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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.