The Least Expensive On-Site Hotels at Walt Disney World


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There are over 25 different on-site resorts at Walt Disney World which feature more than 30,000 individual rooms and villas.  These resorts range from full-service luxury resorts to budget friendly value resort that are most appealing to budget conscious travelers.

Each and every on-site resort hotel has incredible Disney theming to accompany a number of amenities like resort pools, complimentary WiFi and numerous food & beverage options. Hotel guests also have access to a number of Disney theme parks benefits like resort-wide transportation, advance Lightning Lane & dining reservations and extra theme parks hours (select resorts).  

Depending on the time of year, nightly hotel rates at the Disney resort hotels range approximately $125 a night for the “Value Resort Hotels” to over $1,000 a night for the “Deluxe Resort Hotels”.  We should note that Disney no longer charges for self parking but valet parking is available for $33.00 per day.  There are no “resort fees” charged when staying at a Disney Resort hotel.

In this article we are going to tell you about the least expensive on-site hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort

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The Least Expensive On-Site Hotels at Walt Disney World for 2024

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Disney’s All -Star Movies Resort first opened in 1999 and features 1,920 rooms.  The resort is extensively themed after a number of popular Disney movies and are grouped into five individual sections.  These sections include.

  • Fantasia
  • Toy Story
  • The Love Bug
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • The Mighty Ducks

Amenities include two Disney themed resort-style pools (Fantasia Pool and the Duck Pool) plus as a small kiddie pool, organized recreational activities & entertainment, a Disney themed children’s playground area and the Reel Fun Arcade.  Quick-service food & beverage options include the World Premiere Food Court and the Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar. 

Hotel rates for Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort vary during the time of year but typically range from less than $200 per night to more than $250 per night.

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Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Disney’s All -Star Music Resort first opened in 1994 and features 1,604 rooms.  The resort is extensively themed after a number of popular music genres and are grouped into five individual sections.  These sections include:

  • Country
  • Jazz
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Calypso
  • Broadway Show Tunes

Amenities include two Disney themed resort-style pools (the Calypso Pool and the Piano Pool) along with a kiddie pool, organized recreational activities & entertainment, a Disney themed children’s playground area and the Note’able Games Arcade.  Quick-service food & beverage options include the World Premiere Food Court and the Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar. 

Hotel rates for Disney’s All-Star Music Resort vary during the time of year but typically range from less than $200 per night to more than $250 per night.

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Disney’s All -Star Sports Resort first opened in 1994 and features 1,920 rooms.  The resort is extensively themed after a number of individual sports, grouped into five individual sections.  These sections include.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Surfing
  • Tennis

Amenities include two Disney themed resort-style pools (Surfboard Pool and the Grand Slam Pool) plus as a small kiddie pool, organized recreational activities & entertainment, a Disney themed children’s playground area and the Game Point Arcade.  Quick-service food & beverage options include the End Zone Food Court and the Grandstand Spirits Pool Bar. 

Hotel rates for Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort vary during the time of year but typically range from less than $200 per night to more than $250 per night.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort first opened in 1994 and features 1,920 rooms.  The resort is extensively themed after five individual decades of “Pop Culture”.  These include:

  • 1950’s
  • 1960’s
  • 1970’s
  • 1980’s
  • 1990’s

Amenities include two Disney themed resort-style pools (Hippy Dippy Pool Pool and the Bowling Pool), organized recreational activities & entertainment, a Disney themed children’s playground area and the Fast Forward Arcade.  Quick-service food & beverage options include the Everything POP Shopping & Dining and the Petals Pool Bar. 

One of the great features of staying at this hotel is that is has direct access to the Disney Skyliner which provides transportation to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Hotel rates for Disney’s Pop Century Resort vary during the time of year but typically range from less than $200 per night to more than $250 per night.

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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is our favorite “Value Resort.  This hotel first opened in 2012 and features 984 rooms along with 1,120 family suites.  The resort is extensively themed after four popular Disney animated movies.  These include:

  • Cars
  • The Lion King
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Little Mermaid

Amenities include two Disney themed resort-style pools (Big Blue Pool and the Cozy Cone Pool), organized recreational activities & entertainment, a Disney themed children’s playground area and the Pixel Play Arcade.  Quick-service food & beverage options include the Landscape of Flavors food court and the Drop Off Pool Bar. 

Similar to Pop Century, one of the benefits of staying at this hotel is that is has direct access to the Disney Skyliner which provides transportation to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Hotel rates for Disney’s Art of Animation Resort vary during the time of year but typically range from less than $200 per night to more than $500 per night for the family suites.

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Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Located within 750 acres of forest just minutes to the Magic Kingdom are the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.  This resort is the most unique and the least-expensive of any on-site Disney resort.  The main reason as that you will need to bring a tent (or RV) in which to sleep – no kidding!

 For a campsite, amenities are very extensive and include the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool with waterslide, the Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool, organized activities / entertainment, an archery experience, pony rides, wagon rides, fishing excursions, playgrounds and two individual arcades.  

Tent or Pop-Up Campsites range from less than $100.00 per night to more than $150.00 per night while full hook-up campsites, preferred and premium campsites are also offered. 

Guests not wishing to sleep outside can say at one of the resorts cabins starting at $400.00 per night but we wouldn’t exactly call that “affordable”.

Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1998 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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