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Best Disney Resorts for Kids (Orlando)

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Walt Disney World Florida is not only home to the six magical theme and water parks, but it also has 34 on-site resorts, all with elaborate theming, decorations, and facilities. But which of them are the best Disney resorts for kids?

If it’s your first trip to Walt Disney World, or if you’ve never stayed on-site before, the hotel choices can be slightly overwhelming. To make your Disney holiday planning that little bit easier, I’ve narrowed down the top hotel resorts for different age groups, and I’ve also categorised them into luxury, moderate, and value prices. 

The hotels making this list are our favorites in terms of facilities, location and value for kids of all ages. Let us know your favorite in the comments below!

The value resorts are basic in terms of the rooms with the theming saved for outside the buildings. The moderate and luxury resorts have more theming in some rooms and around shared areas. The luxury resorts have more in-room amenities and more transport options between the parks and hotels. Some hotels offer firework views – which may be a bonus if you have tired little ones!

No matter where you stay in Disney, you’ll be sure to have a magical time, so with all that being said, let’s get into the best Disney resorts for kids of all ages.

Best Disney Resorts for Kids
Best Disney Resorts for Kids

How Much Should I Spend on a Disney Hotel?

Disney hotels come in at different price points, and depending on your trip budget, you can choose the best Disney resorts for kids at luxury, moderate, or value prices. 

All resorts have different themes ranging from movies, music, and sports in the Value All Stars hotels, to relaxed Caribbean and Polynesian island feels to beach chic and even Victorian and contemporary and African feels.

The amount you wish to spend on your resort will come down to a few things:

  • How much time will you spend in the resort? Are you the type that is in the park from the second it opens to the second it closes? Or do you prefer to take a break mid-point through the day and head back for a swim or nap?
  • Is it a special occasion like a honeymoon, anniversary, first visit or birthday?
  • Do you prefer having more money to spend on merchandise, food, or experiences, or do you prefer splashing out on a hotel?
  • How much money can you comfortably spend on a hotel?
  • Do you prefer to be close to the parks and have a variety of transport options, eg the skyliner, boat, monorail etc?

Consider all these things when choosing which of the best Disney resorts for kids would be suit your family. If you don’t plan on spending much time in your resort and you prefer putting your money towards Disney merch, you may be better off opting for a value hotel. 

If you’re celebrating your honeymoon or if it’s your first or potentially only visit to Walt Disney World, then splashing out on a luxury hotel may make your trip even more special. 

The resorts are different from one another, but they do have some similarities. Firstly, a variety of complimentary buses, boats, skyliner and monorails run from the resorts to the parks. You can also hop on these transportation systems and head to other resorts to check out the scenery or to grab food at the restaurants. 

Complimentary movie screenings called movies under the stars are also available in all hotels as long as the weather permits. For movie schedules, it’s best to check with the front desk when you arrive at your resort. Some hotels have campfires every night with s’mores!

Best Disney Resorts for Kids: Best Value Disney Resorts for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

Toy Story theming at All Star Movies Disney World
All Star Movies hotel has some great classic Disney theming!

All-Star Movies

Hotel Overview

Located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area is the All-Star Movie resort. This is one of the best Disney resorts for young kids due to the massive statues of some well-known Disney characters. 

If you have Toy Story, 101 Dalmatians, or Fantasia fans in the family, then All-Star Movies is the place to be. Your little ones can stroll around the resort looking out for their character statues or they can take a dip in the Fantasia themed pool.

Duck Pond Pool at All Star Movies

Facilities

The All-Star Movie resort has two large pools, the Fantasia Pool and the Duck Pond Pool. The centrepiece of the Fantasia Pool is Mickey in his classic blue magician’s hat shooting water cannons at swimmers down below and there is a smaller kiddie pool and water play area not far from the main pool area.

The Duck Pond Pool is based on the Mighty Ducks film series and was designed as a giant hockey rink.

