August 15, 2018

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels: The Deluxe Resorts Part 2!

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing another post in the Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Series, with part 2 all about the Deluxe Resorts! I’ll be sharing the rest of the resorts at the Deluxe level, and share the different room configurations available, as well as the food options at each resort! Okay, let’s get started!

The Deluxe Resorts Part 2

All prices are as of August 10th, 2018.

Club Level: Just as I mentioned in the last post, Club Level is a special level at the deluxe resorts that are more expensive, but come with a separate check in, concierge, as well as a special lounge with food at all meal times and snacks throughout the day.

Beach Club

Located in the Epcot Resort Area, with transportation by boat and bus, and you can even walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios! Rooms start at $401 per night.

  • Standard View ( 2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 2 Queen Beds, or 1 King bed and 1 Day bed, or 1 King bed)
  • Garden or Woods View (2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Size Sleeper chair and 1 Day bed, 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed and 1 Day bed, or 1 King bed)
  • Water View (2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 1 Queen and 1 Twin sleeper chair and 1 Day bed, or 1 King bed)
  • Deluxe Room- larger than a standard view (2 Queen beds and 1 Queen sleeper sofa)
    • Club Level: Standard View (2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 2 Queen beds, or 1 King bed, or 1 Queen bed and 1 Queen sleeper sofa)
    • Garden View (2 Queen beds)
    • Deluxe Room (2 Queen and 1 Queen sleeper sofa)
    • Water View (2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin sleeper chair and 1 Day bed, or 2 Queen beds and 1 King bed)
    • 1 Bedroom Suite ( 1 King bed and 1 Queen sleeper sofa)
    • 2 Bedroom Suite ( 2 Queen beds and 1 King bed and 1 Day bed)
  • Food options: Yachtsman Steakhouse, Cape May Cafe (Character Dining) and Beaches & Cream are the Table Service Restaurants, and Beach Club Marketplace is the Quick Service restaurant.

We ate at Beaches & Cream on my last trip, and loved it! I would highly recommend going there even for dessert, and the No Way Jose is delicious!

The Deluxe Resorts Part 2

Contemporary Resort

Located in the Magic Kingdom resort area, and transportation is available by boat, bus and monorail. Rooms start at $410/night

  • Garden Wing:(located off of the A frame structure you think of when you hear the Contemporary Resort).
  • Standard View (2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 1 King bed and 1 Day bed)
  • Garden View (2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 1 King bed and 1 Day bed)
  • Deluxe Room (1 King bed and 1 Queen sleeper sofa)
  • 1 Bedroom Club Level Suite (1 King bed and 1 Queen sleeper sofa and 1 Twin sleeper chair)
  • Hospitality Suite ( 1 King bed and 1 Queen sleeper sofa and 1 Day bed, or 2 Queen beds and 1 Queen sleeper sofa and 1 Day bed).
  • Main Tower: Lake View or Theme Park View (2 Queen best and 1 day bed, or 1 King bed and 1 Day bed)
    • Club Level: Standard Room or Theme Park View ( 2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 1 King bed and 1 Day bed)
    • Bay Lake View 1 Bedroom Suite (2 Queen beds and 1 Queen sleeper sofa)
    • 2 Bedroom Suite (4 Queen beds and 1 Queen sleeper sofa)
  • Food options: California Grill, The Wave, and Chef Mickey’s (character meal buffet) are the Table Service options, and Contempo Cafe is the Quick Service Option.

California Grill is the one restaurant I recommend to people asking me for advice, the views can’t be beat, and the food is delicious! Even if you just go for drinks or appetizers, it’s great to just see it!

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Yacht Club

Located in the Epcot Resort Area, where transportation is available by boat or bus (and you can walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios). Rooms start at $401 per night

  • Standard View ( 2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin sleeper sofa and 1 Day bed, or 1 King bed, or 1 King bed and 1 Day bed)
  • Garden or Woods view ( 2 Queen beds, or 2 Queen beds or 1 Day bed, or 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin sleeper chair and 1 Day bed or 1 King bed)
  • Water View (2 Queen beds or 2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin sleeper chair and 1 Day bed, or 1 King bed, or 1 King bed and 1 Day bed)
    • Club Level: Standard View (2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 2 Queen beds, or 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin sleeper chair and 1 Day bed, or 1 King bed)
    •  Garden View (1 King bed, or 2 Queen beds, or 2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed)
    • Water View ( 1 King bed, or 2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 2 Queen beds, or 1 King bed and 1 Day bed)
    • Deluxe Room (2 Queen beds)
    • 2 Bedroom Suite (2 King beds and 1 Queen sleeper sofa)
  • Food options: Shared with Beach Club (above)

Yacht Club has a convention centre attached, so it’s worth noting that there can be people attending conferences and such staying there. I share a funny story about Yacht Club in the video at the bottom of the post!

