There are a large number of hotel resort complexes on the Walt Disney World property. The non-themed hotels are owned by private, non-Disney hospitality companies such as Starwood (Westin and Sheraton), Holiday Inn, Best Western, and Hilton. The hotels can also be classified as value hotels, moderate hotels and deluxe hotels.
The themed Disneyworld hotels include resorts include the Disney's All-Star Movies Resort. It is one of 4 Disney Resorts in the "Value" category along with Disney's All-Star Sports Resort, Disney's All-Star Music Resort, and Disney's Pop Century Resort. As is characteristic with all Disney Value resorts, the property is decorated with giant Disney film icons such as the Fantasia Pool; a Mighty Ducks themed Duck Pond Pool; Herbie, the love Bug; puppies from "Disney's 101 Dalmatians" and some of the residents of Andy's Room from Disney's Toy story.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is a "deluxe" classed hotel resort in the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista. The resort is located very close to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and has an African theme that blends in seamlessly to the large preserve it is built on. The hotel is unique in that it affords guests the opportunity to watch wildlife graze outside their rooms within proximity, conveying the feeling of being in an actual African savannah.
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is a resort which is located in the Epcot area of Walt Disney World and is classified as a moderately priced resort. The resort started operating on October 1, 1988.The Caribbean Beach Resort is designed with a festive Caribbean theme in mind. Guests stay in one of the many small apartment buildings that encircle Barefoot Bay, a 40-acre lake. Buildings are grouped into one of six unique villages.
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is a themed camping resort which officially opened on November 19, 1971, just weeks after Walt Disney World Resort opened to the public. Fort Wilderness is designed with a rustic theme with tree-lined winding roads which loop around to the various regions. Part of the resort is filled with campsites, where visitors with tents or recreational vehicles can stay. The remainder of the lodging area is filled with cabins, which are designed to look like log cabins. The interior of the cabins is simple, designed to evoke the feeling of a simple forest lodge. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa along with Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Polynesian Resort, the Grand Floridian sits on the shores of the man-made Seven Seas Lagoon near the Magic Kingdom. The hotel occupies land that had been earmarked for an Asian-themed hotel during the initial development of Walt Disney World Resort. The spa offers hundreds of massages, therapies and treatments, all in the $100-$2,000 range. A one-day pass is free to hotel guests, US$12 to others.
Disney's Yacht Club Resort the acclaimed Yachtsman Steakhouse is located in the Yacht Club. The Yacht Club is slightly more formal than the Beach Club, but it is still very family-friendly.
Disney hotels offer other hotels as well such as the Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's BoardWalk Inn , Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Disney's Polynesian Resort, Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside , Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter and Disney's Wilderness Lodge.
Guests arriving at the Orlando International Airport check into their Disney resort at the airport using Disney's Magical Express program.. Guests board custom motor coaches, watch a video about the Walt Disney World Resort, and their luggage is later delivered directly to their rooms while guests are off enjoying their vacation.
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