All Star Movies playground
All Star Movies playground

Between the Fantasia and Toy Story sections of the resort is an immersive playground suitable for children aged two and up. Your little one can climb, slide, or freely run around to tire them out before nap time. 

A cool feature of value resorts, including the All-Star Movies resort, is a one-mile jogging or running trail that wraps around the hotel. Granted, you probably won’t be running around with a toddler, but it’s an excellent stroller walk to try and get them off to sleep.

Slightly older kids can enjoy a selection of games at the Reel Fun arcade located in the Cinema Hall building.

Complimentary movie screenings are available to guests of all Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

All Star Movie hotel Disney King bed option.
All Star Movie King bed option.

Rooms

The rooms at the All-Star Movie resort come in a standard or preferred room and they can both sleep up to 4 adults with the choice of a king bed, or two queen-sized beds. The rooms with queen-sized beds have a bathtub, whereas the room with the king bed only has a wheelchair accessible shower.

The main difference between the two room types is their location. Preferred rooms are located closer to the cinema hall, dining and shopping areas, and the resorts transportation system. They are basic room, which can be a little noisy when sports teams are over. Rooms come equipped with a drinks cooler adn coffee maker.

Food

There is only one dining option available at All-Star Movies, and that is the quick service World Premiere Food Court where you can take your pick from a range of all-American dishes before sitting down in the movie-themed seating area.

All-Star Movie Resort Fun Facts

  • The resort features five movie-themed areas: 101 Dalmations, Toy Story, The Mighty Ducks, Fantasia 2000 and Herbie the Love Bug.
  • There is a miniature cinema next to the main lobby where you can sit and watch different Disney movies.

For more All-Star Movie Resort information, head over to the Walt Disney World Website here.

Disney’s Art of Animation

Hotel Overview

Disney’s Art of Animation in the Wide World of Sports resort area is another hit with the little ones as they’ll be able to explore the themed areas featuring Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid.

Facilities

In Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, you can splash around in any of its three pools. One of which, the Big Blue Pool, is the largest pool out of all of the Walt Disney World Resorts.

The Big Blue Pool is Finding Nemo themed with giant Nemo character statues surrounding the water’s edge. Close to the main pool is the Schoolyard Sprayground, a small splash area for younger children and the Righteous Reef Nemo themed playground for kids who prefer to stay dry during playtime. 

The second pool is the Cozy Cone Motel Swimming Pool, inspired by the Cars movie and surrounded by the film’s most loved characters and orange cone cabanas.

Finally, the Flippin’ Fins Pool is Little Mermaid inspired, and the kids can live their mermaid dreams and swim alongside Ariel, Sebastian, and other Little Mermaid characters.

Disney’s Art of Animation has a slightly longer 1.38-mile jogging trail that you can use to entertain or tire out your kids.

Complimentary movie screenings are available to guests of all Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Transportation:

Art of Animation and POP are both on the Skyliner route, making transportation a lot easier to Hollywood Studios and Epcot. You’ll still to take the bus to Animal Kingdom or Magic Kingdom.

Rooms

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort has a selection of different rooms and suites starting with the standard Little Mermaid Room. The room comes with a king bed or two queen beds, and just like the other value resorts, the king bed has a wheelchair accessible shower, and the double queen room has a bathtub. 

Suites are also available at Disney’s Art of Animation resort, where you can choose between Lion King, Finding Nemo, or Cars theming. The suites are a perfect option for families with young children as they feature two queen beds and a double-sized sofa sleeper, two bathrooms and a kitchenette.

Food

The Landscape of Flavors has four themed dining areas and five quick-service kiosks where you can order quick bite all-American foods, as well as world flavour foods like Mongolian Stir-Fried Chicken.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Fun Facts

  • It has the largest pool in all of the Walt Disney Resorts.
  • You can take the Skyliner gondola transportation system to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood studio.

