Disney World resorts that we have visited

Disney is such a fun time! However, planning for it can be quite the challenge. We have visited Disney World several times since having children. Most of the time, we were blessed to stay on property (they were mostly trips with my husband’s work). Here are the resorts we have visited.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Is on property and was my favorite Disney hotel. The resort is decorated like the South Pacific and is so beautiful. They are going through renovations, which will probably make it even more breathtaking.

The Gaylord Palms Resort

Gaylord Palms Resort

During our most recent two-day trip to Disney World, we were fortunate enough to get a discounted rate at the Gaylord Palms Resort. The Gaylord Palms is a beautiful hotel minutes away from Disney. It is now part of Marriott, so you can earn Marriott points with your stay. They have baby alligators, turtles, fish and other reptiles for your viewing pleasure. I have been told they have a great breakfast, but we didn’t get a chance to enjoy it. I have also been told they have a wonderful ice display in winter. We didn’t enjoy that either, but it is on my to-do list for next year!

Gaylord view

This is a view from the balcony in our room. The kids had a blast seeing all of the animals.

The Swan Dolphin
This resort is on Disney property and is two beautiful hotels. It also has an amazing pool with activities for the kids (if you need a break from the park one day). From what I have seen, this is one of Disney’s more reasonable properties. You may also be able to get a discount from AAA.

The Peabody
We stayed at this hotel a few years ago and I don’t really recall much from that trip except for the ducks (they march in on a red carpet) and the chandelier.

J.W. Marriott
This hotel is close to Disney, but not on property. It has a beautiful pool with a lazy river!

I would think that any of Disney’s hotel’s are wonderful and I hope to visit more!

There are many hotels near Disney. Some Florida friends have recommended the following:
Orange Lake resort in Kissimmee
Hilton Bonnet Creek
Wyndham Bonnet Creek
Works Quest

I hope this helps you plan your trip to Disney. Have you stayed near any Disney hotels? I would love to hear your review of them.

Bon voyage,

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