The Deluxe Resorts Part 2

Boardwalk Resort

Also located in the Epcot resort area, has bus and boat transportation, and you can also walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Prices start at $439/night.

  • Standard View (2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 1 King bed, or 2 Queen beds, or 1 king bed and 1 Day bed)
  • Garden View (1 Day bed and 2 Queen beds, or 1 King bed and 1 Day bed)
  • Water View (2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 2 Queen beds, or 1 King bed)
    • Club Level: Standard Room (2 Queen beds and 1 Day bed, or 1 King bed, or 2 Queen beds)
    • Deluxe Room (2 Queen beds and 1 Queen sleeper sofa)
    • Outer Building Garden Room (1 King Bed)
  • Food options: Flying Fish, Big River Grille & Brewing Works, and Trattoria al Forno (character breakfast) are the Table Service options, and Boardwalk Bakery is the Quick Service restaurant. One thing to note about Boardwalk Bakery is it is on the actual Boardwalk, so you’d have to actually walk around to access it. Normally the food options are off of the lobby or in the Main Building, so Boardwalk is a little different.

On my last trip to Walt Disney World we walked to the Boardwalk for the first time, and it has such a nice atmosphere! Being able to walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios is so nice, and I’d love to stay here someday!

The Deluxe Resorts Part 2

If you’d like to hear more about these deluxe resorts, check out the video below!

If you’d like more information about the Deluxe Resorts at Walt Disney World, click here.

Other posts in the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Series:

The Value Resorts

The Moderate Resorts

The Deluxe Resorts Part 1

The Deluxe Resorts Part 2 (you’re here!)

The Villas Part 1 (coming soon!)

The Villas Part 2 (coming after part 1!)

Which deluxe resort would you love to stay at? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you so much for joining me!

Kelsey
August 1, 2018

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels: The Deluxes’ Part 1!

Hello everyone! Today we are continuing on in the Walt Disney World Resort Series with The Deluxe Resorts! I will be splitting the deluxe resorts and the villas into two post each, because there are more resorts at this level than any other! Today I’ll be focusing on four different Deluxe Resorts, and I’ll be sharing the different rooms available, and food options at each resort! All prices are as of July 28th, 2018. Okay, let’s get started!

Deluxe Resorts

 

Something special that is available at the Deluxe Resorts!

CLUB LEVEL. This is a special type of room and service only available at deluxe resorts. Club level is much more expensive, and is a seperate section at the resort. When staying Club Level, you have your own check-in, and concierge, as well as a special eating ares where food is available all day, and is included in the stay. Views are generally amazing from the lounge as well! I’d love to stay Club Level someday, but for now the price would not be worth it, especially because we are generally at the parks for most of the day.

Animal Kingdom Lodge (Jambo House)

Located in the Animal Kingdom resort area (obviously!), and bus transportation gets your around Walt Disney World! Prices start at $345/night.

  • Standard or Pool views (2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed & 1 Day bed),
  • Pool view bunk bed ( 1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed)
  • Savanna view ( 2 queen beds, or 1 king bed & 1 day bed)
  • savannah view bunk bed (1 queen bed , 1 bunk bed)
    • Club Level:
    • Savannah view (2 queen beds, or 1 king bed & 1 day bed)
    • 1 bedroom suite savannah or standard view (2 queen beds and 1 queen sofa)
    • 2 bedroom suite ( 1 king bed, 2 queen beds and 1 queen sleeper sofa)

Food: Jiko: The Cooking Place, Sanaa, and Boma (buffet) are all Table Service restaurant. The Mara is the Quick Service restaurant.

 

Ethan and I are thinking of staying at Animal Kingdom on our next trip (which is a while away, and not concrete). We’d love to try all of the restaurants, and just try being in a different area of Walt Disney World!

Deluxe Resorts Part 1

Polynesian Village

Located in the Magic Kingdom resort area, and monorail and bus are the modes of transportation. Rooms start at $485/night.

  • standard view (2 queen beds or 1 king bed & 1 daybed),
  • Lagoon View (2 queen beds and 1 daybed)
  • Theme park view (2 queen beds and 1 day bed)
  • Pool or marina view ( 2 queens and 1 day bed).
    • Club level:
    • Garden View, Lagoon view,  or theme park view (2 queen beds and 1 day bed)
    • 1 bedroom suite (2 queen beds and 1 day bed)

Food: O’hana (all you can eat, character breakfast) and Kona Cafe are the Table Service options. Capt Cooks is the Quick Service option! Also The Spirit of Aloha dinner Show (totally forgot to mention that in the video!)

I love love love the Polynesian after staying there in 2016! You can read a post just about the Polynesian here.

Grand Floridian

Located right beside the Polynesian, the Grand Floridian is also in the Magic Kingdom resort area, and monorail or bus transportation is available. Rooms start at $584/night.