For more Disney’s Art of Animation Resort information, head over to the Walt Disney World Website here.

Best Disney Resorts for Kids: Best Value Disney Resorts for School-Age Kids

Pop Century

Hotel Overview

At Pop Century in the Wide World of Sports Resort Area, the parents of the family will enjoy a blast from the past as the entire resort is themed after unforgettable fads of the 1950s to 1990s. 

The kids will appreciate running around and witnessing the toys, dances, and catchphrases that captivated the world way before their time. Rubik’s Cubes, Play-Doh, and a giant football table, amongst other things, are all captured on the grounds of Pop Century. 

Facilities

The largest pool at Pop Century is the Hippy Dippy Pool with flower-shaped water jets and a smaller kiddie pool placed just behind it. Designers of Pop Century also created pools in the shape of a bowling pin and a computer. 

Pop Century also features a one-mile jogging trail and a suitable playground for all ages in the 70s section of the resort. 

The entire family can battle it out on arcade games old and new at Pop Century’s indoor arcade.

Complimentary movie screenings are available to guests of all Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Pop Century Rooms

Rooms at Pop Century come in standard and standard pool view, or preferred and preferred pool view. The rooms have minimal theming, with only a slight nod to Disney in the Mickey Mouse picture hanging above the bed.

Much like those at All-Star Movies, the preferred room options are closer to the resort’s dining, shopping, and transportation areas. 

Transportation

Art of Animation and POP are both on the Skyliner route, making transportation a lot easier to Hollywood Studios and Epcot. As there a LOT of princesses and other characters at EPCOT, this could be a key feature for you. You’ll still to take the bus to Animal Kingdom or Magic Kingdom.

Food

The Everything POP Shopping and Dining area has a selection of quick-service kiosks serving everything from hearty comfort foods to convenient grab and go snacks.

Pop Century Resort Fun Facts
  • You can take the Skyliner gondola transportation system to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood studio.
  • You’ll experience the unforgettable fads of the 1950s through to the 1990s.

For more Pop Century Resort information, head over to the Walt Disney World Website here.

Best Disney Resorts for Kids: Best Value Disney Resorts for Tweens

All-Star Sports

Hotel Overview

The All-Star Sports Resort in the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area is a haven for a variety of different sports fans. Sporty baseball, basketball, football, surfing, and tennis decor stretches throughout the resort, and you’ll even see your favourite Disney characters dressed up for a game.

Facilities

The Surfboard Bay Pool is the largest pool at All-Star Sports and was designed with the beach in mind. Giant three-story surfboards line the edge of the pool, and you can find a smaller kiddie pool adjacent. 

All-Star Sports also provides a second pool option, the Grand Slam Pool, where you can splash around with Goofy.

It wouldn’t be a value Disney resort without a one-mile jogging trail and a kids playground located in the Touchdown! area.

The entire family can also beat the heat and head-on into the resort’s arcade to play video and pinball games before settling down for the night.

Complimentary movie screenings are available to guests of all Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Rooms

Standard or preferred rooms are available at All-Star Sports; both, however, only have the option for two queen beds. 

Food

The End Zone Food Court has classic sports meals such as burgers, hot dogs, and pizza. TVs throughout the air-conditioned seating area showcase popular Disney cartoons and sporting events.

All-Star Sports Resort Fun Facts

  • Disney’s All-Star Sports was the first value resort at Walt Disney World and opened in 1994.
  • The resort has five areas: Surfs Up! Hoops Hotel, Touchdown! Home Run Hotel, and Center Court.

Best Disney Resorts for Kids: Best Value Disney Resorts for Teens

All-Star Music

Hotel Overview

The theming in All-Star Music is more mature than those of other resorts, making it an excellent choice for families with older or teenage children. 

Located in the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area, All-Star Music has large-sized music-inspired icons representing some of the world’s most popular music genres, like rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, country, calypso, and Broadway-style.

