Disney Hotels on a Budget

At the Walt Disney World Resort, there are many hotels with various themes and price points. In this post, I will cover the “Value Hotels” that can be found at Disney World. While other hotels may have bigger rooms and nicer restaurants, I personally believe that staying in the value hotels is a great option! When you are at Disney World, you will be spending the vast majority of your time exploring the parks. You will probably only be in your hotel to sleep! I’d rather spend my money buying food or souvenirs in the parks than on an extravagant hotel. Every value resort features a large dining hall/food court, at least one themed pool, an arcade, gift shop, and fun decorations and themes! When booking your vacation, you can choose between preferred and standard rooms. Preferred rooms, while being slightly more expensive, are slightly closer to the main building and bus stops and generally have nicer views.

  • The All-Star Movies Resort features great Disney movies including Toy Story, Fantasia, 101 Dalmations, Love Bug, and Mighty Ducks. When purchasing Disney vacation packages, the cheapest option usually is the All-Star Movies Resort. This is because it is generally the last stop on your bus ride back from the parks, which can be very frustrating when you are tired at the end of the day. There are several different buildings on the premises, each featuring a theme from one of the aforementioned movies. There are two pools, one themed after Fantasia and the other like the Mighty Ducks. Depending on the time of year, it costs roughly $85 – $150 a night and each room can fit four guests.


  • All-Star Music Resort, similar to the Movies Resort, costs around $80 – $150 a night for a room that fits four. When taking the bus back from the parks, All-Star Music is the second to last stop, right before All-Star Movies. This resort features several buildings themed after various types of music, including jazz, calypso, Broadway musical, country, and rock. There are two pools, one which is Calypso-themed and another which is shaped like a piano. Until the recently opened Art of Animation resort, the All-Star Music Resort was the only value resort to have 6-person family suites, costing $198 – $355 a night depending on time of year.
  • All-Star Sports Resort, last of the All-Star resorts, features various buildings with sports themes, including basketball, football, baseball, tennis, and surfing. There are two pools with surfing and baseball themes. Rooms for this resort cost $80 – $150 a night.
  • Pop Century Resort, more conveniently located than the All-Star resorts, costs $90 – $160 a night, depending on the season. There are several buildings featuring the different decades: 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. There are three pools located in this resort.
  • Art of Animation Resort recently opened in 2012. The entire resort is made up of family suites that fit up to 6 guests. The rooms cost $250 – $350 a night, depending on the season. Each suite is themed after a Disney animated movie, including Cars, Finding Nemo, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid. There are three pools located in this resort. Each room contains two bathrooms, a master bedroom, and three sleeping areas, including a convertible dining table.

What have your experiences been with Disney’s Value Resorts? Keep checking for posts about Disney’s Moderate and Deluxe Resorts! Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica

3 thoughts on “Disney Hotels on a Budget

  1. I think you posted it twice but oh my gosh I am obsessed with Disney! I don’t know if you’ve featured Anaheim but are you going to the re opening of the California adventure? I hope you do because ive been waiting for this for so long.

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