  • Outer building:
  • Garden or Lagoon View (2 queen beds and 1 day bed, or 2 queen beds, or 1 king bed & 1 daybed).
  • Deluxe room garden view (2 queen beds and 1 daybed)
  • Theme Park View (2 queen beds and 1 day bed, or 2 queen, or 1 king & 1 day bed, or 1 king and 1 double sofa).
    • Club level:
    • Standard ( 2 queen beds and 1 day bed, or 2 queen beds, or 1 queen bed and 1 day bed, or 1 king and 1 double sofa).
    • 1 bedroom suite (2 queen beds, 1 double sofa),
    • 2 bedroom suite (2 queen beds and 1 king bed and 1 double sofa).
  • Main Building club level:
  • Standard room ( 2 queen beds or 2 queen beds & 1 daybed or 1 king bed)
  • Deluxe King (1 king bed, or 1 king bed & 1 daybed).
  • Theme Park view (2 queen  beds & 1 daybed)

Food: Citricos, Narcooses,  Victoria and Alberts, and 1900 park fare (Buffet and character meal) are the Table Service Options,  Grand Floridian Cafe is the Quick Service Options

I have always wanted to stay at the Grand Floridian, and I really hope I get the chance to someday! I just love the way it looks!

Deluxe Resorts Part 1

Wilderness Lodge

Also located in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area, and bus and boat transportation are available as well. Room start at $332/ night.

  • Standard View (2 queen beds)
  • Nature view (2 queen beds or 1 king bed),
  • courtyard view (2 queen beds or 1 king bed)
  • courtyard view bunk (1 queen bed & 1 bunk bed),
  • nature fireworks view (2 queen beds or 1 king bed).
    • Club level:
    • Standard View (1 queen beds & 1 bunk bed or 2 queen beds).
    • Deluxe room ( 2 queen beds & 1 queen sofa). Both have either view of woodlands, courtyard, pool, waterfall or Bay Lake.

Food: Artist Point, Whispering Canyon Cafe, and Geyser Point are the Table Service Options, and Roaring Fork is the Quick Service option.

I’d also love to stay at Wilderness Lodge! The lobby is supposed to be beautiful around Christmas, and I’d love to visit Fort Wilderness and go to Hoop De Doo Revue!

Deluxe Resorts Part 1

I’ll be back in two weeks with the rest of the deluxe resort!

If you’d like to hear more about these Deluxe Resorts, check out the video below!

Other Posts in the Walt Disney World Resorts Series:

The Value Resorts

The Moderate Resorts

The Deluxe Resorts (you’re here!)

 

Thank you so much for joining me today! For more information on the resorts mentioned today, check out the Walt Disney World website here. What is your favourite Deluxe Resort? Let me know in the comments!

 

Kelsey
July 18, 2018

DISNEYMOON ANNOUNCEMENT!

Guys. I’ve been keeping this information from you for way too long, and today I’m spilling the beans! I’m sharing where Ethan and I are going for our Disneymoon! (aka Disney Honeymoon). This trip isn’t for a while, but I couldn’t wait any longer! Plus, I need your help!

 

DISNEYLAND!

Ethan and I are going to Disneyland from November 7th-10th, 2018!

We are both so excited to experience our first time at Disneyland together! I’ve wanted to go for as long as I can remember, and I’m so excited we are finally going!

We have a general idea of what we want to do, and will book the dining packages for World of Color and Fantasmic! But should we buy MaxPass?

We know that we won’t be able to do absolutely everything, but we are hoping to see a lot! We want to focus on things that are special to Disneyland, but also experience the things that are in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland!

We bought Park Hopper tickets, so we may spend a say bouncing back and forth. And if we purchase MaxPass, we can get Fastpasses for both parks.

Disneymoon announcement

 

AULANI!

But it doesn’t end there, because from November 10th-16th, we are staying at Disney’s resort in HAWAII!

My parents were nice enough to give us some DVC points to use to stay there, and I’m so excited! We will have a rental car and be able to go off on our own to different places, but we’ve also registered for some excursions through the Disney’s Fairytale Weddings & Honeymoons.

Ethan is the one doing research for the things we will do in Hawaii, while I’m focusing on Disneyland! We know we want to do a hike or two, and go out on our own, but also spend time relaxing at the resort!

disneymoon announcement

 

I need your help!

We’ve never been to either place, so we need all of the tips and tricks we can get! Please let me know in the comments below any recommendations, or tips you can give us! Places to eat (keep in mind that we don’t eat meat), places to visit, anything you can recommend! Thank you in advance!

And in terms of the blog and my YouTube channel… I will definitely be vlogging the Disneyland portion of the trip! I will also probably vlog a little in Hawaii showing the excursions and such! But if there’s anything specific you’d like to see in either location, please let me know! I will also probably do a follow up post and video closer to with out actual plans.

I hope you enjoyed my Disneymoon announcement! I was very excited to share, that I couldn’t wait until just before we left! Thank you for joining me today! 🙂

Kelsey