Think Disney World Vacations are just for families? Think again. They are so much more than that. Disney Deluxe class resorts have everything you need to feel pampered, and rested.
Unlike Disney’s economy hotels, the Deluxe resorts have extremely different price points ($240-$500 for a standard room), room sizes, locations, and special offerings. To help you make this decision, here’s a break-down of four of the best Deluxe resorts.
1. The Grand Floridian
There are numerous Walt Disney World hotels in the orlando. However, If you’re looking for professional pampering, The Grand Floridian is in a class all by itself. Perched by the Bay, The Grand Floridian combines soaring Victorian architecture, modern luxury, a touch of Disney magic, and a world-class spa. In fact, if you’re looking for spa services, there’s a good chance that other deluxe hotels would send you over to The Grand Floridian. They’re that good.
Senses is a Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian that offers everything from a simple manicure or pedicure to their “Me Time” package — a three-hour affair, the package includes a custom bath, massage, facial, and pedicure.
If all of this sounds divine, you can book an affordable Grand Floridian room online.
2. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
While The Grand Floridian feels luxuriously familiar, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge transports its guests into the heart of an idealized Africa. A perennial favorite with children, the Animal Kingdom Lodge provides views of over 200 species of African animals from its four different views. Children also love the pool with its water slide and play area that includes a rope bridge, squirting venus fly trap, and water cannons.
Finally, if you need a little personal time (this is a vacation after all), Simba’s Clubhouse provides a supervised place where children can make crafts, eat dinner, and watch Disney movies while you and your spouse enjoy an evening out.
3. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Consistently named one of Disney’s best themed resorts, the Polynesian offers guests the gorgeous bounty of the South Pacific. The white sandy beaches are especially breath-taking at night when the water front is lined by torches.
Although the volcano swimming pool is always a big hit, the real treasure of this resort is Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. Set in an open-air theater in Luau Cove, the show features extraordinary dancers, drummers and even a fire-knife performer. By the end of this meal you stomach will be as full as your imagination with heaping platters of Island pork, BBQ ribs, Polynesian rice and roasted chicken.
4. Disney’s Contemporary Resort
If you’re looking for something a little more in line with your modern artistic sensibilities, look no further. Disney’s Contemporary Resort forms an iconic A-frame tower, and the rooms are an exercise in elegance. This resort also boasts award-winning white-sand beaches, pristine pools, and gourmet dining. To experience the parks, you can walk to the Magic Kingdom, or take the monorail from the tower.
As you can see, there are really no bad options. Talk to your family, decide what theme you want (this time), and prepare for a magical experience.