Are you planning a trip to Disney World with a BIG group? You might be wondering how to find a hotel that can accommodate everyone in your party without sacrificing space — or your budget.
Disney World has many great hotels! Yes, it IS possible to find a hotel on Disney World property that can work for big groups of people! There are options ranging from the lower end of the price spectrum all the way up to a HUGE splurge, so you might want to take a look at your budget and check out our list!
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is a value resort, which means it typically has some of the lower costs of hotels in Disney World, and the family suites are a really great option if you’re on a strict budget but still want Disney perks, especially if you’re planning on driving to and from the parks. The family suites can accommodate up to six adults, and they include one queen bed and two queen-size murphy beds.
In addition to two bathrooms, the All-Star Music family suites also have a kitchenette so you can cut down on eating costs! These suites are typically in the $300 to $600 per night range. Also, keep in mind that you can also book regular rooms at any value resort and request connecting rooms, although Disney can’t always guarantee your request.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is another value resort that also has a variety of family suites available! The buildings themed to Cars, Finding Nemo, and The Lion King have suites that can accommodate up to six adults, with rooms including one queen bed, one double-size murphy bed, and one double-size sleeper sofa, as well as two bathrooms and a kitchenette.
Art of Animation has the benefit of being located on the Disney Skyliner line, but it can also be on the the pricier side of Disney’s value resorts, with the family suites typically ranging from $500 to $800 per night — sometimes more during peak visit times. At those prices, you might want to consider upgrading to another hotel!
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort cabins are a popular spot for large groups, with the option for groups to rent side-by-side cabins if they need extra room. Each cabin can sleep up to six adults, and they come with one queen bed, one double-size sleeper sofa, and one bunk bed. You will also find a kitchen (including a dishwasher and two burners!) and a full refrigerator.
If the cabins aren’t your thing, you can also consider the RV or camping options at Fort Wilderness, and in either case it’s a great area for your group to to explore. At the end of the night, everyone can sit around a fire pit and relax after a long day in Disney World! Prices can range from $300 to $700 per night (or more), so it’s not a huge difference from Art of Animation, but it does offer a bit more privacy.
Disney’s Port Orleans — Riverside Resort
If your group is more in the medium-size category with five or fewer people, Disney’s Port Orleans — Riverside Resort can be a great option! In select rooms, you can opt for a child-size pull-down bed in addition to two queen beds.
Better yet, the Port Orleans Resorts also provide boat transportation to Disney Springs. Why is this important? Sometimes in a group you need to consider everyone’s interests and needs — and not everyone wants to do the same thing all the time. Choosing a resort with alternative transportation options is a great way to keep everyone happy!
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Disney’s Riviera Resort boasts some of the biggest rooms on Disney World property, but it’s definitely a splurge. A 3-Bedroom Grand Villa sleeps up to 12 adults, with one king bed, four queen beds, and one queen-size sleeper sofa, including a full kitchen, a formal dining area, and three full bathrooms. 2-Bedroom Villas that sleep up to nine adults are also an option!
Riviera Resort is located on the Skyliner line, so you have multiple transportation options too. What’s the catch? The 3-Bedroom Grand Villas can run you anywhere from over $2,000 to $4,000 per NIGHT. Now that’s a splurge!
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Old Key West Resort has both single rooms and multi-bedroom villas, with the villas often being a better value than the regular rooms. These suites have lots of space, great amenities, and are often reasonably priced, especially if you rent Disney Vacation Club points! Choose from 1-Bedroom (up to five adults), 2-Bedroom (up to nine adults), or 3-Bedroom Villas (up to twelve adults).
If you remember the prices at Disney’s Riviera Resort, the 3-Bedroom Grand Villas at Old Key West typically range from $1,800 to $2,900 per night, which is much lower than Riviera Resort! Also, boat transportation to Disney Springs is available, which is is a good option if someone in your group prefers to skip the parks for some shopping and dining at Disney Springs.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa are a really unique and fun way to host a big group in Disney World! These villas are located in wooded areas, with room for up to 9 adults, including two queen beds, one queen-size sleeper sofa, one bunk bed, and one twin-size sleeper chair.
The Treehouse Villas have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a full kitchen, and they’re even elevated off the ground for a true treehouse feel. These villas typically range from $1,000 to $2,000 per night, and they make for an unforgettable Disney World visit!
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
And the biggest splurge of them all might be the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The Bungalows sleep up to eight adults, with one king bed, one queen bed, one queen-size pull-down bed, and two single pull-down beds, and they come with a private deck complete with a plunge pool and views of Magic Kingdom.
Depending on the time of year, the Bungalows can range in price from $3,000 to almost $6,000, so this isn’t exactly an easy buy for many of us. Note that during Magic Kingdom fireworks shows, the speakers in the Bungalows pipe in the music along with the show, and you have a great view!
So if you’re traveling with a big group in Disney World, you have options, but you might want to take a look at your budget. Keep following DFB for more Disney hotel news and recommendations!
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