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Pros of Staying in Disney Villas

 The Disney villas are becoming a popular option for families to book, over the Disney resort standard rooms. If you’re not familiar with booking a Walt Disney World vacation though, it can easily be an overlooked option. The amenities offered in the Disney villas bring so much value to the families who stay in them. It becomes their preferred option after one stay in them.Disney Villas, Pros of Staying in Disney villas, Disney World Villas

The first step in planning your Walt Disney World vacation is deciding which resort is the best fit for your family. There are many considerations to think about, such as budget and location, but there are also many different room options available at each resort.

The villas are my family’s choice of room at WDW, but I polled readers to find out why so many tourists are attracted to the Disney villas.

Pros of staying in Disney villas

Spacious Layouts

This is the #1 reason why families book a Disney villa. The elbow room offered in a villa is far superior to a standard room. If you plan to bring extended family or childcare, you can book a multiple room villa. For example, a 2-bedroom vill at the Boardwalk Resort sleeps up to 9 people with a common area and kitchen. With multiple spaces to get ready and toilets, you won’t feel crowded.

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Full Kitchen Access

The Disney villas offer a kitchen table and a full kitchen with an oven, stovetop, dishwasher and refrigerator. You can even have your kitchen filled with ordered groceries prior to your arrival. Our family loves it for making a quick breakfast, keeping baby bottles clean and even storing leftovers from restaurants. If you aren’t a fan of Disney’s dining plan options, you might want the access to a full kitchen.

Washer and Dryer

I never come home from a Disney vacation with dirty clothes, now that we book villas. I throw a load in before heading to the parks. It’s perfect post-race during a Run Disney vacation or for my toddler, who goes through clothes like crazy. Pro tip: bring your own detergent pods from home!

Master Suite Amenities

Tired after a long day at the parks? The Master Suite of a villa is the perfect way to rejuvenate. All of the resorts have large garden soaking tubs and newer resorts, like the villas at the Grand Floridian, have rainforest shower heads. It’s the perfect way to relax!

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A Quiet Spot

Some of the resorts offer the villa rooms in a different building, separate from their main lobby. We experience this at the Villas at the Grand Floridian and  Bay Lake Towers at The Contemporary Resort. Outside your villa feels much more quiet and less busy than staying in a standard room. It becomes a quiet getaway spot for your family with far less foot traffic.


So how to do you book a villa at Walt Disney World?

There are several ways to book a villa for your next WDW vacation. You can pay out of pocket and pay with cash through Disney’s website or through travel agent.

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At Disney’s Boardwalk Villas


Another option is to rent Disney Vacation Club points, which can sometimes save you money. You don’t have to sign up for a DVC membership either. David’s Vacation Club Rentals is a favorite amongst friends who have rented DVC points. They come highly recommended.

If your Disney vacation just isn’t magical without Grandma and Grandpa, you might want to consider the option of booking a Disney villa. Families love the extra amenities that the villas offer and continue to book them, year after year, because of that.


Tuesday 1st of November 2016

These are all great reasons! I love to travel but sometimes a standard hotel room just isn't gonna cut it unless you want to eat out for every meal! Love a room with a full kitchen so you can save some money on the food!

Krystle Cook

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

This looks like a great way to do Disney! All of the different amenities that you have access to makes for a less expensive trip in the long run.

Robin Rue

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

I have never stayed in one of the villas but they look great. I will have to stay in one whenever we go back.


Saturday 29th of October 2016

These villas would definitely make a vacation less cramped and super enjoyable. We once stayed at the All Star Resort and loved it. There's something nice about being so close to the parks!


Saturday 29th of October 2016

I love having full kitchen access when I'm on vacation because it saves us a lot of money on eating out in restaurants. This way we bring our own groceries and plan our meals ahead.

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