Facilities

The main pool at All-Star Music is the guitar-shaped Calypso Pool with a colourful centrepiece fountain of the Three Caballeros (Donald Duck, Jose Carioca and Panchito) that shoot water at nearby swimmers. You can alternatively find a smaller kids pool behind Melody Mall.

A piano-shaped pool with black and white keys can also be found in All-Star Music and is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

All-Star Music’s jogging trail encircles the resort and little kids can enjoy climbing and sliding in the jazz area playground.

Complimentary movie screenings are available to guests of all Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Rooms

When booking a room at All-Star Music, you’ll have the choice of a standard room, a preferred room, or a family suite. As we already know, the standard and preferred rooms aren’t much different from one another. Both come with queen-sized beds and bathtubs. 

The family suites have one queen-sized bed and two queen-sized pull-down beds in the living room area. Two bathrooms and a kitchenette also come with the room, making it an ideal choice for larger families or those with older kids who would prefer to sleep separately. 

Food

The Intermission Food Court serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner with dishes such as burgers, pizza, sandwiches, and salads. 

All-Star Music Resort Fun Facts

  • The pools are shaped like a guitar and a piano.

For more All-Star Music Resort information, head over to the Walt Disney World Website here.

Best Disney Resorts for Kids: Moderate and Luxury Resorts Suitable for All Age Groups

Moderate Resorts

Caribbean Beach Resort

Caribbean Beach

Hotel Overview

The Caribbean Beach Resort in the Epcot Resort Area is a little slice of the Caribbean, right in the heart of Walt Disney World. 

Vibrant colours, lush greenery, and aspects from five distinctive Caribbean Islands influenced the design of the Caribbean Beach Resort. 

I must say, there is nothing quite like finishing a big day at Disney and returning to a resort that makes you feel like you’re in Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad, and Aruba.  

Facilities

The Caribbean Beach Resort is split up into five different villages to mimic one of five beautiful Caribbean Islands. Within each village is a leisure pool where the entire family can cool off in a slightly more relaxed environment compared to the resort’s main pool. 

The larger Fuentes del Morro pool, which is themed like a colonial Spanish fortress, features two long waterslides and water cannons galore. The babies of the family can play in the smaller shipwreck area, sliding down the mini slides and avoiding a downpour from the large barrel at the top of the ship. 

Fuentes del Morro also has a 12-person spa pool, which is ideal for relaxing and unwinding after spending your day at the parks. 

Come nightfall, the Caribbean Beach Resort puts on a complimentary campfire like several other Disney hotels with marshmallow roasting, all before playing a movie under the stars on the Caribbean Cay Island.

Children, 4 – 12 years of age, have the opportunity to set sail on a pirate adventure cruise where they’ll spend the morning sailing the ports of the resort, listening to pirate stories, and searching for pirate booty. 

If your family enjoy being active while on holiday, you can rent bicycles from the resort and cycle around the resort promenade, take a scenic walk, or jog around the 0.6-mile jogging track, and even play a game of volleyball on the sand volleyball court in Martinique Village.

Rooms

The Caribbean Beach Resort has both themed and non-themed rooms. The pirate themed rooms come with two double beds and a choice of a lake, pool, or standard view. These are the furthest away from the main lobby, but close to Spyglass Grill. The pirate rooms are due to be refurbished in a different style for 2023 though!

For non-themed rooms, guests will have the choice of standard views, water views, or a preferred room. 

The preferred rooms have views of the resort hotel, courtyard or woodlands and are closer to the main pool and Centertown. 

When booking a standard room, you can choose between two queen beds or a king bed, and they also have rooms with a 5th sleeper bed for young children. 

Food

You’ll find four dining options in the resort: Sebastian’s Bistro, Centertown Market, Centertown Market Grab and Go, and Spyglass Grill.

