Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Destination America

updated: 05-2021

Of the thirty-four resorts and hotels on the Walt Disney World property, 28 are owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. These are classified into four categories—Deluxe, Moderate, Value, and Disney Vacation Club Villas—and are located in one of five resort areas: the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Wide World of Sports, Animal Kingdom, or Disney Springs resort areas. There is also the Other Select Deluxe Resorts category used to describe two resorts in the Epcot Resorts Area that carry Walt Disney World branding but are managed by a third party.

While all of the Deluxe resort hotels have achieved an AAA Four-Diamond rating, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is considered the highest-tier flagship luxury resort on the Walt Disney World Resort complex.

The Walt Disney World Resort, also called Walt Disney World and Disney World, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in the United States, near the cities of Orlando and Kissimmee. Opened on October 1, 1971, the resort is owned and operated by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, a division of The Walt Disney Company. It was first operated by Walt Disney World Company. The property covers nearly 25,000 acres (39 sq mi; 101 km2), of which half has been used. The resort comprises four theme parks (consisting of Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom), two water parks, 27 themed resort hotels, nine non-Disney hotels, several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues, including the outdoor shopping center Disney Springs.

Deluxe resorts
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Moderate resorts
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Value resorts
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney Vacation Club
Bay Lake Tower
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Boulder Ridge Villas
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge

Cabins and campgrounds
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Residential areas
Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort

On-site non-Disney hotels
Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel
Doubletree Guest Suite Resort
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
Hilton Walt Disney World
Holiday Inn in the Walt Disney World Resort
Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa
Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Bonnet Creek Resort
Shades of Green
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Swan
Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

Spoken in the video
George Kalogridis – President, Walt Disney World Resort
Bruce Vaughn – Executive Vice President, Chief Creative Executive Walt Disney Imagineering
Wing T Chao – Former Imagineering Executive
Jean-Marie Clement – Food & Beverage Content Development, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Marty Sklar – Former Imagineering Executive
Kevin Myers – Vice President Resort Operations
Kent Mitchell – General Manager, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Norm Nobel – General Manager, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Chef Scott Hunnel – Chef De Cuisine, Victoria & Albert’s, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Valerie Bunting – General Manager, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort
Joe Rohde – Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Executive
Kim Marinaccio – General Manager, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Michiel Basson – Cultural Representative, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Jacqueline Ogden – Vice President, Animal Programs & Environmental Initiatives
Chef Jonathan O’Brien – Chef, Jiko – The Cooking Place, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Victoria Thompson – Area Manager and Sommelier Jiko – The Cooking Place, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Chef David Njoroge – Chef, Sanaa – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas
Frank Paris – Senior Project Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering
Tom Staggs – Chairman, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

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