Over the years, we have had a wide variety of experiences at Disney World Resort hotels!
In our many resort stays, we have considered the good, the bad and the ugly. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite hotels and the ones we don’t like.
Today we share some unexpected reasons why you might not like certain Disney World hotels!
Internal bus loops
Several tourist hotels, such as Caribbean Beach, Old Key West, Coronado Springs and others, have internal bus loops because the properties are very large. If you choose to walk from one point to another within the resort, it may take a long time to get anywhere. It can be especially exhausting at the end of the night, so keep that in mind when booking your hotel.
One thing that surprised both Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge was that the ceilings in the rooms were strangely low. Not a big deal, and resorts make up for it with views and theme, but it can be nasty. It can be a more serious problem if you have high guests at your party, but otherwise it seems a little strange.
Some of Disney World’s pet resorts include pets such as Art of Animation, Port Orleans-Riverside, Yacht Club and Fort Wilderness Cabins. If you have a pet with you, this can be incredibly helpful, but there are some drawbacks for those traveling without pets.
In the past, we have stayed in pet-friendly hotels and have heard dogs bark constantly until their owners return to the resort. It doesn’t happen often, but when you do, it can be difficult to deal with if you’re trying to rest. Disney has established policies regarding pets and noise (i.e. dogs are not supposed to be left alone for more than seven hours), but noise can still be an issue.
At Disney World’s Value Resorts, we often find that the furniture is not rooted in the floor. This was especially true in the family suites of Art of Animation, and we found it strangely cheap to be able to rearrange the entire room. In the more expensive stations, the furniture is well placed so that things do not change.
Finally, let’s talk about the problems of the Contemporary Resort monorail! The hotel has a walking path and monorail access to the Magic Kingdom. If you don’t want to walk, monorail is your best bet. However, you will have to wait for three different stops before you reach the park, and it may take much longer than expected.
In addition, the monorail that runs through the open hotel can make the resort very noisy, so you may not find it as relaxing as other Deluxe Resort hotels. (Although the shape of the building’s frame A is so much fun!)
Here are some reasons why you might not like your Disney Resort hotel. Each of these resorts also has great perks, so it all depends on what your preferences are! Stay tuned to AllEars for all Disney World planning tips and advice.
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