Looking to travel to Walt Disney World in 2021? I'm highlighting my top Disney Resort picks for 2021 guests! I've included my top picks for Value, Moderate, Deluxe, and Villa Resorts as well as a few honorable mentions!
Value Resort: Pop Century
Disney's Pop Century Resort is in the Value Resort category. What makes this truly unique is that it's now on the Skyliner route...which means it connects you straight to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, in addition to the Art of Animation, Caribbean Beach, and Riviera Resorts. The rooms were all recently refurbished, so everything will feel brand new and much cleaner than before! Rooms sleep 4, plus 1 child under 3.
Moderate Resort: Caribbean Beach
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is in the Moderate Resort category. Caribbean Beach, like my Value pick, is another Skyliner resort! What makes this extra unique is that the Skyliner's MAIN hub is at Caribbean Beach, meaning you won't need to transfer to another Skyliner when you travel from here! Depending on your room location, you may be closer to the main pool, the Skyliner hub, or even Disney's Riveria Resort! I'm recommending clients to the Aruba, Barbados, or Jamaica villages of the resort to be the closest to the aforementioned areas! Rooms sleep 4, plus 1 child under 3.
You can read my review of Caribbean Beach here!
Deluxe Resort: Yacht Club
Disney's Yacht Club Resort is one of Walt Disney World's Deluxe Resorts. The Yacht Club allows you to be within walking distance of Epcot and Hollywood Studios, walking distance to the International Gateway Skyliner Station and the BoardWalk, and has boat transportation to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. If those transportation options don't blow your mind, just wait until you hear about the pool! Yacht Club and Beach Club both share Stormalong Bay, a mini-water park complete with water slide, sand bottom, and even a lazy river! Rooms here, depending on the type, sleep either 4 or 5 plus one child under 3.
Deluxe Villa Resort: Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Wilderness Lodge
Copper Creek Villas and Cabins are located at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort. The options for villa types here is what moves this resort to my #1 spot...it features studio, 1, 2, or 3 bedroom villas, as well as waterfront cabins! These aren't your typical "cabins" either, they feature 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, laundry room, living/dining room, fireplace, screened-in wrap around porch with built in hot tub, and sleep up to 8 people! Copper Creek also features boat transportation to the Magic Kingdom.
Honorable Mention: Art of Animation
Disney's Art of Animation Resort is a Value Resort. The resort features two different room types. The Little Mermaid section features your typical 2 Queen hotel room (sleeps 4 plus one child under 3), while the Lion King, Cars, and Finding Nemo sections feature Family Suites. Family Suites feature 2 bathrooms, 1 bedroom with Queen bed, 1 double size table bed, 1 double sleeper sofa, and a kitchenette. Family Suites sleep 6, plus one child under 3. Art of Animation shares a Skyliner station with Disney's Pop Century Resort. While I absolutely love this resort, it didn't make my top pick for a value resort because it frequently prices much higher than a "value" price.
Honorable Mention: Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a Deluxe Resort. It features an incredible pool and has boat access to Magic Kingdom. One of my favorite features of Wilderness Lodge is that everything is housed in 1 building, which is pretty rare for a Disney Resort hotel! Rooms here have a few different configurations but sleep 4, plus one child under 3. It's no secret that this is my all-time favorite resort (the lobby takes my breath away every time!) but it falls to an honorable mention on this list because it won't reopen until June 6th.
Ready to call one of these resorts home in 2021? Now is the perfect time to book your stay!