help with your decision before traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort. It’s the first of a three-part Disney Parks series hosted by Travelocity travel expert Genevieve Shaw Brown. And today, Genevieve is breaking down our resort categories and has a few personal recommendations for you and your family.

OK, your turn. Let us know your favorite place to stay at Disney Parks in the comments below.


  • @Crystal – you sound just like us about 4 years ago. We LOVE French Quarter – now that we’re DVC, we love Old Key West, Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Villas, Beach Club, Saratoga Springs….we’re loving the opportunity to try them all – each is wonderful and each has something unique to offer in addition to the consistent Disney magical attention to every detail!

  • The Grand Floridian is the absolute best. My family prefers the Magic Kingdom area results. We have stayed in all three on the monorail and also the Beach Club.

  • We have been to Disneyland, 2001 & 2008, and Walt Disney World, 2006 & 2010, twice each. At Disneyland, we stayed off property for both times, and we missed out on lots of magic! 🙁 When we went to WDW the first time, we stayed and the Grand Floridian. It was so much fun! I was nine then. The second time we went to WDW we stayed at the BLT. Absolute best resort out there. My Mom really wanted to stay at AKV: Kidani, but it was so far away and takes so long to get there. Wish there was a monorail to AKV! Anyway, we went in Sep 2010 and stayed at a two bedroom villa. It was so spacious and the kitchen was a huge help! We stayed a Friday-Saturday of the next week. Definitely worth the extra money! We had so much fun. Looking forward to next WDW vaacation in 2013 or 2014.

  • Stayed at the Polynesian last fall for the first time and I must say it’s “Just the right size”. Very luxurious, yet way more intimate and cozy than the Contemporary or Grand Floridian. We’re going back this fall!

  • I haven’t stayed at a Disney Parks resort that I do not like. As DVC Members, we have been lucky enough to stay at a number of hotels at both the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort. We have loved something unique about each place we have stayed. Our home resort is Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village and is the only resort we’ve stayed at in a Grand Villa. No matter what Disney Resort hotel you decide to stay at, the benefits are endless!

    Have a magical stay!
    Bob °O°

  • Port Orleans French Quarter will always be my favorite (beignets, anyone?). But having just purchased a DVC membership I’m really looking forward to trying out Animal Kingdom Kidani Village in August and BLT in December. And while this video says it’s about the kids having fun… pshh. It’s about ALL of us!!! I think we love it and look forward to the next trip more than the kids do!

  • The Port Orleans Riverside is my absolute favorite moderate resort. It is quiet well planned and so beautiful that you think you are at a deluxe resort. try taking the launch to Downtown Disney for dinner or shopping.I can’t recommend it enough!

  • Love the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

  • Or, you could join DVC and stay at the Deluxe Villa resorts like Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Beach Club, for the cost of a value resort over time. Imagine 50 years of resort stay. We are glad we joined and it makes perfect sense if you break it down financially.

    We are staying at BLT and Boardwalk this September, and all we have to pay is Food and airfare( we have annual passports)!

    Can’t wait for the Florida Project!

  • Just stayed at the Polynesian a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it. You won’t find a better resort location!

  • I have stayed in all but one of the Disney resorts, they are all great!!

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