Sebastian’s Bistro has waterfront views and serves up family-style Caribbean and Latin dishes. Due to the restaurant’s location, if you’ve spent the day at Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can arrive in style and catch the Disney Skyliner gondolas directly to the restaurant. 

Centertown Market is a quick-service restaurant serving up a selection of exotic street foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The grab and go market close by is the perfect stop if you’re off to the parks in a hurry and want a quick bakery snack or coffee to tide you over till your next meal. 

Caribbean Beach Resort Fun Facts

  • Caribbean Beach has the largest rooms of all the moderate resorts at Disney.
  • You can take the Skyliner gondolas to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • There are white-sand beaches all around the resort.

For more Caribbean Beach Resort information, head over to the Walt Disney World Website here.

Best Disney Resorts for Kids: Luxury Resorts

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Hotel Overview

The Animal Kingdom Lodge would be a hit for all age groups because, let’s face it, who doesn’t want to wake up and pretend they’re on safari in the middle of Africa? 

The lodge was designed in a horseshoe curve to give guests incredible views of 4 of the savannas that animals in the Animal Kingdom park call home.

Facilities

The Animal Kingdom Lodge features two pools, the Uzima Springs Pool and the Samawati Springs Pool. 

To access the Samawati Springs Pool, you’ll need to take a short walk over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas, but the 128-foot waterslide sure makes up for it. The pool area also has a water playground that is split into three distinctive zones for children of different ages.

The Uzima Springs Pool is the largest of the two and is an 11,000 square foot tropical oasis, equipped with a 67-foot long waterslide, canopy trees and Floridian Palms.

When it reaches that time of day when the little ones need to blow off some steam, you can take them along to the Hakuna Matata Playground which is equipped with small slides and climbing frames that overlook the savanna and flamingo area. 

In the evening before the movie under the stars at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, cast members host a complimentary campfire where your little ones can roast marshmallows and make friends with fellow guests and watch a movie under the stars.

Rooms

The Animal Kingdom Lodge has rooms that sleep 2, 4, 6, or 8 adults with rooftop, pool, or savanna views.

The Savanna view rooms and suites are the most expensive at the lodge but waking up to the greenery of the savanna and animals outside your window is truly a one of a kind experience. 

All rooms, much like the rest of the resort, are themed with brown, orange, and red tones that match perfectly to the African style decorations and furnishings. 

Food

The dining options at Animal Kingdom Lodge are extensive, with all you can eat buffets, signature dining experiences and grab and go snacks in numerous bars and lounges. 

Food options in Animal Kingdom Lodge include:

  • Jiko – The Cooking Place
  • Boma – Flavors of Africa
  • The Mara
  • Cape Town Wine and Lounge Bar
  • Victoria Falls Lounge
  • Uzima Springs Pool Bar
  • Sanaa
  • Maji Pool Bar

You can also dine with an animal specialist, learning about all the animals roaming around outside in the savanna or hire a private guide who takes you around the safari and finishes off the experience with a gourmet dinner. 

Animal Kingdom Lodge Fun Facts

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has the largest African art collection outside of Africa. 
  • You can go on a night safari and use night vision goggles to see the animals from a different perspective.
  • There is regular live music at the resort.
  • Although the lodge is in the Animal Kingdom park area, you’ll still need to catch a complimentary bus to the park.

For more Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort information, head over to the Walt Disney World Website here.

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
DIsney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Best Disney Resorts for Kids: Polynesian Village

Hotel Overview

Disney created the Polynesian Village with tropical palms, island ambiences and exotic world-class restaurants. 

The beautiful architecture and fine details throughout the resort bring the South Pacific island vibe to life, making it one of the most popular Disney destinations since 1971.

Facilities

At In the centre of the resort is the Lava Pool, equipped with a 142-foot waterslide and sloping entryways to replicate that of a beach. You really get full-blown Moana vibes while hanging out in the water, staring up at the pool’s huge volcano. 

