By D’land Diva
The Value Resorts at WDW are a series of hotels on property that offer Disney value for a budget price. Each of the five resorts offer nicely appointed rooms, pools, jogging paths, food courts, shops, and transportation to and from each of the Disney parks. The five resorts are: The All-Star Movie, The All-Star Music, The All-Star Sports, The Pop Century and The Art of Animation (WDW’s newest hotel). If your family is on a budget, these resorts offer the best of Disney magic without breaking the bank. That is to say, it is the least expensive (short of camping at Fort Wilderness) option for staying on property. It is also worth mentioning that these hotels are just plain neat. The theming is amazing- from the front desk to the bathrooms.
To understand the cost of staying at a Value Resort, I must go through a series of explanations. The costs vary. First, the cost depends on the season. Next, it depends on the resort. It also depends on the room itself and the location of the room. The bigger the room, the closer it is to desirable areas within the resort, the higher the cost.
Generally, the cost seasons for 2013 can be broken down as follows:
Value Season- August 4- September 14
Peak Season- March 8- 23 and December 13-19
Regular Season- February 24-March 7 and April 7-May 30
Summer Season- May 31- August 3
Fall Season- September 15-December 12
Holiday Season- March 24- April 6 and December 20-31
Please note that the seasons are subject to change.
You can expect different dates, but the same guidelines, for future years. Diva Tip: If you are flexible about dates for your trip, look closely at the cost seasons. You can save A LOT of money by travelling during the Value Season!
Rooms that are closer to the pool or food courts will mean more cost. These rooms are referred to as Preferred.
While the prices do fluctuate a bit, I have compiled a list of the approximate rates for this next year at the Value Resorts. The approximate cost by Value Resort for 2013 can then be broken down as follows:
All Star Resorts
Standard Room- Value: $85-$99, Fall: $98-$118, Regular: $109-$134, Summer: $133-$158, Peak: $135-$165 and Holiday: $169-$176
Preferred Room- Value: $101-$115, Fall: $114-$134, Regular: $132-$157, Summer: $149- $174, Peak: $151-$181 and Holiday: $184-$192 (Sections of the hotel that are Preferred are: Fantasia, 101 Dalmatians Calypso, Toy Story and Surf’s Up)
Family Suites- Value: $202-$226, Fall: $224-$243, Regular: $259- $304, Summer: $305-$355, Peak: $309-$364 and Holiday $375
There is a 13% tax that is not included in those rates.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Standard Room – Value: $100-$114, Fall: $113-$133, Regular: $126-$151, Summer: $148-173, Peak: $150-$180 and Holiday $191
Family Suite- Value: $252-$276, Fall: $269-$304, Regular: $309-$354, Summer: $348-$398, Peak: $359-$414 and Holiday: $433
There is a 12.5% tax that is not included in those rates.
Standard Room-Value: $95-$109, Fall: $108-$123, Regular: $121-$146, Summer: $143-$168, Peak: $145-$175 and Holiday: $186
Preferred Room-Value: $110-$135, Fall: $ 123-$143, Regular: $143-$168, Summer: $158-$183, Peak: $160-$190 and Holiday: $201 (Sections of the hotel that are Preferred are in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s)
There is a 12.5% tax that is not included in those rates. Also, these rates are for two adults. Children under 18 are free, but if you are going to have a third or fourth adult in the room with you, there is a $10 per person charge.
So there you have it! Hopefully this list will help you when planning for your Walt Disney World trip!