If you ever wanted to stay at a Disney Resort, but you settled for something way less expensive off-property, then you just might be a Cheapskate Princess!
Choosing the right accommodations for your vacation can be simply overwhelming. Visitorlando.com provides the following numerical information:
- The greater Orlando area contains approximately 450 hotels and 115,200 hotel guest rooms.
- There are more than 26,000 vacation home rentals available.
- There are more than 20,000 vacation ownership units.
That’s a bunch of places! Have you looked into prices for the different levels of Disney rooms lately? Disney Resorts are classified in three categories, from the least expensive Value Resorts, Moderate Level Resorts resting in the middle, to the Deluxe Disney Resorts and Villas ready to test the limit on your Disney Visa.
Take a peak at these 2013 per night room prices, straight off the Disney World website, with no discounts, taxes, or fees added. Some of you might need to take a seat, and hold on to your Disney Princess Tiara…
Under $200 a Night
All Star Sports, Movies, & Music Resorts – $96.05
Pop Century Resort – $106.88
Art of Animation Resort $112.50
Caribbean Beach Resort – $182.25
Port Orleans Riverside, French Quarter -$182.25
Coronado Springs Resort – $187.88
Ready to take a step up into the price level that your average coupon-clipping, cheapskating family will not be able to swing without a significant discount? These prices made my wallet cry out in vicarious-vacationing pain.
Under $400 a Night
Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort – $313.88
Wilderness Lodge – $319.50
Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort – $325.13
Contemporary Resort – $371.25
Beach Club and Yacht Club Resort – $393.75
Are you sitting down? Perhaps you should be…
Under $500 a Night
Beach Club Villas -$405.00
Boardwalk Inn, Boardwalk Villas – $405.00
Animal Kingdom Villas, Kidani Village – $414.00
Animal Kingdom Villas, Jamba House – $414.00
Villas at Wilderness Lodge – $414.00
Polynesian Resort – $474.75
Under $600 a Night
Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa – $508.50
Old Key West Resort – $508.50
Grand Floridian Resort And Spa – $540.00
Under $900 a Night
Bay Lake Tower Resort – $816.75
Now Disney will run specials throughout the year for stays at their resorts. Typical savings are 15% to 20% at Value Resorts, 25% at Moderate Resorts, 20% to 30% at Deluxe Resorts, and 20% to 30% at Deluxe Villa Resorts, which does not include the 3-bedroom Villas.
These discounts will not apply to club level rooms, campsites, or to The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at the Art of Animation Resort. No group rates or other discounts will apply if you receive one of these discounts, and you will be required to make reservations ahead of time.
What is the Special Now?
If you book by March 31, 2013, you can receive the discount for travel most nights April 2nd through June 14, 2013
Simply call Disney World at (407) 939-1283 and speak with a vacation expert, use this link to the Disney World Website, or call your travel agent to help plan the perfect trip for your family.
Quick Money Saving Tip!
It’s important to note that the Disney World website will automatically charge you regular = full price unless you go through their special offers page (use this link for their special offers.) If you make your reservations at full price and special offers are announced, you can have Disney or your travel agent apply the special offer to your vacation. Be sure you tell them to apply the discount, because this will not happen automatically.
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Give Erin a call at 214-697-7732, or send an e-mail to erin @ destinationsinflorida.com.
Thanks for stopping by, and if you are booking a room over the $600 a night mark, let us know so we can vacation vicariously through you!
Disney’s Cheapskate Princess