One of the unique charms of staying at one of the many hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort are their themed grounds. But picking the right resort for your family can be daunting. Different resorts have different amenities, privileges and vastly different prices. We’ll guide you through those differences, as well as show you what each resort has to offer, and walk you through the histories of these places that are special to millions of visitors from around the world.

Deluxe resorts are the best-themed and highest-priced hotels. The most famous one is the Contemporary Resort, an opening-day resort from 1971. Many rooms have great views of Magic Kingdom, which guests can walk to with a dedicated security checkpoint. It’s convenient, the monorail goes under it, and it’s got more history than many other Disney hotels. It doesn’t transport you to another world, you feel like you’re living in a sleak tower.

Deluxe Resorts
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Yacht Club
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

Campgrounds and Cabins
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

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