You might think all Disney resorts offer the same packaged deal, but you would be wrong! With twenty-five different resorts available for guests to choose from there’s a wide variety of options, experiences and price ranges for travelers. If you want something more than just the typical Florida hotel experience try one of these resorts that celebrate diversity.
Caribbean Beach Resort
This resort is built around a bay and brings the feel of the Caribbean islands to central Florida. There are six villages each named after a different Caribbean destination with colorful rooms and even some pirate rooms! The pool area is designed after a Spanish style citadel and has two waterslides as well as water cannons. The on-site restaurant, Shutters at Port Royale serves tropical drinks and island inspired fare.
Animal Kingdom Lodge
It’s probably no surprise that the resorts of Animal Kingdom have an international feel. The lodge is inspired by a traditional African kraal, or U shaped design. The rooms overlook the savannas and you’ll be able to see wildlife from your windows. The resort is home to one of the largest collections of African art in the US. There’s also a supervised children’s activity center to play games, enjoy snacks, and maybe take part in one of the professionally led animal programs offered onsite.
Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
If you want something a little more private the Kidani Village may be a great choice. It also is built in a similar style to the lodge, however offers more privacy. A pool with a waterslide and water playground is sure to keep kids happy while Sanaa the onsite restaurant offers amazing vegetarian and meat dishes inspired by African flavors.
While this resort is currently undergoing some renovations, it still is a fantastic place to stay – that likely will only be made better with the new updates. You’ll feel like you’re in the South Pacific when you walk through the tropical palms, koi ponds and white sand beaches. The Spirit of Aloha dinner show is a guest favorite – you’ll enjoy a luau meal with hula dancing and a fire-knife performance. To get to the parks, the famous Disney monorail stops at the resort.
Coronado Springs Resort
Spanish-colonial Mexico comes alive at this resort. The southwestern theme brings to life ranchos and cabanas along the lakefront. A Mayan pyramid is front and center at the pool area. A waterslide and Disney’s largest hot tub also make up the aquatic area of the resort. For kids there’s an archeologically themed playground near the aquatic center where they can run off some energy! Enjoy New Latin cuisine at the Maya Grill or head down to the Coronado Springs Campfire once the sun goes down to toast marshmallows around the fire.
I love to incorporate education to all of our travel. Have you learned anything from staying at one of these Disney Resorts?