Kiki Tiki’s Water Play Area, not too far from the main pool, is an ideal cool down haven for babies, toddlers and young children. Your kids can tackle the climbing frames, shoot water from the water cannons and make their way down the small slides while you sit and watch from the sidelines. 

The Oasis Pool is the resort’s second pool and has a slightly more relaxed vibe with shaded gazebos close by that you can hire for the day so you can sit back, relax, and even order a beverage or two while the kids splash about directly in front of you. 

As long as the weather permits, campfires, marshmallow roasting, and movies under the stars are all complimentary and run most evenings.

A fun and unique experience at the Polynesian Village Resort comes in the form of motorised boat rental. You can spend the morning or afternoon cruising around the Seven Seas Lagoon on a ten-seater Sun Tracker Pontoon Boat. As you’re the captain, you can explore everything the lagoon offers, while taking in a different perspective of the resort and its surroundings.

For more active holiday goers, you can find a sandy volleyball court between the Hawaii and Tahiti buildings and a jogging track that gives you spectacular views of the Disney Wedding Pavilion, and so much more!

The beach is one of the best places to watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks without the huge park crowds!

Rooms

Suites and standard rooms are available at the Polynesian Village Resort, with view choices of the Magic Kingdom Park, the Seven Seas Lagoon, the pool, marina, or gardens. 

The standard rooms sleep up to five adults, with either two queen beds and a day bed or a king bed and a day bed. 

The suites are fairly similar to the standard rooms, with some additional club level perks such as a personalised front desk service, access to the health club, and club level lounge.

Disney also has two higher-level suites, the King Kamehameha suite and the Ambassador VP Suite, that can sleep up to eight adults. The King Kamehameha suite has views of the Cinderella Castle and is a truly magical place to wake up in. 

Food

Like the Animal Kingdom Lodge, the food options at the Polynesian Village Resort are endless. The resort has ten restaurants and bars where you can dine on all-American, South Pacific and Asian inspired foods before washing them down with Polynesian cocktails. 

Food options in the Polynesian Village Resort include:

  • Barefoot Pool Bar
  • Capt. Cook’s
  • Pineapple Lanai
  • Kona Cafe
  • Tambu Lounge
  • ‘Ohana
  • Oasis Bar and Grill
  • Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto
  • Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace
  • Kona Island

The resort also puts on a Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, an all-you-can-eat feast with a lively luau, dance performances, and more.

Polynesian Village Resort Fun Facts

  • You can hop on the Disney Monorail from the Polynesian Village Resort to Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
  • The Polynesian Village Resort has been open since day one of Walt Disney World.
  • Rooms at the resort overlook Magic Kingdom and Cinderella Castle – perfect for fireworks!

For more Polynesian Village Resort information, head over to the Walt Disney World Website here.

Best Disney Resorts for Kids: Wilderness Lodge 

Hotel Overview

The Wilderness Lodge really captivates the Northwest of America, with nature trails, creeks, wood features, and towering pine trees dotted all throughout the resort. 

Facilities

Park days are tiring, and there is no better way to relax than taking a dip in a heated pool surrounded by nature. The Copper Creek pool has a 67-foot waterslide built into the rocks and whirlpool spas are set to hot and cold temperatures to suit everyone and their specific relaxation needs.

A newly added activity play area will keep the little ones entertained while mum and dad relax with refreshments from the nearby Geyser Point Bar. 

Families can also head over to the Boulder Ridge Cove Pool which is the lodge’s second pool with sloping edges, whirlpool spas and shaded seating areas where guests can unwind and escape the Florida sun. 

For those non-Disney days (it sounds bad, but sometimes you need a little break from all the mayhem) where you want to hang out around the resort, the lodge has a few activities in place. Motorised boat rentals, bike rentals and fishing opportunities can fill up your day while allowing you to connect with nature even though you’re only 3 miles away from Magic Kingdom. 

During the evenings, campfire activities, marshmallow roasting, and movies under the stars can help finish off your day in the most calming way possible. 

Rooms

The rooms at the lodge are fairly standard, with minimal and subtle theming. With that being said, the views are truly spectacular, and guests can choose between landscape, waterfall, Bay Lake, or pool views. Some rooms even have partial views of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. 

Food

When staying at the lodge, you can expect rustic dining experiences at the Whispering Canyon Cafe, Geyser Point Bar and Grill, or Roaring Fork restaurants, all serving up meaty all-American foods with views of the treelines or water.

Wilderness Lodge Fun facts

  • Every day the lodge chooses a family to help raise the flags above the resort.
  • The lobby is seven stories high with an 82-foot fireplace!

For more Wilderness Lodge information, head over to the Walt Disney World Website here.

Disney’s Beach Club Resort 

Disney’s Beach Club Resort Overview

Kids will adore Stormalong Bay waterpark with a life-size shipwreck and gentle sloping beach. The Supervised Children’s Activity Centre allows adults time together to enjoy the many restaurants and leisure pursuits and there is the option for a leisurely walk from the Epcot Resort Area.

Facilities

3 pools and Stormalong Bay waterpark close by. One of the three resort pool is the Tidal pool. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort pool in a quieter area. Finally, the gallon Dunes Cove pool is privately located at Disney’s Beach Club Villas which all Resort Guests are welcome to use. Mini Golf is close by (Fantasia and Fairways Minature Golf.)

During the evenings, campfire activities, marshmallow roasting, and movies under the stars can help finish off your day in the most calming way possible. 

Motorized boats, and various kids activities including a Pirate Adventure Cruise are onsite too!

Rooms

One and two bedroom suites are available. Rooms with two queen or two king are also an option although these are a bit tricky with some ages of kids.

Food

Hurricane Hanna’s waterside bar and grill, Martha’s Vineyard, Beach Club Marketplace and of course the famous Beaches & Cream Soda shop for the incredible Kitchen Sink ice cream are all close by.

Best Disney Resorts for Kids: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Hotel Overview

Popular for Topolinos Terrace where you can have breakfast and see Mickey & Friends, this Deluxe stylish European themed hotel offers studios, and 2 bedroomed and 3 bedroomed villas – perfect if your family would like more space.

Facilities

With a water slide in the pool, a separate Fantasia themed kids water play area for younger kids, activities like bocce, giant chess on the lawn and hidden Mickeys to hunt for, there is something for children of all ages. The resort also puts on a complimentary campfire like several other Disney hotels with marshmallow roasting, all before playing a movie under the stars.

Rooms

Stylish rooms with washer/dryers and all the mod cons in studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed villas.

Food

Discover an array dining options at Disney’s Riviera Resort from Bar Riva, Primi Piatto and Topolinos

Fun facts

The Rivieria is on the Skyliner, with a direct non stop route to Epcot or via Caribbean Resort to Hollywood Studios.

Yacht Club

Hotel Overview

One of the best Disney resorts for kids who are water babies, this hotel has pool goals! With a life-size shipwreck, pools, lagoons and more at Stormalong Bay onsite water park which is shared with Disney’s Beach Club Hotel. Epcot and Hollywood Studios are within walking distance! Don’t forget the famous Kitchen Sink ice- cream at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop! 

Facilities

Lafferty Place Arcade for gamers, motorized boats are available for rent as well as kayaks and canoes and a Pirate Adventure Cruise for kids ages 4-12 years. There are plenty of activities put on including the Movies under the Stars and S’mores,  Mermaid School and more. Some incur additional fees.

Rooms

Rooms can have have two queen or two king in the same room – making it a little bit tricky with kids but the facilities are what shine here. Some rooms have an additional sleeper chair or day bed.

Food

Cape May Cafe used to have Minnie for breakfast character dining. Hopefully this will be back soon! Indulge in the ultimate dessert at the Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.

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